It doesn't matter what other forums do or do not have mods.
Gather around children and you shall hear the story of what happened on a midnight clear:
At one time, Tangy, who was most of all a Roddick fan, also admired Federer very much and was his fan too. The Federer fans wouldn't allow her to be a Roddick fan and a Federer fan. They said she wasn't a "real" fan and hounded her. Even though she was a real Federer fan, they drove her away, and finally because of their efforts she even began to dislike Federer. Of course, then they said that they knew all along she wasn't really a Federer fan.
Additionally, the Federer fans weren't that accepting of the fans who liked Nadal, and didn't like fans who posted in support of Nadal at all in their forum. It had to be Fed first and foremost all the time.
The Rafa fans haven't wanted to be like the Federer fans, and some Federer fans have liked the more tolerant attitude. If Rafa's fans behave as Rafa does, it will attract more fans to him instead of repelling them. I agree there are some like JM who not been good guests and who some don't like because he says hateful things. But there are Nadal fans who are equally hateful and repulsive to me. I ignore them equally.
Not everyone here has the same favorites. Sokk who you nominated doesn't even have Rafa as her top favorite. Verdasco is.
When you complain about the "freaking mess" you have to take responsibility for your part in creating it.
Also, you are exaggerating the level of hate. JM is hateful. Ignore him. To me your Commander
is hateful. I ignore him.
Mikey who posts hateful things about Nadal elsewhere, actually does not do that in this forum. He does post his disappointment and bitterness about his own favorites losing. But, others do that here in this very thread. I used to really dislike Mikey, but by keeping an open mind in the original chat thread, I found out what a dear person he is. I still give him crap in GM when he trolls.
I am not a saint. But for god's sake it only takes some bit of human forbearance to get along with people who hold different views. We either do that in our everyday lives or it's like living under the Taliban, and I don't want that.