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2011 What Would You Change About MTF? thread

scoobs
12-05-2011, 03:49 PM
Yep, it's that time of year again where we ask you what you would like to see in order to improve MTF.

Sensible and serious suggestions only please - they will be taken away and looked into how feasible they are.

The floor is open to you.

GOAT = Fed
12-05-2011, 03:50 PM
A section on user cp perhaps, where it tells you if someone has quoted you in a thread.

Thanks.

Everko
12-05-2011, 03:52 PM
Do not target specific posters for bans. Every time I look SDG and Clay Death are getting banned. Certain posters are singled out for bans for minor things.

Also I would do 4 ACC's a season like the grand slams. because there are different clowns at different times of the year. early this year Infectus would have walked to the trophy but because he stopped posting peope forgot about him

abraxas21
12-05-2011, 03:55 PM
1- reform the ACC (will expand on this later on)

2- give second chances to permabanned posters after 1 full year has passed.

3- uncensor words like 'cu*t' or 'r*pe'.

Sapeod
12-05-2011, 04:06 PM
A section on user cp perhaps, where it tells you if someone has quoted you in a thread.

Thanks.
Yes, that would be very helpful.
Also I would do 4 ACC's a season like the grand slams. because there are different clowns at different times of the year. early this year Infectus would have walked to the trophy but because he stopped posting peope forgot about him
I actually agree here too. Rafa is the GOAT was a major clown in the spring, but then went quiet. He would've gone far in the "RG ACC". Also, Fed's Mate was pretty nerfed by his permaban. He would've done well at the beginning of the year.

I suggest the ACC calendar is like this:
ACC tournaments in February, May and August. And then the normal BIG ONE is held in October/November. At least I think it should be something like that.

I doubt this'll be done, though. It would be good to see flashy clowns being rewarded for their clowning.

buddyholly
12-05-2011, 04:11 PM
Yeah, if abraxas and I agree, then something is just plain wrong, no matter from what perspective.

Censoring r**e, as used in a general discussion of current affairs, is an embarrassment to a discussion forum and a strong indication that someone has lost control of their reason.

scoobs
12-05-2011, 04:13 PM
Yeah, if abraxas and I agree, then something is just plain wrong, no matter from what perspective.

Censoring r**e, as used in a general discussion of current affairs, is an embarrassment to a discussion forum and a strong indication that someone has lost control of their reason.
That was done because the word has been used excessively (and offensively to many) in regards to tennis results. Perhaps I can look in to whether it could be un *** for NT or just *** for GM. Or perhaps a better solution is to un *** but use infractions against people who use it in a tennis context.

buddyholly
12-05-2011, 04:24 PM
That was done because the word has been used excessively (and offensively to many) in regards to tennis results. Perhaps I can look in to whether it could be un *** for NT or just *** for GM. Or perhaps a better solution is to un *** but use infractions against people who use it in a tennis context.

''offensive to many'' That is the part I was wondering about. Were there really many people who complained? And even if that is true, did they complain about the word in general, or were they just upset at a particular use of the word in relation to a favourite player? If the latter, then I would imagine there are not many words left that would be printable?

scoobs
12-05-2011, 04:37 PM
Yes there were plenty of complaints, that's why it was done. This is still a website open to people under the age of 18 and while we don't come down like a ton of bricks on bad language, extreme language does need to be controlled - and the word r*pe has been used on this site far more in a tennis context by immature fans than it has been to discuss the actual act in a media context in NT. But it's something we will look again at to see if this is the best solution.

Time Violation
12-05-2011, 04:41 PM
Btw, why is the word p r o x y censored (written without spaces of course)? I suggest people to be banned from certain parts of the forum only if it's possible. For example, some people can go nuts in GM, but behave quite benign elsewhere (and vice versa)

safin-rules-no.1
12-05-2011, 04:48 PM
A section on user cp perhaps, where it tells you if someone has quoted you in a thread.

Thanks.

I brought this exact thing up last year :sad:

Gagsquet
12-05-2011, 04:49 PM
A ranking of the most goodrepped and most badrepped posters weekly/monthly/yearly.

scoobs
12-05-2011, 04:50 PM
I brought this exact thing up last year :sad:
All I can do on that is ask the tech people if it's possible to be added. Which I will do :)

safin-rules-no.1
12-05-2011, 04:51 PM
All I can do on that is ask the tech people if it's possible to be added. Which I will do :)

Thanks Chris :D It would make it sooo much easier to follow a discussion and reply to people I often miss who quoted me. Fingers crossed.

Sham Kay
12-05-2011, 04:53 PM
MTF is just perfect at the moment. Most here will just endlessly complain about corrupt mods. Reasonable people on the other hand, will see that it's hard to please everyone, but the banning has been ideal in my opinion. Even so, It's impossible to control the behaviour of everyone..

My only suggestion would ironically be about banning and its mechanism. I'd leave permabans to just double accounts and extreme cases, rather than continued rule breaking.

