I'm thinking of beginning a posting career at AVS Forum. Any advice?

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  1. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Believe it or not, I've only logged on to AVS Forum a scant few times--and I'm not even registered over there. As you know, it's an interesting site, and well laid-out.

    Since I'm a bashful sort who has trouble expressing himself, I thought I'd ask you's guys'n'gals for any advice on how best to make my entrance there. What's the ambience like? Are the people nice and friendly? Do they need the input of any Stanley Kubrick specialist?

    Also, how many members belong to AVS Forum? Would I just be a nondescript face in the crowd?

    Finally, does Patrick Sun belong to that forum? How many thousands of posts does he have?
     
  2. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Studio Mogul

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    I think I have less than 25 posts over at the AVS, simply because their color scheme of the forum renders my thought processes virtually useless, thus my lack of participation over there. [​IMG] You might even have a chance at catching my post count OVER THERE! [​IMG]
     
  3. Brian Perry

    Brian Perry Cinematographer

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    My perception is that AVS is geared more to the technical side of home theater. HTF has its share of technicians, of course, but it seems as though everyone over at AVS is a broadcast engineer! (Which is a compliment.) I think HTF is better for film discussion and overall ambience.

    I have thought about joining AVS in addition to HTF, but I don't have the energy for both.
     
  4. Jim_C

    Jim_C Cinematographer

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    I'm with Brian. I couldn't keep up with another forum. I'm here everyday and at the Klipsch board maybe every other day. AVS is a good forum though.
     
  5. Sean Conklin

    Sean Conklin Screenwriter

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    Jack, I am a member at AVS forum, Username: Badfish. I think I have been a member for 6 or 7 months and have a whopping 25 posts. The colors just whack my eyes out.

    However HTF and HTT are my forums of choice. There's no way you will have as much fun there as you do here(at least I don't). Besides you'll be a "newbie" instead of a seasoned vet like you are here.
     
  6. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    I occasionally browse other forums but the HTF is where I spend most of my time. Speaking of other forums, has anyone else seen this?
    Check out the second post. Who does that guy think he was kidding? [​IMG]
     
  7. JohanK

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    I am a member over there with maybe a hundred or so posts. It is a bit more technical than HTF and a great place to learn about projectors and HTPC. A bit more posturing than here at the HTF but I haven't visited in awhile.
     
  8. Sean Conklin

    Sean Conklin Screenwriter

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  9. Sean Conklin

    Sean Conklin Screenwriter

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    Steve, his name does seem to be spelled a little differently.
     
  10. John_Bonner

    John_Bonner Supporting Actor

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    Too bad he spelled it wrong.

    E-P-S-T-E-I-N not E-P-S-T-I-E-N
     
  11. Miles_W

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    Jack,

    I am a member over at AVS, I have a few hundred posts... I find I read alot more than write over there... but It is an amazing source of info also...
     
  12. Sean Conklin

    Sean Conklin Screenwriter

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    Jack, the best part may be is that you can name your member status anything you like within 20 letters.
    So my posts read:
    badfish
    OAR Enthusiast
    Instead of "Member" or "New Member"
    I tried to name my member status "OAR Elitist Bastard" but it blanked out the bastard part, but you can log in and change your member status to "Senior Member" or whatever you like.[​IMG]
     
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    John Thomas Cinematographer

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  14. Jon_B

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    I am also a member over at AVS forum. I became a member over there to delve deeper into the world of front projectors. I only have 20 some posts over there, as it is a little more technical than I'm use to. I have to agree that the color scheme is a little odd.

    Jon
     
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    I go to AVS when I have technical questions (i.e. info on the Malata-they were the first and most in-depth, and for the RP91 firmware). But I don't post there. I don't think I know enough, wouldn't pass the entry exam... [​IMG]
     
  16. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    I'm concerned about that light-on-dark color scheme AVS has, too. Don't know if I can handle the eyestrain.

    Yet the place looks intriguing. And it would probably be good for me to be a newbie somewhere; my post count at Mike Knapp's place isn't that high, but I never feel like a newbie there--so many of us are members at HTT as well.

    The tech side of things is cool with me; I'm very much into it. I guess I'll sign up in the next day or two.

    But HTF is where it's happenin', man.
     
  17. Chris White

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    I spend some time at AVS, but don't post much. IMO, it is the best source for information on HTPCs and PVRs. I agree with the assessment that there seem to be a lot of very technically proficient folks. By the way, I don't understand the gripes/complaints/concerns about the color scheme. If you don't like it, there is an option to change it.
     
  18. Kevin P

    Kevin P Screenwriter

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    I'm on AVS, but I think my post count is 2 or 3 or some whopping number like that. I don't frequent it very often. A friend of mine needs a new projector though (he's looking at a refurbed Barco 808) so I'm probably going to have to dive in there and find out more about it for him. So wish me luck! [​IMG] HTF is still my favorite forum though! [​IMG]
    KJP
     
  19. Ryan Peter

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    They have good HD discussion and info. Mark Cuban has posted there several times about his new HD channel.
     
  20. Stacy Huff

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    I really like AVS, and usually have browsers open to both this forum and AVS at the same time. I agree that AVS seems more technical, and it seems to me that the posts often concern higher-end gear. I don't recall the moderators being nearly as active, so you see some ridiculous arguments, but if you can weed through that, you'll find some good info from names you know -- Ron and Tom (they sound like a morning radio team), Buzz, the Secrets guys. Some of my first posts, about the Smart Devices CX-3X, Jr., were answered by the head of engineering at Smart. You'll also see other names you recognize. Give it a try.

    And by the way -- how's the employment situation? I haven't been keeping up.
     

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