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Posted: 19 Oct 04, 07:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

continued....

Hangman wrote to Greg: I have to tell you that people dislike you and QP before everything happened; now just imagine how things are…

OK LUCA. I APPRECIATE YOUR POINT AND THE POLITE WAY THAT MAKE IT, BUT THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO KEEP IN MIND.

YOU MUST NOT THINK THAT QZ IS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ENTIRE QUEEN WORLD. IT REALLY IS NOT. I THINK THAT NO MORE THAN 12 PEOPLE WERE COMMENTING ABOUT ME LAST NIGHT. YOU BASE YOUR COMMENTS ON THE OPINIONS OF 12 OR 20 PEOPLE, LUCA. YOU NEED TO BASE SUCH AN OVER ALL SUMMARY ON THE 11,000 PEOPLE TO HAVE EMAILED ME WITH THANKS AND PRAISE OVER THE LAST 7-8 YEARS. YOU SEE WHAT I MEAN?

QUEENZONE IS GREAT LITTLE SITE, BUT IT IS JUST THAT -LITTLE. IT REPRESENTS A TINY FRACTION OF QUEEN FANS AND QUEEN FAN OPINION.

I JUST GOT BACK FROM THE DUTCH CONVENTION. I SPOKE WITH 700-800 FANS. EACH ONE WANTED TO TALK WITH ME, ASK ME QUESTIONS, HAVE A PHOTO TAKEN, OR AN AUTOGRAPH (VERY STRANGE!!). I SPOKE WITH HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WHO EMBRACED ME, SHOOK MY HAND, PATTED ME ON THE BACK, BOUGHT ME COFFEE, GAVE ME THINGS, CONGRATULATED ME ON GOOD WORK, ASKED ME IN DETAIL ABOUT RARITIES AND MY WORK IN THE STUDIO.

THE SAME HAPPENS IN THE UK IN MAY.

I RECEIVE ABOUT 300 EMAILS A WEEK FROM EVERY COUNTRY I KNOW OF, THANKING ME, SAYING LOVELY THINGS. YOU WERE ONE OF THEM LUCA – YOU WROTE TO ME AND SAID VERY NICE THINGS.

PROBABLY 3–5 OF THE 300 ARE BAD MAILS. 1 PERCENT, IF THAT.

SO WHEN YOU SAY I AM DISLIKED, YOU ARE CORRECT, OF COURSE, BUT KEEP IN MIND ITS ONLY BY PEOPLE ON YOUR SITE, SOME OF THEM, NOT ALL. I GET ON WELL WITH SOME OF THEM – I SAY SOME BECAUSE IT MIGHT BE MORE... I DON’T KNOW WHO I’M SPEAKING WITH, REMEMBER???? AND IF PEOPLE DISLIKE ME FOR SPEAKING MY MIND AND UPSETTING PEOPLE, LIKE THEY TRY TO UPSET ME, I REALLY COULD NOT CARE LESS. I DO NOT WORRY ABOUT NAMELESS PERSONS WHO DISH OUT BAD COMMENT BUT GET VERY OFFENDED WHEN IT COMES BACK AT THEM. HOW COULD ANYONE RESPECT THAT KIND OF SHALLOWNESS?

SCULLY WRITES TO ME, AND FD, FROM YOUR SITE, AND RICHARD TOO (WHO I THINK RUNS THE SITE) AND ALWAYS THE COMMENT IS GREAT AND CONSTRUCTIVE. SO IF I AM DISLIKED BY A FEW DISGRUNTLED IDIOTS, I HONESTLY DO NOT GIVE IT A SECOND THOUGHT.

Hangman wrote to Greg: You just have to focus on relationship, friendship, trying to get the best from the Queen fans around the world. But I think now you went too far and to get your reputation back is now difficult.

LUCA. I HAVE FANTASTIC RELATIONSHIPS WITH PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD. I SAT WITH 17 GREAT FRIENDS FROM ALL COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD, THIS FRIDAY NIGHT JUST PASSED – IN A RESTAURANT IN ROTTERDAM. WE LAUGHED, JOKED, TOOK PHOTOS AND HAD A FAB TIME. I HAVE OVER 640 QUEEN FRIENDS IN MY EMAIL ADDRESS BOOK FROM WHOM I RECEIVE GREAT MAIL. AND I GET 3-5 BAD MAILS A MONTH.

YOU CAN WORK OUT THE PERCENTAGES. YOU COULD TELL ME 12 OR 20 PEOPLE THAT DISLIKE ME, BUT I CAN SHOW YOU 8,000 THAT DO. AM I CONCERNED ABOUT THE 12 – 20???? WHAT DO YOU THINK?


Hangman wrote to Greg: My best wishes for your work, though I think it will be harder from now on.

WHY ON EARTH DO THINK MY WORK WILL BE HARDER FROM NOW ON???? YOU MEAN BECAUSE I UPSET YOURVALENTINE AND SOME OTHERS? IS THAT WHAT YOU MEAN???? SURELY NOT. YOU CAN’TBE SERIOUS. COME ON LUCA, GET THIS INTO PRPOER RELATIVE PERSPECTIVE. YOU ARE AN INTELLIGENT PERSON.

I APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS LUCA, I REALLY DO. BUT YOU MUST KEEP ALL OF THIS STUFF IN PERSPECTIVE. IT IS ALL RELATIVE.

