i just about had a cow when I read your thread title Nelslus
-HOW DARE YOU-make me laugh like that
I sympathize with you, I "feel your pain".
What I don't have is an easy answer. 5 years ago I may have hoped that some of the posters involved would naturally graduate from acne and childhood to adulthood, but by now Calimero and Athena and their ilk are well into their twenties at least.
As we all know they can't be reasoned with. With every post Monica and Steffi's stars dim just a little-those you never knew them might read these threads and think they were just whining cows from hell.
The one thread solution has worked best IMO-as long as they keep end of the bargain I'll keep mine.
In the meantime though this is good thread to talk about it.
As Nelslus wants to see how many he can drag into this thread I may as well tick the box.
I fully appreciate his frustration at events. I was actually pleasantly surprised that the recent 10 Best Liked and Hated Thread took so long to reach the inevitable Graf v Seles war of words. We've had a relatively long trouble free period recently. What pisses me off is when an otherwise interesting thead, such as the aforementioned which made great reading and giving an insight into how various members saw different sides to players' personalities, and moreover even those which logically was a million miles away from the tired old Steffi/Monica axis regularly turned into the same old slanging match.
The frequency with which this was happening would have pre-dated OrdinaryfoolsNJ and maybe Nelslus as well? I can remember an excellent thread from Preacherfan as to what might have transpired during 1993/95 into which a lot of time and research had been put, having to be pulled.
However, I'd have to say that the action Rollo took was a fair and correct one. If it was me, I would ban ALL mention of the events of 1993 from any other thread except the designated one. Anyone transgresses, one warning, if ignored, an immediate debarrment, but that's just my opinion. Rollo has mentioned Calimero and Athena but there were/are a number of others who are were/are just as culpable.
So, there's one thread on the Board covering it. All anyone who wishes has to do is just ignore it. If you want, you can read it and even respond if you're so moved.
Some of the recent posting is so pathetic it's actually quite funny. Probably wrong, but I wouldn't even be surprised if a couple of the posters in "opposing" camps as the minute are actually the same person!