Wednesday, January 07, 2015
The new CNN, iReport and you

We’ve made a lot of changes here at CNN over the past few days. I hope you’re enjoying the new site, now that you’ve had some time to play with it.

 

The headlines are bigger, there are more photos and videos and we’ve moved a lot of stuff around (including iReport, which is linked up in the Opinions section, if you don’t use the direct link).

 

These changes are designed to showcase CNN’s great storytelling, including the stories we tell together. You can learn more about the changes  from our editor-in-chief, Meredith Artley.

 

Our first-person essay page looks great in the new site, and if you haven’t seen the Travel Photo of the Day on the Travel section, you’re in for a treat.

 

We are aware that some iReporters are getting logged out of the site randomly (it’s happening to us too). Our developers are working on this issue and we will let you know when it’s fixed. We appreciate your patience in the meantime.

 

The site relaunch is a huge project and we’re still working out a few kinks, so please let us know if you have any suggestions, or see something that isn’t working right. You can private message me, or email CNN.Support.Communications@cnn.com.

54 Comments
January 7, 2015
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Ok I just had to take the time to sign up just so I could tell you that I hate your new website. I used to enjoy the clean layout with no moronic and time-wasting videos and graphics. Now, I have to mine through this monstrosity to get to what I want and when I do, the screen fills up with huge windows of stories I do not want to read. This is a big mistake. Please look inside yourself and reverse this really, really bad improvement (not). I want text, straight-text. If I go to CNN.COM that means I am literate and possesses a longer attention span than a 3-year old, to READ your articles and do not need colorful and dynamic 3D animated holographic videos and attention grabbing HUGE, HUGE text to keep me preoccupied...I just want to be able to look, no, scan through your stories, click what catches my fancy and be done with it. Forget this nonsense and make amends. There is a reason why Google keeps its mainpage the way it is, you know. Simplicity. I can always go to abc news or nbc's webpage if I need the headache of sifting through the news of the day.

January 9, 2015
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CNN is most popular newspaper in all over the world. Millions of users daily come on this platform and enjoy to read news their relevant Topics. i report is great platform to participate your ideas and Articles. In IT Field lot of articles are available But mobitsolutions provides you best article. I suggest to read their articles.

January 9, 2015
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So, David, in response to my question raised in my iReport, the experiment in citizen journalism will continue?

 

I do hope the log in issue gets resolved soon.

 

I do find navigation at times cumbersome still when I sift through the news from around the country and the world. But, I am slowly getting used to the new way of doing things.

 

I would still advise everyone to bookmark ireport.cnn.com for the smoothest way to access.

 

Thanks for the update.

January 9, 2015
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Just a quick two comments: I feel as if I am in the front row of a movie theatre showing an action movie; time to make a quick dash to the middle of the theatre so I can digest the context of what I am watching.  I thought scrolling news text went out in the Times Square of 1950. The major networks and BBC are far less cluttered w/o the incessant need to prolong your visit and steer you. 

January 10, 2015
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How is it that government aerospace companies in Ventura county get away with hiring illegal immigrants and committing tax fraud due to the fact that most of these illegals have actual U.S citizens information that their using. These are government companies that make the planes we fly on everyday!!!!! How is it that a company like P.D.Q engineering inc, based in Camarillo California can be open for 14 years and openly commit tax fraud as well as be aiding these illegals to steal and use U.S citizens information in order for them to work. How can this be????? Not to mention these poor guys are working 12 hr shifts for minimum wage sometimes 7 days a week, and all because they're illegal and won't say anything they're just happy to have jobs. But helloooo that's not right u know engineers in this country can't get jobs nowadays cause companies like this and there affiliates rather pay less and earn more money for themselves then to actually follow the law. How sad can this be what America is about cheaper labor for our Aerospace and Defense companies...

January 10, 2015
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Yay! I'm encouraged the Producers work with you for personal essays. Amazing stories out there and I can't wait to hear them!

 

To me, iReport has a lot more purpose now and I like the direction. Will iReports be easier to search for on cnn.com?

 

Thanks for keeping it fresh = new website!

Chris.

January 12, 2015
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I have to keep logging in and out, Glad to see you dear David at the helm of the ship, Hope that ireport will get bigger and better.  Best Wishes to you from Sri Lanka.

