"I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed, is, at a year old, a most delicious nourishing and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricasie, or a ragoust." ~ 'A Modest Proposal' ~ Jonathan Swift
And I want to ask you this: Are you ethnically Asian? I’m asking this WITHOUT ANY racist intent. And if you’re uncomfortable with this, no need to reply.
You've got to stop, take a deep breath, and get a grip. The ungodly shrillness of your conspiracy theories is scaring my dog.
Yes, there are annoying unreasonable haters and/or sly baiters associated with all the major skaters, and yes, I think Yuna generally comes in for more than her fair share, and yes, there are even examples in this thread (though maybe that just comes with the territory of being the current alpha female in figure skating).
But Aussie Willie, in my view, is not one of them, not by a long shot. Her posting history gives her prima facie credibility, for starters, and it should be respected. In my view, she qualifies as knowledgeable just based on her posts; she is a lot more knowledgeable than you. Second, although I may not agree with all of her analyses, judgments, or choice of expressions, and there are times when I think she is flat-out wrong, she makes good-faith and conscientious efforts to explain her point of view, and then listen/revise/clarify based on other poster responses (or at least she did, before you started to systematically erode the tone of this thread). The kind of stuff that one would expect in a good discussion among attractively intelligent and reasonable people.
Even if she were somehow ethnically related to Japan (although apparently she is not), what of it? This is, as you acknowledge, the internet. It is not foreign policy. Given the nature of online discussion, it is not your right to require that any poster share any personal information with you. The unspoken etiquette is that every poster is addressed on an individual basis, and based on what they choose to say.
I must protest in the strongest possible terms your crude efforts at a kind of ethnic profiling, which I find equally odious whether the situation is the sale of a house to certain people in certain neighborhoods based on what are thought to be certain prevalent characteristics, or in a figure skating forum. (That being said, there are similar posts from the other side of the aisle in this thread, like one of Shine's. I don't know what his problem is either). I certainly would not want others to judge all Yuna fans by some of your posts.
Last edited by shine; 01-10-2013 at 05:48 PM.
Sigh.. I wonder why there is always a mess on any Yu-Na related thread.
Now I know that snarkiness is accepted and encouraged on this website, but you take it too far. When you are in a position as an admin, you need to remove yourself from the situation and don't just "go along" with the herd/pack mentality of attacking others who don't "conform", which is sadly very present on this website. Insults and nastiness are to be expected from regular posters, not from admins. Honestly, when you resort to personal attacks, it makes you a troll and shows extreme immaturity. If you don't like someone or their posts, then you warn them and/or ban them as an admin. Why stoop down to the level of personal insults. By the way, trying to deflect the blame to me - nice try, but it doesn't refute my points, and it's completely avoiding responding to what I said.
I think I am turning Japanese I think I am turning Japanese I really think so...
Perhaps you should send SHARPIE, the owner of the board, your ideas on how an "ADMIN" should behave. I'm sure she'd be delighted to hear any suggestions you might have.
In any case, if you are going to defend a xenophobic asshole, you shouldn't get a pass on that just because your opinion is in the minority. Sometimes those in the minority are wrong for a reason.
To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.
^^It's been keeping me entertained all day.