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BID : 1963_KJ7OES
Subj: If your name is Richard and you're a SYSOP....
Sent: 231206/1936Z 1963@KJ7OES.OR.USA.NOAM BPQ6.0.24
Good Morning all!
Lately I've noticed quite a few bulletins from sysop's who obviously
woke up on the wrong side of the bed, and felt the need to send a
bulletin as far as possible to let everybody know about it. Incorrect WP
entries and misconfigured systems are an issue, one that proliferates
out and causes hiccups throughout the network. But that shouldn't be a
reason to publicly shame sysops or sending them nasty messages IN ALL
CAPS stating that your blocking them from their system until you change
your system to the "correct" configuration with zero explanation of what
that is, is no way to welcome new sysops and encourage them to learn and
improve their systems. It is however a great way to get them to abandon
this community and move on to things like VARA AC......
There are no less than three different websites with configuration
information pertaining to BPQ alone. And you better be stone cold sober
and have taken your Adderall to comprehend and understand a lot of it.
It's a complex but extremely useful program. I think instead of being
grumpy old men we should be offering encouragement and and helping new
sysops set up their systems correctly.
Below is a template of the message I send to misconfigured WP entries
that I find; notice the tone?
Good Morning, Didn't know if you were aware, but your call in the WP
shows BADCALL but should show GOODCALL.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Have a great day!
Have a great Holiday everyone, please don't drink and drive.
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