Help, Suggestions, Future of The D-Word

Help with The D-Word

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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.

nadia boctor
Pro

Hi, I want to make a post asking for infomration on tehcniques for renting out your equipment (both from a legal perspective and marketing perspective as well as a classifieds).  Not sure which section to post in.  Ideas?

Erica Ginsberg
Host

If you have specific legal questions, I'd post it in the Legal topic. Otherwise the Professional Classifieds might be the place. Just not in both places.

Coleman Gladis
Pro

Hello, I'm new to D word. I posted a few questions a few months back and I'm trying to find these posts now which seem to be buried where I can get to them. I didn't have the correct alert checked, and so I didn't know folks were responding at the time. Is there a simple "my posts" button I can click on to find them? Thanks!

 

Bill Jackson
Pro

Click on your name in the top-right corner, then click on All Posts in your Overview section.

Susanne Mason
Pro

I would like to post a note about a documentary film I'm producing. I need help brainstorming regarding three things: 1) fundraising, 2) seeking other filmmakers working on similar subject matter (criminal justice system reform), and 3) pursuing collaborative work. What Topic should I post to? Thanks, D-Word community for supporting independent makers' creative process!

Doug Block
Host

You're very welcome, Susanne.  I suggest you post in our two Classifieds topics, Public and Professional (the only ones, btw, where we allow for double posting).

Doug Fitzsimmons
Pro

In reply to Mark Barroso's post on Wed 15 Apr 2015:

 We're taking notes of all the requests and fine-tuning along the way. The plan is to sit down and prioritize all the feedback based on user interest, techinical feasibility, and whether there's time and budget to do it. 

And if we can't get to something immediately, hopefully we can pick it up later. 

Philip Shane
Pro

Hi, I posted about my new Kickstarter campaign in the Crowdfunding section, because lots of other people had done the same. But I just wanted to make sure that is indeed the right section to publicize a Kickstarter? The wording of the description of the section at the top is a bit confusing: 

"Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, whatever... this is the place to discuss crowdfunding. Not to mention, strategize about and, yes, promote your own crowdfunding campaign."

Also, at the top of the Crowdfunding section, there's a list of current active member campaigns -- how do I have my campaign listed there?

Thanks! 

 

Erica Ginsberg
Host

Philip, that is the correct topic. Once you post your campaign details in that topic, the hosts will add it to the list of "current active member campaigns" usually within 48 hours. 

Out of curiosity, what was confusing to you about the description that made you wonder if that was the right place to post?

Philip Shane
Pro

Thanks Erica. Ha, upon rereading it I see it does make sense. I thought it said "not to strategize and yes, promote..." I spent too much time looking at a computer today... That's what fundraising will do to a feller. ;-)

Ryan Ferguson
Pro

In reply to Mark Barroso's post on Thu 16 Apr 2015:

 it's funny how dependent on spell check I've become in life. the lack of it here has really shined a light on that and left me feeling vulnerable. I've gone as far as to specifically not use a certain word in a post because I know I'd either have to look it up or probably look stupid and I didn't want to do either of those things. 

on a different note, it seems I get a default indent at the beginning of posts (see above). I've noticed this on enough other peoples' posts that I'm guessing it isn't just me. is that on purpose? 

Doug Block
Host

Not itentional, Ryan.  I've noticed and found it annoying, too, but wasn't at the top of my priority list.   Hopefully it's just a quick tweak for Peter to make.

Bryn Hadubiak
Fan

Quick question: is there a specific thread I can embed a Vimeo video on and is appropriate to do so? We just finished clearing up the red tape holding our doc back, and I can show it publicly now.

Erica Ginsberg
Host

Bryn, if you want feedback on a work-in-progress, you might get some response by posting it in the Mentoring Room (below the file attachment, there is an icon with a video player - if you click it, you have the option to enter the page URL for your Vimeo video). If you have a finished film, you can actually add it to your profile by clicking on the "Watch Films" and adding your film.

Jo-Anne Velin
Pro

Will there be a change in the back-scroll possibilities? The list as it is now is perhaps good for some, but the old back-scroll option was dreamy and if that could be added again (leave the list too for the others who like it), great.

 

Vivian Kleiman
Pro

Another vote for the back scroll feature.  It was my most essential tool of the d-word.

Marj Safinia
Host

We are working on something doable. Most likely a button to jump you back a fixed number of posts.

Jo-Anne Velin
Pro

no back scroll? jumping is so less wonderful... it doesn't help one find a post as easily where one had no clue how msny posts back it is.. but here's a hug to keep spirits bright.


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