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Title: Site Announcement!
Post by: jfrost on Nov 24, 2008, 11:15:32 AM
Hi Everyone,

Since starting UpcomingDiscs.com and this forum community almost 8 years ago, Rod and I have done our best to grow these sites/communities into something that we are very proud of.  In the last year or so, with many other ventures taking up our time, we have not giving the effort towards these sites that they deserve.  Therefore, it is with mixed emotions that I announce that we have sold UpcomingDiscs.com and FeatureForum.com. While it was a hard decision to come to, we feel that we have sold the sites to someone who has the passion and drive to take these sites to the next level Gino Sassani - who will take ownership of both UpcomingDiscs.com and FeatureForum.com effective Dec. 1, 2008.

While we are parting ways with these two sites, Rod & I will continue to own/operate both IntotheBlu.com (http://IntotheBlu.com) and HDDb.net (http://HDDb.net).  I will also continue to be a participant in the forum, and may even write the occasional guest appearance review at UpcomingDiscs.com.

Stay tuned for a number of changes that Gino has in mind for both sites - starting with the newly added review discussion/feedback section of the forum: http://featureforum.com/index.php?board=14.0 (http://featureforum.com/index.php?board=14.0)

I have complete faith in Gino and his ability to return UpcomingDiscs and this forum back to their glory days... and I ask that you stay along for the ride.

It was a great 8 years and I thank all of you for your continued support!

Cheers,
Jeremy Frost & Rod Edwards


Title: Re: Site Announcement!
Post by: Gino on Nov 24, 2008, 01:27:25 PM
I want to thank Jeremy and Rod for starting this great review site.
It will be my goal to nourish it and continue to allow it to grow.
I invite all of you to continue to enjoy these sites and feel free to contact me if you have any questions or feedback.
Look for exciting announcements over the next few months.
I have been writing here for about 7 years, so already feel a part of the community.
Enjoy the site.
Take Care,
Gino
Gino@upcomingdiscs.com


Title: Re: Site Announcement!
Post by: Cron on Nov 24, 2008, 05:43:38 PM
Uh-oh, here come the layoffs....


Title: Re: Site Announcement!
Post by: teedub on Nov 24, 2008, 08:51:08 PM
Thanks to Jeremy and Rod for having us!

Here's to a hopefully seamless transition!


Title: Re: Site Announcement!
Post by: Cron on Nov 24, 2008, 09:47:01 PM
tee - What is it...you'd say...you do here?


Title: Re: Site Announcement!
Post by: Movie Freak on Nov 24, 2008, 10:03:47 PM
<Gino> Cron, we're gonna need to go ahead and move you downstairs into storage B. We have some new people coming in, and we need all the space we can get. So if you could just go ahead and pack up your stuff and move it down there, that would be terrific, mmmK? Great...

<Cron> Excuse me, I believe you have my stapler...


Title: Re: Site Announcement!
Post by: Gino on Nov 24, 2008, 10:28:29 PM
Hey Guys,
No lay-offs. No one's going to the basement.
It is my hope that you will continue to participate as you always have been.
Yes, there will be changes, but I hope you will all find them to be good ones.
No one's getting kicked to the curb here.
Please feel free to provide whatever feedback and comments you have.
It's not my intention to take this site away from you, rather to provide you with an even better playground.
If, for whatever reason, you have comments or feedback you don't wish to make public, you may feel free to contact me. Gino@upcomingdiscs.com.
I've been here for 7 years, so it's not like we're going over to the dark side.
Enjoy,
Gino


Title: Re: Site Announcement!
Post by: Cron on Nov 25, 2008, 12:18:14 AM
Hey Guys,
No lay-offs. No one's going to the basement.
It is my hope that you will continue to participate as you always have been.
Yes, there will be changes, but I hope you will all find them to be good ones.
No one's getting kicked to the curb here.
Please feel free to provide whatever feedback and comments you have.
It's not my intention to take this site away from you, rather to provide you with an even better playground.
If, for whatever reason, you have comments or feedback you don't wish to make public, you may feel free to contact me. Gino@upcomingdiscs.com.
I've been here for 7 years, so it's not like we're going over to the dark side.
Enjoy,
Gino

The comments were made in good fun, no worries.


Title: Re: Site Announcement!
Post by: Gino on Nov 25, 2008, 12:23:33 AM
The comments were made in good fun, no worries.

I know. I wasn't worried.
I just wanted to make sure no one else did :-)
Gino


Title: Re: Site Announcement!
Post by: Kedrix on Nov 25, 2008, 07:44:18 AM
Yeah, cause in the event of a lay-off; I'd be the first to go.  Bad attitude, turns in reviews late, has pictures of hot women in his articles, the usual.  Can I get a raise?   ;)


Title: Re: Site Announcement!
Post by: Mirage52 on Nov 25, 2008, 08:33:05 AM
This is good news IMO. Gino, good luck and if there is anything I can do to help, let me know. I've been a little busy lately and haven't contributed to the site as much as I would have liked these past few months, but going forward I would like to continue helping. However, I have yet to upgrade to a Blu-Ray player so I don't know how much help I will be.


