[aprssig] How many Hams does it take to watch a balloon event?
davidf4 at mindspring.com
Fri Dec 7 13:43:51 CST 2012
After seeing my phone try to keep up with the flood of messages I finally had some time to go back and use a real email client to scan the past few days' messages.
I'd have to say that at least 90% of the emails about the balloons had a S/N ratio approaching unity. Most of them boiled down to "me too!".
<start of personal rant>
If I wanted that much noise, I would have watched the Twitter feed. That's what that service is designed for. I don't. There is absolutely no reason that a non-Emergency event needs to generate so many worthless emails. And if it is an Emergency event, the S/N ratio would have obscured any true information.
Please, please, please take a moment before hitting REPLY on any email to the group and ask yourself a key question - "Does this email advance Ham Radio (any of its aspects) or is it just an attempt to make sure the group knows I'm here?"
<end of rant>
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