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Re: [CQ-Contest] cheating with packet

To: "Dallas and Lucy" <ludal@dmv.com>, <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] cheating with packet
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 00:03:30 -0000
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Dallas your analogy is interesting but not a true one. If there is rampant 
violating of a speed limit rule usually they change the speed limit. Which 
is what should be done here. Eliminating the assisted category would be a 
gross injustice. I personally have never liked the word assisted. If guys 
are using packet/DX-Clusters then call the category a packet category. Make 
an incentive not to cheat. Instead of the annual brow-beating of this 
subject make it attractive for guys to admit they are using packet. I don't 
know what the incentive would be but it would at least have to be equal to 
the points the cheaters think they gain by using packet. The same, or 
similar, types of incentives could also be made to apply the power problem.
The various contest committees need to brainstorm solutions/incentives to 
stop cheating. The present system is not working and has not for several 
years so change the system. But whatever let's not eliminate categories.
Just my -2cents worth.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: Dallas and Lucy
To: cq-contest@contesting.com
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 13:26
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] cheating with packet

 That's like removing speed limits so you don't have to police the highways. 

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