Also instead of banning people from the entire forum for months on end, simply ban them from the particular sub-forum they have misbehaved in. Give them a chance to learn their lesson without the need for MTF withdrawal symptoms.

GOAT = Fed
12-05-2011, 04:54 PM
All I can do on that is ask the tech people if it's possible to be added. Which I will do :)

Thanks, mate :yeah:

Johnny Groove
12-05-2011, 06:20 PM
If we have 4 ACC a year, this place would explode. And it might devalue the contest.

I wouldn't change too much, really.

rocketassist
12-05-2011, 06:52 PM
Roasting threads back in GM.

Henry Chinaski
12-05-2011, 06:59 PM
remove some of the GM trolls. yes, physically find and remove the usual pricks who hijack every thread and turn it into some banal argument about which ever member of the top 4 they are fanboying that month

samanosuke
12-05-2011, 07:12 PM
remove some of the GM trolls. yes, physically find and remove the usual pricks who hijack every thread and turn it into some banal argument about which ever member of the top 4 they are fanboying that month

:lol: actually then you should remove entire MTF

Logical
12-05-2011, 07:27 PM
Yep, it's that time of year again where we ask you what you would like to see in order to improve MTF.

Sensible and serious suggestions only please - they will be taken away and looked into how feasible they are.

The floor is open to you.Not enough Nadal fan bans:wavey:

acionescu
12-05-2011, 07:31 PM
Unlimited repping. Pisses me off when I like a post and cant send an appreciation word. Yes, with the risk of some Brassica oleracea going mental....:o

Logical
12-05-2011, 07:33 PM
I would change vehement moderation and put in place more transparent system.My posts in ACC was deleted and moderators's friends posts containing expletives and offensive remarks not removed.:wavey:

Snowwy
12-05-2011, 07:41 PM
I would change vehement moderation and put in place more transparent system.My posts in ACC was deleted and moderators's friends posts containing expletives and offensive remarks not removed.:wavey:

You have less than 300 posts, thus cannot compete in the ACC or vote. Also, you did not have 1 post deleted under this account.

Logical
12-05-2011, 07:46 PM
You have less than 300 posts, thus cannot compete in the ACC or vote. Also, you did not have 1 post deleted under this account.I make a post in reply to Fat_clay but it is deleted now.:confused:

samanosuke
12-05-2011, 08:10 PM
Unlimited repping. Pisses me off when I like a post and cant send an appreciation word.

+1

I know that limitation exists to stop fools to badrepping someone all the time but at least goodreps should be unlimited

Seingeist
12-05-2011, 08:28 PM
Here's a third for uncensoring "ra-pe." I understand the purposes for which it was done, but as you suggested scoobs, it is probably best to handle its abuse with individual warnings or infractions.

emotion
12-05-2011, 08:29 PM
Looser moderation. Becoming like TTW. Especially the language thing :help:

Pirata.
12-05-2011, 08:58 PM
A ranking of the most goodrepped and most badrepped posters weekly/monthly/yearly.

This would be awesome :D

I think I brought this up once, but I have two users who have apparently listed me as a referral for joining MTF, I wish I could see who they were.

leng jai
12-05-2011, 09:12 PM
Subforum for the Fog

abraxas21
12-05-2011, 09:13 PM
Yeah, if abraxas and I agree, then something is just plain wrong, no matter from what perspective.

can't disagree with that.

in general terms, the idea of MTF slow degradation into a nanny website doesnt appeal my good taste at all. history shows us that censoring words is the first step. next thing you know and scoobs will be kicking into your door and put you in a concentration camp.

emotion
12-05-2011, 09:32 PM
Going back to earlier issue, I can't goodrep abraxas21 for above comment :p

star
12-05-2011, 10:07 PM
Here's a third for uncensoring "ra-pe." I understand the purposes for which it was done, but as you suggested scoobs, it is probably best to handle its abuse with individual warnings or infractions.

What I don’t understand is why that word is censored, but motherfucker is not.

@Sweet Cleopatra
12-05-2011, 10:09 PM
I would like color to be changed.

Give another chance to banned posters.

Pirata.
12-05-2011, 10:37 PM
What I don’t understand is why that word is censored, but motherfucker is not.

Well, in the strictest sense of the world, motherfucker basically means someone who has sex with another person's mother. Fuck is slang for sex, and there's nothing wrong with sex itself.

R*pe is violation, usually sexually and often violently and there really isn't anything positive about it.

ExcaliburII
12-05-2011, 10:40 PM
I am not posting or reading this forum anymore, but what you should change is the transparency in the admin/mod actions. Often users are banned, no one knows why, and most of the times the user is banned for a doubtful act/event.

I have even been banned for 6 months by one admin, from which i received and insult in my ban message. Literally 2 minutes after I did the post for which I got banned. This meant he also pulled the trigger by himself. SHouldnt bans be at least discussed with one more admin? In this way just by personal things you can get banned...

