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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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Erica Ginsberg
Fri 25 Jul 2008Link

Mark, you need to not have spaces between your plus signs. When I did that, however, it brought up no posts with all those words, so you may wish to try some other word combinations.


Peter Gerard
Sat 26 Jul 2008Link

The search algorithm uses a natural language search, so adding "+" won't do anything. You can search for a phrase by putting it in "quotes" or you can just search for a few words and it will do its best to find relevant results. They come in order of relevance so if there are any posts with all 3 words they should be nearer the top.


Jo-Anne Velin
Sat 26 Jul 2008Link

Peter, can you add these instructions to the formatting drop-down, please? Perhaps others, like me, will forget about using quotation marks when they need to connect the words. I had tried the + a few weeks ago too. .


Ben Kempas
Sat 26 Jul 2008Link

Not sure what "formatting drop-down" you're talking about, but we could add a few lines about searching in our Help section or directly on the Search page.


Nigel Walker
Sat 26 Jul 2008Link

She's referring to the small blue circle with the question mark inside at the top right hand side of the post window. You click it and a window titled 'formatting' drops down.


Ben Kempas
Sun 27 Jul 2008Link

Well, that's for formatting your posts. It would be the wrong place to put information on searching.

For the meantime, just remember that it's the same as with Google: phrases need quotation marks.


Jo-Anne Velin
Sun 27 Jul 2008Link

That's what I meant Nigel – or as you suggested Ben, a note in the advanced search spot at the top of the page.


Alysa Nahmias
Fri 3 Oct 2008Link

I'm not sure which topic to use to post this info:

I have received an email from colleagues in Cuba about a fabulous small, independent festival there called the FESTIVAL DE CINE POBRE. The festival is held annually in the town of Gibara, in Oriente... and that town was absolutely destroyed by hurricane IKE. The festival organizers have sent an international call for assistance of any kind, addressed specifically to the international filmmaking community. I want to post this info somewhere on D-word so that perhaps we can brainstorm about fundraising to help out this festival, the filmmakers who run it, and the people of Gibara.

Please let me know if this is appropriate for D-Word, and if so, where to post it. Thanks!


Doug Block
Fri 3 Oct 2008Link

Hmm, I guess the Festivals topic would be best, Alysa.


Alysa Nahmias
Fri 3 Oct 2008Link

thanks, Doug!


Julianna Brannum
Mon 27 Oct 2008Link

Has anyone ever delivered to A&E? If so, can you email me at jbrannum@gmail.com, please? Thank you!!!


Ben Kempas
Thu 6 Nov 2008Link

That's really a question for the Production or Marketing and Distribution topics. This topic here is for Help with using The D-Word.


Suzanne Cohen
Sun 16 Nov 2008Link

Hi,
I have just finished an MA course in documentary film making. I made my dissertation film in a prison in the UK. The prison director has praised the film but has said that she does not want the film to be show publicly.
What I would like to know is – can women in prison give consent if they sign release forms. Some of the women were mentally ill – does this mean the prison would have to sign the release form as their legal guardian.

I would appreciate any advice on this issue,
Suzanne


Ben Kempas
Sun 16 Nov 2008Link

That's a question for the Mentoring Room . As I said just before, this topic is for help using The D-Word's software.


Le Sheng Liu
Sun 16 Nov 2008Link

Is there any way I can retrieve a copy of my Submission to Become a D-Word Member? I haven't received a response yet, but either way, I just wanna keep it for my records. Is that possible?


Ben Kempas
Sun 16 Nov 2008Link

You can access the information in your profile.
John has just responded and made you a member.


Le Sheng Liu
Sun 16 Nov 2008Link

I'm so honored!! :)


Mark Barroso
Tue 25 Nov 2008Link

If I hit preview for a post I've written it never loads.


Ben Kempas
Wed 26 Nov 2008Link

What's your browser, operating system, versions, contents of posting?


Doug Block
Wed 26 Nov 2008Link

Yeah, maybe it just doesn't like what you're saying.


Le Sheng Liu
Thu 27 Nov 2008Link

Haha good one, Doug!


Mark Barroso
Wed 3 Dec 2008Link

I'm still having the problem with the preview function. I'm using Firefox 2.0.0.18 on Windows XP and it happens regardless of topic, length or content – flattery, sarcasm, dumb puns, even buying drinks. I see the loading wheel spinning, but it never actually loads. If I stop it, I lose everything I've written.

Maybe it thinks I'm so brilliant I should post directly without second thought, but I doubt it.

Edited Wed 3 Dec 2008 by Mark Barroso

Ben Kempas
Wed 3 Dec 2008Link

I'm on Firefox 3.0.4 on XP and can't reproduce your problem. I'll notify Peter. In the meantime, consider updating your browser...?


Peter Gerard
Wed 3 Dec 2008Link

I agree, the best thing would be to move up to Firefox 3. I recently trouble-shooted several friends' PCs and they were using Firefox 2 and Win XP and could no longer access some websites. This appeared to be after a recent upgrade in Firefox, which judging by the release dates was 2.0.0.18. Upgrading to the current version of Firefox 3 fixed the problems.


Mark Barroso
Wed 3 Dec 2008Link

Interesting. I just clicked on "check for updates" and it said there were none available. Maybe they're just not available to ME. I'll go to the website. Thanks for the tip.


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