I would like to add one more note.
The coolest thing about Gio's original thread was that it sparked an interesting discussion about cultural norms in different parts of the world. Medusa, in particular, made a nice post.
Golden Skate aspires to be a truly international figure skating board. Of course we cherish all our U.S. and Canadian members. We have a good representation from Asia, especially Japan, and also some South American and Australian contributors, which is very cool because figure skating is not a big sport in many countries south of the equator.
But the fact is, we really, really, really would like to attract more European posters. Tell your friends! Post often, post long!