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« on: June 03, 2005 09:25:20 AM »

I'm new here, what are the DOs and DON'Ts of Craftster?

See this list here!

I see lots of abbreviations within threads.  Could someone explain them to me, please?

Sure!  View this thread:  

How do I add an avatar (the little picture to the left of everyone's post)?

  • Click My Craftster
  • Click My Profile
  • Under Modify Profile, click Forum Profile Information
  • Select I will upload my own picture
  • Click Browse - select the image from your computer
  • Click Change profile at the bottom of the screen
    • If your avatar does not immediately appear, please read here:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=119991.0

How do I post pictures?

Basically you need webspace to upload your pictures to and then after you upload them you use special tags to make them show up in your post on Craftster.  Click here for lots more info this very subject:

Please note that in order to prevent spam bots and spammers from posting inappropriate pictures, you must post 10 times in the forum before you are allowed to post a picture. In the mean time you are allowed to post links to pictures.

Why do other people's pictures sometimes not show up for me?

Sometimes people post pictures and later on they delete them from wherever they were being stored. So if you're reading a thread and all kinds of people have commented on some pictures  but you can't see them, it's quite possible that they've disappeared. Sometimes webhosts will only allow a picture to be displayed X times in a day. So a picture may disappear on day and return the next day. I created Craftster's own free Picture Hosting area to help with this problem.

What are all of the member positions?

Newbie 0-24 posts
Jr. Member 25-49 posts
Sr. Member 49-99 posts
Full Member 99-249 posts
Craftster God/Goddess 250+ posts
Moderators (Swap, Category, Global)
Administrator (sweets4ever & jungrrl)

What do I do if someone's pictures aren't showing up?

If the pictures someone has posted aren't showing up, please send that person an Instant Message asking if they would conswider fixing the problem. Don't post about this out right in the thread.

I posted a message and it seems to have disappeared, what happened?

There are volunteer moderators on Craftster who help keep Craftster organized by occasionally moving or merging threads when it is needed.  For example, perhaps someone posted a message in the wrong folder, it will be moved to the right folder. Or if someone asks a question and there's already a thread on that exact same topic, they may be merged. At any point you can see all the messages you've posted (and where they might have been moved to) by clicking Profile and then Show Posts.

How do I change my user name/screen name?

You need to open a ticket on the Help Desk, (https://www.craftster.org/helpdesk) if you want to change your name on Craftster.  People used to be able to give themselves a different "screen name" than their "user name" in their Profile screen, but this was causing too much confusion for moderators and swaps when people would all of a sudden change identity.

How do I change my e-mail address?
Click on "Profile" in the blue bar above, in this new screen there is a menu on the left side of the screen. Click "Account Related Settings" and type your new e-mail address into the "E-mail" area.

Is my IP address showing to everyone? What about my email address?

Neither of them are visible to anyone except the administrators of this form. Your IP address is automatically visible to yourself, as is your e-mail address. Rest assured, no other members or visitors to this site else can see these private pieces of information.

The project or question I want to post falls under more than one category. Do I post it in both places?

Nope. You need to pick just one category. We require this because it keeps Craftster more organized to have related information in ONE thread.

I am having trouble logging out of Craftster. What's wrong, and how do I fix it?

Occasionally the logout button doesn't work and so what you have to do is delete any cookies that start with:


And then it should start working again.

How can I help support Craftster?

Check out this link here: http://craftster.org/support.php
Here you can find out information about becoming a Friend of Craftster, buying the Craftster book, or buying some awesome Craftster goodies!

I'd love to link to Craftster, do you have buttons for me to use?

We sure do! https://www.craftster.org/linktocraftster.html

Can I volunteer to be a Moderator?

YES!  To become a moderator, PM (sweets4ever) with the Subject Line "Volunteering to Moderate".

Perhaps let her know any area(s) you have in mind (maybe a board that you frequent often or that you think could use some "Help!") that you would be comfortable moderating.  It would also be helpful to us if you included a little bit about yourself such as, do you like long walks on the beach to collect craft supplies?  - just kidding...   But yes, please feel free to include a little bit about yourself so we can get to know you.

Does Craftster have a presence on any of the social networking sites?


Facebook Page:  http://www.facebook.com/Craftster
Twitter:  http://twitter.com/craftster
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/craftsterorg/

Lots more answers can be found in Craftster's Help Documentation here:
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