Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Tekkie Backslapping

[UPDATE 17th Jan 2016 - Oh look, the thread has been locked so that no more responsible metal detectorists can make comments dropping the whole milieu into it. This is the attitude they have to open discussion of what is and what is not best practice - block it. PAS supporters take note].

There is a thread on an artefact hunting forum near you: 'Battlefield Recovery aka Nazi War Diggers' and it makes interesting reading. Detectorist "Allectus" (Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:09 pm) reckons that its broadcasting is:
 'one in the eye' for the two-bob, nothing better to do anti's... love it! [emoticon] [emoticon] [emoticon] A [emoticon]
 Later the same detectorist states (Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:14 pm)
I really didn't think I'd find it(Battlefield Recovery) overly interesting due to fact that the history is modern but, I thoroughly enjoyed it and thought it was very well presented indeed.....MODS EDIT was all the fuss about [emoticon] [emoticon] Very well done to all involved [emoticon][emoticon] Cheers A [emoticon]
jcmaloney says that it is ( Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:05 pm)
Enjoyable and informative [...] Knowledgeable presenters treating a fairly controversial subject with dignity and respect even if the work needs to be done in a fairly industrial manner.
Does it? Why? JamieB (Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:23 pm) says "I really enjoyed it . The wrist watch was pretty damn cool!!" and where is it now? Stanslad (Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:24 pm)
Really enjoyed it [...]  Reminded me of going bottle digging years ago with a digger when we had to get really deep stuff, what a fuss made over nothing, keep going lads,
Well done to all involved. Clint [emoticon]
Martin B (Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:32 pm) reckons
The dogtag and the watch were very personal items, treated well with respect and dignity.[...] All in all, i think a good balance
Nonsense man. Nailman (Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:48 pm) adjudges:
So far so good no grave robing[sic], ok it's not to the millimetre archaeological recording, but the finds went to a museum. It did say at the beginning that it was not a archaeological study. Not to[sic] hot on health and safety [...]  Brownie points for the mention of Black diggers ( nighthawks) and their antics It's just a shame it had a differant[sic] title to start (Nazi hunters) that caused all the agro[sic] in the first place Well done guys [emoticon] [emoticon] [emoticon]
 alloverover (Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:55 pm) is brief:
Well, that was good wasnt it [emoticon] [emoticon] [emoticon] [emoticon] [emoticon] [emoticon] yes it was  [emoticon] 
While the incongruously-named "historylover" (Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:04 am) informs his appreciative mates
I really enjoyed it well done to all involved [emoticon]
Several forum members are grateful to Channel five for not heeding the possible consequences and broadcasting the series as planned, allowing the rest of us (stakeholders in the heritage) to take an over-the-shoulder look at so-called "responsible metal detecting" in action warts and all. Member "Nailman" for example (Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:09 pm) who has "spent a lot of time on the Flanders battlefield" says:
I consider myself intelligent enough to make my own judgement Well done Chanel [sic] 5 free speach[sic] is still alive and well in this country. [emoticon]
 It is also alive and well in Poland and Latvia where this place-of-memory-trashing was shot. The programme was withdrawn from Polish tv pretty quickly after the first complaints started coming in.

 UPDATE 16th Jan 2016 (after Episode 2 broadcast)

Member "Allectus" sees no problems in what the films show (Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:08 pm):
It gets better! Cracking instalment there chaps [emoticon]  Cheers [emoticon]  A [emoticon]  
A is for jackass.

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". 


Brian Curtiss said...

Why is the common characteristic always a preponderance of emoticons? One see the world through one's own lense it appears but the precision of it ends with stating one's views with smiley faces.

Paul Barford said...

The problem is many of these people appear to have problems articulating themselves in words, ready-made pictures are more accessible to them. Obviously with people capable only of schematic thought, any policy based on "learning/education/reasoning" is bound to fail.

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