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nolan

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Reply #15 on: March 09, 2012, 05:19:43 PM
just to put it into perspective, there are currently over 21000 posts in 1500 topics on the forum with around 150 new topics and over 2000 new posts being added every month. :eek:

The info we are all building up here is awesome, but we just need to keep it organised otherwise we won't be able to find anything after a while


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Reply #16 on: March 09, 2012, 05:43:24 PM
Nolan, WOW!  I appreciate all you do for us here.  You are a champion!

It's sounds like a huge undertaking to keep the forum user friendly.

I will do my best to comply.    :)
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Reply #17 on: March 09, 2012, 06:14:43 PM
My humble apologies! :blush: Will do my best to make life easier on you both.
Christina


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Reply #18 on: March 10, 2012, 01:43:07 PM
no worries C, we are not moaning, just requesting  O0


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Reply #19 on: March 11, 2012, 03:16:41 AM
 :not_worthy:  Will try harder   :not_worthy:  hmmmm, this bowing is good for the abdominals.  :whistle:

Sorry, sorry .... must focus .....   
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Reply #20 on: July 21, 2012, 05:23:23 AM
Thanks sounds like a great site


nolan

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Reply #21 on: July 21, 2012, 02:59:09 PM
:bigwelcome: to the family dwhite

Let us know what medium you work in?


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Reply #22 on: July 21, 2012, 03:28:18 PM
 :welcome: to Paintbasket dwhite352!

I'm happy you found this great site!  You will love it here!  You can't get better teaching anywhere else and friends on the forum are helpful and encouraging.

We are all learning, and we'd love to have you join us in the journey.
"The way to be happy," said Winston Churchill, "is to find something that requires the kind of perfection that's impossible to achieve and spend the rest of your life trying to achieve it."


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Reply #23 on: July 23, 2012, 11:37:19 PM
 :welcome: to Paintbasket, dwhite352 :flowers:

Nice to have you in this great family :hug:
In the month that I'm now a part of this great community, I've learned a lot and my  :painting: skills improve. I'm really addicted and I love the way Dennis and Nolan are teaching, easy, very clear and always there to  :help: I love their videos and watch them over and over again :heeha: :clap:

Hope to see some  of your :painting: soon :)
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Reply #24 on: August 20, 2012, 03:26:41 PM
iunderstand what i read but your website is difficult      i do not know how or were to post a question or partake in the forum
thank you
barbasra


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Reply #25 on: August 20, 2012, 03:39:13 PM
Hi Barbara, I have answered your question HERE


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Reply #26 on: October 11, 2012, 03:14:37 PM
I just read the comments on 'How the forum works' and I love your rules they are great. I've never participated in a forum before and I was getting confused with all the different forums but now I fully understand how it works.

A BIG  :thankyou:

Dorothy
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Reply #27 on: October 11, 2012, 03:18:26 PM
Welcome to the family, Dorothy.

You will enjoy it here.
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Reply #28 on: November 12, 2012, 11:16:00 PM
To ensure that the forum remains a friendly and user friendly place, it is important to follow these guidelines when using the forum :

1) Before starting to post, please take a while to familiarise yourself with the layout of the forum, chances are your question has been answered already.

Under THIS section there is all the Technical help you need to learn how to post pictures, add an avatar to your profile, etc.

2) Please read before asking. We gladly help, but it becomes tedious answering the same questions over and over again. The forum has been laid out in such a way that specific mediums are "bundled" together.

Each one of these sections have again been broken down into smaller divisions, eg. :
under the Oil Painting section you will find General Questions, Encourager Sessions, etc.
by clicking on the division you are interested in you can access all the previous discussions about that topic.

Please don't PM or email art related questions to our tutors - questions like "How do I mix brown" - our tutors don't have the time to answer general art questions personally. Besides by posting the question on the forum, then others with the same question can also benefit from the answer.

3) Especially when you first start painting, the whole process can seem very overwhelming and you will find that there are suddenly 1000 questions in your head at once. Please don't post these questions all in one post. It defeats the whole object of segregating the forum into "bite sized chunks" of information. We want everybody to find what they are looking for quickly, so please write your questions down and post them, individually, in the correct place. You are going to get better quality answers this way too.

4) Similarly, if you are reading a thread and a question comes to mind which does not flow naturally with the topic of conversation, write it down and post it where it belongs.

5) Please give your posts a meaningful title, eg., don't call your post "HELP" or "What should I do?", rather call your post "How to mix leaf colours" or "Where can I buy a filbert brush in Auckland?". This way you are sure the person that knows the correct answer will read your post.

6) It's great to ask questions and get answers back, but please also reply to questions that you know the answer to as well, it's only fair.

7) Be friendly, if you are having a fuzzy brush day, come back tomorrow. We all have our "off" days when nothing we paint looks good. We are all going through the same process so we know how you feel. Please don't take those stresses out on us, you did it to yourself   ;D

8) With differing personalities on the forum comes different opinions. If somebody says something you strongly disagree with, first take a step back and think about your reply, if a reply is even required, before posting. Often it is a case of I say potaytoe, you say potahtoe. If you do post a reply, please do so diplomatically. The rule is debate the topic without attacking the person. Personal attacks are deleted immediately. Repeated personal attacks will get you banned.

9) A forum cannot convey what you want to say as effectively as when you say it face to face, that is why there are many "smilies" for you to choose from to help convey the "mood" of your posts. Smilies help avoid somebody reading your post the wrong way, so don't be shy, smilies are friendly little creatures.

10) This is a family website, so we don't swear here.

11) For the same reason, we also don't post anything pornographic / risque here. Modest nude artworks are acceptable and a natural subject in art, but the moderators reserve the right to decide if what you have posted is outside the limits or not. If your post containing one of your prize nude studies gets deleted because we felt it crossed our fine line, cry in your pillow tonight, build a bridge and get over it, or whatever you do in private, because it's not negotiable.

12) We have members of all religions here, so please be considerate of that too.

13) Racist comments are not only against New Zealand and South African law, it also has nothing to do with art, so we don't tolerate them here.

14) Most importantly, enjoy the forum, make full use of it, and above all happy painting   O0


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Reply #29 on: November 12, 2012, 11:55:29 PM
Hi Doep.  :welcome: Welcome to the forum. Tell us something about yourself in the "Get to know me" section.

BTW, did you want to comment on the Rules because I see you qouted the whole section? Any reason for that as it is on the previous page.
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