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PostSubject: Happy New Year   Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:20 am

Dear readers and active participators of the forum,



2010 has been a memorable year for many of us. Challenges, obstacles, fears, changes, and accomplishments all filled this year that gave us memories of both Mao and the figure skating community. As this forum continues to grow, Iím sincerely proud that we are still able to feel like a close-knit family that all share the same interests and will continue to do so, as Mao grows. Iím sure everybody has dealt with all of the negativity and criticism against Mao this year for her ďfailuresĒ, however I want to remind everybody that no matter how much other people doubt Mao, the more important the fans, us, play in encouraging Mao to do her best. With the recent success at the Japanese Nationals, I feel assured that Mao has regained her form and is ready to do her best at the World Championships in Tokyo. Obviously, she will be faced with challenges, but overcoming challenges is what Mao does best, isnít it? With the love of a whole nation behind her, letís hope that Mao will have another successful and happy year as the ballerina in our hearts.


As for the forum, this year has been quite revealing and has left me with some thinking. Presently, our forum has no administrator, actually , they're both on hiatus. Z4mboni! If you read this, then please reply! We need you back in our forum! Iím doing the best I can to manage the forum efficiently, but being as the only active moderator, itís extremely challenging whenever a troll comes a long and disrupts the community. Iíll be thinking about ways to improve the forum, possibly holding more contests in the future and giving away prizes and such ^_^! Weíre currently stuck with the current theme, unless z4mboni returns back to the forum.


I just want to applaud certain individuals for their efforts this year.

PochinkoPotanko: Thank you so much for filling in my position as a moderator! Thank you for translating so many video clips and articles for the entire community. Iím 100% everybody gratefully thanks you for the great contributions youíve made to the community this year.

Aoi88:
Thank you for helping me out weed the trolls!

Batsuchan: Youíre such a pioneer at this forum; when I became a fan, I depended on your translations to know Mao more. You
still translate for the community and Iím so happy about that. Thanks!

Clovera: Another great translator in the community. Weíre blessed to have you help out with the other Japanese translators (like me, Razz) who sucks at Japanese. Thank you so much~

Mingming: Youíre amazing at finding the latest news clips/articles about Mao! Without you, weíd probably never would have stumbled on those videos.

Polostaik: Secret Santa!

There are so many more individuals I need to mention but I donít have the time; I want to thank everyone. Although youíre not listed there, it doesnít mean I have forgotten about you. I cherish everything this community does. Whether it may just sharing a blog post, translations, videos, articles, telling us about Maoís latest crush, rumors, scandals, or holding an event, without all of your help weíd never be the community we are today.

I wish you all a belated Merry Christmas and aaaaaaaaaaaa Happy New Yearrr!!!! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Happy New Year   Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:52 am

What a beautiful post, thanks for all your hard work Genie!!! Thumbs up!
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PostSubject: Re: Happy New Year   Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:03 am

Yes, thanks for all your hard work Genie!!! Worship

I love this forum! Many Hearts

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PostSubject: Re: Happy New Year   Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:05 am

I recognize all of the names listed and I want to take this opportunity to thank all of them too! A special thanks to you Genie for all of your hard work. What are we to do if Zamboni and Okami don't come back? I just hope that they are okay. I wish one of them would give administrative power to anyone mentioned above.

It is a minor thing (others have mentioned it too). Why are we going to the first page of a thread instead of the last one? I really hope that can be fixed. It is not a big deal.

Happy New Year to Everyone! May this coming year 2011 be a healthy, joyous and prosperous one to all of us! May Mao give a wondrous performance at Tokyo Worlds and may her 3 Axels be huge and bountiful! Most of all, may she be happy and satisfied with herself!
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PostSubject: Re: Happy New Year   Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:14 am

Happy New Years in advance to you too, ☆Genie. Like a Star @ heaven
A big thanks for keeping this wonderful forum in order! queen

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It is a minor thing (others have mentioned it too). Why are we going to the first page of a thread instead of the last one? I really hope that can be fixed. It is not a big deal.
I think that has more to do with Forumotion, because I've noticed the same phenomenon happening over at JFSF where Pochi is the administrator. Should we just go over to their support forum and ask about it? Idea

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PostSubject: Re: Happy New Year   Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:46 am

clovera wrote:
I think that has more to do with Forumotion, because I've noticed the same phenomenon happening over at JFSF where Pochi is the administrator. Should we just go over to their support forum and ask about it? Idea
Yes, that might be a good idea. I hope it is a Forumotion problem. That would mean that we don't need an administrator to fix it. At least, I hope so! Shall we ask Pochi or should we go to Forumotion's support forum?

As I mentioned, it is not a big deal. When I click and open a thread, I sometimes loose my train of thought. Then, I find myself reading something quite old and wondering what I'm doing. Soon I realize that I am on the wrong page. Laughing All I have to do is pay a little more attention. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Happy New Year   Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:36 am

thank you so much for this beautiful post, simply love this forum...


merry christmas and happy new year to everyone...
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PostSubject: Re: Happy New Year   Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:45 am

Happy New Year everyone!



Genie, thank you for taking the time to write a beautiful post. I PMed you about some of my thoughts and suggestions, which I think would be helpful in some way.

BTW, I decided to create a thread where we can post our New Year wishes for Mao and the forums, just like what Genie did: http://www.maoasadaforum.com/t953-2011-message-to-mao-and-mao-asada-fan-forum#32288
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PostSubject: Re: Happy New Year   Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:28 am

Happy New Year everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope the Administrator comes back because we need a new theme ASAP!!!!!!!!!!

