which I take to mean the author is the member who is signed in. - but the dropdown remains blank until you select an author. Should I remove the dropdown to have it assigned by default?
I think because we fiddled with the forms and now we have 180 newsletter signups, they all appear in the dropdown, but since they have no names, they are all commas - so even though they have no access to the cms, or admin rights, they are still showing up.
On the flip side, we have three admin members, and only one shows up.