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Question/suggestion to forum admins Re. scores threads

Can't we have a child-forum for match-results threads? I have absolutely nothing against them, and quite often when I want to know the result of a match, I just browse the GM forum, so they are useful to me, however, one one hand that usefulness would be enhanced if those threads were grouped in a sub-forum and one the other hand it would prevent other interesting discussions to be pushed down in the depths of GM, especially on ealrly days of tournaments.

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Re: Question/suggestion to forum admins Re. scores threads

Same about pre-matches polls (except their usefulness is very questionable) .
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Re: Question/suggestion to forum admins Re. scores threads

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Same about pre-matches polls (except their usefulness is very questionable) .
they don't have to be useful, they keep us intrigued as we await a match. A maria/wickmayer match up may seem like a walk over for maria until the board has you convinced there is a stunning upset in the making, then you watch the match and it really is a walk over. I love those polls.

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Re: Question/suggestion to forum admins Re. scores threads

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they don't have to be useful, they keep us intrigued as we await a match. A maria/wickmayer match up may seem like a walk over for maria until the board has you convinced there is a stunning upset in the making, then you watch the match and it really is a walk over. I love those polls.
I have to admit I happened more than once to vote and post in pre-matches threads myself. My point is just that there are so many scores threads and pre-matches polls that it's "polluting" the GM thread-list, is all.
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Re: Question/suggestion to forum admins Re. scores threads

Actually I think that the other threads are polluting the list and maybe should be moved somewhere
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Actually I think that the other threads are polluting the list and maybe should be moved somewhere
I think I know what you mean... But, well, lets tackle issues with method .
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Re: Question/suggestion to forum admins Re. scores threads

Just imo, if those threads are moved out of GM, there wouldn't really be THAT many threads left in here.
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Just imo, if those threads are moved out of GM, there wouldn't really be THAT many threads left in here.
Today I counted 18 score or pre-match polls threads in 60 for the two first pages of GM. On the first days of a GS, it oughta be the majority.
The thing is that I find the standard of discussions on WTAWorld has dramatically declined in the 3 or 4 last years and coincidentally that's about the time when score threads started to proliferate. Obviously it's not the only reason but I'm sure it has contributed: it gives less visibility to interesting threads.
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Re: Question/suggestion to forum admins Re. scores threads

I actually think it's a very good idea

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Just imo, if those threads are moved out of GM, there wouldn't really be THAT many threads left in here.
There would be all kinds of pointless threads you and your fellow mods allow to stay here.

Few examples that are on page 1 of GM now:

"Which actress do you think should portray your favorite in their biography movie?" - pointless/non-tennis
"Tennis Videogames Thread // EA Tennis Xbox360/PS3 version confirmed" - also non-tennis
"Vote the most "choker" player ever" - already done zillion times
"Will 5-Time Champs Roger & Venus Be seeded #1 at Wimbledon despite their rankings?" - no, pointless thread
"Nicole Vaidisova will win Wimbledon!" - crap thread, wishful thinking, again pretty pointless
"Wimbledon Qualifying Draw" - nothing wrong with this one, but shouldn't it be in the tournament subforum?
"Maria Sharapova and Serena Wimbledon Dresses 2009 (sexy!!!)" - player subforum
"Should the Williams Sisters be seeded 1 and 2 for Wimbeldon?" - no, nor they will be, again pretty pointless to talk about it
"Justine Singing!!!" - player subforum

... move or delete all these threads and voila... plenty of room for more interesting ones

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There would be all kinds of pointless threads you and your fellow mods allow to stay here.

Few examples that are on page 1 of GM now:

"Which actress do you think should portray your favorite in their biography movie?" - pointless/non-tennis
"Tennis Videogames Thread // EA Tennis Xbox360/PS3 version confirmed" - also non-tennis
"Vote the most "choker" player ever" - already done zillion times
"Will 5-Time Champs Roger & Venus Be seeded #1 at Wimbledon despite their rankings?" - no, pointless thread
"Nicole Vaidisova will win Wimbledon!" - crap thread, wishful thinking, again pretty pointless
"Wimbledon Qualifying Draw" - nothing wrong with this one, but shouldn't it be in the tournament subforum?
"Maria Sharapova and Serena Wimbledon Dresses 2009 (sexy!!!)" - player subforum
"Should the Williams Sisters be seeded 1 and 2 for Wimbeldon?" - no, nor they will be, again pretty pointless to talk about it
"Justine Singing!!!" - player subforum

... move or delete all these threads and voila... plenty of room for more interesting ones
I hear ya...
But it's not an easy thing to decide what threads are worthwhile/worthless. Sadly, those threads you mention seem to attract many posters. I wouldn't advocate extensive censorship in this forum. If some folks prefer discussing outfits over groundstrokes, so be it.
However, as far as possible, let's try to give more readability to GM.
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Yep, it's not always easy. On the other hand in many cases it is easy. "Vania King singing in French" also belongs to player's subforum. I think we can agree on that.

Or "Boo and Wimbledon website". Why start a thread about terrible punctations? Seriously, who cares?

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Re: Question/suggestion to forum admins Re. scores threads

This had already been discussed in the past if I remember correctly (this doesn't mean it cannot be discussed again...), the issue at the time being that we didn't want GM to be split in many subforums...

About lunaris' post, please keep in mind that GM stands for "General" message, which means you'll find anything in there, and yes some threads are totally pointless IMO too, but it's not a reason to close/delete them...

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This had already been discussed in the past if I remember correctly (this doesn't mean it cannot be discussed again...), the issue at the time being that we didn't want GM to be split in many subforums...
An alternate solution would be to have the scores threads in the respective tournaments forums. So there would be no need to create any subforum. And that would actually make sense later on if someone wants to search what have been discussed about a specific match in a tournament that took place months or years ago.
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An alternate solution would be to have the scores threads in the respective tournaments forums. So there would be no need to create any subforum. And that would actually make sense later on if someone wants to search what have been discussed about a specific match in a tournament that took place months or years ago.
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