Thursday, June 04, 2009
iReport roundtable: Thursday 2:30 p.m. ET

Thanks to all who participated in this week's roundtable. We'll talk to you next week.

 

For those who missed it,  I want to share some great news:

 

* Richard Feindel won the Photographer Short Form Emmy last weekend from the Boston/New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Congratulations Richard!

 

* dpkronmiller has finished the second season of his super-low-budget Web series "and Boris". You can see how he did it here on iReport and watch full episodes on the show’s Web site (http://www.andboris.com/). If you like action-adventure spy comedies, I think you'll enjoy it.

 

I also want to let everyone know about a cool experiment KCRep has cooked up. She threw her own iReport photo challenge and invited the community to identify this kaleidoscope photo and Elvis and Disneyland trivia contests. It's a lot of fun, and a creative use of the site.

 

Katie's already blogged about some of the great stories we've gotten today, but we know that's just the tip of the iceberg. So, if you've seen something amazing or have been inspired by other iReporters' work, let us know so the rest of the community can check it out.

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June 4, 2009

Hello All. Sad news about Actor David C. Congrats to Richard Feindel and dpkronmiller.

June 4, 2009
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Hi everyone.

June 4, 2009

Hello iReport!

June 4, 2009
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Hi Spon, Hi David

June 4, 2009

Any updates on drafting iReports, larger PM boxes. Nice to see more “On CNN” posts on the newiest.

 

Are the unclaimed not being monitored? More and more x-rated and numerous duplicates getting through

 

June 4, 2009

@Davidw How are you doing?

June 4, 2009
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Hi folks- I’ve been out on work assignment and vacation- nice to see some good reports. Putting together a couple of ideas for later.

June 4, 2009

Hi KCRep - "The Stumper" -- LOL :-))

June 4, 2009
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Hi all

 

June 4, 2009
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Hello once again fell iReportarians! :)

June 4, 2009
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Hi all! We've been thrilled to see such good content on the site today.

June 4, 2009
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Greetings all!

 

Alun, back in London, UK

June 4, 2009
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Hello all from Toronto, Canada!

June 4, 2009
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LOL Spon....I still have one going http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-266100

June 4, 2009
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Good morning or afternoon as the case may be.

June 4, 2009
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@Spontaneous -- We don't have any site updates to announce right now.

 

The unclaimed iReports come from users who submit iReports from cellphones. They get the same review that any other iReport gets and will be pulled if they violate our guidelines.

 

 

June 4, 2009
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he david- I just noticed theer is a red "report viloation" next to your message. who does it go to if we report you? LOL.

June 4, 2009
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Greetings

June 4, 2009
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Hello!

June 4, 2009

Thanks davidw

June 4, 2009

@Tyson Hey Tyson, I am trying to grow a beard since that report.  I can tell you know, it is not looking very good.

June 4, 2009
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I want to thank reportr Alunhill. He was a great help with my trip to Scotland and his reprts were "Spot On!" as they say there.

June 4, 2009
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May we discuss site seo?

What is suggested for tags?

 

Thank you.

June 4, 2009
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@NERanger -- it goes to us. It doesn't come up as often on the blog though

June 4, 2009
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David Does that include 30 photos loaded all at once?

June 4, 2009
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@KCRep

We'll have to get you a VIP visit to Disneyland Paris, France - my nearest - then you can iReport on the differences!

 

 

Alun

June 4, 2009
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@NERanger Very cool! Did you share any photos from your trip?

June 4, 2009
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@Salsteels

Awesome. Well keep trying. Are you eating enough beef jerky?

June 4, 2009
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Present.

 

June 4, 2009
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Dzien dobry, everyone!

June 4, 2009
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@AlunHill, @KCRep -- I went to Disneyland Paris with my family last year. The biggest difference was that it snowed. That doesn't happen in Florida

June 4, 2009
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@Alunhill...I sure would not turn that down LOL

June 4, 2009
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@Katie- that will be one of my reports- but nowhere good as  Alunhill's Hi Alunhill!

June 4, 2009
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Hi all!

 

June 4, 2009

Hi robjh1, zdan, tyson

June 4, 2009

@Tyson  All the time!

June 4, 2009
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fashionably late...hey everyone!

June 4, 2009
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@David....and it never happens in Anaheim either.  We could only dream lol.

June 4, 2009
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@IReportTeam

I have a suggestion that could use some input from your developers. The idea is to have signups for "Video Duels". An iReporter can challenge another to a video duel and then commentators can comment on the progress of the duel.

 

June 4, 2009
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Hi Everyone, living in Mexico City introduced me to the ireport world, now i'm getting ready to leave in 2 days.  Next stop, Miami, NYC and South Korea (for a year).

June 4, 2009
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@ChrisMorrow We've found that fewer tags are better. I'd suggest broad topics that describe your iReport like "Obama" or "marriage". Also, be sure to combine multiple-word tags with an underscore like this: Chris_Morrow.

