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Date: 10/11/02 2:13 PM

Welcome to Patternreview.Com.  This is the place to be if you love sewing and think the computer was invented to be a peripheral to your sewing machine.
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Not quite a year ago, Deepika, a sewing newbie herself, had this brainstorm of creating a wonderful interactive site where sewing enthusiasts could review patterns.  The site is evolving and growing at such a phenomenal rate it's clear she is providing a needed platform to the sewing community.  What better way to be inspired than to read first hand experiences of sewers and perhaps even see a photo of their actual garment!

This evolution I spoke of has led to some wonderful additions to the site's original feature.  Why there is so much available here it can be a little overwhelming at first.

You might be wondering how to participate in a  real time chat with an expert , receive the  newsletter, develop your own online pattern catalogue, sign up for a contest, post your first review....whew!  Out of breath and I've only scratched the surface.

You've got questions and we've got answers!  Little Shell and I will be moderating this forum to help maximize your fun and minimize your learning curve.   We are so glad your here!  Let's get you started! :p

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Date: 10/11/02 9:27 PM

Hi Rennie,

I am so glad you started this post. And I want to thank you again for volunteering to moderate this topic.

Thanks!
Deepika

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Date: 10/16/02 7:35 PM

OK, first question.  I posted a comment on a review the other day, and wanted to insert a link (I had made the same skirt and wanted to link to that page).  I inserted the URL, but it does not show up as a link.  I notice that people have put into their reviews hot-spot words that link to the URL.  How is that done?  

And if I can string a second question on: what does the post icon that says "iB" mean?

Thank you.
Anne

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Date: 10/17/02 1:25 AM

Ann, I can answer the second part of your question (the easy part).  "iB" stands for Ikon Board, and it means this forum.
Its also called "message board" on the burgundy coloured sidebar on the left of this screen.

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Date: 10/17/02 3:52 PM

Rennie wrote a newsletter article on Adding Pictures to Your Reviews. Here's an excerpt on adding an URL within the review.

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"What about subsequent photos of the same garment?"
Another good question! I have another great trick! Say you have found the perfect pants pattern and want the reader to see just how good you look from the rear. In your review, type something like; Here's the photo of the rear. OK, now put this in the language of the Internet-HTML. language. Please, please don't let HTML or Hypertext Markup Language be an obstacle to a more satisfying experience on PatternReview.Com. This is simply the way you will tell the Internet what you want it to do. When commands are given correctly, it has to obey. Warning: This can be a real power trip! To link the body of the review to a photo the command will look something like this: <a href="address of photo here, starts with http. ends with something like jpg."> Here's the photo of the rear. </a> You have just created a hyperlink to your second photo. This is so much fun!


If I understand your question correctly, you wanted to add the picture to your comment on a review written by someone else. I suspect the method would be the same, but I haven't tried it. Hope this helps!

Regarding your second question: If you mean the little iB icon in the list displayed when you create a post or a new topic, I think it's just the default icon if you don't choose one of the others. If you mean the big icon next to a forum name, its appearance changes when there are new posts since your last logon. Blue background means new posts, white background means no new posts, and the whole icon is lighter when the forum is closed to new posts (e.g., when a contest is over, you can still read the posts from the contest time, but you can't add new posts).

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Date: 10/18/02 6:52 AM

:D Thanks for your question Anne M and your replies Little Shell and Sarah.  I don't always make it to the computer on Thursdays and I'll be away from it this Weekend too. :(

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Little Shell noted the correct HTML to make a link is; <a href="your link">What will appear like-Here's the link I want to show you</a>
Please carry on in my absence, Little Shell.

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Date: 10/18/02 5:02 PM

I was browsing the FAQ page (frequently asked questions) and noticed that Deepika has already addressed the question: "How can I add a clickable link in my Review or Comment?"

I'll just quote the part we didn't address previously:
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To make text Bold: Type <B> and </B> around the text you want to make bold.
For example: This text is <B>Bold</B> will look like This text is Bold

To Underline something: Type <U> and </U> around the text you want to underline.
For example: This text is <U>Underlined</U> will look like -- This text is Underlined


My Internet access is from my workplace, so I'm not usually available on weekends. If anyone sees a question that she--or he!--can answer, that's OK with me! As long as it's the right answer! ;)

As Deepika mentioned in another forum, we can all help. And thanks for your support!

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Date: 10/18/02 6:31 PM

I was able to post a comment on the review with the hotspot in it.   :D   Thank you for the answer; I had not looked in that other forum because I already knew how to post a picture when doing a review.  Silly not to realize it might address other areas as well.

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Date: 10/20/02 2:38 PM

I've entered the Endless Combinations contest and have a question.  I put double the points, four instead of two, I should have received  on one of the items I made and am wondering how to correct it.  Should I enter zero for the next item or is there a way to edit?
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Date: 10/20/02 2:46 PM

Hi Rose,

I read your post on the other thread and I must apologize for not fixing it earlier. You cannot edit the contest entries yourself. I'll do it for you.

thanks,
Deepika

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