Tuesday, March 24, 2009
iReport evening roundtable

Thanks for a great discussion! Next meeting: Thursday March 26th at 2:30 p.m. ET

 

Our roundtable discussions have been such a big success we've decided to add regular evening meetings.

 

We plan to do this once a month, so we can talk to people who aren't able to attend our weekly sessions on Thursdays at 2:30 p.m.

 

There's no set agenda for tonight because we want to give any new folks a chance to share their questions, comments and concerns. You can ask your question in the section below. New comments go to the bottom, so scroll down to follow the conversation.

216 Comments
March 24, 2009
Click to view davidw's profile

Hi everyone,

We're going to have to keep tonight's meeting right at an hour because President Obama is holding a news conference at 8 p.m. ET.

I'd like to start off by inviting you all to watch the news conference and then share your thoughts on iReport.com.

March 24, 2009

Good Evening, Thank you for the evening roundtable

March 24, 2009

Good evening David!

March 24, 2009
Click to view davidw's profile

Welcome.

March 24, 2009

Still having problems with the rating system!

March 24, 2009

Are cuss words allowed? I am also very surprised on the content on the "Newiest" (sexual, vile content). Also, a lot of double posting still exist. Thanks

March 24, 2009

Good Evening from Washington DC.  I am havein a terrible time posting and viewing comments.

March 24, 2009

good evening David

March 24, 2009
Click to view davidw's profile

@Lette -- We've got a deployment tomorrow that should fix that and a lot of the issues we've had in the last week.

March 24, 2009
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Welcome all!

March 24, 2009
Click to view KyleHD's profile

Hello!!!!! :)

March 24, 2009
Click to view Margot707's profile

Am I in the right spot? There are so many links. I missed the last two.

March 24, 2009
Click to view zdan's profile

Heya, welcome gang!

March 24, 2009

Hello David... Lette... Gill..

March 24, 2009

Well hello beautiful people

March 24, 2009

Looking forward to watching him tonight..he always has something inspiring to say

Also there is a very long time delay between the commetns and when they appear,and there usually have been many comments in between..I hope this will get fixed too ..

March 24, 2009

Thanks David!

March 24, 2009
Click to view davidw's profile

@Spontaneous -- We don't ban any specific words, but we will deal with content that is vulgar or abusive or obscene. If you see anything that you thing violates our guidelines please flag it and we'll check it out.

March 24, 2009

comment posting and viewing is getting to me too.

March 24, 2009
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Ryn

Hey kids!

March 24, 2009
Click to view Margot707's profile

davidjw I saw two of your reports on CNN!

March 24, 2009

hello italco,davidjw lette margot everyone...

March 24, 2009
Click to view rachel8's profile

@davidjw That should be fixed tomorrow

March 24, 2009

Looks like a fix is going to be in the morning to fix most of our issues (ratings, comments)

March 24, 2009

@david...

 

Are you flying solo tonight?

March 24, 2009
Click to view davidw's profile

@davidjw -- That's another problem that should be fixed in the morning. Here's a link to a blog post with a list of the major bugs we're taking care of http://www.ireport.com/blogs/ireport-blog/2009/03/24/site-maintenance-wednesday-8-am-et

March 24, 2009
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Welcome, Ryn!

March 24, 2009

First of all...how do you men that work at CNN consentrate with some many gorgeous ladies around you....be careful not to violate any sexual harassment policies in your answers...lol.

March 24, 2009

@rachel8...

 

Cool!

March 24, 2009
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Only have a minute hello everyone

March 24, 2009
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@davidw Sometimes my comments pop up immediately, but mostly I have to refresh. Is that in the fix tomorrow?

March 24, 2009
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@Spontaneous -- We expect tomorrow's maintenance to fix most of the problems. We may have a few stray bugs to deal with, but it should be a lot better.

March 24, 2009

How would you like us to handle double posting? If it is done by mistake, what should we do? We can't delete ourselves.

March 24, 2009

The list posted earlier is good and it sounds like a great team effort to get this site running smoothly ..thank you in advance to everyone involved in the reprogramming fixing and getting the glitches out..It's going to be great! thanks so much.. I used to assist a programmer and it was interesting work. Very challenging sometimes. Change one thing and a whole string of things would happen..like a chain reaction.. fun...

March 24, 2009
Click to view AlunHill's profile

Hi from London,UK - is anyone else having upload and commenting problems since the upgrade, please? I also get timeouts regularly. Such a shame!

 

Alun

March 24, 2009

Hello EVERYONE!

March 24, 2009
Click to view rachel8's profile

@Margot707 -- yup, that'll be fixed tomorrow as well

March 24, 2009
Click to view davidw's profile

@Margo707 -- you are in the right place and the problem you're describing sounds like something they're fixing.

I know comments are supposed to show up more quickly.

March 24, 2009
Click to view KarmaHD's profile

On the ratings David has a way been determined on how to either recognize or preclude the one start ratings without leaving a comment?

March 24, 2009

Hello All...

 

That means everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 24, 2009
Click to view rachel8's profile

@AlunHill several people are having the same problems, yes. they should be fixed tomorrow; we're putting out bug fixes at 8 am ET.

March 24, 2009
Click to view AlunHill's profile

Ah, just seen update re bugs - terrific, thanks!

