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Those of you who love designing and are interested in helping other members learn will love this new opportunity. I'm looking to see if other members would like to help create videos for Youtube to help us gain more success/members as well as help our new members learn the ropes! If you're interested you can leave a comment below or feel free to start recording/designing right away. Feel free to post on your own youtube channels and share in the comments below and i'll then add them to the sites official youtube videos. If you don't have a youtube account or don't want to edit or publish them,...
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All entries get 300 points, Our winner will receive 2 Diamonds!
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Here I will be posting links to our new YouTube tutorials as they are added. You can also make suggestions for different videos that I can try to add in the future too! These videos are made by myself with many different tips and tricks. View them all on the official channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/DesignersSocietyVids

Wanna submit your own how to's for our member video playlist and get your channel on the featured channel list? Just comment with your youtube username or link!
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This week the winner will get 500 points for their coffee shop inspired designs!~
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The most noticeable change you'll all see is the new loading function which should show a loading circle until pages are fully loaded. I put this in place to ensure that our other site features work correctly, by giving the pages a full chance to completely load. If anyone notices issues with this at all please let me know, I'm about to test it in different browsers next. I'm also going to do my best to help speed up general site loading so that this will help our Challenges load better on all pages. Just a few updates so everyone let me know if any of this helps or not!

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Looking for another way to get your moneys' worth?
You can look through all our merchandise supported by SpreadShirt and when you make a purchase part of the sale goes to our donations. Note that more designs will be available very shortly, with many different styles for you to choose from.

Both Donations & Merchandise are available from the sidemenu below our Code Reward button or at this link:
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Looking for another way to get your moneys' worth?
You can look through all our merchandise supported by SpreadShirt and when you make a purchase part of the sale goes to our donations. Note that more designs will be available very shortly, with many different styles for you to choose from.

Both Donations & Merchandise are available from the sidemenu below our Code Reward button or at this link:
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Please note that this is still being tested, so if you notice anything that needs changed or you need help on something; please let me know!
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We've just reached 10,000 members and want to thank all of you who have helped our site grow. In return we will be working on many added features to keep you all happy. Currently in the works, I can officially say the Diamond Unlockables will be done this month! We will also be doing a jackpot/giveaway for 10,000 points! That's right 10,000 points to spend as you please. All you have to do to enter is comment below with your favorite feature on DS and one idea for a future feature. I'll then choose the winning comment on May 1st!

Those of you who our looking to help...
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I know you've all been waiting anxiously and they're finally here! Diamond Unlockables are available in the Catalogue, starting with fashions that unlock at 25, 50, 75 & 100 Diamonds. This new shop is also interactive where you can simply click on the fashions in the boutique to add them to your cart. Enjoy everyone!

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Since we've had a few issues with current design studios, I decided to look for some other options that may work better. As you might've noticed, Sumopaint stopped offering the option to save to your computer, so that had to be replaced. I also took down sketchpad as some of its features weren't detailed enough for designing. In replacement I've added Pixlr and Photopea which both work great and should be similar to stuff you've already used. Everyone let me know what you think of them and if you all like them then I'll look into making more youtube tutorials and specific how to's for both of them...
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You might've noticed our navigation has changed a little bit. Here's a quick list of what's been done and where you can find things...

This shows your watched topics, in other words anything you've posted or commented on. It's located at the top with the notifications and news, replacing where challenges were before.

Code Rewards:
Now at the top by notifications, topics, and news.

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I'm looking to all of you for help in further improving DS! If you want to help us build our features with paid help and buy advertisements to draw in more members, you can do your part through donations. Those of you who would like to help further improve our site can contribute to the efforts here. Donations will go towards paid advertisements across social media and the internet, as well as paid help with current site features, and the overall further improvement of Designers Society. All donations are kept private and are completely anonymous, so your privacy and security is completely safe...
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I've been trying to think of the best options when it comes to adding site features. While I have a huge list of ideas and want to bring all of them back, I can only handle one thing at a time. So I decided to turn to all of you and let you help choose what we add next. You can voice your ideas as well if you have other thoughts or if you have additional ideas for the features listed. I'll let you all decide over the next 2 weeks and then start putting the highest vote into action mid April!
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This week the Challenge will last an extra week and the winner will get 3 diamonds!
Update: Extended until the 12th of March!
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Our winner will get this original lace dress by Desert!

