Very well said, John.
People seriously need to grow up a little bit.
Reading CQ contest makes me not even care about contesting anymore... And
that's coming from the kid being called " the future of contesting".
The bitching is simply ridiculous.
Let's fix our image. We are all in this together.
-Calvin Darula, K0DXC
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On Jul 22, 2010, at 11:24 AM, K1AR@aol.com wrote:
> Over the past few weeks in particular, there has been a significant
> increase in personal attacks and mudslinging on this channel. Someone aptly
> 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 York
> 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, I'm
> not proud of the image we're creating for new or potential contesters.
> Frankly, we often spend more time bitching than contributing useful insight
> 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 to
> Think about it and thanks for reading.
> 73 John, K1AR
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