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Entries for Theme Contest 34!   (Posted: 2017-01-21)

It's time to make your entries for Theme Contest 34 - Lighting. Please go [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19440]here[/url] to enter your enlightening entries!


 

Pick the Theme For Contest 34   (Posted: 2017-01-14)

It's time to vote for the theme of Contest 34. Go [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19437]here[/url] to register your vote!


 

Announcing the Winner of Theme Contest 33!   (Posted: 2017-01-07)

Congratulations to djgm for his winning entry in Theme Contest 33 - Sculpture. You can see his entry [url=http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e39/Daniel_J_G_Miller/humbird1_zpstcrybw0n.jpg]here[/url]. Now it's time to brainstorm ideas for Theme Contest 34. Go [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=241085#241085]here[/url] for that!


 

Vote for the Winner of Theme Contest 33   (Posted: 2016-12-23)

Now is the time to vote for the winner of Theme Contest 33! The theme is Sculpture. The voting period is extended to two weeks, so you have until [color=orange]January 6, 2017[/color] to vote. [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19428]Here is the link to vote. [/url]


 

Entries for Theme Contest 33   (Posted: 2016-09-26)

The theme for Contest 33 has been voted on and it's Sculpture! Entries will be accepted [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=240863#240863]here in this thread[/url] until December 23, 2016. Can't wait to see what you make!


 

Pick the Theme For Contest 33   (Posted: 2016-09-19)

It's time to pick the theme of Contest 33. Go [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19377]here to vote![/url]


 

Announcing the Winner of Theme Contest 32!   (Posted: 2016-09-12)

Congratulations to PeteMoT for his winning entry in Theme Contest 32 - Footwear. You can see his entry [url=http://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8811/28974491246_20e4a6ef8b_b.jpg]here[/url]. Now it's time to brainstorm for ideas for Theme Contest 33! Go [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=240775#240775]here[/url].


 

Vote for the Winner of Theme Contest 32   (Posted: 2016-09-03)

The theme this time is Footwear. [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19372]Go look here[/url] and vote for you favorite. Good luck!


 

September 2016 Weave Study   (Posted: 2016-09-01)

September weave study: [weave=Wind]. Details: [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19371]Here[/url].


 

August 2016 Weave Study   (Posted: 2016-08-01)

[weave=Tao 4] is the weave M.A.I.L. will be studying for the month of August. [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19358]Check it out[/url].


 

July 2016 Weave Study   (Posted: 2016-07-01)

It's time again for another weave study! [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19347]This thread[/url] has the details for the studying of the [weave=Ficus] weave.


 

Entries for Theme Contest 32   (Posted: 2016-06-10)

The vote has been tallied and the Theme for Contest 32 is Footwear! Go to [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19339]the entry thread[/url] and enter. The contest is open until Friday September 2, 2016.


 

Vote for the Theme of Contest 32   (Posted: 2016-06-04)

It's time to pick! Pick what? Pick the theme of Contest 32! Go [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=240447#240447]here to vote![/url]


 

June weave study   (Posted: 2016-06-01)

June's weave study is for [weave=Helix]. Check out [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19318]this thread[/url] for more details.


 

Winner of Theme Contest 31!   (Posted: 2016-05-27)

Slagr's entry won for Theme Contest 31 - Storytelling! You can see the entry [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19259&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15#240330]here.[/url] Now it's time to brainstorm ideas for the next contest. Please go [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=240401#240401]here[/url] to make suggestions.


 

Vote for the Winner of Theme Contest 31   (Posted: 2016-05-20)

The contest is #31. The theme is Storytelling. The vote will be open for one week, until the end of Friday May 27, 2016. [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19307]Go here to vote for your favorite![/url]


 

May weave study   (Posted: 2016-05-01)

This month we'll be looking at [weave=Interconnected 2 in 2 Orbital Unit Chain]. Check it out [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19300&highlight=]here[/url].


 

April weave study   (Posted: 2016-04-01)

There will be no weave study this month. Haha, April Fools! Don't be an April Fool. Be sure to check out [url=http://mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19277]this thread[/url] for the studying of [weave=Universal Triangle].


 

March weave study   (Posted: 2016-03-01)

The topic of March's weave study is [weave=Windmill]. Please visit [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19265]this thread[/url] for more information.


