[Ansteorra] Proposed change in waterbearing
pholland64 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 17 14:43:41 PDT 2008
god save us from damned lawyers svipdagr
On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 4:38 PM, Chris Zakes <dontivar at gmail.com> wrote:
> At 01:22 PM 6/17/2008, Gregor MacBeathain wrote:
> This is a terrible idea. On the face of it we are putting people at
>> practical risk in order to protect against a theoretical risk.
>> This also sends a message that the Society is devaluing waterbearing.
>> You can disclaim that as often as you want, but the message will still
>> be there in the subtext of the measure.
> No, the real message is that the SCA is paranoid about getting sued. That's
> a different debate than whether or not we have official waterbearers.
> If the Society is this concerned about it, add a clause to the site
>> and membership waiver to cover illness received from communal water
>> and/or enact society-wide regulations of Society branch-provided
> <shrug> The waiver already says that we're doing this voluntarily and if we
> get hurt it's not the SCA's fault. What more do you want?
> Putting the membership at risk is not a proper response
> How is this putting the membership at risk? There's nothing that says
> people can't bring their own water (which they *should* be doing anyway) and
> nothing that says Household X or The Generic Waterbearer's Guild can't take
> over for the Waterbearer's Office and hand out water. All it does is
> withdraw any *official* SCA sponsorship.
> -Tivar Moondragon
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