Fetal, So very, very glad to see you back and ready to start us off on some interesting and slightly skewed voyages into the wilder side of skating. World's commentary would have been woefully lacking if you had not come back.
Welcome, welcome, welcome
Welcome back Fetal. You came back and posted for one day and your topic is already on page two. You must be doing something right.
Welcome back Fetal
<blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>I was going to call this thread "I made over 1000 long, thoughtful, content-filled posts and all I got was a lousy suspension?" But that's too long, kinda bitter, and not very on point.[/quote]
Yeah, too long and bitter. No need for that now as there is enough of it internationally. Plus, your <em>above</em> that, don't ya' think?
<blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>I've had a few invitations to come back to this board now that my suspension is over. And why not? After all, I post essays on this board the quality and length of grad school papers. Disagree? Too bad. Get offended? Call a mod.[/quote]
Well I know that two of your invitations were mine. Although I may have to suspend someone I make it my task as the Admin to ensure the person is aware of when it is up. No grudges here - just ask that people follow the <a href="http://goldenskate.com/forum/guidelines.shtml" target="top"><strong>guidelines</strong></a>.
As for your <em>essays</em>, I would have to disagree. Though you are well-versed and knowledgeable in figure skating, most of your essays have been about other <em>unrelated</em> things that we shant reminisce about, okie? You're last comment about "calling" a mod reinforces your bitterness. You may direct that towards me. I am the one that suspended you for breaking the guidelines - you got my emails - refer back to them.
<blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Now the last part is the part I want to discuss. I heard tale that this board has become even more restrictive since I left. I heard like there is now an army of mods monitoring the board and signatures are getting banned left and right (pun intended). So I'm very wary of returning to this board. What do ya'll think?[/quote]
Yep, that's a yarn alright. Or at least someone else's opinion. Due to the ratio of posters I found it necessary to have more moderators. Joe has to sleep sometime, right?
As for restrictions. Nope. Nothing else has changed or been implemented. In answer to your sig file? ONLY <strong>you</strong>. It violated the guidelines along with some of your comments.
Weary of returning? That means you have a conscious and know that you were a bad boy. I didn't ban you - I suspended you. There's a nice protest thread about that somewhere around here, but hey, nothing in the post violated the <a href="http://goldenskate.com/forum/guidelines.shtml" target="top"><strong>guidelines</strong></a>. so who am I to get upset? Everyone is entitled to their opinions.
Remember that the posters are all unique (hence the <a href="http://goldenskate.com/forum/guidelines.shtml" target="top"><strong>guidelines</strong></a>.), which can result in an entertaining and informative forum - if you let it.
I'd say welcome back but I didn't even notice you were gone. :rolleyes:
Does that upset you? I doubt it. Do I care? Not really. Will I read your lengthy diatribes? Probably. Will I agree with them? Hardly ever.
With that said, welcome back! :rollin:
(some of us can be as cynical and sarcastic as others)
Seriously, it's nice to have you back, FetalAttraction.:D
Fetal, I haven't been in the chatroom since you left.:lol: :lol:
Welcome back, Fetal!! Life has been like a taco without salsa while you were gone. I'm so glad you're back!
The chatroom has been empty every time I checked since Fetal left
Fetal, just wanted to let you know that everytime I see Michelle's dress at National's (I think) I always think about you when you said it looked like someone threw oatmeal at her while she was skating by. Just made me laugh.
Welcome back Fetal. It's about time.
Welcome back, Fetal!
:D Yeah Fetal! Welcome back!
Big kisses for you Fetal!!! Love ya!!!:smokin:
I was actually thinking about Fetal the other day realizing that the suspension was a while ago -- and here he is again.
Nice to have him back in time for the big skate next week as I find his comments on fs8ing illuminating. And though I almost always totally agree with his political views, I prefer reading the ones on skating here. For the record I agree with GrGranny's comments regarding the flag.
Hi again, F-man. About the topic that shall not be named, I promise to do my part and not cast temptation in your path with wussy agnostic scientist rants. Note that I haven't even mentioned fatted calves on this thread.
On the other hand, when Paula sends you private emails, I think that it would be courteous of you to respect that privacy.