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Re: Climbing on Standing Stones
Feb 26, 2012, 08:08
goffik wrote:
nigelswift wrote:
Self-certification is cobblers.

I couldn't imagine any proper expert leaping around on the stones so disrespectfully, to be honest.

Maybe this is the ultimate solution for those who can't suppress their urges: http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/post/14448/cork_stone.html

G x

Of course self-certification doesn't work (see recent discussions on Metal-detectorists) simply because there is always someone who will "push the boundaries" and self-regulate themselves not to go any further until someone else does it, which gives carte-blanche for the upper limit to be overtaken again...then each little push, ups the ante by increments until there are no regulations in place at all...so rigid guidlines/rules have to be in place. The question we seem to have missed is why people climb on stones (or anything for that matter)...There so far seems to me, to be a good few categories mentioned on this debate so far.
1..The "just because it's there" crowd
2..The "first to do it" crowd
3...The "urge to be famous for discovering something new" crowd
4...The "pissed-up and don't give a toss" crowd
5...The "showing off in company" crowd
6...The "need to record for posterity" crowd
...strangely enough I can't find a "paying due respect" crowd to add to this list...is this perhaps why it is a hot topic?
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