Forwarded by request of Duke Christopher, Æthelmearc Seneschal, from the Society Seneschal:

To all Kingdom Seneschals,

I want you to alert all of your officers (Kingdom and local group officers) that DOXXING (i.e. posting personal information/contact information/political information about individuals) is a violation of the SCA Code of Conduct and the Anti-Bullying and Harassment policy. DOXXING is also against the law in California and a number of other jurisdictions; furthermore, DOXXING may likewise be actionable as an Invasion of Privacy which may result in a civil suit and money damages. Please convey to all of your officers at both the Kingdom and local group level that any officer or agent of the SCA found to be DOXXING is subject to termination from their office.

Additionally, I am instructing all Kingdom Seneschals and their deputies to obtain screen-shots of instances of DOXXING by any participant as this cannot be tolerated.

Everyone needs to contemplate the consequences of their actions. I know that there is a lot of anger and frustration over the events of the past week; however, as officers and agents of the SCA, we must act in accordance with the very foundations of this organization: courtesy, honor, chivalry and respect. We are and should be held to a higher standard and yet, there are allegations that at least one officer took part in DOXXING.

We have a responsibility to be leaders– to be part of a solution and not part of the problem, even when the fog of division, discord and blame make it hard to see what is truly important to us all.  It is times like these when we need to pull together, rally around what is good about our Society and lead by example. Even when the world appears bereft of courtesy, honor, chivalry and respect, we need to be an example of these virtues.

Very truly yours,
A.J. Pongratz
Vice President of Operations, SCA Inc.
Society Seneschal