I'll be sending out an email about it soon, Deirdre!
Deirdre, a number of well-known doc filmmakers have signed the letter but The D-Word is hanging back and letting the IDA take the lead in terms of getting mass signatures. We've told them we're ready to put out a mailing containing the letter to our membership at a moments notice.
The Berlinger case is also being discussed in our Legal Corner .
Can anyone tell me why the "New Post" box at the bottom of the list of messages doesn't show up on my screen?
Vicki, if that's the case then how did you put up your last post?
Yeah, that's what's bizarre about it. The "New Post" box appears in this topic (thankfully), but not in the FCP topic or Directing, for example. Go figure.I'm at a loss...
You need to make sure you're on the last page of posts to continue the conversation.
Right you are, Ben... I'm in the middle of editing, and in my haste I obviously overlooked this simple fact. I blame it on the full moon...
Is it possible to delete old posts? I couldn't find an option to do so. I posted in the public classified section recently (it was a success – I filled the position) but I'm getting some weird spam as a result.
The basic rule is not to include your email address in any postings in our public topics, as these could be harvested by "robots". Registered users will always be able to find your email address in your profile, which the robots don't get to see.
I just introduced myself as an Enthusiast and tried to stick a picture in the little box to the left. I went back to check and the picture has wound up in the body of post and it's giant. Or is that just the way I see it?
Can we move the picture to the side or make it go away altogether? Thank you.
Hi Ann. You can click on "My Profile" at the top of a page, then My Pictures, near the top of that page. From there you can upload an image to your profile. It will then appear in the little box to the left. If you upload multiple images, the one you Make Primary will appear.
Ann, I guess we'll just have to change your status from Enthusiast to Narcisist.
where are the files located that people posted sample proposals etc? Dan was hosting them – did they go away?
I've designated a different photo as the primary one, but it doesn't seem to be changing in my profile or posts. Is anyone else having this issue?
Never mind. It took about 20 mins to take effect, but now it seems to be working.
Which one is you?
It's my most successful production, to date!
That's a beautiful kid you have there, Ethan, even if he does look like he's about to throw a punch at the paparazzo.
Co-production, surely, Ethan?
Ethan – your browser had probably cached the old picture.
Robert – Do you mean Sean Adair's page which is still out there but hasn't been updated in 10 years?
i suppose I do. Thought there was something a bit more recent. guess not.
Well, we can always start a new collection in a dedicated topic where people simply post their documents as attachments. Do you think we'll see the same spirit of sharing as back then?
hard to tell. the d-word has changed a lot since those days.
Is there that place where posted documents are attached?
Also, how would I search for posts by
posted by a particular person
cross topic topic (e.g. ITVS)?
If such searches are possible.
Linda, have you had a look at the list of tags? (that baggage tag icon). We create them as we go along, so that list can get quirky. I don't know if you can first assemble all the posts for any one tag, and then do a word/name search of just those. Lemme try and I'll get back to you in a few seconds.
Just tried: it works very well. Look at the top of your page, select tags, decide which one you want to look through, double click it, all those posts will appear, then click advanced search, if you are not seeing a place to write the name of the posting person. ( "Post by ....", something like this.)
There are several "ITVS + Something else" tags, too.
Aha. And duh.
Thank you Joanne.
I once wondered about tags and that little symbol but failed to adequately investigate. Very helpful. Thanks again.
posted documents: use the "attach file" as if you were attaching the document to an email in most email pgms. If you are looking for posted documents only, I have no idea if the search engine does this. I haven't looked that closely
Yeah, it's the latter I was thinking of, like a Borgesian archive. I will try to explore it. Thank you again.
Linda, the Advanced Search lets you search for posts by a particular person. Or you can go to a person's profile and click on the link to view all their recent posts.
You can attach documents to every post but there's no specific way of searching for attachments only. Is this something we should implement?
Thanks Ben, the d-word thinks of everything, I now know how to search.
