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« Reply #60 on: October 07, 2012, 07:03:25 AM »

At one time the big detecting firms used to be interested in supporting this hobby with
prizes and so on, but they soon became aware of this practise of falsely pretending to make
find to win these goodies. Another casualty of the greedy.
As you said, its just the sad attention seekers who seem to be spoiling it these days.
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« Reply #61 on: October 07, 2012, 07:33:51 AM »

Most rallies I don't find something, and I'm fine about that. I detect for enjoyment and exercise.
Taking something is only kidding MYSELF.  What's the point?

I'm not in to finds league tables as the temptation is there for a participant to cheat to gain status.
I watch some people detecting and I'm amazed they find anything as their technique is not classic!

Part of the problem is proving someone is taking their own 'finds' to rallies is difficult to prove, and could be deemed a slander or libel, and possible legal implications.  The reality is it's really sad, and even laughable!

I don't think anything needs to be done except by detectorists themselves. If they are so insecure that they need to bolster their ego, then it's only them that will be able to sort themselves out.

I spoke to Cheff Geoff about the following on the weekend. Personally, I get more enjoyment going to a hunted out site or a field that I don't expect to find something, to do my detecting.

Finding a hammered coin or brooch doesn't do much for me these days. I get more of a thrill from finding a small deep coin that's obviously been missed. Most detectors with a competent user will find most targets, so it's getting that bit extra out of my machine that does it for me.

There's a lot worse things going on in the world, so I'm not too bothered if someone wants to bolster their ego.by claiming they found something when they didn't: Especially as it doesn't effect me as I don't participate in league tables or finds competitions.


I must admit Bob....Last Sunday when you came back to your car having found three porn dvd's.....I did suspect you had taken them along with you !!!    but, if they were gen finds..... I may invest in a blisstool !!!    Shocked
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« Reply #62 on: October 08, 2012, 09:45:45 AM »

 Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #63 on: October 08, 2012, 12:03:36 PM »

How about people coming to a rally having to walk past a gang of people with metal detectors aimed at them? You could make it a tradition like a wedding guard of honour, walk through here and join our gang of honest detectorists!

I have had my doubts about some rallies in the past where loads of unusual and unexpected finds come up, particularly on "made" land where airports and landing strips have been sited. I have researched some sites where I have expected to find roman, saxon or medieval and no one finds anything of interest or from those periods, but the condition of the finds is usually the most telling. Finding a roman grot in a really dire state of rot next to another where theres not a mark on it is pretty confusing. I have found a roman coin on a rally that even I was not convinced was genuine. I always clean my finds in hydrogen peroxide wash that I carry in a spray bottle when I am out detecting and have found some of the dirt and corrosion comes off incredibly quickly and cleanly, but when I use the same technique on finds from my own sites, it takes hours of cleaning and washing to get a decent coin or brooch.

I never expect to find anything at rallies but I enjoy getting fresh air in different parts of the country so I'll carry on going to them. This is a hobby not a competition and I have no involvement in league tables or the like.

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« Reply #64 on: October 08, 2012, 12:13:34 PM »

why ban them they pay money it all does to dw or other rallys they dont gain anything so why ban them. money lost towards other rallys.
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« Reply #65 on: October 10, 2012, 02:24:14 PM »

worst plant i heard of was a small hoard or romans to win the big prize.
the farmer wasnt happy he did a runner and there was a hunt on for the perp in the TH magazines ,rubbish coins in the 'hoard' though
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« Reply #66 on: October 14, 2012, 03:38:16 PM »

do you think there are planters operating on TH forums ?
making out they found things which they have bought somewhere ?
some pics look suspicious
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