[r-t] Old methods

Philip Earis pje24 at cantab.net
Thu Jul 31 22:59:32 UTC 2008

> If it's a method that meets established norms it is recorded immediately
> in the normal way. If it is, say a surprise method but not compliant in
> some detail (multiple blows in one place perhaps or several different
> types of call) then it goes in the provisional list. If other bands ring
> the same thing (the non-compliant bit that is, in the same or other
> methods) so that it is seen to be acceptable then all such performances
> move to the established list without discussion. It would only be
> necessary to rule on how many repeat performances are required for
> establishment and what constitutes a different band ringing them.

No, no, no, no, no, no, no.  Absolutely miserable stinker of a suggestion
- at least as bad as what we have already.  What you're proposing is
putting (keeping) a value judgement into the decisions.  You are also
proscribing that things must be rung frequently to be included. This makes
things inconsistent and cannot provide a good framework. Where would you
draw the line? There are many god-awful new conventional surprise major
methods rung only once - would you exclude these on the grounds they're
not rung often enough?

More information about the ringing-theory mailing list