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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
Wed 19 Sep 2007Link

I checked: the posts were three minutes apart, in Bar and Grill. I type and send (too) quickly, ya ya, but still. Here, however, in Help, I notice the erasure icon is still active in the post above this one. methought one had about 15 mintues' grace.


Peter Gerard
Wed 19 Sep 2007Link

Jo-Anne, you get 15 minutes grace only for the last post you submit.

Niam, I'm already aware of this and it's on my list.


Niam Itani
Wed 19 Sep 2007Link

Thanks!!


Jo-Anne Velin
Wed 19 Sep 2007Link

Hi Peter, right but even that didn't happen, in the bar and grill. i left the subject, returned a few minutes later and couldn't eliminate the immediately previous post.


Peter Gerard
Wed 19 Sep 2007Link

Did you close your browser in between or logout? Or had someone posted after you?


Jo-Anne Velin
Wed 19 Sep 2007Link

No, no one posted after, but it is possible I closed the browser - it's busy here. Is there a work around? If not, oh well.


Jo-Anne Velin
Wed 19 Sep 2007Link

Okay - i see now what you meant by last posting. I was switching between topics. So when I went to my last posting in topic A, after posting in B, it was locked in. Different understanding of last posting resolved. But then I ask if it is possible to stretch this when you are fine-tuning, please.


Marj Safinia
Wed 19 Sep 2007Link

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...


Joe Moulins
Wed 19 Sep 2007Link

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?


Peter Gerard
Wed 19 Sep 2007Link

No, that feature didn't make it through...


Ben Kempas
Wed 19 Sep 2007Link

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?


Catherine Mattingly
Wed 19 Sep 2007Link Tag

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?


Marj Safinia
Wed 19 Sep 2007Link

that would be sweet, although tagging would fulfill the same "come back to it over and over again" function


Marj Safinia
Wed 19 Sep 2007Link

Ben/Peter, perhaps even just switching the positioning of preview and post. My mouse naturally makes for the preview button because it's closest.


Peter Gerard
Wed 19 Sep 2007Link

My suggestion is: slow down and read the big, bold message that says:

This is a PREVIEW. It has not yet been published.


Kurt Engfehr
Wed 19 Sep 2007Link Tag

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.


Joe Moulins
Wed 19 Sep 2007Link

especially disturbing with all those exclamation marks!!


Peter Gerard
Thu 20 Sep 2007Link

did you see the entire post when you were editing? or did it only disappear after you re-submitted the post?


David Herman
Sun 23 Sep 2007Link

PeteRRR sounds more like my GP every post. Does it only hurt when you breathe?


Kurt Engfehr
Sun 23 Sep 2007Link

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.


Tony Comstock
Sun 23 Sep 2007Link Tag

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.


Peter Gerard
Sun 23 Sep 2007Link

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.


Nick Higgins
Mon 24 Sep 2007Link

How do you post a big link like this aand make it work?

http://www.broadcastbuyer.tv/publish/ServersampStorage35/PanasonicsNewCamcorderMemoryCardQuadruplesCapacityAtModestPrice13439.shtml

Do you need < > on either side or the likes thereof?


Ben Kempas
Mon 24 Sep 2007Link

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.


Peter Gerard
Mon 24 Sep 2007Link

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

http://www.broadcastbuyer.tv/publish/Servers_amp_Storage_35/Panasonic_s_New_Camcorder_Memory_Card_Quadruples_Capacity_At_Modest_Price_13439.shtml

  • and
  • not
  • break
  • lists


Kurt Engfehr
Mon 24 Sep 2007Link

way to go, Pete! (in the distance, the roar of the crowd chanting in unison is heard: We love Pete, we love Pete)


Nick Higgins
Mon 24 Sep 2007Link

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.


Peter Gerard
Mon 24 Sep 2007Link

Also, people with hyphenated names will get correct capitalisation the next time you update your profile!


Doug Block
Mon 24 Sep 2007Link

But how do you keep a long url inside the text box, Peter?


Nick Higgins
Mon 24 Sep 2007Link

Not that special brew, this one........


Nick Higgins
Mon 24 Sep 2007Link

hmmmm that didnt work as planned-

here's what I really want


David Herman
Tue 25 Sep 2007Link

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?


Peter Gerard
Tue 25 Sep 2007Link

David, make sure you are fully logged out. You would see the attached.


Christopher Pavsek
Tue 25 Sep 2007Link

until a fix for long url's is here, you can go to tinyurl.com and make them little....


David Herman
Wed 26 Sep 2007Link

what the f is fully logged out? do I have to smoke something?


John Burgan
Wed 26 Sep 2007Link

Click on "Log out" ( top right of page or http://www.d-word.com/login/logout )


Peter Gerard
Wed 26 Sep 2007Link

Chris, it's much easier to use the labelled URL formatting (click the blue help icon for instructions). The link above could be:

32GB P2 Cards available soon


Christopher Pavsek
Wed 26 Sep 2007Link

Try again:

Very Important Thing will link us to a very important thing

and

An even more important thing will link us to something even more important.

Edited Wed 26 Sep 2007 by Christopher Pavsek

Christopher Pavsek
Wed 26 Sep 2007Link

sorry, thought i was in "Play"


Jo-Anne Velin
Wed 26 Sep 2007Link

I think that was more information than I needed this evening. Bonne nuit.


Ben Kempas
Fri 28 Sep 2007Link

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.


Ben Kempas
Wed 3 Oct 2007Link

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.

https://www.sheffdocfest.com/


John Burgan
Wed 3 Oct 2007Link

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.


Ben Kempas
Wed 3 Oct 2007Link

It says that when you're not logged in, John.


Sean Flynn
Fri 5 Oct 2007Link

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...


Doug Block
Fri 5 Oct 2007Link

sean, the universe is saying just go out and make your film and don't worry about where it ends up ;-)


Peter Gerard
Sat 6 Oct 2007Link

or maybe it's saying go to My Topics and make sure it's selected...


Sean Flynn
Sun 7 Oct 2007Link

Aha! Thanks, Peter.


Roz Mortimer
Mon 8 Oct 2007Link

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.


Ben Kempas
Mon 8 Oct 2007Link

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?


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