Daytime Confidential Top 20, May 2011


No. 20: Steve Burton, General Hospital

In April General Hospital’s Steve Burton fell out of the Daytime Confidential Top 20 and didn’t even appear among the Top 50 stars we track each month. In May, Burton returns to the DC Top 20 at No. 20.

No. 19: Jeff Branson, The Young and the Restless

The Young and the Restless’ Jeff Branson didn’t earn a spot on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 in April. However, he's back in May at No. 19, thanks to the news he’s returning to Genoa City.

Note: The Daytime Confidential Top 20 is based solely on the clicks of Daytime Confidential readers as they use the Daytime Confidential website. It is NOT chosen by the Daytime Confidential editorial team. The DC Top 20 tabulated at the end of each month and published during the following month. At the end of each year we publish the Daytime Confidential Hot 100 based on the same data, but for the entire year.

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  1. Profile photo of TKfan4ever
    TKfan4ever

    *Thorsten Kaye* is one of the most outstanding actors I have ever had the pleasure to watch…
    He is too good for Daytime. He deserves a Prime-time Show of his own…Would love to see ‘Occupant’ movie released; and soon!! (Starring TK/Joe)

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    GHFan777

    Becky at #1 is exactly where she belongs. I am sure her illness was part of the reason for the top spot….but there is no denying she has a lot of fans out there. Even people who are not “Liz”, fans are still interested in this actress.

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    JAQ

    [quote=alstonboy4315]Why is Natalia Livingston #2?? When did she become so….um, interesting????[/quote]

    We missed that day!
    :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile:

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    alstonboy4315

    JAQ–

    LOL! Don’t get me wrong. I think Natalia is an ALRIGHT actress. I don’t dislike her. I just find her to be duller than dishwater. Apparently, so did DAYS…… :D :D

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    jphelps

    Days also thought Tamara Braun was the answer to that “dull” character and she’s just made it worse and now her ass is canned too.

    MAybe just maybe people like Natalia like they like CK from Y&R. Neither powerhouse actresses just soft likable ingenues. There are people who do like those types of characters.

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    alstonboy4315

    jphelps–

    You are right. There are people who enjoy mediocre actresses like Christel Khalil and boring actresses like Natalia Livingston. I am simply not ONE of them. Different strokes for different folks…..

    And don’t worry about Tamara Braun. She’ll recover and find work again soon. Talented , multi-dimensional actresses such as her usually land on their feet!! ;) ;)

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    JAQ

    [quote=alstonboy4315]jphelps–
    And don’t worry about Tamara Braun. She’ll recover and find work again soon. Talented , multi-dimensional actresses such as her usually land on their feet!! ;) ;)[/quote]

    Tell me great minds don’t think alike?? SPOT on AGAIN! 0:) 0:) 0:)

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    alstonboy4315

    JAQ–

    I am glad you like my post. It amazes me that some people try to make Lily on Y&R out as a “likable ingenue”. GMAFB. She’s not an ingenue. She’s been on that show for over a decade. And there’s a difference between being a “heroine” and being a “boring whiner.” Some people only see what they want to see.

    Tamara Braun should go to Y&R as Victoria! That would make my MONTH!!!

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    JAQ

    I have always liked Tams. When she left GH, I was truly upset about it. LOVE Laura W as Carly, but there was something about Tams….. :)

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    alstonboy4315

    Tamara is one of the FEW daytime actresses who can play the heroine and the bitch, both flawlessly. I don’t blame her for Dena Higley’s incompetent behind not being able to craft a decent story. Only a handful of daytime actresses are TRULY versatile enough to play anything that’s handed to them.

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    GHFan777

    I agree with you alston…I love Tamara…I would be thrilled if she came back to GH to take back the role of Carly….I think she was wonderful as Carly…she had just enough bite for the bitch part…but she also gave her a vulnerable side. This made her a very root able character for me. LW does not do this for me. Tamara is a very versatile actress. and because of this I know she will always find work.

