Thursday, May 21, 2009
iReport roundtable

Thanks for a great discussion. We look forward to talking to you again next Thursday at 2:30 p.m. ET.

 

We had more than 300 comments on a wide variety of topics. I hope we answered everyone's questions.

 

If you missed today's discussion, here are some of the highlights:

 

* iReport Photo Club -- Our new photo challenge is fisheye photography. We can't wait to see what you submit.

 

* Story ideas -- Several people made some really cool suggestions for stories, including how cities are dealing with loss of auto plants, old Monopoly boards, children's art projects and radiation from the new airport scanners. Some users thought our assignments were a little bland, so we suggested that folks make their own assignments to jumpstart an interesting discussion.

 

We spent a lot of the hour talking about trolls, bullying and other bad behavior. Our developers have put in some new tools to make it harder for banned users to come back and be disruptive. Hopefully this will take care of a lot of the problem, but when you get right down to it, it is up to us to make iReport.com the community we want it to be.

 

I want to encourage everyone to give each other the benefit of the doubt. That "troll" you're fighting with may have just had a bad day and said something unfortunate. We've all been there.

 

If you see abusive behavior, please hit the Report violation link and we'll take appropriate action. But understanding is the most important tool we have to build this community.

 

Have a great week.

336 Comments
May 21, 2009

Hello World!

May 21, 2009
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Hi everyone, hope you all had a good week.

May 21, 2009
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Greetings!

May 21, 2009

Hello everyone

 

May 21, 2009

Hello :-)

May 21, 2009
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Hello from San Diego! :)

May 21, 2009
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Hello!!!

 

May 21, 2009
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Hi iReporters!

May 21, 2009
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Hi gang.

May 21, 2009

Sannnn Diego, which means....

May 21, 2009

Interesting week. Thank you CNN for the support

May 21, 2009

What's on the agenda today?

May 21, 2009
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Hiya all!

May 21, 2009
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Hi, all - sorry I've been a'missing lately - silly busy!

 

Love the blog pages - really good stuff and reviews.

 

Alun

May 21, 2009

little Ron Burgundy this afternoon

May 21, 2009
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In some ways, I feel like I went 15 rounds with Ali. I still have both my ears, so it couldn't have been Tyson.

May 21, 2009

Hey y'all.

May 21, 2009

Anymore site updates? It would be nice to have bigger mailboxes and the draft option

May 21, 2009
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One bit of interesting news as we get started. Christina just updated the iReport Photo Club challenge. This time we're looking for fisheye photos.

Should be cool.

May 21, 2009
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Question:

When there is a link in the description of a post and you click on it, it takes you away from iReport instead of opening a new window. Is this the intent to take people away from iReport? curious.

May 21, 2009
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Dzien dobry!

May 21, 2009
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Hi everyone. I have had a quaisi serious health issue for the past week so if I disappear, it will be to go back to bed. I'm working with the old doctor.

May 21, 2009
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@ChrisMorrow -- The links are put in by users. It would be cool if those links would open in a new window instead of going straight to site, but not sure if that's possible.

 

May 21, 2009

Also, a lot of people including myself kept getting "you can not send PMs" error

May 21, 2009
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Get well Infoaddict.

May 21, 2009
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Who opens discussion??

May 21, 2009

@Davidw I do some photo clubs here in D-Town and we also post our setting that we took the photo.  Does that sound like a good idea?

May 21, 2009
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@infoaddict -- I hope you're feeling better. Take care of yourself.

May 21, 2009
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@infoaddict We're sorry to hear that! Take care of yourself, and best wishes for a speedy recovery.

May 21, 2009

Anyone keinangst, what's on your mind?

May 21, 2009
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P.S. Here's the link to photo club. It's the same link, but a new challenge: http://www.ireport.com/ir-topic-stories.jspa?topicId=248294

May 21, 2009
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TX Chris

May 21, 2009
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@Salsteels -- That sounds like a great idea. I don't know much about photography, but I would think the settings would be very useful for people who know what they're doing.

May 21, 2009
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@Chris & David - You can right click and select "Open in new window" or "Tab" for FireFox.

May 21, 2009

@infoaddict Hope you feel better.

May 21, 2009
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Hi everyone.

May 21, 2009
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TX all for best wishes.

May 21, 2009

Happy early Memorial Day! I hope everyone has a safe holiday

May 21, 2009
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Chris Example, with zdan's link, right click on it and select "Open in new Window"

May 21, 2009
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Hi all

May 21, 2009

@David iReporters can leave them in the comments, any digital cam will have the settings and photoshop can export them.  I don't know about Picasa but it does help to know what time of day, your F-stop, ISO etc.

May 21, 2009

Hi EWillies1961

May 21, 2009
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hello everyone!

May 21, 2009
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Info Get those feet up!

May 21, 2009

@EWillies What up from H-Town!

May 21, 2009
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Hello all. Hope it is ok if I answer another iReporter's question instead of asking one right off. ChrisMorrow asked about links opening in a new window. You can always right click the link and it pulls up a list of options which includes "open in new window".

May 21, 2009
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@margot707

Thanks for your suggestion. I asked the question because I know people click on the link to the video from cnn.com and then click on my 'follow me on twitter' and they leave ireport.

May 21, 2009
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Present.

 

May 21, 2009
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Hi everyone! What did everyone think of the dueling speaches? I'm curious. Superficially it looked like Hope vs Despair. I think both had good points but as they say(whoever they may be) presentation is everything and Obamas skills as an orator won out over Cheneys "Jack Webb" like delivery. Just the facts. Any thought?

May 21, 2009
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I also wanted to let everyone know about some projects we're working on and would love for y'all to contribute to.

We're getting some great photos from old drive in theaters, but we could still use more.

We're also hoping to get some more pictures of the Statue of Liberty for a neat project Katie is working on.

Any thoughts on folks we should reach out to?

May 21, 2009

Hi robjh1

May 21, 2009
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One feature I would love to see is one that allows a person to see their recent comments, so that you can go back to reports you have commented on without having to bookmark them or search through the entire list.

May 21, 2009
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I think some Posts may be attempting to insult peeps to the point of them wanting to leave. I thought we r "fair" and balanced here. Unless, some real threats are or were made, why do peeps insist on "calling" others out and "gang -up" on those unaware of the tru purpose of these Posts?

