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  1. Really, ABC...taking the Y&R 5 show player approach? SMH.

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      Errol

      Are you referring to ABC.com and how you can't watch the most recent five shows on there without logging in, but you can watch the older five shows for free?

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  2. Welcome aboard...

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      Errol

      Really wish somebody would report posts or at least loop me in to what's going on privately...

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      Errol

      This picture is cute. Don't worry. It'll be worth the wait, I hope...

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  4. lol Victor Newman is trending

    1. Errol

      Errol

      Thanks, @DramatistDreamer

      Helps being up late at night for no reason sometimes. LOL.

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  5. Who the hell is Mike Richards? Was anyone asking for him to be the new host of Jeopardy?

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      Errol

      I might be biased but I like Mike Richards and I was secretly cheering for him even though he was the unlikeliest candidate. Glad he might be getting the job. The less we know about the host the better, IMO. Alex Trebek was famous for his hosting the show and his mustache but there was a lot we didn't know about him which we found out after his death...nothing bad, but all the good things he did without public acknowledgement. Sometimes the quiet ones will be the best ones and I doubt the other potential hosts would be as quiet about their lives on social media.

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  6. Folks are out here trying to ruin their reputations and lives with these fleet posts in Twitter.

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      Errol

      @DramatistDreamer Ah, I see now. It was the final day of the feature and people went nuts. If the jokes about the event are this good, I can only imagine how you felt when it was going down live. Wow!

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  7. Folks are out here trying to ruin their reputations and lives with these fleet posts in Twitter.

  8. Folks are out here trying to ruin their reputations and lives with these fleet posts in Twitter.

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      Errol

      LOL. Yes, please don't embed. We're a family friendly website. 😄

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  9. Folks are out here trying to ruin their reputations and lives with these fleet posts in Twitter.

  10. Folks are out here trying to ruin their reputations and lives with these fleet posts in Twitter.

  11. I fell into watching Virgin River on Netflix and I couldn't figure out why I like it so much. Then it hit me... It's a soap opera.

    A classic soap opera. Everybody's got a secret past, everyone is in each other's business, there's murders and financial crimes and love triangles and secret babies.

    1. Errol

      Errol

      @Lex S It's one of Netflix's biggest hits right now, regularly placing in the Top 10 in the U.S. It currently ranks fifth on the service in that category. While not officially renewed for season four, the cast is reportedly preparing to film new episodes soon.

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  12. I'm addicted to achievement so the fact that my status is set at "apprentice" when I've posted 1,564 times since 2013 is driving me nuts.  If you hear someone screaming, "I used to be a contract player.." it's me.

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      Errol

      I'm working on getting this corrected. Hopefully will have a solution soon enough.

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  13. Whoops. Turns out you shouldn't play with toys when there's no reason to. Our Twitter account is unavailable at the moment due to a settings issue that I'm waiting for Twitter to rectify. No clue how long it'll take them, especially on a weekend. Sigh. 

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      Errol

      Phew. Things seem to be back to normal but our follower count was seemingly wiped out. The followers are there but the number isn't. Hope that gets rectified soon, too.

  14. Can we please stop using actor's initials and just type out their full name!  Last time I checked nobody was being charged by the letter and I feel like I'm reading posts in French with the need to translate them all the time.  It has got to take more time to decipher these posts than it would to just type out the full name.

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      Errol

      I agree to an extent. If the thread is referring to someone in particular it makes sense to use the acronym. But if the thread has been going on for awhile or was even just created, it is hard to decipher. However, if anything maybe using the first name or last name maybe appropriate like when writing an essay you refer to the person's last name when you've already mentioned their full name at some point within the paper.

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  15. Yes, I'm working on fixing the bloated icons and the "newbie" issue following a recent upgrade. More importantly, is the Facebook/Instagram embed issue fixed? That's what I want to hear feedback on.

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      Errol

      So, Invision is leaving it up to webmasters to fix the problem that can only be fixed after Facebook approves it which can take months. Sigh.

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  16. Anyone having trouble posting tweets on threads?

  17. Interesting Marvel sneak peek: 

     

     

    1. Errol

      Errol

      @Vee Exactly. Most of the characters you listed I had no clue about, even Black Panther since I wasn't a comic book guy. I only watched the FOX cartoons and that was the extent of my Marvel knowledge back in the 90s. Only as time went on did I start to see who the other characters were either in their own cartoons (Iron Man on UPN), among others. Guardians of the Galaxy wasn't my cup of tea before it came out but I still watched it and loved it. The sequel was emotional for all of us for a reason. Now I'm looking forward to Shang-Chi, who I know next to nothing about, and the Eternals. I'm pretty set in that I'm going to watch every Marvel movie and TV series even though I never had a connection to the characters and there are other characters I'm more interested in (Iron Man, Captain America and Black Widow). That's what branding can do. Marvel did a great job with that. Wish today's soap fans could watch the entire show and not just the couples they like, which is odd when you consider they only like those couples because they had to watch the show to see them. It is what it is in that case.

