[Dxspider-support] Dxspider-support Digest, Vol 96, Issue 8
Gary - K7EK
gary.k7ek at gmail.com
Wed Jan 19 22:40:01 GMT 2011
I would suggest that the issue of self spotting be solved by enhancements to
the individual filtering options in each dx node. Thus each station can
tailor what he/she sees or does not see on an individual basis. I don't
think adding a lot of extra code to the spider program would for a blanket
banning of self spots would be a good idea. How hard can it be to enhance
the filtering portion of the node to accomplish this? The result would be
that there would be no blanket banning of self-spots, which do indeed have
their place. This would leave it to the individual to tailor what they
desire to see without trashing the node for everyone else. Just my two cents
worth. DX node authors?
K7EK-1 DX Spider Node
W7JD-2 CC Cluster Node
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> Not a bad idea but maybe it also need to be switchable by band or at least
> only apply to HF. I would never turn it on if it was going to prevent self
> spotting on VHF or up.
> On Jan 17, 2011, at 2:39 PM, Robert Chalmas wrote:
> > This is a very controversial topic which was already discussed a few
> times on this list.
> > Obviously, there is no chance we (and our users too) all agree on this.
> > On my side, I really hate "self spots", "friend spots", "my club spots",
> and similar. I've been modifying the code of DXSpider for many years
> (starting 2003) to get rid of what I consider as a nuisance on my node
> HB9IAC-8. Not a complex job, just 4 lines to add at the right place to the
> /spider/perl/DXProtHandle.pm file (but to do again after each upgrade), and
> all "self spots" disappear...not optimal, but the easiest to do...
> > Several other sysops asked me for this "forbidden" code, one of them
> being so discouraged that he was seriously thinking about stopping his node
> if he could find no solution to this problem.
> > I strongly encourage Dirk to add a switch which would enable each user to
> choose if he wants to receive "self spots" or not, with a command like
> (un)set/selfspots. This seems me a reasonable compromise which would for
> sure be ethically better then a full censorship decided by the sysop alone.
> > 73's
> > Robert - HB9BZA
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Gary E. Kohtala - K7EK / AFF0WA / AFA0IU / AFE0DM
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