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How to Post a New Thread with Attachments
Before posting a new Thread you must determine where an attachment belongs and if it is deemed either a Pattern or a Magazine, Book or Pamphlet.
Members must search the forums prior to posting a new Thread. If the item already exists it may not be posted and will be deleted.
Repeated failure to follow all Posting Rules may result in termination of your account.
Please note that all Forums with attachments require Moderation prior to any new threads being published to the Forum.
Once you submit a thread it goes to our Pre-Moderation area where Staff Members review your thread to ensure that all of the information required is provided and is correct. If it is not correct our Staff will correct it issue. If a Member continually fails to properly fill out a new Thread a reminder will be sent and the Member may be issued a warning. Filling out a new thread saves valuable time and will help ensure that your new thread will be processed in a more timely manner. Threads which are not correct may be placed further back in line for Moderation than those which are correct. It can take up to
General Information about Attachements
Magazines, Books and Pamphlets vs. Patterns and Designs in all areas but Cross Stitch
Magazines and Books:
*Please note that all Pamphlets should be uploaded to their correct Craft Forum and no longer uploaded to the Magazines and Book Forums. The information provided is still required and should be put in the body of the Thread.
A Magazine or book is defined as a something that has been printed on paper or is availble in paper form in and Digital format. Scanned items are almost always considered to be a Magazine or Book because it was originally in print form from a Publisher. Magazines or Books which are complete in nature should always be placed in the Magazine Section of Forum. Individual Patterns from a Magazine or Book should be placed in the individual Crafting Forums only when the entire Magazine or book has not already been uploaded. ( *see note below)
Book 100 Lace Flowers to Crochet. Books are printed books which have been either scanned by an individual or are available in both Digital and Print media.
Books, Magazines (and Pamphlets) have ISBN numbers assigned to them.
Magazine Crochet World, Creative Knitting - Magazines tend to come out on Monthly, Bi-Monthly, Annually or any other specific period of time. Magazines can be in Digital format as well as printed on paper.
Patterns, Pamphlets or Designs:
A Pattern is a design created by an individual and is solely in PDF format and can not be obtained in a paper printed media format. A Pattern often contains a specific set of instructions for a specific item or several items contained in one PDF or Images representing each page. Patterns do not have ISBN numbers assigned to them. Pamphlets do have ISBN Numbers assigned to them, because they are small in nature and usually are about a specific single topic or versions of a topic we do place them in our regular Craft Forums
Pamphlet Annies Attic Baby Christening Set , Cute Critter Purses - Pamphlets are booklets (a small book with few pages) that have been scanned into Images or converted images to PDF files.
*Please note that all Pamphlets should be uploaded to their correct Craft Forum and no longer uploaded to the Magazines and Book Forums.
*NOTE:Individual patterns from books, magazines or pamphlets are not permitted unless they are currently out of print items.
Posted March 11, 2015
There wil be special circumstances when an induvidual pattern is permitted:
If the original source is vintage and or no longer available as a ful edition
If a pattern is published in a non craft related book or magazine such as womens magazines, journals or newspapers
If the instructions are being sold individually outside of a publication. The attachment must be the individual item and not ripped from a publication.Magazines with ads removed
There may be other reasons where an individual resoure is permitted.
We also will no longer accept any books, magazines with missing page numbers or e-book conversions. These items are very difficult to moderate to ensure they are complete.
Certain pamhlets may be permitted on a case by case basis.
An ebook conversion is a pdf created fron an original ebook formatted for a device such as a mobi file for a Kindle. Ebooks which were published as a pdf are permitted.
When a true ebook file is converted to a pdf the program used creates hundreds of tiny pages with large gaps without text. Also, they do not give page numbers because of the way the program formats them. Verifying that an ebook is complete is very time consuming and requires reading the entire book. At this time we do not have the resources to check these.
Penguin Blanket , Whirlwind , Steampunk
All software specific related Attachments belong in the Re-Paint Section.
Individual Scanned designs belong in Scanned.
Pamphlets belong in Cross Stitch Scanned
Magazines and Books belong in the Magazine Section of Cross Stitch.
Crochet and Knitting Forums English Threads including Pamphlets (not Magazines or Books)
1. Search for Existing Thread
First be sure that you have taken time to search the Forums by using our Search engine at the top of the Page or to learn more about advanced searches, when availabled, click this link Search. When searching use several key words such as the entire pattern name, parts of the pattern name or the designer name. Members are required to put the actual Pattern Name and Designer name in the topic of every new thread so that searching is easier.
