[CQ-Contest] Consider This Fellow Contesters

Joe nss at mwt.net
Thu Jul 22 10:17:44 PDT 2010

I agree John,

One real easy rule of thumb that seems to work well on lists like these. 
is simple.

Before hitting send think to yourself,

Would I say this  directly to the face of the person if they were 
standing 2 feet away from me and say it to them directly.

If you wouldn't do that,,, then don't do it here either.


The Original Rolling Ball Clock
Idle Tyme

On 7/22/2010 11:24 AM, K1AR at aol.com wrote:
> All,
> Over the past few  weeks in particular, there has been a significant
> increase in personal attacks  and mudslinging on this channel. Someone aptly
> pointed out recently that rather  than celebrating the enormous accomplishments
> at WRTC-2010, we spent more  time complaining about the impact of packet
> spotting-related issues. It's no  wonder that the majority of actual competitors
> have  avoided posting celebratory summaries of their experiences. Someone
> might  chew them out for their airline selection between London and New  York
> or the fact that they used the Internet to catch up  on email during the
> flight. Or, they might simply be thinking, "Why bother with  this crowd?" That
> is a huge loss for us all.
> I'd like to again ask  for some balance. My broader concern has more to do
> with the perception about  contesting that is created by the subtle (and
> sometimes not so subtle) bickering  that takes place here. In many cases, I'm
> not proud of the image we're creating  for new or potential contesters.
> Frankly, we often spend more time bitching than  contributing useful insight that
> benefits contesting at  large.
> While Tom and I try  our best to allow for an open forum, this is a
> moderated list. I'd simply like  to ask, via this message, that you think twice
> before launching your next  "nastygram." In an ideal world, the archived
> version of CQ-Contest should be  great fodder for the advancement of contesting
> and new contester recruitment. As  it currently exists, we have a long way to
> go.
> Think about it and  thanks for reading.
> 73 John,  K1AR
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