TopBand: Re: QSO stealing/USA lids calling 5A2A on 160M
Thu, 04 Dec 1997 06:58:48 -0500 (EST)
The following was in a late survey response from G3***
and is so relevant to this topic that I wanted to share it:
If there is one censorship I would like it is to remind subscribers:
"Please do not use the reflector to post your personal complaints,
criticisms, gripes, etc. We have many overseas subscribers who do not
appreciate the bandwidth taken on non-informational topics"
As an overseas subscriber I value the experience, skills and humour of most
of the US subscribers. But I don't give a s**t about "West Coast dipoles"
or "W8's with deaf ears" If someone has a gripe and they are being
specific - e-mail it directly and keep it off the reflector! It really
ruins my day when the reflector digest is full of internal-to-USA mud
slinging. I have yet to see the 'overseas' stns join in - but leave it
long enough and they will.
I couldn't have said it better! Now back to real information
that will benefit all of us.
73, Bill W4ZV
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