[amsat-bb] Fwd: Final email.

Patrick STODDARD patrick at wd9ewk.net
Mon Apr 13 17:13:48 UTC 2015


Normally, I would agree with you on that general principle. Drew decided
to answer the shakedown by shining the light of day (or, at least, posting
it on the AMSAT-BB) to disarm the threat levied in the original e-mail.
Knowing that Drew is one of many operators who has worked from many
locations for a long time, and has traditionally been good at answering
QSL requests, it is unfortunate that he had to receive an e-mail like he
did this morning.

Having this play out in public may have served one purpose - a reminder
that this is still a hobby, and that real life sometimes gets in the way of
the hobby.

Twitter: @WD9EWK

On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 9:53 AM, Stefan Wagener wrote:
> Sorry Patrick,
> but two bads do not make one good. As inappropriate as any threat is, the
> mail was to Drew alone and he could have handled that. Making it a "public
> spectacle" and now a shaming exercise is not a good thing either. All of us
> overreact out of frustration (sometimes). Having it played out in the public
> domain serves nobody. Hopefully we can close it now and move on...
> My 2 cents,
> Stefan, VE4NSA

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