[r-t] Methods Committee proposed proposed changes

Tim Barnes tjbarnes23 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 24 21:33:31 UTC 2017

On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 10:28 AM, Don Morrison <dfm at ringing.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 10:06 AM, Richard Smith <richard at ex-parrot.com>
> wrote:
> I think #4 is the right way to go.  A vague, qualifive requirement of
> this sort can at most be

> self-policing, so could be viewed as no different to #3, but it does at
> least set an

> expectation that corrections should be made quickly.

> > However, I personally would change the wording slightly. Instead of
> > "as quickly as possible", which is what both Tim's Framework and the
> > MC's proposal say, how about "as quickly as is reasonably possible"?
> > Or just "reasonably quickly"?
> Another possibility might be "as soon as practical"? whatever "as..."
> wording is chosen I suspect "soon" may be a more apposite adverb than
> "quickly" in this context--a reasonable duration rather than simple haste
> seems to be what we're aiming at.

Thinking about this more, the "as practical" or "as possible" seems to open
up the possibility of someone saying "well it wasn't possible (or
practical) for me to swap back the two bells until an hour after they
crossed".  Perhaps it would be better to simply say (as RAS did above, and
I think MBD suggested previously) that corrections should be made quickly.

I realized the MC consultation intends the 2017 changes to include adding a
statement that a band should strive to maintain a high standard of ringing
(to show that both errors and striking matter), but this isn't included in
the draft language provided on the MC website (this is my oversight).  So
perhaps the current (D) A.9 and (D) A.10 should be collapsed into a single
item that reads, "Bands should strive to maintain a high standard of
ringing, and errors in ringing or calling should be corrected quickly."
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