 

Alun

March 24, 2009

@david or rachel8...

 

What are you guys looking for in tonights ireports after the president has concluded?

March 24, 2009

Thanks to Kyle in IT, he has been such a great help!

March 24, 2009
Click to view KarmaHD's profile

star not start,

March 24, 2009

David

I had a report fail five times over the weekend.  I e-mailed the links to contact@ireport.com to have them removed from "My Stuff."  I was told that they cannot be removed.

March 24, 2009
Click to view davidw's profile

@KarmaHD -- We haven't sorted the ratings out yet. Now that we've gotten this upgrade out of the way our developers can focus on things like the rating system.

We're looking into possible replacement ratings systems, or ditching it altogether. We don't want to make a rash decision and end up with another system everyone hates and doesn't work.

March 24, 2009

my computer crashed last week on Wednesday..finally it is back and working again. I lost everything so it's a bit slow getting things in order again..Sorry I missed the roundtable but I read it all once I got my computer back from the crash hospital..Did anyone else have computer problems last Wednesday when the changes were starting to happen on here??

March 24, 2009
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@Spontaneous Try to avoid double posts, of course, but don't worry if you do on accident. We have moderators that work around the clock. They delete any duplicate posts they see.

March 24, 2009

I guess nobody read the blog you posted....that was a cool thing to do by the way...thanks.

March 24, 2009
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lol I was at the wrong place!

March 24, 2009
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@davidjw As usual, just put yourself on video and let us know what you think. Did he cover the issues you wanted to hear, and how well?

March 24, 2009
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@davidjw -- yes, we'd love for everyone to watch the news conference and then come back and post your reactions.

March 24, 2009
Click to view Margot707's profile

Ditto KarmaHD's question. Many of us are being hit by the 1 star hit and run.

March 24, 2009
Click to view KarmaHD's profile

Thank you David and great job on the system even with the bugs it is much easier to post.  That's all I have night all.

March 24, 2009

Hey BD how are you?? Hi Davidjw..said hi...Hi italco and karma..

March 24, 2009

Thanks zdan, I rarely do it, I was really referring to others. If it happens to me it was due to failure to upload and then I will put CN-Delete on the other one. Thanks

March 24, 2009

@davidw and rachel8...

Thank you both!

March 24, 2009
Click to view KarmaHD's profile

Hey Gill and everyone, I have an impatient GF yelling at me see you all tomorrow.

March 24, 2009
Click to view davidw's profile

@italco -- it's only been up for a little while.

March 24, 2009

Thanks to your efforts I think it is much less hostile. Much appreciated.

March 24, 2009

David, will those emoticons be banned from being used on here?? I hope so, they are rediculous..kids stuff.

Also I noticed today trying to go back to a post later in the day was like impossible until the 7th try..I guess this will be fixed too??

March 24, 2009
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@davidjw Here's the link to where you can send your impressions of Obama's press conference:

 

http://www.ireport.com/ir-topic-stories.jspa?topicId=234543

March 24, 2009
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@Lette -- I'll look into the failed posts and see about getting them pulled.

March 24, 2009

@david or Rachel8...

Why does it take more than two people to flagg and remove offensive comments from most posting sites?

March 24, 2009

:) :-). I love them

March 24, 2009

Thank you David!

March 24, 2009

Good question davidjw

March 24, 2009
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@gildreams -- people will still be able to type emoticons but they won't show up as pictures anymore.

March 24, 2009
Click to view AlunHill's profile

Would somebody explain this "1 star hit and run", please? I may have misunderstood the problem!

 

Appreciated!

 

Alun

March 24, 2009

The site is more peaceful today and it's great. Lots of new ireporters on too..GREAT thanks David for taking care of everything the way you did.

March 24, 2009

Thank you zdan...

March 24, 2009

I know some people mentioned comments taking a long time to appear.  What about not being able to see any comments at all.  Is that another problem that will be addressed?  This has been happening to me all day.

March 24, 2009
Click to view Margot707's profile

@Davidw - The upload seemed faster, but I noticed that photos are no longer resized to fit the frame. They were chopped off. Is this a glitch, or the new format?

March 24, 2009
Click to view rachel8's profile

@davidjw Well, if one person flagging a comment meant it was removed from the site, then way too many comments that don't deserve to disappear would disappear simply because people didn't like them or didn't agree with them. By having the requirement that it be flagged multiple times, we can control offensive content without sacrificing good content.

March 24, 2009
Click to view DTOM1775's profile

Greetings to everyone

 

This has probably been addressed already.  But here goes anyway.

 

Any solution to the "word mush" that I see in longer reports and responses?  Wereall thewords seemto runtogether. It seems to smooth out once I toggle between "more" and "less."   It is annoying nontheless.  Thank you!!

March 24, 2009

Me too Lette

March 24, 2009

@AlunHill...

 

You have been struck by the Shoe Shine Boy/Girl...AKA The 1 star bandit.

March 24, 2009
Click to view rachel8's profile

@DTOM1775 This is part of tomorrow's fix. You should see an improvement by 8 am ET.

March 24, 2009

Good thank you David, I find them distracting especially on serious posts.. the last thing I want to see and others too, is some smiling face when the topic is talking about the grim situation in America and around the world...thank you

Besides it makes it look like an elementary school project or a joke..and it's not funny

March 24, 2009
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@davidjw -- It takes multiple flags to make it harder to abuse the system. I go through every morning and look at the flagged comments. I don't always pull them, in some cases because they don't violate the guidelines and other times because it is really labor intensive.

