June 16, 2016 at 2:26AM, Edited June 16, 2:27AM

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Ban Alex Ferrari from posting at NFS

This jerk Alex Ferrari regularly spams these boards with ads for his lame podcast, using every possible tag whether relevant or not. He's gone beyond gentle self-promotion into abusing the boards here, he's been doing it for a long time, and he's not going to stop. It might be time for drastic action.

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I don't think Alex's posts need to be banned, but it would be great if NFS had a separate section for pod-cast promotion.

June 16, 2016 at 8:04AM

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Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer
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I agree. It seems Alex has heard the members of this site and reduced his tagging frenzy. The last post he made seemed to have only relevant tags.

This has already been addressed on this post:
http://nofilmschool.com/boards/questions/can-bloke-using-arrey-alexa-tag...

June 16, 2016 at 9:53AM

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RJ Ortiz
Cinematographer
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It's already been discussed and he is reducing the amount of tag spam he uses.

There is still the issue of what is allowed vs. what is banned. Self promotion is allowed and many people use the board to get feedback on short films and demo reels. There needs to be a place for that on the boards, but I agree with Guy, maybe separate sections for questions/podcasts/self promotion/blogs/feedback...

The boards could be a really helpful place!

June 16, 2016 at 2:15PM, Edited June 16, 2:15PM

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Eric Buist
Producer | Creator
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He stopped using the irrelevant tags, which was harming the search engine, after some of us made noise about it.
I don't need him to be banned. It's up to NFS to take a position on promotion on the boards. I'm not interested in making rules: I just want boards that function properly and some moderation to 'enforce' rules.
Some people here find his podcasts interesting. Others don't.
We all have the option to not click on a link.

June 18, 2016 at 9:38AM

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WalterBrokx
Director, DOP, Writer, Editor, Producer
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He is annoying.

June 18, 2016 at 4:27PM

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Alex Gans
Director/Editor
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I agree about having a separate section for promoting yourself.

June 18, 2016 at 9:37PM

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Why does everyone on this site spit at knowledge and information? Alex is a successful working post production professional in Los Angeles, shouldn't his information be valued?

I for one am thankful he shares all this information, his podcast with robert Rodriguez was awesome. Sure he needs to tag his posts so they get noticed, I have never had a problem with it and I'm happy to see his posts.

Every ignorant person on this site needs to stop spitting at good information, you look petty. Looking at your bio you have no work to show...why is it that those with no work like to constantly attack those more successful than them? Haters will always hate I guess, Alex should be proud of how many haters he has. I have always seen haters as a sign of success, so here one to you Alex. Keep it up!

June 19, 2016 at 10:25AM

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Why do you always come running to this guy's defense? It seems to me that your only purpose on this board is to provide Alex with an extra supportive voice when there is a clear majority that is tired of his clutter. You must just be his smurf account huh?

June 19, 2016 at 12:51PM

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Charles Duoto
Instructor & TV Production Crew
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NM is AF

June 21, 2016 at 2:21PM

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Clark McCauley
Spaceman
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It's because NinjaMonkey IS Alex ferrari.

Also, NinjaMonkey is breaking community guidelines not using his real name, and no links to personal work. So until he identifies himself, I'm convinced it's AF defending AF.

But honestly, why would Alex continue to stick around with so many people wanting his posts gone? This whole thing destroys the community and important things we all should be discussing.

Maybe I'll build a real community board with proper forum for us NFSers.

Anyone interested in that?

June 19, 2016 at 10:31PM, Edited June 19, 10:31PM

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Jordan Mederich
Documentarian / Filmmaker
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I am not Alex Ferrari, my company is named Ninja Monkey. This is also how everyone I work with refers to me, so I'm sticking to it. My website is www.ninjamonkeymedia.com

This community was built on an exchange of knowledge for those not able or willing to go to film school. Alex Ferrari is holding up to this by sharing valuable information with all of us for free.

Why do you feel so bitter towards him? Sure he uses a lot of tags but so what, he is advertising his free podcast. Don't you think he spends a lot of time, shouldn't he also do all he can so people see it.

I personally don't see anything wrong with it, and once again I am not Alex Ferrari, I am Ninja Monkey.

June 20, 2016 at 12:49AM

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So on your birth certificate it say "Ninja Monkey" as your registered name? What are your parents names, Shogun and Geisha Monkey? Are you related to the Monkeys of Scarsdale County?

June 20, 2016 at 9:36AM

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Nicholas Ortiz
Director/Writer/Stuntman
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Yes, yes and a double yes.

June 20, 2016 at 9:57AM

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That explains a lot

June 21, 2016 at 2:23PM

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Clark McCauley
Spaceman
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Please, NFS is starting to feel like a series of infomercials for people's kickstarters and Alex Ferrari's forum for spamming the re-branded content he steals from other's websites.

NFS get it together. Admin your forums.

June 21, 2016 at 5:45PM

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LJ
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Amen

June 21, 2016 at 8:38PM

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Clark McCauley
Spaceman
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I'll step in now since I just saw this tread. I'm truly sorry if my posts have annoyed or harmed any of you. I've attempted to create content that helps indie filmmakers. I post stuff here because I have a lot of people in the NoFilmSchhol community like and appricate the work I do, which is very time consuming.

I have stopped using the wrong tags on my posts once I found out they were causing issues. I apologize for that. Didn't think it would cause any hardship to anyone. I would go back and edit my past posts to remove the tags if I could but the system does not allow me to.

I hope this clears things up. Again my apologies and I wish all of you nothing but the best in all your future projects and creative endeavors.