IF 99 PERCENT OF QZ PEOPLE HATE ME FOR SPEAKING MY MIND (OR BECAUSE THEY ARE JEALOUS, OR SOME OTHER REASON), THAT STILL REPRESENTS MAYBE 0.00001 PERCENT OF THE QUEEN FANS. YOU SEE WHAT I MEAN ABOUT ‘RELATIVE’ AND ‘PERSPECTIVE’.

BEST REGARDS TO YOU

GB




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Posted: 19 Oct 04, 08:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Whats with the caps lock?


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Posted: 19 Oct 04, 08:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian_Mays_Wig wrote:

Whats with the caps lock?


SO IT WOULD BE HARDER FOR US TO READ!!!!

(okay, he might be real... but I still find him oddly similar to a certain person)




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Posted: 19 Oct 04, 08:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pma<br><font size=1>Chat Op. #3</font> wrote:

Brian_Mays_Wig wrote:

Whats with the caps lock?


SO IT WOULD BE HARDER FOR US TO READ!!!!

(okay, he might be real... but I still find him oddly similar to a certain person)



I aint even read it.


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Posted: 19 Oct 04, 08:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian_Mays_Wig wrote:

Whats with the caps lock?

Maybe he thinks his opinion is VERY VERY important


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Posted: 19 Oct 04, 09:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't understand why Greg misses the point on the anonymity thing.

Perhaps the problem is that this discussion is really not suited for publication on a forum. If it were "private" (as in email) then I would agree that hiding behind an alias is deceptive. But forums are generally alias driven, and I don't understand why Greg misses this point or refuses to accept this.

The profiles can provide as much or as little information as the individual cares to give. And that is as it should be.

And that is the opinion of a 29 year old male.


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Posted: 19 Oct 04, 09:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I suppose the first question that needs answered is whether or not this really is Greg Brooks. I mean, come on be serious.
Do you honestly believe for a single second that Queen would have anything to do with such a petty, small minded, overly sensitive pratt who throws a hissy fit whenever someone questions their ability to do a job properly?

OF COURSE THIS IS THE REAL GREG BROOKS!

Cast your minds back to the time we had the sheer audacity to question Jacky's running of the official fan club. She signed up to Queenzone like shit off a shovel and threw a right old tantrum. Turns out that it was our fault for the dwindling membership because we were demanding value for money and that as fans we owed her a living.
Then there was the poodle headed axe-man himself, Brian May. He threw his teddy out of the pram when a couple of so-called Queen fans (his words, not mine) cracked a few jokes at his expense.
I myself was once banned from the official fan club chat-room because I said that Crystal's stories were boring. It turned out that Crystal was in the chat room at the time using a nickname (how cowardly can you get eh? using a nickname in an internet chat room of all things) and I was booted for fear of offending someone with a close connection to Queen.

Here's an idea. If Queenzone represents such an insignificant percentage of Queen fans throughout the world, why not ignore it? At least that way you could walk away with a little dignity intact.

This is how I see it and feel free to correct me any time you like. Queenzone aint as small as you would like to think. As a matter of fact I think we come second only to QOL as forums for Queen fans go, but because we run a policy of no censorship, fans are free to say what they like and the money-men don't like it. Queen are on a downward spiral and with nothing new to offer, it's only a matter of time before the whole organisation goes tits up. But there will always be those wonderful Stepford fans to provide the odd hand out. They'll buy any old pish just so long as nobody wises them up to the fact that they're being fleeced. This is where Queenzone becomes a thorn in the side of Queen productions or for that matter anyone else trying to make a few quid out of them.
Of couse it's not the likes of me they have to worry about. I'm just an overweight buffoon who makes up bullshit stories, It's not the endless streams of teenagers who are only here to increase their post count, it's not the spammers who post never ending threads about their weenis, vagina or poo holes.
The people they fear are the likes of Mr Scully, John Stuart, Penetration Guru, Hangman and especially YourValentine. These are highly respected and knowledgable fans who's influence can hit Queen Productions where it counts. Their pockets.
Of course this will be seen as a personal attack on Greg Brooks himself and not his work, but that's the kind of thing we have come to expect from Queen Productions and all their subsiduaries.
I certainly won't be buying anything from them again and I urge others to do the same. Come on folks, lets spread the word and we'll soon see how insignificant Queenzone is.

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Posted: 19 Oct 04, 09:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holy crap. Your name is Scott Simpson? Awesome name. Better than..Julius Caesar. Or ... Engelbert Humperdink.


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Posted: 19 Oct 04, 09:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fatty,

Wanna get hitched?


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Posted: 23 Oct 04, 11:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Greg, QZ might COMPRISE a small percentage of QUEEN fans, but that percentage is not what it REPRESENTS. Any statistical mathematic can explain it to you. Not being one myself, I dare not. But please feel free to ask in this forum. I am pretty sure that at least one of the QUEENZoners will be connected to that field.

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Posted: 23 Oct 04, 14:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ooooo did Jacky really post here on QZ. Now that would be interesting to read. Does anyone have any idea when it was.

*rubs hands in anticipation*

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Posted: 23 Oct 04, 17:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The statistical point would go something like this...

There are say a million "active" Queen fans

The two Queen forums number say 1000 people.

100 of them are "active" posters.

If 25 of those posters are critical of a release, there's no statistical reason why the proportion doesn't also apply to any other sample group, meaning 25% of all "active" Queen fans would also feel the same way.

Obviously this is generalised, but the underlying principle is sound.