Thursday, March 31, 2011
iReport roundtable: Thursdays at 3 p.m. ET

Please join us here at 3 p.m. for our weekly roundtable discussion. We've got a lot of cool projects going on right now that we want to tell you about.We're also happy to answer any questions you may have about what's going on in the community.

 

If you can't make it at 3, feel free to leave your questions in the comments below and we'll try to answer them once the roundtable starts.

105 Comments
March 31, 2011
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Hi everyone and welcome to the weekly roundtable.

We're looking forward to talking with you.

March 31, 2011
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Hello David!

 

March 31, 2011
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Nice to see you. I'm writing a site announcement to let folks know we're here. I'll be right back

 

March 31, 2011
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I'm back.

How are you?

March 31, 2011
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While we're getting started, I've got a couple of cool things to tell you about.

First off, Katie spent a good part of yesterday cleaning out our assingment desk, so it will be easier to find the projects we're working on.

http://ireport.cnn.com/community/assignment

March 31, 2011
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Hello everyone!

March 31, 2011
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We've also kicked off our Royal Wedding Facebook fan page, where we'll be doing some fun activities leading up to the big event. Be sure to "like" our page here: http://www.facebook.com/royalweddingCNN

March 31, 2011
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Hi David and KC

 

March 31, 2011
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Hey everyone!

March 31, 2011
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Hi sbeasla and dsashin

March 31, 2011
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Hi sbeasla and dsashin and everyone

March 31, 2011
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hi zdan

March 31, 2011
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Hi Sherbien and zdan

 

March 31, 2011
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Greetings archaeological explorers - just a little time left to contribute to the Raiders of the Lost Ark assignment!

http://ireport.cnn.com/ir-topic-stories.jspa?topicId=577977

March 31, 2011
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Our first activity will be to get hatted up for the wedding, a la royal wedding hat designer Philip Treacy (http://ow.ly/4qC6P).

March 31, 2011
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Hi Henry

March 31, 2011
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Eyo!

March 31, 2011
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Hi world.

 

March 31, 2011
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I made a hat out of office supplies http://instagr.am/p/CtG1u/

 

March 31, 2011
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eyo back maddogza

March 31, 2011
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Ryn

Hey y'all!

March 31, 2011
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So does anyone have any interesting projects they're working on?

March 31, 2011
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David, that hat you made is fit for a Queen.

March 31, 2011
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And I have a question for you guys -- how do you typically learn about new iReport assignments? (Do you visit the iReport home page? The assignment desk? Or find out through Facebook/Twitter/elsewhere on CNN.com?) I'm interested in which of our promotion tools work best.

March 31, 2011
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Ryn......I LOVE your video question for Reese, so nice!!

March 31, 2011
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Ryn

I always go to the assignment page

March 31, 2011
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Did anyone see my videos?

March 31, 2011
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Welcome @Ryn

March 31, 2011
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dsashin...I usually see someone's iReport and that's how I find out about the new assignment.  I try to remember to look at the assignment page, but that's how I usually find out about a new one.

March 31, 2011
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Ryn

KC Thank you! I don't go on video myself very often due to my heavy accent. I get brave every now and then.

March 31, 2011
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Good to know, @Ryn and @KCRep!

March 31, 2011
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Hi Everybody!!

March 31, 2011
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Ryan, your  accent is charming, all us non-accent peeps love to hear it.

March 31, 2011
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Hello Pixel

March 31, 2011
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How's it going?

March 31, 2011
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We do Ryn!

March 31, 2011
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dsashin - I look at the assignments page. I used to get emails about new assignments but I don't get those anymore so I have to try and remember to look.

March 31, 2011
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Hi LyndaleQ and welcome. I just took a quick look at your latest video. I can tell you put a lot of work into it, but I'm not sure how we would use it on CNN. We appreciate you sharing it though.

March 31, 2011
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Hello Nicole

March 31, 2011
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Just wanted to share what I found. Sorry

March 31, 2011
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Nothing to be sorry about. I'm sure people will be interested.

March 31, 2011
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Ryn

I luv you guys!

March 31, 2011
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@henry - i will upload my archaeological submission... i went last week to a cave near the cradle of Philippine civilization...

 

@david - i'm working with:

- editing the first fiesta, first mass and baptism video i took last week... i already uploaded the photos

- working with the disgusting food assignment, i got video of myself eating woodworms and croc meat and i still have to shoot me eating frogs, crickets, ants etc hopefully this weekend...

