I notice there are a few separate threads where people are saying hi - perhaps we could put them all in one thread, eg this one. I think it would be nice to keep them all in one place so we can get to know each other with just one click! What do you think everyone?
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I recognise a couple of names from Digitalspy & G4-online. I was Zelana then. I remember 'Molly' well. How are you doing these days?
Ha ha, I am just the same!
No not just you I have things that I plan to say but it goes right out of my head
That's very true about promotion, Tig. I suppose it's something that it's in the programme. I wish they would interact with us a bit on here, especially as they are supposed to be Admins! I had made a mental note to ask them to tweet the link to their followers now and again, when chatting to them after the Scarborough concert.......but it's funny how these things fly right out of your head (along with the ability to speak coherently!) when you're standing in front of them! :D Or maybe that's just me.....!?
Thanks for that Norma, I am notoriously bad at taking photos but I will see if I can find some.
I do hope one of the guys comments on some of these threads soon so we know what they think of it, it would be encouraging for us.
I suggested on twitter that they promote the forum on the tour but I don't know if they are. I know it's in the programme but them actually telling the audience about it might get more people interested in joining.
I don't see why videos shouldn't be added, but it would be nice to have some guidance from the G4 guys/Amick Productions about this. I've posted a couple of photos already on one or two of the threads and it all seems straightforward and easy to do. as you just upload them from a computer/phone and you don't have to go through photo hosting sites (i.e. photobucket).
I think that as this forum is part of the G4 Official website it is important to support it as much as possible as it's probably one of the first points of contact for anyone looking for information about the group (along with Facebook and Twitter), so it's good to show that they have an active and supportive fan base, and for folk to be able to read reviews and comments by fans and the public in general, as well as all the press and media information on the site.
Hi Natalie, I agree. Vids get posted on facebook and other sites so it should be ok on here if it's technically possible. Hopefully the boys read this and will let us know.
I would love people to put up their reviews. Like you I am not very good at them but lots of others are.
There are always great reviews on Jon's forum but of course we don't want to tread on any toes - I'd like to think that as the boys created this forum specifically for G4 Official that fans would share reviews from other sites, as it is all good publicity and support for the boys and all fans must surely want that.
I don't go on Jon's forum much simply because of all the rude spam and the unwanted notification emails I get when I do go on it. It is such a shame that happens, I know it takes a lot of work to keep it going.
I think it be great if there could be fans posting if it was ok with the lads videos of the concerts.
If I was wordsmith I could do review of the concerts I saw but all I would able to say trying to express myself how lovely it was but we all know the concerts would be
I am not so much oh Jon's forum like I use to be
Hello Norma and Jill 😘 nice to hear from you both. Pearl (Wills) posted some photos on Facebook yesterday and the comments led to chat about this forum so we may see a few more people join soon.. xx
Hi Maureen. Good to see someone else join! It would be lovely if we could get this forum off the ground - as Norma says - the more the merrier definitely....Facebook and Twitter seem to be the most popular way of following the boys this time round - but I miss a good forum and debates. x x
Hi Maureen. Good to see you on here. Certainly the more the merrier! :) xx
There will be quite a crowd of us at Babbacombe on 24 March. I will try to remember to ask if they have registered on this forum.
Hi Maureen, my story is similar and I agree with what you say about the boys. I don't think you are the only one who didn't know about the forum. Hopefully it will go from strength to strength and the boys will join in when they can.
Hi everyone 👋 I somehow missed a link to this forum in an old e-mail so didn't realise it existed this morning. Some of you I already know. I saw G4 Mark1 (as I call them) 3 times in their final year and continued to support them individually during the years they were apart. This time around the boys are in the driving seat controlling everything and have learnt from experience. They have matured as artists and are producing mind blowing arrangements. I have made lifelong friends through G4 and meet new friends at every concert. Long may it continue. Maureen xxxx
Nice to have you here Norma.
I agree with Molly. I prefer good long debate on forum. I only read Jonathan and G4's tweet. I don't do small post. well, I can't keep up with the quick turn out either. By the time I caught the topic, it's normally moved onto other topic. I don't watch mobile for new posts!
Yes it's a very busy time for G4 at the moment - with all the album stuff and trying to promote it as much as possible. Hopefully when things get a bit quieter for them they may be able to look into helping this Forum to evolve. It would be lovely if it really took off and became a place where all the fans come to chat etc ......I loved the old G4 online forum and Jonathans forum when it first started off - shame it is suffering the spam stuff now. Facebook is great - but there is nothing like a good old G4 debate on a forum dedicated to them ....I miss being able to discuss things with fellow fans. Anyway it's nice to see a few people on here - fingers crossed more will find it as time goes on. x x
Thanks Tig. And thanks for being so diplomatic about the 'wise' bit lol! I've only just got a certain G4 member trained not to say 'Wise OLD Owl', which does ruffle my feathers a bit more ! xx
Hi Norma, nice to see you over here. I agree with what you are saying about the forum. I wouldn't be so rude as to agree with what you say about not being wise! LOL. x
Nice to see a little more action on here! I know there are other forms of social media but it's good to have a forum too - it's not everyone's taste these days, but some of us enjoy a good discussion and hopefully everything will stay positive and good natured. It must be difficult for the boys to keep everything updated as well as doing their main job of entertaining us lucky folk, especially with the new (brilliant!) album out, but if this forum takes off, I hope they'll find some way of moderating it to keep it fresh, updated and encourage new posts and members.
Anyway, I'm Norma and I know many of you from other forums etc. The 'Wise Owl' bit came from the dim and distant past days of G4-Online, but Mike Christie still refers to me by it, so I presume I'm stuck with it!!! I don't mind, as I love owls almost as much as I love G4 (possibly a bit more? hmm, not sure about that), but have never been certain about the 'wise' bit - don't know where that came from, as I definitely aren't very wise!! xxx
Jill, from your pic I am sure we have met at concerts but I couldn't say which. I totally agree with what you say above. It doesn't look as if there are any mods, no named ones anyway.
I've suggested on Jonathan's forum that everyone pops over here but no one answered. I'm not trying to take them away, I think there's room for both, but like you I hardly bother to go there nowadays because of all the junk and spam, and whenever I post there it generates a load of spam emails which are sometimes quite unpleasant.
I agree with Kay about the technical stuff too. I think it would be nice to put this forum into some kind of order, for example to pin threads like 'INTRODUCTIONS' so people see that first, rather than have separate introductory threads by individuals. I think keeping them together will encourage activity.
Still I guess it's early days and the boys are obviously very busy, I haven't even got my membership pack yet which I am disappointed about.