I have an idea ... Let's stop contesting altogether, save the airwaves from pointless communication, setting aside good operating practice; and instead have conversations, and stop chasing awards. If you have nice conversation with someone, send them your QSL card. If an SWL sends you an email or snailmail, send them your QSL card. If you make 10 gazillion contacts, say nothing, and learn nothing ... don't rant or rave or whine. And QSL management only exists because people are chasing these pointless contacts. The guise of testing for emergency traffic .... sorry I don't buy it. I mean there are now clubs who exist for the sole purpose of winning contests, and don't even have ARES members. It's now a rationale, not a reason. No contesting and this thread wouldn't exist. Ha! .... Now there's a REAL rant!