Is it possible to include spell check?
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.
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?
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?
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. ;-)
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
In reply to Jo-Anne Velin's post on Fri 12 Jun 2015:
I'm with Jo-Anne on this request...
Another vote for the back scroll feature. It was my most essential tool of the d-word.
We are working on something doable. Most likely a button to jump you back a fixed number of posts.
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.
i'm trying to post a Vimeo link in the Works in Progress topic, but i keep getting an error message which essentially says "The link you provided is not a proper video link..." I'm basically copying the URL from the browser, so I don't know what's going on... Help!
Nevermind. It's working now. Have no idea why it wasn't working before cuz I was doing the exact same thing. oh well.
Well trying to catch up here after a relatively long absence. Of course I went directly to the Parking Lot to catch up with 75 posts. But after I read them all, the counter said I still had 75 unread posts. I've noticed this with all the topics. Is there something I need to do to prove I read the posts?
You need to sign a form and send it in, Laura. We missed you, that's why.
On the other hand, we feel that there is a strange thing that does just what you reported. I guess we'll need Peter to look into it :)
It's been happening for me from time to time too.
In reply to Marj Safinia's post on Mon 24 Aug 2015:
Thank you Niam. I've missed you all too. Hope to re-emerge fully some time soon. It's been lonely. :-(
In reply to Laura Moire Paglin's post on Tue 18 Aug 2015:
Which browser/version are you using?
For me it's Safari 8.0.8. Doesn't happen consistently but does happen from time to time.
I am using Mozilla Firefox and it happens from time to time, too!
In reply to Peter Gerard's post on Wed 26 Aug 2015:
Still not totally used to this new fangled D Word. Okay - so let say I'm all caught up on zero -- but I want to read back a few pages on a specific topic, so I can familiarize myself with some of the previous posts. They used to just be there and you could page back. So how do I get to them now?
At bottom of the page, you will two things - a drop down which says "Jump to..." which gives you different options to go back, forward, or to the Topics List. There is also a little triangle with the number 25 below it. Click that and it will take you to 25 posts back in the current topic.
And if you fancy jumping back more than 25 posts, you can change this in your settings accessed through the left hand navigation under "My D-Word". Mine is set to 50, for example.
Thank you. But so many options now - it requires me to think too much! I know, kvetch kvetch. I'm sure I'll get used to it and start to like it.
You don't have much choice! ;)
So since we are in a birthday celebratory kind of mood on our Sweet 16, curious to know what new features people are super thankful to have.
Someone asked me to change the Greeting on the Homepage :P
In reply to Erica Ginsberg's post on Tue 1 Sep 2015:
Favorite Topics at the top, Topics button to see everything else, Jump To (25), are my favorite features.
Maybe this has been discussed: A word turns red if it is misspelled, but there doesn't seem to be a way to see a suggestion for the correct spelling.
Please, please include an easier back-scroll soon. It's very frustrating to move around without it. Thank you!
Jo-Ann, is the new 25 triangle not working for you? I found it resolved most of my issues with not being easily able to move back.
I think I know what you mean, but I see a 10 triangle. Still, scrolling just felt easier and better.
If you click it, it will take you back 10 posts approximately to where Marj noted this about how to change the settings for how many posts you'd like to jump back to.
Jo-Anne, we have discussed back scroll at length with Peter and Doug F. It's really complex to make it work as an endless scroll. The back arrow and the jump to drop down offer two different ways to go back in time. This is where we are. Seems to be working for most folks. It takes a little change of habit, but in fact it's not that different from the old pagination once you set the little triangle/arrow back to a number of post that works for you.
Old dogue issue, perhaps… ;-)
I'm with Jo-Ann. I miss the back button too. It just felt more intuitive than searching for a triangle at the bottom of the page. What a bunch of old kvetchers we are!
Is anyone keeping track of the stats for the watch-docs topic in the d-word? Where is there a tally of what is moving through it, if anywhere?
Hi. I was wondering how to verify that each upload on withoutabox is the most recent cut and not pulling from a pervious submission? Our film is still in post production, so we're submitting rough cuts. Could someone tell me if there is a way to check which version of the film is submitted per festival? I want to make sure that withoutabox is pulling the most recent cut for each submission. Thanks for your help.
Heidi, first of all welcome to The D-Word. This is a good question but it belongs in the Documentary Festivals topic. This one is specifically for questions about navigating The D-Word.
Is there any way to edit my post after I have posted it? Sometimes I want to correct typo or grammatical errors in my posts.
Other hosties, correct me if I'm wrong but I think you have up to a half hour to edit your posts, Mehran. After that you'll have to live with the consequences, I'm afraid.
Thank you Doug! It would be good to have an "Edit" tool like Facebook or LinkedIn.
In reply to Mehran Haghighi's post on Tue 27 Oct 2015:
I agree with you Mehran! But, sadly, this viewpoint seems to be in the minority here.
There is indeed an edit tool. It's just that you can only use it for 30 minutes (usually plenty of time if you just want to check on typos or grammar). If you click on the little wheel in the icons in the upper right above your post, you'll see four more icons. Select the pencil and you can edit. Should you want to delete a post, you also have 30 minutes and would do so by clicking the X.
The reasoning behind the 30 minutes is that The D-Word is conversational. If we gave people the option of continuous editing or deleting, following posts might suddenly be replying to ones that are seriously altered or not even there. As Erica says, 30 minutes is more than enough time to look over your post and check for typos, grammar and the like.
And I'll add that Facebook can be very annoying in this regard and, in my view, shouldn't be seen as a best practice. I am on some community groups there where there are a few people with very strong and differing opinions. Sometimes folks respond with a big debate about a post which goes on for comment after comment and then the person who made the original post or someone whose comment is being commented on decides to delete their post or comment which either means the discussion disappears into the ether or you have no idea what people are commenting on.
In dire emergencies, you can also contact the hosts privately and we do have edit authority, but we use this power very sparingly (the most common reason is when someone jumps the gun on announcing a festival premiere and then realizes the info was supposed to be embargoed up to a certain date). Typos don't count as dire emergencies. We all make them. We'll live.
Thank you Joel! And thank you Erica and Doug for your explanations.