 

Entries for Theme Contest 31   (Posted: 2016-02-22)

Are you kidding me! It's time for entries for Theme Contest 31. The theme is [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=240025#240025]Storytelling and the place to enter is here![/url]. Have a look. Let us know if you want to enter, then start weaving!


 

Vote for the Theme of Contest #31   (Posted: 2016-02-15)

Please click on the thread to [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=239972#239972]vote for the theme of Contest #31![/url] Your vote is important!


 

Winner of Theme Contest 30   (Posted: 2016-02-08)

Congratulations to Slagr's Dwarven Visage winning entry for Theme Contest 30 - Headwear! You can see the entry [url=http://i.imgur.com/JVmkxRP.jpg]here[/url]. Now it's time to brainstorm for the theme of Contest #31. Go [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=239908#239908]here[/url] to make your suggestions.


February weave study   (Posted: 2016-02-01)

For the month of February, M.A.I.L. will be studying [weave=Oriental Scale]. Please visit [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19239]this thread[/url] for more information and to participate.


 

Vote for the Winner of Theme Contest 30   (Posted: 2016-01-31)

It's that time again! Please take a look at [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19244]the great entries for Theme Contest 30 - Headwear[/url] and vote for a winner.


 

Theme Contest 30   (Posted: 2015-11-07)

This announcement is for Theme Contest 30! THEME CONTEST THIR-TY, PEOPLE! The theme is Headwear. Go to the [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=238799#238799]entry thread[/url], read the rules, make something head-weary, describe it, take picture(s) of it, and [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=238799#238799]place your entry here![/url] GO GO GO!


 

Vote for the theme of Contest #30!   (Posted: 2015-10-31)

You have a choice to make. Which of the suggested themes would you like to have for Theme Contest #30? [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19161]Go here and vote![/url]


 

Winner of Theme Contest 29   (Posted: 2015-10-23)

Congratulations to madd_vyking's for his winning entry, Steampunk Night Vision Goggles, in Theme Contest #29. You can [url=http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e234/madd-vyking/100_50772_100k_zps79ybzh25.jpg] see his entry here.[/url] Now it's time to brainstorm ideas for Theme Contest 30. [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19156]Go here![/url]


 

**VOTE! Theme Contest   (Posted: 2015-10-16)

It's time to vote for the winner of Theme Contest 29 - Steampunk. There are lots of great entries to choose from. All you have to do is [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=238623#238623]go here[/url] and vote for your favorite. Good luck to all the wonderful, steampunky entries!


 

MAIL - Have Your Say   (Posted: 2015-08-28)

Alright membership, it's up to you now. Have your say on the future of the MAIL Board of Directors. [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19113]Have your say![/url]


 

Theme Contest #29   (Posted: 2015-07-25)

Guess what the theme of Theme of Contest #29 is? No wait, don't guess! It's Steampunk! Go [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19088]here[/url] to enter the latest contest with a picture and description of your entry. Entries will be accepted until Friday, October 16, 2015.


 

Vote for the theme of contest 29   (Posted: 2015-07-18)

It's time to vote again! This time for the theme of contest 29. [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19085]Vote here.[/url]


 

Winner of Theme Contest 28   (Posted: 2015-07-11)

Congratulations to [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/members/memberdisplay.php?key=23294]DeborahSacks[/url] for her winning entry in Theme Contest 28 - Graduated! The entry, titled Graduated Concentric Force Necklace, can be seen [url=https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/540/19365939936_3da3a8233f_z.jpg]here[/url]. Now it's time to brainstorm for the theme of contest 29. Go [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19078]here[/url] to suggest ideas.


 

Theme Contest Vote   (Posted: 2015-07-03)

Time to get out and vote for the winner of Theme Contest 28 - Graduation! The vote will be open for one week, until Friday July 10. So go [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19065]here to vote![/url]


 

2015 Ironmailler Challenge   (Posted: 2015-04-28)

Late to the ballgame... But better late than never... Weave, weave, and weave some more! Little samples, nothing more. [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19027]Read Details Here[/url]


 

Theme Contest 28 - Graduation   (Posted: 2015-04-11)

Can you believe it!? Graduation is finally a contest theme! Please place your entries in [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=237393#237393]this thread[/url]. Entries will be accepted until the end of Friday July 3, 2015. Good luck everyone!


