I've found myself (on a number of occasions) writing a post, then accidentally clicking Preview instead of Post without realizing it. When the preview loads, I assume I've actually posted and leave the topic, only to find out later that my post isn't there at all. Is it only me who has done this? If so, then I'll just have to pay closer attention when I'm in a hurry, but otherwise perhaps we could separate those buttons out so Post is in the bottom right hand corner and preview is pushed left...
I accidentally hit "reset counter to zero". Is there a way to set the "read postings since __" like on the old d-word?
Remember the old d-word forum? I wonder it's doing these days?
No, that feature didn't make it through...
It's a clever feature but I think Joe was the only one using it...
After all, if you try to make an easier interface, you need to lose some clutter. We never intended to make another Motet.
As for Marj's concern, we could also have a red frame around previews, maybe?
Request/idea/suggestion for the FABULOUS New d-word:
Very often, I want to send myself someone's post. Obviously, I can cut and paste the content into another document, but it would be cool to be able to hit "email to a friend" (or if that's not ok, because of members-only, "email to my email of record). Anyone else?
that would be sweet, although tagging would fulfill the same "come back to it over and over again" function
Ben/Peter, perhaps even just switching the positioning of preview and post. My mouse naturally makes for the preview button because it's closest.
My suggestion is: slow down and read the big, bold message that says:
This is a PREVIEW. It has not yet been published.
so...i made a big post in another topic. upon re-reading it (i had posted, not previewed it) i wanted to tweak a couple of things, so i went into the edit mode. i did my tweaking, then hit save, but only HALF the post appeared!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
luckily, i had copied my text (i've lost too many long posts not to) and was able to paste it and then do my tweaks, but that is a disturbing occurance.
especially disturbing with all those exclamation marks!!
did you see the entire post when you were editing? or did it only disappear after you re-submitted the post?
PeteRRR sounds more like my GP every post. Does it only hurt when you breathe?
Peter, I'm not sure if the whole message was there. i only tweaked a few things in the first half, didn't check the whole thing. the edit window, by the way, is disturbingly small.
Not sure that it matters much, but it looks like maybe posting order gets mixed up if one person is posting while another person is editing an adjacent post. Like I said, not really a big deal, but maybe a clue in sorting out any other unexpected behavior.
I suppose it wouldn't take much to make the edit window bigger... But I think I know what caused the problem and will fix it in the next milestone.
How do you post a big link like this aand make it work?
Do you need < > on either side or the likes thereof?
The problems are the underscores. Please wait for the fix. In the meantime, there's utilities on the net that let you zip long URLs into new short ones.
Sorry it has taken so long for me to fix these formatting bugs. I've made a few fixes now that should help you put in URLs like
way to go, Pete! (in the distance, the roar of the crowd chanting in unison is heard: We love Pete, we love Pete)
A virtual pint of special on me for you Pete.
I could do with a pint of special myself. Can you add one as an attachment please.
Also, people with hyphenated names will get correct capitalisation the next time you update your profile!
But how do you keep a long url inside the text box, Peter?
Not that special brew, this one........
hmmmm that didnt work as planned-
here's what I really want
Not wishing to take this to the bar where this is still ongoing, I wonder why when I am not logged in to d-word, and my share this publically box is unticked, I google David Herman d-word and come up with my whole profile warts and all?
David, make sure you are fully logged out. You would see the attached.
until a fix for long url's is here, you can go to tinyurl.com and make them little....
what the f is fully logged out? do I have to smoke something?
Click on "Log out" ( top right of page or http://www.d-word.com/login/logout )
Chris, it's much easier to use the labelled URL formatting (click the blue help icon for instructions). The link above could be:
sorry, thought i was in "Play"
I think that was more information than I needed this evening. Bonne nuit.
For those of you who still want to play around with the various new features for your posts: We are going to close Play with The NEW D-Word in three days.
As a pilot project to spread the D-Word among documentary professionals, we're sharing our Sheffield Doc/Fest discussions with their website. The public can only see the discussion with Heather and Fleur, logged-in D-Word Members will also see the Sheffield F2F and general discussions. All data remains with us on d-word.com.
Just a thought - unless I'm missing it, shouldn't there be a one-line tag saying what the D-Word is on the page you link to? I know people can find out by going there (here), but surely there's room for "the longest-running online community for professional documentary filmmakers" or whatever.
It says that when you're not logged in, John.
This is strange. Marketing and Distribution is not showing up in any of my topic lists, though I can get to it through the search...
sean, the universe is saying just go out and make your film and don't worry about where it ends up ;-)
or maybe it's saying go to My Topics and make sure it's selected...
Aha! Thanks, Peter.
maybe this just my browser...if I am reading a topic and click to view someone's profile, I can't get back to the topic using the browser's back button. I have to follow the 'topics' link and then try and remember which topic I was in.
Must be a browser setting... something that tries to reload stuff instead of just going back...?
What combination of OS and browser versions are you using?
OS 10.4.10 and Firefox v.1.
It doesn't happen with other websites.
Your browser is very old. I'd recommend upgrading. It sounds to me like this might happen only if you've posted before you click off the topic. I'd recommend not using the back button. Instead, when you click the member's profile link, hold down the Command (Apple) key and the link will open in a new tab or window.
Drat, I knew I'd end up having to upgrade something.
hey i had a post disappear too! just like marge! oops, marj!
(i was telling riley it was fine to feel good about yankees fans feeling bad, so maybe some new yorker sabotaged it)
Marj just hit Preview instead of Post. I guess that's what you did, too?
Ben - actually I updated a post on my problem here: http://www.d-word.com/topics/show/94?post=126164