Thursday, April 16, 2009
iReport Roundtable

Thank you to everyone who participated in this week's roundtable

 

 

We're working with CNN.com's entertainment section to come up with ways to get iReporters more involved in our showbiz coverage. Obviously, we'll be talking about "Star Trek", the new Harry Potter and other highly anticipated movies, but what else is going on? We want to know what's on your radar, whether it's a big concert or music festival, an album release, or any other entertainment anniversary or event.

 

Our goal is to come up some new ways to talk about the entertainment world that are fun to watch, and fun for you to produce.

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April 16, 2009

Hello iReport Community.

April 16, 2009
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Hi everyone.

We're looking forward to talking to you today.

April 16, 2009

Good afternoon!

April 16, 2009

@davidw hey!

April 16, 2009

david the link doesnt work right. attendance may be constrained

April 16, 2009
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Hey y'all, hey Salsteels, this should be a good discussion. Can't wait to hear your feedback. Or see it, rather.

April 16, 2009
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good afternoon, how is everyone today?

 

April 16, 2009
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Hi all, I'm back in London today.

 

"Entertainment" tonight, hmm ... most films are released in USA first .. but we've got some great new British films coming up - I'll see what I can do!

 

Alun

April 16, 2009
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hi guys!

April 16, 2009

@nsaidi I have my Star Trek stuff already planned!

April 16, 2009
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hey all

 

 

April 16, 2009
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dzien dobry!

April 16, 2009
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@HairyOtter,

That should be fixed now. I garbled a chunk of HTML. Glad you found your way over.

 

April 16, 2009

Good afternoon.

April 16, 2009

@dpkronmiller good to see your video today!

April 16, 2009
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david...how was your vacation

 

April 16, 2009
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...as a side note, I'll be meeting with some folks shortly afterward to test out a video chat system. DM me through the iReport.com messaging system if you are interested and I will send you more deets.

April 16, 2009
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Good morning, or afternoon, depending on your time zone!

April 16, 2009
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zdan is that russian? I think I understand dobry.

April 16, 2009

so whats the first topic?  the new harry potter movie, i hope?

April 16, 2009
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greetings!

April 16, 2009
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@numbersdude - vacation was nice but it's great to be back.

April 16, 2009
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hey sals!

April 16, 2009
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@Salsteels can't wait to see it! Sooo excited about that film and the ensuing response that is sure to come.... :)

April 16, 2009
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Hi everyone! We're looking to incorporate iReports more often on the entertainment section of CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/). What shows, movies or celebrities do you love talking about with friends and co-workers?

April 16, 2009
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Hello everyone.

April 16, 2009
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and thanks!

April 16, 2009
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Hello and Hi!

April 16, 2009
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@dpkronmiller

It's Polish, actually :)

April 16, 2009

Not sure why but on ireports when going from page to page it is extremely slow. Is this something that can be fixed from ireports? I do not have this problem with any other program, just on here..

Also David please note: that there is a long time delay for me between my posting and it showing so I have to catch up the comments being made..thanks

April 16, 2009

@everyone I have been thinking how come we didn't talk about the season finale of E.R.

April 16, 2009
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Welcome back Davidw, you just getting back?

April 16, 2009
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Well the new star trek has got me excited - I even have a friend who's one of the Klingons - so I might interview him about it.

April 16, 2009

good afternoon, does anyone want to talk with me specifically about the problem I'm having with everyone else?

 

April 16, 2009
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I have a question regarding the email program - Any chance of have a "Sent mail" feature?

April 16, 2009
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david...glad to hear it...

April 16, 2009
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@AlunHill what films are coming out? Please enlighten this Yank about the scene in the UK.

April 16, 2009
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@dpkronmiller That sounds like a fantastic idea.

April 16, 2009

katie - i think thats a great idea on entertainment. i'd much rather read a variety of iReport reviews, then some jaded paid reviewer who has issues, lol

April 16, 2009
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Katie...I have alot of stories with pictures, of big celebrites that happened with me many years ago, are you only interested in new stories or also older stories?

April 16, 2009
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@dpkronmiller he's not "klingy" is he? rimshot.... so I think I speak for everyone on the team by saying we would love to see something about that. Could he even walk us through his outfit and all that stuff? That's the good thing about LA... you never know what you're going to see.

April 16, 2009
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@Margot707 -- I'll talk to our developers about adding it to future feature list. Thanks

April 16, 2009

@everyone also, what about the summer TV season that is coming up.

April 16, 2009
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Howdy everybody

April 16, 2009
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@katie..are you only looking for video or pictures as well

April 16, 2009
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I am worried that my last video teed off CNN. And I feel very bad!!!!

April 16, 2009
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Of course, being a bit biased here, is iReport interested in highlighting the growing online entertainment options? Like the series my wife and I started doing or even the ones that the studios are behind like the "Other Side" or "Harpers Globe" series?

April 16, 2009
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@KCRep Photos with celebrities are always interesting. You may want to check out this assignment: http://www.ireport.com/ir-topic-stories.jspa?topicId=6296

 

Of course, when and if those celebrities make the news, you should definitely send an iReport! We're interested in new and old stories; you can determine what's news.

April 16, 2009
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So any word on the request by some to formulate a "pardon' system for banned iReporters?

April 16, 2009
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Any showbiz assignments you guys want to try? Should we try music reviews? TV shows?

April 16, 2009

@everyone also, don't know if you caught Southland, the show that replaced E.R. Might want to take a look at that. I think it is going to be big.

April 16, 2009
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@DavidW - Thanks!

April 16, 2009
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@Salsteels what shows do you like to watch?

April 16, 2009

i got a suggestion how about extending the recently viewed i so dont like having to hunt one down after i viewed to many

April 16, 2009

public enemy

April 16, 2009
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I ain't mad at you @TheDimmitt

April 16, 2009
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I have a picture that no one has ever seen of OJ and Nicole walking around at Disneyland.

April 16, 2009
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Hello everyone.  I'm at work and probably won't be able to keep up here, but, I'll try. 

April 16, 2009
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nicole

 

Maybe - they did finish shooting - his name is TJ Storm - he's a martial artists, my former sensai, - not sure how big of a klingon part he has but I know he'd probably agree to an interview (trying to get him on and Boris soon too - he's an amazing martial artist but I digress)

April 16, 2009

Dimmitt I loved your last video..awesome..

and Hi PapaK..did you use the info you wanted to use from the post??

April 16, 2009
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@knutjob -- I don't see that happening in the near future.

April 16, 2009
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@tyson...I think film reviews would be pretty cool...

April 16, 2009

@tyson what about bands that you like on CD but bands that are better or worse live.