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  18. Interesting Marvel sneak peek: 

     

     

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      Errol

      @Vee I agree. Comics are soaps. Any serialized product, regardless of "genre," is a soap, IMO. When I watched the first Iron Man in theaters way back in 2008 I and most MCU fans had no clue we'd be living to see what it has become. We called that movie the crumbs of Marvel because all the other big properties (X-Men, Spiderman, Fantastic Four, etc) were at other studios at the time. To see it go from leftovers Paramount was stuck with to being part of the Disney conglomerate and a billion dollar franchise with huge long-term potential with each passing interconnected film, wow. A fully realized soap opera where each movie could be considered a story arc for the characters.

       

      I'll be honest, when i first saw the trailer yesterday I thought it was fake. But then I saw how good it was edited I knew it was real. To see the evolution and to see what lies ahead. Man, the soaps of the past could be on today if they just had a chance to change and grow. Instead they stuck to the status quo and disappeared.

       

      Also, Stan Lee is to Marvel what Irna Phillips, Agnes Nixon and William J. Bell are to soaps. 

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  19. We don't usually discuss things like, these mega billionaire couples splitting up every couple years now, do we?

    Didn't they all used to silently live separate lives or something?

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      Errol

      @DramatistDreamer Right. It's mind boggling, especially Bill and Melinda considering the massive fortune their foundation brings in.

       

      Let's be glad the soaps aren't covering the tech world. They'd be using the term "App" incorrectly and the audience wouldn't have a clue. I recall one of the German soaps I used to watch had a storyline about something like that and it was cringe. I respect today's soap writers but I think they are stale and need to bring in something different to the table. Whether it is the networks or studios blocking change in the direction soaps take or not, I have no clue. But they are doing themselves no favors by telling storylines from the 1950s or playing the poor man's The Sopranos.

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  20. Interesting Marvel sneak peek: 

     

     

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      Errol

      What I love about this trailer and the MCU in general is it shows how dedicated soap fans are. If you think about it, these characters have been around in comics for years but in movies for nearly 15 years across nearly 25 movies and TV shows with a multitude of more films and TV shows soon to come. If the writers mess with their favorite characters, their romances, change actors, or anything at all that the fans don't like the fans will let them know. This is soap fans 101. Only in this case MCU fans get respect because they speak with their dollars while soap fans don't have a voice due to the limitations of the overall audiences, demographics the shows cater to and the lack of diversity and expansion of storytelling. 

       

      Soap writers could learn a lot from the MCU. I'm not saying they are master pieces in writing, but they are at least fun to watch and bring you on a journey with several characters regardless of who the lead is for that particular show/film. AND villains can be bad with understandable justification but in the end they still have to pay the price. Good always wins over evil. Soaps don't understand this. Especially not GH.

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  21. We don't usually discuss things like, these mega billionaire couples splitting up every couple years now, do we?

    Didn't they all used to silently live separate lives or something?

    1. Errol

      Errol

      @DramatistDreamer The real world and the reel world are interconnecting more than ever considering these mega billionaire divorces are usually what you hear about on the soaps. I find it odd that Jeff Bezos and now Bill Gates are divorcing their wives after years of marriage knowing their spouses will be entitled to half of their entire fortune. It's odd to me. I'd expect they'd live a sexless marriage (from the spouse at least) for the rest of their lives literally just because of money. Guess not. 

       

      At least in soaps they eventually get back together again.

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      Errol

      @Vee

       

      For me, if it was just about the pay and gender issues, I would have agreed with some pubs and their editorial direction on the story. But when she went in on cheating on one of the cast members with someone else in the room while saying he was the love of her life... That’s when she lost me. Airing such dirty laundry in front of friends and co-workers in such a public gathering knowing press was around? She better have been drunk or high. Her career is done. 

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  22. Nick Jonas played a gay character? Why am I barely hearing about this?

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      Errol

      He played two gay characters. One on “Scream Queens” and another in “Kingdom,” the latter of which aired on DirecTV’s Audience Network which barely registered any viewers. Sadly, something happened to his character.

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      Errol

      THIS was what Erica Kane's speech on "All My Children" a few years back was to a fictional daytime drama series. Now Mock's comments, however, they were real. Wow!

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