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Re: [CQ-Contest] When is a deadline a deadline ?

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] When is a deadline a deadline ?
From: Michael Coslo <mjc5@psu.edu>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 16:36:37 -0500
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On Jan 21, 2009, at 11:24 AM, Steve London wrote:

> We have discussed, ad nauseum, compressing the log submission  
> deadlines in
> some contests. Let's not stray into that topic (again !).
> However, we should consider the other extreme. For CQWW, for  
> example, we
> have adequate log submission deadlines - December 1 (SSB) and  
> January 15
> (CW). Contest sponsors have traditionally allowed some leniency for  
> special
> (and not-so-special) situations. So, when is a deadline a deadline ?  
> At what
> point should a log simply be rejected by the contest sponsor due to
> lateness, assuming there is are no special circumstances accounting  
> for the
> delay ?

I tend to be fairly lenient. Logs do get lost in both email and snail  
mail, usually a couple every year. I'm not there to find excuses to  
disqualify people. I just need a person to let me know, a reasonable  
excuse, and I'll accept the late log.

There are limits however, and I have found that those who are  
habitually late often do not appreciate the favor.

-73 de Mike N3LI -

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