- can i upload video of a funny tour guide of the underground river... i have a tour at the underground river and the tour guide is very interactive. the underground river is the longest navigable underground river and a unesco heritage site

- i'm also trying to convince my friend to interview them for the secret of marriages assignment, the most interesting part of their love life is the wedding proposal... hope they gave me permission to upload their wedding proposal... :)

 

March 31, 2011
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Ryn, luv you more!

March 31, 2011
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Thanks @Sherbien

March 31, 2011
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I hope you watch it to the end, I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Thanks for the comments Sir.

March 31, 2011
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Wow Sherbien. That's a lot of great stuff.

To answer your question, I'd love to see the underground river tour.

It could be a great travel story as long as the tour people didn't have rules against filming.

 

March 31, 2011
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Nice to have you Pixel, Sbeasla and maddogza.

March 31, 2011
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@dsashin - i visit the ireport and at facebook...

 

hi nicole, pixel, ryn, lyndale

March 31, 2011
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I have a question/project to talk about. Does anyone have an iPhone 4 or iPad 2? Or fourth-generation iPod Touch? If so, there is an iMovie app that has an iReport theme. We're asking people to send iReports using that theme.
March 31, 2011
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@nsaidi - I posted a movie recently using the CNN theme. It didn't get posted to that assignment though. It's just in my profile.

March 31, 2011
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waves Hi all! Sherbien, Pixel, Ryn, LyndaleQ, maddogza, sbeasla, and whoever else lurketh on this page.

March 31, 2011
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Hi everyone, nice to meet you.

March 31, 2011
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@sbeasla Cool! I just spotted your Candyman piece and moved it over to the assignment. Awesome!
March 31, 2011
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Ryn

nsaidi working on getting an iphone. Hope to have it soon.

March 31, 2011
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Ryn

LyndaleQ Your post is very interesting. Welcome!

March 31, 2011
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@Ryn Oh wow, that's exciting! When I got one, it changed my life. Sort of. ;)

March 31, 2011
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Thank you.

March 31, 2011
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Nice to meet you LyndaleQ! Welcome.

March 31, 2011
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You seem to be a very nice bunch of people. Thanks. I don't run into that often on the net.

March 31, 2011
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Here's my idea that I am hoping we can discuss at this roundtable...

 

I would love to see CNN iReport staff put together a project  for Japan. CNN iREPORTERS SUPPORT  JAPAN RELIEF EFFORTS. Is it possible to put together an iReport fundraiser? Each iReporter could raise money in their community and then we could combine it all. We are a strong force and I think we could make a difference. Japan will need help for a long time so we have time to make this happen!

 

March 31, 2011
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@nsaidi - thanks for moving that over! :)

March 31, 2011
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Hi, everyone.  I just flew into Memphis, TN, rented a car and I'm now driving down to Mississippi (my husband is driving while I write this on my IPhone).  We are attending the funeral of one of Blues music's greatest, Mr. Pinetop Perkins.  We'll be taking a 4 day blues tour. 

 

By the way, I look at the assignment page for new assignments.

March 31, 2011
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hi @Pixel

March 31, 2011
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@nicole - i don't have, i lost my iphone but i'm planning to buy ipad2 when it arrives here in the philippines (maybe last quarter of 2011). :)

March 31, 2011
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@Pixel - that's a great idea. I live amongst a lot of great iReporters and I'm sure we could make this happen :)

March 31, 2011
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@Pixel - I love that idea. I think it would be great if folks want to do that.

 

 

 

March 31, 2011
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Hey all, I just took a picture of my weather temp, you won't believe it...check it out in a few min when I put it on iReports.

March 31, 2011
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oh dear I am late.... my US clock says its 2.50 p.m. and my clock says 1.30 a.m. poor poor shari ;(

March 31, 2011
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I'm not sure what the best way to do a group fundraiser is, but I'm sure there are folks out their that have experience with this.

If people want to do it, let me know and we'll figure something out.

 

March 31, 2011
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Ryn

Good idea Pixel! I think we could make it happen!

March 31, 2011
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Ryn

Hey Shari Better late than never! :)

March 31, 2011
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@Sherbien, I hope you do interview your friends about what makes their marriage great. We're definitely looking for more video submissions for that assignment.

