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Re: Courtesy and Honor in SCA

Poster: Heather Swann <heather@pop.net>


The problem I've been having with obvious discourtesy and displays of lacks of
honour is that it makes it really hard to bring someone into the SCA when they look
around and see people behaving really badly.    Trying to explain it away gets
ridiculous after awhile.  After the umpteenth bad example, you get asked things
like, "So it was really different when you joined, right?  I mean, I sure hope
so..."  There's no good response to that...


> I suppose we have been lucky.  My husband and I have had no difficulties with
> politics, and everyone we have met have been quite kind.  I've come to consider
> the members of my canton as family, and I thank the powers that be that I've been
> lucky enough to find them.
> -Medb Mac Domhnaill
> James Morrow wrote:
> > >In the past year and a half since I joined the SCA, I have seen backbiting,
> > >name-calling, political maneuvering and downright vicious/malicious behavior
> > >the likes of which would make most soap opera divas cringe.  (And doubtless I
> > >will be the subject of many such attacks once word of this post gets around.)
> > > No, I don't know why I'm still in it if it's =That Bad=.  I renewed last
> > >fall with the expectation/hope that it would get better.  Instead, it has
> > >gotten worse.  So I am going to allow my membership to lapse after this year.

> >   You find this in more than just the SCA.  I have found it in most
> > fandom organizations that I have joined.  It is just one of those
> > things.   There is no excuse for it.
> >
> > Achbar
> >
> >

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