At 10:51 PM 6/11/97 -0400,Randy wrote about what Ray wrote:
>On Wednesday, June 11, 1997 12:19 PM, Ray Rocker [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>> > It's the second time this kind of disagrement happened. I had a
>> > look on http://www.arrl.org/contests/results/97/idxcw-claimed.html
>> > which is the page for ARRL DX CW '97 claimed scores and surprise ...
>> > no F6FGZ entry. I saw also some other callsigns missing !
>> > BE SURE YOUR LOG HAS BEEN PROCESSED !!
>> Let me guess: you e-mailed your log to email@example.com.
>> firstname.lastname@example.org has been USELESS to me as a log submission route.
>> Time and time again, logs I have e-mailed there have disappeared
>> into the void. (And no, they did not bounce.)
>> The last straw was CW SS, when my first ever 1000 QSO result failed
>> to show up in the results.
>As one who has criticized the ARRL's contest administration more than once,
>in this case I have to support them. I have had excellent luck with e-mail
>submissions and have received an e-mail confirmation for each one. There
>are lots of bad things that can happen when e-mailing large files around.
>- If you don't get a confirmation, send the entry again (or at least follow
>up asking if they received it).
>- Check the high claimed scores. Of course we haven't had high claimed
>scores for the past 5 years or so, but it appears that they may have
>returned. If your log isn't there, react quickly. Often the time between
>the high claims and the final results is very short.
I have to echo what Randy says. Billy has done a good job making sure that
e-mail received is acknowledged. With the departure of Warren and the
turmoil that appears to have followed it would be understandable that a few
fall through the cracks. In retrospect I have had better luck with e-mail
than USPS. Let's not beat up people doing a difficult job. I have seen the
pile of paper and disks that descend on Newington and am amazed at the
consistant quality of the end product.
73 Gary K7FR
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