Originally posted by Althea
Not only the Williams Fans other Players' Fans are guilty of the same conduct!!!]
when Venus returned from her 6 months or so injury, lot of badmouthing,
many other players fans screamed and are screaming Serena and Venus matches are fixed, the finals was a joke
Anna will never win a tournament just a pretty face
Jennifer is filthy mouth blah, blah and her past blah blah
Monica is out of shape, will never blah blah, should retire
this parent that parent is a blah, blah blah
Martina's #1 winning is/was a joke
the list goes on and on
these type of comments came/come from various fans ... and many times are worded in a very vulgar/nasty manner
Sometimes we agree that "others" should show more respect towards other fans/playersbut turn around and show disrespect ourselves.....
I agree with that.
I came here as a refugee from a tennis board that had become so divisive and nasty that it became unbearable for me to go there. Seriously, it was more like a chore!
And while I've seen a couple bash-a-thons on here, I must say that this board is much more respectful than the other board I was on. Believe me...if you saw one day's worth of posts on that other board, it would make the worst bashing thread here on wtaworld.com look like a tea party. I haven't posted on there in a few days, and I don't miss it. At all.
I appreciate the posts here...even the ones I don't agree with. I also like the fact that this board has a big international following (the other board was pretty much U.S. posters only). It's given me a bit of a fresh perspective on women's tennis.
And also, the posters here are funny, interesting, and generally nice people.
So, I don't think this board is all that bad. Yes, the thread that tennisaddict was referring to was out of control, and some of the posts in that thread weren't very nice. But at least the moderators here moved quickly to put a stop to the thread once it became clear that it was unsalvageable. On the other tennis board, posts are removed arbitrarily, and usually only if there was bad language. Entire strings of name-calling, player-bashing, and general nastiness would not be removed, or at least controlled...which just allowed the nastiness to perpetuate. There is not nearly as much moderation on the other tennis board as there is here...and it shows.
I'm not going to pretend that every thread on here is "La la la happy," but this board is generally a thriving, diverse, positive outlet for women's tennis. Believe me, it could be a lot worse...and I know, because I've seen "a lot worse!"