I fully aware that the title of this rant is strongly worded, but I believe it is high time that we question our operating procedures especially when it comes to chasing DX.
In just about each and every pile-up lately I saw the following behaviour:
The DX station hears a partial call and then responds along the line of “W1A?”, that seemingly is the green light for each and every station from the North pole to the South pole to send their call, over and over ad nauseam.
Even worse than the previous example. The DX station replies to a station “W1AW 599" and the callers continue calling. Are they: deaf, stupid, both deaf and stupid or just simply rude?
Do we now have we so little regard for others? What has happened to good manners and ham spirit? Have we degenerated into a bunch of unruly mongrels?
IMHO the DX stations should work these out of turn callers (get them of their backs), but they must not enter them into the log. Eventually the message will get through.
Play by the rules or suffer the consequences