Is anyone else getting tired of the proliferation of new callsigns, particularly those with long strings of meaningless numbers and acronyms? OK, we've lived with this trend for several decades, but it is surely getting out of hand now. Personally I'm not a big fan of cw, but it must be a pain sending reams of text/numbers instead of conventional calls of up to six characters. My particular beef concerns FT8, of which I am a big user. I am now forced to hold QSO's devoid of the contacts maidenhead locator information as the software cannot accommodate string lengths containing both location and the silly callsigns. Can we please stop callsign inflation and return to sanity?