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.

Ethan Isenberg
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Never mind. It took about 20 mins to take effect, but now it seems to be working.

James Longley
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That's a beautiful kid you have there, Ethan, even if he does look like he's about to throw a punch at the paparazzo.

Ben Kempas
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Ethan – your browser had probably cached the old picture.

Robert – Do you mean Sean Adair's page which is still out there but hasn't been updated in 10 years?

Robert Goodman
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i suppose I do. Thought there was something a bit more recent. guess not.

Ben Kempas
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Well, we can always start a new collection in a dedicated topic where people simply post their documents as attachments. Do you think we'll see the same spirit of sharing as back then?

Robert Goodman
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hard to tell. the d-word has changed a lot since those days.

Linda Blackaby
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Is there that place where posted documents are attached?

Also, how would I search for posts by
posted by a particular person
cross topic topic (e.g. ITVS)?
If such searches are possible.
Thanks!

Jo-Anne Velin
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Linda, have you had a look at the list of tags? (that baggage tag icon). We create them as we go along, so that list can get quirky. I don't know if you can first assemble all the posts for any one tag, and then do a word/name search of just those. Lemme try and I'll get back to you in a few seconds.

Just tried: it works very well. Look at the top of your page, select tags, decide which one you want to look through, double click it, all those posts will appear, then click advanced search, if you are not seeing a place to write the name of the posting person. ( "Post by ....", something like this.)

There are several "ITVS + Something else" tags, too.

Linda Blackaby
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Aha. And duh.
Thank you Joanne.
I once wondered about tags and that little symbol but failed to adequately investigate. Very helpful. Thanks again.

Jo-Anne Velin
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posted documents: use the "attach file" as if you were attaching the document to an email in most email pgms. If you are looking for posted documents only, I have no idea if the search engine does this. I haven't looked that closely

Linda Blackaby
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Yeah, it's the latter I was thinking of, like a Borgesian archive. I will try to explore it. Thank you again.

Ben Kempas
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Linda, the Advanced Search lets you search for posts by a particular person. Or you can go to a person's profile and click on the link to view all their recent posts.

You can attach documents to every post but there's no specific way of searching for attachments only. Is this something we should implement?

Linda Blackaby
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Thanks Ben, the d-word thinks of everything, I now know how to search.

I do believe I'm not the first who has wondered about a document archive...

Ben Kempas
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If someone wants to volunteer and compile one, we could have a dedicated topic that would just show important documents of common interest. But it'll be a lot of work. Also, some people choose not to attach a document but to copy-paste its text into the hidden section of a post. A bit more difficult to spot.

Marth Christensen
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One suggestion is to just create a "FILES" section with some "Folders" for categories of information. This is the way Yahoo Groups works. Then let the members put stuff they like in the folders and others can look for cool, useable stuff that they can use. Identify who posted it and when. Any member can create folders or subfolders. Any member can post a file. A member can delete any files they posted. Hosts can delete anything. No editing of files; if you want to change a file, delete and replace.

Ben Kempas
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Well, we'd need another fundraiser for that sort of thing.

For the time being, please use our Tags feature to mark useful posts (or attachments).

Linda Blackaby
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Perhaps we can refine the way we try to use the Tags feature.

Could we agree perhaps on some standard tags for the most commonly used or requested kinds of documents?

And perhaps suggest a more standard way of tagging the posts that contain these documents? For example, I often see questions about CONTRACTS (and I believe there are a number of specific kinds of contracts), but don't know if all sample contracts get tagged as such or if they are tagged at all.

Nadia Hennrich
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Looking for a reasonable sound studio in los angeles, would anyone here know more? thx much everybody:)

Marth Christensen
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The thread on Documentary Films appears to be stuck, aiming at an (empty?) next page, with no room to post.

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