Why aren't WWW threads and result threads also in the tournament forums if live match discussion should be in there?
Actually, I think a better solution would be that the WWW threads should
be in the tournament forums, not allowing live match discussion in the WWW thread. It'd be extremely difficult to moderate. The GM mods are already busy. There used to be live match discussion threads in all the tourney forums every single day. I'm not really sure why or when this stopped, but these threads require almost constant policing because some people have such little tact and respect for their fellow posters and tennis players. I think to ask the GM mods to take this on would be unfair. I do agree it's a consistency problem, and it is one that I myself have brought up to the other mods. I personally think WWW Threads are completely inappropriate for GM.
Also, a lot of people are watching/following more than one match at a time. a WWW thread is for one specific match, so we'd also have to police people talking about multiple matches at once - which is not a problem in OP threads in the tourney forums but would be a HUGE problem in GM if this were allowed. I'm absolutely against allowing match discussions in GM, considering the fact that there is a whole forum for every single tournament. To alleviate the inconsistency, perhaps WWW threads should be put in the tourney forums too, but allowing in-match discussion in GM in any threads would turn into a total mess in my opinion.