normal BUBO insisting on date and place for BW stilts

6 months 3 weeks ago #1377 by Elizabeth Watts
Elizabeth Watts created the topic: BUBO insisting on date and place for BW stilts
I just tried to enter black-winged stilts. As the record is sensitive, I intended to leave place blank, but give the date, which didn't give much away as I had visited three counties that day. However, I couldn't, as BUBO refused to accept it, saying that I had to give a place because black-winged stilt was a rarity.

Black winged stilt is not a rarity. It was removed from the BBRC list earlier this year, I had to mark the record as sensitive instead, which I was trying to avoid
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6 months 3 weeks ago #1379 by Andy Musgrove
Andy Musgrove replied the topic: BUBO insisting on date and place for BW stilts
Thanks Elizabeth - agreed we ought to have updated this, will quickly change for BW Stilt now.

Cheers

Andy
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6 months 1 week ago #1382 by Phil Bull
Phil Bull replied the topic: BUBO insisting on date and place for BW stilts
Hi
While we're on the subject, if submitting a sighting as sensitive, the location can be easily deduced by viewing a list sorted by location order. I've fallen into that trap myself. If you want to keep the location but not the date secret, you could maybe call the location "secret location" or similar.

Phil
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6 months 1 week ago #1383 by Mike Prince
Mike Prince replied the topic: BUBO insisting on date and place for BW stilts
Hi Phil

Where do you see this? I just checked someone's list with a sensitive species and the location, marked with asterisks, sorted at the end so didn't give a clue.
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6 months 5 days ago #1384 by Phil Bull
Phil Bull replied the topic: BUBO insisting on date and place for BW stilts
Hi Mike
It was a few years back so maybe it's changed. Or I might be mistaken.
In which case, humble apologies
Phil
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