I am talking from my experience, and i know there have been lots of cases like this.


Also since mods arent getting paid, and there are other users who would gladly make the job, i think mods should be at least go through a period of voting or some sort of town approval. I found that most users do not like some of the mods and think they are not the correct ones for their jobs.

Also its very very annoying that you cant talk about tennis on GM because the forum is full of trolls insulting each other, and making no posts about real tennis, basically the forum is destroyed to read or talk about tennis and is destroyed to socialize because of external forces.

You should re consider your methods before this place completely collapses.

BigJohn
12-05-2011, 11:23 PM
Basically, move away from the Amish/Victorian makeover this site has experienced the last few months.

Here are a few ideas that would set us in the right direction:

1- stop deleting all wacky threads. A big part of your membership is OK with having fun while discussing tennis.

2- stop deleting popular threads questioning moderation calls, especially those started by senseful posters.

3- more transparent moderation.

4- permaban CD and SdG, enough already...

5- have AJ apologize for my ACC seeding.

6 have a youtube link tool imbedded.

7- new emoticons ...

8- have all thread started by Nole spam posted directly in the Nole subforum and then have them screened by a mod in the before they appear in GM to see if they actually belong in GM.


9- restore the ACC in it glory with 24h voting periods, with a bigger and fairer selection and seeding committees.

10- accept my candidacy as a mod.

Topspindoctor
12-05-2011, 11:23 PM
Disallow posters from refusing to participate in ACC.

star
12-05-2011, 11:23 PM
Well, in the strictest sense of the world, motherfucker basically means someone who has sex with another person's mother. Fuck is slang for sex, and there's nothing wrong with sex itself.

R*pe is violation, usually sexually and often violently and there really isn't anything positive about it.


Of course there is not anything positive about the act of ****, but it’s not the word itself that is offensive. It is not offensive to write a news article saying that someone has been accused of **** etc. The word **** is not a swear word or a word that cannot be used in polite society. Of course, it is wrong to lightly accuse someone of being a rapist or of ****** someone. That is a different thing than the word itself being offensive or a swear word.

As I understand it, “fuck” is not slang. It is a curse word. Using slang and cursing are much different. The term motherfucker is used exclusively as an insulting swear word, and is not used as slang for having sex with someone else’s mother. As I have always understood the word, it is used as a curse word to claim the worst about a person, i.e. having sex with his own mother, and not someone else’s mother.

For example, Rubens entitling his painting The **** of the Sabine Women is not offensive, but calling it The Fucking of the Sabine Women would be.

Seingeist
12-06-2011, 01:21 AM
6 have a youtube link tool imbedded.


This is fair, but it's really not that hard to type "{youtube} {/youtube}" (brackets changed so it would appear).

buddyholly
12-06-2011, 01:55 AM
What I don’t understand is why that word is censored, but motherfucker is not.

Many people are offended by r**e, but nobody is offended by motherfucker. Go figure.

Unfortunately the complaints seem to be about people using the word to describe a bad beating of a favoured player in GM. Nothing to do with a discussion in NT, but we suffer from collateral damage.

Neumann
12-06-2011, 02:14 AM
I would be curious if there could be a special forum where only knowledgeable and smart posters could post. :cool:
They would have to have a proven track record of non-trolling, but the number of posters should be large enough so that they could achieve a critical mass for discussion, jokes and arguments. The forum would have a link from GM, and would be readable by everybody.

The list of selected posters should be at the mods discretion, maybe with popular suggestions (but not direct vote. It'd end up being a popularity contest like DWTS). There would be regular additions, and yes, sometimes you could lose the ability to post there.

Posters like Sjensgter, NYCtennisfan, scoobs, Chloe le Bopper, Henry Chinaski.
Even Action Jackson, who, while knowledgeable, has too little patience with lesser posters, might work in that setting.

As a lurker, I miss discussions from years ago when you could post a thread about "Fed beat Nadal", and it would be mostly about tennis and smart jokes, instead of endless posts about "Nadal sucks", "Fed sucks more", yadda-yadda.

That was done because the word has been used excessively (and offensively to many) in regards to tennis results. Perhaps I can look in to whether it could be un *** for NT or just *** for GM. Or perhaps a better solution is to un *** but use infractions against people who use it in a tennis context.

I found the repeated usage of that word in a tennis context disgusting, although I didn't complain.
Having it back in non-tennis would be good. :)

Kat_YYZ
12-06-2011, 03:44 AM
I agree that the reps should be unlimited -- or at least reps to different posters :)

I don't like how the IMG button works; I don't want that stupid pop-up, with the "http://" in there (duh... I've already copied the http:// from my browser address bar :rolleyes:). Then I have to click inside, select the http so I can paste over it, then paste, then click 'OK'. Practically it's easier to just type all the damn code yourself. Just have it drop in the code for you like it does with bold or italic or others, with your cursor in the middle & then you just paste. Much faster.

leng jai
12-06-2011, 04:00 AM
I would be curious if there could be a special forum where only knowledgeable and smart posters could post. :cool:
They would have to have a proven track record of non-trolling, but the number of posters should be large enough so that they could achieve a critical mass for discussion, jokes and arguments. The forum would have a link from GM, and would be readable by everybody.

