Tango Argentino > Englighten me, Please...

Discussion in 'Tango Argentino' started by Mario7, Jan 15, 2010.

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  1. chrisjj

    chrisjj New Member

    What makes you think she doesn't know?
  2. chrisjj

    chrisjj New Member

    The ability to walk backwards is natural, yes. That's how come almost everyone can do it, without instruction. The fact that one doesn't get much practice or application outside dancing doesn't change that. In the dancing embrace it soon becomes as easy as walking forwards. With a sufficiently good leader a new girl that's comfortable with the embrace typically needs only a few dances to become comfortable walking backwards. For a girl that's not receiving and/or not comfortable with a good embrace, it is a different story.
  3. Dave Bailey

    Dave Bailey New Member

    Well, surely every physical activity is "natural" by that yardstick? So why bother training anyone on anything?

    Those Olympic athletes with specialised coaches? Wasting their money, all of them. Running and jumping is natural, after all.
  4. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

    :lol: and so is pigs flying! its just a case of them practicing it enough!

    and to quote: To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up.

    ~Oscar Wilde
  5. chanchan

    chanchan Member

    Yes, I suppose they are wasting their money, if they are not interested in competitions.
  6. chrisjj

    chrisjj New Member

    > Well, surely every physical activity is "natural" by that yardstick?

    It's a theory...

    > So why bother training anyone on anything?
    > Those Olympic athletes with specialised coaches?

    ... which you just disproved.
  7. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    for the record...we have a policy here of not criticizing particular individual's teaching or character b/c they may not have access to this forum and likely do not know they are being questioned/maligned and therefore have no opportunity to speak to it...henceforth...it is IMPERATIVE that you leave off particular identifiers when referring to a specific instructor...you can talk specifics via pm...but doing otherwise in the public is gossip whether true or not, in that even if true, it is unverafiable b/c the person is not here...it won't be tolerated...and further incidedents will involve infractions...questions on this policy will also not be made in the forum without involving infractions...questions may go to the staff mailbox...
  8. chrisjj

    chrisjj New Member

    I think you need to check the Forum rules and guidelines. They say nothing of the sort.

    For avoidance of doubt, please note this reply does not contain a question.
  9. dchester

    dchester Moderator Staff Member

    For some strange reason, this book came to mind.

  10. Subliminal

    Subliminal Well-Known Member

    Yes, I'm sure the founder of the first Woman's Technique class doesn't believe that followers need instruction.
  11. Gssh

    Gssh Well-Known Member

    sorry - did not have my morning coffee yet
  12. bafonso

    bafonso New Member

    I see. Everything makes sense now :)
  13. bafonso

    bafonso New Member

    Have a great day Chris Uk.
  14. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    we have a policy on gossip and inflammatory statements...the guidelines are my job to interprete and enforce as I see fit in good conscience and consistency...I have earned the privilege of doing so and exercise the best possible judgement within my capacity...other members have also found your behavior to be inconsistent with our policies... as for commentary...or questioning it... regarding moderation, as you may notice (since you have read them) guidelines are clear that we aren't going to discuss moderation in the public forum...further nitpicking of my moderation will lead to a vacation
  15. Dave Bailey

    Dave Bailey New Member

    Makes sense. Most forums have similar "No criticisms of individuals" rules. It's just common sense really.

    (Hopefully I won't get infracted for this) Would it be possible to either edit the FAQ to add this policy in, or post it and any other guidelines as a sticky?

    After all, some of us (me included) have occasional failures of common sense.
  16. Dave Bailey

    Dave Bailey New Member

    I completely sympathise - I was a mod on a similar forum for a few years. If you get back seat public criticisms of decisions, you can never do your job.

    On a less serious note:
    i.e. we need more of it :D

    They're not flying, they're falling with style.
  17. Zoopsia59

    Zoopsia59 Well-Known Member

    They throw themselves at the ground and miss.
  18. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    Well, etiquette dictates that the men are supposed to catch them. So, really, it doesn't involve any practicing at all! The men have to learn to catch them...for the pigs...er, followers...er, pigs...it's perfectly natural and there's nothing they need to work on.
  19. Larinda McRaven

    Larinda McRaven Site Moderator Staff Member

    Somewhere in the guidelines is states that discussions of moderating policies IS welcome... it just doesn't belong in the AT threads or the Ballroom threads... It belongs in the Private Messages to Staff, where discussions can be held without derailing current discussions.

    Perhaps we could make that more apparent somewhere. If you would like to raise this issue, of making the guidelines more visible, in the Staff Mailbox we can expound on it! But if the debate gets drawn out here it will simply be lost for future reference.

    And yes, continually bickering in public (especially with a mod) results in infractions. Please take it outside of the dance threads....

    BOT or at least something about pigs....
  20. Zoopsia59

    Zoopsia59 Well-Known Member

    I think the pigs were saying something about how much they love the moderators here...

    Or maybe they had a question about Tango... I forget...

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