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thesweetcheat
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Re: feelings vs facts
Sep 04, 2012, 18:47
nigelswift wrote:
"The question is, am I more special than everyone else, do I have some special right to bend the rules that apply to everyone else for the good of the site? What's more important in the long run, the welfare of the site or me satisfying my impulse?

(It sounds like I like rules, I don't particularly, but I think we're talking about rules as in societal consensus. The people looking after Silbury, Skara Brae, Stonehenge, you'd like to think they are people who have the sites' protection at heart, and they're experienced / educated people who have been hired for their expertise. So if they decide we shouldn't trample all over Silbury etc, in this case I'm willing to believe that it's quite a good decision)"
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....tumultuous applause....
(From me anyway)


Yep, I'd go with that too. Although I would add the caveat that the heritage bodies don't always know best, as views do have a habit of changing over the years. But I would give them the benefit of the doubt on the basis that they have a degree of expertise that I sure don't.
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