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Title: eHam forums vs. QRZ forums
Post by: KCJ9091 on March 24, 2013, 01:26:54 PM
I used to think the quality of the members on this one was far above that of the other.  It is not.


Title: RE: eHam forums vs. QRZ forums
Post by: AC4RD on March 24, 2013, 01:58:03 PM
Is there something specific that made you feel that way?  I look at the QRZ forums now and then, but it seems to me there's more arguing there, more heated opinion ...   heck, *I* get that way over there now and then.

eham to me has always seemed much friendlier, more laid-back, more like a social gathering ...   Did somebody say something nasty?  It DOES happen now and then, we're all human.


Title: RE: eHam forums vs. QRZ forums
Post by: KE7EYX on March 24, 2013, 03:04:34 PM
I like eham much better for asking general Questions, opinions/ advice as get good answers. People on QRZ tend to some times take a long time to answer a question or pour gas on the fire an go at one an others throats.

Eham - Discussions an advice
QRZ - snoop/ hunt for new toys


But hey everyone is different an has different opinions on what site they like better


Title: RE: eHam forums vs. QRZ forums
Post by: KE4VVF on March 24, 2013, 10:29:49 PM
I read both.  The overall layout of eHam.net forum appeals to me more than QRZ's.  I can go straight to the subjects that interest me like QRP, VHF/UHF and Mobile. 

I generally visit eHam.net forum daily.  QRZ forum is read weekly, at best. 


Title: RE: eHam forums vs. QRZ forums
Post by: KB0OXD on March 25, 2013, 12:10:48 AM
FWIW.....I've always found the eHam boards to be more technically-oriented while the QRZ boards OTOH are also technically-oriented also leave a little room to have some fun (Rag Chew Central is great for this)

Sure some of us have spats on there but the arguments usually don't last long before one of the Grand Poo Bahs puts the KA-BOSH on things to restore order ;D

Honestly, I like hanging out on both boards :)

Cheers & 73 ;D


Title: RE: eHam forums vs. QRZ forums
Post by: N2MG on March 25, 2013, 06:14:00 AM
I used to think the quality of the members on this one was far above that of the other.  It is not.

Assuming you are basing your assessment of the quality of eHam's members on the quality of the posts in the forums...it's funny... I hear both that eHam is much better because it's less heavily moderated and that eHam sucks because it's too highly moderated.

And, ahem, we do allow pseudo-anonymous posting here, don't we? ;-)

Anyway...

There's a "Report to moderator" link in EVERY post.  We have no full-time (hell, not even part-time) moderators.  If we get complaints about a post we take a look.  Sometimes we delete, and when it's recurring we ping the perpetrator.

Other times we ignore the "reporter" because his posts are just as bad as the reported post.

Mike N2MG


Title: RE: eHam forums vs. QRZ forums
Post by: W5CPT on March 25, 2013, 06:41:04 AM
There's a "Report to moderator" link in EVERY post. 

I used this utility to report the original poster of this thread, in another thread, when he became belligerent and profane.

Clint - W5CPT -


Title: RE: eHam forums vs. QRZ forums
Post by: W4CNG on March 25, 2013, 01:17:32 PM
I like and prefer eHam.  I read here lots and have written articles here many times in the past.  I do read QRZ from time to time but have never written an article for them.  My preference is eHam.


Title: RE: eHam forums vs. QRZ forums
Post by: NK7Z on March 25, 2013, 02:17:33 PM
I used to think the quality of the members on this one was far above that of the other.  It is not.
I like both, with a small bent towards QRZ.  There seems to be more moderation police, (moderation police being defined as: Self appointed moderators, without the owners being aware they are "helping"),  here on eHam than on QRZ, they change the user experience here quite a bit...


Title: RE: eHam forums vs. QRZ forums
Post by: N0YXB on March 25, 2013, 02:34:36 PM
You'll find clowns on any forum, but eHAM seems to have fewer than the other sites.  I am occasionally disheartened by the way experts are treated by a few whose knowledge does not match their egos.  For example, it's sad that an antenna and amplifier expert rarely posts anymore, because doing so seems to bring out critics who are not encumbered by reason or science.  That's got to be frustrating.  Luckily that is not the norm and one can learn a lot here. 


