<p dir="ltr">Exactly. What are words? How do you define a definition? How do we know the bylaws were written in English, and not another language with an identical vocabulary and grammar but opposite meanings?</p>
<p dir="ltr">You know who else spoke English? ADOLPH HITLER.</p>
<div class="gmail_quote">On Jan 13, 2014 12:47 PM, "Jeffrey Carl Faden" <<a href="mailto:jeffreyatw@gmail.com">jeffreyatw@gmail.com</a>> wrote:<br type="attribution"><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">
<div dir="ltr">Who's to say that's the secretary's real job? Who really introduced the term "secretary" into the English language? I find this whole "etymology" thing to be highly suspect.</div>


<div class="gmail_extra"><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 12:45 PM, Ronald Cotoni <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:setient@gmail.com" target="_blank">setient@gmail.com</a>></span> wrote:<br>

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<div dir="ltr">Technically, he is determining the membership status by our bylaws and such.  That is pretty much the secretary's job.  Which Tom happens to be right now.  <br></div><div class="gmail_extra"><div><div>


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On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 12:43 PM, Al Sweigart <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:asweigart@gmail.com" target="_blank">asweigart@gmail.com</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">



<p dir="ltr">I agree with Jeffrey. But first we should come to a consensus on what "consensus" is.</p>
<p dir="ltr">:)<br>
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<div class="gmail_quote">On Jan 13, 2014 12:04 PM, "Jeffrey Carl Faden" <<a href="mailto:jeffreyatw@gmail.com" target="_blank">jeffreyatw@gmail.com</a>> wrote:<br type="attribution"><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">





<span>Who's to say that he's the secretary? I think we should reach consensus over that theory.</span><div>Jeffrey</div>
<br><br><div class="gmail_quote"><p>On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 12:03 PM, Hannah Grimm <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:dharlette@gmail.com" target="_blank">dharlette@gmail.com</a>></span> wrote:<br></p><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">





<div dir="ltr">He's the secretary.  Keeping up with who is a member is about 90% of his job.</div>
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<div><div style="font-size:14pt;font-family:HelveticaNeue,Helvetica Neue,Helvetica,Arial,Lucida Grande,sans-serif">Should membership status be determined by dictated by an individual rather or by consensus?<div><div>
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  <div>If you are a Noisebridge consensus member*, you have probably just<br clear="none">received an email from me. If
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contact information by the time the 2014 board first meets, I intend<br clear="none">to drop you from the rolls.<br clear="none"><br clear="none">May you be spared Consenso's wrath this day,<br clear="none">--<br clear="none">





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