 

**Vote for the theme of Contest 28**   (Posted: 2015-04-04)

It's that time again. Maille Contest #28 needs a theme! Please vote from [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=237366#237366]the list here[/url] to decide on what will be the theme of Contest #28!


 

Winner of Theme Contest 27   (Posted: 2015-03-28)

Congratulations to Slagr for his winning entry for Theme Contest 27 - Weaponry! You can see his entry [url=http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f202/slagr/contest_27_entry_flail2_zps0da517f6.jpg]here[/url]. Now it's time to brainstorm for Theme Contest 28. [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19002]Go here[/url] to suggest ideas.


 

Vote of the winner of Theme Contest 27 - Weaponry   (Posted: 2015-03-21)

It's time to vote for the winner of Theme Contest 27 - Weaponry. Voting will be open until the end of Friday March 27, 2015. [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=18994]Click here to vote![/url]


 

Theme Contest 27   (Posted: 2014-12-26)

The theme for Contest 27 is Weaponry! So make something out of maille with a weaponry theme and enter [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=236765#236765]here[/url].


 

Vote for the theme of Contest 27   (Posted: 2014-12-19)

You have one week to vote for the theme of the next contest, #27. [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=236738#236738]Go here[/url] to vote for your choice!


 

Winner of Theme Contest 26 - Webs   (Posted: 2014-12-19)

Congratulations to [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=18834&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=30#236580]HaKet for his winning entry of Byzantine Web Trivets[/url]. Now it's time to start brainstorming for the next contest's theme. [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=236646#236646]Make suggestions here![/url]. Brainstorming for the new theme will be open until Friday December 19, 2014.


 

Vote for the Winner of Theme Contest 26   (Posted: 2014-12-12)

Have a look at the entries for Theme Contest 26 - Webs and vote for your favorite! Voting ends Friday December 12th, 2014. Here is where to [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=18902&sid=441ee1ffa96458ef9b709be5d29c7a3b]GOOO![/url]


 

**Theme Contest 26**   (Posted: 2014-08-26)

The theme for Contest 26 is Webs! Think of all the possibilities! So when you are ready to enter [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=235962#235962]go here[/url] and show us what you made.


 

**Vote for the Theme of Contest 26   (Posted: 2014-08-26)

There are several ideas for the theme of contest 26 up for a vote. Voting ends Monday September 8th. [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=235886#235886]Vote here![/url]


*Winner of Theme Contest 25   (Posted: 2014-08-26)

Congratulations to [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=18711&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=45#235666]madd_vyking's Vyking's Triskellion 25[/url] Now it's time to start brainstorming for the next contest's theme. [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=18819#235749]Vote here![/url]. Brainstorming for the new theme will be open until Monday Sept. 1, 2014.


Hey! You!   (Posted: 2014-08-18)

It's time to vote for the winner of Theme Contest 25 - 25 Rings. There are many choices, but only one week to vote. [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=18811]Go here[/url] to vote!


***Entries for Theme Contest 25 - 25 Rings!***   (Posted: 2014-05-28)

It's time to start making your interpretation of the theme for Contest 25. What's the theme? I'm glad you asked! It's 25 Rings! Entries will be accepted from now until the end of Monday August 18, 2014. Here is a link to the [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=234788#234788]entry thread[/url].


Winner of Theme Contest 24!   (Posted: 2014-05-14)

You picked the winner of Theme Contest 24 - The Elements. Congratulations goes to reform for the entry [url=http://i.imgur.com/QZwmGSy.jpg]Asymmetrical Water Necklace[/url]. Now it's time to brainstorm ideas for Theme Contest 25. Click [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=234460#234460]here[/url] to submit your ideas.


Vote for the winner of Theme Contest 24!   (Posted: 2014-05-06)

It's time to vote for the winner of Theme Contest 24 - The Elements. Voting will be open until the end of Monday May 12th. [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=234391#234391]Click here[/url] to see the entries and vote.


