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Help, Suggestions, Future of The D-Word

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.

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Jo-Anne Velin
Fri 20 Sep 2013Link

I mean the borders, Doug – I have been getting background around the texting boxes, with very strong colours. This is very, very hard on my eyes. The off-white beige that I see around the text boxes in this topic is comfortable. Sometimes too much graphic takes you out of the words.... Maybe there is a way to just check an option button to make it b+w (like on cameras) – that would be the easy way not to deprive others of the strong background colours if this is what they prefer.


Doug Block
Fri 20 Sep 2013Link

Something's clearly wrong, Jo-Anne. The borders should appear as a very light plum color. Hopefully Peter Gerard or Ben will weigh in on what might be causing the problem for you.


Jo-Anne Velin
Fri 20 Sep 2013Link

It's looking like it's back to normal, i just checked some topics.... thanks.


John Burgan
Fri 20 Sep 2013Link

Almost certainly a local setting on your own computer...


Jo-Anne Velin
Fri 20 Sep 2013Link

but it was there a couple of times I checked in and the colours were different for different topics, John. It made no sense...anyway, it's gone. Ya.


Marth Christensen
Thu 31 Oct 2013Link

Marketing and Distribution seems to be STUCK.
An unread message is not reachable. "Read next page" comes up but the link returns me to the top of Topics.


Annmarie Pisano
Thu 31 Oct 2013Link

I'm seeing the same thing, Marth.


Doug Block
Sat 2 Nov 2013Link

A glitch in our host's server, I'm afraid. We're on it (but slowly).


Peter Gerard
Sun 3 Nov 2013Link

Sorry for the delay – it's now ironed out!


Maria Niro
Tue 5 Nov 2013Link

Hello, newby here. I'm looking to build a team for my doc, based in NYC where is best place to post this ? Also, I'm looking for an affordable place that can convert DV tapes and Betacams and other dinosaurs into quicktime files – again NYC. Where would I post this?


John Burgan
Tue 5 Nov 2013Link

Welcome to The D-Word, Maria. You already chose a good Topic for for the tape conversion question (Production ) – if you're looking for a crew then that's one of the very few exceptions to the "no double posts" rule as you can choose both Professional Classifieds and Public Classifieds (if you so wish – the latter is Public, the former for Professional D_Worders only)


Maria Niro
Tue 5 Nov 2013Link

Thanks John. Will do!


Vivian Kleiman
Fri 27 Dec 2013Link

I was thinking of posting a query about exec producing a doc, and didn't see a good "home" for the question among all the topics. There is of course a topic for directing. I wonder if there's a quorum of members (dare I speak NewYawkees and say "minyan") on d-word to justify a separate category?


Doug Block
Fri 27 Dec 2013Link

You're right, Vivian, it's strange that we don't have a Producing topic. Production (Nuts and Bolts) and The Legal Corner usually covers much of that ground, but maybe we should have our own Producing topic.


Mikal Jakubal
Mon 24 Feb 2014Link

A suggestion for the new upgrade, assuming it's not already in the works: program the site to add a title attribute when using the "samplehotlink :http://sampleURL format to generate hotlinks in text so we see where the link is pointing on hover. Seems odd to not have it. (Ha, had to go back and remove one of the quotes because it tried to make it a hotlink. Doh.)

It's already there when topics are linked to (as in John's post above).

Just a thought.

Edited Mon 24 Feb 2014 by Mikal Jakubal

Doug Block
Mon 24 Feb 2014Link

Good thought, Mikal. But please post again in the special 15 For 15 campaign topic. That's what it's there for. Well, among other things.

Edited Mon 24 Feb 2014 by Doug Block

Cheree Dillon
Fri 28 Feb 2014Link

Hi all, what is the deadline for making the 'Email Digest' of topics? I posted in professional & public classifieds two days ago and didn't make the next day's digest. I did notice there was a post made after mine in the digest but there was only one post included for that topic not five. Thanks so much!


David Herman
Sat 1 Mar 2014Link

Did you contribute $10 to the Scottish film board?


Peter Gerard
Sat 1 Mar 2014Link

Hi Cheree,
The email digest is personalised for you and only includes posts you haven't read yet, so your own posts will never appear in your personal digest. Hope this helps!

Edited Sat 1 Mar 2014 by Peter Gerard

Cheree Dillon
Mon 3 Mar 2014Link

In reply to Peter Gerard's post on Sat 1 Mar 2014 :

Thanks for the reply, makes total sense!


Mark Barroso
Fri 11 Apr 2014Link

I was hoping to be the hero and put you over your 15 for 15 goal at the last minute but I'm too late. Alas, I couldn't even log on to the campaign. I'm logged on to d-word and then asked to log on again. When I try, using my d-word password, it says I'm using an invalid password.

I think I need the Donating for Dummies instructions. I meant me, not you, of course.


John Burgan
Fri 11 Apr 2014Link

Try clearing your browser cache?


Ben Kempas
Fri 11 Apr 2014Link

Mark – You're not too late, we're still raising funds towards future running costs.

In the player, you need to use your Distrify password if you've previously used them – not your D-Word password!

If you don't remember it, there'll be 'Forgot Password' link right there.

