Originally Posted by sharpedges
As of Friday, July 17, nothing posted on that technique thread in over 1300 posts has anything to do with actual #### practices. Although many of the words are superficially similar, #### teaches an entirely different approach to skiing than anything discussed on that thread.
I agree in part and disagree in part with this. I noted, in that technique thread itself, that SOME of what was said by several posters was so out-there that the original author of the practices in question might be mortified by it, and I am credibly convinced at this point that those posters are freelancing, or even appropriating wholesale without comprehension. But, some of the marketing themes, such as being extremely critical of Vonn and her coaches, originated "over there," as did use of the discussed drill in a branded way.
I think Holiday's posts back in the day were a good model for everybody in terms of tone and substance. I am mindful of the "release" thread of about 6 months ago, which was hurt first by freelancers but then had a decidedly non-freelancer post prove fatal to the thread as a whole. If it were my "movement" and I were to have been joining that particular thread in that way, perhaps it would have been more politic to have run a proffered post by some sort of informal editor beforehand.
I assume the current policy is subject to regular review? If I, now, felt as someone following the hashtagged progression (I'm not) that I wanted to contribute technically to a discussion in a way that might involve "hashtag" concepts, personally I'd make real sure that, for instance, what I said matched real-world practice as regards the subject matter, and then run it by someone in a position of power here before putting it up, as might have been done for the release thread. If this happened a few times, it might cause moderation policies to factor this in, would be my uneducated guess.