2. Select Forum
Select the Correct Forum and Sub-Forum for your new Thread from the Main Page of the Forum or in the Navigation area that will appear on the left side of the Forum in certain areas.
3. New Thread
Click on New and Thread to create a new Thread. Certain User Groups may see other options such as a Poll or Event, when adding a new Thread with an Attachment you will always use the "Thread" option in the drop down box.
4. Thread Category and Title or Name Please note that you must format your title correctly, if you do not your item may be deleted.
A new page will appear after clicking New Thread.
Do not confuse the Thread Name/Title from the Title in the form area, they are not the same. The Thread Title/Name is what you see on the forum when you browse, the Title you see in the form area is used for searching and general information and is in a pink block.
The name or title of your thread should be consistent to help with searches and is as follows:
The following characters are not be used in the Name/Title of a thread with content in it. These types of characters can cause an issue our database and searching. Threads which contain non standard English characters or Ascii charaters will be changed to standard English, this is includes but is not limited to the actual name of an item that is not in the English Language as well as items below
Any character that is not found in the English Language
n° nU+00B0 DEGREE SIGN
n⁰ nU+2070 SUPERSCRIPT ZERO
nº nU+00BA MASCULINE ORDINAL INDICATOR
n ͦ n U+0366 COMBINING LATIN SMALL LETTER O
№ U+2116 NUMERO SIGN
nᵒ nU+1D52 MODIFIER LETTER SMALL O
Individual pattern with only a Designer name
Pattern Name - Designer Name
Pattern Name - Designer Name - Free
Pattern Name - Designer Name - Language
Pattern Name - Designer Name - Language - Free
Example: Asymmetric Tunic - Freya Midgley
Patterns with a Pattern Number and no company or brand
Pattern Name - Pattern Number - Designer Name
Pattern Name - Pattern Number - Designer Name - Free
Pattern Name - Pattern Number - Designer Name - Language
Pattern Name - Pattern Number - Designer Name - Language - FreeExample: Catkin - #JD0028 - Jemima Designs
Patterns with a Designer and Company or Brand
Pattern Name - Designer Name - Company
Pattern Name - Designer Name - Company - Free
Pattern Name - Designer Name - Company - Language
Pattern Name - Designer Name - Company - Language Free
Example: Caterpillar - Vicky Lewis - The Birds and Bees
Patterns with a Designer, Company and Pattern Number
Pattern Name - Pattern Number - Designer Name - Company
Pattern Name - Pattern Number - Designer Name - Company - Free
Pattern Name - Pattern Number - Designer Name - Company - Language
Pattern Name - Pattern Number - Designer Name - Company - Language - Free
Example: Gardener's Delight #246 - Barbara Mock - Dimensions
Cross Stitch HAED Patterns with a Designer, Company and Pattern Number only
Pattern Name - Pattern Number - Artist Name - Publisher/Designer Name
Pattern Name - Pattern Number - Artist Name - Publisher/Designer Name - Free
Pattern Name - Pattern Number - Artist Name - Publisher/Designer Name - Language
Pattern Name - Pattern Number - Artist Name - Publisher/Designer Name - Language - Free
Magazines and Book Names
Individual book or magazine that is not published on a regular basis
Title - Author
Title - Author - Free
Title - Author - Language
Title - Author - Language - Free
(some books may be in a series or volumes)
Title - Series or volume number - Author
Title - Series or volume number - Author - Free
Title - Series or volume number - Author - Language
Title - Series or volume number - Author - Language - Free
Example: Polymer Clay Jewelry - Debbie Jackson
Patterns with a Designer, Company and Pattern Number and from a Series
Pattern Name - Series Name - Pattern Number - Designer Name - Company
Pattern Name - Series Name - Pattern Number - Designer Name - Company - Free
Pattern Name - Series Name - Pattern Number - Designer Name - Company - Language
Pattern Name - Series Name - Pattern Number - Designer Name - Company - Language - Free
Example - Crimson Bouquet - Take-Along Blocks - 962290 - Suzann Thompson - The Needlecraft Shop
Magazine that is published on a regular basis
(Books do not fall under this category)
Title - Issue Number - Publisher or Author
Title - Issue Number - Publisher or Author - Free
Title - Issue Number - Publisher or Author - Language
Title - Issue Number - Publisher or Author - Language - Free
Title - Issue Number and date - Publisher (for magazines which have both)
Example: Quilter's World - December 2008 Vol 30 No. 6 - House of White Birches
Next Select the appropriate Thread Category for the forum you have chosen. Please note that some Forums do not have Categories and you will not see the option to place your item in a Category.
