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  1. Capuchin

    The New Board is Great! Thanks TCM!

    This is world's better than the patched-up mess it'd become in the last few years. Full suite of posting options, faster screen refreshes, no dropping out if you take longer than two minutes to write a reply -- those are reason enough to put up with minor problems during the shakedown. I can't imagine what TCM paid for all this, but it had to be considerable. Had to be a tough decision since this forum doesn't bring them a dime in revenue. It's great, too, that they're honoring Kyle. The memorial has class, just like him.
  2. You all had great schedules! You're all to be congratulated. I'm sort of glad now I didn't have time to put one together -- the competition is really stiff. Congrats, too, to LonesomePolecat for running a great challenge. And obrienmundy deserves special recognition for stepping up and helping when things went sideways.
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    A Perverse Thread

    With lzcutter's considerable help, I made the transition. I'm not around much because of other interests and limited time. I logged in now so I could vote in the programming challenge (a lot of really great scheds this time). Too bad we can't get together some time so I could tell you the outrageous things she comes up with. I'm a rank amateur compared to her.
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    Well, it's been fun(ish) . . . My e-mail address is woefully out of date (had about 3 ISPs since I signed up), and TCM won't let me update it without providing private info I'm not going to put on a public forum. So . . . when they do the big upgrade, I won't be able to log on. I can't say I'll be gone forever (love the TCM Prog. Challenge a lot!) -- just until I figure out how to handle it (learned long ago providing a totally fake address isn't a good idea -- it can backfire). Can't say I'm really surprised TCM is eager to make itself a target for identity thieves who hack into forums for names, addresses, and birthdays. The Time-Warner corporate mentality is showing up more and more. I know I haven't been around much lately. There's a variety of reasons for that (including the way their corporate mentality led to blatant discrimination against people with disabilities (because I can't use a telephone, the site wouldn't let me submit a video for the fan programmer contest)). But now I (or, at least, this username with its history) will disappear forever on April 1st. Have fun, and Carry On!
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    > Swithin wrote: > I still don't understand the problem -- feeling unusually dense this morning! I checked my account. It has the name, email, dob, city, and zip code I put in 8 years ago. I was glad finally to be able to change my email address. So, your issue is that you don't want to put in an email address that works? I assume whatever other information you entered is the info you put in when you joined in 2008, and that it's still there. When I signed up, I supplied my e-mail, state, and birthday. I'm okay with birthday because most site want to users to be over 18. As long as it isn't tied to anything else identifiable, it's only a random number. I entered my state because I must have been feeling generous that day and was willing to help with their demographics profiling. The e-mail is out of date (several ISPs between then and now). It won't let me update it without linking my birthday to a specific name and address -- that's an identity thief's dream. I've been told the requirement will change before the upgrade.
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    > hamradio wrote: > Far as identity thieves targeting, there is no economic incentive like credit card, social security numbers, etc. That's changed. Info for a Yahoo account is worth as much as a credit card number; Twitter accounts are worth a lot more. ID thieves are hacking into public forums to expand and corroborate info in users. So far it's small, but it's definitely growing. If you want to spend money to be terrified, read the original Rand report.
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    > hamradio wrote: > Too early yet to go into panic mode. "If you can keep your head when everyone else is losing theirs, you don't understand the situation."
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    > hamradio wrote: > I tried to edit my profile and the only required fields are the name and email which can be hidden. The email address should be no big deal. I tried twice. Both times, it wouldn't let me change the e-mail addy if I didn't enter address and birthday. Fortunately, it seems to be an undocumented feature, and they're working on it.
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    > Fedya wrote: > Make up a DOB. You can be perpetually 39 like Jack Benny. > > Make up an address if you're worried about their knowing your zip code. One forum got hacked and checked log-ins against existing accounts. Since I didn't remember what I'd put in originally, I couldn't reclaim my username or a database I'd built up on the site. Saying I'm a senior citizen (before I was) or lived in Mexico City had consequences. Fortunately, requiring an address seems to be a bug they're working on.
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    > ginnyfan wrote: > I just changed my email to the one attached to my own website and I didn't change anything from what they already had when I signed up. Name, Address, DOB. Yeah, that's what I'm talking about. Identity thieves are getting smarter. Those 3 pieces of info help them considerably in creating a portfolio. You can call me paranoid (all together now, and remember to speak clearly, "You're Paranoid!"), but I've suffered from being too open in the past. I'm told the fields were accidentally activated. Hopefully, it'll be resolved before the deadline.
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    > jamesjazzguitar wrote: > Strange. When did TCM ever put private info about a user on a public forum? This is a public forum; some forums aren't open to the general public. My concern isn't that TCM will publish the info they gather. I'm worried about hackers who target social media sites and public forums to gather personal info. (A Yahoo account hack is as valuable as a stolen credit card number.) I've been told the techs didn't know the change required personal info and will try to change it before the deadline. So, maybe, this is a tempest in a teapot. Let's hope so!
  12. Just popping in to say all the schedules so far are great! You're all to be congratulated! I'd hoped to give detailed reviews, but I don't know if I'll get it done before Monday (just got back after an extended trip, so there's a lot for me to catch up on). This is a great challenge, LonesomePolecat! I sorta thought about doing one when you extended the deadline, but there's no way I'd get it done before the upgrade. Keep up the good work, everyone!
  13. Just my luck -- they're finally going to get the boards working right again, and they're making it impossible for people like me to stay. (Read more about it at Hope it works well for y'all!
  14. They're all great schedules. All of you should be proud of your work. You know the heart and soul of TCM, and your schedules reflect that. Bravo! Countessdelave bowing out made choosing one a little easier (but not by much). They say great minds think alike (at least in my house (if I know what's good for me)), so my vote goes to LONESOME POLECAT for much the same reason SansFin said. Thanks to Swithin for setting a great challenge and running it. (Quick hint: if you copy a schedule from the source page, it retains the formatting.) Did you know you have to cast the deciding vote if there's a tie?
  15. He was a class act. His wit, knowledge, charm, and style will be missed. The world is a little smaller and sadder today.
  16. The TCM Programming Challenge #23 starts in two weeks. This is your chance to show off your knowledge and taste in films and filmmakers by creating a schedule to showcase whatever genre, style, studio, director, or any other aspect of filmmaking you think deserves its own week. TCM does not sponsor or endorse the challenges, but they have borrowed themes for real schedules, and many movies have premiered on TCM after being highlighted in challenge entries. For more information or to ask questions, see my thread in General Discussions.
  17. This is the thread for voting for your favorite schedule of the five submitted for the TCM Programming Challenge #23. Everyone who was a registered member on or before January, 1, 2013 is eligible to vote. You can vote in this thread or send me a PM with your vote. Voting closes at Noon, PST, Monday, March 11, 2013. And now to the schedules . . .
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    Anyone Else Experienced This?

