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Help, Suggestions, Future of The D-Word

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.

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Jo-Anne Velin
Thu 19 Sep 2013Link

how can I kill the colour backgrounds on my own display, please? I understand this might be liked by others but they are too much – totally saturated – and I find them irritating when I am trying to read. Thanks very much.


Doug Block
Fri 20 Sep 2013Link

It should only be a light gray on the posts you've read, Jo-Anne, and white on the latest since you were last on. Are you sure your display is working properly?

Oh, and yellow on your own posts.

Edited Fri 20 Sep 2013 by Doug Block

Jo-Anne Velin
Fri 20 Sep 2013Link

I mean the borders, Doug – I have been getting background around the texting boxes, with very strong colours. This is very, very hard on my eyes. The off-white beige that I see around the text boxes in this topic is comfortable. Sometimes too much graphic takes you out of the words.... Maybe there is a way to just check an option button to make it b+w (like on cameras) – that would be the easy way not to deprive others of the strong background colours if this is what they prefer.


Doug Block
Fri 20 Sep 2013Link

Something's clearly wrong, Jo-Anne. The borders should appear as a very light plum color. Hopefully Peter Gerard or Ben will weigh in on what might be causing the problem for you.


Jo-Anne Velin
Fri 20 Sep 2013Link

It's looking like it's back to normal, i just checked some topics.... thanks.


John Burgan
Fri 20 Sep 2013Link

Almost certainly a local setting on your own computer...


Jo-Anne Velin
Fri 20 Sep 2013Link

but it was there a couple of times I checked in and the colours were different for different topics, John. It made no sense...anyway, it's gone. Ya.


Marth Christensen
Thu 31 Oct 2013Link

Marketing and Distribution seems to be STUCK.
An unread message is not reachable. "Read next page" comes up but the link returns me to the top of Topics.


Annmarie Pisano
Thu 31 Oct 2013Link

I'm seeing the same thing, Marth.


Doug Block
Sat 2 Nov 2013Link

A glitch in our host's server, I'm afraid. We're on it (but slowly).


Peter Gerard
Sun 3 Nov 2013Link

Sorry for the delay – it's now ironed out!


Maria Niro
Tue 5 Nov 2013Link

Hello, newby here. I'm looking to build a team for my doc, based in NYC where is best place to post this ? Also, I'm looking for an affordable place that can convert DV tapes and Betacams and other dinosaurs into quicktime files – again NYC. Where would I post this?


John Burgan
Tue 5 Nov 2013Link

Welcome to The D-Word, Maria. You already chose a good Topic for for the tape conversion question (Production ) – if you're looking for a crew then that's one of the very few exceptions to the "no double posts" rule as you can choose both Professional Classifieds and Public Classifieds (if you so wish – the latter is Public, the former for Professional D_Worders only)


Maria Niro
Tue 5 Nov 2013Link

Thanks John. Will do!


Vivian Kleiman
Fri 27 Dec 2013Link

I was thinking of posting a query about exec producing a doc, and didn't see a good "home" for the question among all the topics. There is of course a topic for directing. I wonder if there's a quorum of members (dare I speak NewYawkees and say "minyan") on d-word to justify a separate category?


Doug Block
Fri 27 Dec 2013Link

You're right, Vivian, it's strange that we don't have a Producing topic. Production (Nuts and Bolts) and The Legal Corner usually covers much of that ground, but maybe we should have our own Producing topic.


Mikal Jakubal
Mon 24 Feb 2014Link

A suggestion for the new upgrade, assuming it's not already in the works: program the site to add a title attribute when using the "samplehotlink :http://sampleURL format to generate hotlinks in text so we see where the link is pointing on hover. Seems odd to not have it. (Ha, had to go back and remove one of the quotes because it tried to make it a hotlink. Doh.)

It's already there when topics are linked to (as in John's post above).

Just a thought.

Edited Mon 24 Feb 2014 by Mikal Jakubal

Doug Block
Mon 24 Feb 2014Link

Good thought, Mikal. But please post again in the special 15 For 15 campaign topic. That's what it's there for. Well, among other things.

Edited Mon 24 Feb 2014 by Doug Block

Cheree Dillon
Fri 28 Feb 2014Link

Hi all, what is the deadline for making the 'Email Digest' of topics? I posted in professional & public classifieds two days ago and didn't make the next day's digest. I did notice there was a post made after mine in the digest but there was only one post included for that topic not five. Thanks so much!


David Herman
Sat 1 Mar 2014Link

Did you contribute $10 to the Scottish film board?


Peter Gerard
Sat 1 Mar 2014Link

Hi Cheree,
The email digest is personalised for you and only includes posts you haven't read yet, so your own posts will never appear in your personal digest. Hope this helps!

Edited Sat 1 Mar 2014 by Peter Gerard

Cheree Dillon
Mon 3 Mar 2014Link

In reply to Peter Gerard's post on Sat 1 Mar 2014 :

Thanks for the reply, makes total sense!


Mark Barroso
Fri 11 Apr 2014Link

I was hoping to be the hero and put you over your 15 for 15 goal at the last minute but I'm too late. Alas, I couldn't even log on to the campaign. I'm logged on to d-word and then asked to log on again. When I try, using my d-word password, it says I'm using an invalid password.

I think I need the Donating for Dummies instructions. I meant me, not you, of course.


John Burgan
Fri 11 Apr 2014Link

Try clearing your browser cache?


Ben Kempas
Fri 11 Apr 2014Link

Mark – You're not too late, we're still raising funds towards future running costs.

In the player, you need to use your Distrify password if you've previously used them – not your D-Word password!

If you don't remember it, there'll be 'Forgot Password' link right there.

Edited Fri 11 Apr 2014 by Ben Kempas

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