Translated patterns should follow the above format and have the following information
Translated from Language to Language
Example: Translated from Spanish to English
The person who translated it does not need to be in the title, instead please have them indicate it in the body of the thread.
5. The Pattern Form
Each Forum has a specific Form associated with it. Some Forums require more detailed inforamation while others only require Pattern Name, Author or Designer, and Language.
The following information will appear when posting a Thread in Crochet or Knitting.
Title / Name - Add the official name of the Pattern or design - This is required
Designer Name or Company - This is required information
Yarn Weight - weight indicated in attachment - Optional information
Hook Size - hook or hook sizes as indicated in attachment - Optional information
Difficulty - select degree of difficulty as indicated in attachment
6. Body of Thread
This is the area considered to be the "Body" of any new Thread or Reply. In this area you can add additional information about your new Thread that you like to share. It is in this area that you will upload both an image to that represents the Attachment as well as the Attachment itself. Only Images can be uploaded using the Image button.
7. Upload Image/Cover Image
NOTE: Do not link an image from another site to ours, this is known as "hotlinking". It is not permitted. Please save any images to your device or computer an then upload as seen below.
Click on the Image button to upload an Image / Cover Image for your new Thread. Use a picture that best depicts the new Attachment. This pop-up will appear when you click the Image button.
Browse to Image File
After clicking Upload Image a new pop-up will appear that should show you directories of your computer. Click on the file you wish to upload and then click Open to start uploading your Image.
When the Image has completed uploading you will see this pop-up. Add a description if you wish. You may also save the image one of your personal Albums.
Please do not use the Image Link feature please upload your image manually as outlined above
8. Upload the Attachment
Now you will need to upload the Attachment to your Thread. To upload an Attachment click on the Attach Button at the top of the Body of the Thread area.
The pop-up looks like this:
Once you have found the file that you wish to upload, select it and click OK in the same manner you did for uploading an Image.
After the file has completely uploaded you will see another new pop-up that looks like this:
In this pop-up you can add a Description of the File, set Read Permissions, and if desired set an amount to charge Members.
By setting Read Permissions you can restrict what minimum User Group is required to download the Attachment.
The maximum amount allowed charged at this time is 40 Diamonds for an Attachment that is not Free total. "Free" Attachments should be no more than 15 Diamonds.
If a thread has multiple attachments you may not charge an excess of 40 Diamonds Total for all attachments. Free items may only have a total of 15 diamonds fee.
A 10% tax will be taken from the amount charged and sent back to the Forum. If you charge a Member 20 Diamonds, 2 Diamond is returned to the Forum as a tax and you will recieve 18 Diamonds.
The most Diamonds permitted to be collected per Thread is 750 Diamonds.
Members are also charged a processing fee of 2 Diamonds per attachment by our system.
9. Optional Additional Information and Restrictions
Additional options may be set up in your Thread. This includes
- Read Permissions which is the same as Read Permissions on an Attachment, however, Members below the required Permission Level set may not read or see the Thread contents at all. We do advise our Members to set the Read Permissions to at least Garden Crafter
- Anonymous may be used by Garden Crafters and above to protect the idenity of the poster, however, please be advised that Moderators and Administrators will be able to determine who has posed a thread when using Anonymous. If you are concerned about posting your Thread we do suggest you set your Thread to Anonymous. You will still be able to have your Thread properly rated and members may also give you bonus points.
- Post Tags which are keywords used to describe the Thread. Members may use up to 5 Keywords. This is optional.
- Members may NOT charge a Thread price. Please do not confuse Attachment Price with Thread Price. Attachment Prices are permitted, Thread Prices are not.
Threads which are posted with a Thread priced may be deleted or modified.
10. Submit it!
If you are happy with your new Thread and are ready to publish it simply click the Thread Button at the lower Left hand side of the Web Page. Please be sure to review that your information is correct and that your Thread is in the correct Forum and or Sub-Forum with the correct Category. Your new Thread now be put in the Pre Moderation staging area where it will be published once it is Moderated by a Staff Member. This can take from 1 to 4 days depending on Staff availability and how many items are pending Moderation.
*** Note** Please do not save your Thread as a Draft, this causes issues with our Pre-Moderation system and our Program will delete your thread automatically at the end of a day. We suggest you format your information first in a word processing application then paste it into your new thread.
Crochet and Knitting in Other Languages
New Threads in the Crochet and Knitting Forums should follow the above Tutorial.
The only changes in creating a New Thread is the Pattern Form and the Language should be indicated in the Title of the Thread after the Attachment Name.
Designer Name and Language are required fields, all other fields are optional.
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