[CQ-Contest] Is it time for a new cq-contest forum format?

Tom Osborne w7why at frontier.com
Sat Dec 19 13:52:47 EST 2015

Hi Barry

Wouldn't real-time posting be an invitation to spam, etc?  I know it 
doesn't happen on 3830 but that is not a reflector where conversations 
go on. like on this one.  Mostly just score reporting.  Sometimes we 
really need a moderator. 73


On 12/19/2015 7:29 AM, Barry wrote:
> Sorry to interrupt the "please copy" discussion, but...
> I wonder what everyone thinks about transitioning this 1980s-style 
> email list over to a modern web-based forum format such as vBulletin?
> Advantages:
> -Real-time posting, so that someone's question doesn't get 15 almost 
> identical replies caused by the multi-hour delay from the time a post 
> is made until it is approved for distribution
> -An easier way to follow a topic, seeing all previous, relevant posts 
> on the topic in a logical sequence
> -An easier way to follow a topic, as each subject is in its own thread
> -Easy access to archives and search
> -Ability to easily skip threads/posts that don't interest you.
> With all the tech-savvy people that participate here, I'm surprised 
> this hasn't been addressed before, or has it?  The 3830scores web site 
> was a great improvement over the earlier 3830 list.  Why not the same 
> for cq-contest - your thoughts?
> Barry W2UP

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