[AMRadio] RE: Recent comments on AM


Brian Carling bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Sun Jan 15 08:52:08 EST 2006


How does Websteres define "Ran roughshod" Pete?

On 14 Jan 2006 at 2:51, peter markavage wrote:

> On line Dictionary: A survey of the public or of a sample of public
> opinion to acquire information.
> Webster's (One of several meanings): A questioning or canvassing of
> persons, usually selected at random or by quota from various groups, for
> obtaining information or opinions, especially to be analyzed.
> 
> I will agree, so as not to confuse the masses, that "requested comments"
> from members and nonmembers on the proposal probably would have been a
> better choice of words than to use something like "they polled their
> members" for comments.
> 
> Pete, wa2cwa
> 
> On Fri, 13 Jan 2006 20:53:43 -0500 "Bill Ramsey" <ka8wtk at ohio.net>
> writes:
> >   I think we are confusing conducting a "poll" with soliciting 
> > comments. A
> > "poll" implies that there will be a numerical "result" that will be 
> > revealed
> > at the end of the poll which shows how many of the population 
> > "polled" were
> > for or against the issue in question.
> > 
> >   The ARRL did NOT conduct a poll.
> > 
> >   The ARRL did solicit comments, as stated else where. However there 
> > was no
> > feedback as to how many folks commented or what the comments 
> > involved or any
> > indication that the ARRL even read or considered what was sent to 
> > them.
> > 
> >   My Director solicited comments. In one of his letters he stated 
> > the tally
> > of comments he had received "for" and "against" the proposal. He 
> > apparently
> > did not count mine and two other comments that I know were sent and 
> > were
> > against. It seems we may have been in the group that he said did 
> > not
> > understand the proposal. 
> > 
> >  
> > 
> >   The bottom line is, whether the ARRL conducted a poll or not is a 
> > mute
> > issue at this time. Let's make our comments to the FCC on RM-11306 
> > so we can
> > get rid of this nonsense. If you want to try and hammer the ARRL 
> > into shape
> > later, fine.
> > 
> >   Let's STOP RM-11306 NOW!!
> >   
> > Bill
> > 
> > KA8WTK   
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