I have noticed, as have others, when Dave Guest has a sale, which is usually his only contribution, he omits this
I think he was offended by someone. Don't remember who
I hoped dome of the others would have joined too, but seems like they can't be on two or more forums. Their choices, but seems t would be offending some on the other forum by joining.
I thought about loyalty myself when first joining here as I have nothing but thankful and grateful experiences by first joining film tech.
After all, without that experience,I wouldn't know Douglas, Jonathan, Alan,Vidar, Hugh , Kevin, Paul and plenty of others I have grown to know better by being here..
Point is, one year on, there is no worries as far as I'm concerned , my opinion or loyalty to the other forum hasn't differed, it's still the same.
But the close knit community we have here offers an altogether different experience which mixed with other qualities, like the ease to upload photographs here of ANY resolution, quickly and simply, offers a very nice alternative to any other forum in its own rights!
David, I've noticed, isn't posting anything at the moment on here or film tech, so I wouldn't read too much into anything Hugh.
Also, I haven't seen much from Paul Barker here or elsewhere recently either??
I tried posting on film tech, but Dteve Klare and a few others just makes me feel bad every time, they clearly want me to piss off, so I stopped. Still reading some comments, but feel very unwelcome there
But it is nothing wtongvwith the forum. Just a few that hates me there
Steve's a good guy Vidar! I share much banter with Steve and he is really really helpful towards anyone in an hour of need.
Means a lot that to people like myself.
Whatever Steve says, however he says it, he is no different to myself, he says it with the very best of intentions but takes this hobby of ours to heart and therefore sees loyalty and such likes as a big deal.
Be it a projector, a new forum, a film whatever....he's passionate.
I like that in Steve. He's a good knowledgeable guy with a big big heart.
Sure not been that to me. It might be that they are right and I am an asshole for wanting a film forum to be about film and not video.
There was three or four I felt to be very unfair
Vidar, it's life!!!
Whenever have you ever been in a room with even 3 or 4 people and felt you are ALL truly well and one for all connected??
It's what makes this world interesting. We are all individually different!
Most of us, very decent people, but nevertheless very different through our life experiences.
Nobody is right, nobody is wrong per se, just different.with different experiences and therefore very different opinions at times.
I challenge different opinions to my own on an almost daily basis, but I learn also from others, why they have theirs and very often learn to open my mind to things that I would never even consider left to my own.
Disagreeing and putting others down is different things. I never felt so small and alone at that time. All for defending film over digital. Was a couple that tried, but it was not a nice experience
Vidar, stop beating yourself up, you are one of the nicest people on any of these forums, Andrew, the David's, Paul, Tom,
all these people including me, think of you as a STAR, you are the epitome of FILM, I'll take arms against anyone who has a harsh
word against you lad, and I'm 13 years older, but a hard bugger for all that. You are among your mates here Vidar, there are no betters
than your goodself.
Thanks, I told you many times, you are my hero :-) I feel comfortable on this forum, all nice chaps here. Mostly all the members on film tech is great guys too, but there are exceptions (that's my opinion, I respect your opinion of Mr. Klare and the others, Andrew) ... People see other people differently ... I can't imagine anyone object to Hugh, he's been just awesome all the time I known him. Apparantly someone doesn't think this, but for me, he's absolutely a fantastic man.
Vidar,as Hugh has pointed out you're highly respected and liked by us all for being first and foremost,a very kind and wonderful person,and second for being a loyal proponent of pure film. I've often wondered how many of us are truly left that actually collect films,no matter what the gauge.Our numbers must be dwindling each year but with folks like you Vidar,and so many other members here we can hopefully keep the flag flying for many more years to come.
Ha ha ha ha . I have a mate in work in work Hugh who's a Salford red hoolie from the 70's
He is no different now than when I first met him all those years ago now in his 20's at the time.He is almost at retirement age now and still wants to fight everyone who opposes him in any way! Lmao.
He makes me piss my sides every time we speak and so do you too Hugh.
Love listening to tales from the Oakley character and yours are no different Hugh. Brilliant! ha ha ha.
The thing is with people like Hugh, Vidar, they are PEOPLE people.
By that I mean they value people, always value other decent people and are socialists by nature.
They are what us northern UK people term "salt of the earth" characters.
We feel blessed to have known them, safe in their company, and go to bed each night knowing that there is someone out there (no matter what distance separates us) that truly cares for our well being.
You won't find a boss of a company in this century that thinks this way, but thankfully many on here like Hugh do!
Btw Scott, I see you're here right this second. Please submit your full name through the official channels pal or else we soon will have yet another one less member!
We don't want that now do we?
Thanks Andrew, I do care for folk, as you were saying of your mate, mine was Danny, he modelled himself on John Wayne, he'd been
to the night club with some of our mates, when he related the tale, which was true, of how he'd gained access to the top of the stairs
and knocked back all comers, including bouncers, Danny was a Brickie, like me, he kept up the tradition, he did say. "It was just like the good 'ol days", I must have missed them . thank Christ, because Danny was a one man wave of destruction.
Now that is a step TOO far Hugh!
You see in the 60's 70's 80's when you were an arse, you took a good kicking, now you are stabbed to death or shot where I live!
Not funny with these would be gangsters. Drug fuelled scrawny scrotes are your worse nightmare where I live unless you carry a Rambo style machine gun! Ha ha ha.
I loved that later Michael Caine film where he got level with these arseholes in today's society!
Top feel good factor film. Good film to watch for us aging civilized creatures.makes you feel a whole lot better for the underdog!
True Andrew, Danny was/is a truly nice man, would move the earth for me, hard lad, but his son moved in bad ways, which was
heart breaking for him, but modern ways are not for the better, obviously gone are the days when my cousin Billy put the Sergeant
of Police in Hospital, for a scrap that in no way concerned him, he just liked a fight, my young brother made the crack, " Did they put chicken wire on the cells", as Billy was very light, or skinny, but obviously effective. Oh dear, as my Mother would have said, the shame,
"beating up coppers."
That's exactly my point Andrew, a face off, man to man, but not now, I remember one scrap when one of my mates had
a set to, down side of the night club, where he picked up the woman police woman, put her to one side while he hammered his opponent, we were gents in those days.
Always the gentleman eh Hugh? Good qualities there.
I don't claim to be hard as nails myself. Never have done. In fact I despise violence in any shape or form to another living creature. But thats just me I suppose.
My frustrations in this world, I more than rid my system of by going to work for 12.5hrs
and thrutching around with a 70lb upside down motor and gearbox arrangement and the likes day or night.
Beyond that, at nearly 50, I come home goosed, ready for the knackers yard and quite frankly even walking up the stairs for a bath or a shower is a chore at times!