[r-t] Poll on consecutive blows in the same position

Tim Barnes tjbarnes23 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 27 21:57:07 UTC 2014

Here's the poll on how many consecutive blows in the same position a method
may have:

Poll - consecutive blows <https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/S9NH8Z7>

There are four options:

A.  A maximum of 4 blows for all stages except Minimus.  This is the status
quo (Decision (E) A 6).

B.  A finite number greater than 4 (such as 6 or 8), with the actual number
to be determined if this option proves popular.

C.  No bell can make the same place consecutively for all of a method's
changes (so for a method with n changes, the limit would be n-1).

D.  There should be no restriction on the number of consecutive blows in
the same position.

As always, the poll is anonymous, doesn't require any login, and will take
less than 30 seconds to complete.  Please vote if you have a view!  I'll
send out results at the end of next weekend.

To recap, DFM provided a QP comp
<http://ringing.org/main/pages/quarters/major/other#13598> that included a
link method with a bell remaining in the same place for a full lead,
showing the potential usefulness of this feature.  He also noted the
messiness of having to describe his comp as something like 'spliced major
and concatenated twos and doubles with an internal stationary bell', as
opposed to allowing his link method to be a major method.

At the same time, there may be a good case that generating Maximus rows
using, say, London Minor and Cambridge Minor side by side, or Cinques rows
using two Doubles methods separated by a stationary bell in 6ths place,
should be a valid form of composition that doesn't require these constructs
to be described as new Maximus or Cinques methods.  That would be part of a
debate on the rules for compositions.  Methods with a bell in the same
place for the whole lead might possibly warrant their own classification.
That would be part of a separate debate on the rules for method

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