June 4, 2009
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@davidw..where did you go for vacation?

June 4, 2009
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@NERanger

 

Delighted I was able to help in some small way with your trip to Scotland.

 

Anyone else ever in UK will be helped  / made very welcome - I have an excellent UK contacts book!

 

I was in Barbados last week (first time I've been in the same time zone as these roundtables - was filming a rum distillery at this time, but I see roundtable was cancclled anyway, so I was sort of relieved!)

 

Film of Barbados soon!

 

 

Alun

June 4, 2009
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Not sure if this has been mentioned before, but is it possible to allow a responder on a post to be notified when someone addresses them directly?

June 4, 2009
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Ryn

Afternoon friends!

June 4, 2009
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@MelissaF -- We were at Disney World

June 4, 2009

Hi Ryn!

June 4, 2009
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howdy Ryn!

June 4, 2009
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Hi Ryn

June 4, 2009

wow AlunHill too bad I didn't know you were here..we could have connected! I live here!! Hope you enjoyed yourself on this beautiful Island

June 4, 2009

Any evening Roundtables coming up??

June 4, 2009
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@ewillis1961..I challenge you..let's go..lol.  I love that idea..can I challenge David Seaman too..;-)

June 4, 2009

@Team iReport Have you done an assignment about our pets and what makes them so great?

June 4, 2009
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@DavidW

 

I promise that snow in Paris is relatively rare!

 

You were just lucky / unlucky! Giggle!

 

Alun

June 4, 2009
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DavidW:Is there anyway people can stop flagging posts? I understand if it's really graphic or if the language is too vulgar, but some people flag on disagreements...

It happened on my Dr Tiller post...I'm glad they didn't delete it...

June 4, 2009
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@EWillies1961

Love that idea so much. We noticed your response to PunjabiPower yesterday. We've tried putting two iReporters "head-to-head" a few times in our blog.

http://www.ireport.com/blogs/ireport-blog/2009/05/29/who-won-the-great-late-night-debate

 

But would be great to have that built into the upload process. Will definitely pass along to our developers.

 

June 4, 2009
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Ryn

KC love the contests!

June 4, 2009

I am running late here..lots of wind so lots of computer delays ..not sure why could be the weather..

June 4, 2009

I asked for assignments on pets too Salsteels. People LOVE their pets!!

June 4, 2009
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Hi Gilldreams

June 4, 2009
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hello children...how's it hangin?

June 4, 2009
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@MelissaF

That would be great! :)

June 4, 2009
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Hi everyone

June 4, 2009
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@robjh1 -- I don't know the answer to that. Don't know if it's possible or not. I'll look into it.

June 4, 2009
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katie, david Next time you do a video show down on gay marriage or the like, how about featuring someone from the gay community who actually has a clue about what some of the issues are?

June 4, 2009
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@davidw..I love Disney World!  Went there summer 2007 and went on a 3 day cruise too..lots of fun!

June 4, 2009
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@Salsteels Robin Meade was on the lookout for pet photos about a year ago and, as you can image, we got a huge response. If you can think of a newsy angle for a pet assignment, we may consider it. (Though we'll have to brace ourselves for the onslaught of submissions we'll receive!)

June 4, 2009
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@Ryn....Thanks, I'm having fun with the contests, I still have a live one going on Disneyland.

June 4, 2009

Hi ky42, sintheeesize

June 4, 2009
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hi gilldream.

June 4, 2009

Hi KCRep..everyone..

AlunHill, which distillery did you visit?? hope you enjoyed that too..

June 4, 2009
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@davidw or anyone that knows..how much longer do we have on that Main Street assignment because I did the shooting today, but it needs lots of editing and I was thinking about going back to the farmer's market on Saturday.

June 4, 2009
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Hola iReporteros.  :o)

June 4, 2009
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ANAV This may not be the correct place to say it, but I was one of those who flagged your post because I felt the graphic you used was highly offensive.

June 4, 2009
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@davidw, thanks.

June 4, 2009
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Read story from 2004 that David Carradine thought of suicide during a period of his life. No one had a clue he'd do it now. Sad. I liked him.

June 4, 2009
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david...hope u keep the unclaimed posts...i started hitting those about a month ago and have found so many hidden gems i would have never found otherwise. 

June 4, 2009
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@ANAV -- The gratuitous flagging is annoying, but our moderators won't pull a story if it doesn't violate the guidelines. In some cases, if the moderator isn't sure if something should be pulled, they will hide it until they can get a second opinion.

 

 

June 4, 2009
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Do you think there is any way to put about like an event section, where we see where things are happening and if it's nearby go to it and those could turn out to be great reports!

