Why a Wiki?
A wiki allows for a group to develop and maintain shared information. Rather than having a top-down flow of information this allows for many people to contribute information in an easy-to-access way. It also can promote people sharing what they have either contributed to or accomplished within a community. This helps to encourage individuals who might not feel comfortable sharing in a larger context, to share what they’re passionate about with others in an accessible way. In short, a wiki fosters community through shared information.

Memorandum of Purpose
The Unofficial Æthelmearc Wiki is a place to gather the history, customs, and shared culture of the Kingdom of Æthelmearc of the SCA. This purpose is furthered and enhanced by encouraging the people of Æthelmearc to participate and contribute generously.

Less formally, the wiki is also a place where the populace of Æthelmearc can share history and knowledge of themselves, their personas, their participation within the Society, and other elements of factual and personal natures. Pages about people are to be left to be edited by those individuals and will only include the information that they provide. Some pages exist for persons of historical importance to Æthelmearc and are not associated with an individual wiki account. These pages serve to reflect the historical record, and contributions to these pages should be limited to factual content and should be made with citations when possible.

What Kinds of Things May I Add to the Wiki?
This is a non-exhaustive list of the kinds of things that you can contribute to the Wiki:

  • A populace page where you would list your awards, contributions, and successes.
  • Write an entry about your area of study: Cooking, Leatherwork, Brewing, Clothing, etc.
  • Write about your Barony, Shire, Canton, or College.
  • Create an article about the history of your Household
  • Write about songs or poems you or someone else has written (ex: “Scarlet”), with lyrics and the story behind why you wrote it.
  • Create an “In Memoriam” article about someone we have lost.
  • Share pictures

The possibilities are broad and it entirely depends on what kind of information you would like to share. We are also discussing improvements that can be made over time to make the Wiki a more valuable resource.

How Else Can I Participate?
There are opportunities available for topic-specific editors, general assistance, and subject-matter experts. Please visit the Current Events page for details. We also have a Discord channel.

Information Sharing and Security
Given the open nature of a Wiki, there have been some concerns expressed about information security and how the editors will handle vandalism.

In order to create a page for yourself, you will need to create an account and then provide the information you choose to share in that article. Because of the way that the Wiki is structured, changes can only be made by accounts that have been created and are associated with a specific user name. Every change is tracked and catalogued so if any article is vandalized, the responsible person can be banned from the server and the information removed.

We are doing everything we can to ensure that private information isn’t made available without your consent and have mechanisms in place to monitor information provided on the wiki.

The success of the wiki entirely depends on your participation and we want to make that as easy as possible. If you have any questions, want more information, or would like to volunteer for an open position please don’t hesitate to contact us.

THL Sumayya al Ghaziyya [medieval (dot) megan (at) gmail (dot) com]
Don Marcus skalpr Grimsson [marcus (dot) sca (at) gmail (dot) com]
Meesteres Odriana vander Brugghe [odriana (at) members (dot) aethelmearc (dot) org]