On 11/11/2013 8:32 PM, Daniel Brizendine wrote:
> Roise I would ask you how you feel with your interperation of the
> newsletter within current Kingdom law.  It is not in fact the issue that
> what is legal in the East or An Tir or any other Kingdom potentially not
> legal in the Calontir.  As a newbie I am just asking a question, please
> remember I am still newish.

Calontir must and should do what works for Calontir.

In this particular case, the East Kingdom Gazette is not an
SCA activity.  It's written and managed by SCA people, and
they write about the SCA.  But it's no different than if it
was written by Contract Bridge people about Contract

It's not unusual for people to think "it has something to do
with the SCA, the SCA must run it and make rules about it".
That's so common, friends of mine have been making silly
references to it for nigh onto 20 years. [1]

But it's not necessary.  Sometimes, the best thing to do (like
the original Kingdom web pages and Kingdom mailing lists,
or current Kingdom Facebook pages) is to just do things, and
see if the Corporation ever catches up. :-)


[1] I think my friend Steffan coined the Cascading Bureaucracy Meme
     about 20 years ago:
     "We can, therefore we do.
     We do, therefore we have always done.
     We have always done, therefore we must always do.
     We must always do, therefore an officer must oversee the doing.
     There is an officer, therefore we must report.
     We must report, else we will lose our tax status."

     Compare and contrast to "Justin's Rules of Good Bureaucracy":
     Don't make a Law if a Policy will do.
     Don't make a Policy if Custom suffices decently well.
     And don't try to change Custom if things aren't broken
           in the first place"