When I first got my ticket back in '87, a contact in the log was RST, name, and QTH. Missing one of the three disqualified it as a complete contact. Now it seems like we've done a Meatloaf; two out three is okay and 'you are in the log!' What's the deal? I used to answer calls from those Phone Fray thingys, but no more. Just doesn't seem right with only name and state. This is sort of related to the relay thread. No one did relays before knowing it wasn't helping make a contact. Yes, you would relay casual QSOs, but never a new contact. Just wasn't done. I like working weak stations! I feel like they are trying harder and 'working' the radio! Hell I like being the weak station (I often am). Maybe folks just don't have the patience anymore to pull someone out of the bushes. Oh and a big thanks to those stations that do. For me, I'll always try to work a station until they are unworkable. I've decided that if I don' get the Big Three, then sorry, a QSO it ain't. what say ye?