April 16, 2009
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Hello All!  Question regarding entertainment assignments, can we interview celebrities and do we need a different release form for them to sign since they are SAG?

April 16, 2009
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@TheDimmitt We thought it was really funny and creative! I moved it out of the "Have you been judged on looks?" assignment since it wasn't necessarily on topic ;) But you didn't upset us, no worries ;)

April 16, 2009
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I would try reviewing TV shows I do watch one a week

April 16, 2009

tyson - music reviews are the most subjective.  i can't play audio at work, and you from what someone has written you can't ever tell if the music is any good or not.  career retrospectives of great musicians might be nice, but i would find reviews of new music difficult

April 16, 2009
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@Salsteels -- That could be really interesting. Or the opposite, bands that are amazing live but their CDs are meh.

April 16, 2009
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@SalSteels That sounds like a great assignment.

April 16, 2009
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Thanks Tysen I was worried! Then again I worry about everything!

April 16, 2009
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hello - jsut back in sorry. will try to catch up.

April 16, 2009
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Well, that's a shame david, a real shame, but I appreciate your response.

April 16, 2009

@gilldreams yuppers, and thanks

April 16, 2009
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@MarieSager that's a good question. not quite sure what the answer is but will check and let you know

April 16, 2009

@naidi almost everything if I have the time, Law and Order gets me every Wednesday! It's an addiction!

April 16, 2009
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tyson

 

All of it really. I think public opinion is often more important then a critical studies film reviewer sometimes - we like movies and entertainment for different reasons - not always because of the need to see "high art" - whatever that might be... :)

 

So all of it I think.

April 16, 2009
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@Salsteels what about, what's the best live bands? @numbersdude check out our iReport at the movies assignment - http://www.ireport.com/ir-topic-stories.jspa?topicId=16559

 

Should we try a different approach?

April 16, 2009
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TheDimmit rocks!

April 16, 2009
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@TheDimmitt that stamp is cracking me up.

April 16, 2009

@iReport Team what about shows that have been on for a long time, like Law and Order, Simpsons, etc. Talk about which season was the best or should they just stop.

April 16, 2009
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david...I know this is off the entertainment topic...however, I am still unclear as to what constitutes an act than can cause one to get banned...notwithstanding the obvious...

April 16, 2009
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How about having weekly photography themes to contribute to and not just for travel?  For example, not everyone has been to India (yet).  And, how about adjusting the picture orientation to accomoodate vertical and horizontal photos without compromising the image dimensions? 

April 16, 2009
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katie » I noted that and that is what had me concerned it was somewhat off topic! should have been a sound off!

April 16, 2009
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British films coming up:

Who Killed Nancy (story of Nancy Spungen, Sex Pistols groupie!)

 

1939

This film – 1939 referring to the start of WWII - is as close as you get to a sure thing in the murky movie business: a psychological thriller...

 

Shifty - (my choice) An urban thriller set in the outskirts of London and based on the teenage experiences of writer/director Eran Creevy.

 

"There will also be biopics ranging from Bronson, about "Britain's most dangerous prisoner", to Creation, marking Charles Darwin's anniversary year, to Bright Star, Jane Campion's take on John Keats. One of the most eagerly awaited is this month's The Damned United, in which master impersonator Michael Sheen plays football manager Brian Clough, adapted by Peter Morgan from the novel by David Peace."

 

Alun

April 16, 2009
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@JoyfulGypsy Photography themes are a great idea and something that we've been pondering for awhile. We hope to start doing that soon!

April 16, 2009
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Based on Salsteel's mention of addiction to Law & Order, what are you addicted to? Why?

April 16, 2009
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there is an extremely offensive user name out there.  I hit the violation and also sent an email earlier today, but nothing has been done.  why?

April 16, 2009

@iReport Team, what about Jay Leno taking prime time in a new direction. One hour now is lost, and that is when shows that are a little more dramatic run since they are not for the whole family.

April 16, 2009
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@everyone -- One thing that I'd like to see is more localized entertainment news i.e. something that's huge in your community that might unknown everywhere else.

 

Is that something that y'all would be interested in doing?

April 16, 2009
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@JoyfulGypsy I absolutely love that idea. What if we created an iReport photography club?

April 16, 2009
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I asked that last time - Extending the recently viewed list would be great.

April 16, 2009

@Tyson The Killers where awesome!!!!

April 16, 2009
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it is weird how easily banned reporters get back in. I don't know that it is a big thing, but surprising. I undertand you boot them again if you see them. I do aprepciate the effort from all you guys. thanks - as well as the great posts.

April 16, 2009
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@TheDimmitt If you edit your post, you can change the topic it lands in. Feel free to drop into Sound Off!

April 16, 2009
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tyson & sals

 

good idea - an opportunity to keep it topical would be when bands appear on live or semi-live programs like SNL or The Tonight Show - not to mention some of those bands are often very obscure (or am I just starting to get old?)

April 16, 2009

What about French films?

April 16, 2009
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I am addicted to LOST....

April 16, 2009
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Great idea @Salsteels!

April 16, 2009
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yes, DAvid- your topic idea sounds good! local scence.

April 16, 2009
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Hi everybody

 

April 16, 2009

@Tyson The Killers were awesome!!!

April 16, 2009
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@yorksnbeans -- please PM or email me with the details and I'll look into it.

April 16, 2009
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I like lost to lol hi everyone

April 16, 2009
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I want to do a review of Little People Big World.... Think it is a very neat program!!!!!

April 16, 2009
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And changes in late night is definitely an idea on our radar.

April 16, 2009
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@david, Katie, or Tyson

 

How about being able to edit your comment after you hit the post comment button??

April 16, 2009

@davidw like Fiesta in San Antonio?

April 16, 2009

I'ma in town for one reason and one reason only. Amnesty for the fallen Ireporters and a second chance system to be put in place. Now I left my Rifle on my saddle so I came in here real peacefull like.

April 16, 2009
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Welcome @EWillies1961

April 16, 2009

this is off the topic of entertainment and I think people would like to know what is going on with ierports lately? How and why are normal comments being removed. example "thanks for your comments" or I am so happy you commented on this post it is special and means alot to me, or just any other comments that are not heated or debating anyone?? what is going on please?

 

April 16, 2009
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@AlunHill those sound like great film ideas! What about international films in general? What is your opinion of the scene in Britain? Also, are there things that go on in London that you would see going on, or is there something specific to where you live? Just curious. I bet the Darwin film wold get some attention.

April 16, 2009
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nicole

 

good topic idea - my wife and I are addicted to most food reality shows - top chef - heck even Alton Brown's Good Eats really influenced how I do my iReports so there the addiction moved to inspiration.