June 4, 2009
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@gilldreams

 

So sorry to hear that you are in Barbados and we didn't meet up - I was at the Bridgetown Hilton, and filming various parts of the island, along with visiting and filming rum distilleries - great fun, amazingly lovely, welcoming people. I didn't know you could take a Land Rover safari - it was great fun - only 3 days there, though, sadly - working on a return visit - this time for a holiday!

 

Spent time with Dr Frank Ward, whom you may know!

 

Alun

June 4, 2009
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hello how are you all davidw hi i have been trying to upload a video and 6 times cames back may i know why i am having problems with uploading my video thanks davidw and re some people that were banned and came back and new ones that are just here to place the most horrible comments too i wihs this could stop and this people wouldn´t be here thanks, kisses to all of you larena

June 4, 2009
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Ryn

I have many pet posts, but I don't think it has ever been an assignment.

June 4, 2009
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@davidw: Thank you

June 4, 2009
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@MelissaF  I'm hoping to finish up the Main Street project for CNN.com sometime next week, so I'd say send in your video over the weekend if you can :)

 

Looking forward to watching it! We've received lots of amazing submissions so far.

June 4, 2009
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@Margot We'd love to hear from someone in the gay community on same-sex marriage. We've gotten some great responses from same-sex couples lately. You can check them out here. If you feel like a viewpoint isn't being represented, I encourage you to share your thoughts on video. The folks who share video commentaries are most likely those featured in on-air debates.
June 4, 2009
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@Tyson

I like the blog entry. Having it organic in the site in realtime would be great as I I saw Punjab come out with a statement, I could click on "Challenge IReporter" This would then put our videos in a scroll that someone could go through and comment on the challenge and not the individual videos. Make sense?

June 4, 2009

@Katie  How about, Why do people have pets?  Share your story on why you have a pet or why you do not have a pet.

June 4, 2009
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Ryn - you ARE a pet.

June 4, 2009
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@larena -- I'm sorry you're having trouble uploading. It might be a problem with the file.

 

 

June 4, 2009

Hey sintheeeeeeeeeesize LOL how are ya??

Also helluuuuu to NERanger...glad to see you too...

June 4, 2009
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katie I've uploaded many stories on the subject and have just uploaded a new video.

June 4, 2009
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salsteels great idea love it

June 4, 2009
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@EWillies1961,

Makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the great suggestion.

June 4, 2009
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@KyleHD That's a great idea. I don't think we really had plans to do that, but it would be a nice feature - we'll have to discuss it. Thanks for suggesting!

June 4, 2009
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@tyson..did you get my email about the 264 codec stuff?

June 4, 2009
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Salsteels.....I don't have a pet because he passed away and can never be replaced, I couldn't deal with that heartbreak again. ):

June 4, 2009
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helloooooo gill girl...muah dahling!

June 4, 2009
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Margot707: Over 100 people saw my post and only you found the picture offensive...Just try and not to get to excited with the flag button...But I'm glad Davidw explained it to me...

June 4, 2009
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@Margot707 Did you shoot that video? If so, I'll be glad to reach out to you after the roundtable!

June 4, 2009
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Wasn't the original travel distination for next week the Philippines? 

 

Also, the new Photo Club challenge sounds fun. 

June 4, 2009
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davidw thanks i will check it again well i have to run have a nice weekend all of you and davidw thanks for answering my question, take care everybody kisses bye me larena

June 4, 2009
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@davidw..why has it been taking so long to upload not even a 30 meg video file lately??

June 4, 2009
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David Any word on having volunteer moderators? When you were gone, there was some really nasty stuff being posted.

June 4, 2009
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I definielty like the idea of different vewpoijt videos- dueling. kind of like the Crossfire show - sorry idf that is not CNN.

But would take some moderation- quick moderation!

June 4, 2009

@KCRep Sorry to hear about your loss. I think there are a lot of people that feel this way. I think the iReport community would love to see your photos if you would like to share them.

June 4, 2009

Just a thought but is it possible when someone deactivates to have an option to choose: Vacation, taking a brek, etc. People seem to get really excited or concerned when someone deactivates and don't know if taking a break, gone or banned.

June 4, 2009
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david...i have a question.  since china has a blackout of all info during the anniversary of tieneman square...are there any ireporters from china being blocked right now?  just curious.

June 4, 2009
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@davidw..I submitted the story about 25 minutes ago.

June 4, 2009
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@NERanger Haha, Crossfire was on CNN, but it ended awhile ago

June 4, 2009
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Katie Yes, I took some videos at the Prop 8 rally in my town and did some interviews.

June 4, 2009
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@MelissaF,

I did, thanks. And passed along to our web dev team.

BTW: It looks like we'll be able to increase file size soon (this summer). Details soon.

 

Also, have you forgiven me yet for mispronouncing your name on air? :)

June 4, 2009

break that is. I thought there was someone around to moderate if David wasn't there.

June 4, 2009

@rachel8 I was at the very last taping of Crossfire in D.C.  Just FYI.

