I think different countries have different responses from the fans, I had plenty of Japanese fans voting for Plush, for some reason the Japanese fans are more willing to vote. Maybe other formats would be more suitable for fans from other countries? What do you think?
If someone wants to start new threads for the new battles go ahead, I prefer not to do it myself because I don't want to flood the forum with a new thread for my site every three days.
As for your questions:
IMO, the battle suppose to attract more votes since fans are at 'war', and the name is fine for such purpose (to have a winner over certain subject). So keep on and have fun!
Difference among countries sure: Japanese are crazy about FS so it is understandable majority votes come from Japan.
i just thought if the rest of post is to discuss about new battles, it is better to have its own thread. Maybe you can open a post name just '3-day battle' but not put skaters name.
Or you could call it "Three-Day Battle: Vote for Your Favorite."
I can see that more Japanese fans would vote because I see them as one of the most extensively wired of all countries, along with South Korea. They're always among the first to post YouTube videos of skaters, for instance. But it's nice that many of them voted for Plushenko.
joeperryfan -- maybe as you update the title, you can update the most "Current Battle" on your first page/first post? I can imagine the links to your pages would get lost in the shuffle if left in the middle of the thread.
Unfortunately, only moderators can rename a thread so that the name is displayed in the Edge. The rename by the original poster would only show in the first post on the thread.
Wonderful, both of them! I was surprised that the Kismet music was not what I expected: to me, Kismet means the Broadway musical based on Borodin's original music (highly adapted, but recognizable, and I adore Borodin), and this was something else entirely. Very nice, though. As for the skating, for me it was Shen/Zhao all the way. Their flow, their strength, and the beautiful Lea Ann Miller choreography put them ahead. However, I was also impressed by Aliona and Robin, whom I always enjoy. They are my favorite current pair, and I love their unison and strength. They can't beat Shen/Zhao for connection, though. Few people can.
Btw I wonder what their music choice for next season is going to be? I think the soundtrack to 'Django' would suit their skating style (powerful, clean, original) wonderfully. Or some fun programm to 'the minions' but I doubt that's Olympic Gold medal material?
Aliona and Robin should get my vote.
I'm glad you're enjoying the poll. The results are very close so far, S/S 20 votes, S/Z 21.
This poll is open until 17:00 PM, the next one will be the first "Odd Duck" where routines from different sports are up for voting, you'll see why when it's published
I went with S/S. S/Z's powerful big moves impress, but the choreo and intricate moves of S/S's style really captured the mood of this music best for me.