I prefer to deal with the person who is making the comment.

That's why you'll sometimes see a really bad comment and see that the commenter has been banned.

March 24, 2009

DTOM...I agree very annoying...lol

March 24, 2009
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Hey Everyone!  FYI, the problem with my comments being posted to my site were rectified.  Thanks gang.  Marie in LA

March 24, 2009
Click to view davidw's profile

@Margot707 -- Short answer is I don't know. I'll try to find out though

March 24, 2009
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@DTOM1975 -- I'm not sure if that's one of the bugs that was fixed in this round. If not, it will be taken care of soon. We all agree that that's annoying and appreciate everyone's patience.

March 24, 2009

davidw I had a strange thing happen earlier tonight too. I posted comments and suddenly there appeared a scroll bar going from left to right taking out a portion of my comments! First time I've seen that..do you know what that is about?

March 24, 2009
Click to view Margot707's profile

There still seem to be some ID's out there with multiple users. like a kid is using the parent's ID. Has CNN considered having a separate area for teens? Or raising the age from 13 to 18? Sometimes the personalities really seem to change.

March 24, 2009
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@gildreams -- No, I have no idea on that one. That's just weird

March 24, 2009
Click to view AlunHill's profile

@davidjw - re 1 star -

 

I'm no wiser - sorry!

 

Alun

March 24, 2009
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@Margot707 -- We would encourage each member of a family to have their own account. If you want to send me more details either by PM or email, that would be great.

March 24, 2009

@Rachel8 and davidw...

 

Thank you both.  This has been very productive.  It is my hope that all the glitches will be rectified before we meet again.  You Both should be commended for the work you do in keeping us informed and together.

March 24, 2009

Will the Newiest board ever go back to just "ON CNN" posts? I've noticed a mix.

March 24, 2009
Click to view larena's profile

HELLO DAVID, I STILL THINK THERE ARE PEOPLE HERE THAT HAVEN´T PLACE ANY IREPORTS THAT ARE JUST BUGGING ALL OF US, LIKE ARMYSOLDJA, ETC AND I HAVE HEARD AND RECEIVE PRIVATE MESSAGES OF PEOPLE THAT OPENED THE PRIVATE MESSAGE OF THE CHINESE STUDENT ´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´AND THEY GOT THEIR PCS DAMAGED JUST LIKE ME

HOW CAN YOU SCREEN WHO GETS ON CNNIREPORTS I SUGGEST TO START ASKING FOR ID´S PASSPORTS DRIVER LICENSES OR SOME KINF OD ID I AM WILLING TO SHARE MY AMERICAN PASSPORT VIA AN EMAIL YOU GIVE US, SO THEY CAN´T USE OUR INFORMATION, THANKS DAVID, TAKE CARE AND KEEP IN TOUCH

LARENA

March 24, 2009
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@AlunHill -- basically what has been happening is that people are giving low ratings to people's iReports because they don't like them. It's upsetting for a lot of folks to do a lot of work on an iReport and then instantly get one star.

We're working on replacing that system.

March 24, 2009

AlunHill

The 1 star comment refers to an individual or individuals, who enter a post just to give it a 1 star rating.  They don't bother reading the post.  Their only mission is to denegrade the post!

March 24, 2009
Click to view DodgerManny's profile

I think that CNN should have iReporter night. Where superstar iReporters get invited and have open discussions on national TV about issues, somewhat like youtube live.

March 24, 2009

Alun - "one star bandit" is slang for a person who goes to your post and gives you a rating of only one star instead of properly rating the story simply because they don't like you.

March 24, 2009
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TYPO CORRECTION KIND OF

March 24, 2009

@AlunHill...

 

The person committing this malevolent act is an irrational agitator that for now cannot be controlled.  I for one like countless others have been victimized by this person or persons.  There is no way to ascertain who it is.

March 24, 2009
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@Spontanous "Newsiest" is determined by a combination of factors, including "on CNN" status, number of views, number of comments, etc.  So it's frequently filled with "on CNN" posts because they tend to fit those requirements, but there's no requirement that posts be on CNN to be considered "newsiest."

March 24, 2009
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@DodgerManny Interesting idea! Would it be like a live Skype chat? Or get everyone together in person? What do you have in mind?

March 24, 2009

At least we are all consistant....lmao

March 24, 2009
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@larena -- We won't be asking for passports to participate in iReport. If you get a private message that seems suspicious or makes you uncomfortable then let us know.

It's also a good idea to not open links sent to you by people you don't know.

March 24, 2009

Ok, cool, thanks rachel8 :)

March 24, 2009

italco

We're all on the same page...LOL

March 24, 2009
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That does sound cool DodgerManny.

March 24, 2009
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@everyone I just put up a site announcement for the Obama press conference reactions. Just go to the homepage and you can click on the link for the assignment.

March 24, 2009

David as this is an open website and people are basically free to say what they like on here, does that include endless advertising of promotions for anything from care products to deals on restaurant discounts etc? I am only asking because I was under the impression this was a place to report news, events, community affairs, international and current affairs, personal experiences etc. Those topics deserve to be at the top of the lists of On CNN and Newsiest and for the people posting reports to have the chance at being one of your superstars if that is still going to stay on here..I kind of hope the superstar thing disappears..keep it real..