 

Also what about the impact of reality tv - there's a lot in that discussion that could be fun.

April 16, 2009
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oooo La La - papak!

April 16, 2009

@iReport Team, also, what about your summer concert festivals in your area, we have Mile High, Austin TX will have ACL, etc.

April 16, 2009
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Hi EWillies1961

April 16, 2009
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About that pesky one star bandit (with multiple personalities).  There are times that some of my best posts have been slammed by multiple one star ratings in just one minute.  I can see that my post has only been viewed 2 times, yet it has already been rated 5 or 6 times with one star.  How is that possible?  Does that mean someone is logging into different accounts from the same location (IP address) and rating multiple times?  How can we stop this? 

April 16, 2009
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hi all my fello ireporters and david how are you when are the bullies going to stop they are here to stay and attack me and i am tired i keep placing violation and they are still here david i know its imposible to control them but they are the ones that doesn´t have any ireport and keep with the bullies, to a lot of ireporters and the good ones are banned i don´t understand the system now

thanks david

April 16, 2009

Sounds like an interesting idea. And to any of the international iReporters they should post local entertainment.

April 16, 2009

@iReport Team Also Cinco de Mayo is coming up.

April 16, 2009
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@davidw

re local entertainment

 

There's the "world worm charming contest" in the UK next month ... should be a giggle!

 

Makes me think that there must be loads of local "shows / events" worldwide, but which are locally held.

 

Alun

April 16, 2009

What about an IGNORE button for the antagonists??

April 16, 2009
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@TheDimmitt Would love to see your review of LPBW, one of my faves for sure

April 16, 2009
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An iReport Photographers Section would be GREAT!  Let's do it.

April 16, 2009

salsteels - i'm not sure i would regard variety or talk shows to be "reviewable" since they have an ever changing guest list.  you either grock the host(ess) or you don't.   and my favorite TV show of all time was the HBO mini-series "rome", but if you find out about it after the first few episodes its difficult to pick up in the middle of it.

April 16, 2009

@gilldreams i noticed the same thing it seems alot of nice comments or alot of comments that seems to debunk someones ireport seem to get a little line thru thier name

April 16, 2009
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Hey i have a qeustion i know you should be respectful to the others that comment but if you infer a curse word but use **** is that something you can get kicked for?

April 16, 2009
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lette great question

April 16, 2009
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gilldreams

 

I haven't noticed anything like that recently - about nine months ago I did but not in awhile...

April 16, 2009

@nsaidi I don't know why I keep watching these shows. That is a good question.

April 16, 2009
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Tyson may go there and do a video when they sell the pumpkins it is about 20 minutes from here!.

April 16, 2009
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Ryn

lol I watched three episodes of Law and Order last night.

What about did you have a garage band, or were you in a band?

April 16, 2009

Thanks Larena, I hope I get an answer!

April 16, 2009
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@Salsteels the summer concert festivals are definitely on our radar. What could we do with this subject? Is there something unique about these festivals in your area? What is your scene like?

April 16, 2009
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i really would like to see a section for the octomom

April 16, 2009
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@JoyfulGypsy -- We're close to a resolution on the rating system. In the meantime, it may be some comfort to know that stories that have one star rank higher than stories with no stars in the newsiest rankings.

April 16, 2009
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@JoyfulGypsy OK, we're on it. Photography section here we come. Got some assignment ideas? Best black & whites, Micro/Macro, scavenger hunt?

April 16, 2009
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@David - To stop the revolving door, isn't there someway to require complete profiles with verified addresses or phone #'s before allowing someone to make comments and reports? Trolls keep on popping up time and again.

April 16, 2009

lette/larena - if you had an "ignore" button after 2 days everybody would be ignoring everybody else, and iReports would be dead

April 16, 2009

How's about we make our own show, it could be called Survivor@Ireporter.com the Unbanned?

April 16, 2009
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As a political junky, what about parody of politicians relative to movie or "showbiz" event.

April 16, 2009

@nsaidi Dirty, lots of dirt!

April 16, 2009

justUSA yes I see that too alot..so my question is if a person's avatar turns to a blue head did they deactivate themselves?

If a person's avatar turns to a blue head and a line is through their name did they get removed from ireports? Is there a way of telling what is what??

April 16, 2009
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Tyson....Flowers, Trees, Oceans, Lakes, People, Cars, so many subjects.  It would be great having that, so many of us are into photography.

April 16, 2009
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@nsaidi

 

Cinema in London is particularly expensive, starting at around $USD20 minimum - and popcorn costs the same!

 

That said, we have some great "art" cinemas - and some great "huge" cinemas showing the latest films in great comfort.

 

It's very annoying to see films ages after their US launch - but there's talk of digital transmission via satellite, so the costs and time should come down, allowing us to see films earlier.

 

Just realised I have a 3d camera - I should do the first 3d iReport, shouldn't I!

 

Alun

April 16, 2009

@tyson photographs of industry or skylines.

April 16, 2009

I've always thought a festivals web site would be great something to cater to just about any fringe group. I used to hit all the kite festivals in the US. But any activity or festival that is a weekend long or like Fiesta would be nice. I could make travel plans.

April 16, 2009
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@tyson.  Photography themes are endless.  Pick one and we're bound to get a lot of fabulous and inspird submissions. 

 

@davidw - HA!  That's good to know.  ;o)

April 16, 2009
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@David- i ahve noticed the star rating does not seem to effect the newsiest- I like thjat. however, there are soe tings that wind up in "newsiest" that I would not consider news - like "Why is so ans so banned?"

News??? I go to hte newsiest when i don't have much time to see what is current.

April 16, 2009
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@Salsteels We like it dirty. Well there might be something in that. If it's really dirty, show us what it's like!

April 16, 2009
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nicole and tyson and gang

 

since iReport is an online thing - what about my idea of reviewing or reporting on online entertainment options? The rise of HULU, youtube, and of course iReport - it would be nice to start to see some topics about this phenom. In researching for our thing I've come across a lot of online shows both fiction and non-fiction - some good, some bad (many not so good yet). But it's a growing industry and speaking as an insider here in the entertainment industry it is the direction we've been going for some time now. Thoughts?

 

 

April 16, 2009
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david can we make a id from cnn ireports and do  you think we can go and interview a politician and do you think they would let us interview them, i really would like to have my own ireport card to use it wherever i go, thanks

April 16, 2009

@PapaK Fiesta and Cinco run the same in downtown SA.

April 16, 2009
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@everyone -- Those are great ideas and we'll start working on fleshing them out.