March 31, 2011
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Sounds like there's a bunch of interest, so I say go for it.

I've got to run to another meeting, but why don't y'all talk among yourselves to see what ideas you can come up with.

I'll check back in later tonight.

 

Take care.

March 31, 2011
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And thanks for everyone who answered my question about where they see new assignments!

March 31, 2011
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Does anyone look at the iReport homepage (cnnireport.com)?

March 31, 2011
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Great!! David, how do we get this organized?

March 31, 2011
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that's great pixel. i'll join!

 

hi shari!

March 31, 2011
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Ryn

Gypsy enjoy Memphis Tell Elvis I love him!

March 31, 2011
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Ryn

dsashin  Always!

March 31, 2011
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@dsashin - i'll do my best to convince them this weekend!

 

have a fun leal...

 

have a good and fun weekend to all!

March 31, 2011
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I look at the assignment page.

March 31, 2011
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@Sherbien sorry you lost your phone!

 

@Joyful sounds like a heck of a trip!

March 31, 2011
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Ryn

A good weekend to everyone. Hope to catch the Cherry Blossoms in DC one more time, if I don't freeze to death.

March 31, 2011
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@nsaidi - is the deadline for imovie trial definately 7 April or can it be flexed

March 31, 2011
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@Pixel Sounds like a wonderful concept, and I hope y'all can make something happen.

March 31, 2011
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Hi Janie.  I wonder whether the iphone 4 and the CNN applications will work here?

March 31, 2011
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@BoydONLINE Hello -- the deadline is generally April 7, but what are you planning/working on?

 

We aren't necessarily looking for anything fancy, just asking for folks to give the app a whirl if they have it. If that helps.

March 31, 2011
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Hi Sherbs ole man..

March 31, 2011
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@sunethra I'm not sure, can you please clarify?

 

@all -- I think it's time to wrap this up and get going. Thanks all for coming!

March 31, 2011
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Ryn

I don't know Shari. Seems to me it should work. I have a lot of learning to do.

March 31, 2011
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This is fantastic!! Any support we can offer will will make a difference. It seems like the most productive way we could use our energy right now. I will contact you tomorrow David and see how we can get this fundraiser up and rolling!! Thanks everyone!!

 

March 31, 2011
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Since I am from Sri Lanka I was wondering whether I could download whatever applications that CNN has

March 31, 2011
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Ryn

Will look forward to hearing from you Pixel!

March 31, 2011
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Ryn

Kathi Just saw your post

You make me sick! lol

I am freezing.

March 31, 2011
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Well it is very very expensive here, so before I buy it, I wanted to know whether it would be of any use to me, it is about Rupees 115,000/= One Hundred and fifteen thousand rupees here!!

March 31, 2011
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Ryn

Whoa Shari! I can understand your concern

March 31, 2011
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well good night everyone, or good morning its almost 2.00 a.m. here

March 31, 2011
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nite sunethra

March 31, 2011
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nite shari - 4am here and waiting for backstory...

 

 

March 31, 2011
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4:17 here and snow. yuk

March 31, 2011
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Can someone explain the litmus test for reporting a violation?  I have posted a video post on Jesse Jackson last night and it's received a lot of views, 11,000+ but wonder about some of the comments about the Rev. Jackson. What determines "how inappropriate is inappropriate?" without censoring free speech commenting?

March 31, 2011
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Google's Office is just a 20 minute drive from my office, yet no one answers the phone at the office.

When is Google going to learn that every company needs to have a means of commuicating other than just email.

Google has listed my office phone number that I have had for 23 years as the local U.S. Postal Office in my area.  I am getting calls all day long.

Yes, I emailed them about the problem 11 days ago. The postal office did so as well when I reported to them the problem.  Any results. NO.  I called some of the employee phone numbers that I got from various local people with Google connections.  One can only leave so many messages with no reply...

Maybe Google will understand that email is not always the best way to communicate.  Please help me to stop the telephone calls.... any suggestions...

March 31, 2011
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I dont beleive that the cobra snake has been found in NY.

As the saying goes: "trust but verify"

Lets see the photo's...

 

April 2, 2011
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@Nsaidi:

I have not a iPhone 4 because it is Very expensive in Uruguay.

@Dsashin:

Yes,I do.

(I visit the iReport home page)

Have a great weekend everyone!

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