Is there a way to search for people in my country and/or city? And is it possible to send direct messages to people? Thanks
Yes and yes, Maria. Click on the advanced search link and type in your city or county. Each member listed has contact info in their member profiles.
In reply to Doug Block's post on Sat 2 Jan 2016:
Maybe I'm missing something, I have tried that (in the Topic search) and I don't see where I can search people by location there? Only way I found that comes close is doing a People search and sorting by location which gets you a long list of hundreds of pages and is not really manageable...If you can post a link that would be awesome. Thanks again
Ah, didn't notice you have Fan status, Maria, so the "advanced search" option isn't available to you. That's only for Professional members. If you feel you qualify, feel free to register for Pro status. You'll have to tell us more about your professional experience, in the process.
And that goes for all you pros. Turn over a new leaf in the new year and expand your access to all the topics and benefits of The D-Word.
In reply to Malkia K. Lydia's post on Tue 8 Dec 2015 (http://d-word.com/topics/129?post=332457):
Hey folks. This is still happening 95% of the time for me. Was there a fix I missed? I don't want to whine, but my participation on d-word has dropped significantly because I have to wade through old stuff and try to remember what my real unread count is for each topic.
In reply to Malkia K. Lydia's post on Wed 24 Feb 2016:
Malkia, just wanted to let you know that Peter is trying to replicate this issue so he can figure out a solution. I am tagging you since it sounds like you are not always checking D-Word because of this problem.
So am I correct, you are having the same issue whether you use Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. Presume you are working on a Mac. Could you let us know what OS you are using and what kind of phone (and what IOS or equivalent if it is an Android or non-Apple phones).
It would also be helpful to know if anyone else is still having a similar issue.
Thanks, Erica and Peter! Yeah, it happens across various platforms. Right now I am on Chrome on an old PC laptop which is where I usually run into this. And I often try from the Chrome browser on my semi smart Android Samsung phone. I just tried on the "internet" browser that coms with android and same thing happens there as well.e
You're not alone Malkia. Happens to me too. Hopefully Peter can find the problem.
So how does one follow a single thread of conversation? If someone posts something, how do I find all the replies associated with that particular post? When I open a category it seems everyone is talking to one another... a bit chaotic. Or am I missing something?
Valli, usually replies come pretty quickly. You are probably used to topic threads which is a very different format from The D-Word. As our Help topic says about why topics are not threaded:
The D-Word is about conversation and discussion, which is the beating heart of any community. Threads are about questions and answers, which certainly has its place (just go to most any other discussion board). If you’re looking for an answer, ask a question in any topic and you’ll get it soon enough. You can also seek it out in our new, improved search engine. Think of The D-Word as one big, ongoing conversation that’s been going on for well over 15 years.
Hello D worders, I'm getting used to the format here. I have a deep desire to search for specifically what I want to connect about and then I see the threads and get overwhelmed with the amount of searching I do. Am I missing something obvious? I've been noticing how slow my old brain is becoming these days...
Try the search engine, Arusha. It's along the left hand side of every page on laptops and desktops. Click on the upper right "more" icon on phones. Like for the question you just posted in cinematography, you could put in "low-budget cameras" or "one-person shooting" and see if it's been discussed before.
Just a quick test post..
Got it, Peter.
In reply to Peter Gerard's post on Wed 25 May 2016 (http://d-word.com/topics/129?post=338371):
Except... I could tag you from my phone but it didn't appear when I posted (above). Hmmm...
In reply to Marj Safinia's post on Wed 7 May 2014:
Marj a National Crisis for women and childrens Humanity Rights Denied right here in the US.. Need your help on a documentary of Spotlight... bigger than the Catholic Priest...
Maralee, this topic is only intended for D-Worders to post any issues they are having with The D-Word platform.
Recommend instead that you introduce yourself in the Introduce Yourself topic and relate it to the documentary you are making or are interested in making rather than just posting PDF attachments that folks are unlikely to open if they don't know them in the context of your project.
i'm sure it's obvious, but my 45-year-old eyes can't see how to include a "hidden" section to my post... help!
It's no longer called "Hidden." When you start typing in the text box, you will see a few editing tools. The one on the far right looks like an upside down table on top of a right side up table with a highway through the middle (aka "Page Break"). If you click on that...
Got something you want to hide, Chris? ;-)
My profile photo for "general public" is empty, although mine for "professional only" has one.
I cannot succeed in changing the "general public" one - for the one on the other profile.
Any advice ? Thank you.
You actually just have one profile photo, but on the d-word, profile photos are only visible to logged-in users. The preview you are looking at hides your photo so you can see what your profile looks like to someone who hasn't signed up to the d-word.
In reply to Peter Gerard's post on Sat 27 Aug 2016:
Thank you Peter for your answer. Best.PF