[CQ-Contest] CQWW results
w2up at mindspring.com
Sat Aug 6 11:16:12 EDT 2005
A simple solution is to publish results on the web 2 months after the
magazine has been published. Those that wish to subscribe will
continue to do so and I don't think a policy such as this will
significantly impact circulation.
On 6 Aug 2005 Kelly Taylor wrote:
> Hi Alan,
> The only fly in your ointment is that the contesters you suggest would
> quit the magazine already get the results and would have no reason to
> be pissed off.
> The challenge for CQ would be to differentiate between those who are
> truly disadvantaged in getting results and those who simply choose not
> to buy the magazine. Then, they'd have to safeguard against free
> distribution of results to isolated amateurs from disrupting their
> The corollary to your proposal, of course, is that once results are
> available freely, how many subscriptions and single-copy sales would
> CQ lose? And while it is true that no publication lives on circulation
> revenues, circulation is the only thing that interests advertisers.
> Even the ARRL only provides non-members with a pdf of the magazine
> results, not full results, so unless you make Top 10 or for some other
> reason get written into the article, you're out of luck unless you're
> an ARRL member.
> The Internet is a wonderful resource. A consequence of that is now
> everybody expects information to be free.
> My company doesn't work for free and I'm sure yours doesn't either.
> Why should CQ be expected to?
> 73, kelly
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Alan Zack" <k7acz at cox.net>
> To: "Lee Hiers" <lee at aa4ga.com>
> Cc: "CQ-Contest" <cq-contest at contesting.com>
> Sent: Friday, August 05, 2005 11:46 AM
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] CQWW results
> > All that I am asking is that CQ provide contest results to
> > contesters who
> > their contests on their CQ Contest website, PERIOD!
> > What if enough contesters got pissed off enough to quit renewing
> > their subscriptions? They would go out of business. What is the
> > problem of putting a .pdf or word doc listing of contesting
> > on the internet that was previously posted in the magazine?
> > Many DX'ers and especially those in 3rd world countries can't afford
> > a subscription, and even if they did subscribe chances are the
> > magazine
> > reach them anyway. Why shouldn't they be able to go to CQ's web
> > site to
> > their contest score? CQ's Bread and Butter is contesting. They
> > should
> > more support to their contests.
> > I subscribe, but I don't want to have to sort through a stack of old
> > to check out contest scores for various contests over the years.
> > ARRL/QST does a great job of posting contest scores on their
> > website. CQ
> > do the same.
> > Lee Hiers wrote:
> > > You really don't get it. You're still basically asking CQ
> > > to provide copyrighted material for all to see without
> > > paying.
> > >
> > > I personally dislike CQ magazine, most specifically for
> > > their apparent support of W5YI, whom I consider one of the
> > > worst amateurs ever licensed. Therefore, I no longer
> > > subscribe. The only issues I ever buy are those with
> > > specific contest results which I'm interested in studying.
> > > Under your plan of publishing the results for all to see,
> > > they'd never see a penny from me.
> > >
> > >
> > > 73 de Lee
> > >
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