From: john porter (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Feb 05 2006 - 11:31:10 PST

Exactly Fred! Thanks.

Soon after I joined Frameworks I identified this
problem and began the short "Where are you?" thread a
few months ago. (I think there was an earlier one
also, before I joined.)
I began signing "John Porter, Toronto, Canada", then I
learned how to put that in an automatic "Signature" on
all my emails.
(Actually, I don't SEE my own emails to Frameworks, so
I just realized that I don't even know if my automatic
"Signature" gets through onto all my posts! Does it??)

My thread revealed that some people don't want their
location known, but for most of us, it would help many
discussions & announcements.

Yes, the Portugal thread is Frameworks at its best,
and I was wondering WHY is it so special? Surely this
could happen easily on Frameworks in many parts of the
world. But only some of our 600 are reading, only some
of THEM are speaking up, and only some of THEM say
where they are.

--- Fred Camper <email suppressed> wrote:

> List members who haven't been following this, please
> take a look at the
> thread that this began as Peter Kubelka VHS and
> became A-G films to
> Southern Portugal, and note what the thread was like
> before Jorge
> identified his location and what happened after.
> Most recently someone
> in another part of Portugal wants to help get things
> going. Sorry to be
> touting my intervention a little bit, but this
> seems like a great
> argument for having each poster identify her or his
> location, as I have
> been doing to little effect for some years now.
> At the other extreme we occasionally see
> announcements of screenings
> with street address and no city from posters who
> also don't identify
> their location, as if everyone should know it's New
> York or San Francisco.
> This thread has become FrameWorks at its best,
> connecting people and
> perhaps helping to get screenings started, and just
> when I was
> completely turned off the list after several posts
> of mine resulted in
> complete misinterpretations and falsehoods and then
> we got another round
> of the interminable Jack Smith dispute.
> Fred Camper
> Chicago, Illinois, USA, Earth....
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at
> <email suppressed>.

John Porter, Toronto, Canada
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