January 13, 2015
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Well, that's short and sweet. What I'd like to know is why is iReport now buried two links away from the main page? Unless you're an 'old' member, how would you even know to look for it? I do understand that on some levels iReport had possibly become an harassment what with constant uploading of conspiracy theories and ideologue laden reports that had little common sense behind them other than someone finding a convenient way to post their rantings on what is a well respected media site. That is problematic. I get that. But there might have been a better solution than basically burying all iReports and our stories. Why not have a moderator for iReport like other sites have for comments? Perhaps it is too costly and unrealistic and it's true you would be accused of censorship. But CNN is your site and you have a right to approve or disapprove of what ends up on it. Not just a right, but really, in my opinion,a responsibility. Not just to your corporation but to your readers, other iReporters and visitors to the site. I hated wading through all the garbage that got posted on a regular basis by what seemed like every wing nut in the world. But in the midst of all that mess some great stories, video and photos was being posted. What a shame most people won't get to see those stories anymore unless they're vetted.

 

So all that to say, it would be great if we could get some answers about the 'new direction' of iReport. Is it to be a club for those of us who have been here long enough to know to come look for assignments or to post stories we'd like to share with the world? Will it be promoted or will it be kept in a locked room like Rochester kept his wife in Jane Eyre? I'm really starting to feel like we're the crazy wife locked in that room. I hope I'm wrong.

January 13, 2015
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Ryn

Ditto all that mcintron had to say.

We are like the wandering nomads these days.

I would like to know if the assignments are going to continue. Will they accommodate all adult age groups, not only the under 35 group? if so are will they be updated on a regular basis?  Is the site going completely mobile?  Just what can we as ireporters expect? We need direction. What is our future? Who do we turn to? Who is our leader and where is our support?

No one really knows who Team iReport is any longer, if there is even still a Team. I guess my main concern is not understanding if the original reason for iReport's creation in the first place is for citizen journalist( pro and not so pro) as well as budding or pro photographers to share a little piece of our neck of the woods. Does it have to be breaking news, essay or opinion?

Seems especially new comers do not relate to that concept.

Has that concept changed?

Finally after hours of browsing from link to link I am getting the lay out of the new site but for new folks it is a wandering maze.Feed back would be nice and a monthly roundtable again for updates and ideas. That community family 'lovin' feeling disappeared awhile back and now as mcintron said we all feel we have been banished to the basement.

January 13, 2015
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Hello!???? Team iReport, anyone there? David? Henry? Nicole? Daphne?

January 13, 2015
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Is my ireport of the Pope visit to Sri Lanka not newsworthy?

January 14, 2015
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Thank you for the ireport verification

January 14, 2015
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Curious..Yes the Paris tragedy and news worthy, but what does it say that 2,000 civilians were murdered in Nigeria, and CNN has turned a blind eye, and tone deaf. SAD!!!!

January 15, 2015
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I wish i did not have to log in all the time hope that this will be fixed soon, also make the box to type bigger, that is when uploading an ireport the window is too small to see what we are typing

February 4, 2015
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Hey, I'm always encouraged by the one of my Icon Producer to bring the new super story for my ireporters friends and the ireport Producers.

 

Nayon 

February 6, 2015
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First of all I would Like to say, Thank you for keeping the world informed.  Now, I've been watching you guys for a many years now, and I do understand the need to report every little single detail about everything and everyone,  but have you realized? that most of the time, you help terrorist organizations plot their next atack with vital military information. 

For example, where does the president live inside the white house, how many different high tech planes or helicopters this country or any of our allies have, special forces, tactics, etc, etc. In my humble opinion that constitutes as a breach of Security for our Country and specially our allies. Once again, I know that news is ratings which translate to money, but if you keep feeding isis or any other Terrorist group with the information they need. In time it will have a huge detrimental impact on the National security of This Country.

Thank you for the attention paid to this message.

February 10, 2015
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hellow everyone

February 10, 2015
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Because I know of no other avenue to give my opinion to CNN, I signed up just to say that I also strongly dislike the new website.  I have been on CNN for more than 10 years but cannot stand it anymore.  In my opinion, the website is a distractingly disorganized word and picture soup that tiring to read. I suppose it must appeal to the younger generation.  Unfortunately, I will be reading a different publication from now on. I wish CNN luck. Goodbye!!!!!

March 1, 2015
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I'm excited and I'm looking forward to writing my first article which I'm debating between writing about my current criminal case first or how Power of Attorney is more powerful than a marriage license. Either way I hope this can become a part of what I do with my life.

March 6, 2015
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Saya ada ,,dan saya menulis di-Link Citizen Journalism ini , bagi saya ini hal biasa dan Wajar Di Negara Saya Indonesia hal ini adalah Kewajaran.

Hanya Link Biasa saja tidak ada yang Istimewa...

