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Re: The finished circle
Aug 06, 2012, 20:01
bladup wrote:
i know my rights i don't have to tell anybody,[for them to put them in some draw somewhere and then get lost], i,ve never moved a thing, most finds are from ploughed fields and i'm been shown where people used to live, you have metel detectorists digging and wrecking all over and you say this to me, you want me to leave it for the next person to pick up---like you would......you've got as pompous as him now.


I'm afraid all that simply shows being pretty hostile towards book-learning doesn't make you well informed. I won't go on in detail about why you should report finds but suffice to say -

"i know my rights i don't have to tell anybody"
- no-one said you do. It's voluntary. (But socially responsible.)

"for them to put them in some draw somewhere and then get lost"
No, you get a receipt and they're given back. I wouldn't mind betting not one in a ten thousand has ever been lost by PAS.

"most finds are from ploughed fields"
So what? Precise spatial data is still valuable.

"you have metel detectorists digging and wrecking all over and you say this to me"
Actually, 30% of detectorists DO report their finds and are therefore doing the right thing to a greater extent than you!
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