May 21, 2009
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I'll start off with a minor annoyance. why do we have to contend with those pesky scroll bars and hidden links when links are posted at the end of a comment or post. I know to add text below the link, but not everyone does that.

May 21, 2009
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Scalpel v Sledgehammer? :)

May 21, 2009
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David There have been several posts lately about "cyber bullies" and "internet trolls." Could CNN / iReports put up a guide line to help out? These posts sometimes turn into slug fests between iReporters accusing each other of "bullying" and "trolling" with the result being hurt feelings, people deactivating their accounts, or even getting banned. HELP!

May 21, 2009
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Robjh1 lives in NY right?

May 21, 2009
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Hi everyone.  Just popping in, but must get back to work.  Just wanted to say thank you, Christina, for the photo club update.  Great news! 

 

I've have to come back and read the rest of the comments later.  Have a great day everyone.

May 21, 2009

@David I think a 4th of July montage would be awesome!

May 21, 2009
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@davidw

 

How many photos are you loooking for (statue of liberty).

 

May 21, 2009
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@Salsteels

 

In Picasa, there's a little box bottom right of each pic when viewed full size -  this has exposure etc details.

 

Alun

May 21, 2009
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Good idea Southerner01. Our newspaper website also has a report that shows all posts you've made. It is already in a database at iReports so it may be doable here as well if many request it?

May 21, 2009
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@Margot707 -- I would encourage people not to make posts like that. As you said, they don't really help solve the problem and just get folks riled up.

 

We have put in some new filters that seem to be stopping most banned users from coming back. That just went into place a few days ago so we're working out wrinkles.

May 21, 2009
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JoyfulGypsy: Keep up the great job with the beautiful pictures!

May 21, 2009
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How do we load music?

May 21, 2009

I agree Margot and Kei, it has been getting ugly on here.

May 21, 2009

@Alun, can you export them to word or notepad?

May 21, 2009
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@ChrisMorrow I'll answer, since I'm working on the project. Hundreds. Literally! The more the better.

May 21, 2009

Yippe, thanks davidw

May 21, 2009
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@JoyfulGypsy - You're welcome. I loved hearing all the suggestions from all the photographers out there.

May 21, 2009
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I was very distressed to OCgirl gone. Is there any chance of some kind of amnesty, a cooling off period for banned ireporters, or a temporary suspension. It's really detracting from the quality of ireports. I find myself leaving due to lack of interesting dialog sometimes.

May 21, 2009

Hi ANAV

May 21, 2009
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@ Chris Maybe put a comment in your report to instruct people who don't know how to do that. If they forget to hit the  button, inexperienced users can get lost easily. I think I'll try that on some of mine reports next time, when I refer to an outside site.

May 21, 2009
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Right KCrep.

May 21, 2009
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@davidw.  I think I can speak for most of us in saying THANK YOU for being there this weekend, it was a nightmare.

May 21, 2009
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@all

 

what up, good to see everyone

May 21, 2009
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I do not want to sound rude however this is the Internet and I think if you are willing to post here you have to be ready for anything others may post or comment as long as what they do cannot physically harm you...

May 21, 2009

I second that Rosehips

 

 

May 21, 2009

We have awesome iReporters here with very interesting dialog I think

May 21, 2009
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@Margot707 -- One thing I have noticed since we have put the statistics and the dates users joined on people's profiles is that there is a lot of suspicion about new members.

I have seen folks accusing new people of being banned users and being pretty mean in some cases.

I would encourage everyone to be more welcoming. It would be nice for new people to have a good impression of the community.

 

May 21, 2009
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Another feature that would be nice is an advanced search that allows us to pick multiple fields at once, like keywords and a date range or allow the search results to be sorted by the same categories that reports usually are: most recent, most viewed, etc.

May 21, 2009

@Rosehips, OCgirl is gone and then comes back and now she is gone again?

May 21, 2009
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@katie

 

sound like a photosynth to me :)

 

a video of a string of photos ok?

10 photos at a time is just too long.

May 21, 2009
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I miss many of the banned ireporters and I see many people saying the same thing. I have talked to some and they are not interested in returning, but some would probably welcome the opportunity and perhaps they will change the way they engage with others. :-)

May 21, 2009
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@robjh1 - Great offbeat video and photos this week!

May 21, 2009

Agreed EWillies1961

May 21, 2009
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@Southerner01 -- I think that's a good idea. We'll look into making it easier to follow the threads you're participating in.

 

May 21, 2009

I would like an "ignore user" function. I think that would help with some of the problems of late.

May 21, 2009
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David Addressing part of Rosehips' comment, many of the suggested topics are pretty bland. I don't like knock down drag out fights, but some of the topics don't really have any "meat" to them to get into any real debate.

May 21, 2009
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Spontaneous!!! HI!!!

 

May 21, 2009
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oh and there is a small drive-in near my home and I could possibly do a story about it but not until next week. how long will you still be looking for stories?

May 21, 2009
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@ChrisMorrow I would prefer photos, not videos, since it'll be easier to work with those source files. You've got a bit of time before July 4th, no worries :)

May 21, 2009

@EWillies1961 - but we are adults and we should respect each other.

May 21, 2009
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Yes, rosehip...I concur

May 21, 2009
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and hi and thanks to tj!

May 21, 2009

No prob Rose

 

May 21, 2009
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hello everyone

May 21, 2009
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David Going back to the "bullying," I'm surprised that some posts and comments are allowed to remain and some other iReporters get banned for far less.

May 21, 2009

I feel being banned there must be a strong reason and that should not be overturned. Just my opinion

May 21, 2009
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Thanks David!

May 21, 2009
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hello

May 21, 2009
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@rosehips -- It is always disappointing when we lose members of the community, but I don't think bringing back banned users is a good idea.

 

May 21, 2009
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I think everyone has learned a lesson on these posts about cyber bullying. I think we are all mature enough to not let ourselves get baited into a confrontation.

May 21, 2009
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@TJCIII

Agreed. Do you see the beating I take. I am opinionated and think others have that right. Remember these people commenting do not know you so any vile has no meaning.