Salam CNNiReport,,,

March 7, 2015
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(PLEASE ALLOW ME TO SHARE MY STORY INVOLVING HOUSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT ILLEGAL OFFICERS AND THEIR HARASSMENT TOWARD ME AND MY ONE YEAR OLD CHILD!!)

 

Cnn Your News Tip,

 

My name is Keijo Armstrong. I currently reside in Washington, La but I've resided in Houston Texas for many years. I moved to Louisiana to get away from being harassed by the Houston Police department. They have a illegal private investigation going on and they have compromised the safety and well being of me and my infant. This has gone on for at least the past year. We have been harassed in my former apartments (Candlewick Apartment Complex 7111 Hilcroft Street Houston,Tx 77081). We have been held at gun point, been shot with laser and stun guns, and they have illegally placed wire taps on several of my devices after being illegally given access to my things by way of management at the apartment complex and my former job (Gulf Coast Vet Specialist 1111 S. Loop North Houston,Texas 77027). The motive have not yet been made clear but Officers Garza and Cortes from Harris county South Gesner gang taskforce seems to be the leaders in this illegal operation. Lt. Moore supervisor and Assistant chief Mattie Provost who is over this division has been made aware but have done nothing to stop the harassment. I have several video recordings that can prove the harassment I underwent both at home as well as work. I currently have a pending EEOC charge against my former employer but the harassment seems to only get worse. I need a investigator willing to investigate my allegations since Harris county Hpd refuses to my child and I well being a priority. Please contact me with any help you can provide me.

Thank You Kindly ,

Keijo Armstrong

Keijo3@yahoo.com

(832)980-5504

(832)980-5795

 

 

April 4, 2015
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The abuse of justice against citizens is exonerated,when will laws protect citizens against over zealous policemen. Why is it only believable if they are caught on camera. When will the public servant be overseen by the public? Why does justice continue to fill their pockets with money scared out of the people they don't

April 4, 2015
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Serve

April 8, 2015
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Please check out my ireport :)

April 9, 2015
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Hi Im new here :)

April 20, 2015
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I hope by working for CNN to learn more English. My english is like a beginner.

April 30, 2015
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Please someone.

1.  It is totally apparent that Freddie grays injury was done at the takedown. He was running a few minutes before the takedown, and when they lifted him up to take him to the van, He couldn't walk and held his head like it was injured.  How in God's eyesight can they say he was fine until he was in the van????????

any 6 yr old can see anything else is a damn LIE.

 

2.  Ask a orthopaedic surgeon what kind of pressure could fracture 3 vertabraye with one being dislodged 70% out of alignment.

 

It is an injury that stomping violently stomping on the neck with a foot very very hard or dropping down onto the neck with a knee.

 

You see cops doing this routinely on many many youtube video on "police brutality"  view a few of these and you will see how they do a takedown.  They are meant to cause great bodily harm.

 

It is imparitive to get the cops initial reports.  it is totally possible that they continue to rewrite their reports every time a new truth comes out, and they keep changing their initial reports to show they have non or minimal bad actions.  and their lawyers are in it with them.  This has to be totally illegal.

 

Give one of the 6 officers that seems to be human and has kids, a free pass if he tells the truth about this.  I bet we would get the truth fast.

 

Get tough damn it ank get the truth and quit playing ball with the politicians.

 

I can't believe the idiocracy that comes out of the officers mouths when they talk on tv. I bet any 5th grader could tell they are lying

through their teeth.

I think every person that does not tell the truth should be brought up to court.  Someone will tell the truth.

They made sure Freddie can,t tell his story, THAT IS NOW YOUR JOB!   WWJD

 

May 3, 2015
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what a great community! Great people, informative articles and shared benefits. Wishing good luck for all.

May 6, 2015
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I AM EXPOSING THE TRUTH FOR JUSTICE!

 

MY ORDEAL IN THE HANDS OF UNITED STATES SECRET AGENTS.

 

New York, NY – I, Daniel Barani hereby institute a legal action against Mr. John Fiore, Joseph Tremenia, Rick Borgia, Michael Franzoni & ors., employees of FBI, CIA, DOD and DHS for the violation of my civil liberties right. For the past eleven years, I have suffered the effects of physical torture and abuse unjustly meted out to me by the named security agents. As a matter of fact, I was falsely accused of being a terrorist and wrongfully detained because I am Kurdish. Indeed, I was arbitrarily tortured, surreptitiously searched, physically beaten and incarcerated in a maximum security without any due process or justifiable warrant. However, I was never charged with any offence and when I instituted a legal action against the perpetrators of this capricious act meted out to me, my case was denied and dismissed as a matter of so-called "national security."

