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    Crochetville Co-Owner
  • Birthday March 29

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    My bio: http://www.crochetville.com/community/index.php?/page/articles.html/_/about-crochetville/about-amy-r19
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    The Rocket City
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    crochet, knitting, scrapbooking, beading, reading, sewing
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    Crochetville Co-Owner and Social Media Director
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    prayer shawls, garments, handbags
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  1. Clarification about the website linked above: The owner of the site does make mention on her site that the original patterns are public domain. Since she has made this claim, I am going to assume she has done her homework and has verified that. Should a copyright holder come to me with information that some of the patterns are indeed still under copyright, I'll at that point remove the link to this site.
  2. I have had to remove the screenshots of images from the blog as well as the link to the blog in question, as it does appear to be one of those questionable blogs that posts copyrighted photos and pattern charts without permission from the copyright holders. (At the very least, I was unable to find any claims they made that they had permission to do so.) We are very happy to provide assistance with patterns, but we must do so while respecting copyright law. That means please only post photos that you have taken yourself. Don't upload photos or screenshots from other sites. Provide us with a link to the page or pattern in question. If it's on a legitimate site, there's no problem. Unfortunately, if it's on something posted on a site like the one in question, we may not be able to allow the link. And don't worry: Most sites are legitimate.
  3. Since the original poster's question has been answered, I am going to close this thread. If anyone wants additional information on why we do not allow links to patterns in the Wayback Machine, you can consult our Terms of Use for more information. You're also welcome to send us a message, and we'll talk with you privately about our site policies.
  4. Lydia, welcome to Crochetville! I'm sorry for the late response, but I need to address your comment about sharing patterns. We encourage all our members to share links to patterns or information to where they were published. However, we cannot allow sharing of copies of patterns, as that would be copyright infringement, which is both against the law and a violation of our forum policies. Hopefully, you meant that you like to share information about patterns, and your wording just wasn't quite clear. i hope you have fun looking through all the information on our site.
  5. As Kathy stated, sites like this genially do not have permission from copyright holders to distribute all of those patterns. I have edited the original post to remove the links to the site in question.
  6. I have had to remove the symbol chart of the pattern included in the original final post to check mplynwith our forum copyright policies. These policies state members can only post patterns or pattern charts if they are the copyright owner (generally the designer or publisher). These policies help keep our site and members clear of any legal issues related to copyright infringement.
  7. I am going to close this thread, since we keep getting requests for the pattern (many of which I gave already deleted), despite all the information several of us have shared about why we can't help with a pattern source.
  8. The patterns should all still be here in the forum. These links just no longer redirect. I will need to take the time to search the forum and find the current correct links for them all. Unfortunately, I'm not sure when I will be able to do that. Crochetville is moving in to studio space this week, then I have a big local event next Saturday, and our grand opening the Saturday after that. If any forum members have time to search out good links, if you could post them in this thread I would be most appreciative. I'll update the first post as soon as I possibly can.
  9. The "Report Post" link is grayed out, but if you click within a specific post to select it, the link will turn blue. At least, that's what happens on my iPad.
  10. Sharon, I've moved her topic to the correct area, so I'm going to merge this thread into the original one. It's better if we move topics that are in the wrong place to the correct place. If anyone ever notices something in the wrong place, just use the report button and let us know about the problem. We'll Mbe happy to move a discussion topic to the right location.
  11. Welcome, New Members! We're glad you've chosen to join the Crochetville family and community. We're a pretty friendly, supportive, and helpful bunch around here. We'd love to hear stories and see photos of your crochet projects. Since we've moved Crochetville off our own server into Invisiion's Community in the Cloud, we seem to be getting more registrations than usual. Would you like to share with us how you found Crochetville?
  12. Ellie, due to a server software upgrade, we were forced into a forum software upgrade without advance notice to n which to prepare ourselves and forum members. The forum upgrade would have happened to summer regardless, because the old version was no longer going to be supported and would be vulnerable to threats. With advance notice, we could have made the transition easier. Now Donna and I have to learn new things right along with the rest of you. It's definitely a team effort! Anywat, the emoticons are right there in the new post toolbar as always (maybe in a slightly different location), at least when I use my laptop and iPad. If you're by any chance using a different sort of mobile device and can't see them, can you please let us know which device and app you're using to access the forum? We'll see what we can do to help.