May 21, 2009

Hi ky42

May 21, 2009
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@rosehips I'm working on the drive-in story too. :) It will hopefully publish sometime next week. Anytime this weekend or early next week would be a good time to visit.

May 21, 2009
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salsteen, I could be wrong but I think that OCgirl is banned and some say she was baited. I wasn't there and can't really say.

May 21, 2009
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Hello fellow iReportarians!

May 21, 2009

Thank you davidw

May 21, 2009
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I have personaly seen people get "ganged-up on, like for instance briomio. What gives? A personal vendetta which is uncalled for and in her Post. this should have been under review by the CNN staff. IMO

May 21, 2009

@Everyone I think it would be great if iReporters could just ignore rude comments and focus on the story. This subject keeps coming up and I don't think team iReport can police the entire site. It just falls to us to just be adults and keep moving on.

May 21, 2009
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hey spon

May 21, 2009
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I would like to see the comment fields on posts become issue oriented rather than intertwined with personal issues. PMs, a not to Davidw, come to roundtable or just ignoring nastiness, prejudice, etc. - any of these options are open to us short of the public comment boxes. When someone new comes to a post on say Trolls and finds a good definition but with comments that refer to past actions, unhappiness,people or events off the issue at hand perse, I would be a very confused newbie.

May 21, 2009

I am very thick skinned so nothinig any one here can phase me one bit.  Not everyone is like that.  I have been here a little over a month, I have seen some very harsh things stated, and sometimes, for no reason at all.

May 21, 2009
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David back to the "bullying" issue. There does seem to be a lot of ganging on some of the posts, but they are allowed to remain. And others get banned for defending themselves. Are there any firm guidelines? Besides the sometimes ambiguous statements in TOS.

May 21, 2009

If it's bland or boring here-- post something, get it excited again. It's up to everyone

May 21, 2009
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Katie: You think it be a good idea maybe to have a small contest on photo projects? I know there are many beautiful ones out there. Prizes could be an Ireport shirt or something like that.

 

 

May 21, 2009
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rosehips, I was there, believe me what she did deserved banning, just take my word on it please.

May 21, 2009
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@EWillies1961 -- I agree that a good debate is always welcome here on iReport, but you can disagree without being disagreeable.

You're a perfect example -- You disagreed with another member about Nancy Pelosi and posted a rebuttal, but you were a gentleman about it.

 

May 21, 2009
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@katie

 

I will try to track down my liberty photos for ya.

I have hundreds!!!

 

 

May 21, 2009
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I've had someone create a sock puppet to flame me. The sock puppet was banned for it but the main user account wasn't. Isn't there some way to track users by IP to stop that kind of stuff? Also, there is one person who has had at least three accounts banned but just shows back up with a new account and continues his propaganda campaign.

May 21, 2009
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@SalSteels

Point exactly. Most flamers just want attention.

May 21, 2009

The bullying always returns. I have been on internet forums for a LONG time and it always returns. The players may change but you can't stop it permanently. That's why I think an ignore user function would help for those who cannot ignore what people say on their own.

May 21, 2009
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@Salsteels Cheers to that! As you see, we're busy with plenty of projects and figuring out the best way to showcase everyone's awesome work. That's tough to do when there are so many personal issues to respond to.

May 21, 2009
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davidw, I understand your position re: bringing back the banned but some of the folks I know feel that they were banned without justification or warning and there was not even a reason given to them. I just thing that is unfair.

May 21, 2009

@Everyone Wait wait, ok was OCgirl banned or did she leave because this is important. I don't know her personally but she has contributed to the site quite a bit. If someone could clarify that would be nice.

May 21, 2009
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Though, when U report a violation, is'nt that supposed to be sufficient and a review is then warranted?? These, soliciters of prejudice and biased against others are still casually doing there thing. I do'nt understand.

May 21, 2009
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@ChrisMorrow Yay! You're my hero.

May 21, 2009

Hello All, sorry had connection problems here..and it is very slow going..so I will just say this now in case I don't get to come back on the page..

I think this site was hacked by YouTube..I had to email staff and David Williams about this problem. Second  I did do a post on the terminology of the words being used lately on the site which most times are all wrong.. It was not to stir up any trouble if people had taken the time to read the post plus the link they would see it was for informations sake. We sometimes use the wrong words to describe a situation and that has been evident on this site lately too. That is what my post was about. Addressing a problem very relevent to a lot of people who either post reports or comment. Also there have been a number of people who are banned returning using other ID's to cause disruption on this site, bait people into things very unpleasent. Often you do not see this behavior coming specially if it is from some new person who says they have been watching for months and decided to finally join in..Thanks.

May 21, 2009
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Salsteen, she is banned I'm afraid.

May 21, 2009

OCGirl stated she was being bullied and harassed, even to her personal email accounts.   She forwarded many links and post of some very hurtful things.

May 21, 2009
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@Salsteels

 

"@Alun, can you export them to word or notepad?"

 

Sadly, no - you can't even cut and paste - sorry!

 

Alun

May 21, 2009
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@Salsteels I got an e-mail from her saying that she was banned.

May 21, 2009
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@Margot707 -- I'm not going to discuss specific cases, but I can say that we work very hard to enforce the Community Guidelines fairly.

May 21, 2009
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@davidw

Thanks.... Maybe we should encourage some of our flamers to actually post something. I think I remember seeing that suggestion here before.

May 21, 2009

I think it's unfair that people have more than one ID.

May 21, 2009
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Savid A new person was asking about moderated posts. I made this suggestion to staff along this same way. Any chance of that happening? The poster doesn't always have the time to hang around to moderate comments, and many times the poster gets ganged up on and over whelmed.

May 21, 2009
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@Katie:You think it be a good idea maybe to have a small contest on photo projects? I know there are many beautiful ones out there. Prizes could be an Ireport shirt or something like that.

May 21, 2009
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Now, on the flipside of the "cyber bullying" thing, I have seen some people horribly overreact. They'll post a report and then someone will respond with something innocuous like "I disagree". The OP will then go on a tirade about staying off their posts if you disagree, call the person a troll, etc.

May 21, 2009

It would be nice to see some sort of block feature put up in certain posts to stop people and extra id's coming in to attack a person and their post

May 21, 2009
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KC, if OC deserved to be banned all I can say is that was an off day for her and she must have had something terrible happen. She has always been sweet and has provided CNN with many months of good footage for tv and given many reports that never hurt anyone. I think it is very troubling that everything she has done is now all history.

