Re: Admin: policy for reporting high resolution ground-basedimageryof Earth satellites

From: Greg Roberts (
Date: Fri Aug 13 2010 - 14:06:56 UTC

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    Afternoon all
    I fully support Brian's comment in his message of Aug 12 at 18:59:09UT.
    I have always regarded Seesat ( and Hearsat) as forums where one can learn 
    how to do different aspects of the hobbies we share. Those that have the 
    knowledge should do what they can to assist those who wish to achieve 
    similar results. I do not believe these newsgroups are  intended to be 
    places to show just how good one is at a particular task without being 
    prepared to detail how such a result was obtained so that anyone 
    sufficiently interested can do the same OR BETTER.
    In the professional community where ones advance in ones career is based on 
    "publish or perish" one has to safeguard ones particular skills to ensure 
    that the individual is not "piped" by someone else . In the amateur context 
    I believe the situation is the opposite - one should be prepared to publish 
    full details as to how to do something etc , if not then dont post because 
    the contribution then has relatively little value to the furtherance of our 
    hobbies and is more suited for posting to the  "Astronomical Picture of the 
    Day" etc.
    We are amateurs, we do it for fun, and do not make money from our specific 
    skills , so and our main purpose should be to ensure that others may do the 
    same if they wish to.
    I have frequently gone to quite considerable lengths in private emails to 
    assist people to achieve what I can do or have done and I sincerely hope 
    that the receipients  can provide me with "competition"  and even exceed 
    what I can do since then I could possibly learn more or improve the way I do 
    things. The more people we have capable of producing useful results the more 
    we can advance our hobby. We are all here to teach one another. Is not 
    "imitation the sincerest form of flattery?"
    Thats my 1c's worth....
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