Appointinator User Guide

Getting in

You get to The Appointinator from the Officer functions menu described in the Regnumator User Guide. Once you’re there, you’ll see the first Appointinator page:

The office being advertised

On this page, select the group and office you’re advertising, the closing date and the desired commentary period. Provide your contact information as the person who is sending out (signing) the advertisement, then press Start.

The appointing (upline) officer

The person who publishes the ad is is often not the same as the appointing officer – person who receives and approves applications. Hence this page:

Based on what role you’re advertising, and the rules described in Appendix One (“Who appoints who”) of the Lochac Procedures Manual, the Appointinator will make a good guess at the email address of the correct upline officer – but you can alter it if need be. For example, at the moment deputyseneschal@lochac.sca.org is frequently used in this field so that the Kingdom Seneschal can have their Deputy receive, acknowledge and collate group Seneschal and Kingdom Officer job applications and commentary, before forwarding it all to the Kingdom Seneschal and any other parties involved in a decision.

The advertisement

The Appointinator has a large library of advertisements, tweaked slightly (where needed) for different group types. This example of the advertisement screen shows the beginning and end of a Baronial Seneschal ad:

Once the advertisement is displayed, you can edit it to suit any special local conditions, and/or to personalise it. This is encouraged!

Then you can either copy it to your clipboard for pasting into your email client or FB feed, and/or have it emailed to you for further action. Email to me will send it to the email address you provided on the first page.

For now, that’s it! But as The Appointinator is steadily improved, you’ll see other features appear, such as reminder emails, standard commentary messages and, eventually, comprehensive handling of the entire application, commentary and review process.

Known bugs

  • We expect that all ad templates are now present in the system, including a few dummy ones for roles we’d never expect to be advertised – like, you know, Royal Heir :).  But if you encounter one that’s missing, or unexpected content or layout in any of them, please let Masonry know. It might just be a minor file-naming problem.

Spotted a problem? Need help?

Any questions or suggestions? Contact Masonry, we’re here to help.

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