Would you please clarify? thanks..

March 24, 2009
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@lette & @davidw

 

re 1 star  -

 

ahh, appreciated and understood - thank you!

 

Alun

 

March 24, 2009
Click to view DodgerManny's profile

@zdan. I was thinking everyone in person. Many of us, are outspoken on the web and it will be interesting, if we were all together in one room at the same time, about what we had to say....

March 24, 2009
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@DodgerManny -- I love that idea and have absolutely no idea how it would work (which makes it even cooler). We would love to encourage iReporters to connect both online and in real life. I know one iReporter who is starting up a citizen journalist/iReporter meetup group in Denver, Colorado, and I hope he's the first of many.

 

Other, more high-tech ways like Skype chats could also be cool.

March 24, 2009

You could video chat from your own home Live on CNN

March 24, 2009

@italco...

 

I know how you feel...LOL!

March 24, 2009
Click to view nsaidi's profile

Hey everyone, stopping by for a quick spell

March 24, 2009

Deals on restaurants, mmmm. That sounds like offbeat, surviving a tough economy (which help people during these times) and are all Assignment here in iReports.

March 24, 2009
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Ryn

Anymore thoughts on an IReporter get together?

I believe it was yorksnbeans suggestion a few months back.

March 24, 2009

I will only do it if Erica Hill is there...lol

March 24, 2009

DodgerManny

That could get ugly.... in person.  LOL

March 24, 2009
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I mean its tough to talk about topics everyday with different ireporters. but if we all get together in one place, in real person. it will be awesome to see and hear what we have to say.

March 24, 2009

I think the one star bandit is a person who is obsessed with being number one on here and goes around at all hours doing their one star thing!! Very pathetic and sad that a person would stupe so low..like how childish and stupid!!

March 24, 2009
Click to view davidw's profile

@gilldreams -- there's a very fine line between promotion and advertising spam. If someone is making a product that they're really excited about, I don't want them to feel like they can't share it with the world because they're also selling that product.

On the other hand, posting links to get-rich-quick Web sites or other things posted in the comments of unrelated stories is spam.

 

March 24, 2009

lmao @ Lette...bring your brass knuckles

March 24, 2009
Click to view larena's profile

DEAR DAVID IS ME AGAIN, THERE IS SOME GUY REALLY POLLITE, THAT AFTER MY POST ON BELLY DANCING, SEND ME A PRIVATE EMAIL ON A LECTURE OF ALLAH, I KEPT IT ON MY PRIVATE MESSAGES, BUT THIS KIND OF PRIVATE MESSAGES ARE SO DIFFICULT, I AM NOT A MUSLIM AND I AM NOT INTERESTED ON THIS KIND OF LECTURES GIVEN TO ME, I RESPECT ALL RELIGIONS, BUT FOR GOD´S SAKE A LECTURE ON ALLAH TO ME I FEEL IT COMPLETLY OUT OF RANGE, I AM HISPANIC NOT MUSLIM

I INSIST I AM NO RACIST AND I SUPPORT THE PALESTINIANS AND THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE BUT THIS GUY ALLAROOF SOMETHING JUST GOT INTO MY NERVES, I DON´T RECALL THE NAME RIGHT

THANKS

March 24, 2009

Oh did we ever decide aabout people plugging links or other posts within a post?

March 24, 2009
Click to view Margot707's profile

davidw - I notice on weekends, a previously banned iReporter (Kilos) comes back under a new ID. This time he didn't brag about it, but I'm pretty sure it was the same one. Isn't there some way of registering a real address or phone #?

March 24, 2009
Click to view DodgerManny's profile

@lette...it could but since we are all professional it won't be a problem...plus its good to meet some of the people here. and  let america know that we are the ones paying attention day after day..

March 24, 2009

italco

just sayin'... LOL!

March 24, 2009
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I'll be offering meet ups in the UK from next week - is it worth doing an iReport then suggesting it, do you all think - as only a small percentage of iReporters are on the blog meets?

 

Alun

March 24, 2009
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@Spontaneous Like David said, it's a fine line. If it's a link to their blog or something they've created and want to share, it's generally fine. We want people to be able to show off their work. But if they're posting multiple times, or it's clearly a scam or "get rich quick" scheme, that qualifies as spam.

March 24, 2009
Click to view rosehips's profile

Hi everyone, just getting in. Sorry if someone else posted this problem but I am having so much trouble uploading a report that I have given up. In Internet Explorer the "Submit" button is greyed out. If I switch to Mozilla, 4 times out of 5 it crashes before uploading. If it does upload, it usually won't process. Arghhh! I've reported it to tech support, but no response. Thank you. I'll catch up on the comments now.

March 24, 2009

A person was banned and came back to say goodbye recently.

March 24, 2009
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@Ryn -- It's something we're looking at, but it will probably be a while because there's just a lot of things to figure out. Unfortunately they didn't have party planning classes in journalism school :)

 

March 24, 2009

DodgerManny

If you've been antagonized the way some of us have, you'd understand.  There are some really interesting characters on this site!

