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Save the Leadbeater's possum

All Victorians should be made aware of the destruction that is taking place just north of Melbourne that is seriously jeopardising the survival of the critically endangered Leadbeater’s Possum. Estimated numbers are at approximately 1500. But the clearfelling activities of VicForests in recent years probably means that that number needs updating.
WE SHOULD BE PROTECTING THOSE FORESTS FOR THE SAKE OF ALL OUR INDIGENOUS FAUNA AND FLORA.

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Dark images

I’ve noticed that a lot of my images posted on RB appear to be darker than they are in original JPEG or PNG. It is confirming when one compares the same image on one of my other sites. They are the images with black, or dark, backgrounds anyway. But the uploaded versions still looks darker. I’m at a loss to explain this. One image I brightened it several times but it still looked too dark on RB. I seek enlightenment from fellow Photoshoppers.
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Leadbeater's Possum

The existence of Victoria’s iconic faunal emblem, the Leadbeater’s Possum, is under threat by a voracious logging campaign in its diminished habitat. Just north of Melbourne, Australia, the Central Highlands are being clearfelled, round-the-clock. Which is, outrageously, driving the already threatened with extinction the Leadbeater’s Possum. Estimates from a few years ago put the population at under 1500. We’ve had fires. Now it’s logging that is removing large areas of Mountain Ash forest that is the vital habitat of the possum. What can you do about it? Be careful what sort of printer paper you purchase. Here are some tips for buying ethical printer paper
Victorians, if you are concerned about this important issue, should write to their local state p…

Proofreading - dinosaur or "not dead yet"?

Proofreading – a dinosaur from the pre-digital print days? Or is it still practised in these post-spellcheck tech-savvy times?
Or does anybody still earn a penny or two proofreading?
I ask these questions just out of curiosity having worked for a major metropolitan newspaper for a decade or two until being shown the door. Voluntary redundancy just for the record.
Writers must, I imagine, still require a second pair of eyes just to pick up any mistakes that even the most adept wordsmith might have made. There are failings with spellcheckers when dealing with the many spelling variations of words in the English language, for example.
Although proofreading didn’t just deal with spelling errors, or typos as they were called, there were grammatical gaffs, factual faults, punctuat…

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