Announcing the Printing Press...
pug at pug.net
Tue Feb 25 06:35:49 PST 1997
Good Morning one and all,
I would like to announce that the printing press has arrived within
our Society. We must fear this new creation since it will allow the
common man access to information that they would not be able to get to
before. It would empower them to the point they might not need us
anymore. This will cause the end of Society as we know it. Only chaos
can come from this.
What am I talking about? Oh come on folks, you've seen the fear
people have of information being on the net for everyone and their dog
to get. *smile*
I have returned the Crown and Great Officers of State to the
Ansteorran web page. Since this information (at least in part, if not
whole, albeit inaccurately) is available on the Society web page, it
should be safe for on-line publication.
The Lesser Officers of State, regional and group officers have not
been made available yet and will not be until sometime in the future.
I spent a couple hours on the phone last night with the Kingdom
Seneschal and the Kingdom Chronicler on this topic. (I didn't call
Their Majesties since it was nearing 10 PM already.) It was determained
that the GOofS should be safe to publish. As well, the three of us,
with Their Majesties, should sit down and decide what should be the
official "guidelines" for the information published on the net.
(Unless someone with more authority than I have just tells me what to
do. *evil grin*)
In the meantime it will be announced to the populace, through the
BlackStar (an official channel of communication with officers) what
the interrum solution is until the official guidelines are
established. If we get lucky (I doubt it) we will have the guidelines
done before the April BlackStar goes to print.
Btw, I'm glad everyone has given me words of encouragment and they've
truly helped. I would rather you spent the time and energy more
productively though. (After all, I'm doing this cause I *wnat* to* and
knew what I was getting into when I started. It doesn't mean I'm not
going to vent about it every now and again though. *grin*)
Where I'd rather see your energies focused is towards making us able
to have *all* officer/contact information up for all regions and
groups. As well, I'd like to see us having the event announcements and
all of the information from the BlackStar up. To do this, we need to
educate those people opposing it that their fears are misfounded. We
*want* new people showing up to our meetings and events. We *want*
people to be able to directly contact the officer they need and not
have to go through the GOofS. Etc.
As well, if their life is *truly* in danger, as some have claimed, they
shouldn't be taking an officer position that has their personal
information published *anywhere*, after all it would be a threat to
their life if it was. On the other hand, maybe we shouldn't allow them
to endanger themselves in that manner. *wink*
I want our web page to be the best in the SCA, but it's difficult to do
with the restrictions we're being given.
Phelim Uhtred Gervas | "I want to be called. COTTONTIPS. There is something
Barony of Bryn Gwlad | graceful about that lady. A young woman bursting with
House Flaming Dog | vigor. She blinked at the sudden light. She writes
pug at pug.net | beautiful poems. When ever shall we meet again?"
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