mnartists.org Mentor Program
Tips & tricks to use mnartists.org
A starting point for learning to use mnartists.org to it's fullest extent.
How to upload your work & add an event:
How to search mnartists.org:
For best results use google with the search string : mnartists.org artist name
Information about using the mnartists.org search can be found here.
Common issues with using mnartists.org
Uploading images & media files: mnartists.org has an inactivity timer if you are uploading a large file, more than 10MB, or updating a page that will take a while, it helps to have a second browser window open to mnartists.org that you can occasionally (at least every couple minutes) click to another page in mnartists.org so the site knows you are still logged in and knows not to log you out.
Work records & media files: many artists upload multiple works to a work record when they actually mean to have separate entries for each work. This image illustrates the difference.
Application errors: These usually occur when you have been logged off by the site and attempt to upload a file or change information on your account. This can be fixed by hitting the back button, then following the Uploading Images & media files suggestion above.
Search not finding what you are looking for: Follow this link to see what advanced search options are available.
Features of mnartists.org that are easy to miss.
RSS feeds: this link takes you to an explanation of RSS feeds.
Associate yourself to an event: This link shows you the link to use when logged in to associate your account with an event. Use this if you are part of the event.
Suggestions for making mnartists.org work the best it can for you
Upload work often: The more often you upload new work or make changes to your account the easier it will be to find via search engines.
Upload images with non-visual work: An image can set a tone for a work as well as quickly draw attention. Events listed in the event calendar draw twice as many view just by having an image, even if it is just an image of a logo.
How to be included in access+Engage: All events & other information in a+E come from mnartists.org, while having your content on mnartists.org is no guarantee for inclusion in a+E, if it not on mnartists.org it has no chance of being included
Make sure to link yourself with articles and events: The more connections your account has with articles and events on mnartists.org and with other things on the net the easier it becomes for someone to find your work.
Helpful links for mnartists.org use can be found via the Help/Info Category.
This article will be added to as time goes on as questions are raised.