Just curious folks!! - TennisForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 2002, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 928
                     
Just curious folks!!

How do you feel when people come into your fav's fan thread and post something unflattering or negative about your fav. Whether it's true or not, I think if you can't say something civil about who the fan thread is about, shouldn't you post your negativity elsewhere?
Deira is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 2002, 10:24 PM
Senior Member
 
angele87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 15,226
                     
Never happened to me before...

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. - Ambrose Bierce

There is no saint without a past, and no sinner without a future. - Shri Haidakhan Babaji

Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it. - Doug Larson

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle
angele87 is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 2002, 10:40 PM
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 27,280
 
Well to quote a poster whom I have a decent amount of respect for: 'what goes around comes around' - often it's just fans trying to wind others up, but if the unflattering remarks are true you can't restrict people from giving their opinion - no matter how much I'd sometimes like to.

It happens in all fan threads and while I agree that fan threads are for cheering your faves, I also accept that this is a public message board with members of different motives, beliefs and ages so it's just something to either ignore, accept or rebuke .
Kart is offline  
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 2002, 10:44 PM
Jay
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: London England
Posts: 1,356
                     
I think it sucks to say anything derogatory about ANY of the players in ANY forum.

Sure if someone like Anna K has a poor second service then and someone makes a remark about it then fair enough, but it's not that kind of constructive criticism that I'm refering to and I suspect neither are you Deira.

I'm talking about the bollocks that is posted on this board by certain groups of fans going out of their way to make trouble with another group of fans. They're all equally guilty.

I respect all the players, they're all professionals who work very hard and spend hours and hours on the practice courts to try to get as high as they can up that rankings ladder. If a former great player is not quite the force she was that's no reason to dis-respect her, it happen's to ALL great players sooner or later.

If the Williams Sisters themselves were to read some of the toilet that is posted by a certain section of their fans on this board they would be ashamed to have them as their fans.

This also applies to a certain section of Hingis and Seles and Capriatti fans.

You all know who you are.

Jay
www.jelena-online.com
Official website of Jelena Dokic(CLOSED) We came, we saw, we conquered and we left

Now re-opened ! well, kind of
Jay is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 2nd, 2002, 12:27 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 10,798
                     
Well I agree with both Deira and Kart.....Player's forums are for positive feedback about the players we love to cheer about.....


HOWEVER, when we use those forums to bash players we don't like or care about well......sorry folks but we set ourselves up for party crashers......
Jakeev is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 2nd, 2002, 12:33 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: the sexy side of the colo
Posts: 3,402
                     
I don't let it get to me. There are a lot of people who have nothing better to do than to seek attention, and that's one of the best ways to get it.
Bright Red is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 2nd, 2002, 12:38 AM
Senior Member
 
Crazy Canuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Munchkin Land
Posts: 28,584
                     
I would never go into a FAN thread and insult another player.
I wouldn't insult another player period. COnstructive critism is one thing, but insulting someone as a person is just plain silly.

Fan threads are just that - for fans. Now sometimes I'll read a thread ow two about players I don't pay much attention too, because I want to learn about them, and learn what it is their fans like about them.

But a lot of these threads are littered with stupid remarks like "Hingis will cream Serena cause Serena can't play real tennis" OR "Jenn is a fat bitch" OR "Seles will get creamed on clay, and can't match players of today" - in which case I think a poster has ever right to post the facts, or point out how hypocritical it is to do that.

WhaT goes around comes around.

But it would be nice if people just didn't write nasty things to begin with.
Crazy Canuck is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 2nd, 2002, 04:57 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 10,798
                     
Well said Becca.....Keep the players forums positive and not a sounding board for bashing.......like I said it only invites party crashers.
Jakeev is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 2nd, 2002, 05:12 AM
Senior Member
 
Dawn Marie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: North by Northwest
Posts: 15,258
                     
Agree with Becca and Deira

You just don't cross that line. We all got one thing in common on the boards and that is,we wish for negativity to stay out of our fans threads. I mean we know that what comes around goes around so why make all the fans thread negative?

Deira right now I don't care what anyone writes because I am happy with what my favorites are doing in tennis. Still waiting on Chanda to bounce back though, which I know she will, she is a strong women.

Only after the last tree has been cut down
Only after the last river has been poisoned
Only after the last fish has been caught
Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten. "Cree Native American Prophecy"
Dawn Marie is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome