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Community Recap: June 2021

TheresaV
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You guessed it right. Believe it or not but another month has passed and brought us further into the year. And whilst Summer so far is a bit underwhelming this year, we can't say the same about last month here on the Community sun

 

Below is just a small summary of all the great content we had over the past month of June. And as always it's not too late to take part, just leave a comment in the thread and let us know which of June's topics was your personal favourite!

 

 

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The Games

 

Word Hunt Diamond - Game 65 Challenge?

Not that the usual Word Hunt Diamond Games by @Mi-Amigo are easy, he decided to give us a bit of the challenge with the 65th version of the game. Missed this one? Come back any Tuesday morning and have a go at the next Word Hunt Diamond!

 

[GAME] Sports Word Search Puzzle

We all know that our community members are good with words. But we do still get a surprise at how good they actually are. See for yourself in June's special Sports Word Search Puzzle and keep you eyes peeled on the Off-topic section for more games coming soon!

 

 

The Laughs

 

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With summer solstice in June, @Cleoriff joined her forces with a little help from @Mi-Amigo to give us one of her (in)famous One Sentence Stories. Lots of imagination, lots of laughs and guaranteed a head rolling in either of these, make these the perfect summer afternoon read for anyone (you were warned)...

 

Community Movie Night - Pet Sematary

Having become a regular monthly event, we of course had another Community Movie Night in June. With the theme being around Stephen King/horror films, you decided for Pet Sematary for the film to watch and I still can't walk past a cat and act normal.

 

The Wednesday Laugh

As always on Wednesdays, @Bambino gave us a reason to smile with his Wednesday Laugh series. Haven't seen them before? Make sure to check the Off-Topic sessions on Wednesday for your own giggle.

 

 

The Talents

 

Community Awards 2020 - The Winners!

After two weeks of votes flowing in by all of our members, we have counted and found the winners of the Community Awards for 2020. But even if you haven't won, just remember you are all winners in our heart.

 

Nature Photography Day - Community Prize Draw

A fan of everything that's happening outside your front door? We are too! That's why we celebrated Nature Photography Day with a little competition. Even though this is over, why don't you pop in and share your favourite nature shots?

 

Set up complete and tuned

Our very own community musician @liggerz87 is back to show us his new drum set up and share one of his newest recordings with us. Music fan? Join him and maybe we can have our very own O2 Community band soon!

 

 

The Discussions

 

What are you watching right now?

After our @Cleoriff has discovered that there is no designated thread to discuss what you are currently bingeing on the telly, we sure knew that we had to change that. And here we are! Join the conversation and get some great recommendations to fill the evening hours! And if you are into the newly launched Loki show on Disney+, then make sure to join in the conversation on our Loki Discussion thread!

 

Football Talk

Not a new thread, however brought back to live with the Euros dominating our TV screens at home and in the pubs across the nation. Join the discussion on who you think should win (and lose)! And if you don't like football, @LukasB  made (the attempt at starting) an Anti Football Club here!

 

Super Speed o2 5G

Already using 5G in your area? Our very own @madasaf1sh went to check the speed of the 5G connection in his area. Why not run your own speed test and compare?

 

 

The Events

 

It’s World Bicycle Day! 🚲

For all the cycling fans out there, this thread celebrates your love for the two-wheeled means of transportation with everyone sharing their likes and dislikes, do's and don'ts for those who cycle and those who don't.

 

Partial Solar Eclipse - 10th June

What would we do with ourselves if we didn't have you guys. @GrumpyGit, formerly known as AngryGeezer made sure to remind us of the partial solar eclipse last month. Maybe you caught a glimpse of it too?

 

It’s Best Friends Day!

Another Day to celebrate! This time it was Best Friends Day and we all came together to share our memories of friends that have been accompanying us over the years, both outside as well as inside of the community!

 

 

🆕 NEWS, UPDATES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

 

What Is NEW?

 

O2 celebrating Pride month throughout June

With June being Pride month, we at O2 were joining the celebrations across all of our channels. Check this post to find out what we have been doing and how you can join to support the cause!

 

Virgin Media O2 launches today

After months in the making, we were finally able to share the big news of the merger between O2 and Virgin Media. Read all about what that means for you in this announcement.

 

The O2 is now in Fortnite!

Working with Island Records and Epic Games, O2 has announced that London’s The O2 is now available to explore in the world’s biggest game, Fortnite, within Fortnite Creative! Make sure to check it out yourself!

 

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The threads above are just a small selection of the great content posted by all of you last month. So don't be shy - Let us know your highlights from June below! 

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@TheresaV 

So much great content for June, it hard to pick favourites.

 

No secret how much I love the Word Hunt Diamond. My favourite quiz of all. This along with WRQ keeps my old brain active.

 

The Community Award Results were a bit of a shock to me. Got a bit weepy, truth be known and have to give thanks everyone who cast their votes for me.heart

 

The best friends section was lovely to reminisce about friends, old and new. Also those people on the community who I have never met but formed a close bond with.

 

@Bambino's Weds laughs are great and never fail to cheer me up.

 

The One Sentence Stories are so funny. It doesn't matter who sets the scene, it's the lovely mad people on here who make it hilarious. Thanks to @LukasB who created the very first one and never forgetting my partner in gore @Mi-Amigo who has so many mad ideas, he has to be reined in at times heart

 

Also loved the Community Movie night. If honest I didn't think I would enjoy them as much as I do.

 

Finally, the community on the whole is a great place to be, particularly with the challenges we all faced over the last 18 months. It kept me sane. (I think) Smiley Very Happy

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The Anti- football thread was the worst!
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@GrumpyGit joy

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But it was the best football thread! 😉
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Great words for a great month @Cleoriff smiling

 

I wholeheartedly agree with everything you mentioned! It's great to see everyone staying to be so involved even if what's going on in the world is calming down a bit now. From games to news, sports, and jokes - All of the people on the community make this happen hugging 

 

And glad to hear you are enjoying the movie nights wink I really do too and am already awaiting the next one (with high hopes that it will be one not keeping me up all night)!

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The Anti- football thread was the worst!

Love your enthusiasm @GrumpyGit sweat_smile

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Firstly, my grateful thanks to everyone who voted for me in the Community Awards, much appreciated and I was surprised at how popular WRQ and WHD must be to get such an award. Bow

There was so much going on this month on the Community, and I`m sure everyone found something they liked.

As most people know, I love quizzes and word game. So thank you @TheresaV and @Cleoriff for mentioning the Word Hunt Diamond game. I am so pleased that so many enjoy and take part in each of these games. Apart from running WHD, I also enjoyed taking part in @TheresaV `s Sports Word Search, and with my limited knowledge of most sports, was surprised at how many words I found.

Special mention must be made of @Cleoriff `s brilliant One Sentence Summer Solstice Story Shocked, which it was a privilege to be involved in Bow, and to take part, with my madcap sense of humour running riot.

Community Movie Night was brilliant - even if some did find it scary - and hope we have another one soon.thumbsup

Thanks to @Bambino for his Wednesday Day - something I always look forward to seeing joy

And I`ve so enjoyed the Football thread [not @LukasB `s rival, which sort of got taken over joy] and to indulge in everything connected with Euro 2020 soccer

I had fun during June and hope July will be as much fun on this brilliant Community

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And we can all point to @LukasB as the biggest thread FAIL of the month....wink

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