We'd also like to see what you thought about some of the ideas we've been working on.

 

-- Head to head debates on films, movies etc.

"Star Trek: awesome or abomination, for example

 

-- Summer music festivals

 

-- Obscure landmarks in entertainment history "Heathers" turns 20 and things like that

April 16, 2009

@gill yea i was watching a report this morning and this guy had like 15pgs of comments and now he is gone, he had numerous CNN stickers and it was a racially motivated post and now he is gone but it was a true disscusion SO DAVID anything u can say to make me understand i am a newbie here

April 16, 2009
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Lette I agree. There is a concerted effort going on to get specific iReporters banned by being antagonizing and baiting them until they blow up and say things they don't really mean. Auntiebjw and Emuu were the latest in this game.

April 16, 2009

I want to meet all the iReporters.

April 16, 2009
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Anyone going to Bonnaroo or other music festivals this year? Would love to start a concert assignment if there was enough interest.

April 16, 2009
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hi guys

April 16, 2009

HairOtter, my question was specific to antagonists who have no desire to debate the topic of your post.  Their sole purpose is to antagonize.  iReport Team, can I get an answer on that??

April 16, 2009
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I apologize for my language. I am taking a lot of flack for this in the newsroom.

April 16, 2009

dpk it happened to me and a few other ireporter this past week..one minute the comments are there the next they were gone..Lucky for me I started copying all my comments kind of a drag to have to do that! Who is deleting the comments?? and why are they doing this continuously??? It's bad enough people are getting removed and set up by others but the comments too? come on! this is not right at all.

April 16, 2009
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@ group- I hear folks complain about ireports on other blogs but I think it is unique and appreciate that it is connected to a legit news media site. Otherwise it is just a blog.

April 16, 2009

@SalSteels yes they do. Hey this is San Antonio baby, we look for any reason to celebrate.

April 16, 2009

i can see where david is going with local entertainment reviews - it would help drive up "traffic" to this site, but only if you could review stuff BEFORE it happened.  not too many people are going to care about a one time event thats already over.  but i would like to read about stuff that i could still attend, or watch.  a museum exhibit, for example.

April 16, 2009
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@Margot707 -- We are taking more aggressive steps to make sure banned users don't return.

April 16, 2009
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@JoyfulGypsy: Photographers Section, stellar idea!  Can't wait.

     

 

April 16, 2009

@nsaidi english, oh don't worry a lot of people speak it!

April 16, 2009
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I agree not right at all gill can u get banned for ***ing out a curse word?

April 16, 2009
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@AlunHill worm charming sounds awesomely kooky to me

April 16, 2009
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About "Newsiest" ... too many times it's nothing more than people having a conversation about something totally not "news worthy" and yet those posts override more important posts just because they get more comments.  Seems like a waste of space.   

April 16, 2009
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hairyOtter Not for public use, just for CNN. I filled in my profile and that information is available only to them. It verifies who I am. And don't you dare call me a Nazi.

April 16, 2009
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Sorry, but I think there are too many shows on entertainment already, why does CNN want to go there?

April 16, 2009

@PapaK SA is my hood man!

April 16, 2009
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Hi from SFO Airport..Zennie

April 16, 2009

I better mind my peas and ques.

April 16, 2009
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gill

 

our friends in Atlanta have a hard job - and stuff happens - if I took every comment that was hurled at me personally I'd go insane - well to be fair I have come close on that front lol

 

and Nicole - hats off by the way you were minding the store there recently while others were on vacation - nice work!

April 16, 2009
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@dpkronmiller Best of online entertainment? I love it. Perhaps reach out to folks who don't own or even turn on the TV? Want to help us draft the language for the assignment?

April 16, 2009

David, is referring to someone as a "Nazi* considered abusive??

April 16, 2009

lette/margot - aren't we all mature enough NOT to be antagonized into a hate debate?   can't we simply chose to ignore stupid stuff, rather than burden the iReport team with ever escalating demands for layers of insulation against things which might conceivably hurt our little feelings?

April 16, 2009
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@Lette -- I have some big reservations about an ignore function, but we'll look at it again.

April 16, 2009

but david what about the reporters yall unjustly banned

April 16, 2009

we have a music type festival here and if I get my digitel I will be able to film it ..until then I can only do stills..It is similar to Carnival! Costumes, dancing in the streets, music lots of fun ...will try to get some pics..it's in August..

April 16, 2009
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Henry, I got your call when I was in the airport security line, and on another call. 

April 16, 2009

either we are not listening to the "hosts" or the "hosts" are not listening to the iReporters here.

April 16, 2009
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Ryn

Thumbs up on photography section!

April 16, 2009
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Welcome zennie62!

April 16, 2009
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@AlunHill I think we'd be interested in getting a peek at international films and theaters. You've traveled all over the world so you can give us perspective... might want to dig through your archives and see if you have anything.

April 16, 2009
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Thanks for joining us for the roundtable from the airport @zennie62!

April 16, 2009

@KCRep well none of the shows ask me for my opinion, they just keep telling me they are in HD.

April 16, 2009
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Hi David! 

April 16, 2009
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@lette

I doubt it. Did you see how I got beat up in the comments yesterday? Actually I thought it was amusing.

April 16, 2009

margot - i suspect that our user profiles are available to all the people iReports has "deputized" to patrol the site for violations etc.  these are (some of) the same people already one starring posts they personally disagree with.  do you want to give that crowd MORE power?

April 16, 2009

@Salsteels cool, there was a young girl (from San Antonio) here yesterday who posted her phone number email addy date of birth. I called her and asked her to go back and edit her post.  I'll be she got a lot of hits.

 

I live out in UC but work at the intersection of 410 and I10 you know the place made famous this morning. Really local stuff but not entertainment.

April 16, 2009
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@everyone

 

The plain fact is, there are idiots out there and you will get comments - many appalling.

 

Ignore them  -you've made your point, your post / pic / video is at the top. You win.

 

If you react/ get upset, you lose.

 

Annoying though, I agree!

 

They have said they're looking at the star system and clearly lots of idiots have been removed - but these things take time and there's no full cure.

 

Just a humble British iReporter's 2pennorth!

 

Alun

April 16, 2009
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@HairyOtter -- I think that focusing on local entertainment culture would be the way to go as opposed to individual events.

 

Also, if we could refrain from calling each other Nazis I think that would be a big help.

April 16, 2009
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cna irepoters set up a round table for differnt events?

April 16, 2009
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tyson

 

sure! I'll shoot ya an email?

April 16, 2009

EWillies, I did!  I commend you for the way you handled yourself!

