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    #16
    no, but there could be - something to think about
    Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts
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    My personal views & Opinions may well not be those of the owners, management and other moderators - nor, are they intended to be personal, but may require adult sized undies.

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    • qfknit
      qfknit commented
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      On social media such as facebook, twitter, instagram, snapchat... can any member create a #hashtag?

    #17
    I think they can. I don't do it, but my niece did it constantly.

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      #18
      It is my understanding that webcrawlers are accessing this site, just as they access much of the internet.
      Content posted here, including photos, gets indexed and displayed on web searches.

      As we near the middle of the KAL for the Americana Keyhole Scarf, I did a web search for "Americana Keyhole Scarf."
      My free patterns are the first 14 images shown.
      - 6 are linked to knitting paradise as a source
      - 5 are linked to ravelry as a source
      - 2 are linked to OurUnraveled as a source... and these are labeled "a day ago ." This may increase over time.
      - 1 is linked to pinterest as a source

      Existing systems leverage the content we choose to post, publicizing OurUnraveled, as well as helping to define the image or "brand."
      Members may want to be mindful of their Group names, Topic names, post contents, and photo captions.
      These may be quickly replicated and exist long after edits/deletion.
      Members may also want to be mindful of what they name their image files, and documents, prior to uploading them to OurUnraveled.
      Think in terms of naming your work to match keywords which you may anticipate yourself or others utilizing in the future... to find your work in a web search results list.

      Just my 2 cents.

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      • Camillelace73
        Camillelace73 commented
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        This was so informative! Being non-tech savvy (I'm lucky I can open email) I had no idea about naming uploads to the site. I will definitely have this in mind in the future!

      • qfknit
        qfknit commented
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        Camillelace73 - Just to clarify... I have no inside knowledge about this site in particular... just a general knowledge of how items end up in results lists... and how time consuming it can be to clean up after a website take-down. Some websites do turn off access to webcrawlers. Their content does not show up in search results lists.

      • Hellokitten
        Hellokitten commented
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        I agree. I'm always mindful that nothing on the internet is necessarily private.

      #19
      Although I also want to "get the word out" I do admit to holding back a bit -first because at the moment with only a few volunteer moderators - it is taking a fair amount of my "free time"
      and second because given the plan to "re-brand" (remember the suggest a name survey) - kind of waiting so that there won't be link issues with the various search engines.
      Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts
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      My personal views & Opinions may well not be those of the owners, management and other moderators - nor, are they intended to be personal, but may require adult sized undies.

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        #20
        Originally posted by wheat View Post
        ... given the plan to "re-brand" (remember the suggest a name survey) - kind of waiting so that there won't be link issues with the various search engines.
        wheat - While I understand the concern about potential broken links in the future...
        1) it does not negate the benefits of being mindful of what is posted
        2) it is a moot point... webcrawlers have been accessing/indexing
        3) there are systems in place for removing outdated content from search results lists, such as when a website is deleted/renamed


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        • wheat
          wheat commented
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          the info you provided is useful, I was just expressing where "my head is at" at the moment. Had it been directed at you it would have been as a comment - not as a reply
          and yes, the necessary redirects are part of what is involved in the process.

        • qfknit
          qfknit commented
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          wheat - - Thanks for being a moderator... you mods are the best. Without you, we would not have this wonderfully inclusive site.
          You are appreciated!


          About publicizing the site and managing its rapid growth... I hear you. There is good and bad in everything. Hard to achieve the balance between the positives of growth and monetizing the site... and the downside of extra effort involved in transition, clean-up, etc.

        #21
        When posting on Instagram I have been using the hashtag ourunraveled (which will now be using fiberkind) when sharing project pictures. Also on my podcast I have shared the site and have a group for the podcast set up here.

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        • Admin
          Admin commented
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          I made an IG account and Twitter account for Fiberkind, I suck at social media but I at least have the accounts so I can make an effort soon :-D.

        • EllenDeKnitter
          EllenDeKnitter commented
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          No disrespect intended Admin, but there's NO WAY you suck at any computer thing (your self-assessment notwithstanding). You're my hero! Your best girl is my hero-ess for lending you to all of us (oh, the time this must take - never in my life have I seen a 'honey do' list of this nature!).

          (Plus, sucking at computer things is one of my super powers and I am dead certain I do it better than you!!!)
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