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post #1 of 131 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 2006, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Why can't people just normally talk about the Williams sisters?

I'm just wondering why is it that if someone makes a post about the Williams sisters, especially Venus nowdays, it always seems so damn controversial no matter what is said? People get so serious and lash out at the thread starter, even if it's not their intentions.

For example, if someone posts "Venus played awful today", Venus' fans go out of control, and nuts on the board, when its simply a fact.. Sometimes she does play awful.

And on the flip side, if theres a post saying "Venus Williams is an awesome player the vee haters always get nuts and say she's not worthy and many people could kick her ass, and that the thread starter is a "troll"? Not everyone is here to start controversy, some people just like to state what they think, and legitimately ask questions!
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post #2 of 131 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 2006, 07:10 PM
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Do you really think you'll be forgiven for this thread, troll?


http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=241799

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post #3 of 131 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 2006, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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See.. my point exactly.. Why would I be considered a "troll" for starting this thread? Can people not even ask a legitimate question around here without being branded for their curiosity?
Btw, I'm new to this board, so I didnt even know what a troll was, so i lookedit up in wikipedia..

"Someone who comes into an established community such as an online discussion forum, and posts inflammatory, rude or offensive messages designed intentionally to annoy and antagonize the existing members or disrupt the flow of discussion."

Alright, cool.. I'm sorry, but I have wayyyyyyy better things to do than sit here and start threads JUST to make people mad.. Sorry folks, I believe in tennis, I'm fans of everyone (yes, from Hingis to Sharapova to Venus), and I think that starting threads to piss other fans off is childish.

And as far as redeeming myself for this thread, I honestly could give two shits. I've got PLENTY of things to worry about, being respected here by a bunch of strangers (no offense) is the least concern. There's more to life than this message board. I suggest you get one, prick.
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OMG! Get over it....people take this message board stuff way too seriously....who really cares??? An opinion about a player is just that. We all know that there are major hating a-holes on this board who attack everything about their non faves, and there are many posters who are on the brink of a nervous breakdown because their fave is dissed...LOL! you people are a riot!

"They'll never win a grandslam title" LOL!
"They'll never be ranked #1" LOL!
"They'll never win a title on clay" LOL!
"All they do is hit hard" LOL!
"Venus will never win another Tier I title" LOL!
"Venus will never beat another top-5 player" LOL!
"Venus will never win another grand slam title" LOL!
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You can talk about them if you want, just like we can talk about you once you do.

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post #6 of 131 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 2006, 08:18 PM
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At least the Williams Sisters are not boring!

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I used to dont do that... I really.. well.. Im not interested so close in to the sisters.. cause Im not fan.. when something I consider is fair I join to it.. when isnt.. well same.. try to let credit always to all players.. obviously when we talk about my fav.. things chance a little bit cause I have to cheer her.. is the same I guess aplies to you.. and is normal.. just cant ask to everybody here let out their opinnions.. whatever they are.. I guess here is for free discution.. is not like every polemic turns around WILLIAM SISTERS (hum! not really).. I guess there are some others great players and controvesial as them or more.. so..

Everyone here expose her taste to the rest members.. thats the deal in a forum where a lot of fans of dif girls are posting.. THATS THE MEANING OF BE FANS..
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This whole thread is a self-fulfilling prophecy, just like http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=241799 was.

I don't think VW fans are any more reactive than Masha fans, Serena fans, Dementieva fans, Myskina fans, or Justine fans. I think there are a lot of Venus fans, and that makes it seem more intense.

If I created a thread titled "Dementieva is the worst server in the top 100" I bet I'd get some people fired up.

Don't create threads meant to incite debate and then complain about it! It's stupid.

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This whole thread is a self-fulfilling prophecy, just like http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=241799 was.

I don't think VW fans are any more reactive than Masha fans, Serena fans, Dementieva fans, Myskina fans, or Justine fans. I think there are a lot of Venus fans, and that makes it seem more intense.

If I created a thread titled "Dementieva is the worst server in the top 100" I bet I'd get some people fired up.

Don't create threads meant to incite debate and then complain about it! It's stupid.

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This thread wasnt mean to "incite" debate...Simply asking for someone to answer the question.. Also, I'm not complaining about debate.. nothign wrong with debate, just as long as its normal, and not so ridiculous by all the fans or "haters"
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Maybe then you need to think a little more about the threads you create. It seems to me that you want the drama to happen and that's why you create what you do. It's possible to frame a question in a manner that makes it seem like a simple question, but in reality it is meant to create drama.

I can create a thread that says "Why Does Justine Feel the Need to Bend the Rules?" and I'm going to expect people to get just as heated as they do on one of the WS threads you create. I could then come back and say "it was just a simple question, I don't know why everyone's getting upset."

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I've never had bad words towards them. In fact, I love them! But I'm not one of those fans...
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At least the Williams Sisters are not boring!

I disagree.

Anyways, you should consider yourself lucky for being called a troll...then you have an excuse to dye your hair green and run around in a man-thong. Oh, but but don't worry about it. There are those strange, defensive, die-hard WS fans that label any negativity towards them as the work of a troll.
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I disagree.

Anyways, you should consider yourself lucky for being called a troll...then you have an excuse to dye your hair green and run around in a man-thong. Oh, but but don't worry about it. There are those strange, defensive, die-hard WS fans that label any negativity towards them as the work of a troll.
^^^^ = TROLL
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