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    soapbaby

    The Children of the Soap Opera are in full agreement! I think Steve Burton is an incredibly attractive man and this photo makes him look like Lennie from of Mice and Men or Frankenstein’s monster!

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    GHfan-4now

    The writing was on the wall for Taylor from jump, no matter WHO was in the role. I’m a Tamara fan through and through, like the others, and *gasp* I also am a Natalia fan. My thoughts on her acting aside, I like her. Point blank, it wasn’t about the actress, whether Natty or Tams was in the role of Taylor, so the constant hate against Tams is ridic to the extreme. The character was pointless from the get-go. Her wanting EJ, EJ wanting her and being married to Nicole would have been fine IF, and only IF, EJ were truly torn between these women. THAT’s the point of a successful triangle, when the one in the middle is truly torn between two lovers. This one-sided mess of EJ/Taylor sneaking around and trying to one up Nicole was NOT going to cut it. And once again, they had to try and make my Nicole look like a total loser in the whole thing, even AFTER she was forced to marry EJ. The storyline surrounding was crap. Even as an EJami fan, having EJ truly fall for Nicole as she took care of his children, without having any interference from a sister from another mister that was never needed in the first place would’ve been more exciting to watch.

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    Cyberologist

    [quote=GHFan777]Becky at #1 is exactly where she belongs. I am sure her illness was part of the reason for the top spot….but there is no denying she has a lot of fans out there. Even people who are not “Liz”, fans are still interested in this actress.[/quote]

    Becky has a huge fanbase haters spend most of their time trying to minimize and marginalize her popularity because that’s what GH has done under the wicked pen of Guza guided by Frons…and I agree that people (who aren’t haters) are interested in her. Hell I don’t like Kelly Monaco but I voted for her like banshee on dancing with the stars because of my peeps that do. LoL

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    Cyberologist

    I am also a fan of Natalia Livingston soaps are full of actors who aren’t Meryl Streep or Sir Laurence Olivier no big deal..I just like them anyway…I liked NL Taylor with EJ because of their story it was a just a story that’s it. EJ said from jump he didn’t love Nicole and it was an arranged marriage so him falling for Taylor was par for the course IMO…The triangle for me is Nicole is in love with EJ but he never loved her and is in love with her sister…standard soap fare its not like its a new concept.

    I didn’t prefer Tams in the role nothing against her but I just didn’t feel her as Taylor (since I didn’t watch the original)…I am a huge AZ Nicole fan and that’s why I liked the triangle because I liked all the actors and didn’t care who won or lost…Nicole, EJ, or Taylor (or both of them dumping EJ) would work for me.

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    marknsprmo

    This top twenty thing always leave me scratching my head. I think it is because they are tracking it and can not tell if the people like or actively dislike the actress or actor that is being talked about. I think that often as not we are reading about and discussing some of these actors in an active hate. So although they get alot of notice, it is not always for a good reason. Natalia is one of these I think. I am not a GH viewer so what I am left with is this thin performance from Days that more often than not felt forced to me. I NEVER for one moment bought the insta attraction and full blown love EJ had for Taylor. He loves the bad girl. He wants a tigress like Nicole or Sami. When did he EVER make goo goo eyes at a sweet innocent like Taylor. Atleast Tamara Braun was TRYING to do something with this role. (Tamara eat something please sweety. The ribs poking out is really not that attractive. It is soo 2001 bullemic/anorexic.) I agree that she would make a terrific Victoria. It would be fun to see her and Nina fight over a man!

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    rnbabes

    [quote=JAQ]I have always liked Tams. When she left GH, I was truly upset about it. LOVE Laura W as Carly, but there was something about Tams….. :)[/quote
    ITA, love Tam as Carly she was the best. She was bad, not to said Laura isn’t Carly, she is just more mouth the yelling is to much.

