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Subject Re: No competition
Thread Number 3 of 5 in thread
Author Kevin Hook
Posted 29-Sep-07 23:04:05

My opinion for what it is worth is that these flights should be entered on the ladder by one of the two pilots. You should decide between yourselves who will make the submission. If you suddenly find yourself in the running for a trophy that you don't feel entitled to, then is the time to withdraw the flight.

The ladder shows what is being achieved in British gliding and I don't think you should be reticent about posting such flights. If others disagree strongly, then I am sure John Bridge would be happy to add an extra tick box as you suggest. My suspicion is that the lack of responses to your question means that John will be spared that effort.


Anybody? Even a simple 'no' would be nice.

As in, 'I don't want to be in the competition, but I want to put my flights up'.
If I fly the whole of a task (and I mean the whole of it) but have a higher ranked person in the back then they get the points for the ladder competition. I've no problem with that as I don't care about winning the ladder, but I want to put my flight up as it is a great way of displaying what has been achieved on the day. I'm reticent to put up a 500 I flew (well 95% flew) as it would make my points be skewed and un-realistic. It may even upset some more 'serious' pilots, who even though they wouldn't win the table put some kudos by their finishing position on the ladder.

So in the interests of keeping the peace, can we put flights in and not have the points count towards our position in the ladder? Say have a checkbox to not have the points count in our total?

I really like the format and ease of finding and comparing flights, the information it automatically gives you as in the handicapped points etc. and love it as a way of keeping a record of my flights for the year.>>>>


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