[CQ-Contest] PU2FAN, etc

Dick-w0raa w0raa at comcast.net
Thu Feb 26 20:26:48 PST 2009

Let a sleeping dog lie.  The kid apologized.  It's over.  Let's get on with 
our lives.  Is this going to go on and on for the next 2-3 months?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Rhodes" <k0xu at longlines.com>
To: "John Warren" <nt5c at texas.net>; "Contest Contest" 
<cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2009 4:59 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] PU2FAN, etc

> Maybe the proper message should be that the rules don't matter? Is
> that the bigger picture? And Dave was supposed to know the entire
> situation before he posted the list. Get real, the kid unknowingly
> broke the rules. He has been instructed as to the rules and
> presumably will now obey them. If nothing had been said would he have
> learned anything? Even as a teenager (many a long moon ago) I would
> rather have learned from a mistake than to continue to look like a lid.
> At 08:56 PM 2/25/2009, John Warren wrote:
>>David K1TTT wrote :
>> > My way the peer feedback is direct and timely.  Hopefully he learned
>> > a good
>> > lesson and will be back in the next contest, sans packet.
>>Hmmmm.   I think that attitude is very hard toward this young fellow
>>David.  I'm a serious DXer and not a contest entrant, but if you had
>>highlighted me in that way, I would have told you where to stuff your
>>contest, and it would be years - if ever - before I competed again.
>>It would have been magnanimous (and "contest-promoting") for an
>>experienced guy like you to offer an apology, or at least an
>>explanation,  to this young Brazilian.  There's a bigger picture to
>>think about.
>>73,  John,  NT5C.
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> Jim Rhodes K0XU
> jim at rhodesend.net
> Experience is the thing you have left when everything else is gone.
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