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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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John Burgan
Wed 14 Sep 2011Link

As a full D-Worder you have two options, Michael – either Professional Classifieds (for other Professionals) or to reach a wider audience Public Classifieds . In fact you can post in both if you wish – the one exception we make to the double posting rule.


Bryan Donnell
Fri 30 Sep 2011Link

Hope I'm not repeating, but haven't found the answer...

I get the digest form of d-word. I've noticed it doesn't include every post from the time since the last digest, sometime half or less. Does this happen to everyone? Is there a fix?


Peter Gerard
Sat 1 Oct 2011Link

If you've read some posts on the website they are not included in the digest. It only includes posts which are "unread", i.e. the ones that would have blue dots next to them when you come online.


Bryan Donnell
Sat 1 Oct 2011Link

Hmm. I can't tell what's chicken and what's egg. I rarely go to the website except when I think I'm missing something in the digest... But it sounds like anytime I might scroll through a page looking for a post, anything on the open page won't get sent?


Peter Gerard
Sun 2 Oct 2011Link

If you've opened a topic and have loaded some posts to your browser they are marked as "read". Then those won't show up in your digest. If you want to mark a topic as "unread" click the top right corner of the last post you've read, and then all posts after that will be in your next digest.


Joshua Z Weinstein
Mon 17 Oct 2011Link

Hey Peter.
I am trying embed a vimeo link to the shameless self promotions section. However I cannot get any vimeo links to work, but youtube links are working.
Thoughts? My link is: http://vimeo.com/29625203.
Thanks!


Joshua Z Weinstein
Mon 17 Oct 2011Link

The error message is this:

"Embed is not a valid video URL. Please use a URL of a YouTube, Vimeo or Distrify page. (e.g. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmciuKsBOi0)"


Peter Gerard
Tue 18 Oct 2011Link

That's odd. I will look into it!


Doug Block
Tue 18 Oct 2011Link

I got the same error message yesterday trying to post a YouTube video in the Bar & Grill. Daffy Duck awaits you, sir.


Michael B. McGee
Sun 23 Oct 2011Link

In reply to John Burgan's post on Wed 14 Sep 2011 :

can you elaborate on "double posting"? is there a time limit? i posted my availability back in April. can i post it again after a certain period of time?

thanks in advance,
Mike


Doug Block
Sun 23 Oct 2011Link

Sure, Michael. We mainly mean posting in two or more topics with the same message within a short period of time (say, a few days). You can, of course, get creative with changing the posts so it doesn't feel like double posting, but you didn't hear that from me.


Laura Moire Paglin
Sat 5 Nov 2011Link

Hey Doug – I'm trying to post a video in "work in progress". I'm posting the vimeo url (not the code) – but I'm getting an error message that says it's not a valid url.


Peter Gerard
Sat 5 Nov 2011Link

We have been having a problem with Vimeo's embed API. I'm working on a fix and will post here as soon as it's solved!


James Longley
Mon 19 Dec 2011Link

Uh Oh. The Doc Bar and Grill is doing that thing again where you can't see the last post.


Margot Roth
Mon 19 Dec 2011Link

The farmer and I posted at the same time which caused the space-time continuum to implode.


David Herman
Mon 19 Dec 2011Link

In reply to James Longley's post on Mon 19 Dec 2011 17:12 UTC :
Let's just continue here, I was the last poster unless you posted after me in which case I wasn't the last poster though I keep on getting a message that there is another post after mine and so maybe it was yours. Or not. So where the fuck is Jet City and I have an unopened bottle of Jura awaiting a partner. And then this post wouldn't post because Roth is posting. GET HER OUT OF HERE! Unless she joins us for a Jura (only another $14.99 for you my dear.)


Margot Roth
Mon 19 Dec 2011Link

-opening door for Herman-

No, after you.

-waits till Herman is mid-doorframe then squeezes thru at same time-


James Longley
Mon 19 Dec 2011Link

Jet City – aka Seattle – they make Boeing planes here.


Marj Safinia
Mon 19 Dec 2011Link

alright people. move along. nothing to see here.


Daniel McGuire
Mon 16 Jan 2012Link

Maybe I'm dense, but there doesn't seem to be a way to find D-worders by geography. I go to "People" and put in "Boston" or "Massachusetts" as a search term and the only thing that comes up is a guy whose last name is "Boston". Any suggestions?


Marth Christensen
Mon 16 Jan 2012Link

Try Advanced Search and then put the details in the "Company and Address" box


Daniel McGuire
Tue 17 Jan 2012Link

thanks.


Jesse Zook Mann
Sun 22 Jan 2012Link

why cant i post in cameras anymore?


Laura Moire Paglin
Sun 22 Jan 2012Link

Yes – same problem in cameras!