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    rnbabes

    [quote=Cyberologist][quote=GHFan777]Becky at #1 is exactly where she belongs. I am sure her illness was part of the reason for the top spot….but there is no denying she has a lot of fans out there. Even people who are not “Liz”, fans are still interested in this actress.[/quote]

    Becky has a huge fanbase haters spend most of their time trying to minimize and marginalize her popularity because that’s what GH has done under the wicked pen of Guza guided by Frons…and I agree that people (who aren’t haters) are interested in her. Hell I don’t like Kelly Monaco but I voted for her like banshee on dancing with the stars because of my peeps that do. LoL[/quote]

    ITA, with your statement, Frons/Guza tried to destory Becky. Which is sad b/c she is one of the best actress on GH. She is #1 even if Frons/Guza don’t think so.

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    Renegade_Killerbee

    Steve Burton USED TO BE HOT (hi, 1996) but over the past five years he has gotten FAT (and no, girls it is not muslce).

    And I am the same age as him and I have kept the hottie factor up there. Burton is just lazy and drinking too much beer and eating too many pizzas.

    ~ Kevin in downtown Tulsa

    (and yes, I know the dude that uses pics of Victoria Rowell as HIS Avatar will grill me for this but oh well).

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    alstonboy4315

    Kevin from downtown Tulsa—

    You are entitled to your opinion, but I disagree with you, and I find your disrespectful and cruel posts against Steve Burton to be unnecessary and rude. I hope you don’t end up gaining a lot of weight someday and having to face the fact that (GASP!) you aren’t perfect…………

    I will just leave it at that. Happy posting!!!

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    JAQ

    [quote=alstonboy4315]Kevin from downtown Tulsa—
    You are entitled to your opinion, but I disagree with you, and I find your disrespectful and cruel posts against Steve Burton to be unnecessary and rude. I hope you don’t end up gaining a lot of weight someday and having to face the fact that (GASP!) you aren’t perfect…………
    I will just leave it at that. Happy posting!!![/quote]

    Class act my friend!!! (Alston) :love:

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    JAQ

    [quote=alstonboy4315]Kevin from downtown Tulsa—
    You are entitled to your opinion, but I disagree with you, and I find your disrespectful and cruel posts against Steve Burton to be unnecessary and rude. I hope you don’t end up gaining a lot of weight someday and having to face the fact that (GASP!) you aren’t perfect…………
    I will just leave it at that. Happy posting!!![/quote]

    Class act my friend!!! (Alston) :love:

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    alstonboy4315

    Thanks, JAQ–

    I try to be respectful to ALL posters, as long as they’re respectful to me. I just don’t understand how someone can criticize someone who is so sweet and selfless as Steve Burton is. And we ALL gain weight as we get older and our metabolisms slow down. It’s just life. NOONE should be judged SOLELY on their physical appearance. It’s just not right.

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    JAQ

    [quote=alstonboy4315]Thanks, JAQ–I try to be respectful to ALL posters, as long as they’re respectful to me. I just don’t understand how someone can criticize someone who is so sweet and selfless as Steve Burton is. And we ALL gain weight as we get older and our metabolisms slow down. It’s just life. NOONE should be judged SOLELY on their physical appearance. It’s just not right.[/quote]

    THANK YOU!! Not only for posting that, but for feeling that way. HATE when people make derogtory comments on someone’s looks. I have found that people who usually do that are insecure with themselves. And jealous of the person they are speaking of.
    Either way I thank you for your ‘common sense’ ;)

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    sarahblake

    I have to agree with the poster about Steve Burton. Not about his looks. I have personally never found him attractive but to each his own. But I do think his performances over the past few years have something to be desired and are very robotic and uninspired. Some of that has to do with how completely one dimensional they write the character, but he doesn’t add much to it anymore. He has been completely underwhelming in any of this material tied to Jakes death.If Genie Francis doesn’t get a pass from he in her performance on Y&R, Steve who’s playing the same character he’s played for almost 20 years certainly doesn’t. JMO

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    BornSoapStar

    I’m thrilled for Rebecca Herbst! Glad she is feeling better and is back taping at GH. She has a lot of fans and for good reason. General Hospital should wake up and utilize her more!

