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    Hey guys, what's happening ?

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    STSH

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    Hey guys, what's happening ?

    Post  STSH on Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:58 am

    Just read Teddy Wong's Dec 16 reply to his msg of Oct. Teddy, please email to my add, not to hkmdb, as I don't check it often.

    Anyway, I've been way out of the loop. What's with editors leaving ? I've heard scattered reports of people unable to add reviews or edit data, and noticed the forums have been locked for a year.

    I logged in tonight to update some info from some great Shaw Bros sleeves posted on Facebook, and read Teddy's reply.

    Brian T

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    Re: Hey guys, what's happening ?

    Post  Brian T on Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:19 pm

    Long story short: the community moved. Suggestions were solicited and offered, for years, but ownership was mostly invisible, in part for understandable reasons (but participated about as often as the Australian contingent, >ahem< Wink ) and 'change' became a naughty word. When suggestions became mild complaints, up went the wall. Some folks asked to be let back in. Others wouldn't ask. Others couldn't ask.

    Cast/crew listings for many 2010 and 2011 movies are awfully incomplete . . . Sad

    A few of us decided to keep in touch over here (big thanks to Cal42), since it was always about more than just being data entry drones.

    IMDB has an awesome app.

    Not sure what Teddy Wong posts brought you here, but good to see a body float to the surface once in a while.


    STSH

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    Re: Hey guys, what's happening ?

    Post  STSH on Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:41 am

    Brian T wrote:Long story short: the community moved. Suggestions were solicited and offered, for years, but ownership was mostly invisible,

    Of this forum or hkmdb, or both ?

    Brian T wrote:
    in part for understandable reasons (but participated about as often as the Australian contingent, >ahem< Wink )

    A bit obscure. Elucidate ? I know who the Aus contingent is, of course Smile

    Brian T wrote:
    and 'change' became a naughty word. When suggestions became mild complaints, up went the wall. Some folks asked to be let back in. Others wouldn't ask. Others couldn't ask.

    I know Bob went through periods of being incommunicado, and those periods seemed to become progressively longer.
    Yeah. Sydneyguy (my good mate Roger) has long complained that he was unable to logon to add his many reviews.

    Brian T wrote:
    Cast/crew listings for many 2010 and 2011 movies are awfully incomplete . . . Sad

    Sad squared.

    Brian T wrote:
    A few of us decided to keep in touch over here (big thanks to Cal42), since it was always about more than just being data entry drones.

    I'm still doing occasional data updates.

    Brian T wrote:
    IMDB has an awesome app.

    *Gasp* You guys are updating data on IMDB for HK movies ?
    Wow, that's really taking on the messy mountain.

    Brian T wrote:
    Not sure what Teddy Wong posts brought you here, but good to see a body float to the surface once in a while.

    Teddy occasionally asks me about how to obtain rare movies that I reviewed years ago. Each time, I tell him that those movies were from a near-mythical shop which closed long ago and is sorely missed, and also that he must send queries to my email, not hkmdb. Not sure if he's still got the message on either yet Wink

    Brian T

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    Re: Hey guys, what's happening ?

    Post  Brian T on Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:06 am

    STSH wrote:Of this forum or hkmdb, or both ?
    Well, this forum hasn't even been around for a year yet, and we don't need a database, so . . .


    STSH wrote:A bit obscure. Elucidate?
    Not much else to say.


    STSH wrote:I know Bob went through periods of being incommunicado, and those periods seemed to become progressively longer.
    Yeah. Sydneyguy (my good mate Roger) has long complained that he was unable to logon to add his many reviews.
    That's what it's come to. Sad


    STSH wrote:I'm still doing occasional data updates.
    So are many others. But the community beyond the updates meant something to a lot of us. So we came here.


    STSH wrote:*Gasp* You guys are updating data on IMDB for HK movies?
    No.


    STSH wrote:Teddy occasionally asks me about how to obtain rare movies that I reviewed years ago. Each time, I tell him that those movies were from a near-mythical shop which closed long ago and is sorely missed, and also that he must send queries to my email, not hkmdb. Not sure if he's still got the message on either yet Wink
    I see. His collection of rarities, obscurities and overlooked stuff is tough to top (except maybe by Bearserk's own amazing stash), so I can only imagine the gaps he's trying to fill. Cool He drops in here occasionally, so perhaps he'll see your request at some point.

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    Masterofoneinchpunch

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    Re: Hey guys, what's happening ?

    Post  Masterofoneinchpunch on Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:06 am

    Good to see you on here STSH. Hope you stay of course Smile.

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