Wicked Yankee Girl
New Fan Fest Threads-Please Adopt an Orphan?
You, too, can start one any time you like. We do not delete them. If you build it, they will come!
The first post need not be elaborate.
Here's a typical first post (In this case, Julia Lipnitskaya):
Originally Posted by koatcue
Later some mod may come by and do a Summer Fan Fest Fete Update and put in lots of links to vids and articles, but you needn't put in any links at all in your first post unless you want to. BTW, Getting this kind of an update is one of the benefits of starting a Fan Fest.
So please, come join the fun!
Here's our Index of Fan Fest threads.
It is stickied to the top of the Fan Fest Forum. The skaters' names are clickable links to their respective threads. If a skater you like is missing, do add them.
If you're in a smaller federation, you might consider adding a Team link like these excellent ones:
Australian Figure Skaters
Promising Latvian Skaters
There are lots of great skaters and teams who don't have threads yet .
Here are a few of our orphans that are still waiting for fans to adopt them and give them a fan fest home:
Rachel Parsons & Michael Parsons
Viktoria Kavaliova & Yurii Bieliaiev
Zhang Kexin (has she retired?)
Irina Shtork & Taavi Rand
Alessandra Cernushchi & Filippo Ambrosini, ITA
Emi Hirai & Marien de la Asuncion
Rebeka Kim & Kirill Minov
June Hyoung Lee
Natalia Kaliszek & Maksym Spodyriev
Celia Robledo & Luis Fenero
ANY AND ALL SYNCHRO
ADOPTIONS IN PROGRESS
GOLDEN SKATE ADOPTEES
to the new sponsors
Alisa Agafonova & Alper Ucar ADOPTED
Dmitri Aliev ADOPTED
Elladj Baldé ADOPTED
Alina Beletskaya ADOPTED
Hayleigh Bell & Rudi Swiegers ADOPTED updated
Chafik Besseghier ADOPTED
Jessica Calalang & Zack Sidhu ADOPTED updated
Anastasia Cannuscio & Colin McManus ADOPTED updated
Marisa Castelli & Mervin Tran ADOPTED updated
Alaine Chartrand ADOPTED updated
Nathan Chen ADOPTED updated
Da Bin Choi ADOPTED updated
Kailani Craine ADOPTED
Gabrielle Daleman ADOPTED updated
Kim Deguise Léveillée ADOPTED updated
Nicole Della Monica & Matteo Guarise ADOPTED updated
Gretchen Donlan & Nate Bartholomay ADOPTED updated
Lina Fedorova & Maxim Miroshkin RUS ADOPTED updated
Laurence Fournier Beaudry & Nikolaj Sorensen ADOPTED updated
Marta Garcia ADOPTED updated
Elene Gedevanishvili ADOPTED
Maria Golubtsova & Kirill Belubrov ADOPTED
Charlene Guignard & Marco Fabbri ADOPTED updated
Piper Gilles & Paul Poirier. ADOPTED updated
Grant Hochstein ADOPTED
Sara Hurtado & Adria Diaz. ADOPTED updated
Vanessa James & Morgan Cipres ADOPTED updated
Riona Kato ADOPTED updated
Tarah Kayne & Danny O'Shea ADOPTED updated
Hae-Jin Kim ADOPTED
Angelina Kuchvalska ADOPTED updated
Sonia Lafuente ADOPTED updated
Vivian Le ADOPTED
Laurine Lecavelier ADOPTED updated
Dee Dee Leng & Simon Shnapir ADOPTED updated
Alena Leonova ADOPTED updated
Peter Liebers ADOPTED
Veronik Mallet ADOPTED updated
Valentina Marchei & Ondrej Hotarek ADOPTED updated
Jenna McCorkell ADOPTED updated
Maé-Bérénice Méité ADOPTED updated
Lorraine McNamara & Quinn Carpenter ADOPTED
Konstantin Menshov. ADOPTED updated
Daisuke Murakami ADOPTED updated
Alexandra Nazarova & Maxim Nikitin ADOPTED updated
Miyabi Oba ADOPTED
Nicole Orford & Asher Hill ADOPTED
Élisabeth Paradis & François-Xavier Ouellette. CAN ADOPTED updated
Alexandra Paul & Mitchell Islam ADOPTED updated
Roxanne Rheault ADOPTED updated
Daniel Samohin ADOPTED updated
Alexa Scimeca & Chris Knierim ADOPTED updated
Julianne Seguin & Charlie Bilodeau ADOPTED updated
Team Spain ADOPTED updated
Team Cyprus ADOPTED updated
Federica Testa & Lukas Csolley SVK ADOPTED
Deniss Vasiljevs ADOPTED
Wang Shiyue & Liu Xinyu ADOPTED updated
Johnny Weir ADOPTED
Yu Xiaoyang & Wang Chen ADOPTED updated
Zhao Yue & Zheng Xun ADOPTED updated
Tiffany Zahorski & Jonathon Guerreiro ADOPTED updated
Miriam Ziegler & Severin Kiefer ADOPTED
Last edited by dorispulaski; 10-01-2015 at 07:16 PM.
