I'd be the first to agree he needs to reel it in a little sometimes but there's plenty of other people who post moronic things and aren't banned for six months as a result, and plenty of people who take exception to his brutal style of posting about some players and treat it like an attack upon themselves, attacking him personally in response. In my book that's their problem not his and he shouldn't be scapegoated for that.
Scoobs said it just the way I feel about this...
Glenn can be a troll at times. A BIG TROLL, indeed.
However, he is not the only one, and there are certain posters around who are far worse (I'm not going to mention names here). Did they ever get banned? No.
I've asked for an explanation at times, and got an answer in the lines of 'if it bothers you, you should report said poster'
or something the like. Which is okay with me... but - and I don't know if I'm right about this - I have the feeling that here lies the sore point: some people on this board feel insulted by even the slightest negative remark about their favourites, even taking it as an insult to a whole nation, I've recently seen. Apparently some of those have indeed reported Gu's post, which right they have, with the known consequences. But doesn't this procedure lead to the very injust system that a ban can result because of the childish, over-sensitive nature of certain posters? Ever heard of the saying 'if you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen?'
Perhaps some over-sensitive posters should get used to the idea that on every forum, there are trolls - and one doesn't necessarily always have to continue FEEDING them.
Perhaps some moderators should have pointed this out to them, too. And how about the suggestion to just LAUGH at Gu's trolling? I don't know - just some thoughts.
Furthermore, Gu isn't just a troll - he knows a lot about TENNIS too, and I'm going to miss those more serious posts he made. We don't always have to agree, but these posts have surely been very valuable to me at times.
In all: I consider a six months ban way, way too long for his misdeamenor. I'm going to miss him.