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This may be a dumb question...sorry!

So I have done a lot of repinning & liking, but I have only pinned something from the internet once.  It showed up on my board, but how do pins make it onto the "main boards".  It didn't ask me for a category (aside from which of my boards I wanted it on).  I didn't see it on the "main board" at all.  How do they get into a specific category (DIY, Home + Furniture, etc, etc).  Thanks.

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 5:40 am
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Good question... I still feel lost on this site!! LOL  I tried to pin something from another site and it won't show... when I click on the pin in my board to go to the link it does, but it's just a red X in the board.

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 7:20 am
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Oh, and I was just in one of my boards and noticed something.  If you go to your boards, click edit and then it asks you to select a category for the board.  Maybe that's how??  I don't know.  It doesn't give me the same option in my individual pins.

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 7:30 am
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I *think* I understand your question - my apologies if this isn't what you were asking!


When you create boards, you choose a category - gifts, food+drink, home+furniture, etc. Then each thing you pin gets put onto one of your boards. When you choose a board, it's already associated with a category.


For example, my board Things I Need to Bake is in the "food+drink" category, so when I pin a photo of chocolate cake, Pinterest knows to show it on the main board as "food+drink."


Make sense?

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 7:38 am
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from what I understand, anything and everything you pin/re-pin no matter what the category will show up in your main board (as in, when you click on yourself all that stuff will show up). 


I have noticed that a few things I have pinned from the web aren't showing up on my main board or category board so I think pinterest is working through a few glitches. 


Also- if you pin something from a blog without clicking on the actual blog post related to that picture, when you go back and visit the link pinterest saves it might not actually be there since they are saving the page not the picture. Hopefully you understand what I'm trying to say... 

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 7:38 am
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Ah yes, FCTF...that does make sense :)  When I pinned it I never saw it in that category though.  Maybe I was looking in the wrong category though, or things were too fast moving & I just missed seeing it?!


Jennifer, it was showing up on *my* main board, but I was wanting it to show up on the "everything" board & a specific category, KWIM?


Allie, did you pin the URL or the actual picture link?  When I pinned something I right clicked on the picture, went to properties & copied that picture address instead.  That way I didn't get a red x...not sure if that helps!

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 8:46 am
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do you guys not have the "pin it" bookmarked? 

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 8:57 am
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No, because I only use it at work & do not like to download things on my work computer.

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 9:01 am
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Posted on September 12, 2011 at 10:29 am
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I've had red "x's" also and here is what I did to fix that: 


I don't click out of the blog until I see my pin.  Then if there is a red x I can change it.  So hit your "edit" button on your pinned picture.  Then where it says "Link":  I would go to the blog again and copy the link then re-paste it on my pin where it says Link.  That would get rid of my x's and my picture would show up. Here is where you can then change your board too if it got in the wrong one.


 Hopefully that makes sense?????

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 1:50 pm
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Also if you notice they aren't on the main board go back to your board and hit the bit EDIT button on the bottom of the board and make sure that a category is checked.  If there isn't one it won't show up on the Everything board.


 

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 1:53 pm

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