ACP - goals and framework

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14 years 11 months ago - 14 years 11 months ago #126140 by leon123
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I received an email from Robert asking me an excellent question which I will quote here without his permission (hope you don't mind, Robert!):

"I think we need to decide what it is that we are trying to do. What is
the goal? Are we going to recapitulate the ANSI standards with some
common sense thrown in? Or, what?

Once that is decided, I think we need to decide the framework for how
the group will the go about realizing the goal."

I think this is the question that we need the most feedback from the most people on to ensure that whatever we produce will meet the needs of all the different interests in the RTC community. Once the general goal and framework are mostly agreed upon it will be easier to wrangle out the details and fill in the blanks.

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14 years 11 months ago - 14 years 11 months ago #126153 by treeman
Replied by treeman on topic Goal- a point of reference.
My point of view: Having a framework of Acceptable Climbing Practices (ACP) provides a point of reference for climbers. This is especially true for the new climbers coming in to the activity. It offers recreational tree climbers a higher level of legitimacy for tree owners too, be they private or governmental bodies. I know of one major country that is serious about creating standards for tree climbers (not the States) and is looking for models to work off of. The recreational climbers in that country do not want the government to model practices after rock climbers or tree workers.

Common sense and common language would be a big plus in a document around ACP.

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Peter Treeman Jenkins

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14 years 11 months ago - 14 years 11 months ago #126156 by treeman
Replied by treeman on topic Framework. Say more about that.
What do we mean by framework? Are we asking about what we are saying in the ACP? Clarification please.

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14 years 11 months ago - 14 years 11 months ago #126158 by leon123
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Common sense and common language are both things I would like to see as well.


By framework, I was thinking of the format of the final product. This isn't really that important at this stage, but I am thinking ahead to how all the topics will best be organized.

If you read Robert's question he also uses the word framework to refer to the process that we will go through to achieve the goals that we set.

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14 years 11 months ago - 14 years 11 months ago #126202 by treeman
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I just posted on the "ACP Terminology" thread the question of who will be the intended audience that will read this kind of document. It is a question of what the goal is for doing this thing. Is it to
1. Regulate and legislate.
2. Provide guidelines.

Please read my other comment on ACP Terminology. Correct me if I am drifting aimlessly.

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14 years 11 months ago - 14 years 11 months ago #126207 by leon123
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I vote for number 2. Recommendations for Best Climbing Practices.

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