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the cat
May 4th, 2002, 08:19 PM
I think WTA World has become more about the posters than the players. And with that comes nasty battles and confrontations over players that are often unecessary, IMO!

When I joined WTA World last September, this was a board about tennis. Not the posters and their antagonistic points of view. Sure, everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but some of the battles seem far too personal and mean spirited! :( I cheer for the female Russian tennis players. But they never win anything! Fans of Martina Hingis, Jennifer Capriati and the Williams sisters are very lucky. Their favorite players are great! ;) And they should be happy! :bounce: But in recent months the board battles between fans seems to haven't gotten even more intense! :fiery: In fact, the top WTA players don't even go at that hard!

Some posters don't post here as much as they used to. I wonder why? :confused:

Is it possible for the WTA World message boards to go back to being more about the players and the sport, and less about the posters and antagonistic threads?

venusfan
May 4th, 2002, 08:30 PM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

WE HAVE OUR VERY OWN OPRAH :):):)

irma
May 4th, 2002, 08:32 PM
LOL@venusfan

This board is all projection the cat, that's the reason!
It was the same on the old wtaboards!

the cat
May 4th, 2002, 08:43 PM
I don't think so Irma! I think there was less antaginism there.

HEAVYHITTER
May 4th, 2002, 08:45 PM
There is something EVOLVING Cat.

per4ever
May 4th, 2002, 08:45 PM
it's terrible :sad: but we'll have to live with it I guess..or start a private board ;)

Kisha
May 4th, 2002, 08:52 PM
i agree with what you say. Like we were saying earlier, every chance we got we have to just have a go at each other. This isnt a tennis board anymore its a bitching board.

venusfan said that 'we have our very own Oprah'.

thats interesting. To me this board is more like The Jerry Springer Show, rather than Oprah.;) :p

irma
May 4th, 2002, 08:56 PM
We need dr phil:)

auntie janie
May 4th, 2002, 09:11 PM
Hi cat!

I believe that using a message board is a scientific skill. All you need to do to be happy here is to refine your ability to ignoring certain types of threads. :angel:

I am only vaguely aware of the type of posts you are describing -- I simply never read them, no matter whom they are against.

The board for me is all about having fun, so I mostly stick to the fun places (eg, Russian Roulette, tournament threads, Challengers), and lately, sadly, I just skip most of the stuff on General Messages. :p

Take heart, cat! Follow my program and you will enjoy wtaworld once more! I guarantee it! :hearts:

Kart
May 4th, 2002, 10:04 PM
Originally posted by the cat
I don't think so Irma! I think there was less antaginism there.

You can't be talking about Sanex surely ? That was ridiculous towards the end.

veryborednow
May 4th, 2002, 10:09 PM
just the way it is ...

... the board is a microcosm of our "civilised" world

CB
May 4th, 2002, 10:13 PM
I'm more a kind of voyeur here on this board, and what I see is that there are some posters that kind of like to make noise and polemic such as TeeRexx, LINDSAY DAVENPORT ROCKS, maybe Volcana..

Just ignore it. We're not obligated to read bullsh*t ;)

Crazy Canuck
May 4th, 2002, 10:26 PM
"some of the battles seem far too personal and mean spirited! "

No worries cat - they aren't just kept on the boards. THe stuff I've received through PM is far worse than anything i've seen on these boards.

Better in PM then the board where everyone has to read it.

Half the threads in here are invented to bait someone.

Thats just GM though. The cure - don't go into GM :)

The only times that I argue are when I go into GM, or recieve nasty nasty PM's.

FOr some reason ATP fans are far less bitchy.

the cat
May 4th, 2002, 11:03 PM
Thanks for all your input! ;)

venusfan, who's Oprah here? :confused: Moi?

per4ever, you may be on to something!

Kisha, I'll take Oprah over Jerry Springer anytime! :D

Janie, thanks for the advice!

Becca, you receive mean spirited pm's? Why? Because you speak your mind? That's too bad! :mad:

Got to go. The Kentucky Derby is about to start. And they're off! :bounce: Well almost! :rolleyes:

disposablehero
May 5th, 2002, 12:08 AM
SanexWTA ridiculous towards the end? No, towards the beginning. Now THERE was a nonstop war.

JonBcn
May 5th, 2002, 01:01 AM
I just laugh at the people on the board who spend their whole time trying to spark arguments. Its fairly obvious that they dont get out enough, or dont get enough sex or whatever. Theres no point getting irritated by them - opinions are like assholes; everyone has one. But not everyone IS one.

MartianJoeyWinson
May 5th, 2002, 01:04 AM
I agree with Kisha.

This board is like the Jerry Springer show. Full of loudmouth obese Americans! (whoops!)