The list of selected posters should be at the mods discretion, maybe with popular suggestions (but not direct vote. It'd end up being a popularity contest like DWTS). There would be regular additions, and yes, sometimes you could lose the ability to post there.

Posters like Sjensgter, NYCtennisfan, scoobs, Chloe le Bopper, Henry Chinaski.
Even Action Jackson, who, while knowledgeable, has too little patience with lesser posters, might work in that setting.

As a lurker, I miss discussions from years ago when you could post a thread about "Fed beat Nadal", and it would be mostly about tennis and smart jokes, instead of endless posts about "Nadal sucks", "Fed sucks more", yadda-yadda.



I found the repeated usage of that word in a tennis context disgusting, although I didn't complain.
Having it back in non-tennis would be good. :)

So you want an exclusive sub-forum with about 20 posters in it?

TMJordan
12-06-2011, 04:07 AM
Make Leng Jai the head admin.

Neumann
12-06-2011, 05:10 AM
So you want an exclusive sub-forum with about 20 posters in it?

Nah, you need a few hundreds to make a forum worthwhile. But as far-fetched as it may seem to some, MTF has hundreds of excellent posters. ;)
Posters like you, scarecrows, tangerine_dream, finishingmove, etc.

But even posters like TMJordan or I_mac, who need the occasional trolling to fight the ennui and frustration coming from reading endless series of dumb and boring posts, would be great fun in a more challenging environment (don't get me wrong, they're fun now. It's the not-so-quick people who don't get their trolling/sarcasm/points that get tedious).

Heck, even smart but difficult posters like glennMirnyi might work in the proper context.

It's all about finding the right social dynamic, which is an awfully hard thing to do. Sometimes it's a simple change like diminishing the anonymity (there's various news sites that require you to comment with your Facebook account, for instance).
I thought about this elitist sub-forum, which could end up being interesting for people who want more coherent discussions and witty humor, and for lurkers like me. The onus would fall on the mods to select the right people, but MTF is blessed with pretty solid mods.

leng jai
12-06-2011, 05:53 AM
I know what you're saying and in an ideal world thats what this forum would be in the first place. The best thing to do would be to make a sub-forum strictly for tennis discussion only but without the exclusivity. It would be pretty easy to ban any trolls from that forum only if they began shitting it up with the usual GM drivel.

Even then you'd struggle to get the volume necessary to make it worthwhile. There are a few technical/actual tennis threads in GM but they don't last long.

Pirata.
12-06-2011, 06:06 AM
Many people are offended by r**e, but nobody is offended by motherfucker. Go figure.

People offended by a term for violent forced sex and not a slang term, imagine that :eek:

I am still confused about why buddyholly is so desperate to use the word, to be honest. It is really destroying him inside not to be able to use **** in NT, seeing as how the topic clearly comes up all the time in this forum.

+1 for a youtube embed button and for the IMG to work like the bold/italics buttons.

bokehlicious
12-06-2011, 06:42 AM
Ban all the boring crappy trolls, which means about 98% of the regular posters.

Pirata.
12-06-2011, 06:58 AM
MTF has hundreds of excellent posters like [...] tangerine_dream

:haha:

BigJohn
12-06-2011, 10:47 AM
Nah, you need a few hundreds to make a forum worthwhile. But as far-fetched as it may seem to some, MTF has hundreds of excellent posters. ;)
Posters like you, scarecrows, tangerine_dream, finishingmove, etc.

But even posters like TMJordan or I_mac, who need the occasional trolling to fight the ennui and frustration coming from reading endless series of dumb and boring posts, would be great fun in a more challenging environment (don't get me wrong, they're fun now. It's the not-so-quick people who don't get their trolling/sarcasm/points that get tedious).

Heck, even smart but difficult posters like glennMirnyi might work in the proper context.

It's all about finding the right social dynamic, which is an awfully hard thing to do. Sometimes it's a simple change like diminishing the anonymity (there's various news sites that require you to comment with your Facebook account, for instance).
I thought about this elitist sub-forum, which could end up being interesting for people who want more coherent discussions and witty humor, and for lurkers like me. The onus would fall on the mods to select the right people, but MTF is blessed with pretty solid mods.

This embracing of elitism reminds me of Prima Doucha.

