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  1. Legally forum posts are copyrighted to the author and publishing them (making them available to others) without the author's permission is a violation of copyright laws. That said, since most forum posts aren't commercial ventures, there's not a whole lot you can do about it since most copyright suits are based on a loss of income to the author because of the theft. You can send a cease and desist, of course, and you can contact the host and/or service provider -- they often have strict copyright policies regardless of actual damages. For the most part, however, as sad a commentary on society
  2. Messenger is when someone sends you a private message. Notifications are to be notified when there are replies to a post you're following or various other events. If you click on the "Notifications" icon, at the right click on "Options" and then you can set up which notifications you want to receive and how (Notification list or email).
  3. Yes, and I just realized I should have noted that you did the highlight/click *after* you had the quote in your reply box. (On some other forum software you can highlight someone else's post, click the 'quote' button at the bottom of the post and just quote that portion of the text, but this software quotes the whole post.) You can add in that information manually, but you have to go into the BBCode to do it. I suppose one way would be to "Quote" the entire post, which will retain the name and post info on the first portion to which you're responding, copy/paste outside of the quote box, cut
  4. If you're a more visual/mouse person, you turn (or leave) BBCode Mode off, highlight the portion of the long quote you want to address and press the 'quote' button (looks like a word bubble, next to the twitter bubble, at the top of the reply box.) Then just be sure your reply starts *below* the quote box and not inside of it (because for some reason when you do a quote non-BBCode it leaves the cursor inside the quote box), and I'd agree with adding a blank line between the quote box and your response.
  5. It seems to be an IE11 issue. I found this fix on another forum using the same software, so perhaps it will work for you: ETA: Replace "forumflash" for "Westeros" in the above.
  6. Do you not have a "quote" button at the bottom right of each post? If not, can you use the code [ quote ] quoted text [ /quote ] (without the spaces)? It's similar to HTML mode vs WYSIWYG mode, basically. With BBC Code Mode on, you see the text and the formatting codes ( [ quote ], [ b ] for bold, [ i ] for italics, etc., with of course their closing partners). With BBC Code Mode off, you see the pretty quote boxes and the bolded or italicized text, and you can click on the icons to accomplish formatting rather than inputting (and knowing) the codes.
  7. Know which posts you want to quote. (If you're quoting from multiple threads, have a separate tab or window open for each one.) Knowing the order in which you want to quote them would probably be very helpful, too. Click the "MultiQuote" button within the first post you want to quote -- a pop-up box will appear that says "Reply to 1 quoted post(s)" (or "Clear"). Now click the "MultiQuote" button within the second post you want to quote -- notice the pop-up will change to "Reply to 2 quoted post(s)". Repeat for the third, fourth, etc. When you're ready to start typing your reply, click on the "
  8. I'm going to pretend I didn't read that.... I think, in our case, at any rate, the nominating committee would be a special committee because the bylaws state it shall be appointed each year. So it's not an ongoing committee with an annual function -- it's a new committee created annually. I could be completely wrong about that, of course!
  9. Sorry, I meant to note that our Bylaws do not list any standing committees. Thanks again!
  10. You're absolutely right about that! Now that's an interesting point. (Maybe.) Our Bylaws also state that "Committee members will be appointed by the respective Committee Chairpersons." So would the creation of a Committee that pre-specifies the Committee members be a violation of the Bylaws, and since the Committee is an ongoing entity would that constitute a continuing breach for which a Point of Order could be raised at any time? Another interesting point. This Committee is intended to have an annual function, so would be standing committee -- in which case the statement about the Preside
  11. Trying to get my ducks in a row, here... At a meeting of our Board several months ago, a "motion to accept the proposed Committee" was passed by the Board. Once the members found out about it, an uproar ensued, and several Board members have realized that the Committee is not what they thought it would be, and would like to revisit the matter at an upcoming meeting. One Board member (who is a bit of a bully, and is not the President) has informed the rest of the Board that only the President can create committees, and thus only the President can eliminate them. Our Board does have the authorit
  12. Thanks all, as always! Yes, for those who bother to look at the bios. I believe that most of our members are rather apathetic and simply vote for whomever has an asterisk by their name, which invariably keeps the status quo of a Board who is not especially interested in what the members want. I was hoping for a nice, easy, "You can't do that" but should have known better. The burden lies on us, then, to shake more members out of their apathy and get them to vote the self-serving Board members out of office. It may be a Standing Rule rather than a custom, I have no idea since the Standing
  13. A couple of questions about Nominating Committees and ballots. 1. Our club votes for Board members (among other things) by mail, as allowed in our Bylaws. If the Nominating Committee submits its nominees to the members one month prior to the deadline for members to submit their own nominees ("from the floor", as it were), is it appropriate (allowed, proper) for the ballot, which goes out about a month after nominations close, to indicate which nominees were selected by the Committee? (Attached to the ballot is a brief "biography" of each candidate, which also indicates by whom they were nomina
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