 

To this day, I have been constantly threatened not to speak out but I refused to be gagged. The extent of damage done to me mentally, physically, emotionally and psychologically has continued to lead my life on a downward spiral of instability. The world need to hear and know the truth as I seek justice concerning this matter because it happened to me, . . . who knows how many people out there like me suffering innocently and being silenced with gag-orders in violation of their constitutional rights. As I speak to you right now, my phone is being bugged and my house kept under 24-hour surveillance in order to supress me from revealing the truth. Even while I was incarcerated, my foods and drinks were surreptitiously laced with a prohibited drug known as lysergic acid diethylamide (CIA CODE NAME: LSD- MK-ULTRA) which the perpetrators used for mind control experiments and manipulations towards their targets (like me) who are profiled as terrorists. As such, I am being monitored and kept under surveillance 24/7 through the micro chip that was illegally implanted in my left hand by the named agents.

 

As a result, my health has been degenerating as I continue to suffer multiple forms of harassments, threats and oppression from the named agents insisting that they will destroy my life in order to hide the truth. Without mixing words, I hereby call and seek for the unwavering support of the Press, Human rights organizations especially the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and all citizens of good will to expose the despicable and illegal acts of these public officials to the whole world. I am a living victim - All I want is for these culprits to be brought to Justice! I have already briefed my Attorney and he will be releasing the court summons soon.

 

I’ve already filled my lawsuits at White Plains Courthouse on 21st of April 2015. I would greatly appreciate the strong support and assistance of the media towards achiving my cause. Please review my press release for further detail: medan989tb.wordpress.com

 

CALL OR EMAIL: (347)510-7340 Email: medan989tb@gmail.com and this home address 401 West 152nd Street, Apt 2B New York, NY 10031. I am available between 1pm and 3pm.

 

 

May 6, 2015
Click to view medan989tb's profile

I AM EXPOSING THE TRUTH FOR JUSTICE!

 

MY ORDEAL IN THE HANDS OF UNITED STATES SECRET AGENTS.

 

New York, NY – I, Daniel Barani hereby institute a legal action against Mr. John Fiore, Joseph Tremenia, Rick Borgia, Michael Franzoni & ors., employees of FBI, CIA, DOD and DHS for the violation of my civil liberties right. For the past eleven years, I have suffered the effects of physical torture and abuse unjustly meted out to me by the named security agents. As a matter of fact, I was falsely accused of being a terrorist and wrongfully detained because I am Kurdish. Indeed, I was arbitrarily tortured, surreptitiously searched, physically beaten and incarcerated in a maximum security without any due process or justifiable warrant. However, I was never charged with any offence and when I instituted a legal action against the perpetrators of this capricious act meted out to me, my case was denied and dismissed as a matter of so-called "national security."

 

To this day, I have been constantly threatened not to speak out but I refused to be gagged. The extent of damage done to me mentally, physically, emotionally and psychologically has continued to lead my life on a downward spiral of instability. The world need to hear and know the truth as I seek justice concerning this matter because it happened to me, . . . who knows how many people out there like me suffering innocently and being silenced with gag-orders in violation of their constitutional rights. As I speak to you right now, my phone is being bugged and my house kept under 24-hour surveillance in order to supress me from revealing the truth. Even while I was incarcerated, my foods and drinks were surreptitiously laced with a prohibited drug known as lysergic acid diethylamide (CIA CODE NAME: LSD- MK-ULTRA) which the perpetrators used for mind control experiments and manipulations towards their targets (like me) who are profiled as terrorists. As such, I am being monitored and kept under surveillance 24/7 through the micro chip that was illegally implanted in my left hand by the named agents.

 

As a result, my health has been degenerating as I continue to suffer multiple forms of harassments, threats and oppression from the named agents insisting that they will destroy my life in order to hide the truth. Without mixing words, I hereby call and seek for the unwavering support of the Press, Human rights organizations especially the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and all citizens of good will to expose the despicable and illegal acts of these public officials to the whole world. I am a living victim - All I want is for these culprits to be brought to Justice! I have already briefed my Attorney and he will be releasing the court summons soon.

 

I’ve already filled my lawsuits at White Plains Courthouse on 21st of April 2015. I would greatly appreciate the strong support and assistance of the media towards achiving my cause. Please review my press release for further detail: medan989tb.wordpress.com

 

CALL OR EMAIL: (347)510-7340 Email: medan989tb@gmail.com and this home address 401 West 152nd Street, Apt 2B New York, NY 10031. I am available between 1pm and 3pm.

