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Welcome To The New Michael Fairman TV: A Note From Michael Fairman

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By now, many of you have come across and seen that Michael Fairman On Air On Soaps has evolved into the new and exciting platform, Michael Fairman TV.

I hope you take the time to tour the new site, and enjoy its new look, new features, and extended coverage; which will focus on, and include, not only your beloved daytime soap operas, but primetime television drama, a slice of reality programming, as well as popular streaming and digital series.

This site has been a long time in the making, and we’ve been working very hard behind the scenes to make this transition as smooth as possible.  As with any change, we know that it will take some time for all of us, including me, to get used to it, and adjust to it.

I truly appreciate the community that we have built for the last 10 years, and I value each and every one of you.  As with any new launch, there will be small tweaks and revisions along the way that do come up.  Our goal is to make the best user experience for you, and to bring you the news, interviews, and coverage that you expect from the Michael Fairman brand.

I know many of you are already saying you miss the old Michael Fairman Soaps, but this is an upgrade, not a demolition.  That being said, Michael Fairman Soaps was no longer sustainable as is.  The site needed to grow, evolve, change, and modernize with the times. With modernization, part of that is making the site accessible, functional on mobile phones and devices, which we now are.  While some things can’t remain the same forever, we are always interested in your input.

I am very proud and excited for this new chapter.  I hope you will enjoy everything that is to come, and I appreciate all of your loyal support.  So, let’s christen this site together and celebrate turning over a new page.

With gratitude,

XO

Michael

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Carol
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Carol

Congrats and much luck on this project. Sounds good to me….

su000
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su000

Michael your hard work and unremitting dedication dose not go unnoticed. Your dedication to the soap world and its fans is admirable.
Michael, You’re #1 and always will be #1 ..
Thanks 🙂

jeanine girard
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jeanine girard

Loving the new site. Congratulations!

Mark
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Mark

Michael and team, it’s a very nice update. I click on your site for the latest news section and I hope it remains easy to access that area. Keep up the great work.

Frances Gruno
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Frances Gruno

Oh my gosh I hate this.What happened to Michael Fairman’s soap screen?

Tim Henricks
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Tim Henricks

I like the old layout much better, it was much more concise, this looks like all the other junk on line –

Patrick
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Patrick

“…this looks like all the other junk on line” that it does if streamlining .. along with all the other genre… to keep up and give rise to advertisement and give relevance to head honcho oh heck… I just love that ME … and YOU. I once read.. and am giving this credence.. that MF once shared that in fact… the production teams plus cast.. do read up on audience REACH People.. let the writers know their book stinks… let them know that a character is NOT melding… let them know the inconsistencies… I love the upheaval they should be… Read more »

Michael
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Michael

I agree!

davlestev1
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davlestev1

You need to rethink the way you word your dislike. If you don’t enjoy the site better to just leave it and say nothing. VERY rude and disrespectful. Especially with all the work that goes into this site. Stand down young man. And APOLOGIZE!

Caleb
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Caleb

The update is PERFECT. Tremendous accomplishment, you should be proud! And, also THANK YOU for removing the automatic video whenever one goes to the site.. that was the only part of the old site that I didn’t like! Congrats and much success in the future! 🙂

Lucie katcher
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Lucie katcher

Love GH the writing is spot on keep up the great work you guys.

su000
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su000

Dear Mr Michael..
My want and need has not been fulfilled with the new board;
I have a great need to be able to edit, correct my oopppsies!
My mistakes stand for all time lol because there is not the option to correct my mistakes 🙁
An edit button would be greatly loved, as are you 🙂

Kevin C
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Kevin C

THANKS Michael…Love your site and THANK YOU for all you do regarding our daytime drama/soap world…

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Although I come to this sight mainly for news and discussion about the four remaining network soaps I can appreciate the need to expand your mandate to make yourself a bit different than other sites that cover just network soaps. I do enjoy the easier to read font and size- prefer the old comment section to this one, but will get used to this one in time. Not sure I like the plus or minus button, although do know others have requested that feature for a while and most sites with comment sections offer it. My only hope going forward… Read more »

Jim Romanovich
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Jim Romanovich

Good luck Michael. Very happy for your success.

Kit
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Kit

As a web designer/developer and graphic artist, I understand why you’ve updated as you have. While the quality of the content hasn’t and won’t change, the new layout is just too much in one’s face,so much so that I had to reduce magnification in order to make sense of the content. Bigger and bolder only wastes precious “real estate”–by which I mean screen viewport– and thus making it hard for your visitors to focus on the news that they rely upon you to provide.

Charday
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Charday

I guess my browser doesn’t like the new format–takes an eternity to load and frequently freezes. If this keeps up, I won’t be visiting as much as in the past. Who has time for that? But best wishes, in any case.

JMER
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JMER

I’ll be making the adjustment to the new site and continuing to come here for news. I especially am happy that This Is Us is one of the shows that you’ve begun to cover over the past few months. It’s one of my fave shows and has many of the same elements that Classic soaps used to have.

LLL
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LLL

I found this site a few days ago, and while this layout reminds me of another layout I visit online (born 2 invest), I understand that the site needs to grow. This layout gives every article ample space to be seen and viewed without getting lost in the shuffle. Congrats.

