[r-t] Unclassified (Was: ?CCBR meeting - Methcom, proposals)

Don Morrison dfm at ringing.org
Fri Jun 3 12:53:48 UTC 2016

On Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 8:16 AM, Robin Woolley <robin at robinw.org.uk> wrote:
> I remember thinking something along the lines suggested by RAS - "I
> want classification to besomething that happens once there is an
> established trend towards a particular style of method" - round
> about 1997 when Variable Cover was being discussed. This is an
> example of a type which becomes passingly fashionable - e.g., 14
> peals in 2009/10 and only eight since - and then disappears.
> However, is does seem when someone invents something new, they do
> have a habit of demanding Decision change.

I'm sorry, by my recollection of what transpired at the Council those years
is rather different. The band only wanted its peal recognized (or whatever
the sophistical term of art was then), but it was the classifiers who were
only willing to recognize it if they could classify it. What is
particularly annoying is that the peal still isn't recognized as the first
of that type, the Council explicitly essentially waving a rude hand gesture
at the band for having he temerity of doing something new and refused to
retroactively recognize it once they changed the rules, in egregiously
complex fashion, to allow other bands to do the same thing in the future.

Don Morrison <dfm at ringing.org>
"It is no more sensible to complain that philosophy is no longer
capable of solving practical problems than it is to complain that
the study of the stars no longer enables one to predict the course
of world events."       -- Paul Grice, _Studies in the Way of Words_
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