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Old Apr 1st, 2014, 01:35 AM   #3346
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btw, gonna try freeletics. anyone here done it before?
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Old Apr 1st, 2014, 04:53 AM   #3347
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A Willytard bad-repped me for saying Maria will finish in the top 4 at the end of the year, in our Miami thread - how sad must you be?
You know how it is around here
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Old Apr 1st, 2014, 06:14 AM   #3348
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After a long time I've done a bit of GM-ing myself these past few days. What I've seen there sorta confirms what I knew already. Some people there are absolutely and positively insane. It doesn't upset me anymore though. 'Real life' has taken care of that. But the mods seem to at least try a little harder to apply the rules somewhat. But at the end of the day it's not really their fault and there's only so much they can do. GM is the way it is because the majority enjoys it the way it is. For it to change the fanbase of each player should say, "no, that's not right, behave yourself" when one of their own gets naughty or starts trolling. But that is of course never gonna happen.
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i think if the mods and admins bring down the ban hammer more often, there would be more order. but they're too flimsy and inconsistent to do that without massive backlash.
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Old Apr 1st, 2014, 07:47 PM   #3350
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i think if the mods and admins bring down the ban hammer more often, there would be more order. but they're too flimsy and inconsistent to do that without massive backlash.
Yes, but the problem is, would the membership of TF as a whole acccept that? Since it is in my nature to try to avoid upsetting anyone at all costs I personally wouldn't have a problem with that. But there are many - I would say the majority of TF - who you can't consider trolls or vile people, but they like to be just a tiny bit naughty at times, especially when they get a bit too emotional The problem is where to draw the line.

A few years back I was a mod myself at what was at the time (and perhaps still is) the biggest and most active forum on the internet about classical music and opera. And make no mistake about it folks, those people can be a handfull. It's not that there were any trolls there (or only very few) but they are people with very strong convictions because, well, they ARE very knowledgable. So whenever a, say, Mozart fan disagreed with a Bach fan about who's "the greatest" (silly example, but it's as good as any I suppose) things could quickly get out of control. The substance of the arguments would often be very interesting (if you care about that music of course) but it could get very personal.

But what am I blabbering...The point is that we introduced a points system with points being given to any member who said something offensive. A minor offense would mean 1 point for that person and it went all the way up to 10 points for the worst stuff. As soon as someone had collected a total of 20 points they would be suspended for six months. After those six months they were allowed to come back. If they repeated this a second time they would get the boot for good. Perhaps a similar sort of points system would be a good idea for TF (???)
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^^ I can think of some people who would be up to 20 points in a day
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^^ I can think of some people who would be up to 20 points in a day
Well, then they would be gone in a day. Perfect!
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Janka Cepelova beating Serena! Jana is so talented, hopefully she will make it far in Charleston
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Anyone "pressed" about Serena's losses this year (and even last year) given what Maria does against her? I mean, I'm over the lossesper se, but if Lisicki, Stephens, VIP, Cornet and Cepelova can take their chances, WTH Maria!
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Anyone "pressed" about Serena's losses this year (and even last year) given what Maria does against her? I mean, I'm over the lossesper se, but if Lisicki, Stephens, VIP, Cornet and Cepelova can take their chances, WTH Maria!
The Serena who plays those girls is not the same Serena as the one who plays against Maria.
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The Serena who plays those girls is not the same Serena as the one who plays against Maria.
100X THIS.
Serena gives everything against Maria. She probably wanted to be eliminated against Cornet&Cepelova.
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The Serena who plays those girls is not the same Serena as the one who plays against Maria.
Absolutely correct, and we all know it by now. I can't of course claim something for sure, especially because I didn't watch this, but I'm positive Serena tanked this match, or at least consciously put very little effort into it
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Cepelova played some beautiful tennis out there. Really liked the way she exploited that Serena movement and went for her shots in crucial moments. Wish there were more players out there like her frankly.
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saw the highlights. was a good match. cepelova looked like a seasoned clay courter
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Absolutely correct, and we all know it by now. I can't of course claim something for sure, especially because I didn't watch this, but I'm positive Serena tanked this match, or at least consciously put very little effort into it
I don't think that Serena consciously tanks matches. But she probably finds it hard to keep her mind on the job and believes that a Serena at 50% will still be too much for those type of players. Dangerous of course because they can all play some good ball if they get the chance. But when she has to play Maria she's excited about it, and is pumped up up to a point where there's steam coming out of her ears. In a way that's actually a compliment because it means that she realizes that she's up against a quality opponent.
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