April 16, 2009
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@dpkronmiller Thanks! I'd like to point out that we did have some staffing and Katie helped us keep it together. So thanks everyone for pulling together.

April 16, 2009
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I saw you on the Situation Room again @EWillies1961 You're a star!

April 16, 2009
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Thanks.  Say, I can chat for about five min, so I'll throw out some red meat.  1) Star Trek will make $400 million in two weeks.  2) IT DOES MESS UP San Francisco's Skyline.  3) The story will be a good one from what I read.  Reviews are all over.  Would be great to get iReporters in various cities pooled together per city. 

April 16, 2009

@EWilies1961 Thanks for posting your views and taking the hits.

April 16, 2009

HairyOtter » lette/margot - aren't we all mature enough NOT to be antagonized into a hate debate?   can't we simply chose to ignore stupid stuff, rather than burden the iReport team with ever escalating demands for layers of insulation against things which might conceivably hurt our little feelings?

 

Sorry but I must say something to this comment here.

The problem has escalated beyond hurt little feelings as you put it!

I take offense to your attitude and unless you have been stalked on here, had nasty threats made against you via email on ireports, had several people gather as a particular group and flag your posts, comments and spread that all around the site I suggest you be a little bit tolerant of people who have had really nasty things go on here! thanks.

April 16, 2009
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@tyson

I wish :)

April 16, 2009

david - top posts which feature nazi flags and hate rants against republicans are the same as people screaming that obama supporters are communists and drug addicts.  either it all stays, or it all goes.  its the picking and choosing based on the whim of the person with his finger on the "delete" button that has people uncertain.

April 16, 2009
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Hey Tyson.  Whatever happened to the "MY City" campaign.  I busted my hump on that one.  Oh, look out for my new vlog-based TV show on CoLoursTV DISH 9407 and Comcast in some markets, 3:30 PM May 2nd.  Same videos but in a 30 min format.

April 16, 2009
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@David - The Music Festival idea sounds good.

April 16, 2009
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@nsaidi

 

Great idea - will do!

 

Just remembered, the world's smallest cinema (allegedly!) is very close to my home ...

 

I'm also filming the "UK Gadget Show" tomorrow - 30,000 tickets over 3 days - and sold out within minutes! Should make a great iReport.

 

Alun

 

 

 

April 16, 2009
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dpkronmiller yes please! I've got another idea I want to share with you.

April 16, 2009
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Hello guys.

April 16, 2009

Awhhhh suchs, c'mon David this issue has done gone unanswered long enough. Amnesty and a second chance system. Time for you folks to be a little be less harsh and more user friendly.

April 16, 2009
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Alun

 

Good point. Very good point.

April 16, 2009
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@zennie62 Awesome. Is SFO jazzed? It would be cool to get the local reaction and see the parts of the city that get messed up. LOL Nice suggestions!

April 16, 2009
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@gilldreams -- I talked to our developers today about the disappearing comment problem. It should be taken care of very soon.

April 16, 2009
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cool

April 16, 2009
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Thanks for the welcome Tyson! 

April 16, 2009

HairyOtter, I'm quite mature, that's why I'm still here!  I have no desire to be anyone's whipping post!  If you want to debate me on issues, that's one thing!  Antagonizing is a whole other issue!  I also take exception to your condescending attitude!  That's not very mature!

April 16, 2009
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I like photo thingy also,I live in SA -Southtown and Fiesta is a big deal in this neighborhood. Im sure I can get some very nice pics from it all.

 

April 16, 2009
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@AlunHill - world's smallest cinema LOL!!! I would love to see the UK gadget show. Bet the folks at Tech would be interested. I'd like to see what gadgets are hot... always looking for that kind of stuff!

April 16, 2009

David this is a roundtable discussion with time delays here so please forgive me if I am not up to par with the conversation ok..We should be able to discuss all that is going on so we can as ireporters continue to enjoy this site without threats of being kicked off. It has been said there is a 3 time warning system..I don't know about that ..I have not been told by anyone who got removed that they recieved any warnings at all..but that is not up to me to be involved in. I do however think that when ireporters get a second id that is against the rules here, for the sole purpose of causing problems for others ..why are they exempt from either getting warned or removed from this site? just had to vent..sorry if I have offended anyone..

April 16, 2009
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@zennie62 - I'll reach out to the producers of "My City, My Secret" - I'm not sure where it stands, but I love your video and I'm rooting for you.

April 16, 2009

gilldreams - stalkers lose interest if you ignore them. and hate emails are like spam - i delete 100 pieces of spam a day.  this is why i don't go for margots sugggestion to have our phone numbers or other "verified" information on our private profiles.  i suspect some of these ax-grinders work as iReport violations monitors.

April 16, 2009
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Talking about TV. What do people think of NBC desicion of having Jey Leno on 5 days of week.

April 16, 2009
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@SalSteels

Love you piece on the land at the military base in San Antonio. I've been out there.

April 16, 2009

@tyson what about asking iReports if they play in a band like what YouTube has done with musicians?

April 16, 2009

davidw » @gilldreams -- I talked to our developers today about the disappearing comment problem. It should be taken care of very soon

Attaching your comment David so I know where I am here

thanks

Is there a reason for the disappearance of comments??

April 16, 2009
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outta here

April 16, 2009

david - for "local entertainment" i'd suggest categories like museums, local theater (the kind with multiple performances), maybe even public gardens (longwood gardens about an hour from here are fantastic)

April 16, 2009
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Hey the IRporter photgraphy club would be a great idea.

April 16, 2009

There is an agenda that was set, and it's clear that agenda was meant to ignore. It would be nice to have some of the recurring issues addressed by the staff.

April 16, 2009
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Oldduker

 

Not sure what you're concern is - I've been honestly very surprised about how patient and open CNN's been with us all - let's face it this a risky thing this iReport for CNN to some degree - the volume they have to contend with alone is impressive.

 

And there have been a lot of very abusive folks and odd propaganda from other countries - I remember seeing a rash of pro-Georgian and pro-Russian posts when that conflict arose that had nothing to do with iReport or citizen journalism.

 

By the by someone asked about clearance issues with celebrities - if they know they are going to be on something and are speaking on camera you should be fine - especially if they are a public  person. I haven't had any trouble with the folks I've interviewed - the problem would more be if your posting someone's image without them knowing you even took the image. I try to only have faces in my reports from folks I know understand that they might end up here. If you notice a lot of my B-Roll is of neckless people lol

 

 

 

April 16, 2009

@EWillies1961 I'm a Texan, we have to stick together!

April 16, 2009

Hello ireport community from DC.