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As you all know I've recently released the Society Reader again. At the same time I'm looking to bring on some team members to help with the upcoming issues. I'm currently looking for 2 writers, 2 designers, and 1 editor. Those of you who are interested in these positions please leave a comment. If you'd like to know more about the roles of each position please ask as well! Once I contact each of you in regards to positions I'll look to give you each a test article to see what you can do! Those that I choose will then get access to the Society Reader for editing, special monthly gifts and 1,000...
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We want to show all our loyal members some love by giving you all a special valentine!
So from DS to you, Happy Valentine's Day!


You can also look forward to a special new contest starting very soon!
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Hello all! I know it's been awhile, but I'm finally working on some more changes. I've been working privately on fixing many small errors over the past month. It's also time to officially start announcing the current and upcoming changes.
#1 The New Material Page: This is still a work in progress and I plan to add more content for the different ranks, but hopefully this will now be more helpful for new members to work with template designs!
#2 Updated Banner: It's been awhile since the banner contest so it's time for some freshening up, and with...
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Why is there so much drama lately? I know there aren't as many active members and you're all finding ways to keep entertained but people that's not the way to go about it! Members have been driven away by malicious comments and snide remarks. Instead of trying to tear apart other and have a negative opinion of everything, you should try to help each other with constructive tips and helpful ideas. New members who see all of this going on aren't enticed to join in with a bunch of catty drama, they want to share creative ideas and connect on a basis we all enjoy, FASHION. Remember...
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I'm sorry that it's been so long, but the weekly challenges are back!
This one comes with a lil silver & gold prize: Surprise Accessory Collection featuring designs from several of our members!
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So I know that it's been awhile since I've added site updates, but I'm now able to settle down after graduation and take some time to work on the site. You've all noticed the new weekly design challenges which will eventually have an archive to look through and a spot in our main menu. We also have a new contest for all of you to join and help contribute to the site at the same time. Those of you who are interested, you can create an outfit for our site model in the main menu! http://www.designerssociety.net/t1948-site-model-contest
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This weeks winner will get 2 diamonds!
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This weeks winner will get a custom hair design by myself!
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This weeks winner will get 300 points!
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This weeks winner will receive 5 diamonds!
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This weeks prize is a free item of choice from the catalogue!
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Simply submit your design in the comments, the winner gets 100 points!
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I had this idea to encourage some more activity and give members a chance to look for guidance from others... I'd like to suggest starting some new site blogs. Basically they'd replace Elite and team blogs on the menu currently. I'm looking for a member or two who'd be interested in this and can could keep up weekly/daily. I'd also be promoting it through our slideshow, newsletters, etc. If you have ideas for topics/themes and would like to possibly start you own blog; Pitch your ideas in the comments and let me know what you'd love to showcase with everyone!
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I've recognized that many of you want the boutique creator back. I've worked on resolving some of the issues, but still have a long way to go. For now, it is running and the ability to upload images and add text work, but the furniture we have preloaded isn't working for now. This just means you can upload all the images you want and that will work, so you can create boutiques, but will need to download the boutique content and just upload the pieces you want for now. You can also do this in other programs like the design studio, photoshop, etc. I'm hoping to resolve the issues all soon though,...
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It took me almost 5hours behind the scenes but I managed to get the Gallery back in working condition. With this I had to change our points system back to the previous method so it won't be automatic like before. A slight step back but a temporary solution so that members can at least make purchases properly. One up side is that you'll once again receive points automatically for other things like friend requests, posting designs in the forums, and even replying to others topics. I'd like to make transactions automatic again eventually but for now this will make the gallery run again! Once again...
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So I've found the issue with the Gallery and why the Buy Design button isn't working. The problem is that its much more complex involving the whole points system. Basically the place I got a code from to use for automating our points has closed their site down, making those codes unavailable. Basically since it was relied upon for our codes to work, they now don't. My only solution is to find a fix to keep them automated on my own or switch back to the previous form of system that was used. This would just mean that it won't update a persons number of points automatically when they buy designs,...
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I'm pretty sure I know where the whole rumor of Designers Society closing started but they're completely FALSE. There is no way I'm shutting the site down, I have put way too much effort, time, and money into it to just randomly close. I'm extremely close to graduating college which means I'll hopefully have much more time to actually get done what I want to on here. I've bought our domain for the next year with my own money and Designers Society definitely isn't going anywhere.
So let the rumors cease here!
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With a break in my school for awhile, I have some more free time on my hands. I want to push myself to design more often and get back into the groove of drawing everyday. I was thinking about making a daily fashion challenge for myself where I create something new everyday. Of course I want everyone to get involved so I'd also love to see other members share their creations as well. Let me know your thoughts on this and if you think it'd be a good idea for member activity?
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Alright everybody, I've been overloaded with work and college but I'm going into exam week meaning the closer I am to having free time. My spring break will mean more time to add stuff to DS. I have several plans in the works including a new catalogue addition based on earning Diamonds and a new contest. I'd like to keep the upcoming contest a surprise but it will definitely be something that has never been done before and will have some major perks. I'm sure you're all itching for a peek at what will be updated so here is a look at one of the inspiration boards for the diamond...
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Since I never got around to the Holiday Giveaway, I'll be doing a giveaway for the New Year instead!
At the end of January I'll announce the 3 winners who will receive 3 unique prizes. Also you can look for more giveaways and contests in the upcoming month as well!
How to Enter: Simply leave a comment below with your New Years Resolution
Prizes: 500 points, Custom Signature designed by Myself,...
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I know I have been off and on with plans for the site, so I know that its probably hard for members to get their hopes up very much. What I can say though is that I'm drawing closer to college graduation and getting my footing more in my future career. I've been working full time along with college, making it hard for any time to work on updates for the website. For now my plan is to binge out on some coding and try to make as many quick changes as possible. Get down to some of the barebones of what works on the site and clean up some of the unnecessary features or things that aren't as easily...
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So I've been trying to do more research on programs for drawing since I feel that's what we really need to get the site going more. I found a website that had a drawing program called sketchpad and while it sounds basic it's very easy to use and has a lot of neat tools. Basically I've added a tab for this new program on the design studio page. It offers a lot of stuff like patterns, gradients, stands, text, and other neat tools. I'd encourage you all to try it and give me your opinions. I also contacted them about working to make a custom program for the website since their site mentioned they...
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In hopes of drawing in more members I've changed our guest page that members first see when they arrive at our site. I'm hoping that by showcasing some of the features and members designs that it will make others want to do the same. I want everyones opinions though, I need the view of some new members and what people think of it when they first see our site. Please everyone give your opinions on how it looks compared to before and if there's anything you think would make it better!
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It's taken me a long time to do but I've managed to make points practically automatic! Now when you make purchases from the gallery it will automatically update the number of points that you have. Keep in mind I'm in the process of doing this with other areas like the bank, catalogue, etc but it shouldn't take me too long to do those. I've also opened up the gallery again which is up and working fully. With this update to make points automatic I still have some bugs to work out and now your points are reset but you can click below and it will update to the points you had from before, this is just...
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Hey everyone Im making up some ads and such I want to use members reviews of the site. So if you could just leave comments with your reviews of the site in a short sentence or so that way I can use them. Be honest just say what you think of the site like features and such!
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To Celebrate the Holidays we will have several new events this month!

