Maarten van Rossum
pd2r.maarten at gmail.com
Tue Dec 8 13:31:06 EST 2015
Where are the "like" buttons for Mats' and
Tonno's posts? Oh wait, this isn't Facebook.
Well said gents.
73, Maarten PD2R
Op dinsdag 8 december 2015 heeft Mats Strandberg <sm6lrr at gmail.com> het
> 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)
> > There we are. Another witch hunt launched and people calling someone
> > cheater
> > 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
> > submit
> > 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
> > absolutely nowhere is it required to use ALL the means allowed in the
> > to maximize the score (maximum number of ops, transmitters, assistance,
> > etc).
> > 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
> > be
> > 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
> > another competitor entering his category he is free to submit to 3830
> > deadline and send in his log at the last moment. No one is in worse
> > position
> > than anyone else.
> > Everybody in this contest competes potentially with EVERYONE who follows
> > the
> > rules of his category. Period.
> > Can we move on now?
> > 73
> > ES5TV
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