eHam Should be Ashamed Having Become the SDR Troll-Fest of Amateur Radio

Anyone have any idea why eHam allows open forum posting by renown Trolls?

The eHam SDR Forum   http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/board,28.0.html has been taken over by a group of very negative Trolls

My repeated emails to eHam requesting action, reporting of their posts to eHam’s moderators, and the wider discussions about the problem in the radio amateur community have resulted in little action.

Actually less than little action, as apparently eHam has taken cue from the political world and chastises the ham who complains about their Trolls.

With a major new radio on the cusp  of shipping the eHam SDR Trolls are having a festival.  They do not own the radio they are blasting, openly state they have no intention of buying the radio, have never seen the radio, and yet are self proclaimed naysayers of the most vile Troll fashion.

Lambasting anyone who likes their radio with name calling, accusing the manufacturer of every vile trait they can make up, all based on some unhappy moment years ago with a different product.

The fact that they acted a the “customer from hell” every chance they got somehow never factors in.

The worse recent thread is Much Flex-6000 News where leader of the Troll Pack makes his usual attacks.

As eHam’s response to most Troll complaints is to trim the whole thread, rather than actually moderating, you might want to grab a screen shot if you want to read an think about the eHam trolls.

It is time for Amateur Radio to move beyond the eHam model, so perhaps eHam’s hands off approach will help hasten the development of a decent alternative.

I know a number of manufacturers have said they would not advertise on eHam due to the eHam Troll Problems.

What thinks you?

73

Steve
K9ZW

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4 thoughts on “eHam Should be Ashamed Having Become the SDR Troll-Fest of Amateur Radio

  1. Larry W2LJ says:

    Steve,
    This is one of the reasons I rarely visit eHam any longer. It seems almost like any post about anything will bring out the idiots.

  2. WS4E says:

    The Flex hate is almost identical to the Elecraft hate…its ‘that’s too expensive for me so its not good’. In my experience, anything talking about Flex or the K3 is sure to bring out the trolls.

    But. your thick-vs-thin post generated some good discussion though so its not all bad.

  3. Bob K0NR says:

    What Larry W2LJ said.

  4. K3FU says:

    Everyone who wants to discuss SDR is welcome on the Usenet newsgroup rec.radio.amateur.moderated.

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