[Sca-Cooks] Quality of the new T.I.

chawkswrth at aol.com chawkswrth at aol.com
Sun Jul 29 23:20:48 PDT 2007

There is another possibility that I think you are all missing-it is also possible that those Articles are ALL they ever get!

I happen to know two of the past Editors in question. They were constantly requesting good articles, and seldom getting them. They begged, they pleaded, they conjoled-to be met with rather academic silence! One told me that outside of being the US President, being the editor of TI was one of the most thankless jobs out there! Constant complaints, very little positive feedback, articles are scarce....

Every editor wants a good magazine, but, if the articles don't come in, what are they going to do? 

This list is made up of many, many wonderful researchers. You are known far and wide for your scholarship, as well as your abilities. I can tell from reading your E-mails that you are quite good at writing the English Language. 

The TI is also _your_ magazine. 
You want better quality in it?
Then, my friends, you must submit that quality. 

contemplating an article on muffs, once the research really is finished....

-----Original Message-----
From: David Friedman <ddfr at daviddfriedman.com>
To: Cooks within the SCA <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 4:41 pm
Subject: Re: [Sca-Cooks] Quality of the new T.I.

Bear writes:

>I found the quality of the old TI as bad as the current TI mainly because
>the editors in both cases lack the specialized knowledge to adequately
>distinguish between superior quality and trash.

I have horror stories about past T.I.'s and C.A.'s, which I will 
spare you for the moment, so no strong opinion as to whether it is 
getting worse.

But I think it's worth noting that the "specialized knowledge" needed 
to avoid things like the pasties article isn't about the actual 
subject matter. Anyone competent at doing SCA research should have 
spotted that article for what it was, whether or not he knew anything 
about period cooking. It isn't as if the author didn't make what she 
was doing entirely clear. Hence the appearance of that article 
suggests either that whoever made the decision is incompetent for the 
job or doesn't care.
David Friedman
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