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SelungnoramiAnd, oh dear, follow the link ('Regnalds Hoard Update') in yesterday's article and you find ..."The requested topic does not exist" and I guess Britain's Treasure Hunters want my readers all to come to the conclusion that the topic "never existed" and I made it all up.*
(Short for Selfish Undeserving Ignorami)
Wouldn't it be nice if that was true and that the archaeological heritage is not being treated like potatoes by greedy selungnorami with metal detectors? Wouldn't it be nice if the only way we could find anything to criticise in Britain's multi-million pound stopgap way to deal with artefact hunting and collecting was to make up scandalous stories? I invite my readers to register with a few 'closed door' forums and have a look at what they say and do there, and decide for yourself whether the bulk of the forum is inhabited by "citizen archaeologists" (as the PAS would have it) or Selungnorami. Go on, take a look. By censoring, hiding or moving threads that show the real face of detecting when attention is drawn to them, artefact hunters are trying to block you from seeing the full picture. They only want you to see the part they (and the PAS) want you to see. Now have a look at what they are hiding, and work out for yourselves why.
* Well, access to people who are good with computers I may have, but faking Google cache is not (as far as I know) one of their accomplishments. So here it is, proof I did not make it up.