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Frequently Asked Questions about Rialto.

This FAQ about Rialto was compiled and written by Richard "Pug" Bainter pug@pug.net with numerous contributions by others.

-1.1 What is the Rialto? What's it for?
The Rialto consists of a Usenet newsgroup, (rec.org.sca) which ...
-1.4 What is the SCA Digest? How do I get on/off it?
The SCA Digest is the electronic mail version of the Rialto. One ...
-1.6 Why do I see the answers before the questions? (SCA / Rialto)
The short answer is that messages propagate from one system to ...
-1.7 Am I allowed to publish Rialto postings in our newsletter?
The legalities of copyright ownership in an electronic medium ...
-2.1 Are there other SCA mailing lists? part 1
Important note: Due to the vast quantity of Yahoo! Groups lists, most ...
-2.1 Are there other SCA mailing lists? part 2
H-NEEDLEWORK Historic ...
-2.1 Are there other SCA mailing lists? part 3
SCA-EAST-ANNOUNCE East Kingdom ...
-2.1.1 What other mailing lists of interest are there? (SCA / Rialto)
There are lots of other mailing lists that may be be of interest ...
-2.2 Are there archives of SCA information that I can access?
Yes. There are several sites that contain various files of ...
-2.2.1 Archives via FTP? (SCA / Rialto)
Contact your local system administrator to learn how to use ...
-2.2.2 Archives via Gopher? (SCA / Rialto)
Contact your local system administrator for a gopher client. ...
-2.2.3 Archives via World Wide Web? (SCA / Rialto)
Contact your local system administrator for a WWW browser. ...
-2.3 Does anyone have a contact in ... (SCA / Rialto)
One option for finding people is to look in the Rolls Ethereal. ...
-2.4 What are the Rolls Ethereal?
The Rolls Ethereal list people on the Rialto, at least name ...
-2.5 What's this alt.sca I found?
The first SCA newsgroup was named alt.sca. When the traffic grew to ...
-2.6 Where can I get songs and lyrics? (SCA / Rialto)
There are a number of sites that archive song sources. Many of ...
-3.1 What does AS stand for?
Anno Societatis, or Year of the Society, counted from May 1, 1966 CE....
-3.2 Other abbreviations you may run across:
A&S
-3.3 Why don't we have a badge for all the Rialto people to wear?
We have an informal agreement that a piece of netting worn on ...
-3.4 What is Period?
The period (and place) of interest to the SCA, as defined in ...
-3.5 What is the Grand Council?
The Grand Council is a body of 20-40 people, chartered by the Board ...
-4.1 What is Pennsic? When is Pennsic?
Pennsic is an annual war, with the main contenders being the East ...
-4.2 What is Estrella? When is Estrella?
Estrella is an annual war between four Principle Kingdoms - Atenveldt,...
-4.3 What is Lilies? When is Lilies?
Lilies is an annual war that takes place in Calontir. Each year a ...
-4.4 What is Gulf War? When is Gulf War?
Gulf War is an annual war between Ansteorra and Trimaris, being ...
-5. Difficult topics (SCA / Rialto)
There are some topics that recur fairly regularly that are ...
-5.0.5 How do I write the Board of Directors? (SCA / Rialto)
(The following text was written by Ragnar the Bold, known in ...
-5.1 Same-sex consorts (SCA / Rialto)
Current situation: According to Corpora the Sovereign and Consort ...
-5.2 Selecting the Crown (SCA / Rialto)
Current situation: In all kingdoms, the Sovereign is chosen by ...
-6. How do you join the SCA?
Find your local group and show up. To attend an event, you must ...
-99. Guide to Posting Style
Each line of text posted to the Rialto is stored on thousands ...









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