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Re: Member's Only AMSAT.ORG - Update



The Glossary *was* revised, but for some reason or
another, has never been updated online.
73, Jim  KQ6EA

--- wa6fwf <kevinschuchmann@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> Hi All,
>   After reading the posts on here and the direct
> emails, it is obvious
> the point was missed, this isn't about Emily, it
> never was...
> 
> If the issue was that the content was ready but
> Emily didn't
> have time to update it, that would not be Emily's
> fault, it would be
> Amsats and that it should be actively finding more
> website help.
> 
> If the issue was that no content was available that
> would not be
> Emily's fault since it is not her responsibility to
> provide content..
>  She often does which is a plus... but its not her
> job...
> 
>    In just a couple of mins the link could have been
> removed and
> this never would have come up (that would be Emily's
> responsibility
> but someone on the management side would have to
> have instructed
> her to do that), or maybe it should have never
> been put up in the first place... I know that some
> members of the
> BOD never wanted it in the first place...
> 
> If this was any other webpage that you frequent and
> it was hyped
> as something coming would you be so defensive of it 
> if it sat for
> 2 years? what if Yahoo Groups was still a coming
> attraction
> after 2 years?
> 
>  My ongoing gripe revolves around Amsat and
> timeliness...
> 
> Amsat says "WE ARE ROCKET SCIENTISTS"
> 
> That implies they have a level of expertise above
> the norm...
> 
> Well go look at the Amsat glossary, it is full
> of incorrect statements, and not the type you can
> argue about
> or are on the gray line... hey just look at the
> first page
> 
> AGC vs. ALC it seems Amsat does not know the 
> difference.
> 
> Hey its a minor error, they got swapped right? easy
> to fix
> right?
> 
> I had been trying to get that fixed going on for
> what seems
> forever, Barry formed a tech group to look into it,
> and I have
> been told that a glossary was ready over 8 months
> ago,the
> original comments pointing out problems with it go
> back
> more than 2 years now I think....
> 
> I'm sorry but I have this mental quirk that if I'm
> am going
> to belong to a group that claims to be technical ,
> and if they
> put up something wrong, I expect them to fix it in a
> timely
> manner once it is pointed out to them... especially
> if they
> want money from me... weeks or a month would seem
> timely to
> me not months and months or years...
> 
> I have tried privately to fix this with no result, I
> tried publicly
> on a different path with no result, I tried with a
> private letter to the
> BOD cancelling my Amsat membership and pointing out
> after
> 3 years as a gold member they were going to lose
> that money
> if they didn't fix the problem.
> 
> And I have tried here with some sarcasm to make a
> fuss since
> unfortunately that seems the only way anymore to
> motivate
> people...
> 
> So ask yourself something and leave Emily out of the
> equation
> because this has nothing to do with her...  do you
> want your org
> to be technically correct or can any old thing right
> or wrong be
>  put up on the website or in their documentation and
> its fine with you?
> 
> And when Amsat comes knocking looking for money
> remind them
> that if they as a technical group had fixed
> technical inaccuracies
> that they would have had an extra $1200 dollars this
> year...and
> probably next...
> 
>    At this point I'm am going to drop this quest to
> get anything
> incorrect on the website fixed (much to the relief
> of many of
> you I'm sure ),it's a lost cause it seems,no one
> cares...
> Amsat doesn't... the Members don't ...,So I guess
> why should I right???
> 
>  73
> Kevin WA6FWF
> 
> I still want to support Sats that we ALL can use, to
> that end I have
> joined another Amsat group and will fund them
> instead in the future.
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