[r-t] hoaxes

Richard Smith richard at ex-parrot.com
Thu Mar 19 12:23:42 UTC 2015

On Wed, 18 Mar 2015 at 12:20:45, Robin Woolley wrote:

> I remember asking about 40 years ago as to why handbell 
> peals of minimus were non-compliant. The reason somebody 
> gave then was that it was too easy to hoax!

And on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 at 12:10:51, Robin Woolley wrote:

> This 'peal' (Stedman 15) did appear on Bellboard just before Xmas. It was 
> 'rung' at the Birmingham University Clock Tower.
> Here's another: www.campanophile.com/view.aspx?173338

Well done.  You've just exposed your previous argument as a 
heap of Woolley logic.  You argue minimus in hand with only 
two ringers would be too easy to hoax.  By that logic, 
Stedman Septuples with fourteen ringers must be exceedingly 
difficult to hoax, yet as you've just found, exactly that 
has happened.  Your argument is completely specious.


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