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Film Tech policies 31 Jan 2004 15:01 #7411

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I received this note. Just for the record: BSB has no such policy. Feel free to post and visit Film-Tech or anywhere else in the free world in total freedom without fear of sanctions. Best/ Mike




Read on./ text to follow................I wanted to let you guys know what's going on. I have
basically written of film-tech and they, apparently,
have written me off as well. I hope my multiple
postings hasn't offended you and your policies. I
think somebody at film-tech has a little too much free
time on his hands.....



> While I appreciate you needing to have policies I
> feel
> this is a little draconian. I posted my problem in
> multiple sites because I was interested in what a
> wide
> variety of people might have to say. I understand
> this could be taken advantage of and done repeatedly
> but I for, one, would not do that, and furthermore,
> I
> don't think it's anyone's business but my own where
> I
> post and what I post. If you feel this is worthy of
> suspension of my account then so be it but I think
> it's excessive and wrong.
>
> I think you ought to seriously reconsider this
> policy.
> Nobody needs forum police.
>
> Film-Tech & Bigscreenbigbiz poster

>
> NOTE: > > Film-Tech Forums » Film Handler's Forum »
> > intermittent platter problem
> >
> >
> http://www.bigscreenbiz.com/ubb/Forum42/HTML/000149.html
> >
> > Per the Film-Tech rules and policies, available at
> > the "FAQ" link:
> >
> > Cross posting.
> > Please do not cross post identical
> questions/topics
> > with other website
> > forums/newsgroups or between the different forum
> > sections on the Film-Tech
> > Forums. If you have a question, ask it here or ask
> > it elsewhere but only ask
> > it one time. As an example, do not post a topic
> here
> > as well as a newsgroup.
> > Most people have a certain set of websites that
> they
> > frequent on a regular
> > basis and cross posting can become confusing to
> > readers. If you feel you
> > will get the most beneficial responses here, then
> > post it here only. If you
> > feel you will get the most beneficial responses
> > elsewhere on the internet,
> > ask it there and not here. This policy will not be
> > enforced for the
> > occasional cross posting in an emergency situation
> > unless a member is
> > continually doing so or this practice continues to
> > escalate, but please do
> > not do this unless you absolutely need to (such as
> > for an answer to an
> > urgent problem).
> >
> > Currently your thread and replies on Film-Tech
> have
> > been moved to a holding
> > forum pending your decision. At this point you
> have
> > two options:
> > #1 The thread and all replies will be moved back
> > into the public forum once
> > the duplicate post is removed from bigscreenbiz.
> > #2 You may request to delete your thread from
> > Film-Tech and keep the
> > duplicate post on bigscreenbiz.
> >
> > It is your choice, but let us know one way or the
> > other. Your account is
> > currently suspended pending further email
> > communication from you. Our
> > policies are very clear and your use of our
> website
> > constitutes agreement to
> > those policies.
> >
> >Film-Tech>
>

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Re: Film Tech policies 31 Jan 2004 16:12 #7412

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I recently requested a posting be removed from BSB because it was in violation of Film-Tech policy. FT is owned by Brad. It’s his sandbox. His rules. FT is more technically oriented so I decided to leave my post on FT rather than tell them to go pee up a rope. I felt bad for removing a post from BSB, so I decided to try to contribute more to the forums here.
I understand that Brad has a genius for film handling and has contributed more to this science/art than I probably ever will. I do not understand the crap he has to put up to run Film-Tech so I give him the benefit if the doubt concerning his policies. But, the fact remains that Bigscreenbiz is what I consider “home.” This place is a like a friendly bar down the street from my theatres where I can park my Harley and drink ice tea with those who get what we do for a living. I have trouble watching my f#$%ing language as much as the next guy/gal but I find a degree of comfort on BSB knowing that people have to behave. Mike runs BSB the way I run a theatre. It’s comfortable. Brad runs FT the way that works for him and most of the people who post there. Telling someone they have to do something (like your email from Brad stating you have to remove duplicate posts) without having the respect to explain why the policy exists indicates a level of control that is outside my ability to understand.

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Re: Film Tech policies 31 Jan 2004 20:50 #7413

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well said Avalon.

I know Brad must have plenty of reasons for setting the policies he has. However, to check up on a brand new person and then suspend his account for a violation strikes me as a little too "Big brother" for me. I don't want to ramble on and on about this and I'd just as soon forget it ever happened as I'm a little embarassed about it but I refuse to back off from what I know is right.

In any case, as I wrote to Brad this evening, "let's just agree to disagree on this....you don't need me and I don't need you".

Thanks for the support

Lee Akin
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Re: Film Tech policies 01 Feb 2004 12:29 #7414

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This is just the sort of activity that really bothers me about Film-tech. I don't feel that Brad has any business stopping someone from posting something on BigScreenBiz which is my "home" as I cannot then participate in the discussion that doesn't exist. I refuse to ever register at Film-tech because of this type of autocratic stuff. Yes, Brad can do what he wants on his forum but I don't have to participate.

Unfortunately, we don't have as rich a discussion over here on generic topics that large chain managers deal with since they don't know seem to know about BigScreenBiz. Yes, much of the ground level stuff is garbage that is not useful to me but occasionally something surfaces that I find useful. Therefore I occasionally visit Film-tech and sort through the garbage looking for useful info. Maybe I am not brave enough to post all of the insanely stupid stuff that I am faced with daily and hope that someone else will post something that will make me feel better or know how to deal with a problem better. OK, so now if you see some weird topics here it will be me trying to get some ideas how you handle the same problems rather than going to Film-tech.
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Re: Film Tech policies 01 Feb 2004 13:17 #7415

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There are some things that should not be posted on film-tech.

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Re: Film Tech policies 02 Feb 2004 09:07 #7416

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Greetings/ I have edited the original post at the request of a friend in turn acting at behest of a friend.

I'm an admirer of Film-Tech. I send my projectionists to Film-Tech. My manager is a student at the knee of the site. BSB refers newbies (hopefully hankering to learn and not ask things like "what's a platter?") to Film-Tech. The site is teriffic. What more can I say? Film-Tech is good.

But for whatever reason: The post police do check here regularly. "Ve haff veys." And not with a helpful hand because "readers will get confused". In the age of information in the land of the free: geez.
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Re: Film Tech policies 03 Feb 2004 03:00 #7417

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I must say, however, that posting the same message to multiple forums on this site is bad form. Not because it's confusing but because it causes the discussion of the topic to be scattered and redundant and it's just plain annoying for those of us (all the regulars, I suspect) who read every forum here.

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Re: Film Tech policies 03 Feb 2004 13:39 #7418

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Multiple posting is not a great idea and generally comes from impatience rather than an emergency. Etiquette demands a sense of understanding what readers see. No one wants to see 4 same questions in very place you look. In regards to Film-Tech it has always seemed to me that genberally tech questions do go there and operations questions have come here. There's plenty of crossover though. For many who are the native flora and fauna of both sites double and triple posting of the same question is obvious and bothersome. So....Be creative. Come up with new questions. As in China: Thinking in new ways!

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Re: Film Tech policies 10 Feb 2004 23:03 #7419

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I've been registered on Film-Tech for almost 5 years, and this site for about two or three.

I sum it up this way...

Technical stuff: Film-Tech.

Business stuff: Bigscreenbiz


It's really that simple.



Barry Floyd
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