On Oct 13, 2006, at 1:31 PM, CW Sanders wrote:
> And although PaQP now accepts entries by email they require that a
> summary sheet be sent by regular mail regardless of how you submit
> logs! What's up with that? Failure to do so will result in entry being
> classified a check log.
Here is the reason:
Last year, we only required in-state logs to submit hardcopy
summary, and the result was that almost 40 percent of our logs came
in without a summary at all. Since we generate the preliminary scores
from the summary sheet, that meant that those logs had to be checked
before the preliminary results were published, and put us *way*
When the preliminaries are late, the section awards and other awards
are held up. The plaques can't be ordered. There is a ripple effect
the whole way along the post contest process.
I had a choice of DQing that huge amount of logs, or reverse
checking them to make a summary and trying to straighten things up
for the next year.
When trying to figure out just why that happened, I think perhaps
that emailing a log is almost too easy, and maybe some people just
didn't give as much thought to the process as they might have otherwise.
At any rate, we are trying to get a handle on the process. I want
things to happen on time, not 2 months late.
- 73 de Mike KB3EIA -
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