Thursday, May 03, 2012
iReport roundtable: Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. ET

Hello, iReporters! Please join us here in the blog for our weekly roundtable discussion. We are looking forward to talking with everyone about what's going on in the community. We'll be talking about the latest stories and assignments on the site.  If you have any thoughts or comments about iReport this week, let us know.

 

If you have questions, suggestions or concerns, this is a great time to share them. We'll open comments at 2:30 p.m. ET. If you can't make it then, feel free to private message anyone on the iReport Team or email david.williams@turner.com.

 

We look forward to speaking with you soon!

87 Comments
May 3, 2012
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Hi everyone and welcome to the roundtable. I hope you all had a good week.

May 3, 2012
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Before we get started, I wanted to let you know about a couple of new assignments we are excited about.

 

For starters, we are revisiting the subject of names, which is always a fun conversation.

 

We want to know what your name says about you.

http://ireport.cnn.com/topics/784583

 

May 3, 2012
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Good afternoon, davidw!

May 3, 2012
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Hey there folks! Welcome to the roundtable. Looking fwd to your questions.

May 3, 2012
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Good to see you k3vsDad.

May 3, 2012
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Hey, elchueco!

 

Where is everyone?

May 3, 2012
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how's everybody doing?  how are everyone's iReport debates going?  i'm VERY happy with the support mine has gotten.  i'm doing my best to get the attention of the NYS senate with it!

May 3, 2012
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We're also doing an iReport Interview with Christie Brinkley, so if you've got questions for her send them in.

http://ireport.cnn.com/topics/784405

I'll be she's got some great stories about life as a supermodel.

May 3, 2012
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Hi FDMattioli,

The iReport Debate is going really well. Some of our producers are going through and tagging all the responses as we speak.

May 3, 2012
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@k3vsDad et al: The team's been hunkering down all week to asses the interests and viewpoints of the iReport Debate, among other assignments, but I'm sure a few will stop by to chime in today.

May 3, 2012
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What ho everyone! If you're off to see "Avengers" this evening, take iReport with you!

 

http://ireport.cnn.com/topics/16559

May 3, 2012
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We're also asking iReporters in New York and Los Angeles to duke it out over which city is best.

If you're want to make a case for New York, you can do it here: http://ireport.cnn.com/topics/783612

 

Here's the link if you want to argue for Los Angeles:

http://ireport.cnn.com/topics/783613

 

Trash talking is encouraged in the comments, but it's all in good fun.

May 3, 2012
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Hey, hhanks!

May 3, 2012
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Hi everyone :)

May 3, 2012
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Welcome @livetheliee!

May 3, 2012
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Welcome livetheliee.

 

If anyone has any questions about anything on iReport, feel free to shout them out.

 

May 3, 2012
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Ryn

Anyone looking at photo essay or travel assignments?

 

May 3, 2012
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Hey, Dad, David and all, how's everyone?

May 3, 2012
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This is a meaningless question...but, I was asked by another iReporter and had no answer. On the most active iReporters, when clicking see more, she wanted to know why I was not listed. I had no answer.

May 3, 2012
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Check out the video and photos I submitted of the crazy celebrations for Queen's Day in Amsterdam. 

 

May 3, 2012
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Hey, Liberty.

May 3, 2012
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David, I thought I saw a section on the front page for iReport for a while..and where'd the surveys go..the weekly polls? Always liked that...

May 3, 2012
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i'm having a great time with the debate.  Even though some of the comments i suppose could be seen more as 'insults' rather than logical arguments, for the most part i've gotten some intelligent, resourceful comments and suggestions from people.  Anybody else on here right now promoting a debate report?  i'll check it out if you do!

 

May 3, 2012
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We'll take a look.

 

We do look at the photo and travel assignments and one of the travel producers works with us on travel photo of the day and other projects.

May 3, 2012
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I think there are a few of us here now that have done iReport Debate, FDMattioli. I did read your report.

May 3, 2012
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Hi everyone, how's it going? Do you have any questions or ideas for us?

May 3, 2012
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Hi Liberty,

We are in the process of redesigning the CNN.com homepage. The Quick Vote poll has been taken off while they shift stuff around.

I'm not sure what the plan is for it in the future.

May 3, 2012
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hi, all

 

May 3, 2012
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@k3vsDad: We're actually in the process of adjusting the "Most active" tab to give our users more variety. Stay tuned :)

May 3, 2012
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Hey, nsaidi!

