This is a real cool site.

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by dave_brogli, Jan 8, 2003.

  1. dave_brogli

    dave_brogli Screenwriter

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    I think most will agree......
    I think this has got to be the greatest forum on the net. I frequent about 4 or 5 other forums (but this one the most) and I see 25% content and 75% kid immature bullshit.
    Then I come on here and get like 95% content. I get so sick of reading these other forums with kids just blasting there mouth off. Someone will act ask a legit question and the next 5 replies would be like..... retard or dumbass.
    With HTF I get the perfect mix of everything. If I ever need anything, I can pop on here and get an answer in a little bit.
    Well keep up the good job! This site rocks
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  2. Leila Dougan

    Leila Dougan Screenwriter

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    I agree, Dave. [​IMG] I visit some other fairly decent forums but this place is the best. One forum in particular has no rules about politics, religion, and the like. Every week or so some "discussion" or "debate" errupts and while it starts out civil, after a several pages just becomes a flamefest. There's a reason those topics are not allowed here and the rule helps keep this place wonderful.
     
  3. Neil Joseph

    Neil Joseph Lead Actor

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    I agree with that, both when I joined as a new member a few years back and as a mod now. The thing that got me was the civility of the members here.
     
  4. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Founder
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    This is so nice to read. I think I can speak
    for Parker when I say we are both touched by these
    remarks.

    I am not trying to pat ourselves on the back, but
    there is no uncertainty about us being the best forum
    on the net. We are very proud of the success this
    forum has enjoyed and even more of our membership
    that understands the philosophies we have set forth
    here. This membership is the most intelligent of
    any forum and the fact that the entire industry
    closely monitors their opinions here is a reflection
    of that intelligence level.

    The weakness of this forum lies in its growth.
    The fact that we average over 55 new signups a day
    is putting a strain on our resources. This is
    something we are going to ask our membership to help
    us fix, and you'll all be receiving an email about
    what we need to do in the near future.

    Our growth levels over the past years have also
    led some to believe we are no longer a personable
    and intimate forum. I think our membership can
    testify to the fact that because we have weeded out
    problem members (who go elsewhere to badmouth us)
    and because we have stricter guidelines than most
    other forums, this forum remains more
    personable than ever. Any person who comes here
    with the intention of partaking in polite and
    constructive Home Theater discussion will never
    realize we have any guidelines in place.

    It amazes us that though our worst critics shake
    their fists at the way we run this forum, we still
    manage to grow at an astonishing rate and garner
    praises like this from a membership that understands
    us better than anyone else.

    Before anyone considers leaving this forum for
    anyplace else, I invite you to send Parker or I
    a personal email about the problems you are having.
    I even invite those that have already gone elsewhere
    to do the same. Write me and tell me why you have
    gone elsewhere. If your problem is truly
    an error on our part, we will do whatever we can
    to mend our error. No member in good standing here
    should ever consider to go somewhere else.
     
  5. Cam S

    Cam S Screenwriter

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  6. Rain

    Rain Producer

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    I couldn't agree more.
    I've surfed around a couple other HT related forums, but never started posting. I like the atmosphere here much more.
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  7. Chuck C

    Chuck C Cinematographer

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    the best.
     
  8. JeremySt

    JeremySt Screenwriter

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    It makes my $21.95 a month internet bill worth every penny. By far the best. Ron and the mods kick ass.
     
  9. Parker Clack

    Parker Clack Schizophrenic Man
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    Thanks for the kudos guys. It makes all the work that all of us put into this site worth it.

    Parker
     
  10. Dave Sabo

    Dave Sabo Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi, I'm Dave, and I'm a forumaholic...
    (( Hi Dave ))
    My work gives me the luxury of spending countless hours reading message boards, sometimes I feel I've checked out every single one on the net! Even run/have run a few myself.
    I signed up here late September... just a few months ago...
    I can honestly say... without a doubt... unconditionally... THE Absolute Best forums on the planet are right here! The number of registered members makes that fact simply amazing. Not only do I have the utmost respect for the founders and mods of this site, but also hold that respect for just about every member I've had the pleasure of trading ideas and opinions with.
    Anyway... great work! Kudos! Three cheers! uh... you get the idea [​IMG]
     
  11. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Founder
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    Thanks again.

    Hopefully, once (and if) we overcome our upcoming
    server and ISP problems we have plans to make
    this forum even better than ever!

    Stay tuned!
     

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