June 4, 2009
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@SalSteels I think there are better angles to explore beyond simply owning pets. What would you be interested in reading or seeing about pets on CNN? What's something that you could see making headlines?

June 4, 2009
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salsteels....I just might do that, thanks.

June 4, 2009
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@Rachel - Great! So it can be Ireport Crossfire!

June 4, 2009

AlunHill yes have heard of Dr.Ward..don't know him though.. we do have around 170,000 people living here..so ya don't always know everyone..but I have heard of him...next time stay longer! Glad your experience was good..Yes we have land rover safari's and a whole lot more to do here too..

June 4, 2009
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Pet tricks Katie. I'd love to see pet tricks :P

June 4, 2009
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@Spontaneous,

Why does someone need to deactivate to take a vacation or break?

June 4, 2009
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@Margot707 -- We don't really have the tools in place for that yet, we're looking at it.

I can say that I was really disappointed with a few things I saw over the weekend. There is a small group who just want to fight each other. This isn't the place for that.

I'm hoping they will just leave and move on with their lives.

 

More importantly, I saw some really cool things like KCRep's contests that were really awesome.

I would encourage everyone to focus on things like that.

June 4, 2009
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I'll be the guy married to Mary Matlin- the bald guy from Louisianna- forget his name just now.

June 4, 2009
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Ryn

Yeh NERanger

I can be catty at times!

lol

June 4, 2009
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Hey what great timing!  My book from Larry King just came in the mail and this bookmark shaped like him!  haha!!!  Thanks!

June 4, 2009
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@tyson..lol...of course..hehehe!  Did you see me on Cnn.com/live with Reggie and Melissa about Conan's first night?  That was fun!

June 4, 2009
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Way to go KCrep, now thats thinking out of the box!

June 4, 2009
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@MelissaF,

I never miss a segment with iReporters on CNN.com/Live - it's hard not to. Our desks are practically on top of the newsroom set :)

 

June 4, 2009
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@kylehd, cool!

June 4, 2009
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@Tyson - I deactivaet to:

not get wacky messages from stalkers - i don't laways like to report them, seems stupid, and if I deactivsate they go away

also to get rid of the red star which I personally am not a fan of.

Also - if I'm being stlked, even for Eco pieces, they can't find them as easily to put nasty comments and they give up. Has not been as bad since one particular "superstar" is gone - for a long time.

June 4, 2009
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torontojim....thanks, I was having fun, still am, I wish someone would help me finish the one that's going on now.

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-266100

 

Just for fun

June 4, 2009
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@kylehd..I am still waiting for him to pick my question, so I don't have to buy the book..lol!  Congrats!

June 4, 2009
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@JoyfulGypsy - Glad you like the new photo assignment! I actually did a fisheye segment on cnn.com/live today that I'll add to my blog post.

June 4, 2009

Trust me tyson, it happens all the time.

June 4, 2009

@Katie Not to disagree but I think it is just that simple.  I don't think we have to explore puppy mills or look for hard hitting news.  I think people have pets because they want to love and care for an animal, some couples want to see if they can handle responsibility before having a child so they get a pet.  Also, some people have just lost a love one and a pet can fill can make a companion.  There are also other people that do not have the time right now and a bad economy, that they just cannot take in a pet.  It's iReport, by the people for the people, does it have to have an angle?

June 4, 2009
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Can anybody guess how many National Labor Relations Board hearings will occur involving the Santa Barbara News-Press in California before justice will be served to all the reporters and editors who were fired or quit over defending their journalistic ethics? This story's been smoking from July of 2006 to the present.

June 4, 2009
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davidw:  I agree this isn't the place for fights, so pleaseeeee if ireport ever does have the tools for volunteer moderators please choose those volunteers very carefully!!

But hopefully it wont have to get that far...

June 4, 2009
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Rain stopped- back in the field- take care all. Thanks.

June 4, 2009
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@guiliano -- I would encourage you to file an iReport on the subject.

June 4, 2009
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@tyson...so how did I do for my first live interview..be brutally honest!

June 4, 2009

I don't understand why people deactivate to take a break but they do

June 4, 2009
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@MelissaF I hear ya! haha.....I wish you luck!!!!!!

June 4, 2009
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Greeting ya'll. Just wanted to drop by and say hello. Looks like some of my favorite iReporters are here...

June 4, 2009
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my mom is hospitalized in wisconsin.  when i went to visit her a woman came in with a beautiful huge black dog related to the st. bernard family.  RIGHT INTO HER HOSPITAL ROOM!  i was too preoccupied with my mom to do any pics, but has anyone else heard of this?

June 4, 2009
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@PunjabiPower

 

Hi - great to see you here!

 

Alun

June 4, 2009
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Just incase you wanted to know/see, Larry actually does have a nice autograph! http://twitpic.com/6m63h

June 4, 2009
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@Salsteels Generally, we try not to ask for iReports just for the sake of asking. When we create an assignment, we have a plan to incorporate those iReports into CNN's news coverage. That's why we try to strive for a newsy angle.

