Designed to be a
comfortable space to spend a cool evening or misty afternoon by a warm fire, the Tower
Room is the heart, mind, and nerve center for The Summerlands. In other words, this is our
head office as well as being our living room. This is where the community comes for the
general information and news and when they arrive in The Summerlands. Searles and Deborah
can usually be found here taking care of business. It is located just to the north of The
Hill of Tara in the center of the map.
The Tower Room has many items of
benefit to our members ... particularly our new members. We've laid it out to be the
first stop that you should make and where you come from time to time for updated
information about Summerlands and her activities and people.
In this section you will find:
Board: All notices, announcements and general information that is pertinent
to the community is placed on this board. Be sure to check it periodically, or
better yet, subscribe to it. This is one that we recommend ALL Summerlands members
subscribe to so that you won't miss anything important that is going on.
Member Orientation: This has pretty much all the information you need to
understand how The Summerlands is set up, where everything is, how it works, and who to
talk to if it doesn't. This is your 'users manual' for the whole site and we really
*highly recommend* this be one of your very first stops. It will save you a lot of
confusion and answer many of the questions you might have.
Directory: We are currently beta-testing the software for the member
directory, so keep in mind that this format will most probably change in the future.
The Member Directory is where you can place a profile of yourself, complete with a
picture of you if you so choose, list your interests, and tell us something about yourself
so that the other members of the community might get to know you better. This is
strictly voluntary. It's something that is offered to aid the community not
something that is required of the individual.
Locator: This is a tool that works hand in glove with the Member Directory
for the same reason... to facilitate communication between members of the community.
This lists the country, state, city for all of our members, so that you can see if
you have any members geographically near you. Upon receiving email permission from
the individual members, we also include their nickname, email, ICQ and/or whether they
have a member directory profile. Again, this is voluntary as to the listing of their
and Anniversary Calendar: This calendar is the same software as our main calendar
on the Crossroads, but this one lists people's birthdays, anniversaries and/or special
events in their lives that they would like to share with us... such as a coming of age
party or a croneing/sageing, of bridal/baby shower. Each person puts their own
information up on the calendar. It's easy to do, just fill in the form and hit the
button... and again.... you only share as much information with the community as you
choose to do.
A Java Chat
Room: This is a Java script that allows you to link to our irc chat room over
at StarLink. We put this up as an 'emergency callbox' type of affair for when you
can't get over to the irc via regular means (for whatever reason), or when you're first
starting out and are trying to get your software configured right and need help.
This will get you there and then we can help 'pull you through' from the other side (so to
Events Information: Throughout the year(s), we will be having special events
(both in cyber and terra space). This is where information for those Gatherings and
Events can be found, as well as Scrapbooks and memorabilia after the fact can be viewed.
In other words... The Family Album! <G>
-- The Spring Gathering 1999 Scrapbook
-- The Spring Gathering 2000 Information