Hello all, specialy MT,
Inspired from the discussion about chasers who claim points without being in the log of the activator, I tried to think of some way to find a fair way of validating of the chaser points. I began with the idea how LOTW does that, but made some adaptation for SOTA use.
I propose the algorithm of the chaser points distribution by the SOTA database be as follows (Two possible situations considered):
- Situation - THE ACTIVATOR LOGED THE SUMMIT ACTIVATION
- Only chasings which match the activators log are given chasing points. If any typing error occured, the chaser can of course write e-mail to the activator and request correction. If no response from the activator - dispute to MT can be arrised and MT will have final word.
- Situation - THE ACTIVATOR DID NOT LOG THE SUMMIT ACTIVATION
- If 4 or more chasers logged the same summit that same day, and the database recognised that, the summit is considered ACTIVATED and every chaser that logs that summit receives the points. The activator does not get any points untill he or she logs the activation.
Discussion about the details is wellcome.