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    Marezi

    ONE OF THEM has gotten FAT,

    Jason or Steve, take your pick.

    Steve has gotten fat. I was really looking at him the other day and he has a gut. Or Jason has got a gut on him, again take your pick.

    Big deal. He is good looking but come on truth is the truth.
    One of them has gotten fat.

    and I think Kevin can say that without being hounded.

    If people can come on here and trash, disrespect VMG or DZ anyone else they do not like then Kevin can dish Steve “BIG ASS” Burton.

    Steve is sweet and beautiful. Like we know that??? Most people have never meet him to know that. and Sweet and beautiful does not mean he hasn’t gained weight.LMAO.

    I bet VMG is great in person also but that doesn’t stop certain posters trashing her looks, acting abilites or lack of, me included.

    Almost every one dishes these actors now that the rules seem to have changed but if we dish BIG ASS Jason or Steve then we should be called on it. Is this the double standard that this site is so famous for?

    He does not think he is “ALL THAT”. I do not think he is “ALL THAT”. Accept it and agree to disagree.

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    JAQ

    What one may see as Fat another may see as muscle. Like Alston commented, once you get to a certain age, your body changes. This is a part of getting older. It will happen to all of us our bodies changing.

    With VGM I believe the majority have a problem with her acting abilities on the show. How different the character is upon her return from back in the 90’s. Very disapointing. Maybe some don’t agree.

    To call name’s such as FAT ASS is unacceptable and disrespectful to those who don’t agree. And then to think its funny is just plain sad.
    I enjoy the character of Jason. Do I think he is on too much?? Absolutely!
    Do I think he has a ‘belly’. NOT with my eyes I don’t.

    Wasn’t Bobbie referred to on a previous post as ‘scary’ looking??
    I agreed. The difference is, Bobbie did this to herself.

  29. Profile photo of alstonboy4315
    alstonboy4315

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but the last time I checked, Daytime Confidential rules SPECIFICALLY stated that criticizing the PHYSICAL appearance of any actor or actress was not allowed. Jamey has even deleted numerous posts in the past for violating this rule.

    Criticizing an actor’s lack of skill or talent, however, IS allowed. Plus, I personally feel that an actor has FAR more control over being a crappy performer (hello, acting classes……) than they do over having a slow metabolism, a large nose, big eyes or any of the other “hideous” facial features in which I have seen so many actors get needlessly and harshly criticized for in the past. Please note that I put the term “hideous” in quotation marks because it seems that any physical imperfection that certain actors have is grounds for them to be unjustly ridiculed. I swear, sometimes this website feels like the playground of an elementary school. Bullying, bullying and more bullying…………

    I feel that those of you who find Steve Burton or any other actor to be physically unattractive need to take that hatred elsewhere, because it’s clearly against DAYTIME CONFIDENTIAL rules and regulations to spew that hatred on here. Just ask Jamey!!!

    All I can recommend for JAQ–and others who are as sick and tired of the cruelty that sometimes occurs on this website–is to simply flag such posts as offensive, and the DC administrators will delete them.

  30. Profile photo of
    JAQ

    [quote=alstonboy4315]Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but the last time I checked, Daytime Confidential rules SPECIFICALLY stated that criticizing the PHYSICAL appearance of any actor or actress was not allowed. Jamey has even deleted numerous posts in the past for violating this rule. Criticizing an actor’s lack of skill or talent, however, IS allowed. Bullying, bullying and more bullying…………
    I feel that those of you who find Steve Burton or any other actor to be physically unattractive need to take that hatred elsewhere, because it’s clearly against DAYTIME CONFIDENTIAL rules and regulations to spew that hatred on here.
    All I can recommend for JAQ–and others who are as sick and tired of the cruelty that sometimes occurs on this website–is to simply flag such posts as offensive, and the DC administrators will delete them.[/quote]

