Foundmyself has been updated, and there are some thing you should know about the new design.
Before you get started
To make sure you're seeing the site as you should be, please empty your browser's cache and refresh the site. The new FM should look good in most modern browsers, but if you're looking to upgrade anyway, try the excellent (and free) Firefox.
- Drag & Drop: After you log in, certain items (images and member usernames) around the site will have a little "drag" icon next to them ( )
What this means is that you can click and drag that element to a new panel at the top of the screen, underneath the search bar. This makes it easy to add an image to your favorites, watch an artist, or nominate an artist for the new "Spotlight" feature. You can watch and nominate an artist by dragging either his/her image or username, but you must drag an image from their gallery to add it to your favorites.
Wait until you see a small green circle with a plus (+) sign in it show up near the function you want (Favorites, Watch List, Nominate), then let go. You'll see a message asking you to wait, then a success message. After you see that, you can drag something else to the panel if you want to.
- Spotlight feature Nominated artists can have their gallery displayed prominently on the left sidebar for up to one hour per day. You can nominate an artist's gallery by dragging any of their images or their username to the "Nominate" section of your drag and drop panel. An artist needs three unique nominations accumulated in one day to be featured.
- Major forum upgrade There are tons of new features to play with in the new forum that help you connect better with other artists, including adding friends and foes, enhanced management of private messages, topic bookmarking, and lots more.
Please see the forum FAQ if you have any questions. In the meantime you can still post normally.
- Exposure points No longer do these give you a single random image from your gallery displayed on the front page. Instead you get forty images from your gallery chosen at random displayed in a scrolling bar underneath the "Featured" tab on the front page. One exposure point will be deducted when someone clicks the tab. This way visitors get to see more of your work immediately, and your art is shown to a more targeted, focused group of people.
Since the value of the exposure points has gone up, so has the cost. $5.00 gets you 50 points. If you purchased exposure points before this switch you lucked out. You can purchase exposure points in the upgrades shop.
Potential issues: During the transition to the new forum - for reasons due to character encoding in our database - certain passwords might have been lost. If you're having trouble logging in, please reset your password here.
Some avatars might have been lost or corrupted as well, though most look fine. If this has happened, please re-upload your avatar in your control panel.
Finally, rank images haven't been assigned yet except for posting ranks. The rest will be up in a few days.
Hope you like the new look and doodads!