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July 13, 2020 at 7:54 am #43537
Hello Paul, I am sorry to say I must have made an error in using the administrators e-mail address. I see in the message board notes you have an adminstrator, instead of administrator. So, excuse the mistake. Should I try again, since I have not heard from either Marsely or you. Thank you in advance for your kind reply. EvaJuly 22, 2020 at 9:08 am #43660
Hi Paul, I still cannot post the URLs in this box. I am waiting for your suggestions to troubleshoot the problem. Marsely did not get back to me either. By the way, I did get Allison (rather than Alison) Blakely’s book which has a 1993 copyright.July 23, 2020 at 3:30 pm #43669
Hi Paul, I still cannot post the URLs in this box. I am waiting for your suggestions to troubleshoot the problem. Marsely did not get back to me either. By the way, I did get Allison (rather than Alison) Blakely’s book which has a 1993 copyright.July 23, 2020 at 3:33 pm #43670
Paul, why start a new thread? See above.July 28, 2020 at 5:21 am #43731Jun NakamuraParticipant
Thank you for sharing Alison Blakely’s book, I took a look through it—though only had a minute to skim—and it looks useful in thinking about the present context.
For links, you should be able to select the link option above the text box, then copy any url and paste it directly into the “URL” field, then type into the “Link text” field what you would like the clickable text to say. I am not sure why the Link box is rejecting your requests, but in any case, I think if you just copy and paste the URL directly into the text box, people will be able to follow the links whether they are clickable or not. I did this to follow your link to Driskell’s page.
JunJuly 28, 2020 at 10:23 am #43734
Dear Jun, thank you for your note. Yes, Allison Blakely’s book is truly useful. I am reading it slowly. It is packed with information and at times I have to go back and reflect on previous pages. By the way, I cannot work the link function above the text box. I did the copy and paste application, the URLs did not light up, so I surmise they were not live. However, I was able to have it accepted and put it in the text box below your message as an answer. In the menu above I received an error message though. When I went back to reply to you, again the previously submitted page disappeared. Now, I shall again try the copy and paste below this note. I shall see if it works even though the URLs will not be live. As you said, you can follow the links anyway whether they are clickable or not. Thanks again and best, Eva.August 2, 2020 at 11:32 am #43797
Dear Jun, the week was busy and could not check in to see whether any new posts came in after I copy and pasted, as you suggested as an alternative, my URLs. As you mentioned, originally here in the main thread, while the URLs were not live, they can be followed; I presume naively, copy and pasted in the browser. I still would be much happier to have them plainly as live URLs in the main thread. I do not understand why another thread was started and our conversation was relegated there. And, of course, why my last post here disappeared again. So much mystery! Who is the Webmester, are you? You were able to post a live URL before! Best, Eva.August 4, 2020 at 4:13 pm #43816Jun NakamuraParticipant
I am not sure what you mean by “another thread” as all of your messages are displaying for me here, I think. However, I have not seen any links or urls in either of your last two messages.
I am not the webmaster, alas. I just used the Link option above the text box and it worked fine for me? Thus I am not sure what the issue might be, or how to resolve it.August 4, 2020 at 9:18 pm #43817
Hi Jun, as you see on this thread you and I are conversing. There was a main thread previously where the Board and the Editors posted the initial call for action after George Floyd’s murder. This is how we began the thread altogether. If I am not mistaken, there also was, among others, a motion suggested to establish a diversity and inclusion committee, that was within the Solidarity statement promises. This is where I posted my copy and pasted URLs, those you cannot see now. They plainly disappeared along with the Diana’s first post as well as Paul Crenshaw’s postings. Those postings were, as mine, in the main thread. No matter what I copy and pasted there, they just disappeared. Paul suggested a Zoom meeting in a private e-mail to trouble-shoot my URL problem together. However, I showed him as a response, my URLs work fine in the e-mail with copy and paste application. He did not answer that response. They should similarly work in the text box here. The link worked for you, as you said in the thread, but it just does not work for me. I am sorry, the copy and paste application is same everywhere, no need a “link” application above the text box. With the copy and paste, if it is a standard program, the URLs should go live after posting. I think the whole programming just needs reworking. I did not mean to insult you at all by calling you the Webmaster, to the contrary. I am in dark who is the adminstrator (administrator), as I said in the main thread. My e-mail to that person came back with an error message. I think this is the one we should be talking to. The “link” is a superfluous function. A copy and paste URL should go live after posting in a standard program. Why postings disappear, as they certainly did, needs explanation I cannot give. Excuse the verbosity. Best, Eva.August 10, 2020 at 10:02 am #43874
Hello Paul, since you are signed as keymaster, I gather you manage the forum. I post here, instead of the main thread, hoping here you will retain the message. Why do not my URLs come live after posting in the text box and why do my postings in the main thread disappear? Your kind reply is appreciated in advance. Best wishes, Eva.August 18, 2020 at 8:05 am #43915
Dear Paul, in the solidarity statement I read this: “Going forward, we will seek to recognize racial and cultural inequity in our activities and deliberations, and to actively engage with mechanisms to improve our inclusivity as an organization. To that end, HNA’s board will form a diversity and inclusion sub-committee dedicated to addressing these issues and to leading the organization in new directions and toward expanded affiliations. We will be asking for your ideas, your energy, and your assistance in concrete ways over the months to come.”
When will you move on the above promise? Words have to be followed by actions! I am still waiting on the answers to my previous concerns as well. You must admit the text box features are altogether inadequate and something has to be done about the programming. Please respond! Sincerely, Eva.September 16, 2020 at 1:34 pm #62929
Hello, I have finished my readings from Allison Blakely’s book, “Blacks in the Dutch World: The Evolution of Racial Imagery in a Modern Society,” 1993. I took my time because the complex social, political, and cultural content that runs through the book. Many reflections are still needed. Perhaps the most surprising information, visual and textual, why the images of blacks in historical perspective were so paradoxical. It overtook, folklore, art, literature, and religious traditions well before the actual appearance of Blacks in Dutch society. And, with exception of some instances, why was so negative? Throughout my studies of Dutch art and history, I was unaware of this, but rather the rich cultural heritage the country offers and I so appreciate. Indeed, I learned and I am learning. I warmly recommend Blakely’s book, if you have not read it already. I thought I share these thoughts.October 14, 2020 at 2:37 pm #89094
Hi Marsely, I wonder if there should not be an announcement here about the forming of the sub-committee here? Best, Eva.October 14, 2020 at 2:39 pm #89095
We altogether neglected this page. Hi Marsely, should not be an announcement here, too, about forming of the sub-committee here?
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