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    What brings out the most venom on FSU?

    So FSU is known for snark and I think for many people it can be quite a bit of fun in a sport we tend to take pretty seriously.

    But then there are posts filled with something much stronger - loathing of sorts - made about certain skaters, federations or events.

    So my question is - what do you think brings out the most venom in posters?

    A skater/skaters they don't like succeeding or scoring well?

    A style or choreography they don't like or a program or skate they don't think is good - scoring well?

    In general mis scored PCS

    Falls not affecting the marks enough

    A skater/s being marked higher than the poster feels they should be? (intensified when it is consistent across competitions)

    A skater(s) beating their favourite(s)?

    A skater(s) who says things to the press/publicly that the poster doesn't like - too arrogant, disrespectful of other skaters etc.

    Behaviour that posters don't like (particularly on or near the podium)

    Skaters from countries they don't like or whom they resent for whatever reason (They think Russian dancers or pairs always win regardless, Canadians are overmarked, the Israelis bought the judges etc.)

    When skaters are not original or voidy- in their music choices, choreography

    Bad costumes

    Bad posture / toe point / line

    Skaters who don't look the way posters think they should - bad hair, too heavy etc

    Others?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Accordion View Post
    Skaters from countries they don't like or whom they resent for whatever reason (They think Russian dancers or pairs always win regardless, Canadians are overmarked, the Israelis bought the judges etc.)
    That´s what I hate most, here on FSU or on other forums. I´ve met posters who openly recognized that they dislike skaters because their nationality and I think it´s very sad!

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    Purple.

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    wedding threads
    Q: Why can't I read the competition threads?
    A: Competition forums on the board are available to those with a Season Pass or a premium membership How to View Kiss & Cry

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    Over the boot tights!!!! They grate me more than wire hangers!!!!

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    Plush (I got a bad rep once cuz I said I liked him )

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    Over-the-top uber fandom of a certain skater to the point where a poster is always, always trying to slam their god's/goddess's competitors and when said poster is completely blind to his god's/goddess's flaws and faults.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DickButtonFan View Post
    Plush (I got a bad rep once cuz I said I liked him )
    Haha
    I almost made skaters being Chan / Plush / Lysacek one of the options!

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    Yes, it's funny how you can't dislike Evan without his fans thinking you are a Johnny or Evgeni uber. It's like it never occurred to them that maybe some posters don't like any of them skating-wise. Likewise, if you dislike Sasha or Tara or Sarah, you must be a Michelle uber.

    So, that would be another option, when people make false assumptions about other peoples' posts.

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    Mao vs. Yu Na crazy war

    6.0 vs. CoP insane war

    Russia vs. rest of the world

    Canada vs. rest of the world

    Dirty judges


    politics politics politics ... Damn, I love it!

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    They're all just jealous.
    Those who never succeed themselves are always the first to tell you how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genevieve View Post
    wedding threads
    Yes, and arguments about depilation.

    ETA: Okay, so maybe the latter threads aren't especially venomous.
    Last edited by falling_dance; 11-11-2010 at 06:28 PM.

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    Erm... don't most of these things have a commanality in that the poster feels some "injustice" was done to another skater (either one they personally prefer, or one who they felt was undermarked/overmarked)? I don't think any one singular topic brings out more than others.
    I meant to take the high road.... but I missed the exit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DickButtonFan View Post
    Plush (I got a bad rep once cuz I said I liked him )
    crs - is that you?
    "I miss footwork that has any kind of a discernible pattern. The goal of a step sequence should not be for a skater to show the same ice coverage as a Zamboni and take about as much time as an ice resurface. " ~ Zemgirl, reflecting on a pre-IJS straight line sequence

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    Another one I forgot - was being boring to the poster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DickButtonFan View Post
    Plush (I got a bad rep once cuz I said I liked him )
    And I'll give you some if you write it again.



    I'm kidding

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    This isn't "the most" but I'm surprised how many people get upset about grammatical and spelling errors.

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