NOTE: Currently we’re getting a spate of metal detectorist sockpuppetry aimed at this thread in particular, no doubt intended to discourage recruits. We will delete them as we see them but if you do see any please disregard them. They are not representative of the vast majority of visitors here. Thanks.The ambassadors for the hobby that it plainly deserves. Is it possible, do you think, that in our lifetime we will see the majority of metal detectorists behaving like normal people? What many of them are doing now is not by any stretch of the imagination normal behaviour. What is wrong with these people?
Among the people the PAS is spending lots of public money trying to do sensible outreach to is one "Dick Thrust" (sic) who apparently represents a website called Antiquitiessavedforthepeople (sic) whose bothersome comment illustrates perfectly the crude and primitive mindset of part of the detecting community. I've been getting a lot of these recently, also under assumed names.
Vignette: Apparently, the best metal detectorists can do...