[ANSTHRLD] baronial service awards

Alden Drake alden_drake at sbcglobal.net
Wed May 9 14:10:19 PDT 2007

Tim McDaniel wrote:
> I want to leave aside the excellent notion of making sure everyone's
> OP entries are correct.
> On Wed, 9 May 2007, Mike Wyvill <wyvillmike at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> To make sure that all records are updated as much as possible. I for
>> example am listed as not having a device or name although both were
>> registered May of 2005.
> There's a general principle of database design that data should be
> maintained in only one place.  If it's useful in other contexts, they
> should have pointers to the real location, or have a copy ("cache")
> that is *automatically and immediately* updated upon change or use.
> There is a herald who maintains a (more or less) current database of
> name and armory registrations.  His title is Morsulus Herald, not
> Zodiacus.
> I gather from the above that the OP stores registered name and armory
> info.  That should not be done, because it will become out of date
> almost immediately (propagating bad info) and it's duplication of effort.
> Danyell de Linccolne

It doesn't keep the information.  It just includes a Y/N indicator for 
whether or not people have their name and/or device registered.  I've 
never found that information particularly useful.  If I want to know if 
someone has a name/device registered, I check the online O&A.


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