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.

Jo-Anne Velin
Pro

plus, anything that takes your mind of your healing-arm pain gets my support...

Rhonda Moskowitz
Pro

Sean Flynn should post about his use of Twitter. He has some good tips.

Mikal Jakubal
Pro

I'm having an iPhone glitch when trying to post on D-word. If I hit the back/delete button, it erases either the whole word, the whole sentence or the whole post. It only happens (so far) on D-word. Any suggestions?

Ben Kempas
Pro

Is this a recent thing or has it been like this all along? Can other iPhone users confirm?

(Note to self: Start a separate fund-raising drive for a mobile version.)

David Herman
Pro

suggest you join the rest of us plebs sitting calmly behind their computers interacting on the d-word.

Ben Kempas
Pro

Well, The D-Word was never designed for mobile phones. But it runs fine on mine (Nokia E90). However, we could do a poll and see how many people want a streamlined version with less data load for their phones.

Mikal Jakubal
Pro

The data load is fine. Actually, D-word is one of the faster loads at home on my slow connection. It's just the typing deal that is the problem.

Marj Safinia
Host

I used to have that problem, but I'm not aware of it any more. Have you done a iPhone software update Mikal? That might help.

Mikal Jakubal
Pro

Huh, no, but I've only had it a couple months and they updated it when I bought it. I think the new software is available. I'll check on that...

David W Grant
Fan

Just wondering if the category "Video Essay" has any traction? Not 'documentary' in the purist sense. I'd call the docu-drama sections of the video I'm working on "documentation of the future".

John Burgan
Host

This topic is for questions about The D-Word, David- but FWIW, "Video Essay" is fine – although it might not ring everyone's bell.

David W Grant
Fan

Hi, John, Hope to see you at Folklife Festival. I'll be there mid-day Saturday. Will you?
I thought this section was also for 'ideas for future D-Word ... projects' ... such as attention to video essays. Where, then, would that suggestion best be made?

Ben Kempas
Pro

Actually, the topics suggested by John are only accessible to Members of The D-Word, not to Enthusiasts. But there's always the Mentoring Room for these kinds of questions.

Celia Lowenstein
Pro

Hello. I am new to D-word and have just been employed by National Geographic in Washington as a Producer/Director. I have been asked to produce an insurance certificate for general liability and wonder if anyone has a broker I can contact or an insurance company who works with documentary filmmakers and can provide this kind of insurance. I live in New York and commute to D.C. thanks.

Doug Block
Host

Celia, I highly recommend Charles Whelan Insurance Agency. Chuck works out of Washington State but handles my liability insurance. He's great to work with and gets good rates. Can't hurt to say I referred you:

ph: 253-840-5137
cwinsurance@comcast.net

Ben Kempas
Pro

Just to remind people again, this Help topic is about The D-Word platform, not about help with documentary questions... :-)

Mikal Jakubal
Pro

Here's a little bug, Peter, in case you don't already know about it. Underscores at each end of the word italicize the word, but it doesn't work to try to italicize part of a word. E.g. to highlight a difference in emphasis such as "_re_volution vs. evolution." It renders with the underscores instead of "re" being italicized.

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