[r-t] Non-method blocks question

Don Morrison dfm at ringing.org
Mon Apr 4 22:55:07 UTC 2016

You will recall that a couple of years ago the Central Council introduced a
new class of things I'd call methods, but that it calls "non-method
blocks". There are things I'd call methods (for example, Dixon's) that the
Council doesn't even call "non-methods blocks". However, I believe the only
two kinds of things that I'd call methods but that the Council calls
"non-method blocks" are (a) those that are false in their plain courses;
and/or (b) those that are on five or more bells and have more than four
consecutive blows in one place.

Is that it? Are there any other ways a method-like entity can fail, in the
Council's view, to be a method but still be a non-method block?

Don Morrison <dfm at ringing.org>
"When the victor belongs to the spoils and the possessor is
possessed by possessions, adaptation level has run amok."
   -- David Myers, _Psychology_
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