Steve, this is all well and good, but essentially off the subject. We have been talking about 070 events that may require extraneous information (and my opinion, which is just as good as yours, by the way) for an valid exchange. No one is trying to shortcut the elements for an exchange as outlined in the QST article. (usually a signal report and S/P/C)
to illustrate how some of the 070 events are inconsistent, consider this;
the Club currently holds 9 events (per the website)
Only 3 events require a member number as part of the exchange
of those 3, only 2 give no credit for non-members (logically, if those rules remain, the member number is required in the exchange
the 3rd event that requires member number is the 31 Flavors, YET the event gives you credit for non-members. In this case the member number is irrelevant.
My point in all this the Club offers 2 'members only' events out of 9. Why? this is inconsistent.
I am in favor of all Club events being open and all contacts score points. If we do this, there is no need for any exchange other than the standard that is generally accepted in the ham community, ie. call, sig report, S/P/C and likely a name. (if one wishes to add more such as courtesy phrases that is optional but not required). The only exception that I can see is the Valentines Sprint requires the addition of YL or OM but these are not adif fields.
no one is advocating 'lowering the standards of the club'. The rules sticklers in the club should have no more say than the practical members.