> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Kelly Taylor
> Sent: December 17, 2007 00:12
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Contesting and cheating
> 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 contesting?
> 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 everybody.
So it's OK to cheat in the bottom or middle of the pack but not OK to cheat
to win? Sorry, that just seems a little condescending to those of us who
provide those much-needed points to the winners. I will most likely never
win a major contest but I should have the same expectation of fairness that
my position is accurate as anyone else in the contest.
73 -- Paul VO1HE
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