[CQ-Contest] Contesters Help Needed

Pete Smith n4zr at contesting.com
Sat May 9 05:00:58 PDT 2009

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73, Pete N4ZR

At 02:10 AM 5/9/2009, Pete Smith wrote:
>As we work on adding content to the Contesting Compendium
>(http://wiki.contesting.com), we're experimenting with ways of using
>multi-media to improve communication.  For example, in our section on
>S&P Techniques, we have begun using excerpts from actual contest
>recordings to illustrate good techniques.  Take a look at
>(http://wiki.contesting.com/index.php/Search_%26_Pounce_Techniques  -
>note the underlining between what look like separate words, and the
>use of "%26" instead of an ampersand) to see an example.
>We'd like contesters' opinions on the use of this technique.  Is the
>recording clear enough?  If not, what is wrong with it?  Do you find
>it helps communicate the points we're trying to make, or is it an
>unnecessary complication?
>Speaking of communication, we'd also appreciate comment on the
>general use of language in articles like this one, because we aim to
>communicate with contesters whose first language is not English.  Is
>it too colloquial?  Would it be better to be more formal, and to try
>harder to simplify the style?
>You can either write directly to me (off the reflector, please) or
>make any comments on the "discussion" page that accompanies each page
>of the Compendium.  We want to get this right.
>73, Pete N4ZR
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