[Anst-dancers] FAS - Dance Business (Long)
Myfanwy ferch Eifion
myfanwy at pug.net
Fri Oct 31 06:18:45 PST 2003
>\Well, it seems like you guys had an official "unofficial" meeting
>considering all of the attendees and everything discussed. :)
Although we discussed a lot, Capricia continued to point out that nothing
that we discussed was official because it was not an official meeting. The
set up was just conducive for a lot of sitting around and talking.
>Just out of curiosity, why are there two offical meetings scheduled only one
>week apart? Are people really going to attend both of them?
I believe it was so that there were two events on opposite ends of the
kingdom close together so that everybody could potentially make one of
them. I don't believe it is expected for everybody to make both, it just
allows for the opportunity to hear from as many of the members as possible.
>I think that any commonly done variations should be included for dances, and
>I don't think that including them would hinder new dancers as long as there
>is one clearly listed as the most common. Are there a great number of dances
>that have more than one very common variation? I think that whoever
>submitted the dance would make that choice, otherwise it would be left up to
>the compilers of the manual.
The problem is deciding what is the most common. That was what was
reiterated over and over. Because this was not an official meeting, no
decisions were really made, just a decision on what the majority of the
group that was there felt would be a good solution. The problem that I see
is that this "Kingdom of Ansteorra" dance manual is being done and I think
that Isabeau, Guilliame, and Ariane are doing a great service to volunteer,
however I feel like it is being done without any desired input from
others. That is not to say that input hasn't been asked, it just has the
feeling of having been discouraged. The other thing, is that offense is
being taken that we're talking about the project and giving input about how
to make it nicer for the kingdom, but yet they didn't ask the guild if the
guild wanted it, they just said they were doing it.
>When was this date decided?
I was led to believe that this was the date that Capricia and Isabeau had
talked about. I may be wrong.
>Why do so many people need to have access to the web site?
The discussion came about because we felt that it would be unfair to have
Lowrie as the programmer have to test under a false environment. If she
cannot access place where the page is to be hosted, then there is no way
for her to have an accurate program. As far as the proctor as the
baron/baroness/seneschal well, they aren't really similar. The
baron/baroness/seneschal have real power in our society. The proctor only
has real "power" in the guild. For example, if for some reason Isabeau
suddenly disappeared and there needed to be an immediate update to the AGED
web page, it would be best that somebody could do that. Although we have
the benefit or Pug being sort of with the guild, we are just the first
kingdom wide guild and if there are others Pug may not be involved enough
to know who "the person in charge" is and so who could make the calls to
change passwords/remove privileges/etc and so it is better if we set up
some kind of procedure now.
> If a submission form was created it would
>be the same thing as emailing the web manager with a dance--they would still
>have to format it into the web site.
Although I see your point, if there was a standard format for the dance,
the submission form could ask the questions in the standard format,
allowing the formatting to be done already. Although I haven't done any
html programming and I haven't done programming in over 12 years, I would
guess that we haven't gone back in time and so there are ways of putting
things in alphabetical order.
>I think this idea is nice, thought not absolutely necessary.
No it is not necessary. But no, it shouldn't create more work for the web
manager accept possibly approval because it would be an automated
process. The approval would just be to make sure it was spam/porn/etc.
> > Can we persuade and teach our nobles and peers to pavan into court?
>Maybe a few, but probably not many, they like to socialize a lot.
Ahh, but when they are going into court, and they are pavanning, they could
still socialize on their way in.
>The approximate amount and it's exact purpose could be voted on in person at
>an official guild meeting that has been advertised several months in advance
>with a date, time of day, and location. We would have to make sure that the
>majority of guild members could actually be there, otherwise, perhaps a
>private email voting system would work for those who couldn't make it.
This was basically my thought on this matter too. But just like the
gathering we had last weekend, nothing on here can be our official
decision. We have to gather official and actually vote on things.
Very sleepy so this probably has many errors in it,
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