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In order to access the challenges, one has to be a paid member?
 

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Hi KDP, no. The challenge rules for participants are posted on each challenge thread. You need to have been a member for at least one month and have at least 50 posts, and then you need to sign up on the sign up thread. Hope this helps :)
 

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I clicked on the thread for June...it took me to a page that in order to view that thread, I had to set up a payment.
 

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I got this same error message a few days ago when clicking a linked forum thread in another thread. I refreshed, and made sure I was logged in (for some reason it had logged me out), and then it cleared itself.
 

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In order to access the challenges, one has to be a paid member?
Are you still having issues posting on that thread? If you can post here, you should be able to post there.
 

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Are you still having issues posting on that thread? If you can post here, you should be able to post there.
I can't even find that post now.
 

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ok...the blunder may have been on my part...when I saw June ( although I thought a bit early..but hey..anything is possible) I didn't notice the year...I'm thinking it was for 2019. I clicked on that thread with no problem. But I did have a problem getting into the thread without setting up a payment. No biggie..was just curious. Thanks
 

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KDP, I would suggest you try posting on the current Challenge thread (linked at the top of the page here) and see if you get the same message.

Just scroll up and click on the link that says, "~*~ SMF May 2020 Challenge-Diagonal Slice Stripe with Swirl Technique! ~*~ " If you get an error message, copy the error message and include it in follow up here on this thread for more help.

You do have enough posts to participate in the challenge, so you can participate if you so desire. You don't have to, but you can still post to the thread if it on topic.
 

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KDP, I would suggest you try posting on the current Challenge thread (linked at the top of the page here) and see if you get the same message.

Just scroll up and click on the link that says, "~*~ SMF May 2020 Challenge-Diagonal Slice Stripe with Swirl Technique! ~*~ " If you get an error message, copy the error message and include it in follow up here on this thread for more help.

You do have enough posts to participate in the challenge, so you can participate if you so desire. You don't have to, but you can still post to the thread if it on topic.
Thank you, no problem viewing this thread.
 

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Ok..this is what I'm talking about from the June Challenge thread:

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I am unable to view this...anyone else have this problem?
 

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KDP, this is the link to the June 2019 Challenge thread.
I do not see what you have quoted above when I click on that link, so wonder what's going on for you.

Perhaps you can describe what steps exactly got you to that page, including the specific urls you clicked and where you found them.

See this thread for SMF Challenges over the years:

I don't see what you have quoted above when I click on the June 2016 thread, the June 2017, nor the June 2018 Challenges either, so I remain curious how that is happening when you click any of these links.

Does it happen with any of the other links at SMF that you click on?

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PS I do know that there is a link in Angie's signature when she posts that takes us to this link:

And I suspect that is where you are being taken. Perhaps you are inadvertently clicking on that link somewhere else on the page? But even if I view SMF when not logged in, I don't see a link for the account upgrades anywhere on the page, so I don't really know how that could be it either.
 
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Ok..this is what I'm talking about from the June Challenge thread:

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I am unable to view this...anyone else have this problem?
I also got this page when I clicked on the June Challenge thread. I can see all other threads as usual. I just gave up on that one. :(
 

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I also got this page when I clicked on the June Challenge thread. I can see all other threads as usual. I just gave up on that one. :(
Thank you! Sorry you're having difficulties too but glad I'm not the only one. I was beginning to sound like I'd lost my mind.
 

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You're not losing your mind! I tried using your link and couldn't get in that way either.
 
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I tried that link, and it is a post in a sub-forum for challenge hostesses. You wouldn't be able to access it. I didn't even think it was visible to anyone other than hostesses, admins and mods.
 

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That thread is not open to the general membership. It is a discussion thread only visible to the Challenge Hostesses. So that explains why you can't access it.

The fact that you could even find the link to it is evidence that there is a problem with permissions within the thread itself. I am sure Angie will follow up as needed.
 

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I don't see how she could even see that thread. Her permissions and all non-hostess or forum staff are marked no.

@KDP can you see it now, and where you logged in when you first saw that title of a thread?
 
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