Very well written and articulated.
Now let's see if the community of posters can live up to higher expectations
and raise the bar.
73 de Milt, N5IA
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Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2010 9:24 AM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Consider This Fellow Contesters
> Over the past few weeks in particular, there has been a significant
> increase in personal attacks and mudslinging on this channel. Someone
> pointed out recently that rather than celebrating the enormous
> at WRTC-2010, we spent more time complaining about the impact of packet
> spotting-related issues. It's no wonder that the majority of actual
> have avoided posting celebratory summaries of their experiences. Someone
> might chew them out for their airline selection between London and New
> or the fact that they used the Internet to catch up on email during the
> flight. Or, they might simply be thinking, "Why bother with this crowd?"
> is a huge loss for us all.
> I'd like to again ask for some balance. My broader concern has more to do
> with the perception about contesting that is created by the subtle (and
> sometimes not so subtle) bickering that takes place here. In many cases,
> not proud of the image we're creating for new or potential contesters.
> Frankly, we often spend more time bitching than contributing useful
> insight that
> benefits contesting at large.
> While Tom and I try our best to allow for an open forum, this is a
> moderated list. I'd simply like to ask, via this message, that you think
> before launching your next "nastygram." In an ideal world, the archived
> version of CQ-Contest should be great fodder for the advancement of
> and new contester recruitment. As it currently exists, we have a long way
> Think about it and thanks for reading.
> 73 John, K1AR
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