Recently I have seen a fair number of completely bogus spots - an apparent spot of an activator, sometimes with a specific frequency mentioned, but when you read the text, it’s not a spot at all, but a question such as “Is he going on 2m?” I’m not quite sure who is supposed to answer these questions or how, but it seems to me that it’s not really very helpful to other chasers. Especially now that we have the voice announcement software (which doesn’t read the text of course) these bogus spots will generate a lot of false alarms.
I wonder whether we need a better mechanism to let people exchange short messages without having to generate a new spot to do it. For example, if an existing spot could be annotated, you could usefully add on “not heard” reports and ask questions which could be answered by others. Display of such annotations could be made optional, so that they need not bother people wanting “pure” spots, but would be there for people who wanted to engage in the chatter.