[AMRadio] Just a refresher...

W5OMR/Geoff w5omr at satx.rr.com
Mon Aug 21 02:30:50 EDT 2006


I know Brian has said it, and said it (and said it some more)... maybe 
just one more time will help someone else understand.

Brian is attempting to create an archive of the AM Reflector postings, 
and keep the technical discussions for posterity, and future reference.  
Can you imagine how much cleaner and easier the search would be, if all 
of the messages were trimmed up, and the extra text removed?

Over the course of a month, can you all imagine how much space would be 
saved?  Now, I know we're all networked together, these days.  Combined, 
there's probably enough storage space between all the computers that are 
networked together that we could have 100x umpteen grazillion (thanks, 
Tony - good word! :-))  Terrabytes of storage space available and our 
little repository would look like nothing more than an insignificant 
blip in the data stream.  Unfortunately, we don't have access to such 
massive amounts of space, and it seems to be one man making all of 
(spreading arms around in a sweeping gesture) -this- work. (well, 2 
now... if I could ever -see- Paul -do- something *snicker*)

So, let's all make a concerted effort, shall we?

Personally, *I* prefer message posting -below- the relative quoted 
text.  Some of you argue that 'I don't need to read that text all over 
again', and the valid point was made at one time, that if there is to be 
an archive kept, that my quoted text is not needed, if it's going to be 
saved and archived.  Is that true, when searching for a message with 
particular text in it?  Say you're searching for the phrase "250TH".  
So, you go to the repository and search.  If you find a message, and 
then see a reply with your text, but no way of determining what context 
it was meant because there was nothing quoted from before, all you can 
do is wonder to yourself "what the hell was he talking about here, and 
does it apply to me?"   Hypothetically speaking, of course. 
That's why, I think, there should -some- quotation of the relevant text, 
to what you want to reply to.

So, please... trim up the un-needed text, when replying to messages on 
the list.

If you (collectively) want to flame me for making such a 'brash' and/or 
boring observation, then do have respect for others and aim your 
flame-throwers at me, OFF list.

Driving your AM Rig without a scope, 
is like driving your car at night, without headlights. (K4KYV)

73 = Best Regards,

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