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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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Peter Gerard
Tue 2 Feb 2010Link

I actually read The D-Word on my iphone, but using the email digests that I get each morning in my inbox. I've got some other updates to work on soon, so will look at the feasibility of using the email layout for users with mobile browsers... I can't promise a release date though!


Doug Block
Tue 2 Feb 2010Link

D-Word on your iPhone? That's like watching Avatar on your iPhone.


Virendra Valsangkar
Wed 3 Feb 2010Link

I tried to post with embeded video in the topic 'funding (europe or elsewhere)' with the help of attach file option. But that didn't work. It says 'done with error on page' . Is there any restriction on video attachment? my file size is 87 MB and its .dat file.

Edited Wed 3 Feb 2010 by Virendra Valsangkar

Sahand Sahebdivani
Tue 9 Feb 2010Link

I think embedding video's is restricted to certain topics, but the techno guys better answer that.


John Burgan
Tue 9 Feb 2010Link

I'll wait for Peter to confirm, but I think the limit is much lower, probably about 10% of what you were trying to upload. Secondly .dat can be just about anything, a text or graphic file. There are more useful video formats – best of all is to upload to your own website or Youtube/Vimeo and paste a link – we don't have the resources right now to host large video files on our server.


Christopher Quinn
Fri 19 Feb 2010Link

I have a friend who is looking to hire a local cameraperson in Nairobi. I am new to d-word and wanted to know the best place to post a message for this. Classifieds? Can anyone lead me to the right place? Thanks


Doug Block
Fri 19 Feb 2010Link

Classifieds is exactly the right place, Christopher. We have both a member's only and public classifieds, and you could post in both. The Classifieds are actually the only place where we encourage double posting.


Christopher Quinn
Fri 19 Feb 2010Link

Thanks Doug.


michael birnberg
Mon 22 Mar 2010Link

Hello,

I was previously an enthusiast at the D-word. I posted a doc proposal document file on the forum on Sat 1 Aug 2009. The document contains personal information and is showing up in google searches as well as other sites that are hosting it and making it downloadable to the public. Please please remove this post and the document from your site. My name is Michael Birnberg and the document is In Good We Trust. Please let me know when this has been done. Thanks

Best,
Michael


Ben Kempas
Mon 22 Mar 2010Link

Michael – As explained across the site, Enthusiasts can only access our clearly labelled Public Topics. These may be indexed by search engines.

If your producer applied for this, she would qualify for full Member status. Our Members-Only Topics for documentary professionals are private and you can't find a word from them outside The D-Word.

We usually don't delete anything here, as every post is part of a continuous conversation. So we urge everyone to think twice about what they're saying online.

I have made an exception in your case, as the document attached to the post contained potentially sensitive financial information. It's all gone now.

However, search engines only re-index sites every now and then. So the information may remain in their cache for a little while and show up in results.

Edited Tue 23 Mar 2010 by Ben Kempas

Ben Kempas
Thu 8 Apr 2010Link

Do you use The D-Word on your mobile phone? Would you like to?

We are considering developing a mobile-optimized version of The D-Word, but would like your input. Please fill in our survey now:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/733WYJK


Delaney Ruston
Tue 13 Apr 2010Link

Hello, I am new to D word. I can not figure out how to post a question. The help place says to go to the end of category of posts and there should be a space to post a new question, but when i do fhat for the Research/archival section, I do not see the post area. Thank you so much, Delaney


Doug Block
Tue 13 Apr 2010Link

Should be able to post there the same way you did to post your question in this topic, Delaney.


Ben Kempas
Thu 15 Apr 2010Link

Make sure you're on the last page of the topic you want to post in. The page numbers at the top or bottom of each topic will get you there. You'll find the text box in the same spot as in this topic.


Dino Reyes
Sat 17 Apr 2010Link

There was a great article link on this board which I came across but then I cannot seem to find again. It was called something like, "The 8 best ways to open a documentary". I think it was written by a documentary production site. It was a great piece and I was wondering if anyone recalls the link if the could please repost.

Thanks,
Dino


John Burgan
Sun 18 Apr 2010Link

This Topic is primarily for questions related to D-Word, but a google search came up with this link


Laura Scott
Mon 19 Apr 2010Link

I would like to change my d-word password. How do I do it?


Marth Christensen
Mon 19 Apr 2010Link

In the upper right hand corner click "My Profile".
enter the new password twice and go way down for SAVE.


