[CQ-Contest] Five day deadline (was new scores in standings)
kzerohb at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 15:33:28 EDT 2015
Tim, the organizers of the big-time contests tailor their rules to the needs
of the big-time contesters. Small-time guys are only important to fill
big-logs, and for a collection of money every few years to send the big-time
guys to WRTC.
73, de Hans, K0HB
"Just a boy and his radio"™
From: Tim Shoppa
Sent: Friday, October 09, 2015 6:48 PM
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Five day deadline (was new scores in standings)
> What could be the purpose of listing an invalid entry in the results?
Just my opinion: small-time stations who did not submit their score within
the aggressive 5-day limit, should be allowed to see their scores listed
(even in italics) along with the others. Having them see their score listed
is a big incentive to improve their score year over year, and the italics
will help remind them to submit their next log before the deadline.
Continual feedback of scores, even "scores that don't matter in the grand
scheme", is a good way to encourage self-improvement. I mean, ham radio
contesting doesn't matter in the grand big scheme, that doesn't mean we
don't enjoy contesting!
A score listed in italics is a good visual reminder to submit the log on
time next year.
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