Ron
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Ron

Sorry– while I respect “new and improved” policies, I find this site “information overload”.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Mr. Fairman, thank you for your “Note!” Thank you for the work you do! Thank you for providing a great website and platform for soap fans! The site looks awesome!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

So having had 10 days or so to adapt to this new format: again, Kudos! It looks great! But please allow me to add a couple of suggestions regarding interactions with other posters, which in part have been addressed by others: 1) I think most of the posters agree that we preferred getting e-mail notification when someone has replied to a comment. Maybe it’s too costly or involves too much work, but this feature was most helpful. It helps keep us connected. As now configured, we have to keep checking back to a particular topic and conduct a search of… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Well, I just gave you a thumbs-up, James! Your points are all spot-on…it is very frustrating having to comb through every thread upon which we’ve previously posted on the site to see if we have elicited any responses…I also would prefer an email notification of such replies like before. And whilst I appreciate the courtesy of the “Fairman Seal of Approval” regarding our comments in my inbox, I remain more curious at to the ones that don’t make it online! Sometimes, I really cannot figure out why certain posts of mine have been rejected! Still, I applaud the obvious efforts… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Hello there, Shay! And thank you for your reply. Sorry I didn’t notice it sooner — and therein lies our points… I also agree with you about all the white space. I have never received a “Fairman Seal of Approval” in my inbox. I used to get notification when someone replied to me, as well as a direct link to those comments. I wish that feature were reinstated. This discussion with you reminds me of a couple of other points: (1) I am now finding it harder to find certain discussions (or features) as the features are now categorized as… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Thank you for your reply, Mr. Fairman. And thank you for your concern. I have not received any e-mails from your website in weeks, and that includes my spam folder. Perhaps my mail system is mistakenly blocking e-mails. I will look into it further.

BTW, below there is a comment from another Michael, so I wasn’t sure whether your reply was actually from you! But I clicked on your name and was brought to a page with your picture…

Thanks again for everything, and best to you always!

James

Michael
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Michael

Sorry, but I really, really miss OnAir On Soaps. For the longest time I would check out the news feed more than twice a day. Then I noticed the news feed was no longer current or updated as frequently. I guesss this is why. And the inclusion of non soap stuff? Why? And, oddly enough, I miss seeing the list of past and present soap links with the R.I.P next to One Life and All My Kids. All in all, big mistake. The former site was unique and seemed special. This one looks great. But it looks like all the… Read more »

elm1951
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elm1951

love the new format…………<3

rose
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rose

Hi Michael…I have been trying to get used to your new MF TV page. I understand how you wanted to give MF On Air On Soaps a newer, more broad look at other tv that intersects with soaps. And while I like some of the additional info, I do find the layout too busy and sometimes repetitious for me. I do prefer the more organized look of the older format. I knew right where to go. I don’t mean to be negative, because I think what you have done is brave and great. But I also think you will be… Read more »

Penny Sullivan
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Penny Sullivan

Best of Luck to you, Michael! Love your new site…

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Michael…

CONGRATULATIONS on the upgrade of your website!!!!! Oh…and BTW, you are looking as HANDSOME as ever!!!!! Have a good one, Michael.

Peace.

Patrick
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Patrick

YES – I know, right. every man should get complimented. ^^^^ that is a doozy. ALL get out … hotted

my best to you Michael. btw

absolutely .. it’s time to christen

I will turn with this 365 day extravaganza… love the gala

Premiere people. call in your chips

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi Micheal Thanks for getting back on my question regarding replies but I’d like to emphasize that I think not being able to link directly to the posts who replied to you is a major drawback to this site. It’s like you thought of everything but left out two very important features that make sites user friendly: 1) To reiterate: It’s not enjoyable to leave a comment and then hang in limbo. LOL. It’s like, you get an email that your comment has been approved, but then no followup when someone responds to it! The only reason I know I’ve… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

To clarify; not just inform us we have a reply but with a link TO that reply. Going to the comments section to look for it is “too much work” and frustrating. Just doesn’t draw you back to the site.

fginaspy
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fginaspy

I respect that upgrade and modernization is necessary. However, now the site looks like all other sites. I hope ads are absolutely not next. Michael Fairman’s on Air no longer looks unique. However, browse the site. Click on the tabs and you will find the past soaps listed. We haven’t lost anything. Organization is the key.

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

I appreciate the significant effort that clearly was undertaken to make the new site visually appealing and applaud attempts to improve thing. Congratulations on both counts! That being said, I personally do not like this new “Michael Fairman TV” site and prefer the prior “On Air On Soaps” website. Mr. Fairman’s introductory comment states that this new site “will focus on, and include, not only your beloved daytime soap operas, but primetime television drama, a slice of reality programming, as well as popular streaming and digital series.” In short, the new site is going to be giving us a LOT… Read more »

Michael
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Michael

Still miss the old version, On Air On Soaps. A lot

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi Michael! Hope your shoulder is feeling better. The site is really working out its glitches; we’re getting notices when we have a reply so that’s a huge positive tweak. I’d like to suggest one more. Seems a few “antagonizers” from your original site have found an even more anonymous way of being rude. Your thumbs up/down option just allows people who don’t like others to give them a thumbs down regardless of what they say or write. Extremely immature, antagonistic and takes the fun out of posting here. Though there are other sites as well as FB and Twitter,… Read more »

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