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Wall
Hello,

As many of you know, myself, Haus, Jay, Jonjo and UV were hired in order to help boost activity within the artist forums and make them as successful as they could possibly be. The " Inner Circle" have had multiple conversations on ways to improve the forum and while all will not come into affect at the moment, we have identified that some AF's are more suited being in their genre and some artists could help boost activity by having their own AF'S.

We have unanimously agreed that Cardi B will receive her own forum . We have agreed that the following artists will no longer have their own AF: Leona Lewis, MKS / Sugababes and Nicki Minaj. We'd like to thank the Mod's for their work on each of these forums. Despite three AF's been removed, we are still reviewing the activity in others with a couple being under review.

We are excited to announce that we will have FOUR new AF's which we are sure can be successful which are the following:

Billie Eilish
Calvin Harris
K-Pop
RuPaul Drag Race

Billie Eilish (Mods - UV & Cqmeron) having a forum is certainty a left field choice / risk but due to her huge online following and huge growth of popularity on and off the forum we believe it will be a success.
Calvin Harris (Mods -DanG & Lewistgreen) We feel Calvin having his own forum provides diversity to the website. Not only is Calvin constantly releasing, we believe it could help target a new audience to the site as a whole
K-Pop Mod - Cody K-Pop is growing in popularity more and more on a daily basis and as a team we feel this forum could take off in a huge way and help bring new members to the website.
RuPaul. Mods: 365, Cucumberella & Liam You guys wanted a RuPaul forum, so you got a RuPaul forum

Please join us in congratulating the new mods and we can't wait to see what you guys have in store for your forums! We still have a lot more exciting things upcoming for AF and will constantly be looking at bringing in new AF'S and replacing the deadwood.

The Inner-Circle Artist Forum Moderators.
(Bal, Jay, Jonjo, Lee & UV)
Jonjo
EXCITING TIMES.

Looking forward to what the refresh will do! heart.gif
Botchia
tommie
Calvin Harris?

No one's interested in him as an artist in his own right.

ETA: also, why can't RuPaul's Drag Race be it's own subforum in the tv forum? Or K-Pop be a subforum on the Pop forum? It seems messy to name them "artist" forums...
Sailor Steve
New forums are now up, you can access them via "View All Artists" right now while we wait for Phil to officially make them AFs!
Sailor Steve
QUOTE(tommie @ Apr 15 2019, 07:26 PM) *
ETA: also, why can't RuPaul's Drag Race be it's own subforum in the tv forum? Or K-Pop be a subforum on the Pop forum? It seems messy to name them "artist" forums...

Because subforums don't work, we've tried them before.
UltraME!
QUOTE(Jonjo @ Apr 15 2019, 07:20 PM) *
EXCITING TIMES.

Looking forward to what the refresh will do! heart.gif

Same and be ready for more exciting changes to come guys heart.gif
Cody Season
(omg my winner post in the inner circle announcement thread becoming a prophecy tongue.gif)

These changes are gonna be pretty exciting! Although why wasn’t Juan Carlos considered for the Calvin mood team when he’s THE resident Calvin stan?
5 Silas Frøkner
Beyoncé, Rihanna, Girls Aloud, The Saturday’s, One Direction. All significantly outperformed in 2019 by MKS. All of which have connections to the Inner Circle.

This is bullshit.


And don’t even get me started on ¾ of the replacements.
Wall
QUOTE(5 Silas Frøkner @ Apr 15 2019, 07:44 PM) *
Beyoncé, Rihanna, Girls Aloud, The Saturday’s, One Direction. All significantly outperformed in 2019 by MKS. All of which have connections to the Inner Circle.

This is bullshit.
And don’t even get me started on ¾ of the replacements.


I actually wanted rid of four out of five of those forums.

In the long run though, each of those forums don’t have constant survivors etc and thinking long term into the future 4/5 of those forums will have long term benefits with music coming soon while MKS have been promising music that hasn’t delivered. We want to push Buzzjack as a forum and for future new members a forum for Rihanna / Beyoncé is far more relevant than MKS and a much wider appeal!
danG
Congrats everyone!

Calvin’s topics in dance seem to get a lot of replies so hopefully this forum works out well too, make sure to add him to your artist selection. wink.gif
Sailor Steve
I've added all of the respective mods now, next step is moving across the existing topics. Thanks for bearing with me while I do this, guys!
Klaus
The Saturdays and Beyonce definitely need to be next.