    I ALWAYS flag and report. In this particular instance I did not, because it wasn’t bullying against me personally.
    I have the ‘right’ to be on this website. I find the articles brilliant as well as spoilers right on time!! So like I have stated more than once, you don’t like me for whatever reason, SKIP my posts. I don’t have a problem with that. I don’t read everyone’s post. Trust me. ;)

  31. Profile photo of alstonboy4315
    alstonboy4315

    JAQ–

    I was not directing my comments toward you. I have never had a problem with you or any of your posts. I was simply saying that we should stop poking fun at actors’ physical appearances—-all posters. It’s against Daytime Confidential rules, not to mention cruel and unnecessary.

    I am not pointing fingers at anyone in particular, because those who have done this know who they are. Like you, I don’t flag EVERY post that offends me, but some people seem to get some strange sense of arousal out of criticizing the looks of others.

    And I am not going to skip your posts because I happen to enjoy them!! ;)

  32. Profile photo of Marezi
    Marezi

    I did say Bobbie is scary, JAQ agreed. No where did I say anything about Jackie.

    I will be “FLAGGING” posts from now, which I have never ever did as I really didn’t understand what it was for. But I will start. I get educated every time I come on this site to the rules, new rules, not new rules, we and the “I don’t like them rules” and so on..

    I GOT IT. Will start flagging each offensive post I see.

    Even if I feel like it makes me a tattle tale and a bratty little kid again. You won.

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    JAQ

    YES. Some people do get an arousal out of criticizing. Not only the characters but people who come on this site. Hey, if I can aggrevate them by being here, then I win!! :bigsmile: :beer:

    Personal attacks should be reported. Attacks on characters are solely up to the individual to report or not. I don’t have a problem with that as I do it myself.
    However, don’t get all high and mightly on one forum about attacking someone, when you are on another forum doing the same.

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    Marezi

    JAQ, if you are talking to me I am not on another forum attacking anyone. I am only registered here and one other site which is a Sam/Kelly site. I do not post on DD or SZ or any where else. That is why I am here it seems like all day long. Oh I did just sign up for SoapCentral and have posted ONCE about a month ago and that was about a Sam thing whom I don’t trash as you know.

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    JAQ

    [quote=Marezi]JAQ, if you are talking to me I am not on another forum attacking anyone.[/quote]

    STOP taking everything personal!!! :love: This is the only forum I go to. Once in a blue moon I go to About.com. But, they are late on the news as well as they have very few members.
    And NO I have not seen you there.

    My point is, I am great for bashing characters. But I don’t call them names like PIG, etc. That is wrong.
    You were correct, Bobbie IS scary looking. I couldn’t agree more with you. And for that reason alone, I don’t see her coming back. JMO
    Voice your opinion, I like that. But when people (NOT you) take personal shots at me, then I report. I am entitled to state what I feel, and if someone doesn’t like my posts, then they need to skip over them!1

  36. Profile photo of Marezi
    Marezi

    Well I am ticked because we have the Mavericks parade on and they are not showing my OLTL and GH. If it isn’t the Green Bay Packers I don’t give a darn. (But I am happy for Dallas and Texas and the Mav’s, way to go team. So well deserved and I may have to become a full time rah rah team cheer-er)

    JAQ not taking it personal but it looked you were saying “I” was posting on other boards and attacking people just wanted to clear that up as I don’t.

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    JAQ

    Marezi you a Packer fan too????

    As far as you posting on another forum, there is only one person from here that did that. She took another person’s ID from here. NO it was not you. We knew right away who it was. She is banned from that site. And she isn’t a happy camper. Since the only other site I visit is About.com that is where it took place.

    Are you in Wisconsin too??

  38. Profile photo of Marezi
    Marezi

    This is the only rule I can find about actors.

