Well, you pretty much summed it up with the not taking things too personally thing, and if you avoid being too "sensitive" and just laugh things off, especially in GM, then that's the first step to getting along well with most posters. This is especially since you like some players with quite a few haters (Nadal, Canas), and having a pink font will automatically earn you "fan girl" accusations
Some other things:
- Threads by a poster called "RaVeR", who coined the term Ljuba Truba for Ljubicic, are nearly always replied to by
. He's a forum legend.
- Oscar Hernandez is almost universally referred to as "The King", and has many admirers here.
- Try backing up most of what you say with fact and being objective when it comes to your favourites...and avoid getting into arguments with the trolls.
- People here become known either through their intelligent tennis discussions, posting in the chat threads or being idiots.
There's an annual Arse Clown Contest to celebrate some of the :retard: posters in the forum - nominate here, or have a look at some of the pages randomly, so you get an idea of some of MTF's notorious posters, etc.