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Re: JI Symposium - Stop burning the red-heads.

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: JI Symposium - Stop burning the red-heads.
  • From: Gerry Snyder <gcsnyd@loop.com>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 16:33:23 -0600 (MDT)

Ian E. Efford wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> I certainly have no desire to be a judge but I do wish to understand
> just how to "see" irises accurately.  For this reason, I have attended
> one training session in North Carolina and the first part of John
> Coble's one in Burlington.  After N.C., I concluded that the system
> lacked intellectual structure and that there were few standards by which
> to judge a flower.  There is a a wide latitude given to personal opinion
> and this was confirmed by John Coble when he said that any three judges
> might select winners at a show but that another three judges at the same
> show might select entirely different winners.  This is like
> international ice dancing where the dancers know their final rank before
> they go on the ice (bribery plays a large part) and the only issue is
> whether they fall during their performances.

Unfair!! 

Differing opinions, or even outright incompetance, are not 
in the same class with dishonesty. 

If you don't like the way judging is done, become a judge 
(despite your lack of desire) and improve the overall quality 
of judges.

Gerry
-- 
gcsnyd@loop.com    AIS Region 15
Warm, winterless Los Angeles
President of San Fernando Valley Iris Society
My work?  Helping generate data for http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/galileo





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