    So if someone can show me the other rules that contradict this rule and tell me where they are please do. If I could figure out how to put it in my siggy I sure as heck would.

    3. OPINION: Users are entitled to their opinions. We do NOT moderate opinions about actors, celebrities, executives or characters.

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    alstonboy4315

    I am glad that we can all laugh at ourselves and laugh off all the BS!!

    Smooches to you all!!!! :love: :love:

    Now get back to work, you slackers!!! ;) ;) ;) (JOKE!)

    P.S- Faison, I post NO LESS than 100 times a day, but I am totally willing to throw myself under the bus and admit that I really have no life. LOL!!!

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    JAQ

    [quote=alstonboy4315]I am glad that we can all laugh at ourselves and laugh off all the BS!! Smooches to you all!!!! :love: :love: [/quote]

    I am not laughing at myself. Only others! :bigsmile: :bigsmile:
    Why can’t everyone have the kindness, common sense, wisdom & mostly your humor Alston?? What a blast we could have on here.
    I wish other’s would leave their bitterness in life outside this forum.
    The bitterness prevails in their posts. ;)

    In a way its sad that some people are so miserable with there life.

  41. Profile photo of Marezi
    Marezi

    I really need to know if someone can tell me where the rule is that actors are off limits otherwise we posters can keep right on trashing them.

    Thanks

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    alstonboy4315

    Marezi,

    I don’t know where it’s stated, but I do remember Jamey saying once that we aren’t permitted to call actors ugly or make disparaging remarks about an actor’s appearance. I am sure if you e-mail him and ask him what the policy is, he will explain it to you.

    I am really not trying to be an a-hole or tell others what to do. That’s not what I am here for. I really am a “live and let live” kinda guy, despite what it may seem. But rules are in place for a reason, and I have seen many posts get zapped in the past where people have said mean things about how actors look.

    I hope I didn’t rub you the wrong way. That was not my intention.

  43. Profile photo of Marezi
    Marezi

    [quote=FaisonFanInTexas]”LURK”

    Yep. I can do that. I don’t have the time to comment a hundred times a day but I read most of the threads to keep up.

    [/quote]
    ****************

    FFIT, we could look for an avatar for you that has just those little eyes peaking/blinking at you.

    Like what was his name Kill Roy or Kill Joy, something like that. You know which one I am talking about. LOL

    peak blink peak, Well heck that is just like Jason. just put an avie of Jason up. (now that is all JOKE-ing)

    Okay Okay I will quit with the Jason bashing today esp. since they seem to be writing him a little better. I might be jumping the gun here but I think it is getting better for him.

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    FaisonFanInTexas

    Marezi~I love the idea of blinky eyes for my “lurking” avi! I’ll just post a blank comment with the “lurking eyes”. LOL

    Haha, alston! SOMEBODY has to keep us all up to date everyday! ;)

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    EricasEvilTwin

    WOW My head hurts reading all of this.

    Just to be clear – on the one hand, I agree with Alston. I totally think we should as a community TRY for the most part to limit our bashing to the acting and to things that people can change ie: making fun of the ugly wardrobe that GH saddles its female cast members with or some of the funny hairstyles is very different than calling someone out for having man boobs or saying someone has a big nose or beady eyes or whatever. As we discussed on tfo back in the day, the characters big nose is still the actors big nose while the characters hairstyle is not necessarily the actors hairstyle. I even get the distinction between plastic surgery and other issues – because at least thats sort of on them, but even THAT makes me somewhat uncomfortable. I think the rare times I have even hinted at that kind of thing is when the surgery makes it hard for certain actors to convey emotion because of the botox or whatever and still that makes me feel mean.