  13. Abbyroselou, as Sharon mentioned, our site focuses on issues related to crochet. We have some members from Australia, but they may not end up seeing this post. You'll probably get more useful advice by asking your question in a forum that is based in Australia so people will be more familiar with the business you're asking about. A forum with a broader focus, such as shopping in general or just home goods, might also be a better bet than one focused on a particular craft like crocheting. Do you crochet? If so, we'd love to have you join in our crochet discussions.
  14. @Avon Lady Collette and everyone, feel free to grumble all you like about the frustrations of having to adapt to a totally unexpected change. Donna and I are just as frustrated as many of you are. You don't want to hear the griping Donna and I did with each other about this change being forced upon us with no opportunity to prepare ourselves and everyone here. The air was blue, I tell you! We truly don't mind comments about general frustration, I promise. A few comments have been hard not to take personally, so it's important to us that everyone really does understand we didn't undertake these changes maliciously or just willy-nilly with no sound reasoning behind the decision. The problem could not have come at a worse time, actually. It happened when I'm preparing for a major local event on June 10, planning to move Crochetville into a new actual brick-and-mortar studio location on June 1, going on vacation May 12-19, and getting ready to teach and vend at a fiber festival this coming weekend, all while Donna was dealing with a fungal infection in her eye last week and dealing with end of school year stuff as PTA president. But I have a few days before the fiber festival and Donna's eye is getting better, so hopefully this week will be a bit easier for responding to problems and figuring out solutions!
  15. Darski, what do you mean by "less sophisticated?" I think the new software has a much cleaner, less cluttered look to it. You mentioned below about something related to photos. Are you wanting to see the photos displayed at a smaller size, and then have to click on them to see them larger? They are being displayed as smaller than their actual size, but I agree the current size is pretty big. Some people like seeing the photos very large right in threads, others like seeing a much smaller image and having to click to enlarge. Donna and I are still discussing the optimal display size for photos. We'd love to hear suggestions from all of you. If you don't know the pixel size to recommend, just give an approximation like: half the width of the screen when I have my browser window fully open on my laptop. Any kind of description will help us. As far as I can tell, no functionality was removed in the software upgrade. Things may work a little differently, but we can still do most, if not all, of what we did before. Barf emoticon. Wow. That's a pretty strong statement, and I'm not really sure how to take that. We really are doing the best we can to get things running smoothly around here. I'm a bit concerned that your statement of us deciding to use the forum crash to change stuff makes it sound like we made changes just for the heck of it. I want to reassure everyone that was not the case. The board software we were using had reached its end-of-life: the manufacturer was no longer going to be supporting it. That means the cyber-bad-guys could create ways to hack site using old software, and the manufacturer wouldn't be creating any patches to prevent it from happening. That happens a lot with this type of software, browsers included: old versions will only be supported for so long. We've known for awhile that we would need to upgrade the forum software sometime in the next couple of months. We thought we would have time to install the new software in our test forum so we could familiarize ourselves with how it works as it's a major change from version 3.X.X to version 4.X.X. Unfortunately, the unexpected forum crash took that opportunity away. So now we're all learning how everything works together. It isn't helping that the new forum back-end default settings are sometimes quite different from old defaults, so we've been doing a lot of tweaking behind the scenes to keep things working correctly. We didn't do anything to restore the pics and PDFs. The forum software may have moved them to a new location, and they may have been inaccessible for a short time as background processes are running. The background processes to update all database records are continuing to run, so we may continue to have some short-term issues with things not working right or not being in the right place yet, until all these background processes are complete. The forum database is so huge, that no one knows how long this is going to take. You can still do this, but it's just slightly different than before. Add all your photos in to your post. Scroll back up in your post and place your cursor where you want a particular photo. Then scroll back down to the photos and click the "+" button on the one you want to insert. It's the same process, but now there's just a + to click and not the tab that said "insert photo." (Or whatever it actually said. I always amaze myself at how quickly I forget exactly what something used to look like!) You can go ahead and use the quote feature and just delete out any photos or text you don't want to appear in the quote. Same as usual. If you have any problems, suggestions, questions, or comments related to the software upgrade, please post a message over in the Board Help section. I've created a thread over there to keep track of reported issues and how they were resolved. Again, Donna and I appreciate everyone's patience as we work through any upgrade-related issues together. I hope we can all be a team here and support and encourage each other until 1) we get any problems worked out and 2) we're all used to the new way things work. There are some really good things associated with moving the forum off of our old server and into the software company's "Community in the Cloud." All the trouble some people had with the server software thinking they were up to something hinky and blacklisting their IP address for no valid reason should stop. I'll personally be very glad to see an end to that particular recurring problem!
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