April 16, 2009
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@David - regarding the star rating system, it was said by someone previously that some people go around hitting various people with 1 star regardless of the content because they have it in for the poster. many of us feel that the system should be changed to an 1 star or nothing system. If you like the post, give it a thumbs up or a star. If you don't like it, there's no way to mess up the rating.

April 16, 2009
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@adriana71 we're going to be looking at late night when Conan comes up in June and then again when Leno comes up in September. What could we do to explore that? Should we go head to head? Ideas?

April 16, 2009
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@Salsteels I love that idea! Not sure how it would work but definitely something to ponder.

April 16, 2009
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@Salsteels

We will

April 16, 2009

David i understand yall want to talk about entertainment but i believe you need to address some of the farces that is going on

i see hate spewed reports everywhere but when someone shows that it is wrong yall delete them and just ban them are we truly to coward to talk about race in america

April 16, 2009
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Welcome, davidjw!

April 16, 2009

@iReport Team, what about promoting iReport?

April 16, 2009
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@zennie62 great idea re: Star Trek

April 16, 2009
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Listening to Presidente Calderon.  I think that IReports should also ask about our current role in all of South America.. Not Just MExico.

April 16, 2009
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I'm throwing you a big bone now... can you think of any innovative ways that we could present entertainment content? Videos? Interactives? Visuals? What do you want to see? Zennie had the red meat, I'm throwing the bone.

April 16, 2009

lette - my observation was "aren't we all mature enough . .. " and it wasn't meant to be condescending to you personally, yet you chose to escalate anyway.  see - thats the opposite of ignoring a perceived slight.  i'm chosing to de-escalate by clarifying my meaning, rather than returning fire to you.

April 16, 2009
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Unfortunately (fortunately) I'm at work and having a hard time keeping up. 

 

Is there a way to limit the number of posts a person can submit on a daily basis?  I find that there are some that post endlessly on nothing of importance or interest and their posts keep pushing the more important posts down the pile and make them harder to find.  (Especially with the one star bandit lurking around with their finger on the trigger.)

April 16, 2009
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yeah, ireporter photography club! i like that

April 16, 2009
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Leno/Conan definitely an idea on our radar @adriana71

April 16, 2009

@david williams...

It is fruitless to talk about the star ratings as well as those that continue to reemerge in another name and hassel the heck out of people attempting to bait them into getting kicked off of ireport.  I am sad to say that the site is beginning to degenerate to a slap happy chat room filled with witriol and hate...

April 16, 2009
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@Salsteels sounds great. What did you have in mind?

April 16, 2009

@someone, what about the use of foreign language. There have been times I've used a translator and found it to be so offensive, clearly they person(s) used it to avoid being disciplined? Just a simple question.

April 16, 2009

so in other words, no one wants to talk about any of the issues that are plauging IReports, let's just keep talking about our little happy topic of entertainment

April 16, 2009
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@Salsteels

Good point. Currently I embed some videos in one of my websites. Specifically there are great poster who have shared their medical and insurance experiences that I have used. This place is full of great material.

April 16, 2009

I am not a movie buff...  Got any other ideas?  However, I do not want to ruin the assignment for others so have at it.

April 16, 2009
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@gilldreams -- We do try to warn people, but if things get too far out of hand too quickly, then we will take faster action.

If people treat each other with respect they won't have to worry about being banned.

 

April 16, 2009

hairy otter they do not lose interest at all. they pass on info to others and it becomes a group effort to attempt to drive people from the website..That has been the experience of many on this site. I don't know how long you have been on here and if you delete 100 spams that is mind boggling to me.

What is an ax grinder iReport violation monitor?

Who is making the decision to remove comments from posts and why?

April 16, 2009

@Nsaidi How about taking photos of all the concert and movie tickets that you have gone to.  I have a whole box and you can make an iReport cologe.

April 16, 2009
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@nsaidi - Could you put up a link for a basic tutorial in HTML coding? I'm getting my less rusty after all these years. I'm sure some others would like some help with this.

April 16, 2009
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Star ratings are about a personal view. Nothing mre.

April 16, 2009
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@nsaidi

Re:any innovative ways that we could present entertainment content?

 

"Behind the scenes" is always interesting - where the film / tv show was made, for example, what is there now (cafe / hotel / castle / street), what changes did the TV crew make (covering up parking meters / changing shop signs / station / street names).

 

Alun

 

April 16, 2009
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@Salsteels Love love love the idea of an iReport collage. What other kinds of things would make cool group-effort collages?

April 16, 2009
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sals

 

some of iReporters do that by accident I think - promoting iReport (again - my and Boris series was inspired by iReport)

April 16, 2009

then david why is the people who asked a real question today about the tea parties being more than just taxes they all got banned why why why

April 16, 2009

eliminating stars won't change the nature of how people debate.  i'm not sure who's been banned in the past, but the current level of angst demonstrates thats not working either.   people say its worse than ever.  how do people live day to day in the real world if they feel they must inevitable respond to every "bait" remarks in a safe forum like iReports.   do we need CNN moles to watch our every movement?

April 16, 2009
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@larena -- Please do not make a CNN iReport ID. That could give people the impression that you worked for CNN.

If you want to approach someone and tell them you'd like to interview them for iReport, that would be great.

 

 

April 16, 2009
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@davidjw I'm not a movie buff, either, and I know more about HTML code than I do about what's on TV. That's my confession. That being said, what kinds of entertainment do you consume? There are also books and comic books and music and TV, and even events. Even just celebrity stuff. Let us know.

 

We're also going to be talking about other subjects, too, like tech and politics, so please stay tuned each week.

April 16, 2009

Hairy.. you named Margot and myself and mentioned "little feelings!"  Until you walk a mile in someone else's shoes, don't make judgments about people's maturity!  You also referred to Margot as an info Nazi!  That's abusive and completely uncalled for!

April 16, 2009

Okay thanks davidw I really would like to see this place in a better space than it is right now. What is all the anger and bitterness about to want to get people thrown off here? Like what is the real problem with the people promoting underhanded sneaky nasty unethical behavior?

April 16, 2009

Well I have no idea what the star thing means and I really don't care how people view my posts. There is too much of the star thing going on for me to worry about. I personally like the idea that people can post things and I like the local entertainment idea. I don't post to get 200 responses. I post because something interests me so I post it. You want to comment on it fine you want to rate me one start fine too. I really don't know who rates or how you rate or even care if that means I live or die. I'm just here for fun.

April 16, 2009

@Tyson, what about iReports submitting video of "Hi I'm JonDoe and iReport for CNN."  Have the editing department put all the iReporters that read a specific script together and put it on iReport.com. Shows the community that we have here. Like that Weezer video Pork and Beans.

