Alerts and the use of.
Several people have mentioned if it was possible for more alerts to be used to help chasers make arrangements to be available in time.
As over the recent weeks / months it seems to have declined somewhat to just spots.
There are a lot of chasers who ask the activator if they are activating another summit and if the answer is yes why not put a listing in the alerts as a third party to give others a helping hand if this possible. Or on the spots for them saying later today in xx hours he may be on xx/xxx summit, subject to a change in plans etc.
Items are mentioned in the reflector but may not be visible at the time of the event with more items listed above pushing the details down the list and out of sight.
The reason for asking is that there may be a time when an activator who after making plans and a long hike does not qualify a summit because no one knows they are there, from time to time you see needs more contacts to qualify.
We all know it is not possible all the time as some people have gear in the car and just decide to do a summit when passing by in fine weather or don’t want to get home until the mother in law has gone.
As in the spirit of SOTA one cannot exist without the other, chasers cannot chase what they do not know is there and activators may not want to be on a summit and not qualify after all the preparation and travelling involved. Helping others to help oneself.
On behalf of others too scared to comment.