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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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Catherine Mattingly
Wed 19 Sep 2007Link Tag

Request/idea/suggestion for the FABULOUS New d-word:

Very often, I want to send myself someone's post. Obviously, I can cut and paste the content into another document, but it would be cool to be able to hit "email to a friend" (or if that's not ok, because of members-only, "email to my email of record). Anyone else?


Marj Safinia
Wed 19 Sep 2007Link

that would be sweet, although tagging would fulfill the same "come back to it over and over again" function


Marj Safinia
Wed 19 Sep 2007Link

Ben/Peter, perhaps even just switching the positioning of preview and post. My mouse naturally makes for the preview button because it's closest.


Peter Gerard
Thu 20 Sep 2007Link

My suggestion is: slow down and read the big, bold message that says:

This is a PREVIEW. It has not yet been published.


Kurt Engfehr
Thu 20 Sep 2007Link Tag

so...i made a big post in another topic. upon re-reading it (i had posted, not previewed it) i wanted to tweak a couple of things, so i went into the edit mode. i did my tweaking, then hit save, but only HALF the post appeared!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

luckily, i had copied my text (i've lost too many long posts not to) and was able to paste it and then do my tweaks, but that is a disturbing occurance.


Joe Moulins
Thu 20 Sep 2007Link

especially disturbing with all those exclamation marks!!


Peter Gerard
Thu 20 Sep 2007Link

did you see the entire post when you were editing? or did it only disappear after you re-submitted the post?


David Herman
Sun 23 Sep 2007Link

PeteRRR sounds more like my GP every post. Does it only hurt when you breathe?


Kurt Engfehr
Sun 23 Sep 2007Link

Peter, I'm not sure if the whole message was there. i only tweaked a few things in the first half, didn't check the whole thing. the edit window, by the way, is disturbingly small.


Tony Comstock
Sun 23 Sep 2007Link Tag

Not sure that it matters much, but it looks like maybe posting order gets mixed up if one person is posting while another person is editing an adjacent post. Like I said, not really a big deal, but maybe a clue in sorting out any other unexpected behavior.


Peter Gerard
Sun 23 Sep 2007Link

I suppose it wouldn't take much to make the edit window bigger... But I think I know what caused the problem and will fix it in the next milestone.


Nick Higgins
Mon 24 Sep 2007Link

How do you post a big link like this aand make it work?

http://www.broadcastbuyer.tv/publish/ServersampStorage35/PanasonicsNewCamcorderMemoryCardQuadruplesCapacityAtModestPrice13439.shtml

Do you need < > on either side or the likes thereof?


Ben Kempas
Mon 24 Sep 2007Link

The problems are the underscores. Please wait for the fix. In the meantime, there's utilities on the net that let you zip long URLs into new short ones.


Peter Gerard
Mon 24 Sep 2007Link

Sorry it has taken so long for me to fix these formatting bugs. I've made a few fixes now that should help you put in URLs like

http://www.broadcastbuyer.tv/publish/Servers_amp_Storage_35/Panasonic_s_New_Camcorder_Memory_Card_Quadruples_Capacity_At_Modest_Price_13439.shtml

  • and
  • not
  • break
  • lists


Kurt Engfehr
Mon 24 Sep 2007Link

way to go, Pete! (in the distance, the roar of the crowd chanting in unison is heard: We love Pete, we love Pete)


Nick Higgins
Mon 24 Sep 2007Link

A virtual pint of special on me for you Pete.

I could do with a pint of special myself. Can you add one as an attachment please.


Peter Gerard
Tue 25 Sep 2007Link

Also, people with hyphenated names will get correct capitalisation the next time you update your profile!


Doug Block
Tue 25 Sep 2007Link

But how do you keep a long url inside the text box, Peter?


Nick Higgins
Tue 25 Sep 2007Link

Not that special brew, this one........


Nick Higgins
Tue 25 Sep 2007Link

hmmmm that didnt work as planned-

here's what I really want


David Herman
Tue 25 Sep 2007Link

Not wishing to take this to the bar where this is still ongoing, I wonder why when I am not logged in to d-word, and my share this publically box is unticked, I google David Herman d-word and come up with my whole profile warts and all?


Peter Gerard
Tue 25 Sep 2007Link

David, make sure you are fully logged out. You would see the attached.


Christopher Pavsek
Tue 25 Sep 2007Link

until a fix for long url's is here, you can go to tinyurl.com and make them little....


David Herman
Wed 26 Sep 2007Link

what the f is fully logged out? do I have to smoke something?


