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Anniversary Simul-View

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:40 pm
by preciouswhile
So we haven't done one of these in a long time, and of course we no longer have the chat function anyway.

But how about we try and make it a yearly thing to do a simul-view on the release date of the movie, October 3 (or the closest weekend to it).

Bob could send out an email to all the users reminding them about it, maybe a month in advance or something. And we'd need to get a replacement to the chat...I think there are some other phpbb options out there and of course there's always IRC, or even just an AIM chat room.

So yeah, it's a ways off from now, but that gives us time to work out a chat solution. We could always do more, but I think at least once a year is good, and may bring back some old members now and then.


Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:26 pm
by Pockets
Nice! Great idea. It could also just be a couple of hours where we just all hangout online at once in this forum and post in the threads with the LiT soundtrack playing at home in the background. :)

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:06 pm
by Just Like Honey...
Also, most of the active members from the old viewings have been replaced by newer regular posters (Come back jml98, jml2, suntory, hull_street, switchtosake, findingcharlotte, shoegazer. We miss you).

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:08 pm
by Bob_san
Ah the good old daze! :D :shock:

Yea I gotta go find a new chat thingie. . .

Gr8 idea!

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:47 am
by Pitman
I'm interested. How would it work though? I'm thinking theoretically...we all hook up online through a chat format (taking into account differences in time zones)...maybe 30mins-an hour before we all press play on our DVDs...then what? For me, my computer is in the bedroom, and I'd be watching the movie in the livingroom...r u guys going to be chatting during the movie?

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:39 pm
by Bob_san
Pitman, check out the two prior threads about previous simulviews and that will give you an idea of how it all worked out.

I found a new program called qlock (.com) which is free. Then you can setup a clock on your desktop for different timezones and we can all coordinate that way. It also tells you how many hours plus or minus that timezone is from yours. Generally in the past we have used about 9pm on a saturday night EST.

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:34 pm
by Pockets
It'd be nice to top this number that day also.
Most users ever online was 15 on Wed Feb 22, 2006 4:23 pm

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 1:23 am
by Pitman
If I had a wireless network with laptop, then I'd be into it. But, alas, I do not.

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:41 pm
by Tombo
Sounds like a great idea. I'm in England,though,so I'd be viewing at something like 3 a.m.! Which is probably the perfect time to watch it.. :)

Tom xx

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:30 pm
by K
Hmmm, is it time to watch it again? The last time I saw it was actually at one of the simul-views. Tempting....

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 7:36 pm
by Bob_san
Pitman wrote:If I had a wireless network with laptop, then I'd be into it. But, alas, I do not.
What do you mean? Do you have a dvd player in your laptop? Then you could be wired in and watch it on the laptop! Hey youve got some months yet to Oct to get a wireless or something!

I'm thinking of re-activating the chat function as it is but making it so that people not logged in would not know it exists. That's important for any security problems with it. Then later I can see about upgrading to a newer version.

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:57 pm
by Pitman
Well, I have at least until Oct. to get a laptop, and wireless. I have neither at the moment.


Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:16 am
by jml98
I'm in.

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:22 pm
by ForRelaxingTimes
Sounds good to me! I missed that last one so I need to redeem myself! :)

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:39 am
by Flyonthewall
Sounds like a great idea. Im in

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:15 am
by Just Like Honey...
I'm in pending date & time.

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:49 pm
by ForRelaxingTimes
Let's get a date on this thing! :wink: How about a month from now to the nearest weekend? Would that be plenty of time for everyone? As well as you Bob?

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:39 am
by Tombo
Sounds good to me! :D

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 4:12 am
by preciouswhile
Bumping this up since we're getting close, just a little over a month away.

I'm thinking we try and do it on the weekend of Oct 6th.

Any luck on a chat solution, Bob?

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 4:30 pm
by mysterygo
I'm up for this too.

I need a new copy as mine stops working towards the end. I'll also have to get some legal substances in.