Before beginning I would like to emphasize that this is NOT directed at one forum. It is NOT directed at ANY certain people.
If I want to insult someone I will do it directly. So keep that in mind while reading this please.
I was *genuinely* curious at what exactly people consider the use of fan forums to be fore.
Myself, I frequent the Juan Carlos Ferrero forum most - I use it to talk to other Ferrero fans or curiosity seekers, to post articles, rankings, exchange pictures, talk about him - and yes there is one of those "shoot the breeze" threads in there (which aren't original to atpworld as it is).
I LIKE when people who dont' usually go in there, come and post (I joke with them about it, but its me - I give everyone a hard time
). The more people who I have to talk about something that I like with, the better.
I would think that *everyone* should feel comfortable enough to go into any fan forum, and not be pointed out as a "non fan" or someone who shouldn't be there. We're all tennis fans, aren't we?
Furthermore, I don't think fan forums are the place to talk about one another (yes, that goes for the guilty party - yours truly) - isn't that what we have MSN for?
Fan forums aren't a place to *hide* things - they are a place to celebrate a player, IMO.
Did I total misunderstand what they were for?
Any thoughts anyone?