John Burgan
Wed 26 Sep 2007Link

Click on "Log out" ( top right of page or http://www.d-word.com/login/logout )


Peter Gerard
Wed 26 Sep 2007Link

Chris, it's much easier to use the labelled URL formatting (click the blue help icon for instructions). The link above could be:

32GB P2 Cards available soon


Christopher Pavsek
Wed 26 Sep 2007Link

Try again:

Very Important Thing will link us to a very important thing

and

An even more important thing will link us to something even more important.

Edited Wed 26 Sep 2007 by Christopher Pavsek

Christopher Pavsek
Wed 26 Sep 2007Link

sorry, thought i was in "Play"


Jo-Anne Velin
Wed 26 Sep 2007Link

I think that was more information than I needed this evening. Bonne nuit.


Ben Kempas
Fri 28 Sep 2007Link

For those of you who still want to play around with the various new features for your posts: We are going to close Play with The NEW D-Word in three days.


Ben Kempas
Wed 3 Oct 2007Link

As a pilot project to spread the D-Word among documentary professionals, we're sharing our Sheffield Doc/Fest discussions with their website. The public can only see the discussion with Heather and Fleur, logged-in D-Word Members will also see the Sheffield F2F and general discussions. All data remains with us on d-word.com.

https://www.sheffdocfest.com/


John Burgan
Wed 3 Oct 2007Link

Just a thought - unless I'm missing it, shouldn't there be a one-line tag saying what the D-Word is on the page you link to? I know people can find out by going there (here), but surely there's room for "the longest-running online community for professional documentary filmmakers" or whatever.


Ben Kempas
Wed 3 Oct 2007Link

It says that when you're not logged in, John.


Sean Flynn
Fri 5 Oct 2007Link

This is strange. Marketing and Distribution is not showing up in any of my topic lists, though I can get to it through the search...


Doug Block
Sat 6 Oct 2007Link

sean, the universe is saying just go out and make your film and don't worry about where it ends up ;-)


Peter Gerard
Sat 6 Oct 2007Link

or maybe it's saying go to My Topics and make sure it's selected...


Sean Flynn
Mon 8 Oct 2007Link

Aha! Thanks, Peter.


Roz Mortimer
Mon 8 Oct 2007Link

maybe this just my browser...if I am reading a topic and click to view someone's profile, I can't get back to the topic using the browser's back button. I have to follow the 'topics' link and then try and remember which topic I was in.


Ben Kempas
Mon 8 Oct 2007Link

Must be a browser setting... something that tries to reload stuff instead of just going back...?

What combination of OS and browser versions are you using?


Roz Mortimer
Tue 9 Oct 2007Link

OS 10.4.10 and Firefox v.1.
It doesn't happen with other websites.


Peter Gerard
Tue 9 Oct 2007Link

Your browser is very old. I'd recommend upgrading. It sounds to me like this might happen only if you've posted before you click off the topic. I'd recommend not using the back button. Instead, when you click the member's profile link, hold down the Command (Apple) key and the link will open in a new tab or window.


Roz Mortimer
Tue 9 Oct 2007Link

Drat, I knew I'd end up having to upgrade something.
Thanks Peter!


Christopher Pavsek
Tue 9 Oct 2007Link

hey i had a post disappear too! just like marge! oops, marj!

(i was telling riley it was fine to feel good about yankees fans feeling bad, so maybe some new yorker sabotaged it)


Ben Kempas
Wed 10 Oct 2007Link

Marj just hit Preview instead of Post. I guess that's what you did, too?


Christopher Pavsek
Wed 10 Oct 2007Link

maybe....


Marj Safinia
Wed 10 Oct 2007Link

Ben - actually I updated a post on my problem here: http://www.d-word.com/topics/show/94?post=126164


Peter Gerard
Sat 13 Oct 2007Link

if you get problems like that in the future, please email me date and time (including timezone) of the error ASAP and I'll check the logs...


Nick Higgins
Wed 17 Oct 2007Link

Not sure where this should go so here it is in Help. Seeing as how there is a photo album thread is it possible to have a similar one for on-line video links?


John Williams
Thu 18 Oct 2007Link

Any chance of moving the navigation links that are below the "New Post" section to above the "New Post" section? Since I use the "next" function far more often than posting a new message, it would reduce the amount of scrolling I have to do to get to the "next" link.


Ben Kempas
Sat 20 Oct 2007Link

We'll have video attachments as soon as we leave the Beta stage behind us, Nick.

John, I would like to have your problems... :-)


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