    Neither SansFin nor I get those e-mails. My e-mail addy here is old and can't be updated. It's possible SansFin doesn't get them because our e-mail server will often (but not always) bounce back a "not a valid address" error if a sender isn't white-listed. I assume (which may be wrong, but it seems logical to me) there's a box you can tick when signing up to say you don't want announcements or newsletters.
  19. > {quote:title=countessdelave wrote:}{quote} > Thanks to Capuchin for moderating this Challenge. A terrific job. Thanks. SansFin and I have both been moderators (she did #18), so I suspect we'll bow out of future voting. Hosting the challenge is fun, but we're not able to energize and promote it like others do (and we don't get to do schedules).
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    Vast majority of the June 2013 schedule

    > {quote:title=Fedya wrote:}{quote} > I download the printable schedules only a few days before the start of the month, and my April 2010 schedule doesn't show *Lady in the Dark* on the 29th, or at all. My bad. It should have been the 28th (I scrolled down to look at the date and forgot to subtract 1). The schedule I downloaded shows these on the 28th. 8:00 PM Midnight (1939) An unemployed showgirl poses as Hungarian royalty to infiltrate Parisian society. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore. Dir: Mitchell Leisen. BW-94 mins, TV-G 10:00 PM Lady in the Dark (1944) A magazine editor's inability to make up her mind plagues her career and her love life. Cast: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Warner Baxter. Dir: Mitchell Leisen. C-100 mins, 12:00 AM Young Man With Ideas (1952) A country lawyer moves his family to Los Angeles. Cast: Glenn Ford, Ruth Roman, Nina Foch. Dir: Mitchell Leisen. BW-85 mins, TV-G, CC 1:30 AM To Each His Own (1946) A single mother gives up her son, then fights to remain a part of his life. Cast: Olivia de Havilland, John Lund, Roland Culver. Dir: Mitchell Leisen. BW-122 mins, TV-PG, CC
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    Vast majority of the June 2013 schedule

    > {quote:title=musicalnovelty wrote:}{quote} > It (LADY IN THE DARK) was scheduled to air at 10:00 PM, April 29, 2010. I don't know if it was actually shown, but they at least tried. > > I believe it was not shown after all, and replaced by something else. I suspected it. Usually when I search the old schedules, I find a movie listed at least three times in a year. To see it only once was strange, making me think they scheduled it and then found they couldn't get it.
  22. Voting is now closed! Congratulations to all who entered! You are did a fabulous job. I hope the TCM programmers are paying attention and will --steal-- be inspired by your great themes and movie picks. The final results are: Swithin -- 4 Skimpole -- 2 Fedya -- 2 LonesomePolecat -- 1 Lydecker -- 1 Congratulations Swithin! As winner, you have the honor of hosting the next challenge.
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    Vast majority of the June 2013 schedule

    > {quote:title=cinemanut wrote:}{quote}I for one, will be tremendously bummed out if Lady in the Dark is not shown. It is the one entry that jumped out at me and no it's not noir, but I have never seen it, TCM has never shown it It was scheduled to air at 10:00 PM, April 29, 2010. I don't know if it was actually shown, but they at least tried.
  24. Time's running out! Voting ends promptly at noon, Monday. Vote now!
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    What's with the "5 hour" rule?

    > {quote:title=slaytonf wrote:}{quote} > And consulates, and military bases, too? I'm not sure about consulates. I know the full staff doesn't automatically have the same diplomatic immunity embassy workers have. Military bases might vary. In 1973, local police entered a base without warning to arrest a sergeant, something they couldn't do if it was US territory. I'd guess it depends on whatever agreement or treaty allows the base to be there.

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