I'd leave it as is. As discussed many times, there' will always be some
cheaters, and cherrypicking a category is cheating, however, getting
almost instant feedback on the scores is great. Delaying it a month or
longer, would render 3830 almost useless.
What should be changed is the contest deadlines. All scores should be
submitted immediately upon the end of the contest. In the event,
someone (a DXpedition) does not have Internet access, prior approval
should be required for an extension.
Bruce Horn wrote:
> At 10:24 AM 1/18/2008, Richard DiDonna NN3W wrote:
>> As has been joked about quite often, there is concern that 3830,
>> while being the de facto claimed scores board for most all major
>> (and minor contests), has unfortunately become a menu board for
>> entry category selection.
> Since I'm in the process of revising the 3830 score posting system,
> NN3W's post inspires a couple of questions:
> 1) If you had the ability to selectively delay the posting of your
> claimed score until after the log submission deadline, would you use
> this feature? In other words, you could fill out the form any time,
> but your posting would not be publicly available until after the log
> submission deadline if you clicked on the appropriate check box on the form.
> 2) Would the number of contesters using the 3830 system be less,
> more, or the same if this delayed posting functionality was available?
> Thanks for your input.
> 73 de Bruce, WA7BNM (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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