I remember Paul so often. Wasn't he an incredibly accepting and encouraging man. He was always calm and quiet. Only occasionally did a poster get in a 'snit' with someone else on here, but the one or two times I saw that happen he handled it with such skill and grace. He would ask and answer questions calmly always making people feel welcomed.
Tech genius that I am Paul put up the pictures that accompanied a few travel logs that I did and he was so very prompt and his computer skills were just excellent. I didn't know Paul's age until Robert Sixes or BobOr as he was known on the BBC America forum where I was a member had a 'conversation' about their ages on here. I would not have ever guessed that both of these men were in their 80's. I hope my mind is as quick at that age!
I enjoyed Paul so much and his administration of the forum. At first this forum was very strange to me in that it had many, many 'threads' but that is a plus. The old, now shut down, BBC America forum had a list of subjects that were being posted on and each day they would move on to a second page and a new one with only the subjects posted on at the top. A person had to scroll back and back to pick up on where they remembered leaving off. I guess that is good for quick stops if they were daily, but this is much better for many reasons.
If you are new and daunted by the amount of things discussed here...hang in and you'll learn so much and it will get easier to navigate all along.
I hope like you Gayl that this spot with all the wonderful people and good posting will stay up for a lot longer.
Hi Marie and everyone, I was glad to see this at the top. I have a question. Since I did not start on this forum (but the BBC America) I do not know about Paul's start of it. I know he is from Canada, right across the border from Niagara Falls. Do you know what made him decide to begin this forum? Had he ever done anything like it before?
Mary, Paul appeared in the last months of Talk Scotland. Probably as he knew how to manage with a forum he decided to start Bogliedom. We're very glad he was the founder of our forum and are thankful for it. Thanks to him Boglies from all over the world still talk about MOTG and the actors of that series.
Yes, Paul Thomas was here when I 'came over' to Bogliedom from Talk Scotland and Megan's site. He was so welcoming. I'm pretty sure his wife came from Ireland and Paul went to University over here. He was extremely clever and constructed the managed the website so well.
I've taken this clip from 'The Boglie Book' (I hope Tim doesn't mind)
A Profile of Paul Thomas
Name: Paul Thomas. DOB/POB: 6th October 1925. Guernsey, Channel Islands. Current Residence: London, Ontario, Canada. Were you involved with TBB1?: Yes If so, what parts/jobs did you do?: Co-Administrator, Episode synopses, Prologue, Epilogue and Virtual Launch Have you ever been to Monarch Country?: No. Do you plan to go?: No, but would love to do so! What Monarch merchandise do you own?: DVDs: None but planning to copy them from video tapes ASAP. Videos: All episodes. Soundtrack: Yes. The Boglie Book 1: Yes. Where did you first see MOTG?: Just found it accidentally when looking on TV for something to watch! What was your first ever episode?: Can't remember but think that it was probably somewhere in Series 3 or 4? Who are your favourite two characters from series 1-5?: Hector and Molly. Who is your worst character from series 1-5?: Lennie. Who are your favourite two characters from series 6-7?: Ewan and Jess Who is your worst character from series 6-7?: Tam Cooper Do you have direct Scottish ascendants/family?: Yes. My wife and I lived in Glasgow for 9 years and our 3 children were born there. Are any of your family members of a MOTG board?: No. Are any of your family MOTG fans?: My wife.
We still miss dear Paul, his son often pops on to say hello to us which is nice.
We try our best to keep the board going and find there's always something to add, even if it's been said years before it's still great to hear new people's views on episodes, as or after they see them.