Re: JI Symposium - Stop burning the red-heads.
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- Subject: Re: JI Symposium - Stop burning the red-heads.
- From: Gerry Snyder <email@example.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.
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
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