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Web Site Announcements / Accessing site information via RSS Feeds
« on: October 02, 2010, 12:48:01 PM »
Just posted a new FAQ called How to access The Clint Eastwood Forums via RSS Feeds that some may find useful. Check it out!

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For those of you that like to use RSS feeds to get news and information, this may come in handy. You can use your favorite RSS reader, such as Google Reader, to tap into The Clint Eastwood Forums to keep up to speed on the latest posts.

I've set up a few pre-made RSS feeds below that you can tap into. These RSS feeds will display the last 15 most recent posts.

      All Clint Eastwood Forum Topics RSS (mashup)

Or by individual board topic:

      Clint Eastwood News RSS
      Clint Eastwood General Discussion  RSS
      The Dirty Harry Films RSS
      Clint Eastwood Westerns RSS
      Clint Eastwood Collectors' Corner RSS
      Clint Eastwood Questions & Answers RSS

And for those of you feeling lucky, you can customize these feeds or create news ones using the information below.  Simply tweak the URL to the produce the custom feed you desire.

Recent Posts (displays the most recent posts that you can see)
"Sub-action (sa)": recent
Available options:
limit=x - display the "x" most recent posts (if number is less than 5, it will display 5. If number is larger than 255, it will display 255).
board=y - display only the recent posts from board "y"
boards=x,y,z - display only the recent posts from the specified boards
Example: http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?action=.xml;type=rss;sa=recent;board=2;limit=10

New (displays the first post from the most recent topics that you can see)
"Sub-action (sa)": news
Available options:
limit=x - display only "x" items
board=y - display only news topics from board "y"
boards=x,y,z - display only news topics from the specified boards
Example: http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?action=.xml;type=rss;sa=news;board=2;limit=10

Anyway, hope someone finds this useful. Enjoy!  O0

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Hey everyone -

I was contacted by someone at Special Ops Media who is working on promoting the AMC premier of Million Dollar Baby.  Here is what they wanted to do:

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"We would love for you to write up your personal favorite Clint directorial highlights in support of the Million Dollar Baby basic cable premiere on AMC this Saturday.  In addition, we have two Million Dollar Baby DVDs to give to you to use for a giveaway!  I hope this helps.  I have provided a little blurb below regarding the airing on Saturday.  Please let me know if there is anything else you need from me and if you will be able to have this live before Friday."

AMC PREMIERE EVENT: MILLION DOLLAR BABY will be showcased on two consecutive nights on Saturday, May 17th and Sunday, May 18th at 8 pm ET & PT/7C.  Directed by Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman and Hillary Swank star in this 2004 film about a hardened trainer/manager who works with a determined woman in her attempt to establish herself as a boxer. MILLION DOLLAR BABY garnered four Oscars  including Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Director, Best Lead Actress and Best Supporting Actor.

So basically I thought this could be a good topic for this board.  It opens it up to the masses, not just one, and then if they still send the DVD's I could give them away as a drawing on whomever posts their highlights?!?

Don't know how this will work but if interested, please post your "personal Eastwood directorial highlights" here and besides sharing your views with everyone, you also enter yourself (hopefully) for a free DVD.   O0

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Web Site Announcements / New Board Moderators
« on: March 31, 2007, 09:10:42 AM »
Welcome D'Ambrosia and The Schofield Kid as new board moderators! They join KC and Brendan, who have all volunteered their time to help keep this forum a great place to visit and an excellent resource for Clint Eastwood fans everywhere.  We are all lucky to have such a great group of folks here!

Matt, thank you for many years of being a board moderator as well.  You, and past moderators have always done a terrific job, and at your own expense and time,  so thank you again! 

Good luck and Godspeed! :)

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Web Site Announcements / Web Board Updates
« on: December 28, 2006, 09:07:22 PM »
As many of you have noticed, this board has been updated. Unfortunately due to the fact that the old board had so may hacks and tweaks, running any update out of the box removes those old hacks and in some cases brings on new problems. I am working on solving these but there are many bugs that are present right now that will need to be dealt with in the short term. There are still some major things I am working on that might take days/weeks to resolve. Please post any MAJOR issues you have seen or email them to me directly.  Thanks for your patience!