May 3, 2012
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Hi WJ, k3vs!

May 3, 2012
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i've been corresponding with a journalist in egypt who is tweeting the hell out of the demonstrator violence taking place there....might we get more deeply into human rights issues..posted something on that this morning

May 3, 2012
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there are  so many human rights stories going on right now....the guy in china who wants out....israel/gaza....india/pakistan...i know it's not bacon and eggs pizza.....;)  WHICH SOUNDS DELICIOUS, BTW

 

May 3, 2012
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I think that's something we would be interested in doing wjoreilly. It has been a challenge for us because a lot of the stuff that's been posted on iReport has been coming from third-hand sources.

That makes it very hard for us to verify.

 

 

May 3, 2012
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Hi everyone.  I just got home from attending a live concert with the four finalist of The Voice.  I got some great pictures of all of them, I even got one with me and Juliet Simms.  Would that be of interest and if so, what assignment should I put them in?

May 3, 2012
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you know, when you come right down to it....quality of life is a human rights issue...wall st getting a bail out over main street is a human rights issue....am i repeating myself?

May 3, 2012
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We haven't forgotten those stories. CNN has focused a lot of attention on the Chinese activist story and our reporters are covering those other stories too.

 

 

May 3, 2012
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David:

I just uploaded a video twice and received same response....servers down try again....is this CNN or mine....

May 3, 2012
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@Liberty1955: Yes! We have an iReport section on the homepage now. Over the last week we've been experimenting with changing its title to draw attention to the iReport debate assignment, etc. Like David said, the homepage is in flux at the moment, but for now the iReport section is located under the "Popular on Facebook" section. Today we went with the "Your stories" title, and linked a few of our hottest assignments for the week.

May 3, 2012
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Hey, Kathy! Can't wait...who do you think it will be? I'm really not sure at this point.

May 3, 2012
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speaking of names......Is there any reason why we can't change our names on i-report....example I show JV Hill but would like to use Vernon Hill...my name?

May 3, 2012
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i hear you ,  david.

May 3, 2012
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I want Juliet Simms to win it all, but, they are all fantastic!!

May 3, 2012
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i have a question on ownership...if someone posts an original picture on ireport, does that person lose rights to his work; does it become the property of turner?

May 3, 2012
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Hi JVHill,

I am not aware of any server troubles, but I'll check it out.

May 3, 2012
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@KCRep: Cool! I think our Entertainment folks would be interested. You should upload to the "What are you watching?" assignment. Looking fwd to seeing the photos. What was it like?

May 3, 2012
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Hi KCRep, that could be interesting. You can upload your story to the assignment, "What are you watching?" if you wish. http://ireport.cnn.com/topics/344335

May 3, 2012
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gotta run; will look for response later....ttyl

May 3, 2012
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David:

Evidently the server problem has been resolved as both of the same video have uploaded......Please remove one of "3 day Work Week" under 2012 elections site

Many Thanks

May 3, 2012
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Ryn

I have been trying to use the royalty free music from ireport and am having a terrible time getting it to down load. Do I have to buy something to be able to use it?

May 3, 2012
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Ok, I'll do that, I haven't even seen the pics yet lol. I also got video of each of them performing today but I think the video's will be too long.

May 3, 2012
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Hi wjoreilly,

The answer to your question is in Section 5. of our Terms of Use.

Here's the link so you can check it out: http://ireport.cnn.com/terms.jspa

 

 

May 3, 2012
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@KCRep that sounds cool. Great finalists this year.

May 3, 2012
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That's really cool KCRep. Are these performances going to be a part of the TV show?

 

May 3, 2012
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Photos should be fine

May 3, 2012
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@JVHill: Tell me about it! When I first signed up for iReport I should've chosen a more professional username, but then I had no idea I would one day be on the other side of the curtain :)

 

From a technical standpoint, it's not impossible to allow the system to accept username changes, but from a community management standpoint, and even from a journalistic standpoint, it's a good idea for the username to remain constant.

 

In any case, you're still able to change the name that appears in your profile. In your case, it looks like you've already set it to "Vernon Hill" which is great. We encourage iReporters (in cases where it's safe to do so) to use their real names. Kudos for being upfront about your identity :)

May 3, 2012
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Hey Ryn,

I would not think you would need to download anything, but it would depend on your system.

