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Offline ChrisSmolinski

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*** A big favor to ask ***
« on: September 10, 2017, 1304 UTC »
A have a huge favor to ask.

Please, when logging a station, make your message subject follow this format:
Station-name Frequency Mode Time UTC Day 3-month-abbreviation Year

For example:
UNID 6930 USB 2353 UTC 9 Sep 2017

This greatly helps me at the end of the year, when I create the summary of the year's broadcasts. Otherwise, I have to go back and manually edit message titles.

Please don't use full month names, or numbers with slashes like 8/12/17. Or indicate USB by using 6925u or time as 0123z and so on.  The software I use to parse the message titles is very picky.

Thanks! I appreciate it.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2017, 1631 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: *** A big favor to ask ***
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 1622 UTC »
I think you mean "Day" not "Fay," correct?  ;D

BTW, I usually use commas because it's hard to take in the individual pieces of info when they run on without them. Will that mess up your software too?
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Re: *** A big favor to ask ***
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 1631 UTC »
Thanks for spotting the typo.

If you want to include a comma, put a space before and after it, my software should then ignore it.
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Re: *** A big favor to ask ***
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2017, 1919 UTC »
I will try and help correct the incorrect posts Chris
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Re: *** A big favor to ask ***
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2017, 1944 UTC »
I am one of the biggest transgressors here, and have started with the beginning of the year to correct the format on my own new thread postings. January is complete....February is complete.....
« Last Edit: September 12, 2017, 0012 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: *** A big favor to ask ***
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2017, 0048 UTC »
Can I ask a big favor in return? If a lot of you find it helpful, than never mind. But personally, the fact that the board won't post a new reply to a thread if someone else posted a comment during the time I was writing mine drives me right up the wall. The only time anyone seems to be rushing to post comments is when we're all hearing a pirate with a strong signal, and we're all just posting our own reports. So the need to see what someone else said isn't really there. So, please.... find a way to turn that feature off and publish the comment only on the first click.

I can see it being helpful when people are starting topics, since that might prevent duplicate threads. But not for comments on those threads.

Thank you.
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