PS - The sporadic SERVER ERROR screen that appears is due to sotware my WEB HOST uses to manage all the sites. They are aware of the issue but can not tell me when this will be fixed. I am VERY disappointed with this answer but will keep you all posted. Please contact me if this becomes more frequent so I can let them know. Thanks.

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As a favor, I'm posting this news from the Autry National Center. They are promoting a very special event this summer which many of our members will find interesting.

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To ClintEastwood.net and Fistful-of-Leone.com board members:

We are very excited to present this opportunity to ClintEastwood.net and Fistful-of-Leone.com to participate in an extraordinary event at the Autry National Center this summer.

In July 2005, the Autry celebrates the work of the renowned Italian director, Sergio Leone in the landmark exhibition Once Upon a Time in Italy . . . The Westerns of Sergio Leone. It is one of the largest and most elaborate exhibitions ever organized to honor a single director.

In order for ClintEastwood.net and Fistful-of-Leone.com subscribers to enjoy both the exhibition and Hollywood-style premier event, they must be Autry National Center members.

We want to invite the subscribers of ClintEastwood.net and Fistful-of-Leone.com to join us at the reduced rate of $50 for a Dual membership. That is nearly 10% off of the regular price!

Membership is a great value as only Autry members enjoy unlimited free admission to both the Southwest Museum of the American Indian and the Museum of the American West with guest privileges, free gifts, discounts throughout the museums and more!
 
Plus, if ClintEastwood.net and Fistful-of-Leone.com subscribers join at the Copper ($250) level or above by June 15, 2005, they will also receive a free copies of Western Amerykanski and West Fever.

Western Amerykanski represents the devoted collecting by the Autry National Center and research of Polish European poster art created specifically to advertise American Western Films.

West Fever explores the mythical and factual West through the art, artifacts, and objects in the Autry Museum's collection.

For more information, please check out the following links:

Once Upon A Time In Italy: The Westerns of Sergio Leone
(Check out the cool Quicktime movie)

More Information about the Exhibition (PDF)

To take advantage of this offer, contact the Membership department at 323.667.2000 or via email at [email protected]

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Sounds like fun!

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Discussion Board F.A.Q.s / Clint Eastwood Forums Community Standards
« on: January 02, 2005, 12:04:41 AM »
The Clint Eastwood Forums is a moderated discussion board, and all topics are monitored frequently. If you choose to become or choose to remain a member of this forum, you must agree to abide by the terms and conditions of the following community standards.

These community standards are meant to serve as an example of the style of posting we encourage here, and they may not describe all possible situations that would require a moderator to take action. Therefore, they do not limit the actions moderators may take in certain situations.

Edited, Moved, or Deleted Posts/Threads

Please think about what you are saying before you post it; do not just post anything you feel like posting. By posting, members acknowledge that their posts may be edited, moved, or deleted at the discretion of the moderators or administrator.

Explanations for Edited, Moved, or Deleted Posts/Threads

If your post is edited, moved, or deleted and the moderator responsible does not leave an explanation, you may ask about it in a private message (PM) to one of the moderators. Do not post complaints on the board about a moderator's action. Any member who complains on the board about a moderator's action can be banned.

Flaming/Bashing Other Members, Trolling, etc.

Members who flame or bash another member are in violation of these community standards, and may have their posting privileges revoked without warning.

Likewise, trolling (posting outrageous, disruptive or false messages in order to bait people into answering) is not allowed since it is basically an attempt to get other members to bash, flame or otherwise violate community standards. It is subject to the same remedial actions as flaming or bashing.

Please DO NOT respond to flames or trolls -- you'll only make the situation worse.

Respect Everyone's Opinion

Please treat your fellow web board members with respect. Just because someone disagrees with another member's opinion does not give him or her the right to insult or otherwise demean that member. Anyone who chooses to post profanity, pick fights, call members derogatory names or otherwise attack other members is subject to being warned by the moderators and/or subject to having his or her membership canceled. We want our members to feel comfortable posting their opinions, even unpopular ones, without fear that they will be slammed for it. No matter how crazy or outlandish an opinion is, it is still that member's opinion and he or she is entitled to it.  

