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#1 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 01:16 AM

The topic says it all.

Please sign your posts with your real name and city. I feel less inclined to answer people's questions if they continue to insist on hiding behind anonymous monikers.
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#2 Luke Prendergast

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 04:28 AM

Or to put it another way - $%:^{@! sign your posts.

And put the SUBJECT of a new topic in the SUBJECT line, ie. NOT 'Question' NOT 'Need some advice' NOT 'Camera' NOT 'Lighting'. You'd just as well leave the subject line blank as fill it with non-information.
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#3 Wendell_Greene

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 08:28 AM

And PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE take advantage of the SEARCH function to look through the archives to see if the question or topic has been addressed previously, BEFORE you ask a question.

There must be 200 topics alone titled "What's the Best Light Meter?"
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#4 Chris Keth

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 10:04 AM

And PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE  take advantage of the SEARCH function to look through the archives to see if the question or topic has been addressed previously, BEFORE you ask a question.

There must be 200 topics alone titled "What's the Best Light Meter?"

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This is the best reason to use informative thread subject headings. It makes the search function work much, much better.
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#5 Richard Boddington

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 11:58 AM

"And PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASEĀ  take advantage of the SEARCH function to look through the archives to see if the question or topic has been addressed previously, BEFORE you ask a question. "

So should I attend film school or not?

Anonymous.

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#6 Sean Azze

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 12:07 PM

Wow, I'm catching flashbacks of crabby college professors.

Nobody cuts you guys a check for the advice though, so I'll keep the spitballs on my desk. (notice the new signature?)
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#7 Richard Boddington

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 02:20 PM

Well only David Mullen has any thing useful to say.

I just have wise ass comments.

R,
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#8 Tim Tyler

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 04:09 PM

(notice the new signature?)


Once you add or edit your signature it gets added or changed on all your old posts too.
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#9 Daniel J. Ashley-Smith

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 06:26 PM

The topic says it all.

Please sign your posts with your real name and city.  I feel less inclined to answer people's questions if they continue to insist on hiding behind anonymous monikers.

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With all due respect David, it's not all that important. Maybe some people aren't on here to ask you questions. Some people may be just as, or more professional than you, and just up for a discussion.

Sorry, I'm not trying to have an arguement here, I just honestly don't see why people have to make such a big deal out of it.
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#10 Tim J Durham

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 08:14 PM

With all due respect David, it's not all that important. Maybe some people aren't on here to ask you questions. Some people may be just as, or more professional than you, and just up for a discussion.

Sorry, I'm not trying to have an arguement here, I just honestly don't see why people have to make such a big deal out of it.

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Why is this controversial? David gives alot around here and asks very little. What's so tough about signing your posts? Particularly when it's so obviously in your interest to do so. That is, if you want to work in the film/TV industry. Getting your name out there amongst professionals on this board is advertising you can't buy and here it's free.

Now, what do you think is better...Film or HD?
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#11 Daniel J. Ashley-Smith

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 08:27 PM

Why is this controversial? David gives alot around here and asks very little. What's so tough about signing your posts? Particularly when it's so obviously in your interest to do so. That is, if you want to work in the film/TV industry. Getting your name out there amongst professionals on this board is advertising you can't buy and here it's free.

Now, what do you think is better...Film or HD?

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Maybe it IS in their interests, but who cares about their interests? This whole point certainly isn't about that. I agree David does give a lot out of kindness, which is good.
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#12 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 08:46 PM

I just think there is a better sense of a filmmaking community if we talk to eah other using real names and saying where we live. In fact, I feel it brings people closer to the same level, as opposed to me signing my posts but talking to someone with a jokey moniker. Daniel, for example, is a real human being with a face who lives in the U.K. and I am more inclined to feel that it's worth the effort to communicate with him.
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#13 Jon Rosenbloom

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 08:29 PM

Sorry, but I feel a little freer w/ my opinions and set "gossip" if I retain a shade of anonymity.
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#14 Justin Hayward

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 08:51 PM

Sorry, but I feel a little freer w/ my opinions and set "gossip" if I retain a shade of anonymity.

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People are a little braver when nobody knows who they are.

What do you want to say on cinematography.com that you?re so afraid to reveal your name? You?re not Mark Felt are you?
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#15 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 10:27 PM

Sorry, but I feel a little freer w/ my opinions and set "gossip" if I retain a shade of anonymity.

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Sorry then if I have a hard time respecting you opinions if you aren't brave enough to sign your name to them! You can say whatever you want because there are no consequences -- you have no need to attempt to be civil or honest. You don't even have to mean what you say because "J-Ro" is fictional. So why should I even bother to read what you post? Why should "J-Ro" command any respect since he (or she) isn't even real?

It's hard to form a true community if the people involved don't even trust each other enough to use their real names.
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#16 Andy O'Neil

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 01:37 AM

Using only nicknames seems very superficial. I'm not saying those who post messages without a signature have nothing important to say. But it's harder to take seriously those who cannot share their name.

It's as if you are walking around this forum dressed in a Barney outfit. It's cute at first, but after a while, you're regarded as merely a whippersnapper. (This is coming from a guy wearing a ridiculous, orange hat.) Do yourself justice. Get a name.

Edited by Andy O'Neil, 26 July 2005 - 01:39 AM.

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#17 Matt Irwin

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 01:54 AM

I'd have to agree with Andy and David. I've seen some forums that require all users to sign up using their full name as the user ID...
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#18 Tim Tyler

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 12:48 PM

I just noticed that during the last forum software upgrade the new user registration form's 'Please use your real name' text was replaced with a default. I just put it back so maybe that will help.

Since 1998 the cinematography.com forum has been a public meeting place for camera department people and students from all over the world. If you were in a conventional meeting place and you wanted to speak you'd likely introduce yourself first. There is no reason you can't do the same here.

Sign your posts with your real name. It's polite.
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#19 Laurent Andrieux

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 04:49 PM

I don't care that much about the names, myself, though I agree that it's better to post them, but I'll tell you one thing I'm especially sensitive to, is to know the country of someone.

Thanks to think to put your country as well ! Not everybody here is from US ! One thing I like very much about this community is its international dimension.
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#20 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 08:14 PM

Well, if it's a famous city like London or Paris, I don't think you have to mention the country it is in because it's obvious...
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