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.
Someone asked me to change the Greeting on the Homepage :P
In reply to Erica Ginsberg's post on Tue 1 Sep 2015:
Favorite Topics at the top, Topics button to see everything else, Jump To (25), are my favorite features.
Maybe this has been discussed: A word turns red if it is misspelled, but there doesn't seem to be a way to see a suggestion for the correct spelling.
Please, please include an easier back-scroll soon. It's very frustrating to move around without it. Thank you!
Jo-Ann, is the new 25 triangle not working for you? I found it resolved most of my issues with not being easily able to move back.
I think I know what you mean, but I see a 10 triangle. Still, scrolling just felt easier and better.
If you click it, it will take you back 10 posts approximately to where Marj noted this about how to change the settings for how many posts you'd like to jump back to.
Jo-Anne, we have discussed back scroll at length with Peter and Doug F. It's really complex to make it work as an endless scroll. The back arrow and the jump to drop down offer two different ways to go back in time. This is where we are. Seems to be working for most folks. It takes a little change of habit, but in fact it's not that different from the old pagination once you set the little triangle/arrow back to a number of post that works for you.
Old dogue issue, perhaps… ;-)
I'm with Jo-Ann. I miss the back button too. It just felt more intuitive than searching for a triangle at the bottom of the page. What a bunch of old kvetchers we are!
Is anyone keeping track of the stats for the watch-docs topic in the d-word? Where is there a tally of what is moving through it, if anywhere?
Hi. I was wondering how to verify that each upload on withoutabox is the most recent cut and not pulling from a pervious submission? Our film is still in post production, so we're submitting rough cuts. Could someone tell me if there is a way to check which version of the film is submitted per festival? I want to make sure that withoutabox is pulling the most recent cut for each submission. Thanks for your help.
Heidi, first of all welcome to The D-Word. This is a good question but it belongs in the Documentary Festivals topic. This one is specifically for questions about navigating The D-Word.
Is there any way to edit my post after I have posted it? Sometimes I want to correct typo or grammatical errors in my posts.
Other hosties, correct me if I'm wrong but I think you have up to a half hour to edit your posts, Mehran. After that you'll have to live with the consequences, I'm afraid.
Thank you Doug! It would be good to have an "Edit" tool like Facebook or LinkedIn.
In reply to Mehran Haghighi's post on Tue 27 Oct 2015:
I agree with you Mehran! But, sadly, this viewpoint seems to be in the minority here.
There is indeed an edit tool. It's just that you can only use it for 30 minutes (usually plenty of time if you just want to check on typos or grammar). If you click on the little wheel in the icons in the upper right above your post, you'll see four more icons. Select the pencil and you can edit. Should you want to delete a post, you also have 30 minutes and would do so by clicking the X.
The reasoning behind the 30 minutes is that The D-Word is conversational. If we gave people the option of continuous editing or deleting, following posts might suddenly be replying to ones that are seriously altered or not even there. As Erica says, 30 minutes is more than enough time to look over your post and check for typos, grammar and the like.
And I'll add that Facebook can be very annoying in this regard and, in my view, shouldn't be seen as a best practice. I am on some community groups there where there are a few people with very strong and differing opinions. Sometimes folks respond with a big debate about a post which goes on for comment after comment and then the person who made the original post or someone whose comment is being commented on decides to delete their post or comment which either means the discussion disappears into the ether or you have no idea what people are commenting on.
In dire emergencies, you can also contact the hosts privately and we do have edit authority, but we use this power very sparingly (the most common reason is when someone jumps the gun on announcing a festival premiere and then realizes the info was supposed to be embargoed up to a certain date). Typos don't count as dire emergencies. We all make them. We'll live.
Thank you Joel! And thank you Erica and Doug for your explanations.
sometimes when I'm writing a post on my iPad, and then I select a different tab in the browser (Safari) to look something up that I'm writing about, then switch to another app, then come back to Safari, then select the d-word tab, it refreshes the page and everything I have typed in the new post box is gone. I've never had that problem that I recall on my laptop. It's especially annoying on my iPad because typing on it is so onerous.
e.g. I just switched to the Dictionary app to see if onerous was really the word I wanted, and when I came back my text was still in this box. However, if I had switched browser tabs, then gone to the dictionary, then switched back to Safari then back to the d-word tab, my text would have been gone. Is there some setting I need to change? FWIW, I did check the "stay logged in" box when I logged in, but I guess that doesn't affect this problem.
Hey John, let's tag Peter on this so he sees it.
In reply to John Williams's post on Wed 25 Nov 2015 (http://d-word.com/topics/129?post=332079):
Your issue is caused by a limited amount of memory on your iPad. You'll be more likely to experience this on an older model with a recent version of iOS. Basically those tablets don't have a lot of memory and newer iOS versions use tons of memory. I used to have the same experience on my iPhone 4s, but on a newer iPhone (which has more memory), Safari is now less likely to reload the page.
If it's possible to downgrade iOS to an earlier version (it may not be possible), that might help you.
In reply to Peter Gerard's post on Thu 26 Nov 2015:
Thanks Peter, I do indeed have a rather old iPad (iPad 2). Do you know if another browser, e.g. Chrome, might not have that problem? Or maybe it might have a setting that could increase the cache or whatever is necessary?