Quarreling and Bullying

Quarreling on the Board will not be tolerated. Regardless of who is to blame, all members involved will be warned and the offending posts removed. If the quarreling continues, all may face suspension of posting privileges or banning from the Board.

Continuous singling out of individuals in an instigative, negative or sarcastic light will be considered bullying. No posts should make a member feel unwelcome or disrespected. Posts that are inoffensive by themselves but form part of a pattern of bullying or intimidation against another member will not be tolerated. Moderators reserve the right to edit or remove any questionable post. Continued violations will result in warnings, suspension of posting privileges, or termination of membership.

Any member who feels bullied or intimidated should not send private messages to the offender but report the offending post(s) as soon as possible to the moderators.

Bashing

Bashing of anyone who acted in films with Clint Eastwood or otherwise contributed to his films will not be tolerated. Negative analysis is NOT bashing, provided it is backed up with fact. For example:

Bashing would be saying:
"Lennie Niehaus sucks."

Whereas a legitimate analysis would be:
"I don't think that Lennie Niehaus is the best composer out there. I think his music is bland and boring, and I'd look forward to seeing Clint work with a different composer."

Reporting Posts to a Moderator

Do not "moderate" other members when they do not follow the guidelines. If you see a post that is inappropriate, click on the "Report to Moderator" link. You are not being a tattletale, and the person you are reporting will not know who reported him or her. This is by far the best way for the community to police itself, since all the moderators receive the notification.  

Keep Threads/Posts On Topic and in the Right Forum

Posting something that is not in line with the intended topic of a thread or forum is not allowed, and such posts will be moved, deleted, or split into a separate thread.  

Creating New / Duplicate Threads

Before creating a new thread, please check the first few pages of the forum and/or other forums to make sure the topic has not already been started. Multiple posts of the same message are unwelcome, and all but one will be deleted.  

Descriptive Thread Titles

Use a descriptive title when starting a thread, so people know what it is about. If you are worried about people seeing your thread and you want to use an ambiguous title to increase your views, don't worry -- a descriptive title is likely to get you more, not fewer views.

Example of a non-descriptive title (in the "Dirty Harry" forum): Dirty Harry. Example of a descriptive title: Will there be a "Dirty Harry" remake?

Provide Sources

Any excerpt or article posted on the Board must be accompanied by a link unless one is not available. Credit must be given to the originator of the information.

Provide the source for pictures, also, unless they are hot-linked from the source where you found them. For details, see this topic.

What Threads Belong Where

The Eastwood News forum is for the discussion of current news regarding Clint Eastwood or his films. Many of these threads will be started with an excerpt or article from a news publication. If it's not current news about Clint Eastwood or his films, it should go in another forum. Please remember to provide a link if one is available.

The General Discussion forum is for discussions on any general Eastwood-related topic not covered elsewhere.  

The Dirty Harry Films forum is for discussions relating to any and all of the "Dirty Harry" films.  

The Clint Eastwood Westerns forum is for discussions relating to Eastwood's work in the Western genre, from Rawhide to Unforgiven.

The Trivia Games forum is for any games you would like to play that relate to Clint Eastwood films.

The Questions and Answers forum is for any question that seeks a factual answer rather than an opinion-based discussion.

The Collectors' Corner forum is for anything relating to the sale of Clint Eastwood memorabilia or the collecting of Eastwood memorabilia.

The Film Discussions forum is for organized film discussions originated and posted by the moderators. Members should not start topics in those forums.

The Off-Topic Discussion forum is for posts that are not related to Clint Eastwood.

The Discussion Board Troubleshooting forum is where you should post about any problems you are experiencing with the operation of the board.

The Discussion Board F.A.Q. forum is a read-only forum where you can read notices posted by the site administrator.

The Web Site Announcements forum is used to announce anything special about the site that members should be aware of.

Obviously, there are some gray areas. But, please take the time to make sure your thread is in the right forum.  

Clint Eastwood's Private Life

This Board is for the discussion of Clint Eastwood's movies and his career. We strongly discourage topics pertaining to Mr. Eastwood's private life. In particular, we respect his personal privacy and do not think it necessary to post about details of his intimate relationships. Also, such topics have been known to cause hostility among members. Expect any topics pertaining to such matters to be deleted, and any individual posts pertaining to them in any topic to be edited or deleted.

