Sandra Loosemore SkateWeb

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  1. operagirl

    operagirl Active Member

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    What ever happened to Sandra Loosemore, who had the SkateWeb site. For years it was one of the few sites about skating. Her reviews were witty and fabulous and a pleasure to read.

    Last time she updated the site was in 2010.

    http://www.frogsonice.com/skateweb/
     
  2. jlai

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    I got the feeling that she isn't a fan of COP, and with probably other things in life going on, slowly loses interest in the sport. :(

    Sad, I used to love her national reviews and her CBS writeups.
     
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  3. Scrufflet

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    She posts every once in a while on Skatefans. And she's pretty cynical about skating today. Still a wealth of knowledge though.
     
  4. barbk

    barbk Well-Known Member

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    That was one great site. Easy access to anything and everything about skating, and designed by someone who really understood how the web worked and who made a website that loaded quickly and correctly on virtually any browser, free of all the annoying design features (blinking! red text on a black background! strange watermarks!) -- and hardly ever a dead link despite having many hundreds of links on the various pages.
     
  5. manleywoman

    manleywoman podcast mistress

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    Yes. It was GoldenSkate before GoldenSkate. The first place to go for all your skating resources and links.
     
  6. AnnMJensen

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    I miss SkateWeb too - Sandra did an amazing job, but COP and the politics of it all did her in I think.
     
  7. essence_of_soy

    essence_of_soy Well-Known Member

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    I liked her site, too, and it was certainly a wealth of information.

    Particularly before the advent of Youtube and streaming, where she would cover events personally, taking photographs and writing reviews.

    It was a risk however, if you wanted to have your own site linked to hers, as she was very particularly about formatting. I loved Flash, especially for the drop down menus and forms, but she didn't like it or plug - ins of any kind. Maybe she foresaw iPad (LOL).

    Anyway, her site is missed.
     
  8. TwizzlerS

    TwizzlerS Well-Known Member

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    I checked her user profile here and she hasn't posted since July 2011. That's well past the advent of IJS/COP so maybe she has just become interested in other things.

    I agree her website was great.
     
  9. TwizzlerS

    TwizzlerS Well-Known Member

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    I checked her user profile here and she hasn't posted since July 2011. That's well past the advent of IJS/COP so maybe she has just become interested in other things.

    I agree her website was great.
     
  10. muffinbiscuit

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    The last I heard she had moved to Colorado Springs. But what her current attachment is to skating, I don't know. Used her page all the time.
     
  11. maureenfarone

    maureenfarone Active Member

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    I actually still use SkateWeb. A lot of the links for sites I go to all the time still work so it is still very convenient. I go back from time to time and read her reviews of past events.

    I do think that the IJS and the secrecy in judging caused her to lose interest. She hasn't taken the site down, and I certainly appreciate it :respec:
     
  12. snoopysnake

    snoopysnake Well-Known Member

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    She was also a great photographer! I used Skateweb as my gateway to results before I joined fsuniverse.

    If any of you haven't looked at her froggy skaters, you should. They are adorable! Reedeep!
     
  13. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    This!
     
  14. shine

    shine Well-Known Member

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    Didn't she use to post under the screen name "dr.frog"? I miss her posts!
     
  15. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    That's correct. shine.
     
  16. Scrufflet

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    If anyone knows how to reach her (at Skatefans?) it might be a nice idea to pass on a link to this thread so she knows how much she has been appreciated. I'm no longer a member there so I don't think they'll let me post.
    Suggestions?
     
  17. aftershocks

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