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3652 Days Of #AlexOLoughlin Fun – We Are TEN!

Yes, I know in any sane world we should have been gone by now – fansites do not last long. But somehow the friendship that the two of us formed here, kept us going … And although he has been largely missing in action for the past two years, our adoration for Alex is still alive.

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Thank you to everybody for your support over the past 10 years. There are only a few left of those that have been with us since the beginning, and we treasure you all – together with those who joined over the years and are still here. So many have come and gone, and we pride ourselves in the fact that we created a safe haven for those who really wanted to know more about Alex.

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It is also sad that a number of Alex fans have passed away over the years – one of them during this past week. We did not know many of them personally, but it is always sad to see the reports of their deaths. Quite a number of them suffered from cancer and it is always sad to hear of their suffering.

Unfortunately, there is also a form of cancer among the fans at the moment, and that cancer is killing off the fansites on Facebook one by one. Rather than choosing a united front against scammers, personal vendettas are used to close down real fan pages. It seems that the true fan pages have no hope against scammers and malicious fellow fans…..

In the past month or two, I have been visiting a lot of online groups and I am always amazed that there are still people who would believe whatever nonsense is made up and available everywhere on the internet, rather than come here to find true facts about Alex. It is all here and easy to find – with sources. And whenever there has been a question raised we go our way to find the best answer available.

If I am brutally honest, I must admit that these days the whole fandom business is more of a pain than a pleasure ……

Hopefully, once he starts a new project soon, there will be a whole new group of fans, hungry to discover more about Alex. For that reason, we are still constantly looking for things we have not posted before and are always touching up old posts with links to detail and replacing old videos and facts that have gone missing.

To research and share Alex with fellow fans, has been an exciting and fulfilling hobby for the two of us.

Thank you to those who helped us along the way and to those who are still helping us every step of the way.

We are truly grateful!

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It has been a joyful Alex O’Loughlin ride!

Lots of love

Paula & FOYeur

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Social Media Confusion & #scammers In The #AlexOLoughlin Fandom & @Meta – #Facebook and #Instagram offers ineffective reporting!

We kind of want to apologise for all these anti-scammer posts which we are doing at the moment. Up until a month ago we largely wanted to keep our Alex haven here out of it all. But once we saw what is really going on, we just could not stand back and keep a distance anymore.

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Nearly 4 weeks into actively hunting fake pages and reporting fake accounts, scammer pages, and posting warnings in groups on Facebook. This is not what we signed up for as fansite admins, 10 years ago – but it has become part of our daily fan life.

There is utter confusion out there. Fans do not understand the concept of a REAL ALEX PAGE, a REAL FAN PAGE, a FAKE PAGE, or a FAKE FAN PAGE. 

We know the readers of this page might not be the ones who are confused, but we thought to explain it in any case. Hopefully, somewhere somebody can use it to understand better and become involved. (But I guess some would just be more confused)

  • A REAL ALEX O’LOUGHLIN PAGE – there is only one real page on social media – Alex’s official Facebook page created in 2010 – mainly run by his assistants and publicist to raise awareness for the charities he was involved with at the time. It has not been updated for years. But the one thing that I am grateful for about that page – it makes reporting Alex imposter pages somewhat easier on Facebook than on Instagram where there is no official page.
  • A REAL ALEX O’LOUGHLIN FAN PAGE – that is pages like ours, created by real fans, sharing pictures and news about Alex. Most of these pages are already a few years old. But how do you recognise these fan pages? They NEVER try to act like they are Alex or offer you any direct contact with Alex. Most have a clear description in the bio of the page.
  • A FAKE ALEX O’LOUGHLIN PAGE – they use Alex’s name and promise you that they are real. They make comments as if they are Alex. And they will quickly try to get you into a private talk with them. And that is where they can play mind tricks on you with all sorts of fake information, like fake, IDs, Fake driver’s licenses, fake, divorce papers, etc. Or fake fan club fees.
  • A FAKE ALEX O’LOUGHLIN FAN PAGE – that is a page that acts like they are fans, but they will pretty soon also try to get you into direct contact with them and offers some sort of scam of a membership card, or a private chat with Alex, etc.
  • A FAKE ALEX O’LOUGHLIN FACEBOOK GROUP – A fan group, started by scammers to post their scams.
  • A REAL ALEX O’LOUGHLIN FACEBOOK GROUP – They allow posts of Alex only. NO spam posts and no scam posters are allowed.

