I think that was more information than I needed this evening. Bonne nuit.
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.
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.
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 ;-)
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
if you get problems like that in the future, please email me date and time (including timezone) of the error ASAP and I'll check the logs...
Not sure where this should go so here it is in Help. Seeing as how there is a photo album thread is it possible to have a similar one for on-line video links?
Any chance of moving the navigation links that are below the "New Post" section to above the "New Post" section? Since I use the "next" function far more often than posting a new message, it would reduce the amount of scrolling I have to do to get to the "next" link.
We'll have video attachments as soon as we leave the Beta stage behind us, Nick.
John, I would like to have your problems... :-)
Judy, I moved your post to the Distribution topic:
is there any way to make the post box and the edit box bigger? if it's not too hard?
use a magnifying glass or (on a mac) go to system prefs > seeing > zoom
Or use Safari 3.0 (Mac or PC) which has resizable text-boxes. However, it might break the rest of the layout...
This isn't a big problem but curious nonetheless. When I select a topic in the list and it takes me to the particular site, if for instance the topic has 16 pages to it-
with a most recent post, say, four hours ago-I am instead taken to, say, page 9 with posts that are a week and a half old instead of the most recent (or heck, even if it took me to the beginning with the very first posts would make more sense).
Any reason for this? I'm on a Mac OS 10.4.11, Safari 3
Oops, so obviously the double-dash isn't entirely fixed.... Sorry folks. I'll figure it out eventually!
Alan, the system remembers where you were last reading, so it takes you to the last 3 posts you have read and shows you new ones following on from them. You'll see the first 3 posts will be grey (meaning you've read them) and the rest on that page will be white, meaning they're new to you.
oops, accidentally clicked "Hide IDFA 2007 Topic"... how do I get it back?
Go to the main page and click on "my topics" or here where you can select or deselect topics to be displayed.
Hey, what gives? D-word won't allow me to see the last posting in the views on news section, or allow me to post (even show me the box that I need to post.
We'll look into it, folks (Peter G, are you here???). I not only have the same problem, I didn't even see News and Views the last few days. When I went to My Settings to see about it, turns out the topic was mysteriously unchecked.
Hmmm, maybe Chris DID break The D-Word.
Doug, you must have clicked "Hide Views on News from now on" which happens to be just below "Back to Topics List".
As for the technical problem with the last posting in Views on News, we alerted Peter.
All better now... Looks like Chris and Reed broke it together by clicking the Post button at exactly the same second. I'll try and prevent bugs like that in the future!
I'm guessing they were both pounding the button. Just goes to show why it's important to carry a spare.
yo-my advanced search feature doesn't seem to be working.
It's working here. Please be more specific, Kurt:
What are your search terms and settings?
Ben-after reading your post i tried it on my PC using firefox and it worked, which it wasnt' on a Mac osX with Safari.
so, i guess it's working. kinda.
you know what would be handy? being able to search posts by people who wrote them. just a thought.
I think I asked the same thing a while ago. It would be great b/c sometimes I remember that someone, let's say Kurt Engfehr, posted something important a while back about, let's say, the art of filming roadrunners. Then I could just punch in "Kurt" and "roadrunner" and it would narrow down the postings immensely. Currently it only seems to search the name if it's mentioned in the post. Though I suppose the workaround is we could all start signing our posts. The other thing I find odd is that, when we do search a keyword, it brings up the posts in no particular order. It would be great if it could bring them up in chronological order, starting with the most recent. That way I could at least get recent roadrunner discussions and not ones had in 1999.
(no roadrunners were harmed in the making of this post)
Search results are ordered by relevance. And tagged postings come first.
Just tag whatever posts you find useful, and you'll easily find them again without any need for a search.
And: this is the Beta.
How does it determine relevance if you only have one keyword? Also isn't it searching on all tags, not just mine? Or is it only searching on my tags?
P.S. For a Beta, D-Word is amazing. No major complaints. Just suggestions for the next version if and when it comes.
thing about the tags is that, we didn't tag shit a few years ago.
we will have search by user and different sort options in the next version... some time in the next few months. The search-my-tags-only thing is also in the pipeline...
How does it determine relevance? Tags first (as Ben said) and then using a full-text search algorithm. If you really want to understand it, see here but it's awfully technical.
Peter, silent man behind the architecture, thank you again for devoting so much time to structuring this with the co-helmers. Happy New Year.