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

Zack Widup w9sz.zack at gmail.com
Sun Dec 20 11:26:52 EST 2015

I have been, and am, on a couple of those on-line forums. I have always
preferred the e-mail format. It's simpler and faster to use. When I'm out
on the road, I occasionally have to use a landline connection for internet.
My gmail account is easy and fast to access via dial-up. The forum pages
often take 15 to 20 minutes to load via dial-up, if it even works.

I read my e-mail on the Gmail webmail page. I only actually download e-mail
to my computer every couple days. I use Thunderbird for that. I've never
been crazy about Outlook.

73, Zack W9SZ

On Sat, Dec 19, 2015 at 9:29 AM, Barry <w2up at comcast.net> 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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