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.

Ben Kempas
Pro

Any browser should be fine remembering the D-Word login when asked to do so. It works fine for me.

Liz Witham
Pro

You can tell FireFox to remember your login and it will auto-fill.

Andy Schocken
Pro

Ok- got it. If anyone's wondering, go to safari prefs > autofill, make sure "user names and passwords" is checked. Then, when you login, it will ask if you want your information stored.

James Longley
Pro

I also liked checking D-word on my iPhone, back when I was living in an iPhone-data-compatible country.

Actually the big problem with D-word on iPhone is that it tends to hang and crash the iPhone browser. I've noticed that certain sites do this on the iPhone, and certain sites work fine and never crash. Of course, there have been some iPhone software updates since I last checked this.

Marj Safinia
Host

still happens. And I often end up accidentally striking the "hide this topic from now" link instead of the "back to topics list" link. And I hate that everytime it crashes I have to type in my login again.

Facebook's got a pretty decent iPhone app. Different from the site, but pretty solid on the phone. Makes me jones for a D-word version too.

James Longley
Pro

Well. Maybe we iPhone / D-word people should all pitch in for a phone for Peter.

Peter Gerard
Pro

We had discussed a mobile version before but were not sure there was a big demand. Maybe the iPhone is changing that.

Not that I can test it (yet...), but what actions make it crash on the iPhone?

James Longley
Pro

Nothing in particular. If you just go to the D-word site and do nothing it has a tendency to crash. Sometimes even before you get a chance to log in. Sometimes it crashes sooner, sometimes later, but it always crashes if you stay on the site for more than a few minutes.

I assume there have to be some coded operations taking place in the background of the site that cause this, because it can happen while the site is just sitting there, without any user action. Sometimes it becomes VERY slow on basic operations like text entry and then crashes.

Maybe borrow somebody's iPhone and take a look?

Peter Gerard
Pro

I'll do that later this week and see if I can figure out what's going on.

Rebecca Alvin
Pro

This is not a big deal, but my profile says I joined in 2005, when actually I joined back in 2001. Is there any way to fix that? (Just in case some day there is a special 10-year anniversary party or something)
thanks.

Ben Kempas
Pro

Maybe 2005 was when you first posted on the New Café? You are listed as 2005 there.

Why does it matter anyway? Any member can come to an anniversary party.

Rebecca Alvin
Pro

Thanks, Ben. That's probably it.

It doesn't matter – just had too much time on my hands that day, I guess ;-}

Andrew Buchanan
Pro

Doug, Ben

Which of the various topics would be best to post in about 'green' filmmaking? Or might it make sense to have a separate topic? [Perhaps it's there already, but I haven;t found it yet....]

Doug Block
Host

That's a really good question, Andrew. You might want to start out talking about it in the Bar and see if there's enough interest to open a seperate topic.

Mike Shum
Pro

In reply to Doug Block's post on Fri 9 Jan 2009 :

Doug, I posted my film treatment under works in progress. But now that I think about it. I don't really want it posted for everyone to see and take. Just at such an early stage I now realize it's a bit foolish to throw an idea like that out there. Can you remove the posting?

Doug Block
Host

No offense and no worries. It's certainly not the first time this has happened.

James Longley
Pro

It's true, Michael.
Why, I posted a copy of your film treatment just last week and had to ask Doug to take it down.

Jason Osder
Pro

Does the D-Word have one of those mini-apps that lets you size and crop the photo that gets used as your thumbnail? I thought I did this before, but went to do it on a new photo and could not find it.

James Longley
Pro

I would also like to be able to do that. This thumbnail photo doesn't show my halo.

Erica Ginsberg
Host

Dumb question about the Reelisor topic. I notice that Ben and Doug are posting in it, but posting privileges don't seem to be extended to the rest of us. Or maybe you have to be a Reelisor member? It's not clear. Not that I have anything really to contribute to the topic. Just seems like it would be more used by D-Worders if we could actually post there since it appears no Reelisor members (other than the organizer) seem to be posting there. Maybe it's just been a soft rollout. Anyway, just wondering...

Ben Kempas
Pro

Strange. It was set to allow postings from 19 January. I deleted that setting. Can you see a text box now?

Erica Ginsberg
Host

Yes, thanks. Still have nothing much to say, but the issue is fixed.

Ben Kempas
Pro

Well, what would you want to know about documentary series? Tell us in the reelisor topic...

Mark Barroso
Pro

I'm not getting the window to post a question to Fernanda. It's like it's a read-only forum.

Ben Kempas
Pro

Thanks for pointing this out. It should be working now. Please let us know if it's not...

Rhonda Moskowitz
Pro

What do D-Worders and hosts think about starting a "Social Media" separate topic thread to cover issues using Facebook, Twitter,etc. & whatever new forms will arise? Social media may span different topics (marketing, distribution, fundraising, etc.), but I know some D-Worders are starting to use social media with varying results.

Jo-Anne Velin
Pro

plus, anything that takes your mind of your healing-arm pain gets my support...

Rhonda Moskowitz
Pro

Sean Flynn should post about his use of Twitter. He has some good tips.

Mikal Jakubal
Pro

I'm having an iPhone glitch when trying to post on D-word. If I hit the back/delete button, it erases either the whole word, the whole sentence or the whole post. It only happens (so far) on D-word. Any suggestions?

Ben Kempas
Pro

Is this a recent thing or has it been like this all along? Can other iPhone users confirm?

(Note to self: Start a separate fund-raising drive for a mobile version.)

David Herman
Pro

suggest you join the rest of us plebs sitting calmly behind their computers interacting on the d-word.

Ben Kempas
Pro

Well, The D-Word was never designed for mobile phones. But it runs fine on mine (Nokia E90). However, we could do a poll and see how many people want a streamlined version with less data load for their phones.

Mikal Jakubal
Pro

The data load is fine. Actually, D-word is one of the faster loads at home on my slow connection. It's just the typing deal that is the problem.

Marj Safinia
Host

I used to have that problem, but I'm not aware of it any more. Have you done a iPhone software update Mikal? That might help.

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