Joe -- While I appreciate (but don't necessarily understand) your position, but
am compelled to ask the following question:
If a contest sponsor decides to make all logs submitted for their contests
available to the public, will you not participate in their contests? Will you
participate but not submit a log?
It seems to me that the owner of the contest owns the logs and other items
(soapbox comments, photos, etc.) submitted to them.
---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 12:04:52 -0500
>From: "Joe Subich, W4TV" <email@example.com>
>Subject: RE: [CQ-Contest] Calling The Kettle Black - A Call to Action
>To: "'Eric Rosenberg - W3DQ'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,<email@example.com>
>> To that end, a proposed call to action.
>> Contest clubs worldwide write to the two largest contest
>> sponsors, the ARRL and CQ Magazine, along with each and
>> every member of the ARRL's Contest Advisory Committee and
>> the CQWW Committee requesting that all logs submitted for
>> their respective contests be made publicly available within
>> a specified period of time (30 days? after the log
>> submission deadline.
>Not on your life! My log is my log - I make it available to the contest
>sponsor for checking as a condition of entry but it is NOT public and should
>never be made public. There is no reason for it to be made public.
>The contest sponsor/contest committee has every right to check it for accuracy
>and operation according to the rules but there is no need for them to open MY
>LOG to public inspection. In fact, as the ARRL DXCC rules are currently
>written, making that log public could subject me to disqualification from
>There are other approaches that the contest committees can and should take but
>those are a matter for their internal policies.
> ... Joe, W4TV
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