[r-t] ?CCBR meeting - Methcom proposals
richard at ex-parrot.com
Fri Jun 3 02:15:33 UTC 2016
Tim Barnes wrote:
> But I'm all for simplifying the current classification
> system, and I'd be interested to hear if anyone has a
> proposal for a broader classification revamp -- perhaps
> one that also results in the quarks being classified the
Yes. I do.
The key, I think, is to get away from the idea that all
methods should fall into a well-defined class. Once we
accept that a method might be unclassified, we can tighten
up the definition of the classes to reflect their normal
The title of an unclassified method would be "Name Stage".
Class names like "Surprise" can be included as part of the
name, so long as the title remains unique, but this should
not be encouraged.
* Principles, Hunt Methods, Differentials and Differential
Hunters should be defined as in the rt-rules framework so
that short-course methods and principles are not
Differential. (There is possibly an argument for saying
short-course principles should become unclassified, but
there's no practical difference between a principle and an
* In Plain, Treble Dodging, Treble Place or Alliance
methods, the primary hunt bell must lead during the lead.
In the current CC Decisions, this would be implemented by an
extra requirement for a well-formed path. This means Double
Bishopstoke Little Surprise Major (in which the hunt bell
treble-dodges between 3rds and 6ths) becomes an unclassified
* In Treble Dodging methods rings exactly four times in each
place during the lead, instead of the "more than two" times
currently required. This means the treble must dodge once
in each place, so Double Darrowby Surprise Major (in which
the treble dodges 11 times in each place) becomes an
* Alliance methods have a symetrical treble path consisting
of just hunting and dodging, with places made at the
symmetry points. (This is the restricted proposed by Andrew
Mills at the 2001 CC meeting. The Ayatollah spoke against
it and it was voted down.) Alliance is not broadened to
include methods where the treble's path is symmetrical about
a point rather than a place. Thus Gluon Little Alliance
Maximus in which the treble rings 12344343345|54334344321
becomes an unclassified method.
* Treble Place methods must have the hunt bell leading at
exactly one of the symmetry points. This means Slinky
Little Treble Place Maximus becomes an unclassified method.
* The class of Hybrid methods is abolished, and all current
Hybrid methods become unclassified.
* The subdivisions of Plain (Bob, Place and Slow Course) and
Treble Dodging (Surprise, Delight and Treble Bob) are
unchanged. If we wish to abolish Slow Course, and/or
tighten Surprise to require places adjacent to the treble,
these are separate, orthogonal proposals.
* Little and Differential only apply to classified methods.
In this classification five of the quark methods become
unclassified, with the Bottom and Meson being short-course
principles. But the difference between unclassified and a
principle doesn't affect the name, so they can all be named
similarly, e.g. "Top Maximus". Most link methods commonly
used in cyclic max also become unclassified (though not
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