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    Default Welcome to Susan Boyle Fans International, Inc. (SBFII)


    Introduction:
    The members of this fan website, Susan Boyle Fans International, Inc. (SBFII), represent a diverse body of people from all over the world, joined together by a true affection, admiration, and respect for Susan Boyle. We believe that Susan Boyle’s story and achievements have inspired and will continue to inspire people for many years to come. We strive to be an inviting and inclusive community for her fans from around the world as well as a strong base of support for Susan Boyle in her career. Welcome, and please join in the fun!

    If you would like to read more about who we are, please see our annual report:
    http://forum.susan-boyle.com/threads...port-2013-2014

    Participation Guidelines:
    In keeping with our mission to be a supportive, international community, we seek to maintain a positive, courteous environment. For this reason, we expect members to follow SBFII Forum rules and polices when posting comments. More information may be found at the links noted below.

    Oversight:
    The day-to-day operations of SBFII are carried out by an all-volunteer staff of administrators, moderators, and technical support staff. SBFII is also overseen by an elected seven-member Board of Directors that is responsible for SBFII’s financial and legal obligations. To see which SBFII members currently serve in these various roles, please see: http://forum.susan-boyle.com/showgroups.php
    To read more about our the Forum staff structure, click here:
    http://forum.susan-boyle.com/threads...taff-Structure

    SBFII as an organization is governed by the bylaws found here:
    http://forum.susan-boyle.com/threads...pted-June-2014

    SBFII operates and moderates its Forum according to the rules and policies found in this sub-forum: http://forum.susan-boyle.com/forums/...amp-DISCLAIMER
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    Default Background/Origin of Sites


    SBFII originally began as privately run fan websites that were started immediately after the airing of Susan’s famous Britain’s Got Talent audition on April 11, 2009. The two websites were and are the Main website (http://www.susan-boyle.com/) and the Forum website (http://forum.susan-boyle.com/index.php). A little later, The Subo Store (http://www.subostore.com/) was added. (Note: we get a small percentage when you use the Subo Store or shop on Amazon by entering through it, so we encourage you to support SBFII that way.)

    The Main website is an archive of media showcasing Susan’s career and uses Magnify.net software, which allows visitors to view media and members to upload media (images and video). There is a comprehensive video archive of Susan’s past performances, interviews, and other television appearances. The Forum website began as a comment blog and later changed to the VBulletin discussion board software that is currently used today and has many more features. In addition, we own The Subo Store, an online shopping collaboration with Amazon.com that highlights Susan Boyle products and produces some income to support our operations.

    In July 2010 the original owner sold the three websites, and a designated bidder on behalf of the membership bid on and won ownership of the site at auction, using donations, which were later repaid, to purchase the site. One of the members then undertook the process of registering Susan Boyle Fans International, Inc. as a tax-exempt C corporation in the State of Delaware,* with the intention of later registering SBFII as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization at the federal level. After further research was done, the SBFII Board of Directors decided not to pursue registration at the federal level because we would have to charge membership dues to qualify. SBFII therefore files federal taxes as a corporation under the industry classification of “other information services” (NAICS 5191).

    *The State of Delaware does not charge state taxes for corporations operating elsewhere, but even if the state did, we believe SBFII would be tax-exempt as per Title 30, Chapter 19, 1902(b)(5). (http://delcode.delaware.gov/title30/c019/index.shtml)

    Other SBFII Social Media Presence:
    In addition to the Main site, the Forum site, and the Subo Store, SBFII also has a Youtube channel, where we archive many of Susan’s performances and interviews (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheSBFII). We also maintain an active Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/susanboyle....ternationalinc) and Twitter account (https://twitter.com/susan_boyle_com).
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    Default Ask a Question

    If you have a general question or suggestion for the Forum, please post it here:
    http://forum.susan-boyle.com/threads/8338-Suggestions

    If you have a technical question, please post it here:
    http://forum.susan-boyle.com/threads/16475-Tech-issues

    For quick reference threads on albums, songs, and other info related to Susan Boyle, click here: http://forum.susan-boyle.com/forums/286-QUICK-REFERENCE
    Last edited by MGinLA; 12-10-2014 at 12:28 AM.

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