[CQ-Contest] Contesting On Line - Used to be Rookie Roundup Scoring

W0MU Mike Fatchett w0mu at w0mu.com
Sun Feb 14 11:45:44 PST 2010

I missed the part where it says that contest sponsors must openly discuss
their plans with the entire world.  Once again if you don't like the rules
don't operate or send in a log.  Very very simple.

If I want to create a new contest and organization I need to consult with
you first?  Huh?  I might want to ask for public opinion, I might not.  

I don't believe anyone is experimenting with rookies.  They are
experimenting with a concept much like the Sprints or NA QP's etc.  I am all
for new things that will get younger people into contesting.  I would like
to see contesting survive another 20 to 50 years which at the current age of
our community might be difficult.

I think we can add the posts complaining about the 10 minute log rule to the
list of reasons why log deadlines need to be shortened greatly!

Are that many people massaging their logs?  Apparently more than I ever
imagined with all the guff this one particular point is getting.    


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-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Edward
Sent: Sunday, February 14, 2010 11:54 AM
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Subject: [CQ-Contest] Contesting On Line - Used to be Rookie Roundup Scoring

The problem with this statement:
"Nope - no nefarious or ulterior motives. Just an opportunity to create a
new contest for our newest contesters in a way that is more aligned with
their backgrounds while at the same time trying out new technology without
having a lot of competing infrastructure in an established contest"
Is that you are experimenting with rookies that don't know any better and
don't even know they are being experimented with.  Very "sketchy"
concept in my opinion.
Sounds to me like a "closed door" meeting was held somewhere and we are
"outing" the intent.  Next we will here that it was "so successful" that it
should be implemented across all contests.  
I don't know where the dialog happened that I missed stating that all of a
sudden the contest community is trying to revcuit internet gamers but lets
call a spade a spade.  This is what this is, pure and simple.  It is not a
"Novice Roundup" or a "rookie contest".  Its an attempt to change contesting
below the radar while no one is noticing.  
Guess what...we noticed.  Have the dialog, openly please.
Thank you!
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