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Re: [CQ-Contest] Who is to blame?

To: Tree <tree@kkn.net>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Who is to blame?
From: Joe <nss@mwt.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 15:31:21 -0500
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Hi Tree I agree with everything you have said,

and Like you i have been contesting for what seems to be forever,  
myself since 1975,  and I don't know,  i just never even thought of 
cheating ever.

Yes I'lll speed in my car,, but unless i'm in a race, it doesn't take 
anything away from the others not cheating.

How to cure this problem,  I have no clue.  I wish there was a simple 
fix.  But,


Tree wrote:

>Interesting discussion and good points all around.  AB7E nailed down 
>something that was bugging me in all of this:
>>Why is there WAY more indignation being heaped upon the contest committee 
>>than on the identified cheaters? 
>Bingo.  The conetest committee didn't create the problem that is trying 
>to be fixed here.
>For all of those of you who play by the rules and feel like this new 
>concept is an invasion of your privacy - I would say that this rule is 
>not intended to be used to inspect you.  If you are playing by the rules 
>- there is probably no strong evidence to suggest you aren't and therefore 
>you would never be the target of an inspection.  I am sure any inspections
>need to go through some sanity check to make sure the resources required
>to actually do one are well spent.
>This rule is intended for people who are likely not playing by the rules,
>but we have no other way to prove it other than monitoring them (in a 
>similar manner as WRTC).  This concept is brand new and probably far from
>perfect, but it's a step.
>Probably the biggest impact of the rule will be some sort of deterrent.  
>Certainly this isn't an easy tool to use - but perhaps there will be
>fewer people operating contrary to the rules with it around.  The cops 
>don't catch all the speeders out there - but a lot less people are speeding 
>because they know they might be caught.
>So - my comment to those who are not cheating - I would hope you see this
>as an attempt to make sure you are not being beat by someone who has their
>own interpretation of what is right and wrong.
>73 Tree N6TR
>"These are my own personal views and do not necessarily represent the views of
>any of the contest organizations I am a member of - including the CQ WW Contest
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