One of my favourite memories of recent times would be watching the new BBC TWO idents as they debuted and then finding out E4 had also unveiled a new look on the same day. It was like Christmas.
It will be sad that when BBC ONE finally gets a new look, we won't be discussing it here and will have to do it on TVL which I'm hoping will have the same sort of atmosphere as here, with a lot less troll accounts obviously.
Mentioned this before briefly in my initial goodbye post, but,
When Philip came out as gay on This Morning (a year and a bit ago now!) and users who had came out in the past or had the courage from the episode that day told stories about their experience, one of the most wholesome moments I've ever seen on this forum and it really hit home just how welcoming this community is.
Another thing I could point out, not a specific moment as such but all the good times I've had in the active threads I've been involved in, mainly the breakdown thread and "The Masked Singer" threads, hope to get that same atmosphere on TVL when The Masked Dancer is on.
Positive things for me have been instant feedback from forumers on projects I have been involved in. I always appreciated the advice, comments and criticism. I’ve been revisiting some of my posts from key moments when big projects have happened, like the new set going in at Oxford.
I will actually miss the decency and moral code on here tbh. I'm glad a couple of users spoke out against the frankly weird and somewhat disturbing (even for the early 2000s) Current Buns website. That sort of screengrab content was always strange, but somehow less frowned upon back then. Some of the freeze frame pictures on it were close to the sort of up-skirt stuff that people rightly get prosecuted for today.
Those type of places have all but dried up as it became socially unacceptable. The audience that like that kind of stuff have moved on to YouTube and Reddit.
The old Buns site did have interviews however which distinguished itself from similar types of sites which were all about the dodgy screenshots.
I think we all know what Buns was being used for by its energetic readers. You ran it didn't you?!
I ran it, but the images were submissions from other people. It was a very long time ago now and have moved on considerably from those days and have learned a lot of lessons from hosing such a site which would be considered sexist and misogynistic now. These days my online activities are based around my tv pres news channel on YouTube for which I update infrequently.
I was always interested in tv pres and thought it'd be a great way to contact industry people which at the start in 2000 was part of the innocence of the net in those days where it was so easy to generate publicity. After the controversy of running such a site (I was even interviewed in the Independent, where I was taken completely out of context), I started to understand why it was becoming uncomfortable to run and eventually closed it.
I'm a completely different person to that one who ran the Buns in the noughties, I admit I was wrong back then to do it and apologise to anyone in the industry who was offended, concerned or thought it was disgusting to provide that website. In retrospect, I agree with you all.