[Ansteorra] Pay-2-play, Pay-2-fight, Pay-2-whatever...

Jay Rudin rudin at ev1.net
Wed Jan 9 21:43:20 PST 2008

R the O wrote:

> Yeah, I don't think so. I paid for the right to be counted as a member of 
> the
> SCA, hence the name 'membership'. Apparently, I did not, in fact, 
> purchase
> the right to be a member of this Society. So where do I get my refund at?
> Don't tell me at the door, because that is supposed to be a nice bonus 
> given
> to people whom are members, which are people who have paid for a
> membership. Which I, apparently, have not. I could go all day in this 
> vein...
> My question is:
>  When, exactly, did a purchasing a membership stop meaning that you were 
> a
> member, and who was in charge of changing that funny little fact?

Don't be silly.  You *are* counted as a member, with exactly the membership 
benefits you were promised when you joined.  Kingdom Law requires a certain 
number of subscribing memberships, and you were never promised that a 
non-subscribing membership would be counted as a subscribing one.

It was never true, and it will never be true, that all memberships carry 
the same benefits.

Petition for a change in kingdom law if you like, but don't complain that 
the membership you bought provided exactly the benefits that the documents 
promised, rather than some other, richer set of benefits that you didn't 

Robin of Gilwell / Jay Rudin 

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