Laura Scott
Mon 19 Apr 2010Link

Excellent Marth! Thank you.


Dino Reyes
Wed 21 Apr 2010Link

Thanks John, I believe that's the text from the article I read.

Cheers,
Dino


Deirdre Haj
Wed 12 May 2010Link

Doug:
Do you knwo about the court ruling re Berlinger and "Cride"? They have ordered that he give all footage to CHEVRON to help their case?
There is a letter from the IDA with filmmakers signing up in support. Can you/should you/ will you post? Not sure where to put it on the site...
see you soon in NYC I hope.


Deirdre Haj
Wed 12 May 2010Link

I simply cannot type. I have typing ADD. CRUDE, is what I meant.....


Marj Safinia
Wed 12 May 2010Link

I'll be sending out an email about it soon, Deirdre!


Doug Block
Wed 12 May 2010Link

Deirdre, a number of well-known doc filmmakers have signed the letter but The D-Word is hanging back and letting the IDA take the lead in terms of getting mass signatures. We've told them we're ready to put out a mailing containing the letter to our membership at a moments notice.

Edited Wed 12 May 2010 by Doug Block

Ben Kempas
Thu 13 May 2010Link

The Berlinger case is also being discussed in our Legal Corner .


Vicki Vasilopoulos
Thu 27 May 2010Link

Can anyone tell me why the "New Post" box at the bottom of the list of messages doesn't show up on my screen?


Doug Block
Thu 27 May 2010Link

Vicki, if that's the case then how did you put up your last post?


Vicki Vasilopoulos
Thu 27 May 2010Link

Yeah, that's what's bizarre about it. The "New Post" box appears in this topic (thankfully), but not in the FCP topic or Directing, for example. Go figure.I'm at a loss...


Ben Kempas
Fri 28 May 2010Link

You need to make sure you're on the last page of posts to continue the conversation.


Vicki Vasilopoulos
Fri 28 May 2010Link

Right you are, Ben... I'm in the middle of editing, and in my haste I obviously overlooked this simple fact. I blame it on the full moon...


Michael Collins
Sat 14 Aug 2010Link

Is it possible to delete old posts? I couldn't find an option to do so. I posted in the public classified section recently (it was a success – I filled the position) but I'm getting some weird spam as a result.


Ben Kempas
Sun 5 Sep 2010Link

The basic rule is not to include your email address in any postings in our public topics, as these could be harvested by "robots". Registered users will always be able to find your email address in your profile, which the robots don't get to see.


Ann Torrance Davidson
Fri 24 Sep 2010Link

I just introduced myself as an Enthusiast and tried to stick a picture in the little box to the left. I went back to check and the picture has wound up in the body of post and it's giant. Or is that just the way I see it?
Can we move the picture to the side or make it go away altogether? Thank you.


Bill Jackson
Fri 24 Sep 2010Link

Hi Ann. You can click on "My Profile" at the top of a page, then My Pictures, near the top of that page. From there you can upload an image to your profile. It will then appear in the little box to the left. If you upload multiple images, the one you Make Primary will appear.


Doug Block
Fri 24 Sep 2010Link

Ann, I guess we'll just have to change your status from Enthusiast to Narcisist.

Kidding ;-)


Robert Goodman
Thu 21 Oct 2010Link

where are the files located that people posted sample proposals etc? Dan was hosting them – did they go away?


Ethan Isenberg
Tue 26 Oct 2010Link

I've designated a different photo as the primary one, but it doesn't seem to be changing in my profile or posts. Is anyone else having this issue?


Ethan Isenberg
Tue 26 Oct 2010Link

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


Jo-Anne Velin
Tue 26 Oct 2010Link

Which one is you?


Ethan Isenberg
Wed 27 Oct 2010Link

It's my most successful production, to date!


James Longley
Thu 28 Oct 2010Link

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.


John Burgan
Thu 28 Oct 2010Link

Co-production, surely, Ethan?


Ben Kempas
Sat 30 Oct 2010Link

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
Wed 3 Nov 2010Link

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


Ben Kempas
Wed 3 Nov 2010Link

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
Mon 8 Nov 2010Link

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


Linda Blackaby
Fri 19 Nov 2010Link

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
Fri 19 Nov 2010Link

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
Fri 19 Nov 2010Link

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
Fri 19 Nov 2010Link

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


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