March 24, 2009
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THANKS DAVID GOT IT LARENA

March 24, 2009
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@AlunHill That is awesome! I would totally submit an iReport describing the when and where if I were you - get the word out as much as possible! Sounds like it'll be fun.

March 24, 2009
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Lette We'd have to have at least two - a pro and a con! 

March 24, 2009
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I also think that for april fools day. we should upload bloopers of us making videos. (if you have any) i know that sometimes we forget what we're going to say or the phone rings...etc....i think it would funny.

March 24, 2009
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@larena -- go ahead and email that too me. I would like to look at it, but I don't think that's something we should handle publicly.

March 24, 2009

well I will send you email on this David as this is very evident on here and really is too much! thanks..

Hello nsaidi

italco, I like the idea of doing a big interview live from home...as long as there are not time delays in the commenting or using a webcam..

I have very far to travel...but if I got a deal on tickets ..hey.why not..

March 24, 2009
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@rosehips thanks for letting us know about this. out of curiosity, have you happened to try other browsers? i wonder if this occurs in every system or just in IE.

March 24, 2009

Very Lette, it's sad. Why are they so bitter and jealous it seems for whatever reason? :(

March 24, 2009
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@lette...belive me Lette i have heard them all some kill yoou with kindness and some have no heart....

March 24, 2009
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@rosehips -- I think that's one of the things that's getting taken care of tomorrow. If it keeps happening, please let me know.

March 24, 2009
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@DodgerManny That's a fun idea -- we were thinking maybe pranks but your idea of bloopers would be really funny too

March 24, 2009
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@DodgerManny that's a funny idea. and funny you should mention, we've had a couple ... and AlunHill recently uploaded a piece where I think he receives an iReport vetting call during the video... LOL.

March 24, 2009

@Spontaneous...

 

What is wrong with posting a friendly link if the people involved have mutual respect for one another?  Now if a is person posting a link to an adversarial post  without request, that is different.

March 24, 2009
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Ryn

rosehips

I tried uploading a post from about 4:00 yesterday afternoon until well after midnight (off and on)

I used mozilla and finally tried Explorer. It finally decided to upload all the way, sometime in the wee hours.

So frustrating!

As soon at it posted it was hit with the one star.

March 24, 2009
Click to view davidw's profile

@everybody -- I want to warn everyone that I'm working from home and my mouse is nutting up on me. So if I scroll past anyone's questions I apologize.

March 24, 2009

Nothings wrong with it daidjw. I am not referring to those types oof links. Thanks

March 24, 2009
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@nsaidi jinx! lol

March 24, 2009
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@Lette DodgerManny -- I actually think it would be good to get some folks together in person. I'm betting a lot people who are at each others' throats online would probably like each other in person.

 

March 24, 2009
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Ryn

Awww c'mon davidw no class in partying?

I was thinking more in the line of seminars and the like, as well as a time to meet one another.

March 24, 2009
Click to view rosehips's profile

thanks david and ryn!

March 24, 2009

Rachel8 I am talking about endless numbers of posts full of websites promoting nonsense like a giant internet billboard..It is nuts..there is no substance or reporting on there at all..just advertising and it's absolutely nothing like I have ever seen before. One person is so obsessed they have posted well over a thousand posts in a short period of time with nothing of interest at all..nothing personal, rarely any news, mostly just this endless obsession of posting crap..Sorry but it's true..I don't go there at all The titles used to draw me in..but I know better now..I am not giving them an up on their count as that seems to be the plan..get as many hits or views then that boosts up the rating for the person..silliness

March 24, 2009

I think if it is a live get together on the CNN set then it should be the best of the best representing and not a free for all...maybe have contests that encourage good behavior for instance.

March 24, 2009
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Blooper day April 1st... :)

March 24, 2009
Click to view davidw's profile

@Ryn -- Next time you have a problem like that, let me know and I'll see if we can trouble shoot what's going on.

March 24, 2009

@Spontaneous...

 

I was just trying to see what you were getting at, no harm intended...

March 24, 2009
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@nsaidi

 

Bloopers:

 

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-233110

 

Tyson calls as I'm speaking to camera from Boston - probably! Turns out I'm in the WRONG Boston ....

 

Real outtakes from another iReport of mine:

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-217517

Perhaps it's better if you see the serious report - great UK "green" project:

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-217516

 

 

Alun

 

 

March 24, 2009
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@davidw, oh yeah!! there is people out there whom i want to debate really bad. But to not put people in the spot, its better if we have a group.

March 24, 2009

That sounds funny Dodg...

March 24, 2009

I notice spontaneous is using terms of bitterness and jealous?? what is that about?? did something happen to you Spontaneous?

March 24, 2009
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@AlunHill I enjoyed watching your Boston video today. Nice touch with Tyson "calling" you.

March 24, 2009
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One thing people might want to consider is hosting your own meetup in your community.

there's a site called http://www.meetup.com/ that can help you set up a group.

 

Then you can find people in your area who have the same interests.

March 24, 2009
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DAVID I HAVE IT HERE ON CNN ON MY PRIVATE MESSAGES, AND YOURE RIGHT IS AN ISSUE WE CAN´T TOUCH, BUT IT IS REALLY WEIRD, THANKS I CAN´T SEND IT TO YOU BECAUSE IS HERE ON MY FILES, CAN YOU CHECK IT IF YOU HAVE TIME,

I KNOW HOW BUSY YOU ARE,

THANKSSSSSS

TAKE CARE LARENA

March 24, 2009
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@gilldreams Yeah, unfortunately, it's a fact of life that any social media website is going to have spam. You can always hit the "report violation" button to let us know about it, but other than that, it's best to just ignore it (and never click on the links, of course!)

