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GL: I still don't understand the Sonni/Solita storyline...

 

OLTL: When will Paul Rauch go????

 

Are Robin Strasser and Susan Lucci really sisters?

Is Phyllis Diller Really Susan Lucci's mother? 

 

Is that Eileen Davidson rumor true???

 

AW: Anne Heche on the way out? 

 

AW: Jake - ruined!!!

 

AW: Bring back Alice and Steve!

 

OLTL: Eterna - What the hell are they thinking????? 

 

B&B: I don't care, I like Brooke! 

 

GH: New Duke's not so bad! 

 

ATWT: Doug Marland - time to leave? 

 

ATWT: I can't take the new Lily!

 

ATWT: They did WHAT to Shannon?!? 

 

Loving: Why all the recasts? 

 

GH: Give Lucas to Tiffany, not "Saint Bobbie!!"

 

AMC: Is the Bobby Martin story true?

 

Y&R: Didn't Nina have another baby???

 

Y&R: Why didn't they kill Nikki or Cricket instead of Cassandra???

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45 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

 

ATWT: They did WHAT to Shannon?!? 

 

Poor Shannon in 1990, Marland had a pre-JER moment with that one.

 

A few more for that era:

 

ATWT: “Why Tom & Margo will never have a kid...blame Eileen Fulton!”

AW: “Where’s Sandy & Cecile at?”

B&B: “This Karen story is so stupid!”

Days: “Marlena, Hope, Patch they keep killing off my favorites!”

GL: “Josh & Harley...yuck!!”

Y&R: “Whatever happened to the Brooks and Williams family members?”

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DAYS

Mike/April/Nick : Does anyone care? 

When do you think Bo and Hope will be coming back? 

Is Emilio Ramirez still relevant? 

Why does the show keep changing writers? 

 

YR 

Another character of color who can't read or write

Victor/Nikki/Ashley/Jack 

Is Leanna aimless? 

 

 

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Can anyone direct me how to access the USENET soap opera archives??

I tried to find them, but my effort failed.

 

I actually do remember finding something called “RATS” a few years back, and seeing soap opera discussions from as far back as 1986 (which was mind-blowing to me)!!

I remember an AMC topic discussing the character of Cecily (favorably).

Is “RATS” (I think that’s what it was called) the same as USENET??

 

Anyway, to stay true to the topic at hand:

 

-When the hell is Natalie getting out of that stinkin’ well??!! (which is a topic I actually remember seeing in the archives 😂)

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3 hours ago, Khan said:

Hell, that could be an SON topic in ANY year, lol.

 

We all know Y&R has had issues BTS probably from the beginning, but the well-known BTS drama seemed to surface once ES took over as EP. I wonder if there's a connection.

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17 hours ago, janea4old said:

 


The Usenet archives are still visible on google groups and I have read some complaining there about Cricket.

I've looked over those archives in the past just for fun and I took a peek yesterday. There were hundreds of posts per week in the early 1990s archives which really goes to show how popular soaps were.

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2 hours ago, ReddFoxx said:

I've looked over those archives in the past just for fun and I took a peek yesterday. There were hundreds of posts per week in the early 1990s archives which really goes to show how popular soaps were.


I inquired earlier, but no one responded.....

 

Can you please tell me how to access those archives??

I can’t seem to figure it out (and I remember viewing them a few years ago).

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1 minute ago, Pine Charles said:


I inquired earlier, but no one responded.....

 

Can you please tell me how to access those archives??

I can’t seem to figure it out (and I remember viewing them a few years ago).

This is the original rec.arts.tv.soaps group on Google Groups https://groups.google.com/g/rec.arts.tv.soaps

the offshoots are here

https://groups.google.com/g/rec.arts.tv.soaps.cbs

https://groups.google.com/g/rec.arts.tv.soaps.abc

https://groups.google.com/g/rec.arts.tv.soaps.misc

 

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GL: Millet (Mallet and Mindy) fan thread! 
Chelsea is BORING

Goodbye Rick and Phillip, and Goodbye GL 

I HATED Reva’s Exit!

This Bridget Chick is ANNOYING 


AW: Jake’s irredeemable, should they kill him off?

Any guess as to who shot Jake! Iris? Vicky? Marley? Jamie? 

 

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Santa Barbara:

 

OMG! Why did they kill Mary?! And like THAT?

NBC sues the Dobsons! Locks them out of the studio!

Characters X, Y, and Z had such promise - and just faded away!

SB recasts Gina with former GH actress Robin Mattson; Linda Gibboney OUT!

And finally...

Yet ANOTHER C.C. is cast - with former Days actor Jed Allan!

 

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22 hours ago, Pine Charles said:

 

Is “RATS” (I think that’s what it was called) the same as USENET??

 

 

 

USENET stood for "user network", and it was the first type of message board that most of us were exposed to, back in the 1980s and early 1990s.   For most of us young people, we had to know someone with a modem who could access the Usenet newsgroups for us, since few "civilian kids" had a PC at home with a modem.   It was helpful to know a computer teacher, an engineer, a librarian, or a researcher.   The Usenet boards were divided into categories, and soaps were found under Recreation, then under Arts within the recreation category, then under Television within the arts category, then under Soaps within the television category.  Hence, r.a.t.s., or RATS.   Accessing the newsgroups became easier in the mid 1990s with the advent of the RemarQ Supernews, but by then independent message boards were popping up all over the place.  

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