I never said it wasn't Steve. I was talking in context with the site in
question and the fact that the site does seem to be encouraging detecting
when in mine and others views it shouldn't be
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From: "Steve-B" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2006 6:30 PM
Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] PAS strays from its remit ( was Bill Wyman's light
> 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
> metal )
>> 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
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