April 16, 2009
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@Salsteels Gosh we love the idea of the tickets.... we even thought it might make a nice assignment to ask for mementos. Would you be interested in helping us craft it? In order to do this, we suggest that you make a video and ask for your assignment, and then we can make it.

April 16, 2009
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adriana71 You haven't been picked up by the hate club yet.

April 16, 2009
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@ireporter. I read an article from Salon, that a Texas Educational board is going to determine what type of science book that is going to be chosen. In turn this will force many other district to chose the same science book. Adding creationism to Darwin's theory. We could do an ireport on that. 

April 16, 2009
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@JoyfulGypsy story limits is certainly something we've considered, but since iReport is also an important newsgathering tool, we wary of creating any kind of limits.

 

A couple weeks ago, it was suggested user's most-recent story shows up under assignments. Do you think that would be a good solution?

 

Please know we are continuing to explore better ways content is featured on iReport.com 

April 16, 2009

@HairyOtter...

Much of what you advocate is starteling too me considering the fact that all you left on my latest post werr statements of antagonizm...  If we could do away with some of the hypocrisy the site would be fine...

April 16, 2009

I like the idea of an HTML code "college" where others can share what works and what is and is not allowed?

April 16, 2009
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a tactic I like to use is when someone is being directly abusive or just mean spirited in their comments I send them an email on iRepot - I try to reach out to them. It's actually been a really interesting way of handling conflict.

April 16, 2009

Can we do a review of any dvd's we watch? using still pictures ?? We only have one movie theatre here and it's at the other end of the Island LOL so we love to get dvd's and watch those..

April 16, 2009

lette - anyone who demands personal phone numbers and wants 24/7 patrols to keep out viewpoints they object to is an info nazi.  thats what we objected to with the excesses of homeland security.  we don't want it in our government, but we insist on it here?  cognitive dissonance.  whats really being requested ideological purity and elimination of viewpoints we disagree with.

April 16, 2009
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@davidjw -- There has been some really bad behavior by a small group of people, but I want to remind everyone that we have a huge, vibrant community of more than 250,000 people, who are posting amazing stories every day.

 

April 16, 2009

well that was interesting. see you folks on iReports have a good weekend.

April 16, 2009
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Oh trust me I get a comment here and there. I've heard worse and read even more. I don't worry about. Espically when I have a CNN tag on my video.

April 16, 2009
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and I LOVE the idea of photograhy assignments! My wife and I both would love that.

 

Also what about art? At my site we're starting to feature artists soon - it be a good assignment I think here. Not much attention gets placed on some more traditional forms of art nd literature.

April 16, 2009
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@Salsteels just want to say, when you mentioned the ticket stubs I got to thinking about all these weird things I've saved... old photos, plane tickets, candy wrappers, Disneyland admission passes, old subway passes, etc., that make up a memory record. The kinds of things you might be putting in a scrapbook.. a digital scrapbook. Just a thought.

April 16, 2009

@nsaidi ok. I don't have any "Saw the Beatles in 68" tickets but I have some concerts and movies that I went to. What I would do is take some pictures using the macro setting on my camera and edit them together.  Probably talk about the memories I have since some are 10 years old.

April 16, 2009
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@Salsteels Wow, you're really bringing it today! No reason we can't try it eh? Who wants to go first?

April 16, 2009

gill - i would welcome dvd reviews, especially of stuff that went "straight to video" and never made it to theatres.  also reviews of neat websites others have discovered

April 16, 2009

Send a deputy to answer my question. I just knew I was not gonna see this issue brought out into the open and discussed fairly.

April 16, 2009
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dpkronmiller....That is a great idea but when sending the note...I have to refrain from saying such things as you are fat, I hate you and you drink your bathwater.Sometimes this seems to upset them.........Even more!

April 16, 2009

Speak for yourself Hairy.... Some people need to be monitored!  Timothy McVeigh,...... You should really try to stop calling people names, regardless to what your objectives are!  David Williams a little help here!!!

April 16, 2009
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dpkronmiller Some iReporters have been deliberately targeted by a group of people to get them banned by antagonizing them.

April 16, 2009
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@davidw...What makes IReport great it takes all kind

April 16, 2009
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Photography is one of my favorite hobbies.  I use  a 35 mm Nikon, scan the pics, copy to my pc, and then upload.  However, I just got a brand new digital camera for my 50th birthday from my son and am learning how to use it and the video function.  I would love to see a photography section.  That would be boss!!  As for my favorite and addictive show, "Ghost Hunters" on SCI FI channel, Wednesday nights.  It is the only show I really never miss.

April 16, 2009
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Ryn

The only thing the star thing accomplishes is getting your post pushed into oblivion, if the bandit or bandits with multiple accounts hit you.

You post a report to get your view or share something with the readers. If it is pushed back because of one star ratings it will not be seen period.

It will not stop being on newsiest or stop CNN from attaching the logo, but it will bury your post.

I still say one star rating only or no star.

April 16, 2009

margot - nobody can 'get you banned' - its what we write that gets us banned.  take responsibility for what WE write, if we're objecting to others opinions.

April 16, 2009
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@everyone Thanks for the awesome showbiz ideas! Gotta run to a meeting. Na raze (later ... in Polish)

April 16, 2009

nsaidi » I'm throwing you a big bone now... can you think of any innovative ways that we could present entertainment content? Videos? Interactives? Visuals? What do you want to see? Zennie had the red meat, I'm throwing the bone.

I saw some of the coolest posts by someone named yadray..he is American living in Paris France for the last 10 years..check out his taffey store posts..just beautifully done ....

April 16, 2009

@Oldduker unfortunately in the meeting prior to this "open" forum it was decided to avoid these types of questions. But thanks for bringing up what many of us have been thinking for a very long time.

April 16, 2009

Nsaidi Maybe call the assignment Paper Keepsakes, ask for concert tickets, maybe birthday cards from love one's that have past away, tickets to your first Ball game.

April 16, 2009
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@Lette Name calling and insults are never welcomed. However we ahve to realize not everyone is running on the same scale we are. However I firmly believe that if you react to them, they will smell the blood in the water and keep coming after you. Until you finally bite.

April 16, 2009
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@gilldreams As long as that still photo belongs to you, it's fine. Try and get creative with your iReports! If you watched a movie that inspired you to go out and try something new, etc. then we'd love to hear your story. We also may revisit some classic movies that have upcoming anniversaries, so keep an eye out for those!

April 16, 2009

True!  No one can get you banned.  However, people who antagonize should go play in their sand boxes away from people who enjoy REAL debates!

