Friday, August 10, 2012
iReport site and tech update

This week we put out a few fixes and changes to the site that you should know about:


* Share buttons restructured: We're introducing a new way to share your favorite iReports on the emerging G+ network with a Google plus sharing button. To give it some breathing room, we moved the Facebook recommend button just underneath the headline.


* iReporter info module redesigned: Profile pages got a nice nip and tuck in the area of iReporters' avatar and personal info. The change makes the area more concise and compact so you don't have to scroll so much -- you're welcome, fingers.


* Our embeded video player also got some love on this round of tech updates. Now you can see a higher quality thumbnail preview of the video before you decide to play it. No more blurriness!


We're also looking into a few things on the site:


* Upload issues: We're taking a good hard look at how to make the upload process faster and more reliable.


* Disappearing comments: We've been alerted to the fact that some comments appear to be disappearing from stories and blog posts. We're looking into the cause and hope to have a fix soon.


As always, we're all ears on how to make your experience better on Let me know in the comments if you already have something in mind or if you come across a brilliant idea later, shoot me a PM.

August 10, 2012
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Thanks for the update. Yep, there have been some issues, but in correspondence with tech support seem to be on top of the issue and actively working on it.

August 10, 2012
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Good job.  But why was the Gay Food iReport vetted twice?  docs/DOC-826913

August 11, 2012
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@KCRep We asked that submitter to re-upload without music so we could approve it for air. Not a mistake, just something we needed to do for copyright reasons!

August 11, 2012
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I noticed a comment disappeared, but I think it's because I put a link in it.  Is it possible to allow CNN links to appear?  thanks ;)

August 11, 2012
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Most of the times when I view a video, or my fellow iReporters' video I can't seem to play it as it buffers, stops, splutters and then plays and then repeats the buffering .... so this take a long time for the video to play, I am wondering if this is only for me or do the rest of the Community also have this problem?  it would be nice if the video plays by itself without any buffering and splutters.  Thank you.

August 11, 2012
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Happens to me constantly too, @sunethra. Buffering, buffering, buffering...

August 12, 2012
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Melissa, we haven't been able to put any links in the comment sections for quite a while now, it was to stop the spamming I think.  I think you can put links in the actual reports though.

August 12, 2012
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I have the same problem when I try to view a video, I don't even bother anymore, to frustrating to watch something that starts and stops starts and stops starts and stops.

August 12, 2012
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I think CNN should hire Keith Olbermann as a TV host

your rating would go up.

August 13, 2012
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August 15, 2012
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Thanks all for the feedback regarding the video player.

August 30, 2012
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How can America be a great country; we must confess a sin from the past...we stole and and took their land the American Indians...We! America succeeded in destroying the American Indian...where Hitler failed at destroy the Jews....this is a big deal...all the fluffy talk that goes on...confessing this sin WILL make America a great country

September 8, 2012
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miért rágodjunk a multon! tanulni kell belőlle mekkora hibát követtek el öseink mi ne essünk bele !!azzel kell foglalkozni,hogy a harmadik világ háboru ugyfog zajlani amiről senki sem fog tudni egyszerüen alattomos sunyi és csak a nyertes élvezi ő tud rolla,a megnem történt vagy a fojamat ban lévő dolgog az igazán figyelmet érdemlő de sajnos még mostis figyelmen kivül hadjuk!!!!!ebből van a baj

September 9, 2012
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I know this has nothing to do with American politics, but I just wanted people to be aware as to what is going on just next door,in Quebec Canada.

I will put forth a list of "Did you know.....?" of all that is happening in Quebec right now.

-English on signs is illegal.

-Francophones and new comers are prohibited to send their children to English schools.

-It is frowned upon to address someone in English when working in a store or public service area.

-that the new government of Quebec would like to stiffen the language law (yes we have a language law) Bill 101 to prohibit Francophone and students of new immigrants from attending English Colleges also.

-they want to make a law of not allowing people who work in the public service, to wear any religious symbols,such as a cross or star of David etc.

(if they do, it will have to be very small)

-they want to pass a law that any business with 10 people or more must communicate amongst themselves in French.  (right now this law exists for companies with 50 or more employees)


All these laws against the English language and heritage, in the name of preserving the french language.

This is legalized racism at its best.

If you would like to help the minority English people in Quebec, the best way to do it is to boycott coming here for vacation and stipulate as to why.  Perhaps the only way they will realize what they are doing is racist is by hitting them financially through tourism.

I love my city, however, if I were living outside of Quebec I would not feel welcome if my language was "illegal".  There is no where in the world that a language is illegal.


Please help, by not coming here.

Also artists who would like to help us, please bypass Quebec when touring.


I feel terrible discouraging people from coming to see our province, but I feel this may be the only way.




October 7, 2015
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It would be great if we can choose our own thumbnail for our videos. The random generated ones can be quite terrible and uninteresting.

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