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Posted by Richard Gordon (Member # 1838) on January 03, 2010, 08:00 PM:
Hope this is the right place for this posting....
When I click on the forum's FAQ tab I get HTTP 404 – what to do? Meanwhile, here's the FAQ whose answer I need:
“What are the posting thresholds for each of the member classifications?” I’m curious to know when I’ll cease being classified as a “Junior” and to what heights I can aspire! Regards, Richard
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on January 04, 2010, 07:12 AM:
I think after 100 posting you will be upgraded... I don't remember what is the upper ones called.

As far as I remember, we changed the call-status one day and put the Star Wars theme into that.

So posting as many as you can.... as you can see Gian (of Verona, Italy) his one year has reached thousands... [Wink] Congratulation Gian.... (as well as Osi...!).

I reached my status now...after 6 years... (I used to be a very slow poster, but once I found that this forum was interesting, I kept posting).

I can guess the next fast posters will be Christian (of Norway)...won't you Christian?


[ January 04, 2010, 09:52 AM: Message edited by: Winbert Hutahaean ]
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on January 04, 2010, 07:28 AM:
I think the next step is "Film Handler" after a hundred posts.
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 04, 2010, 07:34 AM:
[Wink] Thanks Winbert.
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on January 04, 2010, 09:55 AM:
Your welcome Gian...keep posting (and screen shoot) [Big Grin]

Steve, I just realized you registered at the very same time with me (June 2003) ...and we are posting almost the same numbers.... are we racing now? heheheh [Razz]

cheers all,
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on January 04, 2010, 11:20 AM:
I think you were kind of quiet for a while and rapidly caught up!

I was a member on the old forum and posted there a few times before it went down. When it was revived I rejoined as soon as possible and have been pretty steady for over 6 years now.

This is a pretty unique place on the 'net, it's the only one I've ever gone the extra step of meeting people out in the 3-dimensional world that I've met here.
Posted by Christian Bjorgen (Member # 1780) on January 04, 2010, 12:25 PM:
And 175 or 200, not sure, is Expert Film Handler [Smile]
Posted by Greg Marshall (Member # 1268) on January 04, 2010, 06:40 PM:
I'm at 171 posts, and as Expert Film Handler. I can't recall if Film Handler came at 100, or 50. I'm thinking 50, as I've been at expert for some time now. I don't know what's next after Expert, though.
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on January 04, 2010, 06:45 PM:
"Beer - Faqs & Women"

[Big Grin]
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on January 05, 2010, 05:39 AM:
I think the expert-status is on 100 posts. After that there is Master, Jedi-Master, Phenomenal and then Film God, but don't know how much posts you must write...
Hope, I didn't forgot something.

I'm a slow poster, too [Smile] [Smile] [Smile]
Posted by Christian Bjorgen (Member # 1780) on January 05, 2010, 12:29 PM:
Master Film Handler is 250 posts, I just reached this a few minutes ago [Smile]
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on January 06, 2010, 02:32 AM:
Thanks for the info, Christian.
Okay, then I must post a little bit more [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
Posted by Stewart John Boyle (Member # 1785) on January 12, 2010, 12:53 PM:
I get the same error message when i try to view the FAQ`s,perhaps one of the moderators could investigate?
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on January 12, 2010, 12:59 PM:
I'll ask the webmaster. I have a sneaking suspicion that the reason is the only FAQ on this Forum is whether one can use WD-40 to clean films. [Big Grin]

Posted by Stewart John Boyle (Member # 1785) on January 12, 2010, 01:11 PM:
LMAO Doug,I kind of had the same thought,on the ball as always.
Cheers Bud
Posted by Brad Miller (Member # 2) on January 12, 2010, 02:16 PM:
Here is a link to the main Film-Tech Forums page.
Posted by Richard Gordon (Member # 1838) on January 17, 2010, 04:25 AM:
Thanks Brad - so I guess that the link you provided is also the link associated with the 8mm Forum FAQ at the head of this page - because how else would we find your link? Anyway, I still don't know why our forum's FAQ link does not work. Meanwhile here's the film-tech FAQ-answer on member grades (which does not exactly reflect what goes for our beloved forum):

"Film Handler statuses are nothing more than fun (and cheezy) member titles that are based purely upon the number of posts that person has made and does not necessarily reflect the actual expertise of the member. ALL members start out as "Film Handler" and then as they participate and accumulate posts, they turn into "Expert Film Handler" and "Master Film Handler", etc. Occasionally we will give a specific member a custom title. This is purely at our discretion. If you do not have a member picture, don't even consider asking."

