[r-t] Doubles 240s
iain at 13to8.co.uk
Wed Mar 18 08:15:00 UTC 2015
On 2015-03-17 23:21, Mark Davies wrote:
> But the exercise as a whole has to draw a line someone. You can't just
> say "anything is a peal". I don't think we want some horrible
> situation where half of us are ringing peals that the other half don't
> think are proper peals. A set of standards is a good thing.
When I read the word "standards", the first thing that came to my mind
was the quality of the ringing, something for which we have no
meaningful measure or record. Why is that a band is trusted to
determine for themselves the appropriateness of how they ring, but not
what they ring?
If half of us ring something, then I would suggest that that is
mainstream. Why would anybody consider something so popular not to be
proper? Or was the reference to "half" a slight exaggeration on your
behalf? How about this instead:
I don't think we want some horrible situation where an insignificant
number of us are ringing peals that an insignificant number don't think
are proper peals.
The vast majority of us a) don't care, and b) didn't ring so our opinion
is insignificant compared to the opinion of the band.
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