[ANSTHRLD] Fw: [Announcements] Laurel Office Request for Feedback on the Rules for Submissions

Gwenllian ferch Maredudd wenthlyan at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 31 13:45:39 PST 2009

Greetings --

I thought you all might be interested in this request for feedback from the Laurel Office. I've done the survey. It's not too long and asks some interesting questions about what should and should not conflict.

Laurel is asking that the survey be forwarded widely so as to get plenty of feedback.

And please note that the survey link in the forwarded email is incorrect. The correct version is: 



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Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2009 10:51:43 -0600
From: Patrick Anderson <president at sca.org>
Subject: [Announcements] Laurel Office Request for Feedback on the
    Rules for    Submissions
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> To those to whom these words come, greetings from Olwynn ni  
> Chinneidigh,
> Laurel Queen of Arms and Juliana de Luna, Palimpsest Herald.
> The Laurel office is starting to review our policies and procedures  
> for
> submissions.  We expect that the eventual outcome will be a complete
> rewrite of the Rules for Submissions.
> To start this process, we're asking the populace and heralds to give  
> us
> feedback about the heraldic submissions process and how it should  
> work.
> A survey which asks some basic questions can be found at
> http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GLJZDDZ; we'd appreciate it if  
> interested
> people would take time to answer the questions there.  Anyone can
> complete this; we promise to read all answers.  We expect the survey  
> to
> take fifteen to twenty minutes.  Additional comments about or ideas  
> for
> this process can be sent to rules at heraldry.sca.org.
> We have several goals for this process:
> -    to make the Rules for Submissions easier to use for heralds and
> submitters alike
> -    to reduce discrepancies between the Rules as written and the  
> rules
> as applied
> -    to reflect on the degree of authenticity we want for the
> registration process and how best to codify rules to evaluate it
> -    to reconsider the level of difference we should require between
> names and devices for registration
> In all areas, the Society for Creative Anachronism has moved towards
> progressively better understandings of what people did in our period.
> Given this, we are not interested in discussing rules changes that  
> would
> substantially lower our standards for registration of names and  
> armory.
> But we are interested in exploring ways to make it easier for people
> register items that are in period style, whether or not they fit the
> rules as they currently exist.  We welcome ideas about how to do that
> from all sources.
> We look forward to hearing from you!  The deadline for the survey is
> January 31; we will continue to accept comments by e-mail until the
> review of the rules is completed.  Please forward this message to  
> other
> mailing lists, so that as many people as possible can respond.
> Juliana and Olwynn

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