> Contesting by its very nature is completive. After each competition the
> contesters need a place to vent, make suggestions for improvement, and
> exchange ideas, whether they be good or bad. This mailing list has
> traditionally been the place for the serious, and not so serious, contesters
> to let off steam.
It depends how you define "traditionally". In the past ten years CQ-Contest has
become very divisive and negative. If you go back to the early years
(1991-1996), it was an inviting place for contesters to help each other,
encourage newcomers, and trade war stories. Now a lot of that helpfulness has
moved to other reflectors, such as 3830, TowerTalk, and Topband. Many, many
contesters don't even read CQ-Contest anymore because of what it has become.
> I for one do not want to see this mailing list 'sterilized'. There were
> plenty of positive and negative postings about WRTC but for some reason you
> only want to dwell on the negative.
> This mailing list,(ohhh how I hate this term), is very Fair and Balanced and
> IMHO should be left alone.
If that's what you want, then considering starting a new mailing list, like
> After a thread has run its course, positive or
> negative, we move on to the next one which some guys will like and others
But we don't move on. The same themes repeat periodically, including the
"599" thread, and last week's packet-bashing thread.
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