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Posted: 22 Apr 19, 17:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I so dislike the Instagram platform in general. The platform is a mess with the way they've expanded the software capabilities (and I'm speaking as a tech product manager & product designer). Instagram is not a good platform for any kind of discussion, as it was built to post photos, not get into discussions. I personally find it a frustrating product to use.

As for rudeness and the feeling like you've sunk to the bottom of the barrel seeing the content you describe, this occurs on all social media, not only Instagram, and I guess you could say this is the 'downside' to the unleashing of everyone's inner thoughts that comes with anonymity behind a screen. You're sure to see all kinds of content, from the brilliant to the vile.

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Posted: 22 Apr 19, 17:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have to disagree Never Too Late. I have seen a number of brilliant discussions through Instagram live. On all things from Freddie Mercury to World War 2 and politics. It all depends on the account you're following. Some people will get on and waste time and make into a sloppy mess but others can actually make it a pretty successful venture.

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Posted: 22 Apr 19, 17:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Villiers I totally get you but bullying is a strong word and should not be thrown around so easily.
We are all entitled to our opinion here and on this one I am with Shaun...sorry.

I have found this group of people to be very friendly, witty and just lovely and I enjoy chatting, sometimes it random but it's nice. This is why I don't understand why she didn't feel comfortable to just say ' yes that is my account and I didn't mean any harm, I appreciate you are a different generation to me and I didn't mean any offence'.

It would have been over and done with then .

Anyway yes any news Thor on your leak ?

I watched a lovely youtube video earlier . It was Richard Young the photographer talking about his time taking photos of Queen and Freddie. It is a really nice video


https://youtu.be/_9v9IA5Cv1A



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Posted: 22 Apr 19, 17:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My heart goes out to you, Thor! Water is, like fire, a great servant but a terrible master! I do hope your plumbing issues are soon sorted out, and I'm praying for a horizontal problem and not a vertical one!

Regarding the disrespectful person who has been commenting elsewhere about Freddie and Jim, well sadly there are some people who seem only interested in Freddie for their salacious imaginings. Childish in the extreme, but there you have it!

Personally I don't care who he slept with or what they did. He was thoroughly fascinating in so many more ways and I don't need to know about his sex life for him to hold a spell over me.

Plus, I have more respect for him, and his friends and lovers, than to speculate about details.

There! The soapbox is vacant again!

Hope you all had/are gavng a great Bank Holiday, my lovely peeps!

Byesy Bye

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Posted: 22 Apr 19, 17:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I apologize for offending, but I don't apologize for repeating that she has the luck to stand for herself while the subjects of her "humor" sadly don't (bar one).

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Posted: 22 Apr 19, 17:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Doughnut, definitely. I don't think either side was wrong. Both had valid points of view and having spent a few weeks talking with both people, I found them both to be pleasant so I didn't want to overstep her privacy boundaries, or belittle Shaun's feelings on the matter.

Whew! Time for lunch!

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Posted: 22 Apr 19, 18:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, everybody that was a lot of words being said.I hope she didnt mean it in the way it may look to others.Thats the problem with Instagram I think Freddie would be horrified at all the pics videos and stories out there on him today.He was very private from what I keep hearing from friends .Phoebe knows alot about him and I just dont think he would be thrilled about a film portraying his life story either.So I guess it's ok it was like a Cinderella story because I think he would hate the truth being told .Yes I know of his statement that he wanted a story told of his life warts and all but did he really.

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Posted: 22 Apr 19, 18:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Charlies boy wrote:

I have to disagree Never Too Late. I have seen a number of brilliant discussions through Instagram live. On all things from Freddie Mercury to World War 2 and politics. It all depends on the account you're following.


I wasn't talking about "messiness" in terms of content, but only in terms of the *platform*. And by platform I'm talking about not the content but the software and the "user experience" of the app. Yes, one can find *brilliant* content despite the platform software.



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Posted: 22 Apr 19, 18:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My generation back in 1992 didnt have the internet it was in its infancy.We as teenagers and young adults didnt have all this technology.The question is could we survive without it now.