    That said, I asked Luke this very question at the height of the anti KeMo bashing that went on – specifically everything from a poster that called her a vile name (not sam, but Kelly) to changing the Love it or hate it: so and sos sweater fashion column to Love it or hate it KELLY MONACO (leaving off the sweater/dress/handbag part of the traditional header – and I was told actor bashing is 100 percent allowed in any format. In fact, I even gave luke the most distasteful examples of things I thought COULD potentially be made up about the actors and was told that pretty much anything goes. I may not like the rules, but those are the rules – and unfortunately they are the rules whether the actor being bashed is someones favorite or someones least favorite. And Alston, as for asking Jamey, I remember – and I am sure he will hate me mentioning this again, but it stuck out because I thought it was so …lets say colorful…but jamey called lisa rinna out for having vagina lips -certainly if saying someone is fat is against the rules I would think vagina lips wouldnt meet the standard either. If the rules allow it, and clearly they do, I would suggest that instead of flagging another poster or calling them out, the first line would be to petition jamey and luke for a rule change.

    As for FFIT…why is it someones RIGHT to post here but its not someones right to lurk. Are lurkers somehow second class citizens? and when they do post is their post somehow less valuable or valid. Its one thing when a newbie signs up and starts right in belittling and otherwise disrespecting other posters because it shows they signed up just to pick a fight – and time and time again Ive seen long time posters stick up for one another, even those that hardly ever agree, in exactly those types of situations – but its totally different when someone is getting ripped for just being infrequent. I didnt realize there was some sort of litmus test.

    Vetfan and FFIT, Im laughing too…can I say at the irony? Would the three of us be on the same page?

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    FaisonFanInTexas

    I don’t know if you’re referring to me being miserable with my life but that’s FAR from the truth. The TRUTH is I HAVE a life, I’m very happy with it and don’t have to waste all of my day over here picking fights and arguing with people about a tv show. I have better things to do.

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    Marezi

    If LURKing means to come in and read posts and check the posts later on to see if there are any new posts and not post then I am a LURKER too .

    I do not post on every subject, I read it and go on. But if I see something in one of the posts that I have read and has caught my attention then I will post to that post.

    So in other words if I come on and post once a week to say Alstonboys post because he said something that got my little ole brain ticking then I have the right to post and then leave and not post again for a month if I don’t have something to say.

    I have no problem with people popping in once in awhile to post or make a comment about the board, our posting chat that is going on or to a certain poster. I do not need to respond to every post aimed at me. Nothing says you have to post every day.

    JAQ you told me not to take everything so personal. But I think you are taking some of these posts and posters to personal. I have posted with FFIT and others a long time and she/he is a decent poster.

    I may not agree with every post on this board but gosh darn I will stand up for THEIR RIGHT to post it as I still stand by Kevin has the right to post about Steve and his fat gut. I saw it on my screen so he isn’t exactly lieing.

    You have the right to dish VMG and her face, her screeching/cackling and skinny arms and there have been people saying Dante/DZ has bug eyes and a troll, I remember when Ethan first came on and it was all about his teeth, and so on.

    They all have a right to say it and I may NOT agree with all the dishes agasinst the actors but until the rules GET CHANGED about the actors its going to happen. I think they should change the rules then this crap would stop and it won’t change from day to day or actor to actor and which ever one is the FLAVOR of the day.

    This site has really become to damn touchy about simple ass posting and who can say what about whom. and it definetly looks like Steve Burton/Jason Morgan is off limits. Well NOT in my book. He is in the spotlight, not a person sitting at home like his wife, he is on my show, so I can say negative or postive words about him.

    I really want all of us to get along and be a fun site again. Long as people read the rules which boils down to no poster bashing and remember the admin here do not moderate actor bashing in fact sounds like they join in.

    now I have to go and pickle some cucumbers. yeah love pickles and hope I have a good recipe

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    [quote=FaisonFanInTexas]I don’t know if you’re referring to me being miserable with my life but that’s FAR from the truth. The TRUTH is I HAVE a life, I’m very happy with it and don’t have to waste all of my day over here picking fights and arguing with people about a tv show. I have better things to do.[/quote]

    You have better things to do?? :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile:

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    GHvetfan

    Marezi and EET – I thought actors appearances were off limits. I guess I need to find out about these rules.

    as for Lurking – didn’t we all start out as lurkers? I think there are more lurkers than non-lurkers. I would never assume that I was having a private conversation on such a public forum. Isn’t that what the private message is for?

