Wed, 09 Feb 2000 15:50:22 +0000
I have a few requests:
1. Please do not post routine spots on the reflector...use Packet-
cluster which is much more timely and a better place for such posts.
2. If you are using Outlook Express, please turn off your html
generators...they add about 3X the bandwidth necessary and I have
to manually delete all the crap some Microsoft software nerd set
as the default condition. To turn it off, go to Outlook Express,
select Tools - Options - Send and then select "Plain Text" under
"Mail Sending Format". I moderate all posts on this reflector but
even those that are unmoderated on contesting.com are set to
automatically bounce all messages with html attachments.
3. Please post your XZ0A congratulatory messages to Milt N5IA
(email@example.com) and Robin WA6CDR (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly
and not the reflector. They are certainly due thanks from ALL of
us but please don't flood the reflector with 800 individual notes of
4. Please review the reflector guidelines below if you haven't done
so in awhile. If you post something and it doesn't appear, it is
probably because you are not following these guidelines! I try to
strictly follow them to maintain the high quality of information and
low noise we enjoy here.
5. Please remember to check the archives before posting a question
to make sure it has not been answered previously. I just checked
and the Y2K problem HAS been fixed at http://www.contesting.com/
(look under Archive Search at the left side of the page) but has NOT yet
been fixed at Eham Detective at http://www.eham.net/search/
This is sometimes a thankless job and I always run the risk
of upsetting some. Just remember that I'm trying to keep Topband
focused on really worthwhile information for all of us and not a lot of
garbage...please do your part to help me!
TU & 73, Bill W4ZV
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