Rob, liaising with a detectorist to record his finds is very, very different
to promoting the hobby.
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From: "Rob" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2006 2:26 PM
Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] PAS strays from its remit ( was Bill Wyman's light
> Steve Said " No one I know within the hobby of metal detecting would for
> one second
> 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
> 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
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