Nathaliia
12-06-2011, 10:58 AM
even without being around these days i sense the moderation level has improved; i mean, you are asking us questions, listening to opinions, and sometimes even fulfilling them

i've heard good words particularly on snowwy who bothers to PM people explaining in details the bans/infractions
good to see cobalt60 on the team, she's one of all time best posters on mtf and her sanity AND humour sense cannot be questioned by anyone

and the bump of the year award goes to slokid obviously

personally i find "player a ***** player b" titles and referrals as disgusting and also humiliating to real **** victims who post on this board (yes, there are a few people we're aware of plus probably more that we're not), but i agree with some previous posters this sort of phrasing should be rather dealt with individuals by infracting them (like "wishing injury on a player")

unlimited repping or bigger avatars would be surely cool to have

finally...... since 3,5 years us people from attention seekers thread have been promised having our old thread unmerged. i suspect even "from one million to zero" will be unmerged quicker, sadly, while this one is about our memories and history of mtf (i believe other big threads have been already unmerged; i think it's a discriminatory remark against us :D )

SloKid
12-06-2011, 11:24 AM
I wish we could be more helpful on the technical side of things, but I'm afraid we are often in the dark ourselves as to what plans and intentions the owners of the site have and what they can or cannot do, or better put what they are willing to improve.

JolánGagó
12-06-2011, 11:44 AM
Get rid of all moderation, which is killing the site. Pay them if necessary to make them quit, offer alternative job, whatever...

Orka_n
12-06-2011, 11:50 AM
A section on user cp perhaps, where it tells you if someone has quoted you in a thread.This

Subforum for the Fogthis

unlimited repping or bigger avatars would be surely cool to haveand this.

Also, concerning reps, we should be able to see (or search for) more than just the 15 latest we received.

buddyholly
12-06-2011, 11:53 AM
People offended by a term for violent forced sex and not a slang term, imagine that :eek:

I am still confused about why buddyholly is so desperate to use the word, to be honest. It is really destroying him inside not to be able to use **** in NT, seeing as how the topic clearly comes up all the time in this forum.



Your usual ''bullshit''. That is a slang term for uninformed, erroneous bovine excrement. Or ''crap'' to be precise.

I am not desperate to use the word. It is yourself who appears unable to distinguish between the legitimate use of words in a discussion and the use of the same words as slang terms. Some of us are more mature.

Mjau!
12-06-2011, 12:12 PM
Apologize for my unfair ban.

buddyholly
12-06-2011, 12:12 PM
personally i find "player a ***** player b" titles and referrals as disgusting and also humiliating to real **** victims who post on this board (yes, there are a few people we're aware of plus probably more that we're not), but i agree with some previous posters this sort of phrasing should be rather dealt with individuals by infracting them (like "wishing injury on a player")



The difference here would be whether the offended people would also be offended by reading the word in a discussion of current affairs. I don't know how you deal with it, but I don't think bowdlerizing the entire forum is the best way. There must be a better way.

At the moment anyone wishing ''death'' is banned. But I don't think anyone has ever suggested that ''death'' should be replaced by ***** everywhere on the forum. So why not use that method for all offensive language, when the all-important context of the use is taken into account?

scoobs
12-06-2011, 12:18 PM
Subforum for the Fog
So player forum requests is now open - why not open a thread there.

tennizen
12-06-2011, 02:22 PM
Nah, you need a few hundreds to make a forum worthwhile. But as far-fetched as it may seem to some, MTF has hundreds of excellent posters. ;)
Posters like you, scarecrows, tangerine_dream, finishingmove, etc.

But even posters like TMJordan or I_mac, who need the occasional trolling to fight the ennui and frustration coming from reading endless series of dumb and boring posts, would be great fun in a more challenging environment (don't get me wrong, they're fun now. It's the not-so-quick people who don't get their trolling/sarcasm/points that get tedious).

Heck, even smart but difficult posters like glennMirnyi might work in the proper context.

It's all about finding the right social dynamic, which is an awfully hard thing to do. Sometimes it's a simple change like diminishing the anonymity (there's various news sites that require you to comment with your Facebook account, for instance).
I thought about this elitist sub-forum, which could end up being interesting for people who want more coherent discussions and witty humor, and for lurkers like me. The onus would fall on the mods to select the right people, but MTF is blessed with pretty solid mods.

When the British ruled India, they had a sign like this outside some of their regal residences. I think you may find it useful as a model.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_WaktorUtS8w/S4ees57K9VI/AAAAAAAAALM/QWmpF11Tn70/s320/indians+and+dogs+not+allowed.jpg

tennizen
12-06-2011, 02:29 PM
Can we get a new forum skin for MTF?

Everko
12-06-2011, 02:37 PM
Ban all the boring crappy trolls, which means about 98% of the regular posters.

you would be the first one banned if that was put in place.

Guest12315544
12-06-2011, 02:49 PM
I believe sadly it was my post that set off the whole thing about the word R**E.

Re: What are your thoughts on abortion?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bibberz
I'm disappointed that all of you overlooked the only encouraging and positive post in this thread:
I couldn't pick up the quote you were quoting, but the reason a lot of doctors won't do procedures like that when a person is very young is because later in life they may change their minds. That happened to a cousin of mine. My feelings on abortion is only if the mother's life is in danger and in the case of ****. The Forum rightly doesn't like that word, but I think all of you can figure it out.
__________________

I'm sorry I posted it now.