March 24, 2009

Dodge - i see what your saying...opposing sides going at it on CNN live....

March 24, 2009
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oh sorry nicole, I didn't see your question. I have only tried IE or Mozilla.

March 24, 2009
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I think it would be fun to get adversaries together and film it.

March 24, 2009

The beauty of iReports, you give us so many offbeat and aray of assignments to allow us to be original and offbeat. THANK YOU SO MUCH! There are numerous offbeat posters here. Change of pace. :)

March 24, 2009

@Everyone...

 

This was fun...  Good night all.  I must prepare for the presidential news conference.

 

See you all on the set later.

March 24, 2009
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Ryn

Thanks Davidw I will take you up on that next time I am having a problem uploading!

March 24, 2009
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@Ryn -- One thing we're going to do in the future is use these roundtable chats for seminars. We're going to bring in guests to talk about reporting, video editing and other topics.

I'm not sure when we'll start that up.

If there's a topic anyone would like to talk about let us know.

 

 

 

March 24, 2009
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Thanks guys...President speaks in about 5...TTYL...good night!!

March 24, 2009
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@rchel 8 - said re meetup London - "@AlunHill That is awesome! I would totally submit an iReport describing the when and where if I were you - get the word out as much as possible! Sounds like it'll be fun."

 

Gulp - I'll do that then - I'm in Singapore and Indonesia this weekend, so will do it on my return. Promising iReports from both countries - and should be able to give you all a quick tour inside the worlds largest passenger plane - double decker airbus A380 - yippee! Like a London bus, only bigger. And not red. And flies. You get the idea ...

 

Alun

March 24, 2009
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I use Mozilla Rose..it has crashed a few times on me lately..

 

@italco..LOL I have disagreed with a few folks on here but the ones that are "real ireporters" and have stuck around..I would enjoy meeting them regardless.

March 24, 2009

Have the 3 best debating conservatives going up against the 3 best liberals or moderates who can argue either side...all ireporters....amature hour on CNN...reality Television at its best.

March 24, 2009

Thanks rachel8 that is what I do..after getting drawn in like I said a few comments ago..I do not venture there at all. Made the mistake of going to a post after I think it was the first roundtable as it was referring to a topic on here..BIG MISTAKE.. the attack was in progress and the little click of elementary school behavior ran rampit it was disgusting!! All I had done was to comment on here and there was such a time delay my comments got lost amoung all the others so I never did get to answer back to the person who was so rude and nasty to me for no justifiable reason! name calling etc..very childish like a 10 year old would do..

March 24, 2009

That's cool davidw, thank you, thank you other iReport Team :)

March 24, 2009

Hi David, I'm very worried about that chinese girl who is sending messages to our personal emails. I clicked into her survey. My antivirus seems like it's handling things at the moment

March 24, 2009
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@DodgerManny -- we've also done things where we had people discuss/debate issues over their Web cams and it's turned into some really interesting discussions.

March 24, 2009
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@AlunHill Sounds awesome - I hope you get some great photos and video

March 24, 2009
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davidw How does the new iReporter ranking system work? Some people questioned losing their "stars" and were bumped up or down.

March 24, 2009
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Ryn

That sounds great davidw!

I find the site is already greatly improved, minus the glitches that are supposed to be addressed tomorrow.

I for one like the new changes.

Thanks for all the hard work.

March 24, 2009

Davidw - you know who I think would do a great job discussing that with us?...Erica Hill I think would be a perfect example....lol.

March 24, 2009

Great evening tonight..thanks Davidw and team..the time delays were still on here but not quite as bad as the first time...

Going to go enjoy President Obama now..

March 24, 2009
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@everyone if you are having problems in IE it could be worth experimenting with Firefox for informational purposes if nothing else. In any case, we'll be rolling out a fix tomorrow and it should alleviate some issues. I hope this helps the uploads, too. Let me know if you have trouble uploading videos.

March 24, 2009
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@Ryn -- Another thing we'd like to do is use these sessions to do some brainstorming to come up with ideas for creating story assignments and covering major news events.

We've got a ton of talented people in our community with countless different points of view, so I'm sure we can come up with some great ideas together.

March 24, 2009
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Night, night, all - midnight here!

 

@zdan - really appreciated - thank you!

 

Alun

March 24, 2009

David can you stop ireporters from using two id's?

March 24, 2009
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@DodgerManny @everyone What fun things could we do with webcams and such? Something you'd like to try?

March 24, 2009
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Good question Margot. I don't mind that I am not in the top 30 as I see posts all the time that generate hundreds of thousands of hits and those ireporters never semm to make it up there..but is total number of posts an ireporter has placed a factor in who is on the board and who is not?

March 24, 2009
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@ireporttwo David does his best to make sure users only have one account. It's a lot of work, but he's always trying to work on it.

March 24, 2009
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@italco -- We'll have to see if she's available sometime. No promises though. Our anchors do have to juggle a lot of things and deal with a lot of information on the fly without losing their cool, they would be good people to learn from.