May 21, 2009
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@Margot707, @EWillies1961 -- My hope is that some of these problems will be resolved now that we've made it harder for banned users to come back.

That will also give me more time to focus on people ganging up on others in the comments.

May 21, 2009
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Incidentally, it looks like I've got a spare day in Barbados next week (lucky me!).

 

I have a couple of things planned for iReports, but if anyone has any suggestions / recommendations, do please say!

 

(I'm already doing rum and distillery tours!).

 

 

I'll also be doing some stuff on Afghanistan in July, which I think we'll all find fascinating - it'll be from a woman's point of view of the country - a country where women can be killed for $8 ...

 

 

 

Alun

May 21, 2009
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Good question Anav.

I wish I had an ireport cap. Good promotion when out in the field.

 

 

May 21, 2009
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@ky42 - thanks for sharing the photo of your beard. How long have you been a bearded gentlemen?

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-261259

May 21, 2009
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How is it scheduled for the monirators in this site to keep tabs on infractions or violations, other than waiting for the report violation cue??

May 21, 2009
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It's still very easy to create multiple IDs here and create new ones even after being banned.

May 21, 2009

@team iReport Can a team iReport rep tell us if OCgirl is still with iReport.

May 21, 2009
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I agee sutherner. The other practice is to subject another iReporter not a troll to silence or avoidance - the tactic recommended to be used on trolls. This is perhaps the most indisious disortion of methodology.

May 21, 2009
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10 years

May 21, 2009

Really Margot707 -- share with us

May 21, 2009
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rosehips, I wish I could tell you what she did, but I can't say it on here, it was extremely bad and against TOS, and she did two separate things, not one.  Then the PM's started happening to all of us, bad PM's.

May 21, 2009

I also remember hearing there would be 3 warnings given then the person would be removed from this website. I think if that had happened in some cases there would not be the number of really great people removed from this site and the problems would have solved themselves.

May 21, 2009
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ChrisMarrow: Thank you

 

May 21, 2009
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Before it gets buried too far, let me say that Anav's idea of a photo contest with Ireport t-shirts as prizes sounds like a really neat idea.

May 21, 2009
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40% of the Navy fleet is housed in San Diego now. Would that be an interesting story.

May 21, 2009
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@AlunHill -- Wow, I can't wait to hear about your adventures. It sounds amazing.

May 21, 2009
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Hey everyone, just jumping in.

May 21, 2009
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@ANAV Our iReport Photo Club has an unofficial prize: Getting featured on the iReport blog like this post. We're looking for new and exciting ways to showcase iReporters' standout work. There aren't any plans for a photo contest right now. In my opinion, I think highlighting the work on CNN and on iReport.com so others can enjoy it is a pretty decent reward :)
May 21, 2009

Hi nsaidi, nice beard

May 21, 2009
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@ChrisMorrow -- I wish I had an iReport cap. I don't think they make one yet.

May 21, 2009
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i agree with gill. I don't think it's right to say you have 3 warning and then to ban someone without even an explanation no less a warning.

May 21, 2009

The banned will not come back. It's been made very clear here it seems

May 21, 2009
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@Katie- OKie Doke

May 21, 2009
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An idea for a topic. Summer vacation plans or how many are taking stay cations?

May 21, 2009

@katie Careful katie, you are going to get into a real difference of opinion with some people about reward systems, especially for "On CNN."

May 21, 2009
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Spont It's how banned users manage to come back and others create multiples. Many ISPs give their subscribers several email addresses or other sign on multiple times via Internet Cafes. In some cases, it's a problem when people share an ISP account in the same household.

May 21, 2009

KCRep..no point..really ..it is not finished yet either..unfortunately..no more on the subject from me at all! It is just too disgusting..

May 21, 2009
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re: ireport tees. please get some in size med. I have lost a lot of weight since becoming addicted to ireports. lol

I actually might need a small if they are men's sizes. or maybe a child's...lol

May 21, 2009
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@Southerner01 -- When you think you're being hassled by a group of sockpuppets, please let me know. I'll look into it.

 

May 21, 2009
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I is my undersanding that OC, much as I love her, did  have multiple warnings and chances. It was made pretty clear to her. That said, she has issues and we all  hope she gets help with them and feels better soon.

May 21, 2009

Good ones adriana71. And cook-outs, going to the beach/lake, outdoor activities

May 21, 2009
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@katie It's neat when a persons work is showcased.

May 21, 2009
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"Troll" hunting or "baiting is biased and prejudicial. it serves no purpose in CNN Ireports. Use ure 'comunicational of this personal level VIA e-mails or messaging. You are giving the wrong message for the true purpose of this site. That's also called diverted"bullying" and intimidation. People are getting nervous and paranoid by these POSTS. PLEASE, stop!!!  Lead by example!

May 21, 2009

What kind of photos are you looking for?

 

May 21, 2009
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@Salsteels -- OCGirl was banned unfortunately. I'm not going to go into details because I think it's private.

May 21, 2009
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When sockpuppets attack...

 

I think I have the best beard on Team iReport.

 

OK, so seriously, trying to read in here.

May 21, 2009
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I clearly think that if this is an open forum and threats of violence or profanity laced pieces are used no one should be banned for disagreeing or being adamant in their position. Granted there are those who will just post silly postings to intimidate, but the masses I thing would recognize and not address.

May 21, 2009
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Some Good Sock puppets to watch are the Scottish Falsetto Scottish Sock Puppets on YouTube.

May 21, 2009
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There seems to be 2 types of iReporters:

+ Citizen Journalists

+ Social Bloggers

 

I can see what an undertaking it is to manage both.

May 21, 2009
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hmmm no I do nsaidi

May 21, 2009

T-shirts..great..yes..make them pre shrunk and colors that won't run...any ideas for how the logal would look, like what wording would go on ...front ...back...sleeve??  short sleeves, tanks, long sleeves?? different colors??

May 21, 2009
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nsaidi-I must ask-Who is this mysterious marker queen behind all that sharpie? And Why?