June 22, 2016 at 1:01PM

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Alex Ferrari
Director / Producer
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Your posts are just copy-pastes of your website articles, Your most recent one is literally an Advert for FilmConvert, your "Article" is just links to other filmmakers using the tool.

If I wanted to read your articles, I would go to your site. Please don't post them here.

You have 5+ threads devoted to you spamming this forum. Take a Hint and stop posting here.

June 22, 2016 at 2:37PM, Edited June 22, 2:38PM

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Zac, why do you attack Alex for providing this information? He does repost stuff, but it's all in an effort to help indie filmmakers. Why so much hate for something try to help you?

Zac you are part of the vocal minority, the others are too busy using the tips Alex gives in their daily work. Good luck with this attitude Zac, you will really need it. You sound like one of Alex's jealous ex-girlfriends.

June 22, 2016 at 2:55PM

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His podcast and his site are monetized . He is trying to make a profit on his "advise" that is my issue with it , if he came on here and posted advise and tips without advertising his website I would not care

June 22, 2016 at 4:54PM

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Really appreciate the apology man. But I think self promotion is a little unfair. I think we'd all like to promote our businesses but we don't. Just something to think about, but thanks for acknowledging the community :)

June 22, 2016 at 8:29PM, Edited June 22, 8:29PM

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Clark McCauley
Spaceman
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Self promotion is unfair but you have drone pilot in your name and post your badly made drone videos any chance you get...yeah Clark you make zero sense and are just jealous that Alex Ferrari is doing something with his life while you sit at home with zero real work to show.

June 23, 2016 at 12:15PM, Edited June 23, 12:15PM

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Pardon? Never posted a drone video here. And I work full time so?? Oh and noticed how your rep has dropped 200+ points?

June 27, 2016 at 9:17AM

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Clark McCauley
Spaceman
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Drone doesn't count, that is way to easy and anyone can fly a computer controlled drone that basically flys itself. Drone pilots are a dime a dozen Clark nowadays most are idiots like you who can't shoot.

June 27, 2016 at 11:09AM, Edited June 27, 11:09AM

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I don't work full time doing drone work :'D stop making assumptions like an idiot. In fact I rarely shoot aerial videos, mostly commercials, event coverage and in house work.

June 27, 2016 at 12:27PM

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Clark McCauley
Spaceman
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Yeah sure...you shared your work and you don't even have a reel...Stop attacking those more experienced than you.

June 27, 2016 at 5:22PM

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Where did I share it?

We've all seen your work https://vimeo.com/166404233, maybe you should stop attacking all of us?

June 27, 2016 at 7:31PM, Edited June 27, 7:32PM

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Clark McCauley
Spaceman
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That's the reel to one of my companies, not my show reel. Good luck with your nasty attitude Clark.

June 27, 2016 at 9:09PM

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The issue I see is that the posts dont engage the community at all. Its great you create the content and would like to give it to everyone behind a paywall but the posts dont lead to conversation, even many of the replies to the post go unanswered.
Im glad to see a reply here but sad it took this thread to bring it out.

June 22, 2016 at 8:52PM

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Chris Hackett
Director, Director of Photography, Writer
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Made an account just to say that Alex's podcasts on distribution (I'm an animator) have been some of the most useful pieces of information I've found using this site. Sure some of his tagging/marketing tactics can be spammy sometimes but I find his information truly useful so it doesn't really bother me. Keep it up Alex.

June 23, 2016 at 9:46AM

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Brandon Renz
Animator/VFX
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Yup I agree Brandon, So glad there is someone else who isn't a jealous little girl on this site.

June 23, 2016 at 12:14PM, Edited June 23, 12:14PM

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I don't agree

June 23, 2016 at 4:58PM

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Look dude has said sorry and said he will curve the use of tags on his post. yes its annoying but no more annoying than seeing 900 posts about "what camera should I buy". but nobody has harped on that being that there is a search bar and all the answers are ALL THE SAME! What does it take 3/10th of a second to scroll past. you should be complaining more about the lack of features on the forum than users.

June 23, 2016 at 5:30PM

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Michael Militscher
Director / Commercial Producer
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Hell yes

June 23, 2016 at 6:42PM

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mob mentality

down with alex

June 26, 2016 at 8:26PM

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I asked him a question on one of his podcasts on YT , and he disabled ALL comments on his account

...He's in it for the money boys

June 27, 2016 at 11:18AM

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what do you care about what he's in it for. what do you work for high fives and handshakes? Get a grip!

June 27, 2016 at 5:54PM

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Michael Militscher
Director / Commercial Producer
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Hey everyone, sorry for the shameless plug, but I'm starting a NEW board site for NFS users. (and yes, Alex Ferrarri free).

It has, or can have all of the features that are missing on current boards here. Let NFS handle the great content, we can handle the boards... please come join up and help us kick it off!

www.FilmSumo.com

June 27, 2016 at 10:50PM

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Jordan Mederich
Documentarian / Filmmaker
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Peace B!

June 27, 2016 at 11:19PM

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Michael Militscher
Director / Commercial Producer
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Sounds like a great community. Congrats!

June 28, 2016 at 10:51AM

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Alex Ferrari
Director / Producer
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I always visit this site for good learnings. But sometimes I find we all jump in on some stupid issues or comments posted by our esteemed members. I really feel sorry about this. Common guys we all are in the same profession from around the world. Let us share our experience and learn from this site. Let us all be in peace.

June 28, 2016 at 12:22PM

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Dibyendu Joardar
Director of Photography
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