March 24, 2009

@nsaidi Firefox is all I use and I haven't really experienced any issues uploading with it.

March 24, 2009
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@everyone Presidential press conference is starting now. Go watch and then send us your video reaction.

 

http://www.ireport.com/ir-topic-stories.jspa?topicId=234543

March 24, 2009
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Ryn

Diversity is the spice of life!

Lots of good and talented folks on ireport.

Sounds like a plan and great things coming along.

I am looking forward to it.

Thanks again David and the whole crew.

You are appreciated!

Now the man is on! I am outa here.

March 24, 2009

I like to tease but I say it all with nothing but respect for what you all do...thanks again for everything...bye for now.

March 24, 2009
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@Margot707 -- That's a great question. The reason we changed the system was that there were people who hadn't posted in months who were still at the top of the list.

We didn't want the Superstars to turn into the iReport Hall of Fame.

Basically, the new formula is a little more dynamic, so people can move up the list easier, but people who may have been less active or had a burst of activity and then stopped posting would slide down the list.

 

March 24, 2009
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Bye guys... happy uploading and good night. Thanks for your participation; always great to hear your insightful ideas!

March 24, 2009
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Signing off, guys! Going to watch the Obama news conference and hopefully see your responses afterwards. :)

March 24, 2009
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@iReport2 -- I also opened that link on my work computer and so did other people in the office. I also didn't have any trouble. It's probably best to just ignore links from folks you don't know.

March 24, 2009
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Thanks for a great week everyone and for a good discussion. I hope eveyone will come back to iReport.com and post their reactions to the news conference, once President Obama is done speaking.

Here's the link if you need it:

http://www.ireport.com/ir-topic-stories.jspa?topicId=234543

March 24, 2009
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Bye everyone! Looking forward to your video responses after the presser.

March 24, 2009

iReports is great. There are numerous people that post non-stop all the time about all kinds of subjects. Like Ryn says, diversity. It's great. You can post as much or as little, whatever your time permits.Happy Posting :-).

March 24, 2009
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the president did good today ,i am bless to have a president that i want to look at on tv. i know he will help us all.

March 25, 2009
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I'm 52 years old, or will be on 27 mar 09. I've been off from work since July 08. I've been watching CNN everyday since everything fell apart in august. My mother once told me if you can't find a job in the field u went to school for it's time to find another field. It looks to me most of the unemployed are in computers graphic design and admin. Maybe, these folf should look for something in skill labor. there are lots of them out. Stop crying about want the president ain't doing & want he should be doing. And start doing for yourself. Did, say I had a total need replacement, so I may have to consider a nother feild of work since I'm a mechanic & stand up all day. I Put My Life In God's Hand Not The President. Mr Obama is there to the lead country not, our life's. America we needs to wake up and help each other.  Chasg

 

 

March 25, 2009
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My name is Sandy Glenn MOST in Washington DC know me as Sandy Sharts.  I have/hd 17 of the 54 floppy disks that i MADE SURE GOT IN THE RIGHT HANDS.... as well as i am the mother in indiana with the two little boys that rallied all those people to demand sen. richard lugar test the blood of those marines the summer of 2007 looking for the four components of "truth serum" the same thing they gave our Vietnam soldiers in food and water sources as well as my ex husband terry sharts to "shut me up" when i got the congressional audit from congressmen jim ryun sep 2006 at fort leavenworth...   they dropped the charges.. and ask ANY service man they will tell you it was a women with two little boys in indiana... I AM SHE...  I HAVE COURT DOCUMENTS THAT PROVE SEN RICHARD LUGAR AND CONGRESSMEN DONNELLY BROKE ETHIC LAW AND USED WHAT IS A COMMON TERRISTIC ATTACK ON AMERICAN FAMILY'S ... USING THE CHILD PROTECTION AGENCY AND THERE POWER AND THE MASS CORRUPTION BEHIND WHAT IS GOING ON,... IT IS A WELL KNOWN FACT.....  WITH THE WHISTLES THAT I HAVE BLOWN....  AND THE CONNECTIONS I HAVE IN WASHINGTON DC I HAVE NO FEAR ... NOR HAVE I EVER FOR THAT MATTER...  AND what i am coming to you about tonight is to get the news out to your views of the "coo de gra" that will take place at EVERY COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS OFFICE IN THE COUNTRY... with honest and moral employees of the CPS or any one who works with or volunteers for the children in Child Protection Services to ALL GO AT ONCE  TOGETHER IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL COUNTY'S TO FILE SWORN STATEMENTS OF THE CORRUPTION THEY HAVE WITNESS OR THE THINGS THEY THEMSELVES HAVE BEEN FORCED TO TURN A BLIND EYE TO OR NOT ONLY LOSE THERE JOBS BUT POSSIBLE THERE OWN CHILDREN AND BE "BLACK BALLED" BY THIS TERRISTIC ATTACK ON AMERICAN FAMILY......  I WORK WITH MANY SENATORS BUT MOSTLY SEN SAM BROWNBACKS D.C. OFFICE BUT ALL KNOW WHO I AM ....  THIS WILL WORK ... THERE WILL BE NO FEAR OF REPRISAL FOR THERE IS SAFETY IN NUMBERS AND UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL.....   WE THE PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER... OUR TAXES PAY THEIR SALARIES....  AND BELIEVE ME .... YOU KNOW I AM JUST THE PERSON ...BY THE GRACE OF GOD HIMSELF ....  CAN AND ... WILL PULL IT OFF... IF YOU WANT THE DOCUMENTS FAXED TO YOU CALL ME AND GIVE ME YOUR FAX NUMBER... MY EMAIL IS COMPROMISED SO THERE IS NO GUARANTEE I WILL GET IT .... 