May 21, 2009

@infoaddict Thank for some clarification. It sounded like she was just kicked out of here and I wanted to be clear on the story.

May 21, 2009
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@adriana71 I agree! I loved your drive-in story, by the way. The memory of your dad breaking the mirror made me smile.

May 21, 2009
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TJCIII: You should take some great pictures from the auto distustry!!!

May 21, 2009
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A funny topic for family. How many clay projects have kids mades over the years, and compete as to who has the most or oddest.

May 21, 2009

@Davidw I understand but I don't want rumors to start that team iReport is banning people with no warning just because they feel like it.  It gets into a he said she said thing.

May 21, 2009

I have some of the ren cen and what detroit has done to improve its image

Does CNN want to see what the affects of the job loss from the auto industry in some of the neighborhoods

 

May 21, 2009
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hello i am late ooopsssssssss how are you guys

after reading your posts i can only say i like what i have read so far have a nice day, kisses to all of you

May 21, 2009
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Perhaps a good report would be one about how the economy has affected your favorite vacation spot. I can't afford to travel so I'm out except things have changed in my back yard.

May 21, 2009
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@nsaidi I sent you an e-mail about the flip cam footage

May 21, 2009
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gill right now I think there is just one tee. it is grey has the ireport logo, say I report for cnn and is size large but for all intents and purposes it is "Humongous" lol.

May 21, 2009
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David I commented before about the plethora of bland recommended topics. In double checking the list, I see several of the current event and political items buried on the bottom under "CNN Shows" Any chance of integrating them into their main topics, like "Politics, Health, Living, etc."

May 21, 2009
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@gilldreams, @rosehips -- The three warnings system sounded good in theory, but worked poorly. In many cases people have done things that deserved an instant ban.

May 21, 2009
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I want to make it clear, OC sent over 100 emails to people saying that I had been harassing her since day one.  I NEVER ONCE harassed her, I have many emails from her saying how great a friend I am to her.  I just want to make that clear, and if anyone wants to read them let me know.  She slammed me and several other people that had nothing to do with her being harassed.

May 21, 2009
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Hey guys - just so you know. It's a great idea. But we don't have any T-shirts to hand out.

 

For now, you'll have to make due with our undying affection. 

May 21, 2009
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I did a ireport of sorts already, when I went to S.C in the beginning of the month. 

May 21, 2009
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@TJCIII Auto industry job losses in Detroit sounds like a fascinating subject for an iReport. What were you thinking about? Photos? Interviewing people?

May 21, 2009
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Infoaddict,

 

That kind of sock puppet is fun :)

 

My kids like the Harry Potter Puppet Pals, also on Youtube.

May 21, 2009
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Should one loads lots of photos on the PhotoReport ?

Well - hope you are all having a great time - and looking at the positive things in life.

 

May 21, 2009
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@KyleHD thanks! I haven't had time to go through it because I'm knee-deep in a project, but I hope to get to it tomorrow. So glad we got to meet you!

May 21, 2009
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Question:

 

HLN daily topics. Are they using them? Can they give the topic the evening before to prepare?

May 21, 2009

@Team iReport How do you like the way iReport is evolving?  Is CNN going to put more resources to iReport or you in a trial period?

May 21, 2009

If say two or three live in the same house and  have separate computers don't they also have separate accounts and ID's?

May 21, 2009
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@KyleHD

Good showing at CNN studios yesterday.... It was quite funny.

May 21, 2009
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Yo ander, wazzup?

 

The photo club is a chance to craft some gourmet pics for the world to see. I guess I'll let Christina respond fully but I just wanted to say that.

May 21, 2009

@Katie:  I can do anything Katie.  All my friends and family are auto workers.  I know so many people that don't have a job its scary.  Our neighborhoods are being destroyed by foreclosure..

 

You tell me what you want I can get it.

 

 

May 21, 2009
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Hey larena!!

May 21, 2009
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KCRep most of us know the pain of that unfortunate occurence for you and others. To say she has issues is not to say she was right in what she did - it is to say it is not the behavior of someone who is well, balanced. That is not how people act.

May 21, 2009
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@TCJIII -- We'd love to hear what's going on in Detroit and other towns hit by auto industry troubles.

 

May 21, 2009

I just posted some stuff with the GM ren cen. Good photos too

May 21, 2009
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@nsaidi & @iReportStaff it was great meeting all of you guys as well!  I really had a great time!!!  It was super cool to see how everything really works!

May 21, 2009
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Hi all!

@davidw..I uploaded a Cheney report this morning..it failed twice and the 3 time is still uploading...it's just a 3.5 mb wmv..technical difficulties?

 

May 21, 2009
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President 1 Cheney 0

It is incredible to me that one man who has caused such devastation is still so delusional about his affect on the world map. Cheney needs to walk off into the sunset quietly and take full responsibility for the mess he leaves behind.

Bravo to our President for his fortitude, insight and maturity in understanding the effect the last 8 years has had on our nation and our standing around the world. He is certainly capable and willing to bring back the America we all love, respect and wish to be a part off.

 

May 21, 2009
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@EWillies1961 Thank you!  It was a lot of fun.  I met a lot of awesome people and learned a lot about how iReport really works!  It's way more complicated than we think!

May 21, 2009

To be quick - Michigan is hanging on by a thread.

May 21, 2009
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Perhaps we should have a beard week -  all change our icons to have beards!

 

Ooh, and those with beards could remove them.

 

Ahh, no, 'cos then you wouldn't know if the people without beards were people who used to have beards or hadn't changed their picture, would you?

 

Hmm. Need to put more thought into this ...

 

Nsaidi - you're good at beards and things!

 

Any suggestions? And are you still to visit London - I've had the streets specially swept in your honour, by a specially gathered team of bearded street sweepers.

 

Honest!

 

Alun

 

Alun

May 21, 2009
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@ander - Photo Club is an outlet for all the great photographers we've got in iReportland. I wouldn't flood the assignment, but please go ahead and upload the photos you're proud of. Even better, follow along with the assignment!

May 21, 2009
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Hey TJCIII - I saw your pics the other day. They were really awesome and I'd like to get in contact with you about them. I've had a lot going on at work and haven't gotten around to it, but I think I'll shoot you a quick e-mail now.

