sm6lrr at gmail.com
Tue Dec 8 09:12:52 EST 2015
Tonno has some very valid points.
Let us follow the rules and all will be fine.
It is no worse to choose a category beforehand than to choose it when
submitting a log. I was considering trying to attack the Zone 26 All Time
SOABHP Unassisted record (XU7AAV) but realized before the contest even
started that this was not realistic with SFI around 100.
The second best choice was to aim for the Assisted record (E21EIC). I doubt
if my claimed score will survive log-checking against that one, but at
least I keep my fingers crossed. If not, then I'd better prepare myself
more next time.
Did that cunning planning of mine make me a cheater? In my honest opinion,
I do not think so...
Nobody requires a MM station to operate 6 bands continuously during 48
hours, and CR3L can decide themselves which of the two categories they wish
to submit their log into.
Those who feel that CR3L did something wrong - either try to make CQWW CC
change the rules which requires every one to fix category beforehand - or
try to beat CR3L next year in MM, M2 or M/S, or any category they will
participate in. It is all part of the game to be a little cunning in
contesting, as long as we play by the rules. Wrestlers eat 3 kilo of beef
or sit in the sauna for hours before they show their weight and qualify for
a certain weight class.
73 de Mats XV2D (also RM2D & SM6LRR)
2015-12-08 15:03 GMT+03:00 Tonno Vahk <tonno.vahk at gmail.com>:
> There we are. Another witch hunt launched and people calling someone
> or unethical for no reason whatsoever.
> There is absolutely nothing unethical about doing a contest and then
> deciding based on the actual result and competition which category to
> the result to as long as the rules are followed.
> That is fully expected from a normal and rational participant given the
> motivation is to make new records and/or gain high places. Absolutely
> nowhere is it required to decide category before the end of the contest and
> absolutely nowhere is it required to use ALL the means allowed in the rules
> to maximize the score (maximum number of ops, transmitters, assistance,
> ZD8W guys were running MM with 3 ops and 3 rigs! How unethical is that!?
> Could someone please DQ this bunch of crooks!? Maybe they decided their
> category after the contest and now made new ZD8 MM record?? Horrible!
> CR3L seeing that they are competitive in MM having severely limited
> themselves during the contest should by all means submit as MM and should
> praised for doing so well. Requiring anyone to submit to a category that
> gives worse ranking position or gives up a chance to make a new record is
> simply silly and against the very basic logic of the contest.
> And yes, submitted categories are public. If someone is paranoid and fears
> another competitor entering his category he is free to submit to 3830 after
> deadline and send in his log at the last moment. No one is in worse
> than anyone else.
> Everybody in this contest competes potentially with EVERYONE who follows
> rules of his category. Period.
> Can we move on now?
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