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The "Controversy" thread: why was it closed?

I thought it was one of the funniest threads ever and I didn't see any offense, vulgarity, bad information, etc. in it

maybe I should check the forum's Terms of Agreement again?



It would be nice to know the reason

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Re: The "Controversy" thread: why was it closed?

Im not sure who removed it but here are the terms.
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Re: The "Controversy" thread: why was it closed?

Thanks, but

I mean, normally all sorts of vulgarities appear in the midst of regular threads and according to my interpretation, this thread was a self-critical attempt to laugh at... us! At the good and the bad of wtaworld.com... I thought it was funny and full of self-awareness, in a way.

Compared to all the mean or simply stupid threads that surface every 5 minutes.... I think it was a pretty bad choice to close this one.

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Re: The "Controversy" thread: why was it closed?

Laugh at us?? Quite some posts in there were just badly disguised insults towards players.

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Re: The "Controversy" thread: why was it closed?

Ok, this is just my opinion and I don't want to get polemical, but my idea is, almost EVERY thread is full of insults to the players, normally less disguised, you're right.

To me the thread was a funny attempt at imagining the worst that could happen in tennis and how wtaworld - which is vulgar on a regular basis - would handle it.

More than an insult to the players, it was maybe an insult to wtaworld, but since it was self-made maybe it could be accepted as a sort of extreme self-critic?

Awww, too bad anyway, I'll bookmark it and keep in for me at least.

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Re: The "Controversy" thread: why was it closed?

That thread was great!

I think the application of that rule to this thread is over-reaching and I hope you will reconsider.

Now all the locker room threads are going to be disallowed? That is very sad.

More disturbing, it sounds like we are being censored: we can only say happy shiny things about players now?

If you stand by that decision, will you please now start locking every thread with an insult to a player? Don't single that one thread out only.

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Reading over the rule again, how does it even apply? Is it the "hateful" bit?

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The thread was not: obscene, sexually-oriented, threatening, or violative of any laws.

Was it singled out as vulgar? Hateful?

I know nobody has to answer this and mods can just say "we make the decisions and you like it or leave it", but if possible could someone say if this was considered vulgar, hateful, or other and then we set a standard that the level of those qualities in this thread is unacceptable. All future postings must be less vulgar and/or less hateful. Then we will know.

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Re: The "Controversy" thread: why was it closed?

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Now all the locker room threads are going to be disallowed? That is very sad.

More disturbing, it sounds like we are being censored: we can only say happy shiny things about players now?

If you stand by that decision, will you please now start locking every thread with an insult to a player? Don't single that one thread out only.
What's close to absurd is,
it was THE one thread who was "insulting" in a JOKING and self-critical way

Please admit you made a mistake, you mods are human, no one will be mad at you... unlock the thread!

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Re: The "Controversy" thread: why was it closed?

It wouldn't come as a surprise if there was a climate change on WTAWorld with all the new moderators.
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Re: The "Controversy" thread: why was it closed?

I was thinking about this too

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Re: The "Controversy" thread: why was it closed?

obviously we can't make some jokes these day
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Re: The "Controversy" thread: why was it closed?

Humour is still allowed on this board, so don't worry. Locker rooom threads are not in any danger. Some of the jokes in that thread went overboard, in these cases unfortunately the good suffer from the actions of the bad.

And for the record, before people jump all over me: No, I did not close it.
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Re: The "Controversy" thread: why was it closed?

If any joke in a thread goes overboard (whether I agree or not), why is the solution to lock the thread?

That makes no sense.

Any thread can be locked if someone makes a joke that goes overboard in it?



And what joke went overboard? I would really like to know. I think it should be used as an example of what is the limit of joking around here nowadays.
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Re: The "Controversy" thread: why was it closed?

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Humour is still allowed on this board, so don't worry. Locker rooom threads are not in any danger. Some of the jokes in that thread went overboard, in these cases unfortunately the good suffer from the actions of the bad.

And for the record, before people jump all over me: No, I did not close it.
And the jokes in the lockerroom threads go WAY more overboard than anything in that thread.
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Re: The "Controversy" thread: why was it closed?

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If any joke in a thread goes overboard (whether I agree or not), why is the solution to lock the thread?

That makes no sense.

Any thread can be locked if someone makes a joke that goes overboard in it?



And what joke went overboard? I would really like to know. I think it should be used as an example of what is the limit of joking around here nowadays.
No, that is not what I said. There are several ways to go about it, including removing the bad posts. But the thread has controversial already spelled out in the title. Probably it was deemed more controversial jokes could follow. In that case locking the thread is mostly the best thing to do, but that is debatable in any case. The moderator/admin who closed it, took that decision, so I am afraid it stands.
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Re: The "Controversy" thread: why was it closed?

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And the jokes in the lockerroom threads go WAY more overboard than anything in that thread.
That is a matter of opinion.
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