I do believe I'm not the first who has wondered about a document archive...
If someone wants to volunteer and compile one, we could have a dedicated topic that would just show important documents of common interest. But it'll be a lot of work. Also, some people choose not to attach a document but to copy-paste its text into the hidden section of a post. A bit more difficult to spot.
One suggestion is to just create a "FILES" section with some "Folders" for categories of information. This is the way Yahoo Groups works. Then let the members put stuff they like in the folders and others can look for cool, useable stuff that they can use. Identify who posted it and when. Any member can create folders or subfolders. Any member can post a file. A member can delete any files they posted. Hosts can delete anything. No editing of files; if you want to change a file, delete and replace.
Well, we'd need another fundraiser for that sort of thing.
For the time being, please use our Tags feature to mark useful posts (or attachments).
Perhaps we can refine the way we try to use the Tags feature.
Could we agree perhaps on some standard tags for the most commonly used or requested kinds of documents?
And perhaps suggest a more standard way of tagging the posts that contain these documents? For example, I often see questions about CONTRACTS (and I believe there are a number of specific kinds of contracts), but don't know if all sample contracts get tagged as such or if they are tagged at all.
Looking for a reasonable sound studio in los angeles, would anyone here know more? thx much everybody:)
In reply to Ben Kempas's post on Tue 30 Nov 2010 :
Oh Ok Ben, thx for telling me:)
The thread on Documentary Films appears to be stuck, aiming at an (empty?) next page, with no room to post.
In reply to Marth Christensen's post on Fri 10 Dec 2010 :
Sorted! Thanks, Marth.
I have a proposal for a tagging convention that can be implemented without any other site changes.
On Tom xxxx's post on Fri 17 Dec 2010 in Legal, I applied this tag: DOCUMENT/LetterOfAgreement/Work-for-hire
"DOCUMENT" being in all caps says that there is some sort of contract or document in the post or hidden. It will make DOCUMENTS easy to visually sift out of the tag clutter when doing a tag search under "D."
Slash ( / ) separates the document title, which is "camel-cased" (big and small letters separating words, like the humps on a camel).
The second slash separates a specific topicâ€”with individual words connected with dashesâ€”if there is one. Sometimes, like with Tom's post it is only a paragraph or a specific wording that has been posted and not an entire document or contract.
Using a consistent convention (this or another), will make it easy to find what we're looking for and not waste time opening posts that only have a paragraph when we want, say, a whole producer's contract or participant release.
I think a document archive would be nice, but this is something we can do immediately. Anyone with any useful contracts, releases and so on could place a post in the appropriate topic, paste the document in the hidden section and tag it for others.
Today the lines in the email digest are endlessly longâ€“â€“no wrap. Seems that if poster doesn't hit 'return', the line goes on forever.
Very hard to read!
What software are you using to read your mail? I receive digests every day and they still look fine for me. But if you can tell me what you are using I might be able to see if I can solve your problem.
Am I the only person who is seeing all the D-word topics in a big alphabetical list now?
Working here – you can organise by category, posting date or Topic Name – click at the top underneath Discussion Topics
oh thanks – I didn't even realize those options were up there. Must have clicked it by mistake with my crazy iPad.
Hi, where can I find information on d-word on making a master DVD using Compressor and iDVD? I don't think my Quicktime file to iDVD workflow is yielding the highest quality HD product for replication. I feel like I've lost something in the output, but I can't be sure. Thanks.
You can ask that question, but I would suggest asking it in the Final Cut Pro topic, which seems to be where the Apple software post-production questions end up. This topic is for silly people like me who can't figure out how to navigate this extremely well-designed website.
Okay, please don't judge me but I cannot figure out how to join the d-word facebook page – can someone please help me? I've used FB help but their directions don't seem to apply since I can't find the icons they refer to one your page.
As long as you are logged into FB, you just need to click on the "like" button just to the right of "The D-Word"