May 21, 2009
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@TJCIII Do whatever you're inspired by! Videos obviously have a greater chance of getting on TV. I'd encourage you to strive for something short and to the point. It may be interesting for you to ask your friends and family each one question about the auto industry downfall, or perhaps share photos of foreclosure signs or other "signs of the times" in your neighborhood.

 

I'm excited to see what you come up with!

May 21, 2009
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a good assignment would be about the cops who clubbed and punched the creep who was ejected from his van after a high speed chase. the guy was unconscious and got attacked by the cops. I find that there is a great difference of opinion on whether the cops were justified and it crosses party lines. great debate material!

May 21, 2009
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@keinangst -- I agree that we all have a responsibility to stop trollish behavior. It's easy to lose your temper with someone and say something mean (I know I've done it), but that just continues the cycle.

The people you think are trolls are probably sitting at their computers thinking that you are a troll.

 

I think a little understanding would go a long way here.

May 21, 2009
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Poltical topic. Who was really in charge during the previous admin.? Did Rumsfeld over steps his bounds?

May 21, 2009

this new xray thing at the airports..has that been a hot topic yet?? I have read that the level of radiation is higher than they need and it is way more than they use in hospitals...any interest in this topic??

May 21, 2009

@Katie - I will do that.  The boston edison historic district was beautiful 4 years ago.  500,000 plus mansions.  Some are going for les then $20,000.

May 21, 2009
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@Salsteels - great question.

We're trying some new approaches, and working hard to figure out the next logical steps for the future of iReport.com.  And the feedback from you and your fellow iReporters is helping shape this new direction.

 

Over the next 6 months, you can expect some changes, big and small. We hope they will all add up to making iReport.com a better site.

 

So yeah, we are fully committed.

May 21, 2009
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I feel for the you guys going through every post trying to determine the ones relevant for the day's content. Kudos TeamIReportMasters.

May 21, 2009

@KyleHD Do you know how complicated our circulatory system is? Sorry, but I couldn't resist.

May 21, 2009
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@keinangst -- I didn't mean you specifically. I meant the universal you.

May 21, 2009

Ok Nsaidi - I can pass you my number if you want.  I am off the rest of the day

May 21, 2009
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oops i forgot some old people came back with new names i can tell who is who, and i can`t believe people having more than one email account, i have only one, how can this be posible i would like to know, thanks me larena, i keep beeing bullied and now i ignore them and place violation and if ithe insults is really strong i take a photo and send it to david, thanks, this attacks are getting stronger but i won`t make a big deal about this, david may i ask agai the idea of asking for id`s to the people that join again, or to everyone, i know you told me in the past no you woln`t ide no one, but i guess its about time to see who registers name etc thanks hope i get an answer larena

May 21, 2009
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Most of these probs. that cause fights, is when someone has been misunderstood, or their opinions misinerpreted, as well, as disagreeing w/ ones opinions.

May 21, 2009
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Gill Not necessarily. Multiple computers can be on a home network, all under one master ISP account.

May 21, 2009
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NY, don't know that this is the place to debate obama vs. cheney...but i think cheney shoulda had a teleprompter. lol

May 21, 2009
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@MelissaF -- I haven't heard of any technical problems today, but I'm not sure. Have you had any trouble with other file?

 

May 21, 2009
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larena, I take offense at you using the term "old people". hahahaha

May 21, 2009
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@adriana71

Love those topics. I am a political junkie.

May 21, 2009
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@davidw..the only thing I uploaded today!

May 21, 2009

@Tyson  Yeah, cuz I am working my tail off with Colorado Citizen Journalists and getting more people aware about iReport. You better be committed pal or I am going to look a fool; well a bigger fool!!!! And be happy you can grow facial hair!  DARN DNA!!!!

May 21, 2009
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"old SCHOOL" perhaps?

May 21, 2009
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Talking about a specific iReporter's health or personal issues should not be a topic of discussion in any report.

May 21, 2009
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My final comment - is it possible to weed the tag and subject heading lists of past stories? It somehow feels as if you are asking for Christmas posts in July.

May 21, 2009
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correct margo unless you use a randomizer program that creates a vpn connection to a different server.  Doing that one can have multiple computers at the same home network appearing as different ip's.

May 21, 2009
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@davidw and @MelissaF...  I uploaded a slew of pictures today no problem.

May 21, 2009
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@Salsteels haha I saw your My City, My Secrets video the other day, you did a great job!  Same to you @ChrisMorrow, I saw yours this morning!  I love San Diego!

May 21, 2009
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rosehips lol i meant old saying they were here and came back lolll you are great thanks

May 21, 2009
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@davidw..I hear that you all are trying to use ireports in different ways...any sneak peek you can give us?

May 21, 2009
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@keinangst, everyone -- I think it's really easy to start thing of people as "evil internet trolls" instead of as people who have the same stresses and problems that I do.

That makes it easier to say nasty things to or about them.

 

May 21, 2009

Any word on the iPhone app yet?

That would help out alot.  I travel throughout the whole metro detroit area.

May 21, 2009
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You rock @Salsteels

 

..even without a beard!

 

May 21, 2009
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@kylehd

Thanks! I had so much fun doing it. :)

Fun being in front of the camera.

May 21, 2009
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gill, I didn't realize the scanner give high doses of radiation. that to me is unacceptable. I avoid x-rays unless absolutely necessary. I find this as an infringement on my rights. I'd be interested in this, but isn't it already an assignment?

May 21, 2009
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Have we had a topic yet about Manny and othe baseball issues yet?

May 21, 2009

I had a strange thing happen..the other night I posted a report..it was going well, lots of dialogue. I had to leave for awhile ..when I came back it had been flagged viewer desgretion. Then later it was under review? Then it got flagged again..then suddenly after it had been on Newsiest which I had not seen, got told later, it got removed..I did complain and the next day it was back up. Nowhere on that post was there anything to flag that report about. I had one person who was there when I was not..and when I came back they had a blue line through the name that I did not recognize and they were also blue..never had any contact with them at all..

So who is doing the removal of posts please? It really spoiled the flow of dialogue..so by the next day it was pretty well a gonner..there were some more comments but not like when it was up and running...Very poor in my view..