I like the idea of unlimited Reps. There have been so many times I have seen an excellent post and wanted to do a good Rep, but got the message I couldn't Rep that person.

tangerine_dream
12-06-2011, 06:37 PM
Yep, it's that time of year again where we ask you what you would like to see in order to improve MTF.
Not that it'll do any good but at least we can vent:

Stop the needless censorship of certain words. Better yet, make word censorship available in the user CP so individuals can edit accordingly.

Do something about the servers, I'm tired of MTF always going down whenever a big match has just finished and nobody can sign on.

Stop trying to compete with the trashy WTA forums, this is a classier joint. :p

Stop the arbitrary closing/moving/deleting of threads and posts.

There should be an image size or line limit in signatures, some of them are way too big.

Stop banning funny trolls like the Magician and keeping double account idiots like Misterman around.

Wishing death on somebody or a player shouldn't be a bannable offense. Come on, now.

Remove AJ as a general moderator. Is MTF admin out of its mind?

That's it for now. :wavey:

Certinfy
12-06-2011, 07:48 PM
Can we get a new forum skin for MTF?
I'm all for this. Would be a nice change and this one still looks unprofessional in many ways.

Snowwy
12-06-2011, 11:08 PM
I'm all for this. Would be a nice change and this one still looks unprofessional in many ways.

I still use the original blue one.

buddyholly
12-07-2011, 12:48 AM
My feelings on abortion is only if the mother's life is in danger and in the case of ****. The Forum rightly doesn't like that word, but I think all of you can figure it out.
__________________

I'm sorry I posted it now.




Don't be sorry. It is the fact that it appears as asterisks that actually made the word a cause celebrate. If it had appeared as written in the NT forums nobody would have blinked.

The fact that it was being misused in GM is a problem for the mods to sort out.

If I started the discussion it was because I was unaware if its use in GM by some juvenile posters, in a context that would never have occurred to me.

Guest12315544
12-07-2011, 01:03 AM
I was also unaware that it had been used in any other way or place in the Forum, but I don't like my posts to stir things up around here.

Chirag
12-07-2011, 01:07 AM
Can you ban certain posters in certain parts of the forum .

Topspindoctor
12-07-2011, 01:08 AM
Can you ban certain posters in certain parts of the forum .

:yeah:

Sapeod should be banned from posting in any Nadal related thread.

rocketassist
12-07-2011, 01:17 AM
Bring back the skins premium members had in 2006.

@Sweet Cleopatra
12-07-2011, 01:50 AM
Can we get a new forum skin for MTF?

yes yes yes

A new color please instead of the blue layout.

tripwires
12-07-2011, 02:39 AM
- Keep funny trolling threads
- Unlimited rep

156mphserve
12-07-2011, 04:17 AM
Unlimited repping. Pisses me off when I like a post and cant send an appreciation word. Yes, with the risk of some Brassica oleracea going mental....:o

This

noddzy
12-07-2011, 04:34 AM
Is there a way to "like" a specific post or a reply in a thread (something like a facebook system) ? I lurk around on this forum a lot and it would be nice to have a way to like/recommend specific posts which are informative and/or funny and maybe even "dislike" ones which drag a thread down the drain..

tripwires
12-07-2011, 05:50 AM
Is there a way to "like" a specific post or a reply in a thread (something like a facebook system) ? I lurk around on this forum a lot and it would be nice to have a way to like/recommend specific posts which are informative and/or funny and maybe even "dislike" ones which drag a thread down the drain..

Good idea. The closest thing we have right now to that is probably the repping system, which doesn't publicly reflect the quality of a person's post unless the person posts in the good rep/bad rep threads.

to clarify my previous post, what I meant was don't delete all the nonsensical trolling threads cos some are funny and entertaining.

Castafiore
12-07-2011, 07:10 AM
Who is going to decide what is a funny trolling thread and what isn't, though?
The biggest fanbase so that smaller fanbases will just have to suck it up?

It'll lead to more problems on MTF, IMO.

----
I'm for unlimited repping.

Jimnik
12-07-2011, 07:17 AM
It's mostly fine the way it is. I'm a conservative when it comes to internet forums.

Unlimited reps could lead to recklessness.

Nikki♥
12-07-2011, 08:58 AM
Why not allowing unlimited good reps and leaving the bad rep limit the way it is?

tripwires
12-07-2011, 09:06 AM
Well, the Sweet Cleo thread about AJ in non-tennis was quite funny. :lol: Maybe the mods should be slow to delete threads, at least in non-tennis.

leng jai
12-07-2011, 09:08 AM
How about a limit on how many threads you can make. Theres no reason or point to 50% of the threads in GM.

Guest12315544
12-07-2011, 09:09 AM
Why not allowing unlimited good reps and leaving the bad rep limit the way it is?

