Originally Posted by L'Enfant Sauvage
1) Your post could have done without the generalization of a single fanbase, it contributes nothing. It doesn't take a PHD to see that you had no qualms with the 2 or 3 previous threads, but suddenly want one that includes a relatively peaceful resolution locked straight away. The mods never get to anything instantly, the other threads were posted during the height of activity, this one past midnight where most of the mods live so they will close it when they get to it if they deem it to be a problem. Since none of the threads broke forum rules and non-tennis related threads get moved to NT, we can assume they get locked if they are heading down a path that will only lead to baiting and flamewars like the first one did (and like this one will if anyone takes faboozadoo's bait).
2) Again, I don't know you as a poster, but from the only posts of yours I've read you've been critical of Serena (which isn't unwarranted in this particular case), and called for the only non-hostile thread related to her to be locked almost instantly. If you wanted to people to be educated you should have been clear about that from the beginning... People looking to educate others don't whine that a thread (the perfect place to educate people on) hasn't been locked yet. Doing so just makes it look like you've an axe to grind.[
I am not begging for threads to be locked, please stop twisting my words. I just want equal treatement.
Your argument is faulty because it ignores chronology completely.
Yes, I didn't have any qualms with the previous two threads except that they were locked IN NO TIME. If that were not the case, I wouldn't have had any qualms with this one either. A point you pretend to have missed.
Moreover, and this is a very subtle point, so you may actually miss it: when I made my comment about non-tennis threads being moved I actually didn't call for closing this one - I was simply making an observation; indeed I was quite happy that it offered me the oppotunity to actually say what I couldn't have said in the previous thread (which I did including a scholarly article among other things).
And funny you should mention "educating" people on this issue. In light of this story I've actually been educated and had my stance evolve on the issue, not by people flinging insults at fanbases and begging for threads to be locked, but by being calm, civil and articulating their points well from the start. Not being provoked into it like you've been here.
Hilarious, first you call me stupid then you call for calm and civil discussion.
Edit: And it appears that my first post pointing the obvious double standard of locking the non-tennis related threads only when they are unpleasant to Serena has been errased.
Nuff said. Or as they say in mathematics - Q.E.D.
The mods are in the house, so I am dieing to see how they apply the criteria equally.