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#1 Tim Tyler

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 11:24 AM

I am leaning more and more towards requiring that members on this forum use their real names. I'm not sure when it's going to happen, but it won't be too far off.

For now, if you are a member you can edit your Display Name using the simple form at http://www.cinematog...ODE=dname_start

Changing your Display Name does not change your login.

If your Dispaly Name is not currently your real name, please change it to your real name ASAP using the format "Xxxxxx Xxxxxxxx"

Thanks.
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#2 Julia G.

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 08:58 PM

Is it ok if I just leave my last name as my last initial?
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#3 spazboy

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 08:30 PM

all questions in these forums seem legit. and cinematography.com
has always seemed very controlled and professional for the most
part.

inasmuch....what purpose will this fulfill???
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#4 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 09:18 PM

all questions in these forums seem legit. and cinematography.com
has always seemed very controlled and professional for the most
part.

inasmuch....what purpose will this fulfill???


Well, for one thing, it will probably make it easier to keep the recent porn spam off the site...
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#5 Eric Steelberg ASC

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 09:47 PM

If it were up to me, everyone's name would have to be in their signature and be able to be verified via another site online. I don't understand why people on this site, especially students, want to remain anonymous. This is a great site for professional networking. Some visitors might be able to get their first break or referral form someone on this site. That can't happen if everyone uses fake names.

So Julia, it could help you if you used you last name.
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#6 Tomas Koolhaas

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 11:18 PM

Hi,
Also it will (or should) stop people saying things intentionally to annoy or offend other memebers, most people dont mind if their pseudonim looks stupid, but if their real name is displayed they may think twice.
I think people are scared to use their real names becasue they are scared of asking a "stupid" question, they shouldn't be, most members wont berate you for asking a reasonable question, regardless of your level of knowledge.
Cheers.
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#7 Mike Rizos

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 11:40 PM

I agree that everyone should start using their legal names. But I also think the original display names should remain for those who want them, and become part of the real name. This will help keep track of who is who.
Since it's common practice in the industry for film crew members to have a middle nickname, I think it should be allowed here.
e.g. John "pork chops" Jones.
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#8 Mark Wilson

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 12:01 AM

While it's easy enough to comply with your "housekeeping' directives, I'm not sure why lurkers who have never posted need to be so concerned, since you can easily "read the mail" without logging in, unlike forums such as CML where you MUST log in even just to browse.
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#9 George White

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 01:22 AM

Not 100% true, I believe. I think you have to be logged in in order to use the search function and also to go into the " Please Critique My Work" area.

Which is fine.

---george


... since you can easily "read the mail" without logging in ...


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#10 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 02:00 PM

I am leaning more and more towards requiring that members on this forum use their real names. I'm not sure when it's going to happen, but it won't be too far off.



I agree whole-heartedly with Tim. There is no need to hide behind a screen name if you stand behind your statements.

I regularly post on an EMS message board that is run by FDNY (my employer.) Every one of my posts is signed with my full name, my station and my unit. If I post there with all of my info, why wouldn't I do the same here...?

Plus, if everyone changes their screen names to their real names, it will help to identify future spammers even faster.

Keep up the good work, Tim.
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#11 TJ Williams

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 04:51 PM

Tim
I have changed my name I hope this also counts as a post but will post another to be sure
formerly Dpoperator now TJ Williams
Please don't delete me.
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#12 MiguelDelValle

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Posted 19 August 2006 - 08:20 PM

Me too, I havent been active posting but keep reading the forums. I hope with this post I wont be erased.

thanks and greetings to all.
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#13 Daniel Nemchek

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Posted 19 August 2006 - 08:42 PM

I whole heartedly agree. On a forum where you represent the work you've done and offer technical advice, it should be real name or nothing.

I for one never introduce myself as 'Space man zorg' when I'm discussing my projects
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#14 Alexander Boboschewski

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 03:55 PM

OK OK I changed my name.
nobody even here in Austria knows my full name. Everybody calls me Bobo.
My full name is Alexander Boboschewski thats too difficult.
But so what I changed it.

If you want to know who that Bobo is? Just visit my site www.bobo.at

all the best

Alexander (Bobo) Boboschewski
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#15 Thomas Tamura

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 07:00 PM

I don't know why I keep getting these e-mails. I changed my display name, I've made posts, I changed my signature. . . This is all getting a little ridiculous. Just kick 'em out already!
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#16 Tim Tyler

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 09:08 PM

> I don't know why I keep getting these e-mails. I changed my display name...

The email today went out to every forum member. Most had already updated their accounts, but some had not. I'm just playing it safe so somebody with two years of posts doesn't get pissed when their account gets permanently deleted because their display name doesn't comply with the new rules.

Thank you to all who have updated their accounts!
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#17 hoyte van hoytema

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 03:20 AM

My display name has always been my real name...and so was my signature: Hoyte van Hoytema, cinematographer and my IMDB entry. Yet, you seem to have removed my account which I had since almost the beginning (the member number was 3 digits long), I also did post once in a while, if i felt I could somehow contribute... a lot of my questions also got answered. I have never received any email warnings either....

maybe this forum got a bit too exclusive for me to be part of....

but thanks anyway for 8(?) years of valuable information,

Hoyte van Hoytema NSC
(netherlands society of cinematographers)
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#18 Max Jacoby

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 04:36 AM

Now that everyone has changed their display name to their real name, what's it with some people who all of a sudden put a 'Mr' in front of their name? I realy don't see the need and I'd venture to say that hardly anyone would mistake them for a Missus...
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#19 Emanuel A Guedes

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 07:50 PM

Now that everyone has changed their display name to their real name, what's it with some people who all of a sudden put a 'Mr' in front of their name?

:huh:
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#20 Bob Hayes

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 08:03 PM

Well, for one thing, it will probably make it easier to keep the recent porn spam off the site...


And where exactly can I find these recent porn spams?
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