Re: ***Member FAQ's & Staff List***
Some blue bar basics to help you on your way! The blue bars across the top of the screen are home to numerous labels which will offer up various drop down menus when you click on them.
The first blue bar at the top just under the large WetCanvas name and starting from the left and moving right we have:
Home This will take you to the Home page or the Front page of the site. It has a place for you to register or log in. Once you log in you will see options to visit My WC!, your PM box, a list of the Forums on the left and some general announcements.
Member Services is next on the top bar and when you click on it you will see a number of options, but the most important are the ability to sign up for the WC Newsletter, the Member Directory and the Member Agreement.
The Content Areas menu, I am sorry to say, has some outdated links, but the one which may be of interest is the Reference Image Library which houses thousands of images for you to choose from as copyright free reference material.
Moving to the right we see Tools is next in line. The Chat Live feature has been inaccessible for many WC members and so if you have difficulties do not blame your own computer. The Virtual Palette is also found through this tool menu.
Fine Arts Links is exactly what it appears to be, an assortment of links to opportunities for further information from the owners of the site.
Next on the tops bar is the Info Center which gives a very brief overview of the founding of the site.The remaining links go to the Partners, a shop and the Help center. If you need help, I suggest you go directly to the Site Discussion Forum or the New Users Welcome Forum.
Moving downward to the second blue bar there are more options for you and the first one is very important and is labeled as MyWC! Once you click on this link you will be taken to a new screen with numerous options. Take note of the Control Panel on the left hand side because it gives you many settings and options to choose from to personalize your WC experience. Through the CP you may create or edit a signature line, fill out your profile, upload an avatar, view your list of any subscribed threads and a few other items.
If at any time you choose to make a thread a "favorite" you can click on the next item in this blue bar (Favorites) and see a list of any threads you have chosen. Moving to the right is the self explanatory Calendar option.
Next is a very helpful option which is the New Posts option which, just as it suggests, will search and then load a new page listing all the most recent postings on WC from every Forum.
Moving further to the right you will see the WC Search feature which will allow you to search the entire site. Take note that doing an Advanced Google search with WetCanvas entered as the domain will also provide you with assistance when searching this site.
Quick Links has various links around the site including your WC Control Panel.
Finally in this bar is the Log Out option.
When you are reading a post inside a thread you will notice another blue bar just atop of the post. Look toward the right and you will see the Thread Tools option and here is where you click to see options such as choosing to subscribe for an Email update to that thread or add the thread to your favorites so you may easily find it in the future.
Next is Search this Thread which will allow you to search just the thread and not the entire site.
Before you leave the thread you are viewing to investigate these options we are discussing stop and click on the user name because it will also give you a drop down menu of options such a send a PM (private message) and view that members' profile.
One last thing to assist you as you roam the site is to note the small Wetcanvas word to the far left and sandwiched in between the top two blue bars. Click on the word and you will be taken to the Town Center which will give you a list of all the Forums along with information about those Forums.
Explore and enjoy!