Protesting? I would never... It just so happens that I love everything I see and can't find a single flaw with anything, and I'm also morally opposed to bashing for the sake of it.
Besides, I'm sure whatever new rule the moderators of this forum have set in motion, it was with the best interests of the users (who were surely consulted about said rule) and the community at heart. Not that I'd ever indulge in such repulsive practices anyway, but I'm sure outlawing 'player bashing' will do a world of good to the forum - again, I can't see a single flaw with this rule or any potential negative consequence. I'm fairly sure it will not be annoying to anyone in the long run.
I am indifferent about nicknames. I love nicknames if they are conveyed as admiration
I can't say I don't use negative nicknames too, as I can be guilty as charge, but I am more than willing to refrain myself from using them to prevent any potential tensions that may arise.
How about instead of calling Ferrer a vulture
, we call him an opportunist
It's a much more appropriate and formal description, which attains that synonymous nickname. Instead of using names that are obvious as nicknames, we can use formal words from the dictionary instead, that contains that connotation of your preference. For example instead of using pretty, or attractive
, a negative connotation for that is high-maintenance, or preppy.
Same definition, different meaning.
Then again, I may get a lot of harsh replies from this, but I am just suggesting viable alternatives.
Think about it, using nicknames can be repetitive and one dimensional.
At least, using well crafted words with those connotative twists is even more fun and exciting.
If there is nothing stopping you from using nicknames, then you can at least do it behind closed doors.
But, if this can't be prevented, then I have a proposal to make - which I'll start as a thread, if you're interested, just PM me. I think this can please both sides well.