[CQ-Contest] The Grand Solution
Jorge Diez - CX6VM
cx6vm.jorge at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 16:36:06 EDT 2012
why we should stop doing contests because of liars?
The contests have rules, participants must respect and organizers must enforce the rules
If the signal we get is that it's easy to cheat, more and more people going to cheat.
If the signal is to bring down the full weight of regulation and severely admonish liars, things will get better
we do not need more rules, we need to enforce current rules
De: CQ-Contest [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] En nombre de Radio K0HB
Enviado el: lunes, 17 de septiembre de 2012 16:43
Asunto: [CQ-Contest] The Grand Solution
Some here have proposed that we could solve the �problems� in contesting by a variety of means, including video recordings, audio recordings, 1-hour log deadlines, elimination of traditional single-op categories, not changing clothes during marathons, and perhaps some other well-reasoned solutions that have escaped my notice.
I�ve given all these proposals their due consideration, and during those considerations I had one of those epiphany moments which occur quite frequently for me lately, most commonly after consuming an excess of BY or XE-flavored food.
�The Solution� formed in my mind as I considered the brilliant proposal of a fellow from south of here who posits that single operators who cheat by taking unclaimed assistance can be made righteous by simply declaring that all single operators are assisted, whether they are or not. Consider the awesome power of that proposal. We eliminate the sinner by eliminating the sin! (Note to self: Check out that internet site offering low cost divinity licenses, and surplus army tents suitable for revival meetings.)
�Eliminate the Sin� --- that starkly simple thought is the kernel of the Grand Solution which will forever rid our beloved sport of the problem of cheaters.
Problem: Single ops cheat by taking unclaimed assistance?
Solution: Eliminate the Sin. Put all single ops in the Single Op Assisted category.
Problem: Single Op Assisted QRPers and LP guys cheat by running HP transmitters?
Solution: Eliminate the Sin. Put them all in the Single Op Assisted HP category.
Problem: Single Op Assisted HP operators cheat by running �southern Europe kilowatts�?
Solution: Eliminate the Sin. Put them all in the Single Op Assisted Unlimited Power category.
Problem: Single Op Assisted Unlimited Power guys cheat by having a friend sit in the chair while they take a much needed nap.
Solution: Eliminate the Sin. No more Single Ops. Put them all in the Assisted Unlimited Power Multi-Op Single Transmitter category.
Problem: Assisted Unlimited Power Multi-Op Single Transmitter stations cheat by running 2 transmitters.
Solution: Eliminate the Sin. No more M/S category. Put those righteous people in the Assisted Unlimited Power Multi-Op Two Transmitter category
Problem: Assisted Unlimited Power Multi-Op Two Transmitter stations are found cheating by having more than 2 active transmitters.
Solution: Eliminate the Sin. No more M/2 category. Put those transgressors in the Assisted Unlimited Power Unlimited Transmitter category
Problem: Assisted Unlimited Power Unlimited Transmitter persist in the practice of �scrubbing� their logs before submitting.
Solution: Eliminate the Sin. No more logs. Just send in your score.
Problem: Somebody notices that we now have only one entry category.
Solution: Eliminate the Sin. Establish a new Single Operator category. No transmitters allowed to eliminate the possibility of cheating.
73, de Hans, K0HB
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