 

I just downloaded a file while we I was typing and it is working for me in iTunes.

 

Please shoot me an email and let me know which song you're trying to download and what is happening. I'll see what I can find out.

May 3, 2012
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Ryn

Hello can you hear me now?

 

May 3, 2012
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@KCRep I want to see the photo of you and Juliet Simms!

May 3, 2012
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@Ryn Testing ... testing ... testing ... 1 ... 2... 3 ...

May 3, 2012
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elchueco.......Vernon Hill is what I use for my email to CNN....The site still shows JV Hill and yes I had the same thought as you when I first got involved in July 2011...Now I regret as you did what I used.....

May 3, 2012
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Ryn

Howdy!!!!! :) I can hear you now.

May 3, 2012
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@davidw...I'm not sure if NBC is going to use this concert on the show but it sure will be on the news tonight, they even had a link up with New York.  Gonna post now.

May 3, 2012
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I want to know how all these Law enforcement agencies are allowed to be above the law that they are sworn to uphold.

May 3, 2012
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@KCRep - They will probably use footage in the finale because four hours over two night is a lot of time to fill.

May 3, 2012
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Look forward to that - see you next week

May 3, 2012
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Oh and don't forget questions for Christie Brinkley - http://ireport.cnn.com/topics/784405

May 3, 2012
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Oh, davidw, did the Team get my PM about the back-to-back spam PMs I received last night?

May 3, 2012
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I did get that pm k3vsDad. It has been handled. Let me know if it happens again.

May 3, 2012
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@JVHill: Sorry if I wasn't too clear, this is what I meant: http://www.imagenial.com/images/jvhillsample.png

May 3, 2012
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Thanks, David!

May 3, 2012
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Hi Maryamb,

Welcome to the iReport roundtable. I think your question would generate an interesting conversation on iReport, but it's not something that I could really answer.

 

The goal of this forum is to give people a chance to ask questions about problems they may be having with the site or to make story suggestions or talk about other projects.

 

May 3, 2012
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It was great to chat with y'all. Have a great weekend everyone!

May 3, 2012
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I also would like to know why you can't up new info as you get it once you submit your ireport?

May 3, 2012
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Have a good one everyone and thanks to Team iReport for being here for all of us.

May 3, 2012
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You can edit the text of your iReport after it has been posted, but it is not possible to add new photos or videos.

You can post another iReport that includes the new video if you want to.

 

May 3, 2012
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elucheo....My apology I misunderstood.....I like that and that is what I was inquiring about....can thatbe done by us

May 3, 2012
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I hope everyone has a good week.

We'll be back next Thursday.

Take care.

May 3, 2012
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One last thing.

I almost forgot to tell you about our Mother's Day assignment.

http://ireport.cnn.com/topics/781519

We want to know what makes your Mother's Day special.

 

Bye.

May 3, 2012
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Hi everybody I just purchased a tank of gas...price $3.45 per gallon...down 35cents in 3 weeks...that's seems like real news to me and I have not seen anything on the news about it...how come when the price goes up 3 cents it's front page and down...zip

May 3, 2012
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i understand the controversial nature of some of my reports will bring opposing opinions, but i'm having a problem with a 'trolling' user, he clearly has nothing intelligent to say and seems to enjoy making some ridiculous accusations about me for which he has no proof.  borderline slander considering i'm trying to be professional and legitimate.  how can i take care of this?

May 3, 2012

Hi And a very late hello from Slovenia : > ). I saw the comments about the name change. I don;t see any way to change the screen name which I would like to do with my name? Is this possible?

Much Metta

Percy

May 3, 2012
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Hello everyone! My name is Melissa and I am new to iReport. If my story is ever broadcasted on CNN will I get notified of the time and the exact broadcast it will be on? If not how can I get this information?

May 3, 2012
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Hello! I'm new to iReport. Just kinda wanted to drop in and say hello, my first, really. Glad to be here.

May 3, 2012
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Welcome NSchimpf!!

May 5, 2012
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Melissa, no. You don´t get this information - not before and not after the broadcasting. I would like to know it too but I have not yet get the answer.

May 6, 2012
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Hi Guys! Any idea why a completely appropriate image that I had the right to distribute would have been removed from my ireport?

 

Thanks!

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