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#1 academyforartdesign

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 09:40 AM

Hey everyone,

 

This is Andreza Cabral, a new guy to the forum.Welcome to the forum mate! We all start somewhere... but we never loose the hobby! Glad to have another on board.

 

With regards

Andreza Cabral



#2 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 09:56 AM

Welcome Andreza.
Please go to your profile page and add some information about yourself and maybe even an Avatar. It always makes it feel like more of a community when people introduce themselves, who they are and where they come from. For instance, where is the Academy of Art and Design?

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#3 Denice

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 08:03 PM

Knowing what part of the world your from helps other potters answer any questions you might have. Welcome      Denice



#4 rand

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 12:31 AM

Hello everyone my name is Brian and I am also brand new to the forum and the hobby in general.



#5 Benzine

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 06:51 AM

Welcome to the forums.

This place is a nearly inexhaustible source of information, and everyone is always happy to help.
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#6 Pres

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 07:52 AM

Welcome to the forums folks. Time to fill in some of your profiles. It makes things easier when we have a base to start conversations. Best two both of you in your journey with clay!


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#7 oldlady

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 09:38 AM

this is for those of us who have figured out how to post the info that is missing in the new members profiles.

 

it took me several months to figure out how to get the software to KEEP the info i had posted.  if someone is unfamiliar with the way it is done, their profile comes out bare.  yes, i know i am the perfect candidate for " computer illiterate of the century" award, but if you would just try to make it easier, we would see more accurate and detailed profiles.  

 

one of you real experts try posting a new profile as a new member and you might see what i mean.  get someone unfamiliar with the forums to become a member, sit side by side and watch what happens.  don't just take it over and in a few keystrokes fix it, notice where the problems are.  

 

lots of the new members we see only post one thing and then they are gone.  is it simple frustration???  look at some of the recent posts by new members and notice that many of the OPs have not returned at all.  it seems silly to me to claim thousands of members when many never come back.


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#8 JBaymore

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 10:49 AM

Welcome Andreza and Brian.

 

best,

 

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#9 Brian Reed

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 04:36 PM

Welcome Andreza, and Brian.

 

Brian, my name is Brian also and I live in Everett as well.  PM me and perhaps I can plug you into the local pottery scene.  I have a open studio night each Tuesday.


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#10 Mark C.

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 11:58 PM

welcome aboard.

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#11 Highbridgepottery2

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 03:28 PM

this is for those of us who have figured out how to post the info that is missing in the new members profiles.

 

it took me several months to figure out how to get the software to KEEP the info i had posted.  if someone is unfamiliar with the way it is done, their profile comes out bare.  yes, i know i am the perfect candidate for " computer illiterate of the century" award, but if you would just try to make it easier, we would see more accurate and detailed profiles.  

 

one of you real experts try posting a new profile as a new member and you might see what i mean.  get someone unfamiliar with the forums to become a member, sit side by side and watch what happens.  don't just take it over and in a few keystrokes fix it, notice where the problems are.  

 

lots of the new members we see only post one thing and then they are gone.  is it simple frustration???  look at some of the recent posts by new members and notice that many of the OPs have not returned at all.  it seems silly to me to claim thousands of members when many never come back.

 

I tried registering a new account. I think the hardest thing could be finding the top bar and realising that your name has a drop down menu with more options. 

After that I would think people would choose my profile or my settings but I don't know. That seems intuitive to me so I don't know if it is for others or not. It is a little weird that the profile had a lot less for editing your profile than my settings. Only a box where your avatar would be saying change but not very easy to notice.

Once you are in my setting I think it is easy from there. Sorry OldLady but I don't know how you missed the save button at the bottom of the page.

 

I don't think there is much they can do as I guess this is a pre-packaged forum design. The difference I find between good and bad users of computers is they are worried they might press the wrong button or do something that breaks the computer. That is not really possible with a Mac or Windows computer. In most software the way you learn it to press every button and see what happens. If it doesn't work, undo it. If you totally break it, start again from the beginning. 



#12 oldlady

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Posted 27 September 2014 - 12:25 AM

you would be surprised at what damage i can do!


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