I don't know if that technically could be done or not?

Gagsquet
12-07-2011, 10:00 AM
Make @Sweetcleo mod.

samanosuke
12-07-2011, 11:42 AM
Make @Sweetcleo mod.

:facepalm:

Gagsquet
12-07-2011, 12:07 PM
:facepalm:

I like absurdity :)

leng jai
12-07-2011, 12:10 PM
Make her in charge of MTF's visual design.

buddyholly
12-07-2011, 12:37 PM
Eliminate all the teeny bopper personal stuff, like repping, ACC contests, popcorn contests etc. There is Facebook for gossiping and making friends. MTF is an anonymous site and its discussion boards should be limited to tennis and current affairs, not who is friends with who.

Guest12315544
12-07-2011, 01:17 PM
Eliminate all the teeny bopper personal stuff, like repping, ACC contests, popcorn contests etc. There is Facebook for gossiping and making friends. MTF is an anonymous site and its discussion boards should be limited to tennis and current affairs, not who is friends with who.

A very interesting point of view, but if you eliminated everything you mentioned and tried to keep the Forum just tennis and current affairs all the time I don't think the Forum would last very long at all. People want to come here and make friends so why shouldn't they? I will admit I personally could do without the contests, but the other posters love them so I'm sure they will stay also. Maybe there is another Forum out there that would suit you better :shrug: I left here and tried to find another one, but as you can see I'm right back here :)

Gagsquet
12-07-2011, 01:35 PM
Buddyholly doesn't want to make friends on the internet. It's too mainstream.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_liia7mDtVX1qhg6p8o1_500.jpg

Guest12315544
12-07-2011, 02:26 PM
Eliminate all the teeny bopper personal stuff, like repping, ACC contests, popcorn contests etc. There is Facebook for gossiping and making friends. MTF is an anonymous site and its discussion boards should be limited to tennis and current affairs, not who is friends with who.

Actually I just got thinking that due to Facebook and in some cases poor management the popularity of Forums is actually going downhill now.

samanosuke
12-07-2011, 06:43 PM
I am wondering if is possible that mods for Christmas gift tell us who was Yungos's creator ? I am sure many people here would like to hear that

abraxas21
12-07-2011, 08:38 PM
Eliminate all the teeny bopper personal stuff, like repping, ACC contests, popcorn contests etc. There is Facebook for gossiping and making friends. MTF is an anonymous site and its discussion boards should be limited to tennis and current affairs, not who is friends with who.

have you ever even been to any of the tennis boards? for someone who has such a critical stance about personal attacks, ACC, popcon, etc., you sure spend a hell of a lot of time trolling in NT.

swisht4u
12-07-2011, 09:06 PM
The flags above the posters name only says 'country flag', I'd like to see the actual name of the country.

Try out imbedded posts.
Get better servers so the pages don't take so long to load.

buddyholly
12-07-2011, 09:24 PM
have you ever even been to any of the tennis boards?

Yes, and I found little of interest to me.
I play tennis and watch tennis on TV frequently. That is enough tennis for me. I don't need to discuss results once the matches are history - or who will win more slams, or who has the best backhand. The overflow into NT of who is a 'tard of whatever player and all the shrill screaming that goes with being a tard, I will leave to another generation. If I had to be a 'tard, I would be an Altheatard.

buddyholly
12-07-2011, 09:36 PM
A very interesting point of view, but if you eliminated everything you mentioned and tried to keep the Forum just tennis and current affairs all the time I don't think the Forum would last very long at all. People want to come here and make friends so why shouldn't they? I will admit I personally could do without the contests, but the other posters love them so I'm sure they will stay also. Maybe there is another Forum out there that would suit you better :shrug: I left here and tried to find another one, but as you can see I'm right back here :)

Yes, I should not have said ''eliminate''. It would be better for me, but I would not change things just for myself, even if I could.

More ideal would be three sections: NT (for discussions of news items), GM, and a ''chat section'' for interaction among members (contests, making friends, talking about what the poster likes or does.) Generally I don't see much value in making friends with internet posters.

I stay here for the tennis competitions and I enjoy airing my views in NT. I have opinions that are not typical of MTF. Some posters seem to prefer that if everyone had the same opinions as themselves it would be better, but that would be pretty boring for a discussion forum.

buddyholly
12-07-2011, 09:40 PM
The flags above the posters name only says 'country flag', I'd like to see the actual name of the country.



That hardly matters when some people here change their flags more often than their underwear.

Guest12315544
12-08-2011, 03:32 AM
That hardly matters when some people here change their flags more often than their underwear.

:superlol: And you are complete right on that subject!

Guest12315544
12-08-2011, 03:42 AM
Yes, I should not have said ''eliminate''. It would be better for me, but I would not change things just for myself, even if I could.

