Fan poll #2 - more annoying?
What's more annoying to you, the tunnel-vision fan or the anti-fan.
Some characteristics of the tunnel-vision fan (a.k.a. people blinded by their fandom)
they perceive the most benign comments (and sometimes non-comments) as an insult to their favorite
they invade other threads and somehow make it about their favorite
they tear down players that could be a threat to their favorite in some way (whether on or off court) and belittle their accomplishments
they constantly make excuses for their favorites and/or the people associated with them
they attack other fans who aren't a fan of their player, criticize their player (even if that person's a fan), or sometimes fans who just aren't complimentary enough
they constantly make stupid threads about their favorite
Some characteristics of the anti-fan
they constantly make stupid threads criticizing a certain player
they attack other fans that dislike that player
they invade cheer threads to crap on the parade
they revel in every disappointment that player faces
they twist everything that player does, says, or has said about them to make them look bad
if that player does do something questionable, they bring it up for months, or even years, no matter what kind of circumstances there were, how young that player was, or how much that player has since changed
they belittle any accomplishment that player had
the anti-fan and the tunnel-vision fan generally have more than one of the above aspect
I personally find the tunnel-visioners more annoying because they tend to pervade the board as a whole. At least the anti-fan's annoying comments generally stick to topics about the players they hate so are easier to avoid.
Last edited by tazban1; Aug 1st, 2004 at 12:51 AM.
Reason: part of my post got cut off somehow