[amsat-bb] Quite right Laura.

John Hackett archie.hackett at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 1 14:12:13 PDT 2009

From: la2qaa at hotmail.com
To: archie.hackett at hotmail.com
Subject: FW: Quite right Laura.
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 23:05:20 +0200

I agree Laura,
                   Incorrect information is not a 'bug'.

For what it's worth, there were 7 replies in yesterday's mailbox commenting on the somewhat crass 
reply from the b.o.d. member concerned - good job they didn't see the private! one ... and just one, Gentleman commenting on tearing things down (???) - based on an obvious incorrect opinion.

I also note that Mr Glasbrenner referred he whom enquired about AO-7's status, to the D.Carr page.
Wasn't that rather inopportune after making such a fuss about the Amsat page being updated?.

Please note that I *DIDN'T* criticise either an American, nor the Amsat organisation - (as Mr Glasbrenner accused me of doing in - (his words) ... "every time he saw my callsign" ... (in his mail to me direct).

For those old enough to remember, there are many instances where I've praised Americans - (operating proceedure) and the Amsat organisation (full of clever, and often very helpful indivuduals). My friends Stateside are too numerous to mention individually but they know who they are.

I'd hardly call Bill Tynan's plaque to LA2QAA as proof of concept of my criticising Americans or the Amsat organisation - however, if a current member of the b.o.d. gets his rocks off by a tantrum ... good luck! to him, I've faced slightly more wrath than that. 

The the 'tearing down' Gentleman ... if you find 6 days of incorrect information on your organisation's
website as acceptable, and the reaction shown for pointing it out, fine. Personally, like I mentioned in 
my original mail, a couple of days I find acceptable, due to various commitments etc - but 6 days is, in 
my personal opinion rather lax - volunteer or not.

That Mr Glasbrenner was a good deal rattier direct, was probably due to him confusing satire with 
criticism on a previous occasion ... and no, eventual satire has *NEVER* been directed at an individual.

That, as they say - is it. I felt I needed to justify myself for anyone 'just wondering' where all that temper
came from.

I apologise for the bandwidth if you think it's misused.

In my opinion, no permanent harm done. Worse things happen at sea!.

73 John.   LA2QAA.   <archie.hackett at hotmail.com> 

> From: marsgal42 at hotmail.com
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 08:31:29 -0700
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Staus? ... come back next week!
> I just put my software testing hat on, went to the offending web page, and noted that while there is a link to report bugs, there is no link to report outdated information. While this *is* an option when you follow the report a bug link, my idea of a bug on a web page is wonky layout on Safari (a common problem, alas...) or a graphic that doesn't load. Outdated information is not a bug.
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