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July Missive

Greetings, Northshield!

The theme of the newsletter this month is service. Service is one of those qualities that can be hard to pin down, because it means different things to different people. A thing I recognize as service? Creating and/or updating your profile on the Northshield website. Let people know you've moved, changed your email, or changed your phone number. Mark what events you plan to attend. All of these things are a service to the Kingdom, and I, at least, appreciate them.

On a related note, you will help us by letting us know if you see problems. Missing awards, missing authorizations, missing user profiles — let us know. We can perform for you the service of correcting those problems. And we're more than willing to do those corrections.

Also, please continue to make suggestions. We have a list of good ideas we'd like to implement, and we're slowly working through them, and there are a couple big ones plugging up the queue right now but we'll get there.

And hey, if you want to help with the website? We're always looking for deputies. Coding experience is a plus (we're currently using .Net code), but there are GUI tools to handle some of the administrative functions. Become a deputy!

Do service!

In service,

Abelard

Obligatory 'website is down' message (with apologies to Douglas Adams): People of Northshield, your attention please. This is Prostectic Vogon Jeltz of the Galactic Hyperspace Planet Council. As you no doubt will be aware, the plans for the development of the outlying regions of the western spiral arm of the galaxy require the building of a hyperspace express route through your star system and, regrettably, your website is one of those scheduled for demolition. The process will take slightly less than two of your Earth minutes thank you very much. There’s no point in acting all surprised about it. All the planning charts and demolition orders have been on display at your local planning department in Alpha Centauri for fifty of your Earth years so you’ve had plenty of time to lodge any formal complaints and its far too late to start making a fuss about it now. What do you mean you’ve never been to Alpha Centauri? Oh for heaven sake mankind it’s only four light years away you know! I’m sorry but if you can’t be bothered to take an interest in local affairs that’s your own regard. Energise the demolition beams! God I don’t know…apathetic bloody website, I’ve no sympathy at all… "
[The website is up.]


Other missives from the Kingdom Webminister
Posted by: Abelard die Elster Kingdom Webminister on 6/12/2017

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