Title: Re: Site Announcement!
Post by: teedub on Nov 25, 2008, 10:45:02 AM
tee - What is it...you'd say...you do here?
Lurk, post, lurk, post...

Not too much actually.

Provide answers to questions no one asked.

Supply opinions that no one requested.

General blah-blah-blah.


Title: Re: Site Announcement!
Post by: Gino on Nov 25, 2008, 10:48:17 AM
This is good news IMO. Gino, good luck and if there is anything I can do to help, let me know. I've been a little busy lately and haven't contributed to the site as much as I would have liked these past few months, but going forward I would like to continue helping. However, I have yet to upgrade to a Blu-Ray player so I don't know how much help I will be.

Thank you for that.
Blu-rays will not be a problem.
For the first year, by my agreement with Jeremy, we will post very limited Blu-ray reviews.
I will be splitting any Blu I get with his site for a year.
I will be writing for both sites on Blu.
Once the year is up we'll be posting any Blu that we can, and help will be greatly appreciated.
Any reviewer here who hasn't contacted me yet, should write me ASAP.
Take Care,
Gino


Title: Re: Site Announcement!
Post by: Kedrix on Nov 25, 2008, 01:08:53 PM
Welp, as long as I stay firmly footed, I would be moving to blu-ray in about 6 months.  So that will go along great with the agreement.  Sad, I think the only reason right now I want to move to Blu-Ray is get that copy of Daredevil they just put out recently. 


Title: Re: Site Announcement!
Post by: Gino on Nov 25, 2008, 01:11:56 PM
Sad, I think the only reason right now I want to move to Blu-Ray is get that copy of Daredevil they just put out recently. 

Dude, that is pretty sad  :(


Title: Re: Site Announcement!
Post by: Kedrix on Nov 25, 2008, 01:19:05 PM
Okay, okay Iron Man too and maybe Nightmare before Christmas for the significant other.   ;D


Title: Re: Site Announcement!
Post by: Sin on Nov 25, 2008, 01:43:46 PM
So... does this mean we will have less stuff from the Here! Network to watch? Cause that would be awesome.  ;)


Title: Re: Site Announcement!
Post by: Gino on Nov 25, 2008, 01:51:02 PM
So... does this mean we will have less stuff from the Here! Network to watch? Cause that would be awesome.  ;)

Here Network?


Title: Re: Site Announcement!
Post by: Gino on Nov 25, 2008, 01:51:48 PM
Okay, okay Iron Man too and maybe Nightmare before Christmas for the significant other.   ;D

Now you're cooking with gas.  ;D


Title: Re: Site Announcement!
Post by: Kedrix on Nov 25, 2008, 01:58:01 PM
So... does this mean we will have less stuff from the Here! Network to watch? Cause that would be awesome.  ;)

Here Network?

Here! Network, the openly gay network.   The HBO/Showtime-esque gay network.  Meaning shows like Dante's Cove & The Lair with full-frontal *caugh* nudity.  My virgin eyes have been stained  ;). 

And if you couldn't figure it out, Sin is my significant other.   ;), ain't she precious?


Title: Re: Site Announcement!
Post by: Sin on Nov 25, 2008, 02:20:09 PM
Yes the *does her gay voice the best she can* Here I am!!!! Network. They could have at least had the decency to throw a full frontal of a well rounded woman in there, but *sigh* we get a bunch of men, gay men at that. I won't be like Kedrix and try to claim to have virgin eyes, but geez, the horrible nightmares! I still see a psychologist about that...

Ps. Kedrix, please don't call me precious, kinda reminds me of Gollum from Lord of the Rings.  ;)


Title: Re: Site Announcement!
Post by: Kedrix on Nov 25, 2008, 02:23:44 PM
Ps. Kedrix, please don't call me precious, kinda reminds me of Gollum from Lord of the Rings.  ;)

Haha, which you still swear is just twelve hours of walking around.   ;D


Title: Re: Site Announcement!
Post by: Gino on Nov 25, 2008, 02:46:47 PM
I see, I think. :-\
We'll still see a lot of the same stuff.
Why, is somebody volunteering for that material  ;D


Title: Re: Site Announcement!
Post by: jfrost on Nov 25, 2008, 03:21:04 PM
Hey Crew - to help Gino with the future direction of the forum, can you think back to the good old Shrine days to any threads that should be revisited to spark some new interest and forum growth?


