Steve Said " No one I know within the hobby of metal detecting would for one
accuse the PAS of promoting metal detecting "
Well no they wouldn't but we would. The majority of their outreach work is
indeed aimed at Metal detectorists which they were not solely set up to
facillitate although no doubt we will agree that they are the biggest
exponents of the service. We in archaeology though would and do accuse them
of that because it is after all what we see every day of the week. Their
promoting the hobby is another example of this. Why do they not have
something similar online aimed at archaeology? Do they believe the Young
Archaeologists clubs around the country are for this purpose?
As I see the PAS they are there to record items of Archaeological
significance and should be promoting archaeology if they should promote
anything at all. Personally I would wish they stuck to their reason for
being here. The recording of finds and the education of Metal detectorists
of what is and what isn't responsible detecting. Yes I now hear you saying
that this is what this game is about. Well I guess in some small way you
would be right however to not have this game would not be non promotion of
such as well, and it is my opinion that it will encourage kids to think "
Hey there's a few quid to be made from detecting"
I guess the real question we should ask is how many kids actually visit the
PAS site? I wonder if they bother because it isn't a shoot em up site