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  • Laurette Thomas
    Laurette Thomas

    01/08/14 - Info. for everyone fighting spam. While checking my Pinterest mail I noticed something off about the repinners (5) of one of my pins. They had all repinned to the exact same board name. I thought it was a little fishy. Then I looked at the photos shown as their profile pics. Although different faces, they were all the same type photo. I went to each one's boards and they all had the same board, and all 5 had "interchangeable" boards. Some had 4 or 5 boards and others a few more, but the boards were all the same ones. So when a pin was pinned by the "fake" person it showed up in my email as 5 people repinning because it went to all of the ones that had that board. Another thing was that the pins on all of the boards were very obviously all from one place indicating they were done in a hurry just to "make" a board. All had under 100 followers. Anyway, just a few things to look for. There are lots of spammers, but that's the way this one worked. Hope it's helpful.

  • SugarBush Squirrel®
    SugarBush Squirrel®

    Thanks, Laurette and I LOVE your new photo!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!

  • Laurette Thomas
    Laurette Thomas

    You're so welcome. It's so much easier when you have little things you can just check and know they're a spammer right off, like opening a board and seeing all the pins are from one place...But if Pinterest would just do away with that feature that lets anyone pin and recruit to a group board we'd be spam free. So sad that's all it would take, but they won't just do it and don't care... Thanks so much on the photo. Hugs to SugarBush from my babies and me!

Happy Birthday, Sugar Bush Squirrel...aka Kelly Foxtion (October 20, 2013)!! Thanks for providing us with another great year of fun and entertainment on your Pinterest boards! Have a wonderful birthday! (this is animated...click to see Kelly and Sugar Bush)

  • SugarBush Squirrel®
    SugarBush Squirrel®

    Absolutely Spectacular!!! Nancy, you ROCK!!! Thanks so much and we are going to have a great day today. We are working to finish up the new 2014 Sugar Bush Squirrel Desk Calendars so we'll be in the studio all day having a blast!!! Thanks everybody!!!

  • Nancy WB
    Nancy WB

    Have a great day, Sugar Bush! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for your 2014 calendar!

  • SugarBush Squirrel®
    SugarBush Squirrel®

    Thanks! Nancy and Paula! It was GREAT!

Test to see if links are still clickable on Pinterest. They are NOT on another board I am a member of. www.pinterest.com... www.pinterest.com...

  • Nancy WB
    Nancy WB

    Yep it works again. What's up with Pinterest?????

  • SugarBush Squirrel®
    SugarBush Squirrel®

    Welcome, Paula!

  • SugarBush Squirrel®
    SugarBush Squirrel®

    It will be worth starting the T & C Board over to get it in your name. Just copy all of it and then have him close his board out. That's my advice for whatever it's worth. Best, K & SBS

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An example of an awful Pinterest experiment with a new look for users' boards. Can you imagine that ugly bar on your profile page? Thanks Ohio's Attic for making a screenshot to show what Pinterest is wasting their engineers' and staffs' time on!

  • Prayer Whisperer
    Prayer Whisperer

    CS is customer service. Probably should have said help desk. Thank you. I am finding that when people follow me especially the last 3 days, that the board they are following comes over with a blue underline like a link to the web. Are you getting any of that?

  • Nancy WB
    Nancy WB

    Hi Kathy! I recommend you go through the regular help desk. They also have a new place where you can fill out a form if you don't find what you are looking for. I haven't noticed the blue line you mentioned, but I will keep an eye out for it. It sounds like a useful link.

  • Prayer Whisperer
    Prayer Whisperer

    Ok. Thanks. I am going to be out of commission for a couple of months. I am having some serious effects from an epidural I recently had, and it is crippling me. Have no feeling in one leg and the other is just like rubber, and numb at the foot. A nerve was braised and there is a possible hematoma, at injection site. Saw Neurologist today and she did nerve conduction studies, and EMG's. The results were very bad so she scheduled me with a Neurosurgeon, but I can't see him till the 28th. He will do an additional MRI and then proceed with surgery on L4 & L5 disc, which is herniated. I am not to lift, bend or do anything. She called hubby in and gave him the news and what I not allowed to do. It might be awhile before I am able to do any reporting. If you want to take me off the board until after I am recovered, fully, I understand. Take care, and I will check with the help desk. Thanks.

