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    What a refreshing board!!!

    This is my first post here and I hope I'm putting it in an appropriate place. I've been a figure skating fan since I was a kid (MANY years ago LOL) but never a skater. I just have tremendous respect for all of the skaters and the hard work it takes over years to create such beauty on ice.

    I am SO GLAD to have found this board!! I've read many posts this morning and am thrilled to see how respectful everyone is even when opinions might differ.

    I can't wait to watch the GP finals on TV this weekend. I love it when skaters put together great performances - I guess I'm a sucker for upset victories!! I hope that all of the top skaters "pull it together" for Nationals and Worlds. I'd love to see great head to head competition with everyone skating clean. That's my dream competition as a fan.

    I'm reading the COP threads with interest. I agree with many of you that anonymous judging is still a huge problem - I hope that part goes out the window. I'm glad to see a more detailed scoring system that if implemented properly, allows for judging of specific technical and presentation elements. I think the skaters deserve to be evaluated in a more complete way than the old system allowed for. I also think the scoring system encourages more complete skating - i.e. we're seeing the difficulty (and subsequently the excitement) of things like spins and spirals going up. It's nice to see something other than jumps being rewarded.

    I hope the ISU cleans up the judging debacle. I hope under COP that at minimum it's more difficult for judges to cheat just based on a more complex scoring system. (sad)

    Thanks for listening to my ramble here - I really look forward to getting to know all of you better, and to participating in a skating board that seems "sane."

    Doggygirl

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    welcome to the board!

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    Hi doggygirl,

    Don't know if the powers-that-be, also known as moderators, agree, but I think your post is OK here.]

    Glad to hear new people enjoying themselves here. Welcome!

    Have you checked out Le Cafe? Are you a skater (or ex)? New fan? Old fan? Hey, start a Cafe thread for yourself and other newbies to introduce themselves.

    Happy Holidays and Happy watching fs on tv.

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    Welcome!!

    and to participating in a skating board that seems "sane
    Let's just say that most of us are. Yes, Doggygirl it is a very, very good board and our mother, Paula, only has to reprimand us a few times a year. Behind her back, we call her Mommie Dearest.

    Dee

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    Hi Doggygirl - welcome to Golden Skate!! I for one would love to hear about your four dogs; I have two beautiful Golden Retrievers who are my pride and joy, and the inspiration behind my username.

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    Doggygirl - Welcome to the Golden Skate Forum which has members from all over the world. We are an international group.

    Joesitz

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    Welcome aboard, Doggygirl! I'm also a newbie, joining a few days ago after someone at a soap board told me about this place

    It's addictive!

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    Wow! Your "hi, I'm new" post realllllly outdid mine Hi, by the way!

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    What a refreshing board!!!

    Doggygirl:

    Welcome to GS. Most of us have been lurking here for quite sometime. I am a former skater, but now I am just an "armchair" expert and devoted fan. I found your post quite refreshing. I plan to watch the GP finals this weekend too. Of course, I am thrilled to bits for Emanuel Sandhu as he hails from my corner of the world - Vancouver, BC.

    Happy watching this weekend and look forward to your thoughts.

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    Welcome, Doggygirl. Hope you have fun here.

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    Welcome to the board!!! I hope that you stay and also that you enjoy many of the topics and discussions here! We are a lively group here! LOL :D

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    welcome aboard! Stay long and enjoy with us! ----- It just starts to get exciting now with 4cc, euros, nationals and worlds around the corner.

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    Thanks for the big welcome!!

    I look forward to sharing information, opinions etc. as the skating season moves into high gear! You guys are great.

    GoldenLady, nice to meet a fellow dog crazed person! I will start a thread in the cafe so all of us dog lovers can gush over our 4-legged children.

    DG

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    Welcome!

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    Welcome to the board! We are generally a respectful lot here - one of the things I appreciate most about the board as well. Who are some of your favs?

    I agree about COP. It has shown a lot of potential throughout the season, and I really like the encouragement of well-rounded programs. Jumping contests do nothing for me. But that pesky anonymous judging is still worrying.

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