You guys are awesome, thanks for being so kind with me Wub Love Hearts Many Hearts Many Hearts Confetti
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PostSubject: Re: Happy New Year   Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:50 am


Thank you so much Genie & Happy New Year! Confetti

I also wish Zamboni comes back to us soon. We need a new banner for the New Year. Yep!
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PostSubject: Re: Happy New Year   Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:11 am

Thank you Gene for a beautiful post.
Thank you very much everyone for links, video, photos, tidbid, etc. on Mao.

Wishing you all a happy new year! Many Hearts
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PostSubject: Re: Happy New Year   Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:39 am

Thank you, thank you Genie for the post. Wub

This has been such a special year for both Mao and her fans, and I am truly thankful that I get to spent part of it with you guys.

BIG thankyou to everyone who contributed all kinds of information of Mao and everyone who's been here cheering for Mao. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Happy New Year   Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:42 am

thank you so much to everyone Smile ! Happy New year Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Happy New Year   Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:55 pm

Happy New Year, everyone! Confetti

I'm very sorry for such a long absence. I never planned to stay away for so long - had I suspected it might happen I would've assigned new admins before my disappearance. Unfortunately I had a rather rough year. At first I struggled with my worm and trying to graduate, then I had an accident, which complicated my life a lot. I got really depressed after that, because I was at risk of losing my right hand, and that would pretty much render me useless as a graphic designer (my most recent and most favourite job).

Once again, I'm really sorry! Sad

In order not to let this happen again, I'd like to nominate two new admins:

- ☆Genie, who did a wonderful job as a moderator,
- and inskate, who lives close to me, so I can message her in times of need.

I hope it's fine with everyone..? If ☆Genie agrees (inskate already did), they will have the power to nominate new moderators or admins if the need arises.

What's more, I updated the forum to gave it a bit more winter-y feel. Smile It will be updated once again after the New year, with new logo and some new avatars.
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PostSubject: Re: Happy New Year   Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:57 pm

Welcome back Okami!!
Hope you good luck next year.
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PostSubject: Re: Happy New Year   Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:07 pm

Okami, welcome back!!!!!! Many Hearts Hisashiburi da ne~!

I think ☆Genie and inskate would be great as admins. Yep! Though we've definitely really missed you!

I hope 2011 brings nothing but good luck for you! flower

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PostSubject: Re: Happy New Year   Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:29 pm

Happy New Year, everyone!

Okami, I'm sorry to hear you've had such a tough year. Sad The new theme looks wonderful. Thanks so much for all your hard work. Same goes for everyone who's been moderating, translating, providing articles/video clips/news, posting their thoughts, or merely reading what others have to say!
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PostSubject: Re: Happy New Year   Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:16 pm

Thank you Genie for the wonderful post, and thank you everyone for making this forum a wonderful place to be! You are all so welcoming and pleasant, and there is a climate of mutual respect on this forum that is hard to find elsewhere.

Okami, I agree that Genie and inskate are fine choices for administrators. I am sorry to hear about your difficulties, and I hope the new year is better for you.

I wish everyone a Happy New Year! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Happy New Year   Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:09 pm

Okami! So happy to have you back! We missed you! Yep, Sadly Sad So sad about your accident, I hope you're better now. Please take care. Love Daisies for you

Congratulations to the new admins! Good luck!

Happy 2011, Ballerina on Ice members and friends! Many Hearts

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PostSubject: Re: Happy New Year   Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:47 pm

Thank you Okami!

I joined here in your absence and I'm really sorry to know what you've been through. But I am sure you will overcome, just like how Mao comes out on top despite the challenges she has to face.

Congratulations ☆Genie and inskate!

BTW, the new theme looks great! Many Hearts
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PostSubject: Re: Happy New Year   Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:01 pm


Thanks Okami!
It's good to have you back. cheers Sorry to hear about your troubles this past year. And thank you for giving us this new layout. I like it very much.
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PostSubject: Re: Happy New Year   Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:40 pm

@Okami

I'm sorry to hear about your story, and I'm deeply thankful that you've sorted your life out =)
I hope you can continue to be an awesome graphic designer! The new design for this forum is fabulous.

Thank you for appointing me as an administrator. It'll be very useful to ban certain trolls out of the forum, if they come.
I'm all in for appointing new moderators and administrators.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
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PostSubject: Re: Happy New Year   Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:31 pm

Oh dear! Okami, I hope everything is okay with you now! It seems like you went through a lot in the past year!

We really appreciate all the work you've done already, and thanks for the new theme haha!

I'm totally welcoming of the 2 new admins Very Happy

Happy New Year Everyone!!! May the new year bring you happiness, health and dreams come true! Confetti
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PostSubject: Re: Happy New Year   Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:02 am

Okami wrote:
I got really depressed after that, because I was at risk of losing my right hand, and that would pretty much render me useless as a graphic designer (my most recent and most favourite job).
affraid No Sad How horrifying! It sounds like you've suffered a lot. I hope that your hand has completely healed.

Thank you for the new theme and the new administrators! The forum looks fantastic! I love it!
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PostSubject: Re: Happy New Year   Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:14 am

Welcome back Okami! Confetti
I truly hope 2011 will be a much better year for you and everyone else on the forum who had a tough year. Yep!

Okami wrote:
It will be updated once again after the New year, with new logo and some new avatars.
I can't wait! Swoon

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