Title: Re: Site Announcement!
Post by: Cron on Nov 25, 2008, 04:01:02 PM
Yes the *does her gay voice the best she can* Here I am!!!! Network. They could have at least had the decency to throw a full frontal of a well rounded woman in there, but *sigh* we get a bunch of men, gay men at that. I won't be like Kedrix and try to claim to have virgin eyes, but geez, the horrible nightmares! I still see a psychologist about that...

Ps. Kedrix, please don't call me precious, kinda reminds me of Gollum from Lord of the Rings.  ;)

Oh god, I didn't even make that connection with the name being the Here! network......that is really gay.

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Hey Crew - to help Gino with the future direction of the forum, can you think back to the good old Shrine days to any threads that should be revisited to spark some new interest and forum growth?

Well, I always did enjoy a good conversation regarding the sexual exploits of Mirage's mother.

In all seriousness, this question reminded me that I have a terrible memory.


Title: Re: Site Announcement!
Post by: Kedrix on Nov 25, 2008, 04:43:08 PM
Yeah, and Freak was brick-laying at somebody's house...always.  I'm kinda drawing a blank too.  I think that rather trying to channel the Shrine days, we should work on building a new base and expand out a bit.  I want to live back in the Shrine too, but maybe that's part of the issue.  I would love for this to be a growing board again. 


Title: Re: Site Announcement!
Post by: Gino on Nov 25, 2008, 05:18:03 PM
Yeah, and Freak was brick-laying at somebody's house...always.  I'm kinda drawing a blank too.  I think that rather trying to channel the Shrine days, we should work on building a new base and expand out a bit.  I want to live back in the Shrine too, but maybe that's part of the issue.  I would love for this to be a growing board again. 
I could not have said it better.
I am very pleased by the warmth and generosity you guys have extended me.
If we work together we can do great things.
I want to make this the biggest, but most important, the best home theater forum on Planet Earth...and perhaps beyond.
No idea is too crazy, so don't be shy.
To The Future...............


Title: Re: Site Announcement!
Post by: Sin on Nov 25, 2008, 06:06:30 PM
Yes the *does her gay voice the best she can* Here I am!!!! Network. They could have at least had the decency to throw a full frontal of a well rounded woman in there, but *sigh* we get a bunch of men, gay men at that. I won't be like Kedrix and try to claim to have virgin eyes, but geez, the horrible nightmares! I still see a psychologist about that...

Ps. Kedrix, please don't call me precious, kinda reminds me of Gollum from Lord of the Rings.  ;)

Oh god, I didn't even make that connection with the name being the Here! network......that is really gay.


Really gay was the caption on one of the two... "Welcome to the fang bang". I so wish I was kidding.

Anyone got a DeLorean to get us into the future? :D


Title: Re: Site Announcement!
Post by: Beckmen on Nov 25, 2008, 06:37:30 PM
I got a crazy idea.

We should have some kind of pool thingy where you can rate the Movie/Video/Audio/Extras of a DVD or BD out of 5, and then it'll give you an average. Kind of like a poll.

And the sooner we get the ability to screencap BDs, the better.


Title: Re: Site Announcement!
Post by: Gino on Nov 25, 2008, 07:55:07 PM
I got a crazy idea.

We should have some kind of pool thingy where you can rate the Movie/Video/Audio/Extras of a DVD or BD out of 5, and then it'll give you an average. Kind of like a poll.

And the sooner we get the ability to screencap BDs, the better.

Nothing crazy about the idea.
I actually think we used to do that.
I recall checking to see how the readers ranks compared with my own.
I'll look into that option again. Likely just have an overall number.
If we can't do it on the review page itself, I'll bet we can add them as polls in the new review feedback threads.
In fact, there's nothing stopping anyone from simply posting their own opinions and numbers to those threads.

As for screen captures. It would require the reviewer to have a BD drive.
By next year when we are free to do all the BD's we want I'm sure that will be a reality.

Good feedback.
Keep it coming and as always.
To The Future...


Title: Re: Site Announcement!
Post by: Movie Freak on Nov 25, 2008, 08:58:52 PM
Sad, I think the only reason right now I want to move to Blu-Ray is get that copy of Daredevil they just put out recently. 

You're kidding, right?  ???  You gotta be kidding... actually now I'm chuckling to myself, so you must be kidding. What's even more funny is that I have that copy of Daredevil.   ;D



Title: Re: Site Announcement!
Post by: Kedrix on Nov 26, 2008, 07:25:03 AM
Only reason, no.  Major reason, yes.  But the fact you have it means you like it  ;). 

Anyway, once I get a blu-ray stand-alone in roughly 4 to 6 months, I will also get a BD drive for the puter.  Since I'm about the only person here who really does screen caps for reviews, I would like to keep that up.