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« on: May 27, 2011 10:59:47 AM »


Hey everyone!

Today we're adding an exciting new feature and an awesome new member category!  I'll let you know what they are and then really explain what all that means Cheesy

1) We're going to start allowing attachments!

2) We're going to add a member category called "Tutorial Contributors"!


Attachments will be a great way for people to share pattern pieces and pdf patterns and tutorials!  Previously, this process has been anywhere from unwieldy to downright impossible.  With attachments, members will be able to share these materials with other members easily without leaving Craftster. Just upload them directly from your computer!

Our new member category "Tutorial Contributors" will be a way of recognizing members who have exemplified the Craftster spirit by freely sharing tutorials and/or patterns with the community! We want to support and encourage these members by giving them the opportunity to upload attachments to continue sharing their knowledge! Soon we hope to give them bolded titles (similar to the ones moderators have) so that they can wear their title proudly around the forums!



What are attachments?

An attachment will be a picture or pdf file that is stored in a Craftster database and available to download. That means that if you would like to upload a PDF pattern that you've made or a large image file of a pattern piece, you're now able to do so without leaving Craftster!

Here are some examples of what attachments will look like in the forum:
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They will be under the text of a post but above the member's signature.


A few things to note:
  • Anyone who is a member will be able to view attachments. Guests will NOT be able to view attachments.
  • Currently, the only accepted formats are jpg, png, gif, or pdf.
  • Maximum file size is roughly 2MB per attachment (8MB per post).
  • Please do not upload anything that does not belong to you (ie pdf patterns you downloaded from other people).
  • Attachments should not be used for pictures of your completed item, only for patterns, tutorials, or other similar uses.


How will attachments be uploaded?

If you are a member of the "Tutorial Contributor" group, you can upload them yourself! See this thread for full instructions: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=381541.0

If you're not a Tutorial Contributor, that's ok! We can definitely do that for you! Just send your attachment(s) and a link to your thread to our email address:

attachments@craftster.org

We will update your thread or let you know if there's a problem. Smiley



How do people become tutorial contributors?  

Any member who has 4 or more tutorials or patterns WITH NO BLOG LINKS in the thread and at least THREE in progress pictures or drawings (patterns exempt) will be eligible to be in this new group.
Here's our handy breakdown:

  • 4 Tutorials
  • 3 In Progress Pictures Each
  • 2 Types of Attachments (picture or PDF)
  • 1 Awesome new member category!
  • 0 Blog links

No one will be added to the Tutorial Contributor group unless they meet the requirements, not even moderators! We're starting off with a small group of people who we've checked in advance but we would love to add you if you meet the criteria!  Please send us an email at attachments@craftster.org with your four tutorial links and we'll get you fixed as soon as we can.


Are attachments safe?

We feel that by making this capability available to only a select few members who have put time and effort into sharing the Craftster spirit with the community that any potential problems are close to nil.  Sweets4ever and I will also screen any attachments that we upload for non-contributors to make sure they are safe for download.



What if I have a problem with attachments?

We have a new Attachments Support board! You can ask any attachments question there!
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2011 11:16:03 AM »

Fantastic! This is going to be so useful! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2011 11:20:32 AM »

What a wonderful new feature!  Thanks for all your hard work on this jungrrl & sweets4ever!
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2011 11:26:52 AM »

This is great, and should make it a lot easier to post the tutorial I've been working on for 2 years...
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2011 11:30:58 AM »

This is such a cool idea!  I can finally add my 50-pic hat tutorial. lol
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2011 11:32:02 AM »

This is SOOOOO awesome! Thank you for doing this!
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2011 11:42:57 AM »

Yippppppie!!!
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2011 11:53:35 AM »

I just want to take a moment to recognize all the people who are already tutorial contributors!  Grin Grin Yay!!

Angry Angel
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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2011 11:54:51 AM »

Fab!
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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2011 12:15:09 PM »

I just want to take a moment to recognize all the people who are already tutorial contributors!  Grin Grin Yay!!

Angry Angel
barbolot
Belladune
craftADDchick
CraftyCarrie
Eliea
eternallyeve
fantasticmio
jennieingram
jungrrl
kittykill
leah
MareMare
maxxev
MissingWillow
Phizzychick
queenofdiy
rackycoo
Roethke
sweets4ever
teapotdnky
theartofmegan
Troublet
violentjayne



If your name isn't here but you think it should be, remember, just drop us an email! upstairs@craftster.org. Smiley


Thank you ALL for contributing so much to the community!  You make awesome features like this possible for all of us!
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