Title: RE: eHam forums vs. QRZ forums
Post by: KD0REQ on March 25, 2013, 03:46:11 PM
at least we have generally been introduced to high-quality websites by some of the more erudite posters.  I certainly have one in mind...


Title: RE: eHam forums vs. QRZ forums
Post by: KD8TUT on March 25, 2013, 08:44:07 PM
No preference I enjoy reading both.

But I wish the QRZ read/unread tracking worked better. Sometimes it shows no new posts when I can see new posts in the threads.

Other than that- it's kind of a wash. And that's a positive for me.


Title: RE: eHam forums vs. QRZ forums
Post by: W2TXB on March 26, 2013, 04:24:00 PM
Both are OK, as both have their pro and con. I tend to not have a favorite between the two sites, as I post in and read from both and find the information to be (often) useful.

It's all good.


Title: RE: eHam forums vs. QRZ forums
Post by: VE3FMC on March 30, 2013, 06:19:45 AM
I used to think the quality of the members on this one was far above that of the other.  It is not.

Hmmmmmmmm, you have no call sign or if you do you are hiding it.

I have been hanging around both forums for a few years now and in my opinion there is far less arguing and hatred on eHam than there is on QRZ. I see some pretty heated threads on the Z, and see some people going back and forth at each other and it makes me shake my head.

Now with that said, I think you sir are a troll. You post a comment, have no call sign to back yourself up and then you have not made any further comments as to why you feel the quality of the members are better over on QRZ.

JMO, others may vary.

Rick VE3FMC


Title: RE: eHam forums vs. QRZ forums
Post by: K1CJS on March 30, 2013, 10:00:21 AM
I prefer e-ham for many reasons.  The other forum is more tightly 'controlled' for lack of a better word--moderated doesn't fit there--and the lack of really honest opinions stem from that.  I've heard of deletion of information because of complaints from advertisers on the other board, something that is rarely done here--just look at the reviews section to see that.

Also, even though this site allows handles instead of callsigns, there has been less and less baloney from those so identified, simply because the majority of users here simply ignore the more abrasive rants of those 'handles'.  They have no audience here, so they go elsewhere, and the resulting quieting of the forum here makes it much better for serious discussion.  73!


Title: RE: eHam forums vs. QRZ forums
Post by: K5TED on March 30, 2013, 10:51:03 AM


Jerry D Hooten has a current callsign, just chooses not to use it here. No big deal.


Title: RE: eHam forums vs. QRZ forums
Post by: W1JKA on March 30, 2013, 11:11:50 AM
   eHam is the only forum I check out,I don't care for the format and style of the others plus I like the some what equal balance of very usefull information and knowledge gained along with the dissention and often times entertainment value.


Title: RE: eHam forums vs. QRZ forums
Post by: N2UGB on April 10, 2013, 05:01:20 PM
I'll take eHam any time. Too many guns and right-wing politics on the other one. I dropped out when the anti-Obama for president ads became quite scurrilous.

I do wish eHam had their call-sign system, though.


Title: RE: eHam forums vs. QRZ forums
Post by: NO2A on April 10, 2013, 06:41:23 PM
I agree there are far too many personal attacks,sometimes about personal issues on that site. I do read the forums over there,and there is lots of useful info,just like here. I like this site the best though.


Title: RE: eHam forums vs. QRZ forums
Post by: K5TR on April 12, 2013, 08:16:09 PM
I do wish eHam had their call-sign system, though.

You can look up call signs in the upper left hand corner of our pages - under call search.  The data
comes from QRZ.com.



Title: RE: eHam forums vs. QRZ forums
Post by: W6UV on May 27, 2013, 11:53:32 AM
There's a "Report to moderator" link in EVERY post.  We have no full-time (hell, not even part-time) moderators.  If we get complaints about a post we take a look.  Sometimes we delete, and when it's recurring we ping the perpetrator.