The Off-Topic Discussion forum

The Off-Topic Discussion forum is a place where members can post about anything non-Eastwood related which would be of general interest to most members. This is not to be used as a substitute for a daily blog by any member. If you want to post your own art, poetry, stories, etc., find your own site and you can put a link to it in your profile.

The Off-Topic Discussion forum is occasionally purged, and when the older topics are deleted, members who posted in those threads will see their post counts automatically decrease.

Political Posts and Topics

We strongly discourage threads pertaining to politics, as these topics have been known to cause hostility among members. If you post a political topic, expect it to be deleted. If you make a political remark in any topic in any forum, expect it to be edited or deleted. Any political remarks that are used in a member's profile (signature or personal text) will need to be removed in order for the member to be permitted to continue posting on the board.

Contacting Other Members via PM or E-mail

The administrator and the moderators are not responsible for the conduct between or among members that take place through private correspondence. Any member who sends obscene, threatening, abusive or insulting messages to any member or moderator via PM, e-mail or forum post, for whatever reason, will have his/her posting rights revoked immediately.

Discrimination

Racist, sexist, homophobic or any other kind of discriminatory remarks or sentiments will NOT be tolerated in any way, shape or form. Anyone who chooses to post these kind of remarks WILL have the remarks removed by moderators, WILL be warned by the moderators, and MAY be banned (have his/her membership privileges revoked).

"Adult" Material

Sexually explicit pictures and/or discussions are not allowed. We do have some young members; therefore keep your posts clean of adult language and vulgar statements. The Board will automatically censor certain words, but some may get by that are inappropriate. The moderators have the right to edit these posts and request to the member that such words not be used in the future. Anyone who chooses to post vulgar statements is subject to a warning from the moderators and/or banning of his/her membership.

Special Note: The dialogue of Clint Eastwood movies often contains vulgarities and profanities, which may be quoted, in the proper context, for the purpose of discussion. However, the use of those same words in your own posts (or in signatures or personal texts) is prohibited.    

Getting Banned

Lack of cooperation or continued refusal to adhere to these community standards, and/or with moderator requests or instructions, will result in termination of membership. Any member may be banned at any time by name, IP address, e-mail address, or other identification without any prior warning and without any explanation given. We will oblige the offender with an explanation, if asked.  

Linking to your Home Page vs. Spamming

If you have a personal home page, feel free to include the link in your profile. But remember:  this forum isn't here to drive traffic to your site, and spamming or advertising will be promptly deleted -- and the offender typically banned.  

Moderating Principles

We will not hesitate to be heavy-handed if that's what it takes to keep things under control and civil. That will probably make some people unhappy who feel that we are being too harsh or trying to stifle certain points of view, but the moderation team will do what is necessary to ensure that this forum remains the respected website that it has become and remains an enjoyable experience for all our members. All serious infractions of the rules are discussed among the moderators and all actions taken are agreed upon by the moderators.

If you have any issue with forum moderation, do not post your issue on the forum. You may direct your question to a moderator or the site administrator via PM or e-mail.

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Please read this comprehensive help file which explains most things including  Registering, Logging In, User Profile, Posting, Personal Messages and Searching.

View help file.

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Web Site Announcements / Board updates and maintenance
« on: December 27, 2004, 09:27:34 PM »
This board has been successfully updated and database transfered. For the most part, it looks and runs pretty much the way it did but there are many new options and all the code running everything is new. I''d reccomend everyone checking out their profile page as there are many new options there.

Please excuse the dust whilst I tweak a few things during the next few days or so. There will be some more bug fixes etc coming in the next couple weeks as well.

I will be creating some new themes that users can use as well that will replace the Dark/Mocha stylesheet that is running now. These themes will be controlled by each user within the profiles page.

Anyway, that is it for now. If you run into any major issues, please let me know. I''ll be working on this during the next fe days and into the weeks ahead, fixing stuff and tweaking things here and there, so should the board be closed it is only temporary.

Thanks.

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Web Site Announcements / Board down time
« on: December 26, 2004, 08:45:09 PM »
I am hoping to find time to make some baord upgrades this week. So it may be up and down at various times. Don't panic! It will be back! Happy New Year.