BUT with this last group, we have the biggest problem now!! Some fans started fan groups a long time ago, but now they have left it unmanaged. They are overrun by scammers and nobody is protecting the fans on there against these posts.

And with it, scammers and the uninformed stubborn fans who couldn’t be bothered about real or not, are slowly killing the Alex O’Loughlin fandom on Facebook and Instagram.

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Nearly all real fan facebook groups have gone private to protect themselves against scammers. And apparently, even in some of them, scammers’ posts are allowed. The few groups that are still public belong to either scammers, or to fans who left the fandom without closing down their groups. Unfortunately, because those groups are not managed, scammers enjoy the party!! Posting warnings on the groups and reporting them is not effectively working – yet.

It is actually heartbreaking to see what is happening in those groups.

  • Scammers post pretty pictures of Alex and “fans” cheer them on to scam uninformed naive people.
  • Scammers post the weirdest sh!t and fans just don’t care! They happily respond with comments.
  • Scammers create new fake “fan” pages that post pretty pictures on the groups to lure the innocent to scams, but so-called “fans” couldn’t care less, and they cheer them on with a standard comment of “pretty pictures” and “awesome”!

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At this moment in time, it feels as if there are more active scammers in the Alex O’Loughlin fandom than real fans …….

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So This Is How It Works With @Instagram & @Meta (#Instagram #Meta #scammers )

We rarely do a post that is not Alex-related – Well this one kind of still is, but also not. It is about what we have been doing for 10 years and what is being done to us, our fellow fans, and all celebrity fans now!

We have worked for nearly 10 years on our fan page on Instagram, making beautiful posts every day. Creating extra content. Providing information about Alex with pretty pictures and videos and gifs.

With all that hard work, we managed to accumulate just over 24 000 followers over all the years with nearly 3500 posts. For some that might not be much to show for all the years, but we believe that those who follow our page are real followers of Alex – and that is what we want.

But how does Instagram reward us for this loyalty, and work?

They let scammers open up fake Alex O’Loughlin pages with “bought followers”  – nearly 30 000 followers to start with.

Yes, we know those followers are bots and other fake accounts. But by doing that, the fake fan, and fake Alex, accounts create the illusion of being real. A wonderful place to scam the innocent and clueless. With so many followers they must be real right?!

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WHERE WILL THIS END?

With this policy of allowing scammers to flourish on their forum, they are not only AIDING and ABETTING criminals – they are also KILLING the real fandoms of celebrities. 

We can’t effectively report these pages, because Alex is not on Instagram, and to report a celebrity you need to have such an account to list in your report. Now you can just say, that you know the person and hope for the best.

All these fake Alex accounts look all innocent when you look at it, because it is only pretty pictures  – but it is what they do in private that breaks the law. AND we can’t prove any of it from the outside!

All I can say is I am not taking any of this very well at the moment.

Is this still really worth all the effort ………?

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At the moment – yes, it is still worth it.

We have worked to hard on this to just let it go and we will not let others just take the pleasure from us without a fight. 

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‘Moonlight’ Vampire #AlexOLoughlin Reborn as Surgeon in ‘Three Rivers’ – 2009

We used quotes from this article in a few stories, but I realised that we never posted the article.

It is a summary from old articles and most of it is repeats from other articles, but to keep our archives up to date we post it as well.

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Like the fans, Alex O’Loughlin loved Mick St. John, the vampire he played in the CBS series “Moonlight.”

“I loved Mick more than anybody,” O’Loughlin said in a recent interview in Pasadena, Calif.

“I had to live in his skin every day and every night for a long time.”

Although the series had devoted viewers, there was a lot of behind-the-scenes turmoil. The series went through four showrunners in its lone season.

“You have no idea the stuff that went on,” he said.

“I can’t believe it lasted as long as it did.”

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When CBS staked “Moonlight,” the network made it clear it still wanted to work with O’Loughlin.

The Australian native stars as organ transplant surgeon Dr. Andy Yablonski in “Three Rivers,” premiering Sunday at 9 p.m. on WBZ (Ch. 4).

“I read a bunch of scripts, and this was amazing,” he said. “And it was very different to what I’d come off. You can’t go looking for the same thing. I was looking for something antithetical from that role in a lot of ways because I’m an actor.

That’s my job. I don’t want to play the same role. The things it had in common with ‘Moonlight’ were the potential for wonderful storytelling, the epic nature of the stories, the incredible character development and all the really important things when it comes to drama.”

