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Dan Lail
Film God

Posts: 2110
From: Loganville, Georgia, USA
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted March 06, 2010 02:07 PM      Profile for Dan Lail   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Well,

This little forum has reached 1900 members. That's a lot of 8mm, 16mm, and 9.5mm enthusiasts. Thanks, Brad. [Cool]

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Jon Anders Klausen
Film Handler

Posts: 80
From: Trondheim, Norway
Registered: Apr 2007


 - posted March 07, 2010 07:35 AM      Profile for Jon Anders Klausen   Email Jon Anders Klausen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It would be interesting to know how many of these are active users. Any way to tell? Since many just sign up to sell some films or equpipment, I mean.

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Joe Caruso
Film God

Posts: 4105
From: USA
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted March 07, 2010 08:02 AM      Profile for Joe Caruso     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
With so many on-board, it's no wonder I have always advocated a film-con of our own and John Black has amply succeeded with a rousing first program in Wildwood NJ, with another to follow in May - Let's get the word around and make this next one as great as ones to follow - Shorty

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Steve Klare
Film Guy

Posts: 7016
From: Long Island, NY, USA
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted March 10, 2010 05:05 PM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The funny part is when you've mentioned the idea of a North American film convention in the past I always responded " 'taint happening"

-I stand corrected!

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Dan Lail
Film God

Posts: 2110
From: Loganville, Georgia, USA
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 - posted March 10, 2010 09:14 PM      Profile for Dan Lail   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Steve,

Never under estimate the power of "Shorty". [Eek!]

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Steven Sigel
Jedi Master Film Handler

Posts: 701
From: Massachusetts
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted March 10, 2010 09:17 PM      Profile for Steven Sigel   Email Steven Sigel   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Can someone who was at that show please tell me how many dealers were there and how many attendees?

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Joe Caruso
Film God

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From: USA
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 - posted March 11, 2010 07:38 AM      Profile for Joe Caruso     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Round-about twenty dealers, many people showed, ask John - Next show in May, will be a great one so pass the word

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Dan Lail
Film God

Posts: 2110
From: Loganville, Georgia, USA
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted March 16, 2010 09:25 PM      Profile for Dan Lail   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
It would be interesting to know how many of these are active users. Any way to tell? Since many just sign up to sell some films or equpipment, I mean.
Jon, if my memory serves, I think I've been on this forum since 2003. People signing up just for a sell haven't been occurring very often. Mostly forum members posting sells. It's pretty rare to see a post from someone who has inherited films and wants to sell them or a person who comes on to sell their personal collection.

Could you imagine if all 1910 members were posting regularly. [Eek!] Now that would be cool. [Cool]

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Jon Anders Klausen
Film Handler

Posts: 80
From: Trondheim, Norway
Registered: Apr 2007


 - posted March 19, 2010 05:34 AM      Profile for Jon Anders Klausen   Email Jon Anders Klausen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
That would be very cool! [Big Grin]

...and probably confusing with all the new posts and topics [Razz]

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Adrian Winchester
Film God

Posts: 2941
From: Croydon, London, UK
Registered: Aug 2004


 - posted March 19, 2010 09:40 PM      Profile for Adrian Winchester     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It amazes me that with any forum, you never see posts from a large majority of members. It would be fascinating if some of the non-posters could just post ONE message here, saying why they never post!

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Roy Neil
Expert Film Handler

Posts: 203
From: Menlo Park, CA
Registered: Sep 2007


 - posted March 19, 2010 10:21 PM      Profile for Roy Neil   Author's Homepage   Email Roy Neil   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
... but if someone that never posts were to post a message of explanation ... then they would no longer be qualified to post [Smile]

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Michael O'Regan
Film God

Posts: 3085
From: Essex, UK
Registered: Oct 2007


 - posted March 21, 2010 03:55 PM      Profile for Michael O'Regan   Email Michael O'Regan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
With forums such as this, involving collecting, there are always folk leaving the hobby for whatever reason. They would still be on the list of members though. So, the older the forum, the more likelihood of this. How old is this forum, anyway? I've only been a member a couple years or so.

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Adrian Winchester
Film God

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From: Croydon, London, UK
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"... but if someone that never posts were to post a message of explanation ... then they would no longer be qualified to post"

That's true, but I'd love to know if there are hundreds of people reading this and other threads, but never making themselves known. Or are they, as Michael suspects, mostly people that don't even log in nowadays? We need 'an offer that non-posters can't refuse', that would persuade even long-term lurkers to say hello! E.g. send a first post and get a free trailer!

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Douglas Meltzer
Moderator

Posts: 4554
From: New York, NY, USA
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted March 21, 2010 04:11 PM      Profile for Douglas Meltzer   Email Douglas Meltzer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Michael,

Brad started the 8mm Forum back in 2001. We're close to our first decade!

Doug

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I think there's room for just one more film.....

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Michael O'Regan
Film God

Posts: 3085
From: Essex, UK
Registered: Oct 2007


 - posted March 21, 2010 05:39 PM      Profile for Michael O'Regan   Email Michael O'Regan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks Doug - then I would guess there would indeed be quite a few who joined and have since left the hobby.

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Douglas Meltzer
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From: New York, NY, USA
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 - posted March 21, 2010 08:05 PM      Profile for Douglas Meltzer   Email Douglas Meltzer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Michael,

Absolutely. I should point out that the 1900+ number (currently 1914) is actually the number of members since June 2003 when the Forum returned after a major hardware failure on the server wiped everything out a month earlier.

Doug

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