This thread is a response to a claim by KB1NXE implying that logging applications other than HRD suffer from log bloat. Its objective is to refute that claim, at least for DXLab -- not criticize any other application. Every application can be improved in multiple dimensions. That said, free is no excuse for low quality. I started DXLab 10 years ago in part because I was horrified by the quality of software available to amateurs; by quality, I mean "fitness for use" as well as "freedom from defects". If nothing else, I hope that DXLab has raised the bar for commercial providers. I'm good for another 30 years, but the DXLab source code is in excellent hands should that forecast prove optimistic.