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Hooray

I think I finally curbed our spam issue. If you see any comments or posts that should be removed please let myself or SemiSubtle know. 

You all rock. If there is anything I can do to make the site better for you, please just ask. I am trying to give you the best forum I can. I know the facebook page and other social media has pulled a lot of the casual fans away, but I want you all to be able to continue the intelligent discussion and shared experiences that you get on a site like this. If I'm wrong tell me. 

Thanks!

Mike

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Thanks Mike! That's exactly what I like about Spotlight. A good place for intelligent conversations and less "argumenting in the comments section" - especially since I can post a stronger opinion of mine without worrying about it being taken down! xD A break from the intensity of HCF, of you will.

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Completely agree. I just use HCF to laugh at the stupid questions so-called hardcore fans post. Amongst my favourite are "is Kurios a big top or arena show", in response to a photo of posters one of which was Sep7imo dia but it was cut off: "what is 'P7imo dia'? I've never heard of it?" And in response to a video of the rehearsal tent of Amaluna's tetterboard "It's paramour's teeterboard!". Like hello? Paramours a resident show not even a tent... what a noob. Ok rant over.

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Tracker, OMG that is so embarassing! I can't even..

Cirque Shows Seen: Alegria, Amaluna, Kooza, Kurios (3), Luzia (2), Michael Jackson: Immortal, Quidam, Varekai

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Does this mean I can post without it being reviewed first? I promise I won't post any spam. My first post took at least a week to be approved (I'm guessing... At some point it was just inserted above the comments made after it, so Im not sure). I gave up on posting and have just been lurking.

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Heh, yes, some of the fans there are less than "hardcore". Quite a bit less. I shake my head repeatedly at some of the posts that get made. Especially by those who claim to be experts and clearly - with the posts they make - are not. That opens up a good opportunity to educate them, though, because we were all ignorant about Cirque du Soleil at one time in our lives. =)

 

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Heck, I've been a fan for almost a decade and STILL learn something new often

"All your dreams can come true. IF you have to courage to pursue them."-Walt Disney

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As do I, all the time :)

The difference is some of us want to learn more, read and research constantly. While others... don't ;)

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I started referring to this site mostly when Cirque tribune was shut down/closed.

I much prefer spotlight over HCF for the exact same reasons as listed above.

 

Thanks BeetleMike and SemiSubtle!!!

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Still love coming here from time to time, but I'm flooded with work in school right now, so I'm sorry I don't post as much as I used to!

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Bulk of the regular HCF posters are not people you would want to see a show with. 

La Nouba, Corteo, Delirium, Ovo, Quidam, Totem, Saltimbanco, Immortal, Amaluna. 

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HCF honestly makes me cackle a majority of the time lol

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Oh man, the shade on this forum xD.  I love it. 

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What's HCF? Legit never heard of it.

Cirque Shows Seen: Alegria, Amaluna, Kooza, Kurios (3), Luzia (2), Michael Jackson: Immortal, Quidam, Varekai

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Hardcore Cirque Fans, a Facebook group that's really more akin to a forum filled with pre-teens obsessing over their favorite pop star instead of a group of fans dedicated to enjoying/sharing their passion for Cirque. 

"All your dreams can come true. IF you have to courage to pursue them."-Walt Disney

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Ah. So they would be the kind of fans who say, "I've seen several of the resident Cirque du Soleil shows in Vegas and Le Reve is my favorite!"

Cirque Shows Seen: Alegria, Amaluna, Kooza, Kurios (3), Luzia (2), Michael Jackson: Immortal, Quidam, Varekai

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Anyone noticed that many of our photos have been changed to the generic one? Or is it just my computer?

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Mine is the default one too. Interesting.

Cirque Shows Seen: Alegria, Amaluna, Kooza, Kurios (3), Luzia (2), Michael Jackson: Immortal, Quidam, Varekai

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I know this is off topic, but I don't want to create a new thread for this: Despite great resistance from irritating wiki admins, I've finally been able to create a Volta and Septimo Dia wiki page without it being removed. If any of you guys have info to add to it, plz feel free to do so!

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Super late-stage reply to Evoke_, sorry for the delay: the mountain of spam came from bots. Lots of fake accounts, garbage posts, etc. Not to worry! You can post with confidence. :)

Re: the icons changing, no idea what that's about, I'm sorry! I hope no one lost images they don't have stored somewhere else!

Colton, I think that's the best way you could have put it, hahaha. They're a harmless bunch, though "hardcore" is a term that's applied somewhat liberally. I kinda like it for that reason though -- we were all there once, and that group is a good intro to more in-depth discussion and appreciation! Maybe we'll see some more migrations over here now that the registration issue is fixed.

 

Also I think it goes without saying: THANK YOU MIKE!! You're a ten.

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I keep changing mine back to the one I had each time I logon, and while it's there for that session, when I close out and come back the next day, the icon is back to the generic one. So weird.