I believe you were trying to do what you thought was right, Scott. So
before you "duck", perhaps you should send a report to the WPX Contest
Administrators, and suggest that anyone else that observed that behavior do
the same. Just stick to the facts of who, what, when, etc. of what you
observed. Try not to draw conclusions or be personally judgmental, and your
report will get more respect. If they get enough reports, they will listen.
However, uncorroroborated accusations in a public forum (like a reflector),
using labels or loaded words like "cheat", will always give rise to
emotional responses... throwing stones or "calling names" often
backfires....that's human nature at work. We each have a right and a
responsibility to report allegations of rules infractions, but then....we
should allow the authorities to do their jobs. At least that's my opinion...
I could be wrong. Hang in there. 73, Jerry K3MGT
----- Original Message -----
From: Scott Robbins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>;
Sent: Monday, March 26, 2001 12:37 PM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] I can feel the heat! Fwoosh!
> Hi folks!
> Boy, have I ever been burnt to a crisp by the email
> I received in response to my suggestion that TO5T
> should be disqualified for not following the rules of
> the WPX SSB contest. I've received email saying
> everything from "prove it" to "keep your mouth shut"
> and "who cares, anyway". I did get one message from
> someone who observed the same behavior I did, though.
> The ethics of the SSB contesting community have spoken
> collectively, and the vast majority have said I should
> shut my mouth and why do I care anyway?
> I only care, 'cause I happen to like contesting.
> I've got the message! ....and I'll go back in my hole
> and start operating only CW again, where at least some
> ethical consideration is still in play (I hope).
> Scott Robbins, W4PA
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