Edited Fri 11 Apr 2014 by Ben Kempas

Vivian Kleiman
Tue 6 May 2014Link

Just curious:
What's the diff between these 2 topics: "Documentary films" & "REcommended Docs"?


Marj Safinia
Wed 7 May 2014Link

Recommended Docs is a public topic, for folks to recommend great docs that they love, particularly to a documentary loving public. Documentary Films is a professional only topic for ongoing conversation about films, critiques, spirited debate etc. If you look up at the top of any topic, you'll find a short description that captures the gist of what it's about.


Ben Kempas
Mon 9 Jun 2014Link

Got a birthday present from Peter yesterday: "99+" post counters for The D-Word to make catching up less intimidating. You can also easily post multiple attachments now, as shown here. Just a wee taster of the big upgrade that's to come.

Edited Mon 9 Jun 2014 by Ben Kempas

Marj Safinia
Mon 9 Jun 2014Link

Ben – not sure if it's related but in B&G and Photo Album, posted photos are showing upside down in the thread but right side up once you click on them. Just thought I'd flag it. Might be user error.


Marj Safinia
Mon 9 Jun 2014Link

(BTW, that's a really big dog you have)


Mark Barroso
Fri 8 Aug 2014Link

I try to go to My Topics after logging in and get a message that says I'm not authorized and won't display them. Was it something I said?


John Grabowska
Sat 9 Aug 2014Link

It's what you haven't said. You haven't been posting enough. We miss you.


Doug Block
Sat 9 Aug 2014Link

In reply to Mark Barroso's post on Fri 8 Aug 2014 :

We'll email Peter G and see what he has to say, Mark. But have to agree offhand with John's analysis.


Mark Barroso
Sun 10 Aug 2014Link

Thanks, gents. Very kind of you.


Ben Kempas
Mon 11 Aug 2014Link

I'm getting the same error message, actually...


Vivian Kleiman
Mon 18 Aug 2014Link

I was thinking of sending a note to d-word professionals in Oakland & SF. Is there a way to send a memo to those folks en masse, or export a list of emails, or would someone have to send an individual email to each person?


Erica Ginsberg
Tue 19 Aug 2014Link

Vivian, if this is about the F2F for the 15th anniversary, I can send it for you. Just email me what you want in the email.


Jason Osder
Thu 28 Aug 2014Link

Hey, trying to post a YouTube video in Doc Films, but no worky :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RQb2z0oS10


Erica Ginsberg
Thu 28 Aug 2014Link

It should worky if you take out the https and replace with http.


Jason Osder
Thu 28 Aug 2014Link

I thought that might be it.


Andy Schocken
Mon 1 Sep 2014Link

Is it possible to change the "99+ new posts" setting back to show me the actual new post count? I understand that some people have some sort of psychological block with seeing a big number there, but I actually like having that information. Helps me decide which thread to catch up on first.


Mikal Jakubal
Sun 7 Sep 2014Link

Yes! It seems way more overwhelming to see "99+" on every topic instead of actual numbers.

Edited Sun 7 Sep 2014 by Mikal Jakubal

Niam Itani
Sat 20 Sep 2014Link

lol, you think so, Mikal?

For me, that is not the issue. The issue is when I read on The D-Word for about an hour then come back later and it is still 99+. Then I read and read and go back to the home page and still 99+. Dang dang dang.

But it is definitely better than 1200 posts to read. At least 99+ gives me hope that I will catch up :P

With the new features to be added to The D-Word, users will have the option to turn the 99+ on or off, Andy :)


Christopher Pavsek
Tue 23 Sep 2014Link

Hi. I came her through a space-warp port opened up by Erica Ginsberg. I was told to say I can't edit my topics in my settings page. I get the message:"Topic not found. Either it does not exist or you do not have permission to view it."


Christopher Pavsek
Tue 23 Sep 2014Link

I just tried it again, btw, and got this message: "You have posted too much idiotic bullshit today. This is your punishment. Go back to work."


Erica Ginsberg
Tue 23 Sep 2014Link

That was an idea for The D-Word revamp. (Not that you can read this)

We'll e-mail Peter in case he isn't checking in here. I know Mark had the same question a few weeks back.


Andy Schocken
Wed 24 Sep 2014Link

One request for the d-word redesign: When I copy and paste some text from d-word into a word doc, I don't just get the text- I get a background color that makes it very hard to read. If there's any way to make it so that copy and paste only copies the text, that would be great.


Erica Ginsberg
Thu 25 Sep 2014Link

Have you tried Paste Special in Word (from the drop down)? I find that is usually a workaround when pasting weirdly formatted text.


Andy Schocken
Thu 25 Sep 2014Link

Thanks, that works. Never knew about that.


Erica Ginsberg
Tue 30 Sep 2014Link

In reply to Christopher Pavsek's post on Tue 23 Sep 2014 :

Peter Gerard reports he fixed the bug. I double-posted in Bar since Pavsek wasn't able to access this topic.


Karney Hatch
6 days agoLink

I posted in Shameless Self-Promotion a couple of days ago and now I don't see my post at all – did I fail to actually post it or was it deleted for some reason?


Doug Block
6 days agoLink

Wasn't deleted.

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