***Entries for Theme Contest 24 - The Elements   (Posted: 2014-02-11)

We are currently accepting entries for Theme Contest 24 - The Elements from now until Monday May 5, 2014. The entry thread and contest rules are [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=233715#233715]here.[/url]


**Vote for the theme of contest 24   (Posted: 2014-02-03)

It's again time to vote for the theme of the next contest. The 24th contest! Can you believe it? [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=18569]Go here[/url] and make your choice. Voting is open through Monday February 10th.


Winner of Theme Contest 23   (Posted: 2014-01-28)

The winners of Theme Contest 23 - Myth and Legend are haket and Artefacts. Congratulations to both of you! You can see the winning entries by clicking [url=http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7310/12065293904_ab686350ec_z.jpg]here[/url] and [url=http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3666/12040813864_8a5a704597_o.jpg]here[/url]. Now it's brainstorming time for Theme Contest 24. Go [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=233527#233527]here[/url] to do that.


 

Registrations are back up!   (Posted: 2014-01-23)

Despite an almost complete non-acknowledgement of the entire problem on Google's side... the reCAPTCHA servers are back up. Therefore, user registration is now back open :) Apologies for the downtime.


 

reCAPTCHA's server issues   (Posted: 2014-01-22)

Hey folks, Quick note: Registration is currently dead on the floor... Google's reCAPTCHA seems to be experiencing issues, and since this has been happening for hours (with many angry webmasters) it seems to be worldwide. I'll update when things are back to normal.


Voting for the winner of Theme Contest 23   (Posted: 2014-01-21)

Voting is now open for Theme Contest 23 - Myth and Legend. There are 13 great entries to choose from so [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=18531]go here and vote[/url] for your favorite!


**Entries for Theme Contest 23 - Myth and Legend   (Posted: 2013-10-29)

The theme for Contest 23 is Myth and Legend. You have until the end of Monday January 20, 2014 to enter your chainmaille concept of myth and legend in [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=231915#231915]this entry thread[/url]. We can't wait to see what you come up with!


**Voting for the theme of Contest 23   (Posted: 2013-10-22)

It's time to vote for the theme of Contest 23! There is a ridiculously long list to choose from. So click [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=231751#231751]here[/url] and vote for the one you like. NOW!


**The Winner of Theme Contest 22**   (Posted: 2013-10-15)

The winner of Theme Contest 22 - Weaves Without Gallery Submissions is [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/articles/images/538-9340332595_b94f609faf.jpg]Artefacts' Dragonsteps necklace[/url]. Now it's time to brainstorm ideas for Theme Contest 23. Submit your ideas [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=231549#231549]here![/url]


Voting for Theme Contest Winner   (Posted: 2013-10-08)

Voting for the winner of Theme Contest 22 - Weaves Without Gallery Submissions is now open until the end of the day, October 14. I know it's hard to pick just one, but [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=18330]GO VOTE HERE![/url]


 

Hold Onto Your Hats...   (Posted: 2013-08-01)

In an attempt to try and stop the MADNESS that has been occurring in terms of MAIL's Hosting Provider lately, we're requesting that we be moved to a different server at the host. HOLD ONTO YOUR HATS (It should be seamless...)


Entries for Contest 22 - Weaves Without Gallery Submissions   (Posted: 2013-07-16)

Entries for Theme Contest 22 - Weaves Without Gallery Submissions are now being accepted. Put your creative thinking caps on and enter now! Entries will be accepted until Monday October 7, 2013 in this [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=18136]entry thread link.[/url]


***Vote for the theme of contest 22***   (Posted: 2013-07-09)

Now is the time to vote for the the theme of contest #22. There are lots of choices so make your vote count! Vote [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=229394#229394]here[/url]!


***The winner of Theme Contest 21!   (Posted: 2013-07-02)

haKetís Japanese 4in1 Cube out of pipe insulation is the winner of Theme Contest 21 - No Metal! You can see [url=http://www.haket.de/Bilder/MAIL-NoMetal/japcube_nometal_small.jpg]haKet's winning entry here![/url] Now you need to start [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=229199#229199]brainstorming for Theme Contest 22 here.[/url]


Voting for the winner of Theme Contest 21 - No Metal   (Posted: 2013-06-30)

It's time to vote for the winner of Theme Contest 21 - No Metal! There are so many great entries! Voting will be open until the end of Monday July 1, 2013. Please vote [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=18084]here[/url]


