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    The season cometh-how do we make it a friendly, really fun place

    I thought of some boring ideas and look to you all to find funny ones, a contest, faux "fines" etc. You are all so bright, very creative, too.

    It occurred to me seeing a comment that a poster was being disrespectful, not a major thing but these interrupt good threads then they get closed for silly reasons.

    I thought it would be funny to do our New Year resolutions early...i'll start

    I resolve to actually re-read the GS guidelines before the season!

    I resolve not to tweet re skating while driving. (This should be doable as I no longer drive, and have no Twitter acct)

    so far I'm batting 1000.

    Any good ideas on how the season can be less bloody with all the old faves returning??
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    Hmm, I don't want GS to be less bloody. This should be an extremely exciting season and hopefully heads will roll.

    I must say, it's pretty cool how CoP has made the fields more deep, even if it has somewhat ruined the art of ice skating at the same time. There are more podium contenders than ever (of course, less and less rewards and money to go around though ). Just getting top 10 at Worlds is going to be a really big accomplishment now in the Men's field. Everyone has a much firmer grasp of what they need to do in order to get better, whereas before CoP came about skaters weren't as aware of what they needed to be doing. Mass spread of information with the internet has certainly helped foster the current environment as well.

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    Oh, I just don't want to see the Yuna/mao wars round two. Too much blood even for my taste.

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    friedly? Every thing is better fried, I support this idea. But the Yuna/Mao threads are a lost cause, I'm afraid.

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    There is a bunch of sports where opponents' fans are friendly to each other. The reason is simple- more or less fair judgement. I wonder if it ever will be the case with FS. The rason of unfriendlyness is the corruption of the moder judging system. Naturaly it's kind of naive to ask people to shup up when they see unfairness. It's simply not in human nature.

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    Isn't it a fun and friendly place already?! First of all, good for you that you are still interested in all these things and posting here! I wish you the best! Second, I don't know what you are expecting when you were the one who brought up politicking from Russians in Sochi when Sochi is not even here yet? Expecting no fireworks in a general forum seems impossible. It is not the reason of fair or unfair judging. It's the result of conflicts of personal interests. Some people see things more biased than others. Like BoP said, it's sometimes bloody. But in the meantime, it's exciting and fun. As long as we all follow the forum guide, I don't see any problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skateluvr View Post

    I resolve to actually re-read the GS guidelines before the season!
    Here you go. Please feel free to click on the guidelines!

    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...ed-Jun-5-2011)

    There will be a quiz later

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebonnet View Post
    Second, I don't know what you are expecting when you were the one who brought up politicking from Russians in Sochi when Sochi is not even here yet?
    "It's always bloddy Russia!" The sense of humor (except probably the one down the waistline) is individual and not international. Sarcasm is also difficult to get when it is written. No wonder if someone fails.
    It is not the reason of fair or unfair judging. It's the result of conflicts of personal interests.
    Booing in Nice wasn't personal. It was the result of unfair judgement and corruption of the system. "Personal" is when you attack someone who wasn't addressing any poster particularly like you are doing now. You can start with yourself working on making this place friendly.

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    The season cometh-how do we make it a friendly, really fun place
    Here is my answer to your question, skateluvr: "No worries my friend, because we have Mathman and Olympia on GS forum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue dog View Post
    Here you go. Please feel free to click on the guidelines!

    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...ed-Jun-5-2011)

    There will be a quiz later
    I go to learn. What will be the punishment if anybody doesn't meet the demands? I'm excited...

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    You are very kind, Deedee1.

    Actually, IMHO there is one simple test that goes a long way. If the subject of your sentence relates to figure skating, that's a good post. If the subject of your sentence is another poster, well, that can be a little off topic.

    Example:

    (a) Joubert is better than Buttle.

    (b) No, Buttle is better than Joubert. You are stupid.

    Which part is off topic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    You are very kind, Deedee1.

    Actually, IMHO there is one simple test that goes a long way. If the subject of your sentence relates to figure skating, that's a good post. If the subject of your sentence is another poster, well, that can be a little off topic.

    Example:

    (a) Joubert is better than Buttle.

    (b) No, Buttle is better than Joubert. You are stupid.

    Which part is off topic?

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    it's actually secret option number three of demanding things of others

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    Quote Originally Posted by plushyfan View Post
    I go to learn. What will be the punishment if anybody doesn't meet the demands? I'm excited...
    I am still drafting the code of points for judging the answers of the test!

    Back to skateluvr's question-- I think one of the best ways to make this season more fun is to have everyone try skating! I encourage all of you to head out to the rink. If not for group lessons, then even just to take a lap around the ice!

    Now, I know that perhaps some are limited, physically. For that, a trip to the rink will help, too! You can see some of the moves up close.
    Last edited by blue dog; 08-13-2012 at 02:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue dog View Post
    Here you go. Please feel free to click on the guidelines!

    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...ed-Jun-5-2011)

    There will be a quiz later
    LoL. I love the part where it says ."And in the interest of lively discussions, we encourage all to be HONEST and not worry about being PC all the time, as we pride ourselves as being the "funnest" FS forum on the net! P_AR_T_Y!!!!!! " Thems are great guidelines!

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