Great idea & post!
Will you be editing this post - adding new orphans, removing those who have been given a home etc? I'm thinking your post could be like a permanent "FF Orphanage"
I would gladly adopt Seguin/Bilodeau but since I don't speak French, I might find it more difficult to write link/interview descriptions.
If Gilles/Poirier are still homeless, I am definitely prepared to give them a loving home
ETA: Noticed that you just added skaters and got thinking: Languages!
I enjoy reading articles/watching interviews/looking at skaters' IG postings, but I don't speak Spanish or French. Like I'll watch an interview with S/B, but it's in French and I get frustrated because it seems interesting/fun but I don't understand what they're saying.
I'm wondering if the multilingual people on this forum would have time/interest to add short translations to the links, either a sentence or two just after it, or a link to a longer translation written in a post somewhere down the thread?
I myself would be happy to do this for any Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian & Icelandic stuff. What do you think?
Last edited by TMC; 05-09-2015 at 06:45 AM.
I did the Astakhova/Rogonov thread and I will also post the Marchei/Hotarek thread
Thanks you for letting us know! These guys are too great to not have a thread!!
Wicked Yankee Girl
Thank you for your generous offers!
One of the joys of Fan Fests is that fans are very often happy to do translations! This is one of the best things about the Julia Lipnitskaya and Yuzuru Hanyu threads. Some amazingly generous fans have even done translations of video documentaries
Furthermore, because Fan Fest threads are relatively permanent, a request for a translation may be filled quite a while after it was made, too.
And yes, I will add new orphans and remove happy adoptees. This thread, when it seems to have run its course in the Edge, will be moved to Fan Fests forum in some fashion I have not yet decided on.
Another thing. Be sure to Subscribe to Fan Fests for skaters you particularly love. This can be done when you post an initial thread (Scroll down before you hit post)
Or from Thread Tools on the tool bar at the top of the thread.
If you pick Control Panel notifications, you can see all your notifications by clicking on Settings at top right corner of each page.
If a skater is a particular fav, you might decide to pick Email notification, and GS will email you at the address on file with us when your chosen thread is updated. (you can pick from daily, weekly, or instant notification)
Subscriptions can be edited and changed from your Settings/Profile pages, or by editing any post you make/have made on a thread.
Last edited by dorispulaski; 05-09-2015 at 07:49 AM.
I'm ready to contribute with translations from Italian, French and Spanish.
Wicked Yankee Girl
Anyone who would like something translated from 'my languages' above, please send me a pm and I'll help you out as soon as I can
I am going to start the thread for Sara Hurtado and Adria Díaz
Nutjob On Ice
I started one for Piper Gilles & Paul Porier and shall do Alaine Chartrand's!
Last edited by Layback11; 05-09-2015 at 10:18 AM.
Wicked Yankee Girl
Wonderful! I love them!
And do any of you have a good idea for how to handle translation requests?
What has happened in the past is that people put a request in a Fan Fest thread, and another would (if all went well) do a translation.
It would be nice if we had a better way to handle translation requests that would not put too great a burden on any of our volunteers. I have some thoughts, but so far have not gotten a super slick way to do it.
Maybe create a TRANSLATION REQUESTS discussion either in the fan fest or in the edge. People post the articles, videos whatever they would like translated and other members can visit the thread if/when they want and translate what they can. This way, everybody can see the translation requests so there is more chances it will be translated than in individual fan threads for example. But also it doesn't put pressure on any member, they can just translate if/when they want.
Originally Posted by dorispulaski
Once it is translated, the original poster can then post in the individual fan pages
Last edited by daphenaxa; 05-09-2015 at 10:41 AM.
Nutjob On Ice
Besides Gilles/Poirier, I did one for Alaine Chartrand and Gabrielle Daleman. My goal is to put up five of them, so I'll choose two more when I have time!
PS does anyone know if Madeline Aaron and Max Settlage have one?
Last edited by Layback11; 05-09-2015 at 10:50 AM.
This sounds good!
Originally Posted by daphenaxa
Wicked Yankee Girl
yes A&S have a thread. You can see their listing in the index thread.
Originally Posted by Layback11
Last edited by dorispulaski; 05-09-2015 at 01:02 PM.
Team Russian Silver Foxes
I've thought of starting a thread for Konstantin many a time, but I was worried it would just be me, myself and I posting there...but he does deserve one. I'll start it today.