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Old 07-15-2011, 04:01 PM   #1
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What are the best ways to become involved in the DSP community.?

Those of us who live here know the best thing about DSP is the incredible community .
For a newbie to the site what do you think are the best ways to get involved at DSP.
How did you become involved???

Put your ideas one idea per post and then we can vote to get the 10 best ways to become an addicted DSPeep!!
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:20 PM   #2
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The Inspiration and Support Thread - If you post a layout in that thread - you get to know other dsPEEPS very quickly!

And, you get instant feedback on your layouts! It's a great place to be....
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:16 PM   #3
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Actually, one of the very first reasons I stayed with DSP was because of a fellow DSPeep! GrandmaCrys commented on most of my first layouts. She was so kind, and each post had one or more challenges, forums, or what not in them. I really felt welcomed, and it just kind of evolved from there.
Dang Lauren, you are really making me think today! I guess I need to pay it forward, and seek out the newbies like Crys did. I try to, but I need to make an effort every day to at least find one new peep to encourage.
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:30 PM   #4
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The Inspiration and Support Thread - If you post a layout in that thread - you get to know other dsPEEPS very quickly!

And, you get instant feedback on your layouts! It's a great place to be....
I have to agree.....the Inspiration and Support Thread. I love meeting the people, commenting on their layouts, and having them comment on mine.
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:30 PM   #5
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I also love the Grannie Thread. The people there are so caring and so kind.......
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:32 PM   #6
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Oh, I have another one
The contests. NKOTB, Trendsetters, DET, etc. Those are the places that I have really gotten to know people, and interacted the most. The challenges are nice, but talking in the forums with other contestants is a lot more personal. Almost as personal as chat. And, it doesn't fly 100 mph
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Oh, I have another one
The contests. NKOTB, Trendsetters, DET, etc. Those are the places that I have really gotten to know people, and interacted the most. The challenges are nice, but talking in the forums with other contestants is a lot more personal. Almost as personal as chat. And, it doesn't fly 100 mph
I love the chats, but sometimes they do make me feel a little schizophrenic. I find that I can keep up better if I have a little chardonnay while I chat....
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I also like the challenges.....they motivate me to get my layouts done in a somewhat timely fashion and I like getting to know the designers.
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:48 PM   #9
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Speaking of chats....Erica's chat starts in 15 minutes....come on and go to the chat room! Those chats are SO much fun! (Sorry I missed your chat yesterday, Lauren! Your chat is one of my most favorites!)
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A good way for new members to get involved is coming to The Buzz chats, Wednesday at 10 pm est.
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A good way to get involved is by going to chats. They are a lot of fun and you get to know people.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:42 PM   #12
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Another really great way to get involved is to jump in and start doing challenges. This was the way I first got involved and what made me keep coming back.
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Consistently doing one or two chats a week. I really got to know people that way. Then joining contests like NKOTB and DET. Finally, attending crops!
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I love the Grannie Thread. Everyone who goes on there is like "part of the family".
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Old 07-16-2011, 05:31 AM   #15
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1. Great designers and kits - I really love that dsp has not make a set of clipart or objects as I have seen in some other places.

2. Challenges with deadlines and freebies :-) Those deadlines get me to do LO's...otherwise, I just know I can do it later.

3. The gallery - There is sooo much inspiration in the gallery.

4. The layout samples link in the store - which helps me use the gallery even more. If I'm not sure I can use a kit, I click on that and instantly, I'm taken to ideas for it. I LOVE this feature. I love that dsp's link so many LO's to the store. (On that same idea,I love that I can hover over the thumbnail in the store and get a bigger preview...no extra clicks :-)
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