Re: [TrackChasers] greetings
- In a message dated 2/18/01 speedways@... writes:
<< Yes the figure 8 tracks have to be retroactive. No I never kept tabs of
figure 8 tracks so they will have to be off memory. I've been to Islip
twice, but cannot remember ever seeing a figure 8 race there, so I can't
count it. The same way with Sunshine >>
That paragraph makes a great case for making sure that NO CHANGES SHOULD EVER
BE RETROACTIVE, because as Randy says, it seriously compromises the integrity
of the lists. I have a letter from you to me dated February 23, 1994, in
which you sent me your list of additions should Figure 8 tracks count. So it
is not true that you never kept a list. And that list INCLUDED both Islip
and Sunshine. So now what? Do you count those two because you "remembered"
them in 1994, thus seemingly proving you saw them? Or do you not count them,
because you have no recollection of seeing either track or of even keeping
the list? If you say don't count them, then if anyone forgets a track, do
they delete it? If you say count them, will that open up everyone looking
through old Directories or other people's Figure 8 additions looking for
tracks that they have been to that run Figure 8's, then adding them without
remembering them because they think they probably saw them there?
This is why I was and still am against counting anything retroactively. But
hey Al, if you want help remembering the 39 Figure 8 tracks you remembered in
February of 1994, I'm here for ya.
in a message dated 2/17/01 ned98@... writes:
<<It may have been a "lame, pathetic, stupid" conclusion but at the time it
seemed the only one I could draw.
It seems that quote is really bothering you. In case anyone out there
doesn't remember that quote, IT DIDN'T COME FROM GUY SMITH. PLEASE DO NOT
ATTRIBUTE IT TO ME. Anyway, since you quoted it twice it seems to be
bothering you. But if you re-read the posting from February 5 containing the
quote, you will see that the quote DID NOT refer in any way to your
conclusion, or to your announcement, but to the entire idea of making rules
I don't understand why if that was bothering you so much, why you never
mentioned it during our three day trip to Quebec during the several hours
that we all talked about the subject of TrackChaser rules and such. I'm sure
we could have reassured you as to what was meant by it right there, and that
it in NO WAY referred to any conclusion or announcement that you made.