Saturday, April 21, 2007

Membership & Posting Instruction Update

Hello Sexy Knitters!

My name is Maryanne and I’m going to be helping Jeanie out with some things while she’s under the weather……

In the wake of all the technical difficulties with blog services we’ve had lately, it appears that there is still some confusion amongst the group as to what kind of action is required from members in order to remain members and be able to post during the current and future knitalongs. We hope that the following list will help alleviate any of the confusion that may linger regarding these issues. For further clarification - membership issues are entirely separate from “postmanship” issues (the ability to post during a knitalong) and each will be treated separately in the future.

  • For Prior Members: If you were a member of the SKC before the current technical difficulties, i.e. have previously requested and obtained an invite to the club and have activated that membership then you need do nothing. You will remain a member as long as you see fit with no further effort on your part. You never have to ask again :)

  • For New Members: If you are not a current member of the SKC and are seeking an invitation to the club please send an e-mail titled “New Membership Request” to knittymugginsATyahooDOTcom requesting membership. Please include in your e-mail a username you would like to use on the SKC as well as a blog link if you have one so that we can put your information into the sidebar. You are not required to have a blog in order to join the club and we can also link your username to an e-mail address or nothing at all. Please specify your preferences in your request for membership. Once we've received and processed your request, you will receive a confirmatory e-mail regarding your membership status containing instructions on how to request posting privileges. Welcome!

  • For Any Member (New or Current): If you would like posting privileges for the current knitalong please send an e-mail to yarnaholic1963ATyahooDOTcom titled “Postmanship Request”. At this time, you must request these privileges every time there is a new SKC knitalong in which you would like to participate. You will have posting privileges for the duration of that knitalong only and will have to e-mail again the next time you want to participate.

Thank you all so very much for your patience during this transition time. Hopefully these updated instructions will make things a bit more clear for everyone and we look forward to many more happy knitalongs together! Knit on Sexy Knitters!

**Edited to Add: There have been some questions from members regarding the SKC "disappearing" from their Blogger dashboards. Don't worry - this does not mean you are no longer a member! If you have not requested posting privileges for a current KAL, then the SKC will not show up in your dashboard until you do so. The SKC will remain absent from your dashboard except for those times when posting privileges are requested. Hope this helps!


Sherri said...

Hi! I am a previous member, so I guess I still am one - lol ... but it doesn't show up in my dashboard anymore

Robin said...

Thanks for the clarification, Maryanne! That's great that you are helping Jeanie out - I'm sure she appreciates it!

Anonymous said...

I'm confused... I thought the site had moved to typepad?
Also, the year at the head of the post is showing 2008...

Knittymuggins said...

Hello! Yes, we were briefly with Typepad, but they were not able to accommodate a blog of this size so the folks at Blogger helped us figure out a way to make it work on their platform. Thank you for pointing out the date :) It is purposely set to the "future" so that this post will always remain on top, making it easier for members and new members to find this information when they need it.

Hi Sherri - I don't know why the club isn't showing up in your dashboard anymore, but if you'd like to send me an e-mail under the address listed in the membership section of the post, including your previous username, I will try to find out if you are still listed or else get you re-set up. Thanks!

Thanks for your nice comment too Robin! It's much appreciated :)

Knittymuggins said...

Hi Sherri-
There's been an edit to the post that explains the issue you had with the SKC "disappearing" from your Blogger dashboard. Hope that helps!

Bobbi said...

Thanks for the clarifcation and thanks for all the work you put into hosting the KAL!

David said...

Hey, I see you haven't been blogging in a while. If you plan on coming back I would love to do a link exchange with your blog. If you want to, come to my site and tell me you want to and I will link your blog up. My blog name is American Legends and the URL is:

I hope to hear from you soon.