So often we see posts stating the program component scores are not being used correctly. What does this mean? What would correct scoring look like?
*There is a correct way to use these scores under the current rules. Some judges do it right (examples, please?), but too much of the time too many judges do not use this correct approach.
*There is a correct way to use these scores under the current rules, but I have never seen any official judge do it right. Let me show you how it should be done.
*The problem is more with the way the rules are written, and the judges are just doing what the rules tell them to do. We need better rules. (Example, please?)
*Everything that's scored under the program components is subjective anyway, so there can't be any "right" way to score them. Skating should just make all these things extraneous to the results and score objectively on technical merit only.
*Everything that's scored under the program components is subjective anyway, so why not just wrap it all up in one mark like the Presentation score under 6.0 and stop pretending that it can really be quantified?
*Everything that's scored under the program components is at least somewhat subjective, so it doesn't make sense to talk about correct vs. incorrect scoring of these qualities. At best, it only makes sense to talk about better vs. worse. Here's an example of better.
Looking forward to discussion and examples...