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The 34-year-old was wary of playing a surgeon.

“I don’t have any training in medicine. And there’s so much to learn, even just to get off the ground and be convincing when you say the words,” he said.

To prepare for the role, O’Loughlin shadowed Dr. Gonzalo “Gonzo” Gonzalez-Stawinski, a cardiothoracic surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic.

“My role is based on him,” he said.

“I did his rounds with him and picked his brain. I was with him all day and all night and spent a lot of time in the operating room. I realized how desperately obsessed I would become with medicine at that level.”

Gonzalez-Stawinski taught him how to suture on latex and pig skin. He practiced tying knots on gauze and doorknobs.

“I’ve chosen the wrong profession. I’m so boring. I should have been a doctor,” O’Loughlin said.

The actor, who also stars opposite Jennifer Lopez in the upcoming movie “The Back-Up Plan,” knows fans of “Moonlight” have been waiting for him to return to TV. He hopes they’ll tune in to “Three Rivers.

“I would be deeply saddened if they didn’t,” he said.

“But I guess I would understand.”

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#H50 News – What Will Your Last Tweet Be?

Did social media create the craziness or was it always there? Was the stupidity of the human race just well hidden behind closed doors before we could all just pour it out there for all to see right around the world within minutes?

Somewhere amongst all the chaos and ill will, you can still find some on social media who make it worth your while to still be there ……

Last year the Hawaii Five-0 Ohana lost a few people who formed part of the show.

  • On 29 August 2021, Ed Asner passed away at the ripe old age of 91. In 1975 on the old H5O he played master criminal August March in Episode 8:14 of the old show. And in 2012 in Episodes 2:19 and 3:02 of the new H50 he returned to play August March once again.

Ed was very active on Twitter and he seemed to be well-loved among his colleagues and most of the people around him. After his passing his son went on to tweet on his account and it is therefore difficult to know what his last tweets were, but from what one can see, it looks like his personal last tweet the day before his death read “Good Luck” to Elliott Robinson and “Happy Birthday” to Staz Johnson.

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  • On 21 September 2021, Willie Garson passed away at the age of 57. He played Gerard Hirsch on 9 Episodes of H50 between 2015 and 2020. 

Willie’s last tweet two weeks before his death reads:

“BE KIND TO EACH OTHER……ALWAYS. LOVE TO ALL. APPROACH KINDNESS.”

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  • On the same day as Willie, the H50 veteran Al Harrington also passed away at the age of 85. Al played Ben in 64 Episodes of the old H5O between 1969 and 1975. And he played Mamo on 10 episodes of the new H50 between 2011 and 2018.

Although he did not play a major part in the new show, Al attended most of the Blessing Ceremonies and SOTB events, and also took part in some of the charity events.  He always spread Aloha among the cast and crew.

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  • And now this week another screen legend passed away – and he was not only a guest star on Hawaii Five-0, Episode 2:18 in 2012, but he was also the father of lead actor Scott Caan.  James Caan passed away on 6 July 2022 at the age of 82.

Our condolences to Scott and his family on the passing of is father. 

Like some of the others I mentioned above, James also used Twitter and when you scroll through his timeline, you will see a wonderful tribute to his life and career. I think he used Twitter pretty well and for what it was intended.

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  • His last own tweet was a reply to the official account of the (Oscars) Academy on 28 June.

  • You can watch the video from CBS about the James Caan appearance on Hawaii Five-0. And hear what Scott and Alex had to say about him – and what he had to say about them.

To get back to the title of this post…..

Over the past years of being part of the Hawaii Five-0 fandom and more specifically being part of the fandom because of Alex, we have seen a lot of things on social media. There have been many squabbles among us all – and that is understandable in any society. We are not the same and do not think the same or love the same parts of things

Lately, however, our social media has been overrun with scams – luckily not Twitter so much as with Instagram and Facebook, where most of what is posted these days are from evildoers. They even used the passing of James Caan as a tool the lure innocent fans to their scams with fake condolences posts.

For us as fans, rather than spread nastiness, think of every tweet as maybe being your last word to the world in general ….. What will your last tweet be?

Maybe we can all learn from Willie’s last tweet and reflect on the words to be kinder to our fellow fans as well – to those who love what we love.

And rather spend our energy to focus on sharing what we love than to find fault with each other – and with it stand against those who want to rob us of our fandom pleasure by exploiting our fellow fans!

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