May 21, 2009
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Margot,

 

Does that include the ones who initiate the post for a health discussion? I have seen some on ireports that highlighted someone's own medical problems that were interesting. I assume you mean we should not talk about another iReporter's issues?

May 21, 2009
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larena, I knew what you meant...i was just teasing ya.

;-)

May 21, 2009
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@MelissaF -- No sneak peaks, except to say that we're trying to do things that are really special when we get amazing content.

We're also looking at finding more ways to highlight good iReports.

May 21, 2009
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@ Team Any idea when the 100MB limit will be raised?

May 21, 2009

@KyleHD  Yeah, it was cool. Though, the CNN anchor, Betty Nutella (Yeah, I know), called me Sal Stills.  My big moment and my name is now Sal Stills.

May 21, 2009
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around 12:40 est, woman anchor w/short red hair, said, on man who punched woman in nose, repeating as commending a MAN's comment that "that TYPE slips through the cracks";  women usually know better:  obviously, given infant-purity objective innocence & males' same-sex progenitors' stereotyped stresses, comfort victims--not blame them  write-off is classist, indicting capitalism's narcissism, doubting representation of us

May 21, 2009
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@ChrisMorrow I noticed you had quite a few drinks while making that!  haha

May 21, 2009

There have been a lot of posts which were trollish by their very nature yet some people participated, probably not seeing it that way and perhaps the poster didn't realize that was what they were doing either. The best thing to do is not participate. That is the only way it is going to go away.

May 21, 2009
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@TJCIII -

Don't know the specifics yet - but it's coming soon - and from what I hear, it's going to be rad!

 

BTW: What are your favorite apps?

 

May 21, 2009
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It's 3:30, so I've got to get back to these projects. Good chatting with you all, as always!

May 21, 2009
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I think we should have an assignment about the constitution and when it is ok to violate it. I find there seems to be a double standard regarding it ie in times of war or when cops are being emotional.

May 21, 2009
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Is there a way for us to remove reports that failed to upload from "my Stuff" or to remove posts that we uploaded in general?

May 21, 2009
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@gilldreams -- The post you are talking about was flagged by the community several times, so one of our moderators escalated it for review. It went off the site until we could take another look at it.

May 21, 2009
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@kylehd

Movie Magic.

The W hotel made 6 drinks and I think I was holding all of them from time to time :)

 

and of course I sampled them :P

May 21, 2009
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adriana71: I posted a post on Mnny and Baseball.  didn't get many views :(

May 21, 2009
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@Salsteels haha, I'm sure you will have plenty of more big moments for them to get it right!

May 21, 2009

@Katie You got it!!!! Take it easy folks and keep if real and fresh.  (That is the logo I saw at the grociery store the other night and now I am making it my own!)

May 21, 2009
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Thank u david for correction. This is exactly the example i have been "judged" by. Recently. Unfortunetly, when that "marked" individual uplaods a POST they are affected by a prebiased impression from others NOT to add a opinion or avoidance all together of any of their Posts. Not quite welcoming is it? I'm a Noob here, and have seen this result for myself. Sadly. I do enjoy this site and the opertunity it allows, yet, w/ sooo many minds and characters that share this arena, there certainly does need to be a better monitering system in place. ( please, excuse the spelling. :) )

May 21, 2009
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Southerner I mean direct insults and comments about individuals. "That one has mental issues, ignore him/her"

May 21, 2009

@Tyson - I am addicted to the monopoly game - LOL

 

Love shazam, the maps.  Urban Spoon. 

May 21, 2009
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Gotta go make some money. I've become an IReport addict. Thanks IReport. Everyone have a wonderful week.

May 21, 2009
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@ChrisMorrow  haha. I think you would have to, I mean 1. you can't just let perfectly good drinks go to waste.  And 2 it's gets hot under those lights and you were in the sun, so you have to stay hydrated! 

May 21, 2009
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@KyleHD -

Hope you don't mind if I share a pic from your visit yesterday:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/twheat/3549654234/

 

 

May 21, 2009

@KyleHD  Well I thought about changing the name to Sal Blagojevich!

May 21, 2009
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Margot,

 

Then I agree :)

May 21, 2009
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I'd love to see how many different monopoly games are out there. I'm sure there are hundreds.

May 21, 2009
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@rosehips, Margot and everyone -- If you think a topic is interesting, don't wait for us. Go ahead and post an iReport. You could end up starting a really interesting debate.

May 21, 2009

Margot I have such a time delay here my comments are way out there I think by the time anyone reads them here LOL Well I am not as computer savey or into the technology as much as some people..I don't have the time or the money. I am no programmer nor do I want to be. I just enjoy reporting without being attacked by people with so many problems they use me and others as their scapegoat to dump on.. The fact there are people banned that keep coming on this site pretending to be new is not right. It invites trouble and there are some of us who are their targets and it is public knowledge and has been posted on reports over the last couple of months. This has to stop. We should be able to come here to enjoy ourselves instead of wondering who will attack next and how. Come on!

May 21, 2009
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Gotta run to a meeting, take care everyone. Don't forget to recruit your bearded friends!

May 21, 2009

I posted a Jesus monopoly

May 21, 2009
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Rose & Team Many times I use "Sound Off' or "For CNN" since the topics just don't apply. There are so many listed left over from months gone by that are just not pertinent to anything going on right now.

May 21, 2009
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Have we had a topic about John and Kat plus 8 and other family reality shows yet ?

May 21, 2009
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Have a nice day, tyson. :)

May 21, 2009

gill - the best thing to do with hateful comments is to not respond.

May 21, 2009
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It's about that time, laundry and dishes await.

May 21, 2009
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I use sound off most of the time. I suggested an environmental topic months ago but there is nothing that fits for general purposes since the Earth day one got taken down. I don't worry too much. Sound off works for me.

May 21, 2009
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Good meeting

Have a great day!

May 21, 2009
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@adriana71 -- We haven't had a specific post on that, but we do have a general Entertainment topic for stories like that.

May 21, 2009
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Adios everyone. I'm looking forward to the new photo club submissions!

May 21, 2009
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David I think you've heard from enough of us about banned users coming back and stirring up trouble. Any idea when the new controls will be happening to curb this? I think that's why everyone is so jumpy. Several of us have been attacked at various times.