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General Discussion / Cool Eastwood Wallpaper!
« on: April 23, 2004, 11:50:04 AM »
Download this cool desktop wallpaper for your computer! (160k)  





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Register to win The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Collector’s Edition DVD (available from MGM Home Entertainment)

Clint Eastwood stars as "the man with no name" in the most stylistically influential western of all time brought to full glory on a two-disc Collector’s Edition DVD with 18 minutes of restored footage featuring new English audio track recordings which originally only existed in Italian audio.  Packaged in a collectable box,  The Good, The Bad And The Ugly collector’s set is armed with gun-slinging special features, including new interviews with Eastwood and Eli Wallach, deleted and extended scenes, three documentaries, two featurettes, an audio commentary by film historian Richard Schickel, a poster gallery and the original theatrical trailer.

How To Enter

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Collector’s Edition DVD contest is very simple: just register now on this Web Board and participate in a discusion thread(s). Users that are already members, should  NOT register again, since you are already in the drawing pool. Winners are picked at random. Remember, only registered members that have participated in a discussion on this board are eligible, and sign up is free!

Beginning May 18 and ending May 22, one winner will be drawn each day for five days. There will be 5 winners in total.

The Rules

  • Only one entry membership per person (do not register multiple times).
  • To be eliglible, members must have participated in at least one discussion thread
  • Due to restrictions by the studios (who provide the prizes), only residents of Region 1 territories (namely the USA or Canada) are eligible.
  • Winners will be notified by email the day after the contest closes.
  • Please allow two to four weeks for delivery of DVD.
Register and join in now to WIN!

Good luck!

For more information on this forthcoming DVD, visit Amazon.com




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Web Site Announcements / Virus Alert
« on: March 20, 2004, 11:08:15 PM »
Looks like someone may have hacked or pulled off email from this board to send a virus via e-mail and make it look like it came from me (or the administrator/site).

I just got the following message sent to my very own email account:

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Dear user of Clinteastwood.org,

Our antivirus software has detected a large ammount of viruses outgoing
from your email account, you may use our free anti-virus tool to clean up
your computer software.

Advanced details can be found in attached file.

Yours,
    The Clinteastwood.org team                 http://www.clinteastwood.org


Whatever you do - do NOT open the attachemnt that comes with this email if indeed you get this e-mail. It did not come from this site or myself. It is a virus and should be deleted immediately.

Don't people have better things to do with their time?

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Web Site Announcements / Looking for radio spots
« on: January 27, 2004, 08:35:52 AM »
If anyone has any radio spots that I could record for this site, please contact me. Thanks!

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Discussion Board Troubleshooting / Playing these files
« on: December 18, 2003, 05:06:13 PM »
Quick question...

Is anyone else not able to play these files on the Film Music pages..??

1. Titoli (Overture);
2. 60 Seconds to What; and,
3. Titoli Di Testa (Main Title from Two Mules for Sister Sara.  

If you can play these let me know. They work for me but I have a user that can't hear just these 3 songs and I wanted to make sure. Thanks   :D

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Eastwood News / Are you "Totally Obsessed" with Clint Eastwood?
« on: December 02, 2003, 10:22:19 PM »
Stay tuned for a very important announcement... Could be your chance to show the world just how much of a Clint Eastwood fan you really are - VH1/MTV style!!  :o

Check back real soon for more details (like maybe tommorow :D)!

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Web Site Announcements / Board is back
« on: July 19, 2003, 02:17:44 AM »
Seems for some reason we had a corrupt table in the database. I corrected it and all should be fine again. The problem is I dont know what caused it so I hope it doesnt happen again. Please report any new errors to [email protected].

Thank you.

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Web Site Announcements / Server Trouble
« on: June 21, 2003, 12:50:36 PM »
After being down most of the morning, the web board is back!  ;D  Seems there was some server trouble where I have this board hosted at. Hopefully all is well now. If not, please e-mail me. Thanks for hanging in there.

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Web Site Announcements / Board Updated
« on: June 19, 2003, 08:21:28 PM »
Just updated the board with some security patches. Please post any bugs or formatting errors here and I will correct them asap. Thanks.

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