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...unfortunately taking the worst from that one: undeserved name calling, hate (towards players and fellow posters), etc.

it all started so well... peaceful and full of love. <img src="redface.gif" border="0">
 
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whats the matter with that?? <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

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I was about to post the same thing a little while ago! How true, and I'm glad I'm not the only one who's noticed!

It gets so old, the

"my player is better than your player and never does anything wrong and if she loses is because x,y,and z, not because she was beaten by a better player; and is only ranked "x" because of so-and-so's only played x amount of tournaments and that the ranking system is so unfair and because MY PLAYER IS BETTER THAN YOUR PLAYER!" mentality of some people.

Players win.<br />Players lose.<br />A true fan always supports their fave.<br />A true fan never slanders others in an attempt to make their fave sound better.
 

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What I don't like is when you say "some people". Want to make it work? Call the names..

Generally I disagree. Nothing we talk about on these boards took really ugly forms, like it routinely happened on old boards. An dI attribute that fact to the absence of certain posters who were always ready to play a race card in any single discussion involving discussing Williams sisters. A lot of kudos to Williams sisters fans on these boards for not doing that. I, personally, appreciate that very much. Well done, guys...
 

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ys, you need examples, read here

<a href="http://www.wtaworld.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=000896" target="_blank">http://www.wtaworld.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=000896</a>

or here

<a href="http://www.wtaworld.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=64&t=000099" target="_blank">http://www.wtaworld.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=64&t=000099</a>

and please don't tell me there is nothing wrong with these threads....

NejedlyKanepi, I like that board too, but not everything was good there... and as I said before, the worst features are being adopted here...........

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Well the reason this is happening is probably due to the increase of posters here. The more different views there are, the more likely a conflict occurs. Looks like the Williams and Capriati are really the victims now.
 
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in my opinion neither board was bad at all. but then again ive only really ever had 1 majore run in on both boards. when i talked about the typical american, about druggies, and posers, i offended quite a bit of people....

<br />i miss problend. i remember that guy!!! he was so great....
 

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OMG! I thought I was gonna be in those threads. I didn't do it.

That board was so nasty. Here it's following on the same track. Williams fans are a little defensive. Lindsay fans are pretty defensive too. Monica fans are calm but do tend to stick their noses in. Martina fans attack williams fans and players - vice verser. Jenn fans ALWAYS on the defense.

Not one thread goes without ridicule of another player or another person's opinions. <br />"No your wrong and I'm right!"<br />"No *your* wrong and I'm right!!!"<br />"No YOUR wrong and I'M right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"<br />We look like this --->


It's like the friggin' WTA tour. Words being shot back and forth.

[ November 02, 2001: Message edited by: Viva ]</p>
 

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Right on, Poe.

So we all have make a personal decision to agree or disagree without resorting to abuse of players or other posters.

Now, that is of course different from criticising either players or posters. It doesn't have to be a hate board.
 

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I certainly can take some blame in the fact that a poor choice of words, lead other posters to believe I was talking about something that I wasn't.....Adrian notes in future to be make sure that the phrase "Bad apples in a group of people", should be stated as I meant it "bad apples in a group of fans". I'm sorry for that misinterpretation,, but deeply offended by the responses of 2 particular posters. So I guess in my way it is a "Passe" to a point, but comments that those 2 made will never be forgotten.
 

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Again I have to absolutely disagree. This is a fantastic board and I truly appreciate the moderators taking good care of it.

I have seen some stupid stuff on here but nothing compared to the old WTA board.

This frankly a breath of fresh air to be on here <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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ys

What is a race card? I've heard the word used before but am entirely bemused by the lack of comprehension of those who use it.
 

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I hope the Sanex Board returns soon, then the people who wants to post crap or make idiot discussions can go there (there they'll have more people to 'talk' to)
 

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I see what you mean, n2sWmS, you won't get me into that..
 

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The trouble makers are some of the Russian fans, Seles fans, and Hingis fans who think they can hurl insult and then cry wolf! They know who they are! Especially the Russians fans! No class just like the players they support <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" />

[ November 02, 2001: Message edited by: victory1 ]</p>
 

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Originally posted by Seles:<br />[QB]It gets so old, the

"my player is better than your player and never does anything wrong and if she loses is because x,y,and z, not because she was beaten by a better player; and is only ranked "x" because of so-and-so's only played x amount of tournaments and that the ranking system is so unfair and because MY PLAYER IS BETTER THAN YOUR PLAYER!" mentality of some people.QB]<hr></blockquote>

<br />Seles there is nothing wrong with arguing the things listed above. It's natural and with so many posters cheering for different players it's inevitable. I'm not really bothered if someone who was baited experiences a moment of weakness and anger and says something they don't really feel. If they apologize that's cool with me. It's the people that do the baiting waiting for someone to lose their cool, and then claim ignorance to their intentions. It's also the people that sit back and wait for other posters to start those threads and see it as an opportunity to follow the leader and vent what they really feel about certain players and posters.

Is it just me or does your quote above point to a specific group of fans? It just seems like it to me. If that bothers you so much you shouldn't be on a message board. Arguing those things is going to go on forever, and not just with certain fans. It's the cunning, evasive, deceptive posters on here that piss me off. Not so much because of their words, but because they wouldn't have the guts to stand up to half the people on this board and say it to their face.
 

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Amen QueenV! <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" />
 

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hahaha

look who is talking about class.... victory1.... joking, yeah???
 

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tenn_ace, don't argue with them, no point. These messageboards are a little model of all world. Like in the world here we can see people who can accept others opinions, who can admit that they were wrong, that have no problem heavily critisizing their own faves, well, just like people of free world on this planet. And there are people whose faves are their Gods, who can't do nothing wrong, who are right even in what they are wrong, typical tennis fanaticism, basically of the same nature as the religious fundamentalism. You won't convince those people even in the most obvious things, if it goes against their religion and objects of worshipping. Again, there is no point arguing with people about their religion, it won't bear any fruits.
 
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