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15 Mar 2019 8:23 p.m. PST
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Tricorne197114 Mar 2019 11:51 p.m. PST

The game schedule is posted on the Seven years War page

I'll get it up on the Seven Years War Association web page as well.

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2019 4:15 a.m. PST

Facebook Page.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2019 8:18 a.m. PST

I like the picture of the "Fearsome Old Fart Assault Column" (being one myself).


jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2019 3:40 p.m. PST

I'll be there w/ my Darkest India game 28mm.

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2019 3:50 p.m. PST

Is there a real website?

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2019 3:53 p.m. PST

Here is the website but it is way out of date. But they have a useless link to FB. Not everyone is on FB.

dbf167616 Mar 2019 3:36 a.m. PST

You don't need to be a member of Facebook in order to view public pages.

Yellow Admiral17 Mar 2019 9:08 a.m. PST

The current web site is:

The schedule is posted on the Convention News page.

The Facebook page gets announcements first, and has some conversations on it, but I think the problems with the reach of Facebook are understood, so official updates still get posted to the web site eventually.

The old site is apparently owned by someone who is no longer responding to any form of contact, which is why there's a new site. It simply became impossible to update it, so it was abandoned. It's confusing, but I think you can safely un-bookmark it.

- Ix

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2019 10:01 p.m. PST

Thanks YA. The only thing I can view on the FB page is the front page for a period of time, then it is blocked. I can not access anything else.

When I click on events it blocks me. So no you can't really access a FB page without being a member. Something FB makes painfully clear when your on it more than 30 seconds.

When you google the Seven Years War Association the first thing that comes up is your zombie website. Have you ever consider starting a new website and have the old one taken down?

Yellow Admiral17 Mar 2019 11:44 p.m. PST

I'm not a member of the association, I just like this con and keep going back. Everything I explained above is what I've gleaned from poking around the Internet and listening to conversations at the con. I totally agree that the online presence of the SYWA is disunited and confusing, and probably does no favors to the attendance, but I give the organizers a lot of slack because they're not technogeeks, they're lawyers and professors and LEOs and otherwise-employed (or retired) folks who do this as a hobby.

My understanding is that the zombie site can't be pulled down because nobody associated with the con has legal or practical access to it.

I am a Facebook user, but I'm also a Facebook critic, so I agree a Facebook group is a rotten substitute for a web site. Unfortunately, FB is the first refuge of contemporary technofeebs, so I just grumble and live with it until Facebook is replaced by the next walled garden. The lessons of dialup BBSes, AOL, Compuserve, Myspace, Google+, and a zillion other proprietary ruins remain unlearned.

- Ix

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