VideoUniversity Forum Guidelines

The mission of these forums is to share knowledge, promote understanding and build a community of film and video friends. These VideoUniversity Forums are free. Many people have started profitable businesses just from spending time on these forums. With over 500,000 messages, these forums offer a great body of knowledge and it is all searchable. The best part of the VU forums is the amazing friendships that happen.

Start by signing into the forums.

Your name and address is only visible to the management of Oak Tree Press – that’s me. No one else has access to it. If you need help, send me an email or call me at 401 253 2800.

When you register, you will receive an automatic email from Set your spam filters to accept this email or you will not be able to post.

While there are many benefits of joining the forums, one of the most popular is the private “Members Only” section of the forums. Posts are visible only to those who join this free forum.

It is invisible to the outside world and the search engines. By popular demand we also made the very funny Off-Topic forum private as well.

No Commercial Advertising except in the Trading Post, please!

All commercials ads should go in Our Trading Post forum. These forums are made possible from advertising and sales from our online store. Therefore we do not allow links to competing products or sites. If you have a question, please contact Hal first.


Just a reminder. Abusive, racist, sexist or derogatory remarks towards other users will not be tolerated. Discussion of politics and religion are not allowed. Offensive, obscene or illegal posts or links are also not allowed. Keep your post on topic. The software ranks forum members thusly:

0 => New User

5 => Novice

50 => User

500 => Enthusiast

1000 => Veteran

To post a photo, see this thread which explains how to post a photo.

Forum Etiquette:

These are common sense guidelines you should follow when using the forum.

Search First:

These forums have their own powerful search system which is separate from the search system for the VideoUniversity pages! Before you post, visit our search page. Try limiting the forums you are searching to the most appropriate forum. If you have too many results, try limiting the date to the last 6 months.

Stay on Topic or Start a new Thread:

Stick to the original author’s question when replying. If you are straying off into a new topic, start a new thread for it. Be the bigger person and don’t reply to off topic posts.

Contribute Something, Be Part Of The Community:

If you lurk without making any comments, your free membership may be revoked. The free forums just doesn’t work that way. If you want to be part of a amazing community, you’ve come to the right place.

Be patient:

Give new users some slack, don’t chastise them for not reading this guideline first. Make them feel welcome in the community. We were all newbies once. Avoid sarcasm, it’s often lost in the post and just ends up being rude.

Be Nice and have fun!

If you have questions about any of this, please feel free to drop me a private message.



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