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RE: The Acorn
Greetings to All, and especially Lady Anne Elizabeth.
%It has been brought to my attention that certain complaints have been
%in this forum concerning The Acorn. Unfortunately, this discussion
%within one of the principality threads and was auto deleted from my mail
% (I auto deleted anything with "principality" in the subject heading.) The
%concerns that were expressed to me were these:
%1) officers get too much space for their letters.
%2)event announcements only get one page and are printed only 2 months ahead
%3)announcements for outkingdom events don't appear. (Conversely, I have
%told they get too much space.)
My Lady, I take resposibility for this. I did not intend to slight your
work in any way.
I do realize that the Chronicler's Office has been a rough job. I was
commenting on things I have heard.
%I'm afraid I got really steamed when I heard about this... Mostly because
%tired and cranky and could *really* have used some help with this month's
%acorn (My husband, 2 year old, 3 month old, and dog were all sick. My
%was indisposed and my father recovering from surgery. I didn't feel
%However, whenever I put out a call for a deputy, the response is tepid at
%best. I need someone I can hand a file and diskette to, say go to it, and
%reasonably certain they can do the the job.
Very well. Send things via email, and I will do what I can. I will
become your deputy if you so desire. Just be aware that I will not be able
be *physically* present when the _Acorn_ must be assembled--mainly due to
%***If you think you can do a better job, I am more than willing to let you
I didn't say that. I know you are doing the best that you can, and that
situation has become inconvenient.
%And by the way, If you have a complaint or a suggestion, LET ME KNOW!! I
%can't change what I don't know about.
%My Goodness, I feel sooooo much better having vented a little steam... I
%no one got scorched. But to respond to the complaints/ suggestions...
Nope. I've been scalded by steam before, so I notice it less.
%1) I've tried... REALLY !!!! I'VE TRIED!!!! But the Kingdom seneschal is
%nature a garrulous man and it comes out in his letters. :D With regards
%the other officers, i understand that *you* may not be interested in what
%deputy earl marshal for rapier or the Dean of the college for performing
%of the university of Atlantia have to say, but someone is.
I did not say that *I* personally was disinterested--I actually take the
read most of these letters. I realize that *I* may not be interested in
every KO says, and the same is true of other folks. Others see the _Acorn_
merely an event calendar--they're wrong, of course. I did note that the
is the only way that many of our KO's get in touch with us. I was merely
what I have been told.
%%2)There is only so much space available in the acorn. As a matter of
%an *entire* event announcment will be printed the month the event is held.
% If the event is being held in the first two weeks of the following month,
%will print that as well (assuming I've recieved it by the deadline. If you
%want your event flyer to appear 5 months in advance, feel free to send it
%with the appropriate advertising fee ($60 for a full page ad.) The event
%specifics section is there to highlight anything special about your event.
%Get it? Event specifics. You don't want to spend a longdistance phone call
%to talk to the autocrat? well goodness, that's why their snail mail
%is there. (and e-mail as well if they've given it to me).
I don't remember what was actually said about this point. The only topic I
understood to be a problem was the space allowed per event announcement
specifics. It may need to be made clear that more space is available-for
%3) The foreign tidings section of the Acorn has existed since before I
%the chronicler. I really don't understand the complaint. On the flip
%(the question was why should i give space to foreigners and deny it to
%events) I really don't think half a page for 3 events is too much.
It wasn't a complaint. It was a suggestion to expand it a bit.... *sigh*
your response is exactly opposite to what I originally commented on.
Someone else must have added 2 cents somewhere.
%Any other suggestions, complaints, comments? let me know... If I don't know
%what I'm doing wrong, I can't fix it.
Understood, and acted upon.
%15 more Acorns and counting... Isn't burnout a wonderful thing?
It depends. 8^) I am quite serious about becoming your assistant in
electronically assembling the Acorn. Let me know what you think.