Thomas Lennon
Sun 22 Jan 2012Link

Re Cameras: Perhaps Deepak Varma, in trying to post his pictures, locked up the topic in some way? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Marj Safinia
Sun 22 Jan 2012Link

I'll email Peter.


Ben Kempas
Sun 22 Jan 2012Link

I deleted Deepak's post, and voilà, it's working again.


Ryan Ferguson
Wed 25 Jan 2012Link

funny... i finally decide to post a trailer in WIP and it's not working. it's a Vimeo URL and I'm getting the error folks were getting in the past:

There were problems with the following fields:

Embed is not a valid video URL. Please use a URL of a YouTube, Vimeo or Distrify page. (e.g. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmciuKsBOi0)


Lewis D Mark
Mon 30 Jan 2012Link

I see on extra TV show; where they were talking about a documentary about dyslexia and recommended for more info see dword.com I have not been able to find it?


Marth Christensen
Tue 31 Jan 2012Link

Lewis,
Looks as though "D Word" is just part of the title, not a source of info.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2106687/


Lewis D Mark
Tue 31 Jan 2012Link

I think so; I found what I was looking for; thank you anyway.
Lewis


Mark Barroso
Tue 7 Feb 2012Link

When I try to post a link to vimeo (by copying and pasting) I get an error message that the URL is not valid. Any ideas as to what's happening and how to fix it?

Edited Tue 7 Feb 2012 by Mark Barroso

Mark Barroso
Tue 7 Feb 2012Link

I should have said that it was in the Works in Progress topic.


Peter Gerard
Tue 7 Feb 2012Link

This should be fixed now. Turns out vimeo changed their API and also their standard URLs. I've updated The D-Word to support these changes.


David Herman
Tue 7 Feb 2012Link

9 minutes Mr Gerard – time to pull the finger out.


Mark Barroso
Wed 8 Feb 2012Link

Damn them. We're lucky to have you, Peter.


Rodrigo Dorfman
Thu 9 Feb 2012Link

Hey folks – this has come up in the Works in Progress thread: "what is the HIDDEN SECTION?" – I don't quite understand the purpose – aren't all postings visible to all who are logged in as pros? Am I missing an important protocol?


Marj Safinia
Thu 9 Feb 2012Link

Yes. It's all visible to professionals. By putting something in the hidden section (link directly below posting box) it takes one further click for the reader to see it. We generally encourage really long posts that maybe aren't your own (e.g. an article or job posting you are passing along) to go in the hidden section. Some folks use it for more sensitive information. Many here use it for comedic impact. But if a professional clicks, yes, it's all available to see.


Marj Safinia
Thu 9 Feb 2012Link

Just to clarify, people in WIP are using it now so that others who may not want to read their input, or who may want to watch the piece without reading the thoughts of others first don't have to see their feedback. Blame Margot.


Rodrigo Dorfman
Thu 9 Feb 2012Link

In reply to Marj Safinia's post on Thu 9 Feb 2012 :

Thanks – yes – it makes sense and it's quite sophisticated...


Ben Kempas
Tue 14 Feb 2012Link

Sorry about the downtime over the last day or so. Nothing to do with us. This is what we were up against.

As a consequence, Peter is preparing a move to a different host which should give us better overall performance.


The Webmaster
Tue 14 Feb 2012Link

First stage of the move completed. The database is now in a different state. I'll move the uploads later tonight and then we'll be completely in new surrounds...


The Webmaster
Tue 14 Feb 2012Link

There may still be some intermittent issues. Please bear with us!


Doug Block
Wed 15 Feb 2012Link

You're looking extremely stressed, Peter. Have a drink in the Bar.


Jo-Anne Velin
Wed 15 Feb 2012Link

In reply to Peter Gerard's post on Tue 14 Feb 2012 :
Thank you, Peter!


Bill Kerrigan
Wed 15 Feb 2012Link

In reply to Ben Kempas's post on Tue 14 Feb 2012 :

I was concerned...

I always read D-Word with my morning tea.
Now once again, all is right with the world.


Ben Kempas
Wed 15 Feb 2012Link

We might still experience a bit of downtime as we decided to use this 'opportunity' to move our server to a different host.


Ben Kempas
Thu 16 Feb 2012Link

This is a good time to remind everyone that our social media outposts will keep you updated in the event of any outages, so go and love us on Facebook or follow us blindly on Twitter – just so you won't spill that morning tea again.


Mark Barroso
Thu 8 Mar 2012Link

I'm getting that invalid url message when I try to post a youtube video, again. This time in Views on News. I'm using Firefox.


Peter Gerard
Fri 9 Mar 2012Link

Hi Mark,
What was the URL?
I just checked and it was working OK...


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