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Re: Glossary Update -- Member's Only AMSAT.ORG - Update



I take full responsibility for not updating the Glossary.

It has not been my highest priority the last few months and still is not at 
the top of my AMSAT queue.

I will get to it as I complete other AMSAT items.

73,
Gould, WA4SXM


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Jerzycke" <kq6ea@pacbell.net>
To: "wa6fwf" <wa6fwf@amsat.org>; <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2006 1:44 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] 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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