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.

Malkia K. Lydia
Pro

Thanks, Erica and Peter! Yeah, it happens across various platforms. Right now I am on Chrome on an old PC laptop which is where I usually run into this. And I often try from the Chrome browser on my semi smart Android Samsung phone. I just tried on the "internet" browser that coms with android and same thing happens there as well.e

Marj Safinia
Host

You're not alone Malkia. Happens to me too. Hopefully Peter can find the problem.

Valli Bindana
Pro

So how does one follow a single thread of conversation? If someone posts something, how do I find all the replies associated with that particular post? When I open a category it seems everyone is talking to one another... a bit chaotic. Or am I missing something?

Erica Ginsberg
Host

Valli, usually replies come pretty quickly. You are probably used to topic threads which is a very different format from The D-Word. As our Help topic says about why topics are not threaded:

The D-Word is about conversation and discussion, which is the beating heart of any community. Threads are about questions and answers, which certainly has its place (just go to most any other discussion board). If you’re looking for an answer, ask a question in any topic and you’ll get it soon enough. You can also seek it out in our new, improved search engine. Think of The D-Word as one big, ongoing conversation that’s been going on for well over 15 years.

Arusha Baker
Pro

Hello D worders, I'm getting used to the format here. I have a deep desire to search for specifically what I want to connect about and then I see the threads and get overwhelmed with the amount of searching I do. Am I missing something obvious? I've been noticing how slow my old brain is becoming these days...

Doug Block
Host

Try the search engine, Arusha.  It's along the left hand side of every page on laptops and desktops.  Click on the upper right "more" icon on phones.  Like for the question you just posted in cinematography, you could put in "low-budget cameras" or "one-person shooting" and see if it's been discussed before. 

Erica Ginsberg
Host

Maralee, this topic is only intended for D-Worders to post any issues they are having with The D-Word platform.

Recommend instead that you introduce yourself in the Introduce Yourself topic and relate it to the documentary you are making or are interested in making rather than just posting PDF attachments that folks are unlikely to open if they don't know them in the context of your project.

 

Christopher Wong
Pro

i'm sure it's obvious, but my 45-year-old eyes can't see how to include a "hidden" section to my post... help!

Erica Ginsberg
Host

It's no longer called "Hidden." When you start typing in the text box, you will see a few editing tools. The one on the far right looks like an upside down table on top of a right side up table with a highway through the middle (aka "Page Break"). If you click on that...

you will get a set of dotted lines and anything you type below that will be what we used to call "Hidden."

Peter Gerard
Topic host

Hi Pierre
You actually just have one profile photo, but on the d-word, profile photos are only visible to logged-in users. The preview you are looking at hides your photo so you can see what your profile looks like to someone who hasn't signed up to the d-word.

Rui Filipe Teixeira de Sousa Barroso
Fan

Hi People! Due to a project I'm currently working on, it would be very usefull to obtain information about: total hours of documentaries produced in the USA (per year); type of documentaries (nature,history, science, others...), main tv channels whith significant amount of of documentaries exhibition, total amount of hours actually exhibited, % of exhibition in prime time. Can someone help and direct to some site or institution able to provide this information? If not all, at least part of it. Ant help would be greatly appreciated... thanks in advance.

 

Erica Ginsberg
Host

Great question, Rui, but wrong topic. This one is only for questions related to technical questions related to The D-Word interface itself. We normally frown on double-posting, but I would recommend you repost your question in the Marketing and Distribution topic.

John Burgan
Host

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...

Michael Angelo
Pro

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!

Erica Ginsberg
Host

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.

Mentioned: Michael Angelo
Michael Angelo
Pro

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)

Mentioned: Erica Ginsberg
Tony Massil
Pro

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!

Niam Itani
Host

No, unfortuantely, Tony. You will have to find a reason to create another post and tag the person in it :) 


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