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Weird . I wonder if there’s some account setting that bans people for some odd thing. I never could join the IG Forum. Every registration attempt told me i was permanently banned.
 
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Weird . I wonder if there’s some account setting that bans people for some odd thing. I never could join the IG Forum. Every registration attempt told me i was permanently banned.
When did you try to register? I know there was a (long) period where the board administrator was AWOL, and I think that people generally couldn't set up new accounts during that time. IIRC this period covered the last several years of the board's existence.
 
Weird . I wonder if there’s some account setting that bans people for some odd thing. I never could join the IG Forum. Every registration attempt told me i was permanently banned.
No I got a message saying I was temporarily banned for some infraction, then a few hours later, one saying permanently banned even though I hadn’t made any subsequent posts. I think they don’t like anyone who disagrees with their narrative, but I definitely wasn’t rude to anyone
 
Yeah disagreeing with the prevalent opinion got me attacked once. it was about why Gabby didn’t go back to Chow. Freifraufischer said it made him an excellent businessman to want a cut of her earnings. I don’t agree with a contract like that.
 
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KK’s work with data is absolutely amazing and deserves to be lauded, but her behaviour on Reddit is pretty intolerable. I’ve watched from a distance as she’s pushed one participant after another out of the gymnastics group on there (unfortunately, with complicity from the single moderator). I’m not one of them - as I just don’t vibe with Reddit in general - but I don’t like to see it.

I have nothing but respect for her analysis and contributions generally, and I would never want her to leave the gymternet as she brings so much to it. But she’s someone who would benefit from fair, consistent moderation to restrain her tendency to hector others and just… isn’t getting it there.
I've blocked her on multiple platforms because I got sick of the way she would talk about a couple of the Aussie gymnasts.
 
I think she has a historian background, although not sure if that’s what she works in nowadays - she describes herself as a historian on her Threads profile. Pretty sure she’s mentioned that she went to Princeton, also. I don’t know if she has used other names on older gymternet sites as I’ve only really been aware of her participation on Reddit (having spoken in messages with a handful of the people she’s chased off), although I know her Twitter ID too. I, perhaps foolishly (?), presumed her Twitter handle was her actual name.

Most of Reddit is ban-happy and expects people to stick to a preferred narrative. That’s why I end up going back to lurking after every attempt at commenting somewhere - you can even be banned from some groups just for being a member of another subreddit. It’s a shame as I think there are some gym fans on there who would like it to be more open to free discussion.
 
I think both have a chance to medal.
I would give them and equal chance.

It will be hard with 2x CHN, 2x JPN and Illia Kovtun and Adem Asil who would be IMO the top 8 with Malone and Richard.
Maybe Karimi KAZ orAbbadini ITA have a shot at top 8. It depends what China and Japan end up doingi n qualifications. If Richard or Malone falter, Juda could step in as 2nd AAer, but he would need help.
The men's AA medals are more open than the women I believe.
 
I think both have a chance to medal.
I would give them and equal chance.

It will be hard with 2x CHN, 2x JPN and Illia Kovtun and Adem Asil who would be IMO the top 8 with Malone and Richard.
Maybe Karimi KAZ orAbbadini ITA have a shot at top 8. It depends what China and Japan end up doingi n qualifications. If Richard or Malone falter, Juda could step in as 2nd AAer, but he would need help.
The men's AA medals are more open than the women I believe.
Don't forget Yulo, as well
 
Well, barring a disaster, gold and silver are pretty clear cut favorites with Zhang Boheng and Daiki Hashimoto. They are just better AAers than everyone else on their good days
 

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