Discussion in 'Dance Articles' started by SDsalsaguy, Apr 6, 2006.
LOL! Where do I sign up?
Many AM Pros compete outside of the AM circle. Both members of the partnership in question have competed in non-AM events, so their eyes were definitely wide open.
Be sure to hop on the trademarks for "straight leg" and "bent leg" while you're at it.
Well I hold the trademark for Six Week Wonder (tm)
i'm so sure! i totally trademarked that in secret like a week ago! i challenge you to a... a... a duel!
*throws down rhinestone-encrusted glove, takes off costume jewelry, puts up fists*
I filed six weeks ago, duh...
ok i'll let you have this one. i'll go ahead and trademark "Good example of everything that's wrong with pro-am dancing" and I'll probably take home the gold medal in *that* competition.
I'll take "gotta have the video".
And I just *dare* you to infringe! Go ahead...I'll hire a lawyer quicker than Alemana can slap her pro!
*finds rhinestone-encrusted glove*
... Dude- Michael Jackson does Ballroom? No wonder there's blood on the dancefloor.
Edit. And, to make it even funnier, the ads by google are giving me all sorts of patent advice. Too funny! :lol:
Good lord, if the likes of John Kimmins or Brian MacDonald saw where this thread has gone, I don't know what they'd do or think but I don't think it would be pretty. Hahahhaha.
Uh... At the risk of embarrassing myself. Does anybody know where this thread started? I don't. :lol:
Incidentally, DF does have some famous, household-name for ballroom dance, members. Sometimes I cringe when I see where our threads go and PRAY that the big guns aren't in the house that day. lol.
It started when SDSalsaGuy posted a letter/announcement that was sent to a lot of people (via Michael Mead) about yet another legal bump in the NDCA's road.
I understand better.
But I have to admit that I still cringe, sometimes, when we're in the midst of certain types of conversations, here in DF. I guess I'm afraid that the DF-member bigshots, of whom there are a few, will log in, read what's going on, and think we're just like everybody else -- meaning all the nasty, back-biting forums out there. (Which we're NOT, in my view.) Unfortunately, we have our moments. I guess it's a part of the human condition that we have occasional conflict. Hmm. :?
Ok.. Alemana's got Rumba Walk...
I want to call dibs on "Dance Wh0re" or "shoephiliac", or perhaps Rumbaphobe.
(You know, a "Warped Glossary of Dancing Terms" is in order, don't you lot?)
I think that we're a really great forum and if someone judges us by the few weird moments we have, then s/he's a fool and/or doesn't know a thing about online forums.
You've pretty much summed up how I think these things work, too.
What's interesting is that a good number of us used to post on another forum that had a reputation for being full of drivel and BS. But now we're all here (and that other forum is practically dead), and this forum has a decent reputation. So the question is...is it the posters that "make" the forum, or the software + board policies + human hosts/moderators?
I think DF has shown that it's the software + board policies + hosts/moderators that makes the difference. This board provides a lot of freedom in that we can post links to other places (within reason), and we can use a few naughty words (not every combination of somewhat bad letters is automatically censored) -- but there's also a solid human touch from the core group of moderators who are constantly active on the board. The moderators don't only "police" the board, but they provide the community's heart!
Wow, this thread is so far off topic now...sorry.
I see some additional aspects to it.
One is experience. The other forum's golden era was earlier, and as a result some of the issues that are going to always be contentious got debated there first, to the point where for many of us they settled to stalemate. It's not that the issues have gone away, it's just that the community has learned there's nothing to be gained from getting worked up about them - in some cases, that there's no solution presently available.
The second is that the rampant how-to-make-a-buck commercialism of the other site really brought out the most contentious subjects. The owners did, and still do, post teasers about controversial subjects in other locations, to try in effect to try to invite the controversy (at least it's traffic!) to their site. At the same time, a series of software and policy changes really wrecked havoc on the continuity of threads and participation - with the resulting die off of non-controversial subjects, the remaining controversial discussions seemed more prominent.
"Any attention is STILL attention"?
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