Winter Wonderland Contest: Coming Soon

Holiday Central: Now Open

For those of you who have been members for years and remember some of our past home pages... We have brought back a previous home page to take you back in time, also featuring the Holiday theme!


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I'm back! While I've been gone awhile due to personal reasons, I haven't forgotten you all and I fully intend to work on keeping things fresh. Now that I have some things sorted with school and work I can help work on adding new things to DS and making sure everything is running smoothly. For starters I want to work on the obvious fixes for things that may have stopped working or had some errors. I also have a list of tasks for myself to make sure everything is up to date and you all have some new content.

Points: With some technical errors, I haven't been able to update transactions...
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Not to get everyone's hopes up but I'm trying to use my contacts at college to find other programmers who may be interested in helping me create a design studio. I have a few people I'm going to ask that my professor has suggested, but I'm not sure yet. This is just an update so no one gets discouraged about the website, I am looking for more ways to turn it into a full business. Keep hope and I'll also be working on some updates to freshen things up in the meantime this summer as well! -Leandra
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I wanted to publicly address all of you since I have been away lately. I've been experiencing many personal situations right now including the death of a family member, my birthday last week, and college exams in a week. My first step for DS is to put a few of the most loyal members in charge of keeping things running smoothly when I'm not available. These members whole will oversee the site as admins include:
Angelinamc, Artisticbiscuit, Mykelbe, Shelli, and Tammy
I know you'll all do an amazing job of keeping everything up to date and on trend. They will be reporting...
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Alright here I am again! My life's been so super crazy with work and then starting college early this September. Until then, I plan to work feverishly on new things for you all. Once I'm settled in at school I should have some extra free time too. In the meantime, its all about making changes that'll make things easier for all of you while Im busy. Ideally I'd like to add that unlockable store, but that may not be done till this fall, as I have to make designs for it. Coding wise, I'm gonna see about automatic points transfers if I can get it worked out, we will see...
My goals for the next...
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