 

But, if you've got a great pet trick or story that you'd like to share, then by all means you can upload it to the site. It sounds like our community would love anything pet-related!

June 4, 2009
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@PunjabiPower

How is my favorite politico doing?

June 4, 2009
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PunjabiPower: If im one of them THANK YOU!!! lol

also congrats on your videos, they have been really good...

keep up the good job...

June 4, 2009
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sinth - if you are speaking of hearing what kind of dog, it was probably a Newfoundland- i ahd one when i lived on Capew cod- very sweet... and slobbery dog. We miss her.

June 4, 2009

@sintheesize  They are recovery dogs.  They help elevate a patient so they do not get depressed. Depression is very common after a heart attack.

June 4, 2009
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Kyle....that's good, all those alimony checks need a nice autograph LOL

June 4, 2009
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congrats KyleHD :)

June 4, 2009
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Ryn

Salsteels

Pet posts are always nice, but anytime attention can be brought to the cruelty, abandonment and animal rights issue, it is a good thing.

With todays economy as it is there are more and more cats and dogs abandoned to the streets.

A mixture of both posts would be a good idea.

June 4, 2009
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@KyleHD

 

 

Wow -what a great bookmark - want some of me like that!

 

Alun

June 4, 2009
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@PunjabiPower..hey didn't drink too much coffee today!!...lol what's up?

June 4, 2009
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@Ewillis - I am always getting into trouble :)

 

@Alan, you stopped posting iReports sir..what happened ? Get back to me in Private message. Thanks

June 4, 2009
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no ner...she called it a mountain something...and it didn't slobber...that's why they use the breed for hospitals.

June 4, 2009
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@everybody -- So has anybody want to tell us about any interesting iReports or iReporters they've seen lately that may have slipped under the radar?

 

 

June 4, 2009

@katie Cool, I am just wanting to do some stories that might not get "On CNN" but allowing me to share a story. Sorry if it doesn't fit an assignment. Not trying to be difficult but maybe creative.

June 4, 2009
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Melissa - i Luvvvvvvvvvvvv your energy..kid you not! You must eat Curry in a Hurry..LOL

June 4, 2009
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@PunjabiPower

Discussing here keeps my sanity as I spend 12 hours a day in front of PC with CNN to the side on a flatscreen. Now how sick is that.

June 4, 2009

well the people flagging are obviously getting back on the site to do just that to people..It happened to my post and after it had been under review several times it got removed..It was returned back later..a few hours later..so thanks for that. I was amazed that no rules were broken or regulations yet it must have been flagged enough times to get pulled..Doesn't anyone read the ireport before pulling it? Like hello?? very upsetting and disappointing.. but I am glad it got returned thank you..

June 4, 2009
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salsteels...i had never heard of that...it was pretty cool!

June 4, 2009
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Ryn

A post on therapy dogs and cats would be great, with video footage.

June 4, 2009

That will make us cry for sure Ryn. I'm a sucker for animals but I already have 3

June 4, 2009

@Ryn Sounds good.

June 4, 2009
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@EVERYONE......any suggestions for a new iReporter contest?  I could use some suggestions

June 4, 2009
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@Sal Some of the best iReports we get aren't related to assignments. In fact, most of the iReports we highlighted today on the blog were unrelated to our Assignment Desk. Be creative!
June 4, 2009
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@Davidw

 

I like the magic tricks - very visual - as was the Naked Dad!, though I've still no idea what that was about!

 

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-266750

 

Alun

June 4, 2009
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@AlunHill -- I don't know what that was about either so I'm just going to smile and shake my head a little bit.

June 4, 2009
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Hi davidw: here is a link to videoclips I made while the story was breaking. I use the name bobbyluigi on youtube. I'm new to ireport.com. http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=bobbyluigi&aq=f

June 4, 2009

A lot of post are flagged for the comments. The staff should take that in consideration. Not always the pic and post words itself.

June 4, 2009
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yes david...i clicked on an unclaimed and found an adorable handicapped child who sings...bawled my head off and nobody ever claimed the post so i'm going to repost it with the link.

June 4, 2009

@Everybody I am suggesting a story about pets because we have a new addition to our family. It is a great feeling and I bet there are a lot of people that have the same experience.

June 4, 2009
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@davidw..is there anything wrong with the shared tallies on our ireports?  Because I just put this iReport up

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-266950

And it shows 8 views and shared 5 times..I had another one that viewed 4 shared 4 in 2 minutes.  Are more people sharing?  Or what's going on?

June 4, 2009
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Ryn

Spontaneous

I know you love animals, don't want to make anyone cry, just think.

Success rescue or amazing adoption posts have a way of getting the point across without making anyone sick at their tummy.

