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Originally Posted by brightphoton
Well, Caro didn't skate bad at 2008 Worlds AT ALL! She wasn't perfect, but she landed a clean and difficult 3-3 in both programs, didn't fall/pop and made only a couple of major mistakes
And, Patrick's gold in 2011 was obtained with two almost-perfect programs, with only one mistakes out of 11 jumps
As time fades, a legend grows...
With all due respect I did watch Akiko's performance on Youtube and I know what Frenchie is getting at. Sometimes in any sport an athlete reaches that sweet spot that is rarely attained by anyone. I am not one of those enthralled by her; I guess you could say, I don't see the attraction with her, at all. As a non-fan though I had to admit she was "in the zone" with that performance and I too find it disheartening that people can't put aside their allegiances to acknowledge excellence when it happens.
Originally Posted by YunaBliss
Well the potcentage of "haters" is much bigger in Akiko, you think it is logic???, she is really so bad????, she really deserves more "haters" than fans?, clearly Yuna has much more fans than haters like you said it.
Originally Posted by YunaBliss
You know, percentage doesn't really matter in this case.
Originally Posted by chapis
Hypothetically, there are some 600+ people who hate both Yuna and Akiko, hence the 600+ dislikes. But Yuna has much bigger fanbase to make it up with much more likes, whereas Akiko doesn't.
I think this is very sad. I mean the things happen in Youtube.
Here is my experience. I became Yuna fan around 2007 summer, and at that time Youtube was the only source of Yuna related videos for me here in the US. So I searched videos, left replies to the videos I liked. They were mostly just normal fan comments such as 'This is so beautiful! Thanks for posting this!' sort of.
Then guess what? My comments got like 100 thumb downs and marked as spam. lol
It was especially bad before Vancouver Olympics and most of her videos got tons of dislikes, positive comments were marked as spam and gone, only negative comments were prevailing, eventually the videos were gone with mysterious copy right claims...
It was horrible. I was so shocked and angry, and I fought for a while with reporting racists comments and what not. Then I got tired. ^^;;; I don't go to Youtube that much now and I don't read comments, or pay attention to the 'like', 'dislike' things. It just exhausts you...
I guess it's now happening to Akiko as well. I feel very bad for her and her fans. But maybe it is previlege that comes with fame and just shows that she is now threat for podium! So, congratulations! And deal with it. Oh and be prepared for the disappearance of her videos. I MEAN IT.
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Contrary to what my name implies, I've never been a fanatic...not even of the Kween.
To me a fanatic is a person who puts their skater on a pedestal. These are the people who viciously attack anyone who says anything remotely negative or uncomplimentary about their skater. They feel the need to constantly take jabs at skaters who are a threat to their favorite by putting them down, calling them names, insulting them, etc. Any time a skater who they don't like succeeds, rather than accept it, they find a way to diminish their success by giving an excuse, crying foul, etc. Fanatics rarely have anything complimentary to say about another skater and, if by chance they do, it's always a backhanded compliment. They are useless in a conversation that requires any kind of objectivity and they never have any constructive criticism to offer about other skaters. No skater is better than their favorite and God forbid someone make a comparison between their favorite and another skater...that's when all hell breaks loose.
I think "bot" is an appropriate name for fanatics. They are like robots, programmed to do nothing but praise their favorite and destroy all those who oppose.
The upside to fanatics is that they are often very entertaining in a "Wow, this person is absolutely bat **** crazy" kind of way. Their delusion gives way to some pretty amusing posts/conversations on the boards. I could do without the negativity fanatics tend to generate, but having them around do keep these boards interesting...if only in a point and laugh kind of way.
Last edited by dorispulaski; 01-03-2014 at 06:41 PM.
Yes, I admit it. I AM a fanatic.
A skating fanatic.
Trust me, I spent hours watching worlds on Latvian television at all hours of the day and night. If that isn't fanaticism, I don't what is.
What I am not is a particular skater's/team's fanatic. Even the best of them have off performances, programs that have faults in them, tacky costumes. Etc ad nausea.
My Mom, a very wise woman, once told me, If you have to tell me how great X is by disparaging Y, it doesn't say much for X does it?
I'll just add, or for those propping up X's 'greatness' by knocking every Y out there.
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