Over the past few months I have seen more and more postings on amateur related websites from real losers and nut cases. I have also seen an increase in scamming, rip offs, etc., this is really alarming as to where this "hobby" is progressing, or more appropriately, digressing. Case in point, two (2) examples taken from another website: A real winner for you (as posted): GO1LFP PROFILE from QRZ.COM web site GO1LFP () Lookups: 43 Lee F Potts Morristown,TN USA Email: email@example.com Member Name: Lee F. Potts / Go1LFP@aol.com Location: Philadelphia, PA / Morristown,TN Marital Status: GWM, 42,150#, Br/hazel, no beard Hobbies: HAM RADIO,APRS,HF,VHF,SSTV,no tats, just my jeans, a T-shirt & my favorite Timberlands Computers: Newly displaced Yankee living in Morristown (I-81 & I-40) Occupation: looking for bright truck guys, trades guys & other down to Personal Quote: earth types for friendship and more. Leave email now AT GO1LFP@AOL.COM Here's yet another posting: THIS IS A FOLLOW-UP ANNOUNCEMENT TO KO6BBs PREVIOUS POST ON THE PERSON OWNING THE ABOVE E-MAIL ADDRESS MAKING BOGUS OFFERS ON OUR LISTINGS. THIS HAS HAPPENED TO SEVERAL HAMS; AFTER DOING RESEARCH, THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS BELONGS TO FELLOW OPERATOR, MERL MONCER, N4BFT, IN PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA; IN DOING HIS MISCHIEF, HE HAS COST ME AND OTHERS POTENTAL "LEGITIMATE" SALES AND QTH.COM REVENUE. IF YOU RECEIVE ANY INQUIRY OR OFFER FROM A PERSON WITH THIS CALL, THIS NAME, OR THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS, PLEASE GUIDE YOUR ACTIONS ACCORDINGLY. THANK YOU TO QTH.COM FOR ALLOWING KO6BBS POST AND MINE TO REMAIN TO HOPEFULLY STOP HIS BEHAVIOR. THANK YOU FOR READING. This is pretty sick and sad at the same time. It's no wonder to me that the bands have problems with QRMing, stupid and childish "conflicts", flaming posts/packets (seen two this week from a couple of lids, a WB6 and WA2 on our local packet system; I won't post their calls here). These individuals obviously have no life, cannot see outside of tunnel vision, are obviously very unhappy and unfulfilled individuals, deviants from society, can't tolerate anyone with a differing opinion, etc. Really, really sad. Is it just me, or are things getting worse in amateur radio or better ? You decide.