Today’s article is really just a housekeeping article for Needle ‘n Thread – and hopefully a solution for a problem on last week’s box give-away, which has gone a bit amuck on the technical side of things. I’ll explain below!
If you have not yet joined in on the give-away for the custom wooden box from Mythic Crafts for mounting embroidery – the give-away is explained in detail here, and you will find a review of the gorgeous boxes from Mythic Crafts here – then this article is the new place to leave your entry.
What happened was this: On Needle ‘n Thread (and most blogs) there is normally an option at the end of a comment form, where you can check a box in order to receive follow-up comments on that article in your email, in case you want to follow a conversation closely and participate in it.
If you check the box below the comment form (it’s not there anymore – I’ve completely disabled the feature), you will receive comments from the blog in your email inbox. If you check that box on a give-away, you’ll receive a lot of comments in your inbox.
In the past, I’ve always overridden the comment subscription option on give-aways by adding a little code to the article to make the option go away. I added that code on the last give-away, but unfortunately, there was some kind of glitch in the plug-in, which caused it to ignore the override coding, and the option to subscribe still showed up.
With the option there, folks who didn’t realize the full implications of clicking that little box, clicked it.
And while you normally would have the ability to unsubscribe from incoming comments via email, the glitch wasn’t allowing people to unsubscribe.
And so – a mess!
So what I’ve done is I’ve disabled the ability to comment on the initial give-away post, and re-directed people to leave their comments on this article if they want to join the give-away.
I’ve taken all the queued comments that weren’t published yet and moved them to this article below. So if you commented on the original article on Sunday evening (central time) or any time yesterday, your comment is most likely below this present article and not on the original article.
No legitimate entries that follow the guidelines have been lost in this process – if you left a legitimate comment on the first article, then it is either there or here.
If you want to still join in the give-away and you haven’t left a comment yet (one entry only, please), you’re welcome to do so. Please read the guidelines below before leaving your comment, and please, one comment per participant – so if you already left a comment on the original post, you’re already in!
This Give-Away is Now Ended! Thanks for participating!
1. Leave a comment on this article on Needle ‘n Thread. You can follow this link directly to the comment form. Comments sent in via email or left on another article are not eligible and will be deleted.
2. Make sure you leave a name and a working email address in the correct lines on the comment form. You do not need to leave a website address on the comment form, if you do not own and operate your own website. Do not leave your email address, mailing address, or phone number in the comment box itself, because this is viewable online, and you don’t want to end up with a bunch of junk mail, right?
3. In your comment, please answer the following question:
What style of embroidery are you working on at the moment, and do you have any “finishing” plans for it? (i.e. will it hang on a wall, will it decorate something else, is it part of a quilt, is it something you can make up into some specific item, will you put it on a box, is it part of a piece of clothing, and so on)
4. Leave your comment by 5:00 am central time (Kansas, USA), Saturday, September 16th. The winner will be randomly drawn from the eligible entries and announced that day. I’ll also contact the winner via email.
Sorry for the inconvenience of an additional article for the give-away, but it’s the only solution that will presently work for the poor folks who are getting flooded with comment emails. Thanks for understanding!