[Namron] Official or not (it's merely pining for the fjords)

Radei Drchevich radei at moscowmail.com
Sun Feb 26 19:59:06 PST 2006

THANK YOU.... that is what I have been trying to say.  

Sometime I have brain-fart and just can't get it to come out right.

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Craig Pharaoh" <sherdana at hotmail.com>
> To: namron at ansteorra.org
> Subject: RE: [Namron] Official or not (it's merely pining for the fjords)
> Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2006 20:16:46 -0600
> Hi Duncan, (and any neo-e-Luddites out there who somehow are forced 
> to see these emails),  I would rather have an email than a 
> telephone call any day! With email it's hard for people to forget 
> what they were saying, and I don't have to worry about whether or 
> not I understood them, but since I have hearing and memory 
> problems, that is my choice.  You can leave an email, with a note 
> to reply when the email is received, and if you don't get a reply, 
> send it again, or try and find out why there is no reply.  I can 
> save emails for years, and remind myself who wrote what and when, 
> and rediscover good ideas and questions, or find out what happened 
> in Norman or Berlin or whatever, even if I couldn't physically meet 
> with my friends.
> For information like directions to a new meeting place, addresses, 
> or heraldric information, email is much better in my opinion, and 
> no matter what time of the day or night I am finally able to be 
> connected, I can read the accumulated messages.  That beats the 
> heck out of getting a busy signal, or having to worry about being 
> out of range of cell phone towers.  A Call Tree/ Phone Tree works 
> great for meeting cancellations, and immediate priority messages, 
> if you have a cell phone, but most regular announcements that are 
> made on the internet, (along with a synopsis of important business) 
> can be easily shared here.
> There is no reason that inportant topics brought up or discussed at 
> an Official meeting can't be posted online, and since the "Plume" 
> is a free publication, the rules from the SCA seem to infer that it 
> may also be put online, if you make sure to get releases from the 
> contributors.  In fact, the laws of Oklahoma seem to state that any 
> NP organization that has a meeting should post the minutes of the 
> meeting somewhere for the general public to view, if they want to 
> continue to have tax exemptions....  I'm not sure how we manage to 
> avoid that, maybe noone ever complained.
> Bad health, bad roads, distance, family, financial considerations 
> and work conflicts are all a fine reason for missing any meeting, 
> real life should come first.  This is still a "game".  The internet 
> newsgroup is considered just as official as the various sub-kingdom 
> newsletters, none of which are "corporate publications of the 
> Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc." and could be used to convey 
> relevant local information.   While we are playing pre-AD1601, we 
> are doing it in the 21st century, and I would hope that we would 
> use all forms of communication that would make it easier for people 
> to get the information about events, meeting times, and anything 
> else that enhances the "dream".
> Caius Fabius
> retired businessman, teacher and soldier
> ex-member of the BoD of some Oklahoma based NPOs.
> SCA dreamer
> > From: Duncan MacNamara <sca_macnamara at yahoo.com>
> > Reply-To: Barony of Namron <namron at ansteorra.org>
> > To: Barony of Namron <namron at ansteorra.org>
> > Subject: RE: [Namron] Official or not (it's merely pining for the fjords)
> > Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2006 13:15:11 -0800 (PST)
> >
> > Except for the fact that sometimes email delivery is delayed. 
> > Sometimes, I don't get notices of changes via email until well 
> > after the meeting time. Course, I don't have the gas money to 
> > attend Namron's meetings, but the same situation occours 
> > elsewhere.
> >
> >   That's one reason that email is not considered an "official" 
> > means of communication. Not everyone checks their email every 
> > day, and some email servers delay delivery, and sometimes email 
> > gets lost to the mists of cyberspace.
> >
> >   When you talk to someone on a phone, you know the message was 
> > recieved. That's why I ask for email *and* phone information for 
> > my contact sheets, even though my group is just a household/guild 
> > type... That way, there are two forms of contact you can pursue.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >   Admiral Lord Duncan MacNamara
> >   Captain of the HMS Iron Lotus
> >   Ansteorran Royal Navy
> >
> >
> >   A simple e-mail the morning of the meeting would be enough to 
> > inform people on the list.  and it should be easy enough to guess 
> > with reletive accuracy as to weather condition by end of day.  
> > especailly given that the Senechal is a meteorologist.
> >   communication concerning none weather/meeting place information 
> > and/or question I am out of ideas.  obviously my attemps are not 
> > successful, so I must be doing it wrong.
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