  • Nancy WB
    Nancy WB

    Hi Kathy, The last thing I want to do is take you off the board!! Just get better and do what you can when you have the chance. You have some tough health challenges in the months ahead and I will be sending my prayers your way!

  • Prayer Whisperer
    Prayer Whisperer

    Thank you so much, Nancy. That means a lot. I know it is a tough job, and I am sure people burn out, but, thank's to Jesus, I have been able to do it guilt free and not see a thing. Unless I am pinning and hit on one accidentally. Uf da. Yes, I have some challenges. Tomorrow is the cardiologist. I am just riding the wave and taking it as it comes. God is with me and His angels have charge over me. I am not afraid. I am more concerned for my husband having to share in such a rough load of chores. But if it doesn't all get done, it just doesn't. I have to care for him, too.

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Continuing Our Discussion......

  • Nancy WB
    Nancy WB

    Happy Labor Day, Paula and fellow Pinterest buddies! Paula, I did some experiments with pinning onto secret boards and I determined that there was no notification that the image was pinned or repinned. Your personal pin count doesn't go up and there is no change to the original pin's pin count.

  • Nancy WB
    Nancy WB

    Paula, I saw it and it was super cute! Tortoises like being warm, and there is nothing quite like a pile of warm puppies!

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Warning! Pinterest may be automatically posting your pins onto Twitter or Facebook. I found out the hard way that my most recent public pins went onto Twitter without my knowledge. Make sure the box under your pin is not checked if that is your desire.

  • Nancy WB
    Nancy WB

    Hi Janis, Not sure exactly what you mean. Are you talking about people I follow? Or people who follow me? Or people in my feed? Or people in my notifications list? let me know and I'll see how it works when I try it.

  • Janis Sweat
    Janis Sweat

    Hi Nancy, no I'm talking about people on my own list. Whether its my followers or the ones I'm following. I can be way down on my list of people and say I go in and start pinning from someone and when I get done to go to someone else, Pinterest will send me back to the very top of the list every time. I've never had this problem until the new update.

  • Janis Sweat
    Janis Sweat

    Hi Nancy, thanks for trying to help me. I just don't know if I'm doing something wrong. I was hoping you could help me figure it out. I don't like this new update, that's for sure. Lol

  • Nancy WB
    Nancy WB

    Hi Janis, I KNEW there was a comment I meant to answer and somehow missed it! I just tried pinning something from my "feed" with the new Pinterest. What I DID and it kept me at the same place was that after I pinned the pin I did NOT click on Pinterest's box that came up. I clicked on an empty space to the side and by doing so I stayed at the same place in the feed. Try doing that and see if it works for you.

  • Janis Sweat
    Janis Sweat

    Ok thanks, Nancy.

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Interesting Pinterest fact

  • Nancy WB
    Nancy WB

    Just checked the board's followers and they are no longer listed. So that answers my question. Once you block someone you no longer follow their group board. That makes sense to me!

  • Laurette Thomas
    Laurette Thomas

    Yep. Makes sense. But they aren't worth following or being followed anyway. :)

  • Mya
    Mya

    Why when i invite some one to my board does it say" Whoops Slow down there?"

  • Nancy WB
    Nancy WB

    Hi mya. See answer on other pin.

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How to edit your captions on the "New Pinterest"

  • Nancy WB
    Nancy WB

    I just had this happen to me with this pin http://pinterest.com/pin/34... Every time I clicked on the pin to change the title I went to an internet site and not the edit screen. What I FINALLY figured out is that if I hovered my mouse at the bottom of the pin a bar with a little pen showed up. By clicking on the pen it brought up the edit pin screen. Good to know! Much easier than going back 49 weeks in my cute animals board to try and find it!

  • Pat Hodel
    Pat Hodel

    Thanks, Nancy

Sugar Bush with just a quick note for all of you. I just went to pin something and it said, I think you've already pinned this to one of your boards. And it told me which board. That's FANTASTIC!!!!! Great job Pinterest!!!!!!

  • SugarBush Squirrel®
    SugarBush Squirrel®

    Oooo, Pat....that screen shot rocks! Were you expecting it to jump up so fast! Scary!

  • Pat Hodel
    Pat Hodel

    It surprised me, too! So far this notification has been a real help to me, though. The screen shot above comes from Pinterest Blog, and I just copied it.

