Time passes and spots accumulate. We've had a surfeit of major DXpeditions this year, a bit more than normal. But, the behavior you talks about lasts for a day or two, per DXpedition.
That's demonstrably incorrect; two garbage P5DX spots were posted yesterday:
And nobody has convincingly answered why it isn't enough to have an option to simply remove the comments altogether.
Because, as savvy DXers know, spot notes can provide useful information:
- reported QSX frequencies that help reveal the DX station's pileup operating pattern
- details about the DX station's location (zone, grid square, state, county, province, oblast, prefecture) not provided by a callbook lookup
Nobody really cares about the individual identities of the spotters.
Knowing the callsign and location of each spotting station makes it possible to assess propagation in real time
, enabling the diligent DXer to focus his or her time and attention where it is likely to yield a needed QSO.
Truth is, I don't pay attention. I got software that divides it into "North American" and "everywhere else" so I can assess the likely utility of the spot.
That wide a geographic area is practically useless. East coast stations will be spotting low band DX hours before you can hear them at your Arizona QTH. A 6m opening reported by stations in Pacific Northwest may irrelevant in the Southwest; I only want to see 6M DX that's been spotted by an op within 500 miles of my QTH, and that's aggressive.
No wonder you're always campaigning to abolish #1 Honor Roll. Try reading Bob W9KNI's The Complete DX'er