How GS is Different from other skating forums?
We are a news service as well as a forum.
We have individuals at events with press passes who go to the press events and write great, detailed reviews of the events.
We have great interviews with skaters. In fact, we get really good interviews on GS exactly because we do not allow indiscriminate trashing of skaters or coaches, nor do we allow unsupported rumors.
So before you post something that is thoroughly outrageous about a skater or team, consider how you (Jane Skatesalot) would respond to a request for a GS interview in the following case. You've never heard of GS, so you check it out to see whether or not you wish to be associated with GS. Now suppose you read on GS:
"Jane Skateslot reminds me of a vulture who eats her young."
If a GS reporter then asks:
"So, Jane , how about an exclusive interview for Golden Skate?"
What do you think you will tell the GS reporter? What do you think you will tell your friends, who are also elite skaters about GS?
GS also is intended to be a resource for young skaters, so we try to maintain a Suitable for Young Teens rating. As a result, we are quite picky that your language would be G rated, so to speak.
Are there any other guidelines that you find different or would like to ask questions about?
If so, bring it on. It's the off-season, and it's a good time to talk about these things.