My fellow Co-Host Erica is correct, but as Rui is not yet a Pro member of The D-Word he won't be able to access the Pro-Only Topics such as the one mentioned. One solution would be for Rui to apply for Pro status, if he is eligible...
Silly question but when you post and want to receive email notifications about just your post do you check:
"Notify me by email when I'm mentioned in a post"
I checked this option, then commented on someone's post, they replied, I was not notified. I'm on a variety of industry blogs and I'm used to getting email notifications to topics I subscribe to or to any threads I post or reply to, not the entire topic page. Is there a way to do this?
Thanks in advance!
Michael, you will only receive a notification if the person tags you in the post.
A good reminder to us all, if you are responding to anyone's post more than 2 weeks after they posted it, a good idea to tag them by clicking the little envelope icon and entering their name.
Since D-Word is set up to be more conversationsal than threaded forums, you would rarely get tagged if someone responds fairly quickly. Yet I'll test it out to see if you do get notified. If not, let us know.
I'll add the tagging request to post, thank you.
Would be lovely to add to settings in the future "notify me when there are responses to threads I comment on or make" It would bring functionality to next level tho incredibly grateful for the forum so hopefully people tag in the future especially when I request it ;)
Thank you D-Word, so great this exists!
(Anyone that wishes to reply, please tag me in your post, thank you)
Just wondering if there's a way to tag someone to a post after I've already posted it. I can't find the little envelope anywhere when I hit the "edit" button on my already posted... post. thanks!
No, unfortuantely, Tony. You will have to find a reason to create another post and tag the person in it :)
I just created an account on d-word after learning about it in a book. I am a University professor, author, and researcher on topics related to alternative education, educational innovation, and self-directed learning. I'm just in the early stages of my first attempt at a documentary, so I would certainly not consider myself a professional. I came to this site because it was suggested as an excellent community for aspiring, new and experienced filmmakers; but it appears to be limited only to experienced filmmakers (with the exception of a few general public topics). Is that accurate or am I possibly missing something on the site. Any help is appreciated. I'd love to learn from the community as I work on my first documentary.
Bernard, yes indeed most of the topics are private for professional members only. The topics open to first-timers include a classifieds topic, Introduce Yourself, a few archived seminars, and the Mentoring Room which is a good place to ask questions if you are getting started.
In reply to Erica Ginsberg's post on Sun 18 Dec 2016:
Thank you for the quick reply, Erica. Do you happen to know of other online communities that are more suitable for or open to those of us who are new to documentary filmmaking?
Forums on Creative Cow can be helpful for technical advice. I would also check out No Film School and stay on top of articles from Indiewire and Filmmaker Magazine. It might be worth it to join the IDA to get access to their Doc U online and magazine articles in print and online. In Milwaukee, while I am not aware of a regular documentary filmmaker meetup, I know Milwaukee Film was, at one time, trying to do more year-round programming than just the film festival. I'd also recommend you try to connect with Brad Lichtenstein at 371 Productions since he seems to have a very good handle on everything happening doc-wise in your town.
In any case, if you have some specific questions, I'd recommend posting them in the Mentoring Room. D-Worders can be very generous with suggestions.