 

Sorry about the bumpy ride...   (Posted: 2013-06-01)

Late last night sometime there was an SQL Server hiccup... Taking the entire site online and dropping errors all over the place... I noticed it happen, but had to wait for the host to reboot the server. I assumed (wrongfully so) that an SQL restart would solve the problem. Somewhere in the hiccup, one of the tables used for login got locked "In Use" which prevented proper read/write access... Lorraine sent me an off-MAIL email last night just after midnight to let me know something was still hinky, but I was fast asleep by that point. I checked really quickly before I left for work this morning, and noticed that the site was accessible, but the forums were not, and you couldn't log in... However, I had to leave for work, and then I had to wait until I got a free moment at work today to reset the lock, but everything SHOULD be good now... Let me know if anything is still wonky [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=18041]in this thread[/url].


**Entries for Theme Contest 21 - No Metal   (Posted: 2013-04-02)

Entries for Theme Contest 21 are now being accepted! The theme this time is No Metal. So go figure out how to make some chainmaille without using metel and enter [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=227262#227262]here![/url]


**Vote for the theme of Contest #21**   (Posted: 2013-03-26)

Voting for the theme of Contest 21 has begun! Everyone gets a vote, so go to the [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=227085#227085]voting thread[/url] and let us know what you think the theme should be! Voting is open until the end of Monday April 1st.


**Winner of Theme Contest 20 - One Ring Size**   (Posted: 2013-03-19)

***Winner of Theme Contest 20!*** - The winner of Theme Contest 20 - One Ring Size is Rhiannon1984 with her Hollow Diamond Shaped Earrings and Bracelet Set! See her winning entry [url=http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a515/Melanie_Boxall/Chainmail/cb1resized_zps82beaf18.jpg]here![/url] Also, don't forget to suggest a theme for Contest 21 in the brainstorming thread [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=17857]here.[/url]


**VOTE for the winner of Theme Contest 20 - One Ring Size!   (Posted: 2013-03-12)

It's time to vote again. Pick a winner for Theme Contest 20 - One Ring Size! There are lots of entries to choose from so have a look at all of them and click on the links for additional pictures and information and vote! Voting ends on Monday, March 18. The thread for [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=17833]voting is here.[/url]


***Entries for Theme Contest 20 - One Ring Size   (Posted: 2012-12-18)

Entries for Theme Contest 20 - One Ring Size are now being accepted! You have until Monday March 11, 2013 to submit your entries. The thread for [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=224975#224975]entry submissions is here![/url]


***Vote for the Theme of Contest #20***   (Posted: 2012-12-11)

It's time to vote for the theme of contest #20! Can you believe it! Voting is open until the end of Monday December 17, 2012. Go [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=17666]here to vote.[/url]


***Winner of Theme Contest 19!***   (Posted: 2012-12-04)

The winner of Theme Contest 19 - No Theme Free for All is lordmcfuzz with his chainmaille dress! See his winning entry [url=http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a77/lordmcfuzz/DSC_02542.jpg]here![/url]


**VOTE for the winner of Theme Contest 19 - No Theme Free For All   (Posted: 2012-11-27)

Now is the time to vote for the winner of Theme Contest 19! The theme is there is no theme. It's a free for all. There are LOTS of entries so go vote soon! Voting will end December 3rd. Go [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=224668#224668]vote here![/url]


We Have New Articles!   (Posted: 2012-11-18)

The magical Articles Fairy (AKA: Phong) has been through, and approved three of the articles that were in the queue. More edits and submissions are pending, and will be approved in due time, we don't want to rush things with a new system. But, just wanted to give a little holla! We've got a working system back! So start submitting those Articles! :D


 

Article Submissions and Edits are back!   (Posted: 2012-10-13)

Sorry about the delay ;) More details [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=17570]here[/url]


***Entries for Theme Contest 19 - No Theme - Free For All***   (Posted: 2012-09-07)

Yep, it's time again for the latest THEME CONTEST! The theme for Contest 19 is No Theme - Free For All! So NO ONE has an excuse not to enter. You can enter ANYTHING! :D Entries will be accepted until November 26, 2012. Please place your entries in this [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=223272#223272]thread here.[/url]


***Vote for the Theme of Contest 19***   (Posted: 2012-08-31)

A few more days to vote on what will be the theme of Contest 19. Voting will be open until the end of Monday Sept. 3rd. Go [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=17482]here to vote[/url].


