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[CQ-Contest] Contesting and cheating

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Subject: [CQ-Contest] Contesting and cheating
From: "Kelly Taylor" <ve4xt@mts.net>
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2007 18:12:05 -0600
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It seems to me that some of the cures suggested for cheating are worse than 
the disease.

Contest software that self-destructs? Is this Mission Impossible? 
Clandestine receiving stations around the world? What, the cold war of 

Really. Some of this stuff is approaching the hyperbole and hysteria 
surrounding some of the great social engineering blunders in history: Reefer 
Madness, Prohibition, the Crusades. All in the name of what, making sure 
that 10,852nd position is awarded fairly?

Yes, logs at the top of meaningful distinctions (Top US, Top DX, Top Asia, 
etc.) probably could use some more scrutiny. But I have yet to see evidence 
that what we require is a total, authoritarian, Big Brother crackdown on 

All in the name of probably the least abused form of cheating there is.

73, kelly
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