June 4, 2009

Post it here in iReports gulliano

June 4, 2009
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@Ewillis - you do great work my friend ... In fact I learn from you a thing or two.

June 4, 2009
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@guiliano -- those look great. I'll have to look at them after this. Welcome to iReport and we hope you'll post some of your stories here.

June 4, 2009
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@salsteels..well with Bo in the White House pets are popular again!

June 4, 2009
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Mellissa.....great question, I had one view and 4 shared?  What's up?

June 4, 2009
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KcRep: how about getting a Jar of jelly beans and having us guess how many are in there? That be pretty cool...

June 4, 2009
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@MelissaF -- Not sure about the sharing issue. Though it could be that it's getting more sharing because of people looking for work?

June 4, 2009

Just post it Salsteels

June 4, 2009
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@PunjabiPower

It is mutual. I wish I had that funny twist that you are able to give.

June 4, 2009

@Spontaneous You betcha!

June 4, 2009
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Spontaneous In many cases yes. Some of us are frustrated with how long it sometimes takes to get the blatant trouble makers under control. Not all of us can sit and moderate the comments on our posts. I've come back from from work (hooray for that) to find some really nasty comments or there had been verbal battles.

June 4, 2009
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Ryn

Awww Salsteels

Please share your new family member with us!

June 4, 2009
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I saw a dog recently while driving & it had a 2 broken legs supported by a small wheel chair. saddest thing. darn I did'nt have my cam with me. went back later in the same area, no luck.

June 4, 2009
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ANAV....try again LOL

June 4, 2009
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ANAV I won free tickets to the 1965 World's Fair for doing that.

June 4, 2009
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@guliano

 

Great videos - get some on iReports soonest!

 

Alun

June 4, 2009

I'm not talking about my own post on the posters own post Margot707. I'm talking about anyone going on a post and seeing violated post and flag the entire post

June 4, 2009
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KCRep how about a jar of gumybears

June 4, 2009
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margot...that's cool...did u take pics?  lol

June 4, 2009
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Margot......rootbeer float?  I got the straws this time.

June 4, 2009
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Pet tricks! HA.  My hairless cat, Lucy, does a great impersonation of Mr. Bigglesworth. 

 

And, she warned me last year when a snake was in our backyard.  Seriously, it was like a scene out of Lassie. She's amazing.

June 4, 2009
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ky42......you and ANAV really want a counting contest?

June 4, 2009
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@davidw...you missed this ireport..got lots of hits for not being tagged...lol

 

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-266528

June 4, 2009
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@Margot707 -- There's no reason to battle with trouble makers. That's what they want. Just flag it and move on. They'll either get bored and leave or get banned.

If somebody is being a jerk on a post, it will be obvious to everyone that they're a jerk and you're not.

If you fight then everyone else thinks your both jerks.

 

 

June 4, 2009
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KcREP: lol that was fun...

June 4, 2009
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I had a post pulled That was just stating my opinion

i felt their was nothing rong with it but got pulled twice

June 4, 2009
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Ryn

What ever happened to fun on fridays segment?

June 4, 2009
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Spon Some people want to throw the baby out with the bath water, so to speak. Sometimes, the conversation has gotten so bad, it's better to pull the entire post. I don't agree on flagging a post just because of not liking the poster or his/his opinions.

June 4, 2009
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@davidw......Right on!!!

June 4, 2009
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well said David, 2 wrongs don't make a right!

June 4, 2009
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David Thanks, sometimes it's difficult to not fall for the bait.

June 4, 2009

With that said ky42 -- davidw, is it a responsibilty for CNN to to tell an iReporter why their post was pulled. I don't think it is but could you share??

June 4, 2009
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Gotta go get on a plane.

Have a GREAT day! :)

 

June 4, 2009
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@davidw..the one I just posted is my favorite yet..the one you just looked at..what do you think?  I love to hear criticism...good or bad..I need the input..

 

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-266950

June 4, 2009

@Torontojim But to Wrights made an airplane! I just had too. Sorry.

June 4, 2009
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I tryed to find out why but got no response

June 4, 2009

I don't agree either Margot707. You don't get what I'm saying. No need to go back and forth here -- LOL.

June 4, 2009

Ahhh Two Wrights! Need new batteries in keyboard!

June 4, 2009
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@Spontaneous -- It depends, we have a team of moderators who review each post to see if it violates the guidelines. If someone has a question about why something was pulled I'll look into it.

June 4, 2009
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@salsteels, lol! good one!

June 4, 2009
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Hey Everyone!! Sorry I'm Late!!

June 4, 2009

Ok davidw but you don't tell them prior. That's what I wanted to know. So if anyone has an issue of a pulled post just contact you. Thanks

June 4, 2009
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@chrismorrow, have a safe flight!

June 4, 2009

Hi Rajiim

June 4, 2009
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Rajiim: hey man, your Movie Reviews are the BEST!!! I hope you make it on E Television someday!!!