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Posted: 22 Apr 19, 18:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hope we continue "bailing" on this serious but unfortunate conversation ... For Thor's sake ...

I guess bad things don't come in "threes".

Also, I hope that sweetandtenderhooligan recovers from this in a positive way.

Hopefully, this can turn out to be a positive teachable moment for all of us.

Hopefully, my behavior on this site will improve. I suppose I should tone down or eliminate my negativity about the movie and the Queen Machine.


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Posted: 22 Apr 19, 18:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Saint, I agree with alot of you views on the Queen machine .I just dont comment much because I dont want to start a war on this thread.Thats not what it was created for.

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Posted: 22 Apr 19, 19:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

saint keep on being you as long as it doesn't affect me ha ha

Also I think we have managed to move the convo along so lets keep it that way :) :)

Chevyman....I really don't know if Freddie would or wouldn't have liked the film being made, it's hard to say when you don't know the person. However, many famous people have films made about them and books written. As long as they are factual and not just gossiping bullshit it's a great way to find out about the person and keep their memory alive in history.


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Posted: 22 Apr 19, 19:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow that's a lot of new posts and drama since I last joined in....I'm sorry for your bathroom nightmare, Thor. I truly hope it gets fixed soon and that the costs don't end up being your responsibility.

I haven't looked at the controversial instagram page, so I can't comment on the content, but I will say that whoever posts publicly should be ready for people to have and express opinions about it (hopefully in a civil way, which has been the case here). If that alone makes you feel bullied, then perhaps posting on a public platform isn't for you.

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Posted: 22 Apr 19, 20:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Doughnut, you made a good point.

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Posted: 22 Apr 19, 20:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Koala, I can see both sides but most of us are so much older than those on Instagram. I dont think they are intentionally trying to be be disrespectful. I do think she cares for Freddie as his fan. They all are just joking around and sometimes it just goes a little far.I hope all parties can resolve this and we all can continue to have fun.I dont think what they said is any different than playing that 50 shades of freddie.I heard it is sexual fantasy as well.Me personally I wouldnt want to fantasize about home fore one he I'd deceased two he was a gay man.I would get no satisfaction out of that at all.To each their own I think there is no harm in fantasy but there should be limits.

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Posted: 22 Apr 19, 21:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I meant fantasize about him

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Posted: 22 Apr 19, 21:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Queen Funko-Pop dolls that I despaired of ever arriving came in the mail today. It only took 5 months. Have to say, I LOVE THEM. I don't collect Funko-Pop dolls, but these are so darn cute. Only problem is deciding where to display them. :)



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Posted: 22 Apr 19, 22:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rainbow

So pleased for you! Which ones you got, mate?

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Posted: 22 Apr 19, 22:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I had the most wonderful surprise today!

Last week after seeing the lovely Queen tribute band Mercury I entered a competition they did.

If you answered correctly you could win a T Shirt, baseball cap and signed 20 anniversary programme. The question was about what was the name of the impromptu band Queen set up at the Kensington Roof Gardens after Wembley '86 concert. i.e. Dicky Hart and the Pacemakers.

I was one of 43 who got answer correct and I WON! Joseph Lee Jackson contacted me himself to let me know, which I thought was nice!

I chose a Betty Boop t shirt. It's odd as It tried to buy one last week but they only had Large and Extra Large and I need a Small,so could not get one. It's like Freddie was looking out for me, telling me I'd get one for free! I'm so pleased! I've never won a thing (other than an occasional few quid in the national lottery) in my life! Wow! I'm so lucky! :-)

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Posted: 22 Apr 19, 22:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey FreddieDarling....Congratulations on your win. That's so exciting! Betty Boop is a great choice for a tee-shirt. Sounds like this is your lucky day, so you should also go out and buy a national lottery ticket while the stars are lined up in your favor!

The Funko-Pops I ordered came as a set of five: Freddie in a harlequin suite, Freddie is his yellow jacket, Roger, Brian, and John.