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    Quote Originally Posted by thothguard51 View Post
    Medi,

    I understand that John took full responsibility for the publications in question. And as President, I understand he is fully responsible for all SFWA publications. But that still does not explain how those publications got that far.
    If you look closely, you'll see she did not have editorial control; hence the content was passed on to the Publisher i.e. the President of SFWA, i.e John Scalzi who did not read the articles.

    I note however that the Bylaws don't really indicate much about the Bulletin other than it's a membership benefit and it should list new members.

    Which is why I've said that they need to stop treating the Bulletin like a fanzine that no one reads. It needs to be taken seriously. The Editor needs to have the ability to accept or reject, and there needs to be some sort of approval mechanism so that the Board can support the editor and be aware of issues before they become public..

    A modicum of oversight would have prevented the idiocies of the last three bulletins from ever appearing in print.
    Last edited by Medievalist; 06-06-2013 at 12:24 AM.

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