***Winner of Theme Contest 18 - Sculpture***   (Posted: 2012-08-21)

It's official and mind boggling! Chainmailbasket_com's Dune Buggy is the winner of Theme Contest 18 - Sculpture. This is David's THIRD contest win. Another first! David, you are no longer allowed to post in the forums due to the possibility that you will break MAIL because of your AWESOMENESS! :D You can view David's winning entry [url=http://www.chainmailbasket.com/images/misc/cmb_dune_buggy.jpg]here.[/url]


 

Attention Yahoo Mail Users   (Posted: 2012-08-16)

Hey folks, Your friendly neighbourhood Webmaster here... Yahoo Mail has decided that we're spammers (and/or someone else on our Shared Hosting is) and thus any email from us to a Yahoo domain is currently bouncing. This means: - No PM Notifications - No Topic Reply Notifications - No Password Resets The first two are minor, the last one is a kick in the pants for anyone who's lost their password. If you have a non-Yahoo email address, I recommend using that for MAIL moving forward (You can change your email address in your [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/members/mymail.php]MyMail[/url]. If anyone who is stuck with a Yahoo email address needs a password reset, please email me directly! (My email address is listed in my profile.)


**VOTE for the winner of Theme Contest 18 - Sculpture!**   (Posted: 2012-08-14)

Voting is now open for Theme Contest 18 - Sculpture! There are 14 awesome submissions to choose from, so show your support and [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=17448#]vote here![/url]


 

Site is Undergoing Repair   (Posted: 2012-07-30)

Database's are being checked, and hopefully set on their right end by the tech team at our hosting provider... Expect some wonk during this, please hold onto your hats... And if things are still missing, please PM me!


Extension of the deadline for Theme Contest 18 - Sculpture   (Posted: 2012-07-06)

The new ending date for Theme Contest 18 Sculpture has been extended from August 6th to [color=red]August 13, 2012.[/color] So take this extra time to get your sculptures finished and entered!


***Entries for Theme Contest 18 - Sculpture***   (Posted: 2012-05-15)

Entries for Theme Contest 18 - Sculpture are now being accepted from now until August 6, 2012. Go make something sculptury out of maille and impress all your friends! Submit pictures and descriptions of your entries in [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=17244]this thread.[/url]


**Voting for the Theme of Contest 18**   (Posted: 2012-05-08)

Voting for the theme of contest 18 is now up and running! Click [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=17212]here[/url] to make your vote count!


Winner of Theme Contest #17 - Stretchy Maille!   (Posted: 2012-04-10)

All the votes were collected for Theme Contest #17 - Stretchy Maille and the final winning vote is for Revvig's E4 in 1 bracer! You can see Revvig's winning entry by clicking [url=http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/398872_2880497700460_1500596160_32008080_1631023553_n.jpg]here[/url].


 

Server Issues   (Posted: 2012-04-09)

We appear to be battling Server Issues at our hosting provider. I've watches MAIL go down twice today, powerless to do anything... I'm at work currently, but will be looking into it when I get home. Although I suspect it is not something caused by MAIL...


Voting for the Winner of Theme Contest 17 - Stretchy Maille!   (Posted: 2012-04-03)

Be sure to go and look at all the entries for Theme Contest 17 - Stretchy Maille and pick a winner! [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=17157]Click here to see all the pictures of the entries and vote.[/url]


 

No, it's not just you...   (Posted: 2012-03-25)

12:43pm MAIL is running sloooowwww today... Due to an extremem lack of me making any code changes that might cause it, I've opened a support ticket with our Hosting Provider... Details to be forthcoming, but things should clear up later in the day. 2:15pm EDIT: Well, despite ignoring my Support Ticket, the issues seem to have cleaned up... *shrugs*


***Entries for Theme Contest 17 - Stretchy Maille***   (Posted: 2012-01-10)

Entries for Theme Contest 17 are now being accepted! Put you best Stretchy Maille forward and enter soon. The place to enter is [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=17005]here![/url]


**Vote for the Theme of Contest 17!***   (Posted: 2012-01-03)

It's time to settle on a Theme for Contest 17! Click [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=16987]here[/url] to make your vote count.


