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    what's the fairest online forum on FS?

    As the title mentions, I'm looking for a fair and good debating place on the web. I like GS but I find little respect for skaters. any recommended plac?

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    Try FSU but you always will find some opinion you dont like or in your eyes unfair, besides almost all people have their favorites and sometimes we are biased. But I see you are from Japan, there are not good japanese forums??, I would think that because FS is so important in Japan

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayayukiituka View Post
    As the title mentions, I'm looking for a fair and good debating place on the web. I like GS but I find little respect for skaters. any recommended plac?
    When you find one let me know. I've never seen one.

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    ayayu, i am not sure whether you can find an open forum where there's a high level of etiquette because you are 'talking to unknown people from all over the world, of various ages, background and culture'.
    Like in real life, there will always be good and bad apples. And I think the bad applies tend to intentionally misbehave in the virtual world because there is no accountability. If you have a favourite, just stick to the fan thread. Sometimes, you can fine nice people who can become your real life friends within the fan thread just as I did. I have read several forums. I do find some can be more respectful and reasonable and some less. You have to look for what suits you best. Try googling your favourite's name and forum and you may find some nice forums where you feel comfortable to post.
    Good luck.

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    Yeah, the fairest, overall best forum I've found is this one, for better or worse.

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    Goldenskate is by far the best because I post here exclusively.

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    They're are great posters, and then there are really vicious posters who enjoy creating controversy and conflict. If you feel you want to avoid that sort of thing, click on the profile and then click the ignore button. That way you can avoid any posters you find to be disrespectful. The ignore button improves my experience of forums no end.

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    There are a few forums dedicated to certain skaters i.e. Kwan, Yuna, Mao. If you're looking more for a forum where you'll mostly hear (or rather read) good things about your favorite skater/s you could try such skater-specific message boards. Otherwise, virtually every forum I've been too (including FSU) there is always strong opinions and/or criticism for or against this skater or that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blades of Passion View Post
    Goldenskate is by far the best because I post here exclusively.


    Actually, you BOP (who offers unbiased thoughts and unique/fresh perspective) is one of reasons I enjoy GS forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tulosai View Post
    Yeah, the fairest, overall best forum I've found is this one, for better or worse.
    Totally agree. There is disagreement here, but compared to other skating forums, there is not as much nastiness directed at skaters here.

    I think what happens, here or elsewhere, is that people get sensitive about any critique of their favorites. Fortunately, here, the "hater" label is not thrown around as frequently as it is at other skating forums. I find it is easier here to say "eh...don't like skater A's (fill in the blank--could be music, costume, footwork, arms, whatever)" without another poster screaming "hater" and getting bent out of shape. That is the best you're going to get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coriana View Post
    They're are great posters, and then there are really vicious posters who enjoy creating controversy and conflict. If you feel you want to avoid that sort of thing, click on the profile and then click the ignore button. That way you can avoid any posters you find to be disrespectful. The ignore button improves my experience of forums no end.
    Totally agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blades of Passion View Post
    Goldenskate is by far the best because I post here exclusively.

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    Personally, I haven't hung around on other skating forums for quite some time now, so I can't really give any opinion on GS versus others. But can tell you based on my experience with the internet in general: on any forum with a decent amount of activity, there will always be posters that will irritate you somehow. If you're looking for an online forum to hang around where you won't encounter any disrespect, bias, stupidity, rudeness, or people endlessly repeating the same crap in different threads like broken records, you are in for a long and fruitless search, IMO. The most you can hope for is a place where this stays at a tolerable level and doesn't derail too much discussion.

    I second (third?) the suggestion to use the ignore feature, if you're serious enough about it to actually not look at so-and-so's posts. (I can never resist having a peek, but that's me.)

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    facebook. friend those that don't annoy you/agree with your viewpoint and then you don't have to deal with trolls (or if you do you can block/ban them yourself).

    my "vacation" from all message boards was the best thing I ever could've done... thinking of going back to just doing facebook again. I just don't have it in me anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayayukiituka View Post
    As the title mentions, I'm looking for a fair and good debating place on the web. I like GS but I find little respect for skaters. any recommended plac?
    You started a thread on GS so that people will help you find an alternative to GS? That's... interesting.

    If you're looking for forums that are positive about skaters, I would second Sasha'sSpins' recommendation that you check out ones devoted to your favorite skaters. E.g. there's the Yuna forums for her fans, Plushenko forums for his fans, and so on. You can't expect skating fans on a general discussion forum to adhere to your definition of respect.

    I also recommend making use of the ignore list feature.

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