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How do mods decide if a thread should be moved to player forums?

Just curious, I see two Radwanska's threads moved to their own player forum today, I am find with it but my concern is that what makes a mod believe if a thread should not belong to the tennis forum, because there was a MLDB thread a few days ago about her pleading not to get booed and nothing against her or nothing in favor of the sisters, but why that one stayed and the two Radwanska's ones get to moved?

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Just curious, I see two Radwanska's threads moved to their own player forum today, I am find with it but my concern is that what makes a mod believe if a thread should not belong to the tennis forum, because there was a MLDB thread a few days ago about her pleading not to get booed and nothing against her or nothing in favor of the sisters, but why that one stayed and the two Radwanska's ones get to moved?
It probably stayed in GM because I doubt the people that go to MLDB's forum are the ones booing her, LOL.
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Just curious, I see two Radwanska's threads moved to their own player forum today, I am find with it but my concern is that what makes a mod believe if a thread should not belong to the tennis forum, because there was a MLDB thread a few days ago about her pleading not to get booed and nothing against her or nothing in favor of the sisters, but why that one stayed and the two Radwanska's ones get to moved?
In general, mods and admins are volunteers. They can't possibly see every thread, let alone read them all. When a thread is reported it will be brought to our attention much sooner. That can sometimes explain why some threads are acted on faster than others.

Whether a thread belongs in GM or the player forum, is not always an easy call to make. It requires deciding whether a thread is more fan related (player picture threads are an easy example of that category) or have a more general appeal, that would interest other tennis fans as well. In the Radwanska case, you can make a valid point for the threads being about small aspects of the players life (more the kind of thing that fans who follow every step of player would appreciate). I have not seen the MLDB thread, so I am not sure what that was exactly about.

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It probably stayed in GM because I doubt the people that go to MLDB's forum are the ones booing her, LOL.
She does not have a forum. But if it had been a player forum thread, Rest of World could have been the place for it maybe. I see your point about it not being something that would appeal to her fans, as they don't boo her.
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Have you always been an admin, James?

It suits you.
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When I was born, I was not an admin yet.
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Does that mean that one day I can be an admin, too?
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Thanks for the reply, and LOL @ the conversation between you two.

Oh, as if you had no choice? There's a moment, there's always a moment, "I can do this, I can give into this, or I can resist it", and I don't know when your moment was, but I bet you there was one.
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Re: How do mods decide if a thread should be moved to player forums?

How on Earth From Wimbledon History: PLAYERS WHICH SAVE MULTIPLE MP's 3 SEASONS IN THE ROW thread which is actually about all female and male players which played ever at Wimbledon (since 1877) is moved from GM to Ana Ivanovic players forum??? If some biased moderator can't stand to watch full list of this Wimbledon achievement - it's not our problem
So back this thread again to GM. If they moved to "Wimbledon 2009" subforum, or "Statistics" or "Blast from Past" subforums I will maybe not complain... but to "Ana Ivanovic Player Forum" is totally wrong decision.

For what GM subforum is created if not for threads like this (talk about most interesting things during some current event). If for example something happen for the first time in Wimbledon history (Player ranked out of TOP50 seeded #24, other player saved MP and won 3rd season in the row...) it's part of Wimbledon event (history) not just that player (Sharapova, Ivanovic or whatever)!

Also, I'm not agree why today's Urszula Radwanska case, where her Mixed-Doubles partner simple drop her without any explanation and withdraw from (Wimbledon/09) tournament, is moved from GM to "Radwanska Sisters" subforum. It's very interesting subject for discussion IN GENERAL, not only for Radwanska fans. OK if mod' move that today's thread to Doubles Forum... but move thread like that to "Players Forum" is wrong. So back that thread also to GM.

and I'm not even fan of Ana Ivanovic... just an objective observer who realize how perfect she is

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How on Earth From Wimbledon History: PLAYERS WHICH SAVE MULTIPLE MP's 3 SEASONS IN THE ROW thread which is actually about all female and male players which played ever at Wimbledon (since 1877) is moved from GM to Ana Ivanovic players forum??? If some biased moderator can't stand to watch full list of this Wimbledon achievement - it's not our problem
So back this thread again to GM. If they moved to "Wimbledon 2009" subforum, or "Statistics" or "Blast from Past" subforums I will maybe not complain... but to "Ana Ivanovic Player Forum" is totally wrong decision.

For what GM subforum is created if not for threads like this (talk about most interesting things during some current event). If for example something happen for the first time in Wimbledon history (Player ranked out of TOP50 seeded #24, other player saved MP and won 3rd season in the row...) it's part of Wimbledon event (history) not just that player (Sharapova, Ivanovic or whatever)!

