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The New Creators' Corner!

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Hey everyone! Welcome to the brand new Creators' Corner!

We've transformed the Community Showcase forum into the brand new Creators' Corner, to create a better environment for people to share and discuss their creative pursuits! 🎨

It makes use of the IPS Clubs feature, but don't worry, it's not an exclusive kind of club where you have to know somebody who knows somebody to get in. To start posting, all you have to do is click on the "Join Club" button on the top right. Then you're in and you can start posting straight away with no wait times or confirmation shenanigans!

Note: If you posted any threads in the old Community Showcase forum, you were automatically added to the club. You can leave and rejoin at will.

 

What is the Creators' Corner?

This is the place for people to talk about their creative pursuits, share pictures of projects, WIPs, or discuss inspirations or share cool crafty stuff from the internet.

Whether it's drawing, painting, crocheting, music, or culinary attempts, if you're the kind of person who likes creating, or simply likes to see what other people create, this is the place for you!

  • Where do I post? What am I allowed to post? Aaaa help.

    The post area (where this post is located) is carried over from the Community Showcase, and you can simply make posts about anything you create or anything related to arts, crafts or other hobbies. And don't worry if you're not sure what you're posting belongs in here - the worst that can happen is that it gets moved to a more relevant area 😛  Feel free to talk about anything and everything in here!

    You can also check out all the old posts - most creators tend to keep one thread per project or theme, so you can easily follow up with anyone's work!
     
  • Using the Gallery - Artists rejoice!

    The Gallery is a new feature that's more suited for sharing works or projects that are mainly pictures, such as if you're an painter or other type of visual artist. If you go to the Gallery tab, you should see an "Add Images" button.

    Click the button, and you'll get a popup asking if you want to add images to the category directly, create a new album, or if you want to use an existing album.

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    If it's your first time posting, or if you're beginning to post a new project, the best option is to "Create a new album", so all your related images are contained in the same place.

    Once you've created the album, you can upload images to it at will, and users will be able to comment individually on pictures, or on the entire album. You can also post updates or link to the album from anywhere else on the website.

  • Following the content you like!

    One of IPS' best features is the ability to follow specific things, and set how exactly you wish to receive notifications regarding certain things. When you click Follow on a particular thread, forum, gallery, or any other database, it will give you a notification of your choice when something is posted. This makes it really easy to keep in touch with the things you like to see!

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    You can choose to follow specific threads, people, or even entire categories, and individually set the notifications for each one. For example, if you'd like to receive notifications whenever anything, from posts, to images, to comments, is posted in the Creators' Corner, you can follow the Club Overview, alternatively, if you just want to get updates when new images are posted in a specific album, you can follow that.

 

 

Overall, Clubs offer us a lot of features, which can be added or moved around at will, which means depending on how active they get, they can have mulitple post areas, or gallery areas dedicated to different things, or even a blog or calendar, so we can tailor them to our needs!

If there are any permission issues, or other issues with the new features, please let me know!

I'm really excited to see where this goes! 🎉

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