[CQ-Contest] Online Scoreboards
kzerohb at gmail.com
Thu Nov 22 12:24:43 EST 2018
Why limit the audience? Other sports broadcast their contests live.
73, de Hans, K0HB
On Thu, Nov 22, 2018 at 10:13 MARK BAILEY <kd4d at comcast.net> wrote:
> Hi Juan:
> I strongly disagree. I believe that Radiosport should retain Single
> Operator categories where the game is not played on the air and not on
> partially on the internet. Requiring an internet connection is not is not
> in that spirit - neither is having access to scoring information from other
> stations that does not come over the radio.
> When operating in Single Operator categories, I don't have internet
> connections active. The computer logging networks I use are not connected
> to the internet at all, ever (this eliminates problems with updates and
> anti-virus false positives). When using spots for multi-ops (or WAE), I
> use a separate computer to connect to the internet on a different network
> for spotting.
> The good news (!) is that there is room for Single Operator categories
> without any interference with the "connected" Assisted and Multi-operator
> categories. When you work me in a contest, you aren't usually even aware
> of whether I'm Single Operator or not (Sweepstakes being the exception due
> to the precedence).
> BTW, the WRTC competition did connect the competitors to an on-line
> scoreboard, but competitors had no access to the information. The WRTC
> organizers provided the connection and carefully controlled it. The
> competitors were prohibited by the rules from looking at the scoreboard (or
> having any other internet information). Cell phones were taken for the
> contest period!
> Mark, KD4D
> First, during WRTC, the competitors did not have access to the on-line
> scoreboard information during the contest.
> > On November 21, 2018 at 5:56 PM Juan Hidalgo EA8RM <ea8cac at gmail.com>
> > Totally agree with Steve. That’s happened specially during WRTC
> qualification contest.
> > It is time to include in the rules “the station must publish score
> during the contest” so less hopping categories after the contest.
> > Today it is no problem to connect internet from anywhere in the world
> like 20 years ago, it is time to do some more changes.
> > Regards.
> > 73 de EA8RM / EF8R
> > EF8U Manager
> > Enviado desde mi iPhone
> > > El 20 nov 2018, a las 20:49, Steve London <n2icarrl at gmail.com>
> > >
> > > The problem with the online scoreboard chase is that it not balanced.
> After encouraging folks to post their scores, I can choose to not post my
> score. Thus, I have real-time knowledge about the competition that they
> don't have about me. This is not true in any other sport.
> > >
> > > 73,
> > > Steve, N2IC
> > >
> > >> On 11/20/2018 11:50 AM, Bill via CQ-Contest wrote:
> > >> With contest final results taking so long to come out,
> > >> and 3830scores.com have become the defacto contest results for me.
> The online
> > >> chase is great - many thanks to Victor VA2WA and Randy K5ZD!
> > >> 73, Bill KO7SS in Arizona
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73, de Hans, K0HB
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