What's really disconcerting about moderation on eHam is that it's completely silent. Whole threads and posts within threads just disappear without any trace or explanation. Makes you wonder if it was moderation or some glitch in the forum software.

On QRZ.com, the moderators at least tell you why a thread or post was deleted so you're not just wondering what happened.


Title: RE: eHam forums vs. QRZ forums
Post by: K9IUQ on May 28, 2013, 04:48:24 PM

What's really disconcerting about moderation on eHam is that it's completely silent. Whole threads and posts within threads just disappear without any trace or explanation.

On QRZ.com, the moderators at least tell you why a thread or post was deleted so you're not just wondering what happened.

I  get moderated (censored) ALL the time. I do not use profane words nor do I call names. However my views - while always truthful and backed up with facts- are controversial.This upsets many hams with opposing views. I get my posts - even whole threads deleted. Because of this eham heavy handed censorship I no longer pay $$$ to eham. They have ceased being fair in  their moderation and I refuse to pay $$$ to a site that does not allow lively and different opinion discussions.

At one time eham forums were the best and rarely censored except for profanity and character assassination. Sadly that has changed. eham Forums are not a place to find truthful info any longer.

Stan K9IUQ  


Title: RE: eHam forums vs. QRZ forums
Post by: AC4RD on May 29, 2013, 09:15:35 AM
I  get moderated (censored) ALL the time. I do not use profane words nor do I call names. However my views - while always truthful and backed up with facts- are controversial.This upsets many hams with opposing views. I get my posts - even whole threads deleted. Because of this eham heavy handed censorship ...

I don't think I've ever been redacted; certainly not that I've ever noticed.  Maybe you should talk to the moderators about what you're doing that they find objectionable?  If you know what's bothering the moderators, you could avoid doing it.   (Unless you just LIKE doing it, or you like being controversial, in which case it's a rather different issue.)


Title: RE: eHam forums vs. QRZ forums
Post by: K9IUQ on May 29, 2013, 12:02:15 PM
I don't think I've ever been redacted; certainly not that I've ever noticed.  Maybe you should talk to the moderators about what you're doing that they find objectionable?  If you know what's bothering the moderators, you could avoid doing it.   (Unless you just LIKE doing it, or you like being controversial, in which case it's a rather different issue.)

I march to a different drummer. I do not always go with the majority. I always tell the truth and everything I post can be backed up with facts.

 I have gotten admin K5TR emails asking me take a break from posting because my posts are insults. Yet I get insulted almost every time I post from those that disagree with me.

Most of my posts are in the SDR forum and concern Flexradio. Flexradio is located in Austin,TX. K5TR also is located in Austin TX according to Qrz.com. A coincidence?... If eham and K5TR do like my opinions that is their right.  After all I am just a NON-paying guest. I will continue to post the truth. eham can ban me, they will not change my opinions or views.

Stan K9IUQ


Title: RE: eHam forums vs. QRZ forums
Post by: K5TR on June 03, 2013, 02:42:55 PM

 I have gotten admin K5TR emails asking me take a break from posting because my posts are insults. Yet I get insulted almost every time I post from those that disagree with me.


And it is those threads and posts that have been removed - the ones where you and others are just fighting with one another.  It is possible to post and not have it devolve into a fight.

Most of my posts are in the SDR forum and concern Flexradio. Flexradio is located in Austin,TX. K5TR also is located in Austin TX according to Qrz.com. A coincidence?... If eham and K5TR do like my opinions that is their right.  After all I am just a NON-paying guest. I will continue to post the truth. eham can ban me, they will not change my opinions or views.

I am sorry if you feel that your views have been censored.  I think any review of your posts to the SDR forum or any other forum on eHam.net will show that your views are not being censored. You have hundreds of posts that explain just how much you disliked the Flex radio that you sold years ago. Those posts still exist and you still have posting privileges.

I do live in the Austin Texas area. 

I do not work for Flex-Radio.

I do know a few of the people that do work at Flex. Work them in contests and see them at ham radio events every now and then.
They have never asked me to delete posts nor ban any member.