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The Webminister is responsible for the web properties associated with the barony including this site!

Webminister

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Current:Lady kolfinna inn kyrra Otarsdottir
Deputies:None
Email:webminister@bryn-gwlad.ansteorra.org
Term End:Aug 2022

Webminister Resources

Recent Webminister Posts

  • Round Table – Saturday, 1 Aug – Link to Sched

    Hail and Well Met, dear Populace!

    Tomorrow is Kingdom Round Table, the event where we learn about and tend to the administrative side of our Society. The schedule can be found at the link below.

    If there isn’t a class you want or need to attend, please consider tuning in to the State of the Kingdom Address at 440pm Central.

    Cheers,

    kolfinna inn kyrra Ottarsdottir

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/0/d/1YoAxUz-NnIKjoRZ-5ZMz3lYP67uX9TCy76i4w8UJErM/htmlview

  • Populace Hangout Tonight!

    Looking to spend some time chatting with fellow Bryn Gwladers? Want an excuse to check out Discord before our event in October? Join us tonight (28 July) from 7pm til 9pm (ish) for our Tuesday night Populace Hangout!

    Who: Anyone in Bryn Gwlad, anyone in the SCA, anyone interested in socializing with us
    When: 7pm – 9pm (sometimes people trickle in throughout the evening)
    What: Populace hangout in Discord — voice, video, text chat
    Why: To meet people or catch up with folks you haven’t spoken to in a while
    How:

    • Join our Discord Server Here: https://discord.gg/kCT4fRu
    • Type a short intro in the #introductions channel
    • Explore the server!
    • Type “@mods” once you’re in the server to get help from a moderator

    See you tonight!

    Bryn Gwlad Officers

  • Hey ! There’s a Herald at Populace in the virtual Park !!

    Starting Tuesday July 21st The Baronial Herald will be sitting in discord every other Tuesday – to chat or answer any questions you have ! Come by and sit a spell, say hello, or share something fun !

  • Automatic Cross-Post from Website to Email List

    Good evening! Your neighborhood, friendly Bryn Gwlad Webminister here!

    I have been working on a project to establish an automatic cross-posting from our website blog to the Bryn Gwlad Email List. This will allow us to move one step closer to having a centralize source of Baronial Announcements and Info (the next step will be to see if I can set this up to also cross-post to our Facebook group).


    This evening, I *think* I figured out the last of the details and have begun testing the setup!


    If you are already subscribed to the email list, hopefully the first time you’ll be reading this is in your email. You will have already seen several test posts of mine come through as I was debugging the configuration.

    If you would like to subscribe to the email list, please do! It’ll be an easy way to get notifications about new posts on this website.

    If you want to subscribe to the Bryn Gwlad blog feed directly, the address is https://ansteorra.org/bryn-gwlad/feed

    If you are an officer, local marshal, local deputy, or guild leader and would like to make posts/announcements, this blog post has guidelines for posts as well as instructions for how to get an account (essentially emailing me so I can set it up).

    Very excited for this,
    Lady kolfinna inn kyrra Ottarsdottir
    Bryn Gwlad Webminister

  • Officer & Guild Leads — Making Posts on the Blog

    One of the core features of WordPress is the blog. We have the ability to make announcements, blog posts, through our website to let the populace know of upcoming activities, recent changes, useful or educational information, and more. We still have to follow SCA policy, however, so I’ve summarized the relevant website policies here as well as made a list of the things you need to check on your draft before you publish a post.

    For now, we are only opening up posting to officers, deputies, and guild leaders. That may change as our barony’s use of the website increases and changes.

    If there is any concern that specific material may be questionable, contact the Bryn Gwlad Webminister with questions.

    • The primary goals of this website are to inform and educate people about Bryn Gwlad and to further the educational purposes of the SCA — if your post strays from those goals, consider using a different platform
    • Articles that cause anger and divert people from study and recreation are not acceptable; don’t publish personal attacks
    • Don’t publish content that furthers the aim of subgroups or factions within the Kingdom (this includes, but is not limited to, households)

    Personal Information

    Personal information (modern name, home/work address, phone numbers, personal email) must not be published on any SCA-recognized Internet site unless permission first is obtained from the specific individual in writing or in electronic format; an e-mail from the person giving permission is acceptable. The individual can revoke permission at any time. If publishing a personal email address, permission must come in an email from that address.

    Society Names

    It is permissible to list a person’s Society name in connection with any office they hold without specific consent, i.e. – “Branch Seneschal: Lord Robert the Volunteer”; as well as official office e-mail addresses such as webminister@bryn-gwlad.ansteorra.org

    Editorial Content

    All editorial material, both text and images, must conform to the goals and objectives of the Society, and portray the Society and the Kingdom in a positive light. No content is exempt. While there is no way to anticipate all the types of material that may be objectionable; what follows is a representative list:

    • Personal attacks on individuals or groups
    • Harsh criticism of the behavior of individuals or groups
    • Copyrighted material used without permission
    • Use of racial or religious stereotypes
    • Offensive words, phrases, or images
    1. Read the previous sections to refresh your memory on Things to Remember and Content Dos and Don’ts
    2. If you don’t have an account on this site, contact the BG Webminister. You will need to provide the following information for the Webminister to provide you an account.
      • Officer or Guild Role (ex. clothier’s guild principal, exchequer deputy, chronicler)
      • Your personal email address (not an officer or baronial email address)
      • Mundanely: First Initial
      • Mundanely: Last Name
      • The Webminister will grant you the “Contributor” Role
    3. Once you have an account, go to https://ansteorra.org/bryn-gwlad/wp-admin to log in.
    4. From your dashboard click “+ New” -> Post
      • Write your post.
      • Whenever possible, embed links in text, link to relevant website pages, link to relevant Facebook or discord groups. The Webminister can help you with this.
    5. IMPORTANT: Before you publish the post, check the following items in the “Document” tab:
      • Publish” — chose the date/time you want your post to be published
      • Author” — make sure this shows your user name or nickname
      • Categories” — Select ALL appropriate categories, these are used to display subsets of posts on officer/guild/committee pages; if you need a new category, let the Webminister know
      • Tags” — add any an all tags you feel are fitting; try to use existing tags, but make new ones if you need to
      • (optional) “Featured Image” — If you want to add a featured image, you can. But, you must send all appropriate releases to the Webminister if you’re using intellectual property, artwork, or photographs
      • (optional) “Excerpt” — You can write a short excerpt describing your post.
    6. Then select the big “Publish” or “Update” buttons to allow an administrator to review and publish your post.

  • Bryn Gwlad is Live via WordPress!

    This has been a work in progress for some time now, but I am happy to announce that the Bryn Gwlad website on WordPress (this site, you’re on it!) is now live!

    Please feel welcome to peruse the site. I’ve tried to have as much up-to-date content on here as possible. But, this is intended to be a living, growing, dynamic resource for our Barony.

    If you see content that is missing, can’t find what you’re looking for, want to make an announcement, need to update calendar items, please submit feedback! There are links on each page that will allow you to submit feedback and request updates.

    Lady kolfinna inn kyrra Otarsdottir
    Deputy Bryn Gwlad Webminister