|[AMRadio] Possible changes|
w5jo at brightok.net
w5jo at brightok.net
Sat Jul 15 10:48:21 EDT 2017
Your comments are not falling on deaf ears, we appreciate your thoughts
about what happens here. Some things for you to consider.
It is not a burden to moderate this list, especially lately with the lack of
traffic. Also the cost to Brian, Todd and myself is nil other than time
spent. However, the cost of space for it is bourn by the owner of the
equipment where this reflector resides. I rarely see any request for
donations from the owner, but if you can, please contribute to him.
Over the years, and my memory is not all that good, we have not had what I
would call any real problems. Again if memory serves, we have banned only
one participant and I have had conversations with just a few. That is a
testament to the atmosphere all here create and maintain.
Another thing I see is the level of information is of very high quality. It
is a place that someone can come to ask any question and receive a kind
answer. That is the one thing we have tried to provide, an atmosphere where
all questions are treated with the same level of respect. I look at the
reflector as a place where those of the AM community can come and carry on a
QSO. All discussions are not required to be about technical issues with
equipment, however the discussions should be the kind of things that an AM
QSO would contain. Keep in mind I am talking about propagation, antennas,
tuners, audio enhancements, methods of tuning and the like. I do not want
to see the reflector degenerate into personal discussions, mowing the lawn
or such other than incidental, occasional comments contained in the post.
What has happened to the traffic here is not all that seasonal. Yes in
summertime activity falls off, but the lack of traffic in the past 12 months
span the 4 seasons. Also the use of Facebook has moved many to that venue
along with other social sites. That, I think, has been the biggest
influence here. I know of several people who have started pages on Facebook
and would not consider coming over here now. That has driven the traffic
I would like to thank all of you for your kind words and thoughts. I, or
we, will keep you informed. Like so many of you I read every post all the
way through for obvious reasons. The group here are professional and very
Thanks to all for that kind of atmosphere.
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