  • SugarBush Squirrel®
    SugarBush Squirrel®

    Should be a real help to lots of people....I know it will help me...I can't remember anything I pin...that's why I don't play Bridge!!!

  • Joyce Brown
    Joyce Brown

    Love it !!!

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Pinterest stress afflicts nearly half of moms, survey says

Everything you need to know about the Pinterest changes.

  • Lisa K
    Lisa K

    Nancy WB, I'm really sorry to see the other board we have is closing... Please add me to your test board... Thank you again and KE for all you stand for and helping us try to make pinterest a fun and safe place...

  • Nancy WB
    Nancy WB

    You're welcome Lisa. Sent you an invite last night.

  • KatieBirds Sister
    KatieBirds Sister

    Nancy WB Thank you for the invite. I really appreciate it :) I myself, like many others am sad to see the other board go.You and KE did such a awesome job with it. But I do understand. I look forward for your knowledge of Pinterest .

  • Nancy WB
    Nancy WB

    You're welcome Sheila.

  • Vitanapoli
    Vitanapoli

    Nancy WB could I be invited. I appreciate all of your info. I run the Dress Down group board and today alone had to delete 4 spammers and their pins. I want to keep the board "safe" for users.

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Santa's stuck! (experiment to see if this animation shows up 'animating" in the Pinterest feed.)

  • Laurette Thomas
    Laurette Thomas

    :)

  • Laurette Thomas
    Laurette Thomas

    Yes. Very cute, and like you said, something new to play with! Tricky until Pinterest is able to have them ALL animate upon opening the board. I pinned my first one to Pinticons and forgot to pin it from the origin, so it doesn't animate until you go to the url. :( I'll get the hang of it. :)

  • Nancy WB
    Nancy WB

    He's no longer animating. This happened to some of the other animations on Pinticons http://pinterest.com/wbnanc... as well. My guess it has to do with where Pinterest stores the images since some of the Pinticons are still animating.

  • Laurette Thomas
    Laurette Thomas

    :(

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How to fix your Pinterest Board covers with the New Look.

  • Nancy WB
    Nancy WB

    If you are like me you have noticed shrinkage on some of your board covers. Instead of finding the original pin and repinning it (like I just did with several of mine) you can go to any board cover image or image within the board and click "Edit Board Cover". There will be arrows on both sides of the image shown. Click on an arrow until the desired image shows up. Then click "Set Cover."

  • Betty Kottkamp
    Betty Kottkamp

    @Nancy WB, I found this out by accident but it's great as it moves the cover right before your eyes and the cover is set perfectfully.

Any comments or questions?

  • Betty Boop
    Betty Boop

    Thanks for all your help, I couldn't make it without you and all your knowledge!

  • Betty Kottkamp
    Betty Kottkamp

    @Paula Sklar, I can't take a vacation as I have to get my new site up and running. I need followers. Thanks for your comment.

So all your personal Pinterest Boards are lost, what to do?

  • Nancy WB
    Nancy WB

    Hi Kathy, I lost some group boards a month or so ago and figured it was just the creators kicking me off because of my anti-porn stance (they were both men and one for sure had nudie pics on his site). Maybe it was just Pinterest doing it???

  • Kathy Alpert
    Kathy Alpert

    My boards are back! What a relief. It was comforting to know I was not alone. Deborah, did you get yours back, too? Nancy, thanks for everything.

  • Kathy Alpert
    Kathy Alpert

    As far as the anti-porn stance, I just read in Pinterest's terms of service that specific parts of the anatomy are not permitted. Is this something new or did they lay down the law when they launched? I have noticed fewer offensive (to me) pins, but i always unfollow that pinner's board. It has to be hard to police their policies. And what's offensive to one person might not bother another. I personally abhor any gun related pins - even if there's "humor" involved. And anything with blood - even if it has to do with "art." Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I am interested in spreading positive, amusing, and inspiring imagery - not anger and violence.

  • Nancy WB
    Nancy WB

    Kathy, as long as I have been on Pinterest, that was their stance on Pornography. I think what has happened recently, that as porn pins, boards and porners are removed, IF they come back, they put their porn on secret boards.

  • DeborahPerham
    DeborahPerham

    The group boards I pin to are still gone. Sigh. (The group board/s I host myself are still showing though .)

