[Elfsea] Defender web site

WESLEY DUKE wesley_duke at sbcglobal.net
Wed Aug 16 20:32:22 PDT 2006

To the populas of Elfsea, while I understand concerns about the website  not being up, it is now available and most if not all the concerns have  been addressed. If anyone has anyother issues or concerns please feel  free to contact me privately.
  HL Fearghus MacKenna
  Autocrat Elfsea Defender
  Defender Webminister

Lisa Duke <hlarabella at sbcglobal.net> wrote:  Since you responded to me privately...
  I didn't particually appreciate yout tone.
  You  don't need their excellancies ok to put up a web site, because if  there changes can be made after it's up. No where does it say tha  thte B&B have to sign off on a website.  Actually that's  your job as seneschal, not theirs.  
  The  ad from the black star would be great to start with. But he  didn't.  That link should go up at least 2 months if not more in  advance. As soon as you knew you were going to have the event it  should have a web site.  
  I just  now looked at the web site.  Especially since you are using a new  site, one that is dry, and very primative.  (By the way why is the  site dry? Collin county may be a dry county but they serve alcohol in  resturants, and they allow alcohol in the indoor arena.)  People,  as in folks who come here from outside your group, need to know these  things...  You won't have many campers at this event, and I'd say  that 50 percent will day trip.  
  This is what the web site is missing...
  What  is the site fee? Is there a price break for children?  ( I just  now found the pricing, it is in an inconvienent and not easily  accessible place) What is the side board luncheon, What is the  menu?  How many are you going to feed? Will you provide disposable  plates and such or do I need to bring feast gear.  Will  tables be provided or do I need to bring my own?  Where  will the side board be on site?  
  (That  better be a great side board for a $10 site fee and a primiative site  with no amenities at that.  And considering you linked to the  county web site and we all know now how much you are paying for the  site it better be a terrific side board.) Are you using site water? Is  it potable? Do I need to bring my own water?  Are there flush  toilets?  Is there shower faciities? The map is hard to read on  website, it should be blown up.  Where are the closest hotels? Is  that a pond I see in the picture?  If it is there needs to be  a statement concerning parents and children and no life guard.   That is a hazard that needs to be addessed ASAP.
  Those  are pretty pictures... what is a swiss five?  Will letters of  intent be acceptable at the event? Who are the marshals in  charge?  What is a Bear Pit for archery?
  All of these things should already be decided upon and in the web site at least 2 months ago.  
  Richard  is wrong.. and he should know this.. to affectively advertise your  event you have to advertise in the medium that will reach the most  people with little or no cost or effort.  That medium is the  web.  
  And  on the paid membership thing.  I did pay my membership just before  round table, I don't have my black star yet.  Not everyone is a  paid member.  and you as the seneschal should have records of how  many people arn't members at your events by looking at the sign in  sheets?  
  By not advertising  on-line can you afford to loose that revenu.  Every person who  walks through that gate helps your bottom line.  Any one of those  persons won't return if they get pissed of becasue they have a bad  experience because of information they did not get before hand.   Can Elfsea afford that?
Aislyn of Glynwyrd Fen <aislyn_glynwyrd_fen at hotmail.com> wrote:
      P  {  margin:0px;    padding:0px  }  body  {  FONT-SIZE: 10pt;  FONT-FAMILY:Tahoma  }      Arabella,
  Thank  you for your reminder, but please be aware that the website has  already been developed and is presently being reviewed by Their  Excellencies, and we are well aware of the time frame and are  putting every effort into making the website available asap. I will put  a message out as soon as the link is active. Again, thank you so much  for your reminder.

    Lady Aislyn
  Barony of Elfsea
  "Sis audire Deus rideo risi risum, dico him vestri intentio"
  van Zandt

  Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2006 13:35:41 -0700
From: hlarabella at sbcglobal.net
To: elfsea at lists.ansteorra.org
Subject: [Elfsea] Defender web site

  Ok folks
  It's 6 weeks until Elfsea Defender!
  Where is the web site?

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