May 21, 2009
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@Margot707 -- You can also post your stories with no topic. If it starts generating a buzz or we want to explore that issue, we might create a topic on that and move your post into the assignment.

May 21, 2009
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and davidw, don't worry..I don't wait for you to post something I want. ;-)

May 21, 2009
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@Margot707: I've been attacked, and I've been called Lucifer also but it doesn't bother me. We need to just turn the other cheek and not let it get to us...

May 21, 2009
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@Margot707 -- The new filters went into place on either yesterday or the day before, can't remember which. I think it's working pretty well, but it's early to say.

 

May 21, 2009

davidw @gilldreams -- The post you are talking about was flagged by the community several times, so one of our moderators escalated it for review. It went off the site until we could take another look at it.

David it was flagged by the people who have been banned and have multiple ID's..I don't believe it was flagged by anyone but them, as I had a great variety of people commenting on the post.. I have seen written where a person has stated they have all their multiples in tact here and they are banned from this site. so that is why I am questioning why it got flagged, under review then taken off..

May 21, 2009
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@everyone -- I've got to go too. I hope everyone has a great week.

May 21, 2009
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@DavidW: if you get a minute check my post...

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-260304

 

 

May 21, 2009

Bye davidw and team. Thank you

May 21, 2009
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These tactics are not just from "banned users", margot, I speak of current tolerated and accepted IReporters. :)

May 21, 2009
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Anav, I'm with you there. I have been here since nov 1 and almost nothing bothers me. I find that sometimes dialogue can clear up differences and sometimes ignoring comments works like a charm. Some people are attacked more than others. People making videos of themselves or posting pics of themselves seem more subject to attacks. Also if you are young and attractive that seems to provoke attacks as well. I guess I'm protected. lol.

May 21, 2009

have a safe weekend there in America everyone!

May 21, 2009

Argh!  Late again!

May 21, 2009
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take care everybody!

May 21, 2009
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Have a nice weekend "Team". Be safe and enjoy!!  :)  Peace!

May 21, 2009
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rosehips: thats funny!

 

May 21, 2009
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keinangst I know what you mean. That's why I kept harping on the trolling and bullying topic. It's not just disgruntled banned reporters coming back in to make trouble out of spite.

May 21, 2009

Well, I'll make the next one.  I do have a concern, though (as this is my first roundtable):

 

Could the blogs be updated so the latest comment is at the top?  That way, FireFox wouldn't go schitzo every time it updated.

May 21, 2009
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:)  thanx Margot!

May 21, 2009
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Rose Doesn't help. I got called an old bag.

May 21, 2009
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It's amazing how some people just can't let go after getting kicked off. They're abusive and bullies here, and then keep on coming back like a fired employee who comes back to shoot up the old office.

May 21, 2009
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See you all around... Peace!!!   :)

May 21, 2009
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Keinangst,

 

As best I can tell, you are saying that some posts are being ignored because of who the poster is. It may also be that the topic doesn't interest many, or there have already been several posts on that topic or the picture doesn't draw people in. Your posts all seem to have responses to them ,so I am not sure why you think you're being blackballed.

May 21, 2009

I just want to say this is the most evil environment I have ever encountered. I can't believe how evil Spontaneous can be and then KCrep thinks it's ok to bash people like she is going to win the lottery. Then, I got baited by someone in this room who pretended to be my friend. He knows who he is. I can't take this stress anymore. I really can't. You all don't have a conscience. You all made me feel like I was the worst person on the planet for no reason. I just wanted to have a voice but people just ganged up on me. I can't take this anymore. I can't. So help me God. Please pray for me.If I came under different names it was to fight off that stupid one star bandit or whoever was harassing me. It never ended. It never stopped. i never hurt anyone. Goodbye. formerly ocgirl

May 21, 2009

Informative roundtable. Glad it was confirmed no banned are allowed back. Multiple account holders should remove their additional IDs. Happy Posting!

May 21, 2009

Oh well David, the system isn't working banned ocgirl came back. I knew tom007jones was her!! Wow

May 21, 2009
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Crazy huh!!!

May 21, 2009

All I know is when the weekend came oc did some nasty video and gave the finger..that was what did it finally I guess. I was not here so did not see it, just heard. I could never figure out why she kept going after me and others who really did try to help her..She turned on everyone like KCRep..says, she was a good friend to her and she tossed her to the curb like some others. I never had any interest in her just commented a couple of times..well she went nuts..so I did not go back ever..just got the aftermath of her anger at me and others..really weird..sad too..hope she gets help..

May 21, 2009
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wow it says she had that acct since Nov!

 

May 21, 2009

Sad

May 21, 2009

I have to agree with gilldreams. OC went off the deep end. KC was trying to help her and was attacked. Then I got attacked for defending KC. I was never mean to OC until she started attacking everyone who tried to talk sense to her. I'll admit I was harsh to her those last few days because she had gone completely insane and was like a rabid dog. I have since found out that she had attacked several ireporters who were never abusive towards her. Some of them left because of her behavior. In the last few weeks I was staying away from her posts because they simply didn't interest me and the drama she was creating was a turn off.

 

I hope she gets help.

May 21, 2009
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thanks hhanks for the comment. I just got a chance to reply

May 25, 2009
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I am a bit of a newbie here, but one thing that bothers me a lot already is the non-attribution that takes place in many of the posts on iReport.  Doesn't CNN have a policy about attribution?  Using other people's art and photographs without attribution is copyright infringement for sure.  Using it with attribution may still be copyright infringement unless you have written permission to do so.  If you think the content you are posting is "public domain" you should say so.  Could you direct me to a policy about this for iReporters?  If there is such a policy, it is being enforced in a very lax manner.  Thanks for the information.  Feel free to e-mail me.

May 27, 2009

Don't you think CNN has this covered? They are not new. All information in below in the "About" link. 

May 31, 2009
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Hello from Toronto, Canada everyone! I'm Jim Park & WOW, I read some very interesting posts! Thank you all!

June 14, 2009
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davidw- I wrote a iReport about the fed reserve and it needing audited. I said nothing in the report except give a link to the report of a online news source called genesis communication network.  Why would CNN take that off the air. I would like to know why please answer me through my mail because I dont think I will find the answer later here. Thanks DavidW

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