June 4, 2009
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@Spontaneous -- Yeah, they can contact me or contact@ireport.com

June 4, 2009
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i was recently surprised by how many cities don't require recycling...how about an assignment : do u have recycling and what are u allowed/not allowed to recycle?

June 4, 2009

Hi ANAV

June 4, 2009
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Hi Rajiim...I'll check out your reviews and get back to you!  But as always, I love the way you report them!  FYI..I am doing Transformers!

June 4, 2009
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Spontaneous: How ya doing! You're awesome!

June 4, 2009
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sintheeesize.......great topic, we just got our three recycling trash cans delivered this very morning, I haven't even had time to bring them to the backyard yet.  The entire city of Fullerton got them.

June 4, 2009

spontaneous people generally do contact davidw when there is a problem.. and the team address as well..When there is no response for over 2 hours and there have been 6 to 8 complaints put in..who do you email next??

 

June 4, 2009

Thank you ANAV - YOU as well!

June 4, 2009
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Ryn

For the lighter side of ireport, what about an assignment  with recipes using homegrown produce, our own or from local farmers markets.

Even recipes for home made pickles or other home canned foods, homemade fruit ice cream, sorbet, pies, cakes , casseroles etc.

June 4, 2009
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David What about explanations for being banned? I've heard that some people have gotten cut off with no explanation.

June 4, 2009
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@Ryn I like that idea! We've been talking about doing another food assignment where people can show off their specialties.

June 4, 2009

I know gilldreams. I was asking for someone else actually so they could see. Me personally, I just wait and if no response I move on.

June 4, 2009
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For All You Movie Buffs, I posted my latest Film Reviews today! My Life in Ruins, and The Hangover!! Both I thought were great films!!

June 4, 2009
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@Ryn My husband and I just joined a CSA. I'd love to hear from other people who enjoy local vegetables. Great idea!

 

Do you grow your own fruits and veggies?

June 4, 2009

In my opinion, CNN owns the site and don't owe anyone an explanation on being banned, pulled post etc prior to unless they ask.

June 4, 2009
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gotta go get eddie munster off the bus...schools here go till the end of JUNE!  ugh!  take care all.

June 4, 2009

Can we have an international day of past and present ireporter..weather they were banned or left on their own? Just to show how many people actually have been on this site from say when it started up to now? That would be awesome..just so people could see just how many human beings have taken part on this website.. just the screen names..nothing more..any thoughts??

June 4, 2009
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@Margot707 -- Some people do get banned without a warning if they do something bad enough. We usually give people multiple warnings.

June 4, 2009
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Ryn: That is a GREAT idea!!!

 

June 4, 2009
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@Raijiim How do you get into all these early screenings? Your reviews are fantastic!

June 4, 2009
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@ Spontaneous How goes it??

@ Melissa!! Transformers ALREADY?? Wow!! When are you doing your review? I think the Sneak Preview for it here is Next week or the following.

June 4, 2009
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@davidd-does the ireport software have a feature where we can select favorites (ireports) for our accounts?

June 4, 2009
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Rajiim I haven't read any of your reviews, so I don't take this personally. What I don't like are those who give away the entire plot or "surprise ending" and ruin the whole thing. That's the main reason i stay away from the reviews I've seen here on iReports, too many people giving away they entire premise and therefore ruining the movie experience.

June 4, 2009

What about warnings of multiple IDs davidw, if you know...do you warn or shut them off??

June 4, 2009
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@gilldreams -- I'm not sure how that would work, but I can tell you that we currently have 288,784 registered users.

 

June 4, 2009
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David Maybe I misspoke. I meant banned without an explanation of what they did to get banned, like foul language, breaking a copyright, etc.

June 4, 2009

Well spontaneous when you have a post pulled that did not break any rules..then see how it feels to not get any explanation..especially when you typed the whole thing out and took care in doing the post in the first place..

got to go..thanks david w and team..

June 4, 2009
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@Rajiim...I'll try to find an early showing, if not the first show at my $5 cinema..lol..;-0

June 4, 2009

I did get one pulled like that gilldreams. I didn't even ask why and I just moved on

June 4, 2009
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David That may help quell some of the "I hate iReports because they banned my best friends..."

June 4, 2009
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@ Katie....There is a Social Networking / Promotions company called Zipscene here. They have a few other locations and they offer discounts to local venues and FREE Movie Passes! There is also a website called www.gofobo.com

They offer free passes as well. Some you have to get the RSVP code for movies, others you just click to get the free passes!

 

Both Sites are free to join! www.zipscene.com & www.gofobo.com

June 4, 2009
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It seems to me that the people who get banned, would know why they got banned.  They may not admit it and say "woe is me" but they know.

June 4, 2009
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Ryn

Katie I usually do raise some veggies and berries. I only put out some tomatoes and peppers this year.

I am hoping to move back to Maryland by mid summer and will be able to have my huge garden back. I miss it so much.

