Proboards Celebrates Gareth Gates

CarolStarred Page By Carol, 5th Aug 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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It is 4 years since Deborah and her partner H set up Proboards, a site to celebrate Gareth Gates, and it continues to thrive. Read on to find out more.

Proboards Celebrates Gareth Gates

When the Official Site for Gareth Gates was revamped , it did not include message boards for fans to post and chat with their friends. Deborah had been a moderator on there for over ten years. She had the knowledge and the know how to create her own Unofficial site, and so Proboards was created in 2011. She also created a sister site on google, and used all of her skills to make a place that all fans were welcome to view, even if they didn't want to become a member

There were a lot of hurdles to overcome, but she showed the patience that she has in abundance against all the slings and arrows, and 4years later, the site continues to thrive. Her loyalty to Gareth, and her dedication to pleasing his fans, and increasing his fan base was the driving force that kept her going during difficult times.

The Fans Participation

Deborah steps back and lets her moderators put up topics, she likes to do her work quietly in the background, and never expects any praise for it. She also actively encourages fans participation, and encourages them to share their videos of Gareth's performances on the site. Currently we have videos supplied by Ann and Peter Harris to enjoy. This is particularly nice for fans who are unable to get to his gigs. It means they can still feel very much a part of it.

Proboards is a fun site, like Gareth, we don't take ourselves too seriously, and Deborah and her man H, who has a great sense of humour, regularly organise site parties.Andrea, who is a regular poster brings out her very amusing emoticons, and it's all great fun.

Celebrating Gareth

For many years previously, Deborah arranged a birthday and Christmas card in which all the fans could send him their own personal message. Although it takes a lot of organising, she still does it now, and it has proved so popular, we now include his fans on Twitter and Facebook. On his recent birthday, we had more fans than ever before. This year she chose the picture on Twitter when he got locked in his new car.

Gareth has recently had to take some time out for voice rest, and to have treatment for his vocal chords. Many of the fans showed their support in their messages, so they were naturally very thrilled when a video was released of Gareth holding up the card, and thanking everyone for their support.

The Secret of Success

The reason why Proboards enjoys such success, and regularly has 200 plus visitors every day is very simple. We celebrate everything that is good about Gareth. The site is respected by the fans, and there are no arguments on threads, if there were, the troublemakers and spammers would be asked to conform, and then they would be welcome to stay.

I am a junior moderator, and I play a very small part, because of my own commitments, in helping to run this very efficient site. I am very proud to be a part of it, along with Q. I want to say thank you to Deborah and Helping Hands, who I know supports her loyally from the side-lines, for creating this site for the family of great Gareth fans.

My thanks to Youtube for the video, and Wikipedia for the images
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author avatar Carol
I am a proud mother and grandmother, and an author. I have had 7 books published. My hobbies are walking, swimming, and playing badminton. I try to raise more awareness of autism with my writing.

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author avatar Carol
6th Aug 2015 (#)

Thank you Mark for the quick moderation and star.

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author avatar WOGIAM
6th Aug 2015 (#)

I admire and respect Gareth Gates, he is a gentleman and role model for talented public figures. I just may look up this fan website. Cheers and thank you for sharing this information.

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author avatar Carol
6th Aug 2015 (#)

Wogiam you would be very welcome to join us, and I will be glad to help you in any way that I can.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
7th Aug 2015 (#)

Gareth has passionate fan support that tells about his personality.

Thanks Carol for this uplifting post - siva

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author avatar Carol
8th Aug 2015 (#)

You are welcome Siva

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author avatar ANN
9th Aug 2015 (#)

GREAT ARTICLE CAROL. AND WHAT A HAPPY DEDICATED WEBSITE FOR GARETH FANS IT IS.. I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'D DO WITHOUT IT TO SHARE ALL THAT IS GARETH .

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author avatar Carol
12th Aug 2015 (#)

You are a very loyal fan Ann xx

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author avatar D in The Darling
24th Aug 2015 (#)

And I say thank you too. This world needs a lot of people like you. No I take that back! If there were a lot of people like you, would "special" have the same meaning? You're special and thanks for sharing this.

It's been a while. So, how are you doing Carol?

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author avatar Carol
24th Aug 2015 (#)

oh bless you Dinthe, I have not heard from you for ages. I am fine, I hope you are too, and thanks for visiting my page. x

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