April 16, 2009
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@ctlss great idea! What kinds of photography interest you?

April 16, 2009
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@everyone -- Wow, thanks for all the great ideas. We're going to go through them with our entertainment folks and get going on them.

 

I've got one last thing to ask everyone before we wrap things up...

If you've got an assignment idea, put it on video and then upload it to iReport.com.

 

 

April 16, 2009
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@everyone Thanks for all the inspiring ideas! Another great roundtable discussion. See you on the site.

April 16, 2009

Adriana71...

The star rating system is abused by childish adults,on the basis of intolerance no competition...  I have gotten to the point where I have nothing but disdain for the rating system.  As long as the message is conveyed, the one star rater has done nothing but make the system a joke...

April 16, 2009
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@nsaidi   Head to head would be cool. Or doing a critique on one show.

April 16, 2009

@Tyson I actually got some sleep. Funny how that works. Sorry for being the Posting Bandit today!

April 16, 2009

lette - the problem is the uncertain definition of "antagonize".  at one end of the spectrum we have vile racist taunts, at the other end some clown thinks that simply pointing out the flaws in his own viewpoint is "antagonism"

April 16, 2009
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Im charged now.Downtown San Antonio is beautifully decorated for our fiesta festivities,,and it starts today!

April 16, 2009

so since the real problems at ireport dont want to get disscused as some one just said then when where it seems that it never gets talked about

April 16, 2009

please someone ask:  Once a report is stamped CNN, does that mean it is vetted and the said reporter contacted either by phone or e-mail?...and if the reporter is not contacted and the report keeps its stamp over time...then what?...Isn't it a question of ethics and honesty to vet reports that have been stamped CNN?...thanks...Larry

yadray emailed me and asked that his question be brought to the roundtable..anyone?? thanks

 

April 16, 2009

I think we need to stop working so much about words typed on a screen by people hiding by their computers

April 16, 2009
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And we're out. Cheers everyone!

April 16, 2009
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bye, now!

April 16, 2009
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Nicole

 

you wanted to know creative ways to post less journalistic content right?

 

Something like an "Expression Corner" or some such named section of the site to encourage individual art and well, expression. I think it would be a mistake to turn any of this into a youtube thing but if it's focused then perhaps it can be successful. I think citizen journalism has been helpful in finding the common voice, the lay opinion outside of the media or political bubble - but there's also something to be said about individuals out there who might want to show people their art - be it photography, painting, or for nut jobs like me - narrative webseries.

 

So maybe a focused and filtered section for non-news stuff would be fun. Users can read about a celebrity's or studio's latest thing and then see someone in the iReport community doing something similar.

 

 

April 16, 2009
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@everyone -- This brainstorming session was a huge success, so let's talk about ideas for our technology section next week.

 

Have a great week!

April 16, 2009
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Signing off, come join me for a video chat in a half hour. Please message me if you are interested in participating.

April 16, 2009
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Davidjw@ Yes, I agree with you. Idon;t worry about the stars or the comments. I have enough on my plate. Unless course the comment has constructive critzim. But really Ithink we are beating a dead horse. Any other ideas?

April 16, 2009
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Will be there.

April 16, 2009

Thanks Katie, I will do that ...thanks Davidw and any team members who were here today..

April 16, 2009

Now here we go with calling people clowns!  I think everyone should look up the definition of the word antagonize!  It means to provoke hostility! 

April 16, 2009

Yep "huge success" I didn't get one question answered, I guess I know I'm not part of the "group."

April 16, 2009
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this was great. nice meeting everyone.

April 16, 2009
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Good Bye for now!! My first time here enjoyed it! 

April 16, 2009

i really would liked to have one of my questions answered i guess the problems on ireport arnt really a big issue humm

April 16, 2009
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@tyson.  How about featuring a few more photos in the Travel Section collage on Fridays and not burying it without an article that's hard to find?  And, how about making the photos "clickable" so that it takes you to the photographer's original post and his/her all other submissions?

April 16, 2009

justUSA - you have to be one of "them."

April 16, 2009
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nsaidi, sorry, but there is some delay between my comment nad when I can read your reply. I love all kinds of photography, but especially nature, bith color and black and white.   I have some absolutely awesome nature pics that I have taken over the years that I would love to post.  Praying mantis eating, birds, raccoons, flowers, deer, you name it.  I also enjoy action type photography.

April 16, 2009

There was a meeting held before this round table and it was decided that they would ignore folks like us.

April 16, 2009

Well there ya have it folks. CNN is NOT "UNFILTERED AND UNEDITED" as it claims. It is nothing more than a click of internet geeks with power to ban people and no guts to answer for their actions. Absolute power corrupts and I predict this will lead to David loosing his job. Thats my opinion and ifin ya want to ban Me than there ain't nothin I can do about that. You will never silence my voice and I will continue my crusade till I see justice for all and not just the geek click. Duke out.

April 16, 2009

I couldn't make it. I just read it all...very interesting. When is our next evening roundtable??

April 16, 2009
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@dpkronmiller cool idea... the expression wall. I wonder what could be done.

April 17, 2009
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I need the American's people to help me have my life back!!  Please my fellow Americans get out to every media source that I am still alive and they cannot take my life even though they tried again yesterday.

 

Hi today at 3:30 I will be working as a bus girl at a restaurant called Orvieto's 148 Main Street in Flemington.

The government has now not only Forbidden my website to be seen, they have now shut off my cell phone, and the house phone where I have been house sitting this week.

 

They have already tried to kill me more times then I care to remember. I am still here by divine providence called the grace of God.

Please come there please get my story out please help us take back our country together!!!!

God Bless America

United we shall stand!!!!

One nation under God Indervisible, with liberty and justice for all.

 

Julia Mallen

http://www.recoveryforthesoul.com

http://www.myspace.com/justme711

April 17, 2009

lol what

April 17, 2009
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Yet this is the wrong round table So Good Bye Have  a good day!

April 17, 2009
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I think it is sad that this Captain Phillips could thank everyone in the world for saving his life, except the President of the United States, Barack Obama, who gave the order for the military to do what they do!  Unbelievable.... this is truly sad!

April 18, 2009
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davidw ok i promiss i will not make me a cnn id, got your answer and youre right about it all the way, thanks for answering my question take care and big kisses larena

April 20, 2009
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RCU

Your question about education goes to root of our kids problems most just need help I'm asking my Senators to look at no child left behind, to include tutoring hours at school, I would like to see our schools extented an hour a day which would accomadate working families, to have an hour dedicated to being broken up into four main  groups,math, reading, science etc. If you as a student don't have an A gradepoint you can't get out of  it.

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