January 24, 2017 at 3:20 pm #49
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February 8, 2017 at 12:42 pm #54
Great job, Jacob! It is not easy to set up a forum like this and get it running. Now we just need to reach critical mass of a couple dozen people, or at least a dozen posts per week. I’ll try to wean myself off of Facebook and post here more.
February 8, 2017 at 1:18 pm #59
Thanks Hogeye! I will try to work out some content to add to the blog, as well, to attract visitors. Do you know if the Free Weekly allows third parties to republish their content? I was hoping I could publish the articles you and Abel write for the Free Weekly on the blog, here, if possible. I will have to ask Abel, if you are not sure.
February 9, 2017 at 11:42 am #69
Information is free. I intend to publish both articles on my web site. I have a different attitude than you about IP I guess. I ignore those laws. I’ve only been hassled twice. Once a lawyer sent me an email demanding that I stop using a chess king as a design element, claiming it was copyrighted. Since I designed it myself with Fontographer, I told him to fuck off. Another time, a lawyer emailed me demanding that I remove an allegedly copyrighted photo of Robert Johnson (famous blues musician) from my music page. I told him “no way,” and never heard from him again.
February 9, 2017 at 12:32 pm #71
I guess we do have different attitudes about IP.
On the one hand, I try to be more careful and strategic in what laws I ignore, I think, any step out of bounds I want to be deliberate and thought out. I’m surprised you have only been hassled those two times; perhaps I am just overestimating the danger.
On the other hand, if the authors of a work don’t want me to republish it, I prefer to respect their wishes. This seems prudent if I want to be on friendly terms with those authors, if I want to work with them or their publisher in the future, or if I want them to keep writing and publishing on the same topics. I want to encourage the Free Weekly to keep publishing on anarchist ideas, for instance, so asking them if they’re ok with me republishing articles they print seems like a good idea. Otherwise they might leave me to just try to publish them myself, and the articles would only be read by a fraction of the people.
April 4, 2017 at 2:34 pm #247
Can I get a mocha latte?
April 4, 2017 at 11:35 pm #251
Can I get a mocha latte?
Absolutely, Im1wthu11! *makes a virtual mocha latte and hands it to Im1wthu11* Welcome to the forum! 🙂
- This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by Jacob.
April 27, 2017 at 9:18 am #299
Jacob! A suggestion for the admin. Can you fix it so that the blockquote font is not so small? Thanks.
April 28, 2017 at 1:04 pm #304
Is there a way to add 1) centering, and 2) font sizes, to the button selections for editing?
April 28, 2017 at 8:41 pm #317
I’m not sure, but I will look into all of those! Thanks for the suggestions!
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