No it's not okay to call another poster a 'fucking idiot', one who went to the effort of creating the threat in the first place. It's rude, insulting and against the rules. The rest was more of the same, what don't you understand about that? have you read the rules? you probably should. It wasn't protesting, it was downright insulting and condescending as Mark put it. We don't need that kind of language here, its not pre-school and there are better ways of conveying your ideas.
This is a huge forum with various sections and various options. The fact that you cant deal with the ones you don't agree with doesn't make it a bad forum. There's a Ferrer forum where i gather you can fawn over your beloved vulture there.
The fact that you downplay Thunderfish's ignorant rant as 'protesting' makes me think that you're playing the role as wind-up merchant and that YOU are the one trolling. So please lets cut the fake behavior, its rather unattractive
. I could go on but neither of you are worth much of my time.
Oh yes, he broke the rules, because he abused someone using insults. Well, I agree that using insults was not the best idea. My problem is, you can't use insults, but if you abuse players using every other means (like stupid nicknames and constant drivel whenever the player is talked about), it's not against the rules, so it's MUCH better.
I know forum rules, I know how forums work, but I've never known a forum where people are allowed to be so disrespectful and rude all the time.
It's easy to make it sound as if I'm unhappy because I can't take contradiction. It's the old argument you always get whenever you complain about anything. But you know, I've been on other forums before. If I had a problem with contradiction, I wouldn't go on forums at all, because you always meet contradiction on any forum.
The problem is, your attitude (and that of the other people concerned) is not contradiction. It is a kind of constant harrassment and aggression, that brings absolutely nothing positive. You're not debating anything, you're just asserting your opinions as if they were absolute truths and anyone not agreeing with them is an idiot.
I am aware of the existence of fan forums dedicated to each player, thank you. I will probably end up retreating there, when I get really tired of the bad attitudes on the main forum.
But I don't think it's normal that ordinary fans have to put up with all the silly abuse given to their favourite players. And I'm not only talking about Ferrer here. I also get annoyed at how other players are constantly being abused, including players I don't really like, like Murray or Nadal.
That's not the kind of stuff I hope to find on a forum. I take no pleasure in abusing players I don't like, or seeing people do that.
Maybe what they should really do is create a "haters" forum where haters can have their cheap laughs without polluting every single discussion thread about a match.
I find the comments about "pre-school" or Mark Lenders' comments about kids going back to school very funny, because it is precisely the attitude of haters on this forum that seems extremely childish and immature to me...
Anyway. I'm not fake and I'm not trolling, sory to disappoint you... As a good Ferrer fan, I am a perfectly boring, honest person.