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moving non-tennis was murdered when it was moved to the bottom of the sub-forum list

i can't understand it - why did you do it?

this place used to be heaving, now it's as dead as my nanny and granddad

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Let's just put it like this, there is Justine Bieber (I just threw up a little) who ... is hyped far beyond his talent.

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i can't understand it - why did you do it?

this place used to be heaving, now it's as dead as my nanny and granddad
I thought so too when they originally did it (nearly 2 years ago?) but then just filed NT as my bookmark to log on (http://www.tennisforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=13) and just use the Page Up key (or Top in the lower right of a page) and then click on TennisForum.com to go to the regular home page. Works fine, if more ppl did that it would increase NT traffic a lot.
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Re: moving non-tennis was murdered when it was moved to the bottom of the sub-forum l

Yeah it happened quite some time ago and no one liked it.
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Re: moving non-tennis was murdered when it was moved to the bottom of the sub-forum l

Agree. And it has destroyed the really great thread where we post who has Good Repped. It used to be heaving and now is only used by a handful of posters. I am always dishing Good Rep out but given it now goes into the ether it makes me wonder if it's worth bothering. Very sad.
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Re: moving non-tennis was murdered when it was moved to the bottom of the sub-forum l

TF could be so much more amazing if the mods and admins put some effort into improving the site.

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Re: moving non-tennis was murdered when it was moved to the bottom of the sub-forum l

People are honestly deterred by a link moving 10 inches south? That's a little sad..
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Re: moving non-tennis was murdered when it was moved to the bottom of the sub-forum l

It definitely had an effect. That said, it's a tennis forum so the move makes sense. People whose main interest is other than tennis have many sites available to them.

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TF could be so much more amazing if the mods and admins put some effort into improving the site.
This made me laugh, you honestly think we had any say in this change? The people who own this site made the change even though the mods/admins were against it.

I guess it didn't help that the TF's non-tennis sections were becoming bigger than the actual tennis related topics here. The point of this forum is tennis, not everything else besides tennis.

The owners wanted to bring people to this forum who wanted to talk about tennis, and not be scared off by seeing NT topics right at the top of the forum.
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The point of this forum is tennis, not everything else besides tennis.

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Re: moving non-tennis was murdered when it was moved to the bottom of the sub-forum l

Agreed!

I used to visit non-tennis million times a day... now I visit it once in 2-3 days only
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This made me laugh, you honestly think we had any say in this change? The people who own this site made the change even though the mods/admins were against it.

I guess it didn't help that the TF's non-tennis sections were becoming bigger than the actual tennis related topics here. The point of this forum is tennis, not everything else besides tennis.

The owners wanted to bring people to this forum who wanted to talk about tennis, and not be scared off by seeing NT topics right at the top of the forum.
Oh I didn't know you guys have no say at all. The owners probably don't know that serious tennis discussion is the last thing that takes place here on TF.

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Wait, why was it moved on here and not MTF then? Both websites are owned by the same people, right?

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Wait, why was it moved on here and not MTF then? Both websites are owned by the same people, right?
The WTA has always been on our asses for being too controversial and shocking. As you can tell from their official website, they like to be very PC and family-friendly. The liberal politics and general craziness of non-tennis is probably extremely off-putting to them. The WTA has a lot of say on this board. They're the whole reason we had to change the name in the first place. I guess the ATP doesn't really give a shit what MTF does since it's not that popular, but TF is much more popular and the WTA wants us to play by their rules.
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Wait, why was it moved on here and not MTF then? Both websites are owned by the same people, right?
No idea, they didn't even tell us that they made the change in the first place. We only found out when people started to complain that NT was moved. We thought there was an error until we were told other wise.

Also MTF and TF are not the same forum, and just because something happens to one doesn't mean it will happen to the other. We are the bigger board, with more members/visitors, so I could only assume that NT here was more of a problem then MTF.
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The WTA has always been on our asses for being too controversial and shocking. As you can tell from their official website, they like to be very PC and family-friendly. The liberal politics and general craziness of non-tennis is probably extremely off-putting to them. The WTA has a lot of say on this board. They're the whole reason we had to change the name in the first place. I guess the ATP doesn't really give a shit what MTF does since it's not that popular, but TF is much more popular and the WTA wants us to play by their rules.
As stated above ITT, I rather quickly came up with my own "work around" (bookmarking http://www.tennisforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=13 for NT, then just using Page Up and clicking TennisForum.com for the homepage; often returning later to NT via my bookmark, so its not a problem.

But I want to address what you said about WTA influence and/or pressure. In terms of the renaming, WTA World was arguably violating their trademark, as the WTA in that obviously didn't mean World Telecommunications Assn or something. But they have absolutely no right now to influence the content. Womens tennis is a generic thing, not their fucking property! (Or the ITF's etc).

Sometime read the stories on http://www.nfl.com, where their writers themselves rip teams, coaches, and players. Whereas former WTA CEO Larry Scott's name was affixed to a terribly condescending email to the tennis writers community that I saw a copy of, offering to "help" them say "Sony Ericsson WTA" in their stories.

I presume "more than a few" in effect replied to him and his media flack (Andrew Walker) that if he wanted them to mention the title sponsors' name all the time, just fucking request that they do (and of course "compliance" is voluntary, though he could have them stonewalled @ post match press conferences). But do not talk to them like they fucking work for either the WTA or for Sony-Ericsson, Larry.
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