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    Marezi

    Vet if you can get an answer it would be great. This is what I posted yesterday as it is the only thing that I could find about actors. I sent a message to Jamey but have not heard back from him.
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    This is the only rule I can find about actors.

    So if someone can show me the other rules that contradict this rule and tell me where they are please do. If I could figure out how to put it in my siggy I sure as heck would.

    3. OPINION: Users are entitled to their opinions. We do NOT moderate opinions about actors, celebrities, executives or characters.
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    I would rather the actors be OFF limits but it is not stated anywhere. I will defend someone bashing an actor, looks, acting.. whatever UNTIL we are given the rules and then we can stop this madness. But some actors are ok to bash about these things then ALL actors are game in my opinion. You can’t say bad things about VMG but NOT allowed to bash Steve. Not right, not cool and not kosher in my book.

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    GHvetfan

    Marezi – – I went and read the rules. I was surprised that there wasn’t a ban on actor bashing. I have always felt free to bash acting ability. The kid on OLTL playing Jack Manning has to be related to someone to keep that job. He cannot act. I think I can go so far as to say that his facial expressions make him look incredibly stupid. I wouldn’t say anything about his facial features or his weight. I think I can comment on his hair style being rather seventies like but I wouldn’t rip him up if he was balding. I would never question his intelligence.

    In the most general sense, I do not embrace the idea of plastic surgery for these actresses. Some of them were very beautiful back in the day but they have made themselves unrecognizable. I think it might be an addiction. It makes me uncomfortable when I see them attacked for their appearance now. What can they do about it? Have more surgery?

    It is possible that I thought there was a ban on actor bashing because members of this site policed themselves in the past. I cannot name specific instances but I have vague recollections of members telling other members that they had crossed a line.

    The only rule I found that might cover this topic was this.

    9. ACT LIKE ADULTS: We are not your parents.

    Children name call. Children revel in pushing others buttons and bothering them. Is that how adults want to behave or be perceived?

    I agree that the rules do not forbid actor bashing. I wish they did.

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    Marezi

    Thanks Vet because I spent hours searching or rather trying to search this site and the “agreement” to see where that was stated.

    I am NOT asking for it to be a “Bashing The Actor Day”, I think it is nice when we dont but for some to be told not to say things about actors and other ones can say anything they want that to me is when I will get on my high horse, my soap box, and go opposite of what I real feel just to stand for their right to say it.

    As was the case with Kevin because “lawdy-lawdy” I remember all the other actor bashing (me included esp.about Liz/BH mainly which I have been so nice about LOL “patting myself on the back here”. LOL) and it just wasn’t right to be called on it and to me, probably being extra sensitive because he dared to say anything about the great and wonderful man from GH OZ, Steve Burton. I just think if he would have said something about another actor no one would have said anything (or maybe not). We will never know now.

    Glad this is taken care of then. I will TRY like the good girl I CAN BE to not bash the actor but I will stand up for the person that is doing it if they are called out about it. Unless the rules are changed. Which I wish they were the same rules as we used to have. I love rules, it can be so organized.

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    GHvetfan

    Marezi – I love rules too. They do provide so much organization.

    I completely understand where you are coming from. I want there to be a rules against actor bashing. I guess I understand why there isn’t. If they make rules for one thing, they will have to make other rules and the list could go on and on. I guess I am not sure why there really has to be rules if everyone is adult. Would anyone call Steve Burton fat to his face? I guess with the anonymity of the internet people feel they can say anything. I think if I wouldn’t say it to his face than I shouldn’t say it at all. Who feels comfortable calling someone fat? Children on playgrounds are the only ones that I can think of.

    Wow, that was some stream-of-consciousness writing. I hope it made sense.

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