[aprssig] Worst Path of the Day

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Oct 27 12:56:23 CDT 2004

>>> k4hg at tapr.org 10/27/04 11:16:03 AM >>>
> this filtering without education is a poor solution. If the 
>thesis that findU is the goal of the users is true, and a 
>user running a bad path looks on findU and doesn't 
>see himself, what will he do? 

I think something was missed here.  He -will- be on FINDU, 
but his position will -not- be displayed on a map and
the map will instead show something like: 

"This position arrived at FINDU via a path that is too long and
considered in appropriate on the APRS RF system."  For
more information on the proper use of paths please see:

>This filtering method gives no education to the users, 
>and no way for me or anyone else to help identify the 

I think the original proposal was not a "filter" but a
witholding of the FINDU "viewing" ability from those
users that are abusing RF as a means of getting positive 
feedback to them.

It is that positive feedback to the user that is so important
and what is so frustrating about transmit-only trackers 
some of which could care less about the RF network as
long as their packets make it to FINDU...

Just a thought.

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