 

 

May 9, 2015
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Hi everybody!

I'm new. I actually wanted to post the article..but I still don't understand here..I hope to quickly understand what and how/

But if I have some difficulties, I hope someone will help here)

May 12, 2015
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NEW TO CNN

May 27, 2015
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I just found I report - a great way for journalist who freelance to share their stories in a format that gets views. I hope the new platform goes well for everyone . Thank you CNN for being the leading news source in the world .

June 11, 2015
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A solution to stop climate change needs exposure.  usenergyfleet.com

July 12, 2015
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this sis complete rare

July 14, 2015
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I just joined . I'm happy to be with you in this day : what a great one , I like to say as I heard the good century news : 5+1 and Iran are adree after a big decade 's negotiations !It's a good deal .The Occident have now made the better choice , and this avint should be seen as a new era in/for the World !the relations between Christians and moslims must change irgently. Why ? It's time to understand Islam , and try to understand judaism ! there are many factors that make the occident near to Israel , and this is not correct anhow .The Occident and Israel have ethnic heritage , but Human right for existence have no relation between that special situation .Islam Is the LAST RELIGION FROM GOD ? jUDAISM HAS BEEN  BANNED ? so why loving banned things ? wHY ?

Let's begin a new decade of negotiation to find a solution to this problem : parallelism with Iran nuclear taks !   

July 14, 2015
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Why Netanyahou  is worried ? tHEY HAVE HAD NUCLEAR BOMBS ? YES BOMBS ? 1 !Why he wanted to guide 51 And Iran Why ? BETTER FOR HIM TO MAKE PEACE RELATIONS WITH EVERYBODY? NOT ONLY eUROPEEN AND ASIA COUNTRIES AS jAPAN .

World today is :glasnosc perestroica please , Isdlam is Islam , in Al Qods !

July 14, 2015
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Thank you for updating .                    

July 14, 2015
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Finally : congratulations to USA , EUROPE AND IRAN .

July 27, 2015
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  How can we raise children and have trusting relationships with people when nuclear bombs and nuclear missles being created. this world has changed a lot over the past thirty years.

August 20, 2015
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Amazing changes...

August 27, 2015
Click to view MOONSUN89's profile

iReport citizen media is very useful for communicating with friends from other continents, sharing happiness through drawings, essays and articles. Best Regards.

 

Be Happy for the World. Peace.

October 4, 2015
Click to view libsplitter's profile

I want to comment on the atrocious misdirection on gun issues, given by Mark Kelly with Jake Tapper.....where do I post comments directly?

Also, the ridiculous dialogue from the father of the Oregon shooter.

Same question?  Where do I post comments so all can see them?

October 4, 2015
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Be happy for the world?   Are you kidding me?!!!

October 4, 2015
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The Iran deal is a deal with the devil.

 

Taking in thousands of refugees will not be good for America.

If i were an ISIS infiltrator...what better way then to disguise myself as a refugee?

 

And yet, before the bodies of the UCC students were even cold...obama had to make it a political anti-gun statement!

October 4, 2015
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Mark Kelly told some real whoppers today.....

He has so much distorting of facts and lies, I'm ashamed to have him as an astronaut!

 

October 7, 2015
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Hello,

 

It would be great if we can choose our own thumbnail for our videos. The random generated ones can be quite terrible and uninteresting. Thanks!

October 12, 2015
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Thanks for the information.

October 27, 2015
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I can not find, on your site(link), where and how I post an article or am I not allowed to do such? Thanks, Sam

October 30, 2015
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We have a big problem that we use more money to buy guns but we don't use sufficient money in child education.

Remember only think that pens and books are better than guns to change the world. Only education can bring change, not guns.

 

Guns give us vileness and sadness but education give us brightness and happy. So I think investment in education is more right in all other.

 

So I request all world leaders specially in my country leaders use sufficient money in education, because education is only solution to solve any kind of problems.

 

So education first, child education must.

October 31, 2015
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Sorry to the ordiary Russian people,but Putin it hurts dont it ,remember MH17

December 5, 2015
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Anyone having issues logging in to their ireport account and editing their profile?

December 15, 2015
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How can I post the articles? I have no idea about this. I looked up the menu "How to post irepot" According to this, there is a "upload" banner in any pages, but I could find it.

January 2, 2016
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It seems the basic submission is quite hard to find. It should be very user friendly.

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