This will be my last post in the thread because I have said my piece on topic and I don't want to derail the thread, if you wish to reply and for me to see that reply J'torian the I request that you PM me.
For anyone who finds my humor tiresome, I'd like to apprise them of a few points:
Well I was one who posted that in thsi thread but I would like to say firstly that I never picked you out individually and I'm sorry if you felt it was an attack, it wasn't.
I make it a point to use my humor to make people laugh; not to attack other posters on this board, to piss people off, or to attack tennis players for the most specious of reasons. In fact, the first time I ever made a "blow off the court" comment I did it because several people were ganging up on Scott for petty reasons and I made my comment to defuse things.
I respect your reason for bringing humour to MTF.
I don't make racist, homophobic, sexist comments to stir the pot and then cover my tracks by calling them "jokes" (as if them being jokes would make them 100% acceptable).
Not that this isn't a good thing but I don't think I compared you to GlennMirnyi (assuming that is what you are insinuating) in my post, perhaps someone else did?
Don't get me wrong - I'm fine with people not enjoying my humor, as I'm not here to be loved by everyone or agree with everyone. But I think it speaks volumes about the priorities of people who are far more interested in complaining about the harmless stuff I have to say instead of complaining about people who attack others personally, who make bigoted comments, who think it's a badge of honor to behave like a troll, or who think it's cool have phrases like "you cocksucker" and "you fucking queer" in their signatures.
I agree with you about several things in this paragraph.
1 - I am not the type of guy where if someone said something like "shut up and get back to the kitchen" to me or to a friend I would think it quirky and funny, I would simply thing they were stupid. I am not offended by it, nor do I feel a sense of command to the attackees here, they ask, to a certain extent, for what they get. Let's face it, anyone who's been here a week should know Glenn. However, these comments are just stupid and further, they are a clear sign that GM has lost whatever argument he is in.
2 - Bigoted comments, 'cool' phrases, personal attacks. All bad things.
3 - My only point was not that you are a troll or anything like that, you are for the most part a very good poster and it must be extroadinarily hard to keep that up as a Robredo fan with the abuse he receives day to day here.
All I was saying was I find it boring but whilst we're here I'd like to make another point. Sorry to use you as an example and I want to make it clear that this isn't meant as an attack but...
...some of the things many of those condemning Glenn cite as reasons are
1 - Mindless repetitive posts
2 - Sensitive issues
3 - Pushing threads off topic
Okay, its true they do it in different ways and yes it would take a fairly ill informed and naive child to find what J'torian posts sensitive but overall other perfectly legitimate posters do these things as well. Sorry to call your jokes mindless and repetitive but in a way I feel like I should do it just as you condemn mindless posts of others. No, Glenn's posts aren't fun to read often but if you don't enjoy the humour of you and your 'perv squad' posts then they are every bit as irritating and probably even more mindless frankly. It's like 9 times out of 10 when scrolling down a post I can predict "Oh, we will see an insulting retort from GM" but at the same time I could also predict "Oh, I will see J'torian make this into a players having gay sex joke."
I was far harsher to you than I wanted to be in that last paragraph so I will finish the post by re-iterating that you are an excellent poster for the most part.