Heritage Action spotted this one, but I thought I'd repost it as it goes well with what the BM "partners" train-wreck of a response to my FOI reveals about them and the attitudes of fifty professionals towards issues raised here. HA comment that the "massive irony completely escapes artefact hunters!":
Of course metal detecting forums which ban even mentioning certain points of view are not in any way "biased" are they? I think it is a fair bet whose blog they do not want fellow "passionately interested in the history and only want to preserve it" artefact collectors linking to. To what extent is all the talk on these forums about being keen on preservation just talk, for show -0 because its what makes detectorists look good? It is all a facade, isn't it.Mod Edit:
Links to that persons biased blog are not permitted on this forum
TAKE A GOOD LOOK at this behaviour, for these are precisely the sort of people the PAS wants to grab more and more millions of public quid to make into the "partners" of the British Museum, archaeological heritage professionals and to whom they want us all to entrust the exploitation of the archaeological record. Take a good look and decide what you think about that as a "policy".