What I mean by absurdity is a petition that the FCC would not conceivably implement. Something the FCC could dismiss completely would not be posted for comment from the public. I believe this petition from the ARRL gets so much discussion on QRZ is because we could see the FCC actually make the changes proposed. I believe this is what so many fear, and not always for the most logical and rational of reasons. I can agree that the speed and ease by which such petitions can be made encourages the FCC to post for comment far more petitions than they might have done in the past. Because of such ease it can mean lower quality of petitions getting through. What it does though is allow the FCC to get feedback on what the public feels is best for Amateur radio and act accordingly. The truly absurd are not likely to get posted for comment. The merely badly written petitions can still be posted, but being badly written does not mean the petition is devoid of merit. Thanks, and I enjoyed your commentary as well.