Contesting Discussion Forum?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KK5JY, Nov 9, 2017.

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  1. KK5JY

    KK5JY Ham Member QRZ Page

    As I flip through the various forums on QRZ, I am surprised that there isn't a discussion forum for contesting. Whether any of us are "pro" or "con" with respect to contesting, it represents a huge proportion of on-air activity, especially on HF. So I'm wondering if anybody knows why there is no discussion forum devoted to contesting?

    There is a forum called "Contesting" in the "News" section, and there is a forum subsection called "Logging and Contesting" but it doesn't have any actual contesting forums in it. Having a "contesting" forum in the "discussion" section might be an amazingly active place. There are contest-related threads that pop up in this ("ham radio discussions") forum quite regularly.

    What say ye? Would you be interested in having a contest-specific forum on QRZ?
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2017
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  2. K5TRI

    K5TRI XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Probably because after the first few posts in any thread the haters would show up and derail any discussion.
     
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  3. WW2E

    WW2E Ham Member QRZ Page

    You're talking about creating a virtual Garden of Eden paradise for Burt. I'm not sure if any one person deserves to have that much pleasure.
     
  4. N2EY

    N2EY XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Only if we let them.
     
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  5. KK5JY

    KK5JY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Maybe, but that happens everywhere else, too. I even see it in the technical forums. Maybe especially in the technical forums.

    I wondered about that. It might turn out the way you say -- I was trying to stay positive and assume that people like that would just say clear since the subject matter wasn't their thing. :cool:
     
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  6. WA7PRC

    WA7PRC Ham Member QRZ Page

    We just need a Sergeant At Arms. We need a volunteer... you'll do fine, Matt. :p:rolleyes:
    You just need to be like this guy:
    [​IMG]
     
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  7. N7ZAL

    N7ZAL Ham Member QRZ Page

    It would turn into a troll fest....
     
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  8. KK5JY

    KK5JY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Sounds like you are trying to appoint me as Lead Troll. ;)

    Thanks, but I'm happy to stay at the amateur level on that one. :cool:
     
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  9. N7ZAL

    N7ZAL Ham Member QRZ Page

    No, just a general observation and comment. :)
     
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  10. WA7PRC

    WA7PRC Ham Member QRZ Page

    No. You'll make a good volunteer to keep the miscreant trolls at bay. :)
    We need someone bad. Are you bad? :p:rolleyes:
     

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