Frequently asked questions about Masscribes.org

Welcome to Masscribes.org! Please see the questions below for the one that addresses your issue. If none apply, please email us (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and someone will get back to you ASAP. We will continue to update this page with additional questions as they arrive.

WHY SHOULD I REGISTER AT MASSCRIBES.ORG?

At Masscribes.org, we have both open-access pages and a members-only area. If you are a member of Masscribes, you will need to login to obtain access to the members-only pages that include the INKSPOTS newsletter archive in PDF format and scholarship information. Moreover, once you login, you may add or edit your information in the "Calligraphers for hire" directory.

This website provides open access to Masscribes workshop announcements, information on classes, exhibits and gatherings, as well as the library catalog and the directory of Masscribes members who are available for hire. Guests are also welcome to browse our Gallery!

HOW CAN I REGISTER?

Choose a username and password and fill in your personal information at the registration page. We will check your name on our list of members in good standing and approve your registration - that would usually happen within 24 hours. You will receive an email confirming your registration being approved. You must be a member of Masscribes in order to register on this website.

OK - I WANT TO BECOME A MASSCRIBES MEMBER AND USE THE WEBSITE!

Please see the instructions on the Membership page. You can use the electronic form and payment or send us a paper form and check. Once we get it, you will be able to register on the website.

HOW CAN I LOGIN?

You may use the login button at the bottom of each page, or go to the login page from the Members Only pulldown menu (at the far right of the top menu bar). Enter your username and password.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE MEMBERS-ONLY RESOURCES?

Once you login, you will find links to the various member resources in the 'MEMBERS ONLY' pulldown menu tab at the far right of the top menu bar.

HOW CAN I ADD OR UPDATE MY RECORD IN THE "CALLIGRAPHERS FOR HIRE" DIRECTORY?

After registering with the site and logging in, go to the MEMBERS ONLY pulldown menu and click on "EDIT MY PROFILE". Enter your information in the "Biography", "Skillsets", and "City" fields. Please limit your skill set description to 140 characters and your biography to 600 characters. You can also add links to your webpage or blog, Facebook page, Twitter account etc. To publish your information in the directory, you must check the "Available for Hire" box. Otherwise, the information that you entered will be saved but not available for view in the directory.

I USED TO HAVE A REGISTRATION ON THE OLD MASSCRIBES.ORG WEBSITE. DOES IT STILL WORK?

It should. Try to use your old username and password. If it doesn't work, try the password reminder using the email that you entered when you had registered. You will receive an email with your username and a link to create a new password for your account.

I FORGOT MY PASSWORD AND/OR USERNAME!

Here is a password reminder and a username reminder.

I WANT TO REGISTER FOR A WORKSHOP THROUGH THE WEBSITE AND PAY THROUGH PAYPAL!

Right now, we manage all workshop registrations off-line. We will be adding an option of paying workshop fees electronically soon.

I WANT TO BORROW SOME BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY!

Please email our librarian (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to arrange book delivery. If you wish the books to be mailed to you, you will have to cover all postage fees.