Winner of Theme Contest 16 - Jewellery Incorporating Beads Into the Weave   (Posted: 2011-12-27)

It is now OFFICIAL! lorraine (who swears she didn't rig it) has beaded her way to the top in Theme Contest 16 - Jewellery Incorporating Beads Into the Weave. You can see her [url=http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq44/Lorraines-Chains/BeadJewelryContestChoker.jpg]winning entry here[/url].


Vote for the Winner of Theme Contest 16!   (Posted: 2011-12-20)

Voting for Theme Contest 16 - Jewellery Incorporating Beads into the Weave is now open! There are lots of entries to choose from, so come pick your favorite and vote. [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=16947]Click here to see all the pictures of the entries and vote.[/url]


 

CafePress Design Contest!   (Posted: 2011-12-05)

Check out the [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=16892]CafePress Design Contest![/url] We need some creative designs to add to our promotional merchandise in CafePress and get the word out about MAIL. Com'on... you know you wanna.


 

Birthday Club 2012   (Posted: 2011-11-11)

Get a headstart on joining in on Birthday Club 2012 by signing up NOW! Read about it and [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=216879#216879]sign up here.[/url]


Theme Contest 16 - Jewellery Incorporating Beads Into the Weave   (Posted: 2011-09-27)

Entries for Theme Contest 16 - Jewellery Incorporating Beads Into the Weave will be accepted until Monday December 19, 2011. [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=16734]Click here to enter![/url]


**Vote for the Theme of Contest 16***   (Posted: 2011-09-20)

The vote for the Theme of Contest 16 is now up. You have until Monday September 26, 2011 to decide what it will be! [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=16710]Go here to vote.[/url]


Winner of Theme Contest 15 - Geekdom!   (Posted: 2011-09-13)

It is now OFFICIAL! Daemon_Lotos is the most geekiest mailler EVERIST! Congratulations to DL for winning Theme Contest 15 - Geekdom. You can see his [url=http://www.lotos.ca/maille/inlays/batman-wip-forum.jpg]winning entry here[/url].


 

VOTE Theme Contest 15 - GEEKDOM   (Posted: 2011-09-06)

Voting for Theme Contest 15 - GEEKDOM is open and awaiting your choice! [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=16673]Click here to see the entries and to vote.[/url]


 

Like MAIL!   (Posted: 2011-08-13)

Yep, that's right, I finally got with the times... At the bottom of many of the pages around the site, you'll find a Facebook Like button... Click it, and Like us on Facebook... If you're lucky, maybe we'll put important updates, like contests and announcements into your news feed as well :D Sooo... Get Social! And... You Know... Like Us... We feel left out :(


 

IMPORTANT: MAIL Has Been Hacked   (Posted: 2011-06-23)

Hey Folks, Apologies for the abruptness of this, but I'm currently sweating a little bit... It's taken me two days to notice that this has happened, but now that I have I'm moving as fast as I can. MAIL has recently (June 20th) been the target of an SQL Injection Attack. (Not unlike what just happened to Sony, and about three billion other websites...) To put it in laymans terms, MAIL had a script designed to protect against such attacks, it proved to not be up to the task. [b]The problem has been isolated and fixed, but that doesn't change the current situation.[/b] What was stolen?: Email Addresses and (Encrypted) Password pairs. What does this mean?: Someone, somewhere (In China... I've traced the IP Address that performed the attack) has a text copy of your email address, and the password associated with it. "But my password was encrypted!" Yes, yes it was. However due to the age of the site, and parts of the core technology it is still built around, these passwords were stored using a fairly simple (by todays standards) encryption algorithm... There's a possibility that eventually the person who stole these passwords will be able to brute-force decrypt them. What should you do? You should immediately change your password on MAIL, and also on any other sites you may share that password with. Be sure to think of everywhere you may have used it: Email Accounts, Bank Accounts, PayPal, eBay, Other Forums, MSN, ICQ, etc. Dicussion regarding this will be located [url=http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=16461]here[/url]. You may also contact me directly. Thank You for your understanding in this situation.