[CQ-Contest] Throwing the Baby Out With the Bathwater

Mike Fatchett W0MU w0mu at w0mu.com
Wed Mar 16 20:43:38 PDT 2011

Harder was a bad choice of words.  It won't be hard for me at all as I 
probably won't make a single contact.  Sponsors chase participants away 
with overly restrictive rules that are really created for just a few.  
If you make things difficult people will chose other activities.  I know 
people that will not operate the WAE contests because of the QTC's.

While participation in general is good, the goal should be to get as 
many people to submit logs as possible so there can be a more thorough 
inspection and judging of the logs.

What does my height above sea level have to do with contesting?

On 3/16/2011 8:07 PM, Art R8TX wrote:
>   I   can   not  undrstand  how  on  earth  the  new  rules  "make  the
>   participation harder" for W7DNA or K0HB or you?
>   R8TX
>   Mike Fatchett W0MU wrote:
>   MFW>  By making it harder for people to participate....participation will be
> MFW>  low...........which is never a good thing.
> MFW>  On 3/16/2011 10:21 AM, Paul O'Kane wrote:
>>> On 16/03/2011 12:45, Pete Smith wrote:
>>>> I'm afraid that the Russian DX Contest organizers are doing something
>>>> else, Hans. Instead of focusing too heavily on "top contesters", they
>>>> seem obsessed with trying to prevent all cheating in their contest,
>>> It seems to me that trying to prevent cheating in
>>> contests is a reasonable thing for contest organisers
>>> to do.
>>>> They seemingly think that by rule-making they
>>>> can achieve cheater-proofing, a dubious concept all in itself.
>>> It looks like they are simply making it harder for
>>> cheaters to get away with cheating.  What is dubious
>>> about that concept?   IMHO inadequate or unenforced
>>> rules are a charter for cheaters.
>>> 73,
>>> Paul EI5DI
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