 

 

 

I HOPE YOUR VIEWERS WILL BE ABLE TO ASSIST IN THIS .... PROTECTING OUR NATIONS BABIES... BY SPREADING THE WORD BY MOUTH... and as i always say..."loose lips sink ships but it sure isnt the one i am standing on!!!"   they WILL NEVER AGAIN BE ABLE TO USE A GOOD AND NEEDED SERVICE FOR OUR NATIONS CHILDREN TO LINE THERE POCKETS... OR KEEP ANOTHER PARENT "QUIET AGAIN""""

 

 

 

I AM ONE VOICE....  CAN YOU HELP ADD MORE TO MY VOICE WITH YOUR VIEWERS....   JUST COACH THEM WHAT TO DO....  I DO NOT WANT TO BE SLOWED DOWN TO DO AN INTERVIEW APRIL 2 IS NEXT WEEK.... THANK YOU   SANDRA K (SHARTS) GLENN

 

March 25, 2009
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My name is Sandy Glenn MOST in Washington DC know me as Sandy Sharts.  I have/hd 17 of the 54 floppy disks that i MADE SURE GOT IN THE RIGHT HANDS.... as well as i am the mother in indiana with the two little boys that rallied all those people to demand sen. richard lugar test the blood of those marines the summer of 2007 looking for the four components of "truth serum" the same thing they gave our Vietnam soldiers in food and water sources as well as my ex husband terry sharts to "shut me up" when i got the congressional audit from congressmen jim ryun sep 2006 at fort leavenworth...   they dropped the charges.. and ask ANY service man they will tell you it was a women with two little boys in indiana... I AM SHE...  I HAVE COURT DOCUMENTS THAT PROVE SEN RICHARD LUGAR AND CONGRESSMEN DONNELLY BROKE ETHIC LAW AND USED WHAT IS A COMMON TERRISTIC ATTACK ON AMERICAN FAMILY'S ... USING THE CHILD PROTECTION AGENCY AND THERE POWER AND THE MASS CORRUPTION BEHIND WHAT IS GOING ON,... IT IS A WELL KNOWN FACT.....  WITH THE WHISTLES THAT I HAVE BLOWN....  AND THE CONNECTIONS I HAVE IN WASHINGTON DC I HAVE NO FEAR ... NOR HAVE I EVER FOR THAT MATTER...  AND what i am coming to you about tonight is to get the news out to your views of the "coo de gra" that will take place at EVERY COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS OFFICE IN THE COUNTRY... with honest and moral employees of the CPS or any one who works with or volunteers for the children in Child Protection Services to ALL GO AT ONCE  TOGETHER IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL COUNTY'S TO FILE SWORN STATEMENTS OF THE CORRUPTION THEY HAVE WITNESS OR THE THINGS THEY THEMSELVES HAVE BEEN FORCED TO TURN A BLIND EYE TO OR NOT ONLY LOSE THERE JOBS BUT POSSIBLE THERE OWN CHILDREN AND BE "BLACK BALLED" BY THIS TERRISTIC ATTACK ON AMERICAN FAMILY......  I WORK WITH MANY SENATORS BUT MOSTLY SEN SAM BROWNBACKS D.C. OFFICE BUT ALL KNOW WHO I AM ....  THIS WILL WORK ... THERE WILL BE NO FEAR OF REPRISAL FOR THERE IS SAFETY IN NUMBERS AND UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL.....   WE THE PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER... OUR TAXES PAY THEIR SALARIES....  AND BELIEVE ME .... YOU KNOW I AM JUST THE PERSON ...BY THE GRACE OF GOD HIMSELF ....  CAN AND ... WILL PULL IT OFF... IF YOU WANT THE DOCUMENTS FAXED TO YOU CALL ME AND GIVE ME YOUR FAX NUMBER... MY EMAIL IS COMPROMISED SO THERE IS NO GUARANTEE I WILL GET IT .... 

 

 

 

I HOPE YOUR VIEWERS WILL BE ABLE TO ASSIST IN THIS .... PROTECTING OUR NATIONS BABIES... BY SPREADING THE WORD BY MOUTH... and as i always say..."loose lips sink ships but it sure isnt the one i am standing on!!!"   they WILL NEVER AGAIN BE ABLE TO USE A GOOD AND NEEDED SERVICE FOR OUR NATIONS CHILDREN TO LINE THERE POCKETS... OR KEEP ANOTHER PARENT "QUIET AGAIN""""

 

 

 

I AM ONE VOICE....  CAN YOU HELP ADD MORE TO MY VOICE WITH YOUR VIEWERS....   JUST COACH THEM WHAT TO DO....  I DO NOT WANT TO BE SLOWED DOWN TO DO AN INTERVIEW APRIL 2 IS NEXT WEEK.... THANK YOU   SANDRA K (SHARTS) GLENN

 

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