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obscurus : (20 February 2017 - 10:58 AM) oh ok, i am clearly not very observant haha :hide:
page thirteen. : (20 February 2017 - 10:55 AM) not anymore, it all got merged into member of the month ^_^
obscurus : (20 February 2017 - 10:53 AM) just wondering but does j/s of the month still exist?
nancy drew. : (19 February 2017 - 10:33 PM) All entrants should have assignments now! ^_^ Please let me know if you were accidentally skipped.
nancy drew. : (19 February 2017 - 05:53 PM) If I haven't given you a random request for my challenge yet -- that should be happening later tonight. ^_^
prongs : (19 February 2017 - 05:08 PM) thank you for the birthday wishes! you guys are awesome!!! :hug:
lazy bones : (19 February 2017 - 04:45 PM) oh wow that is a lot of work.
beyond the rain : (19 February 2017 - 03:59 PM) so i just spent like half an hour using the social media thread to follow all the 10000 tumblrs from tda - i'm mentally exhausted
deuce : (19 February 2017 - 01:49 PM) it should be mandatory to add that,, forever suffering to find galleries
starbuck. : (19 February 2017 - 01:43 PM) it says under the thingie in your profile settings :P it's the six digit number at the end of your gallery topic url ;)
nyx : (19 February 2017 - 01:40 PM) what is the gallery ID btw? i've tried adding various things but alas i don't think they've been the right thing
starbuck. : (19 February 2017 - 01:19 PM) for the gallery link to work you have to add your gallery ID in your profile :)
lazy bones : (19 February 2017 - 12:51 PM) no problem!
prokaryote. : (19 February 2017 - 12:50 PM) I found it! I was looking in the wrong thread! Thank you though! <3
lazy bones : (19 February 2017 - 12:48 PM) paula if you hover over you username there is a little link under your icon that says "gallery" that is the easiest way i find mine.

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