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Does Pinterest have a limit to the amount of pins on a group board? No. A personal Pinterest account is limited to 100,000 pins. Currently no limit for pins on a group board.

Can Someone Tell If You Have Any Secret Boards By Looking At Your Board Totals? No!

  • Nancy WB
    Nancy WB

    Pinterest calculates your profile page as one board and your individual boards as one each. Your blank "create a board" space counts as another board. However, if you have one, two, three or no secret boards they won't be reflected in your board total.

Bookmark! Incredimail web site www.incredimail.c...

  • Nancy WB
    Nancy WB

    Thanks to @SugarBush Squirrel for this web site. Have fun sending emails!

How to delete a user's pin on YOUR group board.

  • Nancy WB
    Nancy WB

    First, click on the "edit" button in the top portion of the pin. Click the "Delete Pin" button. You will get a response asking if you want to permanently delete this pin. Click "Delete Pin" and it will be gone.

  • About Curves - Plus Size Lingerie
    About Curves - Plus Size Lingerie

    Someone pinned on a board and I would like to remove it. When I hover over pic only the repin like or comment shows. The edit does not appear. Help plz.

  • Nancy WB
    Nancy WB

    About Curves, I just checked your boards and the group board that you belong to was created by another user. Only the board's creator or the person who made the pin (or Pinterest) can remove the pin. If it is a pin that breaks Pinterest's rules you can click the report Pin button (to the right of the image) and HOPE that Pinterest will check the pin and remove it. Your only other recourse is to make a comment on the pin asking the board's creator to remove it. You could also ask the person who pinned it to remove it. That occasionally works. Good luck!

Remember if this happens to you, EDIT the pin!

What can you subscribe to on Pinterest's help pages?

  • Nancy WB
    Nancy WB

    Go to this Pinterest site: https://support.pinterest.c... Look for any heading in black (i.e. The Basics). Click on it and wait a few seconds. A subscribe button will show up in red in the upper right portion of the page. Click on it and you will receive email notifications of any changes to that page. Repeat this for any topics you are interested in.

  • Janet Carriere
    Janet Carriere

    Hi Help line please e-mail me my name is Janet Carriere I have an account with you My account is jammed I cannot use it

  • Nancy WB
    Nancy WB

    Hi Janet, I am just a Pinterest user like you, so I cannot do anything with your account. You need to contact Pinterest support and put in a request. I am on my ipad right now and I cannot figure out how to do that from here. Try clicking the support link in my previous comment and see if you can get to a place to submit a request from there. Good luck!

  • Nancy WB
    Nancy WB

    I just clicked on that link and got to someone's person Pinterest page. Geesh! They have changed everything around. Hopefully if you are on a desktop computer you can find a way to the support section. Good luck, Janet!

How to add people to a group board when their name doesn't show up among available users.

  • Nancy WB
    Nancy WB

    This is a long-standing problem on Pinterest and I have an existing request about it going back months. The way to get around their software bug is to do the following: Go to the profile page of the user you want to add to the group board. Unfollow them. Be sure this takes by highlighting the address bar and hitting enter. Then follow them. Once again highlight the address bar and hit enter. Go to the board you want to add them to and edit board and they will now show up ready to be added. Be sure that if you had a browser window with your group board already open that you highlight its address bar and hit enter. Otherwise Pinterest will be looking at old information.

Bookmark! PinTalk Web Site- pintalk.net/

  • Nancy WB
    Nancy WB

    If you are missing group boards on your profile page try this: http://pintalk.net/verify-y...

  • PinTalk
    PinTalk

    Thank you! I have a contact me page as well! Just riding out the Hurricane today in Philly! ~Michelle

Hi EVERYBODY! Am having a magical & mystical birthday today. All of my wishes have come true! Wanted to share that when I was copying and pasting my 'thank you comment' to all of the Birthday pins for me, I got blocked for spamming! HAHA...Wanted to let all of you know that if you copy and paste a comment you can only do it 3 times before you get blocked. Waiting to see when they let me back in to finish all of my birthday thank you's!!!!!!!!! Lots o' Love from me, Sugar Bush Squirrel

  • Carolyn Sorensen
    Carolyn Sorensen

    HAPPY MAGIC BIRTHDAY