Only Calvin interests me out of the new forums but exciting to see different approaches being taken!
Wall
We had a lot of debates and another AF was basically going to go too but we couldn’t get a majority. Not even my ego counted as a vote.

In the long run these current decisions are for what’s best for AF’s and I’m sure they could all be successful.
PeteFromLeeds
Shame to see another of the originals go but this is definitely the right way to go as a site, looking forward to posting in the Calvin forum!
T Boy
MKS going despite outperforming quite a few current AFs is a bit weird.

I can’t say I’m interested in ANY of the new forums but I’m sure the mods will do their best to ensure success.
Jade
No Susan Boyle forum? sleep.gif
Wall
QUOTE(T’Seet @ Apr 15 2019, 08:01 PM) *
MKS going despite outperforming quite a few current AFs is a bit weird.

I can’t say I’m interested in ANY of the new forums but I’m sure the mods will do their best to ensure success.


Going forward, MKS doesn’t have anything to offer? They’ve not had any music releases and I doubt that they will, all their posts are based upon survivors and polls. I wanted rid of The Saturdays before anybody calls me biased but at least they have some music releases and if they done polls etc they would be much higher. I think the MKS mods have done a great job but looking forward to the future, they would be more suited to the pop forum. I have no doubt unless posts / activity / benefit of the forum to buzzjack picks up a couple of af’s will be joining them soon.
Cqmerqn
Looking forward to working with Ultra to ensure that Billie is a success! cheer.gif

Will definitely be posting in Calvin, great addition! Won’t be posting in Drag Race, but that definitely needed its own forum.

I hope K-Pop does well too, there’s a lot of potential there re. new members.
Wall
QUOTE(Jade @ Apr 15 2019, 08:04 PM) *
No Susan Boyle forum? sleep.gif


We’re returning Darius soon.

The first topic will be favourite lyric from the mega smash colourblind.
Jonjo
Darius outperformed 90% of the forums that were in the AF list and he still got the chop. So the "outperforming other forums in 2019" isn't cutting it when there's literally nothing substantial in said forum. Everything that is relevant is literally all in one topic? Which can still be discussed in the pop forum.

We're confident with the changes and literally went through everything before deciding. So please don't assume and bitch qhen you only know literally a tenth of what's been going on.
Wall
Martyn
How do you add one of the new ones to your list. Been so long since I've changed it I can't remember.
Sailor Steve
This link here! http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?a...rCP&CODE=14

But not yet I'm afraid as Phil needs to flick the switch to make them "proper" AFs. I'll give you all a heads up in this thread when that's done.
Jack
No Cardi B and a Drag Race forum? I have no choice but to stan!

K-Pop, Billie & Calvin are all ones I can get on board with too I guess.
Conanderella
Sugababes forum getting the chop is a bit of a low blow but HEY we got DRAG RACE FINALLY.

NOW LET'S MAKE IT #1 EVERY SINGLE WEEK YAY
Klaus
campaign for doctor who forum
Jonjo
QUOTE(Klaus @ Apr 15 2019, 09:28 PM) *
campaign for doctor who forum
Who knows!! Maybe if Billie Piper revives her career ohmy.gif
Sailor Steve
Eilish forum immediately cancelled and replaced with Piper
Klaus
but we need to discuss this #1 smash that isn’t Because We Want To

Sailor Steve
Not forgetting the defining top 20 hit of the 00s:

lotita
Pting
Sailor Steve
Klaus
this robbed modern classic

Dmdr
So are all threads that existed in the artists forums gone then? As in Leona's for example we had a thread that tracked OMS's sales/chart positions/streaming each year and that was always a useful thread to look back on each year to compare. Disappointed if that is just gone now.
Sailor Steve
QUOTE(Dmdr @ Apr 15 2019, 11:18 PM) *
So are all threads that existed in the artists forums gone then? As in Leona's for example we had a thread that tracked OMS's sales/chart positions/streaming each year and that was always a useful thread to look back on each year to compare. Disappointed if that is just gone now.