Also, I'm not agree why today's Urszula Radwanska case, where her Mixed-Doubles partner simple drop her without any explanation and withdraw from (Wimbledon/09) tournament, is moved from GM to "Radwanska Sisters" subforum. It's very interesting subject for discussion IN GENERAL, not only for Radwanska fans. OK if mod' move that today's thread to Doubles Forum... but move thread like that to "Players Forum" is wrong. So back that thread also to GM.
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How on Earth From Wimbledon History: PLAYERS WHICH SAVE MULTIPLE MP's 3 SEASONS IN THE ROW thread which is actually about all female and male players which played ever at Wimbledon (since 1877) is moved from GM to Ana Ivanovic players forum??? If some biased moderator can't stand to watch full list of this Wimbledon achievement - it's not our problem
So back this thread again to GM. If they moved to "Wimbledon 2009" subforum, or "Statistics" or "Blast from Past" subforums I will maybe not complain... but to "Ana Ivanovic Player Forum" is totally wrong decision.

For what GM subforum is created if not for threads like this (talk about most interesting things during some current event). If for example something happen for the first time in Wimbledon history (Player ranked out of TOP50 seeded #24, other player saved MP and won 3rd season in the row...) it's part of Wimbledon event (history) not just that player (Sharapova, Ivanovic or whatever)!

Also, I'm not agree why today's Urszula Radwanska case, where her Mixed-Doubles partner simple drop her without any explanation and withdraw from (Wimbledon/09) tournament, is moved from GM to "Radwanska Sisters" subforum. It's very interesting subject for discussion IN GENERAL, not only for Radwanska fans. OK if mod' move that today's thread to Doubles Forum... but move thread like that to "Players Forum" is wrong. So back that thread also to GM.
I am not sure why the Ana thread was moved, so I can't really say anything about that. I'd say the statistics forum might have been a good place for that too.

It was not really a thread about mixed doubles partners dropping their partners at the last minute, which might have made a good GM thread (or doubles forum thread indeed). But you may disagree naturally.
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How on Earth From Wimbledon History: PLAYERS WHICH SAVE MULTIPLE MP's 3 SEASONS IN THE ROW thread which is actually about all female and male players which played ever at Wimbledon (since 1877) is moved from GM to Ana Ivanovic players forum??? If some biased moderator can't stand to watch full list of this Wimbledon achievement - it's not our problem
So back this thread again to GM. If they moved to "Wimbledon 2009" subforum, or "Statistics" or "Blast from Past" subforums I will maybe not complain... but to "Ana Ivanovic Player Forum" is totally wrong decision.

For what GM subforum is created if not for threads like this (talk about most interesting things during some current event). If for example something happen for the first time in Wimbledon history (Player ranked out of TOP50 seeded #24, other player saved MP and won 3rd season in the row...) it's part of Wimbledon event (history) not just that player (Sharapova, Ivanovic or whatever)!

Also, I'm not agree why today's Urszula Radwanska case, where her Mixed-Doubles partner simple drop her without any explanation and withdraw from (Wimbledon/09) tournament, is moved from GM to "Radwanska Sisters" subforum. It's very interesting subject for discussion IN GENERAL, not only for Radwanska fans. OK if mod' move that today's thread to Doubles Forum... but move thread like that to "Players Forum" is wrong. So back that thread also to GM.
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I am not sure why the Ana thread was moved, so I can't really say anything about that. I'd say the statistics forum might have been a good place for that too.

It was not really a thread about mixed doubles partners dropping their partners at the last minute, which might have made a good GM thread (or doubles forum thread indeed). But you may disagree naturally.
I have to say, there are lots of threads in GM that should be in the Statistics forum. So many so, that I believe the Statistics subforum should be in GM, where the Doubles subforum is.

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How on Earth From Wimbledon History: PLAYERS WHICH SAVE MULTIPLE MP's 3 SEASONS IN THE ROW thread which is actually about all female and male players which played ever at Wimbledon (since 1877) is moved from GM to Ana Ivanovic players forum??? If some biased moderator can't stand to watch full list of this Wimbledon achievement - it's not our problem
So back this thread again to GM. If they moved to "Wimbledon 2009" subforum, or "Statistics" or "Blast from Past" subforums I will maybe not complain... but to "Ana Ivanovic Player Forum" is totally wrong decision.

For what GM subforum is created if not for threads like this (talk about most interesting things during some current event). If for example something happen for the first time in Wimbledon history (Player ranked out of TOP50 seeded #24, other player saved MP and won 3rd season in the row...) it's part of Wimbledon event (history) not just that player (Sharapova, Ivanovic or whatever)!

Also, I'm not agree why today's Urszula Radwanska case, where her Mixed-Doubles partner simple drop her without any explanation and withdraw from (Wimbledon/09) tournament, is moved from GM to "Radwanska Sisters" subforum. It's very interesting subject for discussion IN GENERAL, not only for Radwanska fans. OK if mod' move that today's thread to Doubles Forum... but move thread like that to "Players Forum" is wrong. So back that thread also to GM.
You make up a thread about "all players of history" consisting of a list of only one player : Ana

You wanna discuss ho great she is of saving MP 3 years in a row ? Fine, do it in her forum then

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I have to say, there are lots of threads in GM that should be in the Statistics forum. So many so, that I believe the Statistics subforum should be in GM, where the Doubles subforum is.

That's my 2 cents.
We could certainly consider that.
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