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Ayreton Announcement Changes - A practical approach.

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  • Ayreton Towne Cryer
    It seems that how I am changing making announcements is a bit confusing. I apologize for making it harder than it should be. Let us clear the air. 1 - I will
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 27, 2006
      It seems that how I am changing making announcements is a bit confusing.  I apologize for making it harder than it should be.  Let us clear the air.
      1 - I will make full announcements to the Ayreton Discussion Group.  Its web address is:
      2- I have stopped making full announcements to the shires and the Province of Tree Girt Sea.  I have also stopped making announcements to Village Green and Frasers Oak.
      Exception - Fighting announcements will still go to Fighting in the Neighborhood.  After all that is exactly what that list was created for!
      3 - e-mails to you personal e-mail account are NOT affected by this.  If you would like to receive e-mails in your personal e-mail account simply e-mail me at this address and I will add you.  I have had several requests already.
      What is the Ayreton Yahoo! group?
      The Ayreton Yahoo! group was the brain child of Lord Todesco.  He created it so that anyone could make announcements from any of the 6 Ayreton SCA groups.  And ANYONE can make announcements there not just the Ayreton Towne Cryer.
      Okay so what ISN'T the Ayreton Yahoo! group?
      Well it isn't designed to be a discussion group.  While discussion is discourage it is NOT forbidden.  After all this is about us playing together better right?
      What if I don't have a Yahoo! e-mail account?  Can I still get on the list?
      Absolutely!  Simply subscribe by sending a message to
      ayreton-subscribe@yahoogroups.com  The list is open to everyone without any need for moderator approval.  The owners of the list do reserve the right to change that should there ever be some kind of abuse... yeah... we can't imagine what but okay.
      Also if you do choose to post an announcement to the list that is great!  In order to stop the list from being Spammed to heck and back your first AND ONLY YOUR FIRST post must be approved.  After that you will never have to have a post approved.  Again we're doing this to cut down on SPAMBOT invasion.
      So if I can get the announcements in my e-mail box are there any advantages to actually joining the list?
      Yes.  Besides being able to make announcements yourself about activities that are of interest to you there are other advantages as well.
      The Calendar.
      Lord Todesco has done a FANTASTIC job of keeping the calendar up to date with just about every activity happening in Ayreton.  Not only does the calendar give the times and days of the activities but it includes addresses and often directions or links to directions for each activity as well!  This could easily be your one stop shop for activities in the Ayreton area!  You can find the calendar by logging into the Yahoo! group or by clicking on the link below.
      Lord Todesco also went out of his way to build a links area that includes many midlands SCA groups not just Ayreton Groups.  This also includes the discussion groups for a variety of midlands groups including Ayreton Groups.
      People are already populating the photo gallery!  Add your photos of activities as well.  Pictures of arts martial are great but so are A&S projects done or in the process!
      The Ayreton Map.
      Lord Todesco took time to create a very cool looking map of the Ayreton area.  You'll see it every time you visit the Yahoo! group!
      I have enjoyed being the Ayreton Towne Cryer very much.  I am very greatful for the support and thanks that I have received.  I look forward to making the announcement process simpler and easier to access for everyone while eliminating excessive inbox e-mail on account of those announcements.
      Lord Ian the Green
      Ayreton Towne Cryer

      This is an e-mail announcement from the Ayreton Towne Cryer. If you wish to have an activity, demo, event or other type of SCA get together announced feel free to contact me and request an announcement be made. After all the more people playing nice together, the more fun it is for everyone! Corrections can also be made but only if you help me find them.

      The Cryer can be contacted at AyretonTowneCryer@...

      If you wish to be taken off of the announcement please send an e-mail to the AyretonTowneCryer@... and put in the body that you are requesting to be removed from the announcement list.

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    • Chris Todesco
      Thank you, your Criershipness, but I d like to make a few additional points: - Anyone who wants to can be a moderator, and now that first-posts have to be
      Message 2 of 2 , Apr 27, 2006
        Thank you, your Criershipness, but I'd like to make a few additional

        - Anyone who wants to can be a moderator, and now that first-posts
        have to be approved, the more people who can do this job the better.

        - In addition to asking conversation be kept to the local the default
        "reply-to" is set to the AUTHOR, not the list-- so if you want to make
        a public reply, you have to change the To: line to

        - Yes, anyone can make announcements. Even birthday, congratulations,
        party, for-sale, or any announcements that are of interest to the
        whole area, not just event/meeting announcements.

        - Also, any member can currently put events on the calendar. I try to
        add all events that I see posted to mailing lists and web pages, but
        I'm sure I miss some. But please, if you do, remember to turn OFF the
        Reminder. The default 15 minute reminder is useless and annoying, and
        unfortunately I can't change the default.

        ~Tedesco da Venezia~
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