It's now in the pop forum! biggrin.gif (except the sales thread, which is now in The Chart Vault)
Dmdr
QUOTE(JosephAvery @ Apr 15 2019, 11:22 PM) *
It's now in the pop forum! biggrin.gif (except the sales thread, which is now in The Chart Vault)


Brill. smile.gif
RobBob
Can't argue any of these, all the removals definitely made Buzzjack quite dated. Can't really see an argument for MKS to stay to be honest, the inner circle I'd imagine have been created got to think objectively and not just as a fan and I'd say they've done wisely here.

I don't see Billie maintaining much but I can see the argument for "looking fresh", I guess. The other 3 I can't complain about though, I'll 100% be here for a Drag Race forum, I think K-Pop forum could be a really good selling point and Calvin is definitely the main man of his genre to display a bit of diversity in our line-up.
Jonjo
Billie is definitely a risk that we were aware of and we are ready to act on it if it does indeed prove to be worthless. But we wanted to "do a Dua" and catch someone in the moment of success, who has quite the following elsewhere and a solid fanbase here on BJ. biggrin.gif
Juan Carlos
OMG! yahoo.gif I seriously wasn't expecting that there was even a consideration to have a Calvin Harris AF and although I'm aware that this is going to be a risk, I'm glad that this was taken.

QUOTE(Bangtan Cody @ Apr 15 2019, 01:35 PM) *
Although why wasn’t Juan Carlos considered for the Calvin mood team when he’s THE resident Calvin stan?
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365
The removals all make sense to me, too. MKS/Sugababes is sad to say goodbye to in a nostalgia sense, but unlike say Girls Aloud, there's no new music from any solo members, so it seems pretty pointless.

Billie and Calvin forums seem very risky, so I'll have to see the success to believe it. Drag Race I'm sure will be absolutely fine as there's so much discussion there anyway.
WhoOdyssey
With Calvin added - the description for the Dance forum should be changed too

'The home for today's dance music including Calvin Harris, Avicii, David Guetta, Clean Bandit and Jax Jones.'

I'd add Marshmello and/or Camelphat.
Sailor Steve
QUOTE(JosephAvery @ Apr 15 2019, 08:52 PM) *
This link here! http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?a...rCP&CODE=14

But not yet I'm afraid as Phil needs to flick the switch to make them "proper" AFs. I'll give you all a heads up in this thread when that's done.

Phil has now flicked the switch, so PLEASE activate the forums you'd like to see on your forum index by using this link!!!
Theonix
Omg RuPaul's Drag Race forum! Start your engines ladies *.*
blacksquare
Drag Race forum is a wonderful addition! I'm glad people were listening.

I'm surprised The Saturdays survived the chop though...
TheSnake
Yeah I think the MKS one should have stayed it has a bit of a cult following and seemed to be doing well.

Billie Eilish, K-Pop and Drag Race are very popular at the minute, so its apt they get their own artist forums. Not sure how well a Calvin forum will do.

K-Pop should be perhaps under genre forums and not artist forums I think.
Polly
QUOTE(Wall @ Apr 15 2019, 08:08 PM) *
We’re returning Darius soon.

The first topic will be favourite lyric from the mega smash colourblind


So does this mean that Darius could be getting his own AF back? I think all Darius fans have missed it and were very disappointed when it got the chop. We are still able to talk about him in the throwback forum but it really hasn't been the same since. Hope he does get his own back. please let us know thanks smile.gif
Jay ☆
QUOTE(Polly @ May 2 2019, 01:43 PM) *
So does this mean that Darius could be getting his own AF back? I think all Darius fans have missed it and were very disappointed when it got the chop. We are still able to talk about him in the throwback forum but it really hasn't been the same since. Hope he does get his own back. please let us know thanks smile.gif

Wall was just joking! Sorry. No plans for Darius forum to return.
Polly
Shame I know he's not to everyone's liking but he does have fans so I hope its considered plus strange that the AF that replaced Darius, Nicki Minaj didn't last as long as his did.
TheSnake
QUOTE(Polly @ May 2 2019, 04:15 PM) *
Shame I know he's not to everyone's liking but he does have fans so I hope its considered plus strange that the AF that replaced Darius, Nicki Minaj didn't last as long as his did.


He should perhaps still get his own category in the artist forum hub though, the closed Leona, Nicki Minaj and MKS/Sugababes forums still have categories there.
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