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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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Ben Kempas
Sat 20 Nov 2010Link

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
Sat 20 Nov 2010Link

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
Sat 20 Nov 2010Link

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
Thu 25 Nov 2010Link

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
Tue 30 Nov 2010Link Tag

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

Ben Kempas
Tue 30 Nov 2010Link

Nadia, this topic is for help and suggestions regarding our online community. Please post your question in Public Classifieds or Members-Only Classifieds . Thanks!

Nadia Hennrich
Tue 30 Nov 2010Link

In reply to Ben Kempas's post on Tue 30 Nov 2010 :

Oh Ok Ben, thx for telling me:)

Marth Christensen
Fri 10 Dec 2010Link

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

Peter Gerard
Fri 10 Dec 2010Link

In reply to Marth Christensen's post on Fri 10 Dec 2010 :

Sorted! Thanks, Marth.

Mikal Jakubal
Mon 20 Dec 2010Link

I have a proposal for a tagging convention that can be implemented without any other site changes.

On Tom xxxx's post on Fri 17 Dec 2010 in Legal, I applied this tag: DOCUMENT/LetterOfAgreement/Work-for-hire

"DOCUMENT" being in all caps says that there is some sort of contract or document in the post or hidden. It will make DOCUMENTS easy to visually sift out of the tag clutter when doing a tag search under "D."

Slash ( / ) separates the document title, which is "camel-cased" (big and small letters separating words, like the humps on a camel).

The second slash separates a specific topic—with individual words connected with dashes—if there is one. Sometimes, like with Tom's post it is only a paragraph or a specific wording that has been posted and not an entire document or contract.

Using a consistent convention (this or another), will make it easy to find what we're looking for and not waste time opening posts that only have a paragraph when we want, say, a whole producer's contract or participant release.

I think a document archive would be nice, but this is something we can do immediately. Anyone with any useful contracts, releases and so on could place a post in the appropriate topic, paste the document in the hidden section and tag it for others.

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