[CQ-Contest] Fw: [DX-CHAT] Clublog/Leaderboiard run AMOK??

Kostas Stamatis sv1dpi at otenet.gr
Mon Oct 24 07:45:36 PDT 2011

Do you still believe that the cheaters are minority in our world?

73 Kostas sv1dpi........

 As I said to a DX newsletter editor when this news broke the other day:

Un - flippin' - believable.

And "flippin" isn't exactly the precise wording I had in mind, but this is a family reflector.

There is a certain mentality running around our ranks these days of "win at any and all costs", combined with the pseudo-legalese of "if it's not expressly and specifically prohibited, it  is by default allowed."  This, sadly, is an extension of that line of thought.

That induhviduals would stoop so low as to take unethical (IMHO) and unsportsmanlike (IMHO) steps like these, merely to put themselves at the alleged top of the heap?  Belittles them, and if we allow it, belittles us all.

There is no excuse for this type of behavior, and if those who are doing it are caught, there should be sanctions.  But they won't be caught, and even if they were, somehow the sanctions never do hold up.


On 10/23/11, Gary K9GS<garyk9gs at wi.rr.com> wrote:


SB DX @ WW< KB8NW $OPDX.1033
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1033

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1033
BID: $OPDX.1033
October 24, 2011
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)

* LEADERBOARD SCORING AT T32C: Michael/G7VJR and Marios/5B4WN from the
"Club Log" web page<http://www.clublog.org> report the following:
"During the T32C expedition, a large number of stations have succeeded
in working the maximum number of slots possible, or share the same number
of slots as a large number of other stations. Using the 'first past the
post' scoring system, those who worked these slots first are ranked
highest. Duplicates count negatively.
This scoring system has been manipulated by a small number of stations
operating illegally. They have determined that by using someone else's
callsign and working T32C, they can create duplicates and force that
callsign down the leaderboard.
Ranking changes -- In response to this problem, the scoring system for
the T32C is changing to a ranking that does not penalize duplicate QSOs.
This removes the loophole that is being exploited. This change will be
made live on 19th October, with the agreement of the T32C expedition
team, to improve the fairness of the scoring."


I really thing this whole ClubLog/leaderboard thing has gotten out of hand.
People are actually CHEATING to improve their scores....amazing.




Gary K9GS

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