Why am I not a "Film Handler"? [Confused]

Doug - I like your comment, though unlike Stewart I'm just LOL rather than LMAO [Smile]

Posted by Brad Miller (Member # 2) on January 17, 2010, 12:25 PM:
The main FT forums has had a lot of upgrades over the years that never got put into the 8mm forum. I'm not sure why the link doesn't work, but whenever I have some time (whatever that is), I'll fix the link.
Posted by Richard Gordon (Member # 1838) on February 02, 2010, 06:02 PM:
Link now works [Smile]
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on February 03, 2010, 05:05 AM:
Doug: can use WD-40 to clean films
Should I not use WD-40 to clean films ? After that they run so smooth through the projector [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on February 03, 2010, 08:59 AM:

That's funny, but every so often the WD-40 question rears its sludgy head, along with the non-automotive use of Armor All cleaning wipes.

I think we settled it when Brad Miller told us that "Kodak did testing on WD-40 years ago and found that although the initial impression was that it didn't damage the film, as time passed WD-40 leeched the dyes out of the image causing color bleed."

Posted by Joerg Polzfusz (Member # 602) on February 03, 2010, 09:18 AM:
Speaking of WD-40: A friend of mine once got a damaged RUSS-projector and a bunch of family-films from a colleague. He was asked to try to fix the projector and to watch the films on his projector to see if they might be worth being transferred to video. After watching the 1st film (lucky on a cheap editor), he found out what damaged the projector: As a splice went lose, the tape was replaced by some staples... [Eek!]

Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on February 03, 2010, 09:44 AM:

The dreaded staple splice also happened to a fellow Forum member and it ruined the gate on his GS-1200. That's why I hand clean every film I get!

Posted by Lars-Goran Ahlm (Member # 1908) on February 03, 2010, 05:28 PM:
That's happened to me too. Luckily my GS800 was not injured.
And it was on a brand new Derann print!?! [Eek!]

Probably done at the labs and unnoticed when sound was added.


(Just proves that everyone can make misstakes)
Posted by Greg Marshall (Member # 1268) on February 03, 2010, 06:32 PM:
Doug... seriously???? People actually think of WD40???? OMG! I bet the same people might think they can use duct tape as splicing tape!
Posted by Dan Lail (Member # 18) on February 03, 2010, 06:59 PM:

I too received a film with three staples in a row parallel inline with the film. They were in the head leader. Yikes!!! I found them before they went through he projector.

I use Film Guard too! It is amazing that some collectors used WD 40 and even Armorall. They have told me they have used these products for years with no repercussions. [Eek!]
Posted by Bill Phelps (Member # 1431) on February 03, 2010, 07:17 PM:
Well, since where on the subject of staples...

I was showing the 200' silent print of Tarzan's 'Savage Fury' that I had obtained in a collection and at the very end of the reel the previous owner had folded the end of the film and stapled it in order to keep it in the reel I guess...I was luckly right beside the projector and saw it coming (I actually knew it was there!) and I grabbed the end of the film just before it went into the gate and stopped the projector cold but it took me a few seconds to shut the motor off and the thing (a Bell & Howell 346) has run kinda slow ever since. I have replaced the belt on it and it's better but I don't think it's quite right. I think jamming it up like that screwed it up. But I saved the gate!

To get back on topic... I can't wait to become a Jedi Master Film Handler [Big Grin]
Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on February 04, 2010, 03:38 AM:
I use Filmguard myself.

However, if Kodak proved that WD40 leeches colour out of the print over time, I guess it has to be perfectly safe to use on B&W prints.

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