Help, Suggestions, Future of The D-Word

Help with The D-Word

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Difficulties with The D-Word? If you can't find the right answers on our Help page, please post in this topic. Ideas for future D-Word releases or projects can be posted here as well.

Ryan Ferguson
Pro

In reply to Mark Barroso's post on Thu 16 Apr 2015:

 it's funny how dependent on spell check I've become in life. the lack of it here has really shined a light on that and left me feeling vulnerable. I've gone as far as to specifically not use a certain word in a post because I know I'd either have to look it up or probably look stupid and I didn't want to do either of those things. 

on a different note, it seems I get a default indent at the beginning of posts (see above). I've noticed this on enough other peoples' posts that I'm guessing it isn't just me. is that on purpose? 

Doug Block
Host

Not itentional, Ryan.  I've noticed and found it annoying, too, but wasn't at the top of my priority list.   Hopefully it's just a quick tweak for Peter to make.

Bryn Hadubiak
Fan

Quick question: is there a specific thread I can embed a Vimeo video on and is appropriate to do so? We just finished clearing up the red tape holding our doc back, and I can show it publicly now.

Erica Ginsberg
Host

Bryn, if you want feedback on a work-in-progress, you might get some response by posting it in the Mentoring Room (below the file attachment, there is an icon with a video player - if you click it, you have the option to enter the page URL for your Vimeo video). If you have a finished film, you can actually add it to your profile by clicking on the "Watch Films" and adding your film.

Jo-Anne Velin
Pro

Will there be a change in the back-scroll possibilities? The list as it is now is perhaps good for some, but the old back-scroll option was dreamy and if that could be added again (leave the list too for the others who like it), great.

 

Vivian Kleiman
Pro

Another vote for the back scroll feature.  It was my most essential tool of the d-word.

Marj Safinia
Host

We are working on something doable. Most likely a button to jump you back a fixed number of posts.

Jo-Anne Velin
Pro

no back scroll? jumping is so less wonderful... it doesn't help one find a post as easily where one had no clue how msny posts back it is.. but here's a hug to keep spirits bright.

Christopher Wong
Pro

i'm trying to post a Vimeo link in the Works in Progress topic, but i keep getting an error message which essentially says "The link you provided is not a proper video link..."  I'm basically copying the URL from the browser, so I don't know what's going on...  Help!

Christopher Wong
Pro

Nevermind.  It's working now.  Have no idea why it wasn't working before cuz I was doing the exact same thing.  oh well.

Laura Moire Paglin
Pro

Well trying to catch up here after a relatively long absence. Of course I went directly to the Parking Lot to catch up with 75 posts. But after I read them all, the counter said I still had 75 unread posts. I've noticed this with all the topics. Is there something I need to do to prove I read the posts?

Niam Itani
Host

You need to sign a form and send it in, Laura. We missed you, that's why.

On the other hand, we feel that there is a strange thing that does just what you reported. I guess we'll need Peter to look into it :)

Mentioned: Peter Gerard
Marj Safinia
Host

For me it's Safari 8.0.8. Doesn't happen consistently but does happen from time to time.

Niam Itani
Host

I am using Mozilla Firefox and it happens from time to time, too!

Laura Moire Paglin
Pro

Still not totally used to this new fangled D Word. Okay - so let say I'm all caught up on zero -- but I want to read back a few pages on a specific topic, so I can familiarize myself with some of the previous posts. They used to just be there and you could page back. So how do I get to them now?

Erica Ginsberg
Host

At bottom of the page, you will two things - a drop down which says "Jump to..." which gives you different options to go back, forward, or to the Topics List. There is also a little triangle with the number 25 below it. Click that and it will take you to 25 posts back in the current topic.

Marj Safinia
Host

And if you fancy jumping back more than 25 posts, you can change this in your settings accessed through the left hand navigation under "My D-Word". Mine is set to 50, for example.

Laura Moire Paglin
Pro

Thank you. But so many options now - it requires me to think too much! I know, kvetch kvetch. I'm sure I'll get used to it and start to like it. 

Erica Ginsberg
Host

So since we are in a birthday celebratory kind of mood on our Sweet 16, curious to know what new features people are super thankful to have. 


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