[Dxspider-support] Sorry, this is a duplicate ???

Dirk Koopman djk at tobit.co.uk
Sat Jan 13 23:51:46 CET 2007

Dirk Koopman wrote:
> Tom Vavra wrote:
>> The cmd/dx.pl module issues the error message when a call to Spots::dup 
>> returns an error.  It looks like the variable   $Spots::dupage  (default 
>> 60 * 60) can be changed to shorten this period if you want.
>>                    73     Tom
>>     ----- Original Message -----
>>     *From:* Alan D. Snyder <mailto:adsnyder at yardley.com>
>>     *To:* The DXSpider Support list <mailto:dxspider-support at dxcluster.org>
>>     *Sent:* Saturday, January 13, 2007 3:25 PM
>>     *Subject:* Re: [Dxspider-support] Sorry, this is a duplicate ???
>>     Tom - thanks.  what module is the code in? - I didn't have the
>>     energy to grep the thing ...
>>     Alan
>>     Tom Vavra wrote:
>>>     Alan
>>>     It looks like the message is sent when a dupe spot is issued by a
>>>     user within 60 minutes.  If the dx, frequency, spotter, and first
>>>     20 characters of the comment is identical to one originated within
>>>     60 minutes it dumps it.
> 60 minutes is the period that was arrived at, after some debate, when it 
> was first put in. I am open to changing the default, however, people 
> will need to put their point of view to make it happen.
> In the meantime set/var $Spots::dupage = 1800 will (for instance) set it 
> to 30 mins. I would be not recommend it is set to much less, because 
> some of the looping periods that we occasionally get on the network can 
> be as long as 20 mins.

Actually, thinking about this a bit more, it *could* be set to 16 mins 
as spots would be ignored anyway if they are more than 15 mins old. 
However, there was some resistance to this as a number people felt that 
duplicating a spot more often than an hour - where no new or different 
information was added - was both a waste of time and annoying.

Dirk G1TLH

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