 

Thanks ANAV!

 

June 4, 2009
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@davidw...You skipped over my previous comments to you, so please go back to them after we finish today..thanks..hopefully soon we will have a better forum..there was also one to @tyson, so please let him know..thanks a bunch!

June 4, 2009

AGREED KCRep!!!

June 4, 2009
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@Rajiim Very cool! I was always curious how you got to see so many movies. Keep up the good work!

June 4, 2009
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@Margot707 -- We are looking into the possibility of having the email banned users get be more informative, but I don't have a time frame on that.

I think most people know why they were banned, and if not, we can explain.

June 4, 2009
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Am I the only person, having to refresh my page to get the comments?

June 4, 2009
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If someone is Banned, they know why...simple as that...

 

June 4, 2009
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I'm really looking forward to all the before and after photos! Gotta get back to work, see y'all later.

June 4, 2009

Nope, it makes it show up faster for me robjh1. AGREED ANAV!

June 4, 2009
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Rob....that's the only way you can get the comments, we have to refresh each time.  Annoying I know but that's how this works.

June 4, 2009
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@robjh1 -- no you're not the only one, this blog wasn't really designed for this kind of discussion, but it's better than nothing.

June 4, 2009
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I have to refresh also

June 4, 2009
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@robjh1..no you are not alone!

June 4, 2009
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@ Margot707 ...... 707?? California? I use to live there!

I don't give away the movie! Not taking any offense. I may mention stuff you see in the TV ad's but nothing in any major detail that will keep you from attending the movie!

 

I try to make them entertaining, informative and fun to watch.....Take a look!

June 4, 2009

@davidw, have you guys thought of other ways for this roundtable? Like a blogger chat. It would be easier to scroll, etc.

June 4, 2009
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@everyone -- We've got to wrap this up for today. Y'all have a great week.

June 4, 2009
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Thanks

June 4, 2009
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bye, guys!  see ya next week

June 4, 2009

well it was just a thought davidw..lol

June 4, 2009
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I've got to head out, but do want to let you all know about a new assignment we have! If you consider yourself a grill master, then we want to see your photos and video. Thanks for the discussion. See you next week!
June 4, 2009

It would be cool to show when someone is online, away, etc with an indicator

June 4, 2009
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Bye all, PLEASE finish my contest so I can start another one.

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-266100

June 4, 2009
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@everyone..bye all...need to do some editing..and I have some unexpected family members stop by..lol!

 

Please check out what I think is my best piece yet and leave a comment!  Thanks!

 

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-266950

June 4, 2009
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Ryn

Have a good afternoon all!

June 4, 2009
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Thx all!

June 4, 2009
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yup, better than nothing.

June 4, 2009
June 4, 2009
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@ ANAV Dude That would be SOoooooo Cool!!

  I want to start Blogging & Making my reviews podcasts

  to download on Ireport & Itunes! I've been researching

  but not there yet!

 

@ Katie.....Thank You for the kind words! I really try hard at these!! I did both My Life In Ruins & The Hangover Last night and Today!!

 

Going to see LAND OF THE LOST tonight!! :)

June 4, 2009
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Ok all, got to run. Stay tune for my next posting on White in America. Please give me your thoughts, I am working on a thesis.

June 4, 2009
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Rajiim Yes, area code 707 in Northern CA. Thanks, now I know your reviews are "safe" to read! LOL!

June 4, 2009
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Anyone else see The Hangover or My Life in Ruins Yet???

June 4, 2009

Spontaneous I did get one pulled like that gilldreams. I didn't even ask why and I just moved on

Well good for you girl..I find it strange when it has happened more than once and I don't take it lightly..

I like to know what happened..especially when I know there were no rules no arguements nothing offensive in the post at all...just me..

June 4, 2009
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Just a quick welcome to new iReporters BrookeBrodac, jkramsey42, nickishoe, Haaris, madmartha1 and KarensParis.

June 4, 2009
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@ Margot707 ..........

 

I Lived at Travis A.f.b!! Went to school out there also!

When I joined the Air Force I came back....Down the road in Merced!!

 

I Miss California!

June 4, 2009

OK gilldreams. Have a great day

June 4, 2009
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@Rajiim - Thanks for all your reviews!

June 4, 2009
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@ HHanks....... NO PROBLEM!!! Just Glad They are Well Received!

June 4, 2009
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@ hhanks ..... Zipscene Just Emailed me...... I just Got VIP STATUS, Before I had to Sign up for Passes.  Now I Have a Blanket Pass To Every Preview From Now On!! So Look For Alot More Reviews!! :) Wish they had mentioned that last week....... Could Have Seen "UP"

June 4, 2009
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Well...Time To Go All!! Take Care!

See Ya Next Time!

 

Rajiim

June 8, 2009
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I love IReport and hi everyone let me know what is new I love to blog

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