[r-t] Method extension

Roddy Horton roddy at horton.karoo.co.uk
Wed Apr 29 08:37:08 UTC 2015

Can we not just define what we know is beyond doubt and that which serves a
useful purpose (Treble Dodging, Surprise, Treble Bob, Alliance, Plain etc)
and leave the rest to the band's discretion with the ability of the Council
to intervene if as Philip says " where a band's naming appears wilfully
perverse ".

I do not believe that there are many bands who would deliberately do silly
things, and if they do, then so what? If the method they rang is worth
ringing it will be rung again whatever the name. If it is false in the Plain
Course but they rang a true peal of it, who cares about what they didn't

I believe the current decisions are far too complex and do not actually
produce a framework that ringers can understand. They seem to focus far too
much on place notation, which is after all only a shorthand tool to describe
the method, and the existence of so many established exceptions make the
rules a farce to me.

As we cannot come up with a set of comprehensive, all encompassing rules
then let's have a minimalist approach and leave things to the discretion of
the bands.


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