More ideal would be three sections: NT (for discussions of news items), GM, and a ''chat section'' for interaction among members (contests, making friends, talking about what the poster likes or does.) Generally I don't see much value in making friends with internet posters.

I stay here for the tennis competitions and I enjoy airing my views in NT. I have opinions that are not typical of MTF. Some posters seem to prefer that if everyone had the same opinions as themselves it would be better, but that would be pretty boring for a discussion forum.

So you would completely leave out the players' forums? I know that wouldn't go over at all because we have forums that posters don't even post in, forums for players that have retired from the ATP, and the last time I looked we even had a forum for a dead tennis player! And requests are being put in for even more forums to be created. Don't get me wrong I love the players forums myself, but I just don't see how we can keep adding and adding forums without doing something about the other forums that I just listed.

MaxPower
12-08-2011, 09:52 AM
1. Maybe a bit fewer Djokovic/Nadal/Federer fan threads. Not all but at least more of should be in player forums.

2. Less derailing of threads. Feels like every other thread about anything also can become a Djokovic/Nadal/Federer thread

3. Less useless posts like just a smiley or unrelated picture. If it doesn't contribute anything then it's just annoying for people reading the thread. Talking about the nonsensical one word/one smiley posts here. Not jokes etc

4. Less person attacks and if two people feel the need to have a long internet fight maybe do it in private messages. Also easily derails a thread/spams it so full people give up trying to discuss the topic at hand.

5. More serious tennis discussions and a little less clowning. I'm not saying people shouldn't joke and have fun. Clowning and trolling is good fun and the web is always full of attention-seekers but need to mix it up. Just like in real life jokes are fun delivered with the right timing and in moderation. If it's 24/7 clowning I'm questioning the purpose. Maybe to win that ACC thing but should be better goals to aim for.

6. Think the mods are doing great work here but is it possible to sometimes maybe lock threads instead of always deleting/merging them. Offensive stuff should ofc be deleted but sometimes there is a stupid/satirical thread that was good fun and could have been locked instead so people had time to see it before it was gone



But yeah i realize most of my points are more for the posters than the guys running this. So maybe be a bit clearer with the rules and sometimes PM a user that is disturbing/derailing threads and tell them to stick to the topic, that is work more preventive then waiting and then using powertools like the ban-hammer.

fran70
12-08-2011, 11:02 AM
1. Maybe a bit fewer Djokovic/Nadal/Federer fan threads. Not all but at least more of should be in player forums.

2. Less derailing of threads. Feels like every other thread about anything also can become a Djokovic/Nadal/Federer thread

3. Less useless posts like just a smiley or unrelated picture. If it doesn't contribute anything then it's just annoying for people reading the thread. Talking about the nonsensical one word/one smiley posts here. Not jokes etc

4. Less person attacks and if two people feel the need to have a long internet fight maybe do it in private messages. Also easily derails a thread/spams it so full people give up trying to discuss the topic at hand.

5. More serious tennis discussions and a little less clowning. I'm not saying people shouldn't joke and have fun. Clowning and trolling is good fun and the web is always full of attention-seekers but need to mix it up. Just like in real life jokes are fun delivered with the right timing and in moderation. If it's 24/7 clowning I'm questioning the purpose. Maybe to win that ACC thing but should be better goals to aim for.

6. Think the mods are doing great work here but is it possible to sometimes maybe lock threads instead of always deleting/merging them. Offensive stuff should ofc be deleted but sometimes there is a stupid/satirical thread that was good fun and could have been locked instead so people had time to see it before it was gone



But yeah i realize most of my points are more for the posters than the guys running this. So maybe be a bit clearer with the rules and sometimes PM a user that is disturbing/derailing threads and tell them to stick to the topic, that is work more preventive then waiting and then using powertools like the ban-hammer.

I agree with you. It`s more difficult to find people on MTF to have serious tennis conversations. There are a lot of personal attacks amazinly promoted and allowed. A lot of love / hate discussions promoted by stupid things like the ACC and other contests (grow up!). Always the same sort of Federer-Nadal debates. The forum has turned on the past years on a place with non serious tennis exchange of opinions and dramatically dropped it`s quality.

buddyholly
12-08-2011, 12:40 PM
So you would completely leave out the players' forums?

They would be part of GM. So maybe NT and TT (totally tennis.)

swisht4u
12-08-2011, 02:06 PM
That hardly matters when some people here change their flags more often than their underwear.

What percentage of posters change them all the time?

I need some stats. :wavey:

Guest12315544
12-08-2011, 02:53 PM
They would be part of GM. So maybe NT and TT (totally tennis.)

GM and the Players' Forums in one place? That is going to have to be one large place! The trouble with talk like changing the whole lay out of the Forum is that we don't even know what technically can and can't be done here. And here is what an Admin. posted earlier in the thread. This is a quote from SloKid sorry I didn't pick up the name in the quote

I wish we could be more helpful on the technical side of things, but I'm afraid we are often in the dark ourselves as to what plans and intentions the owners of the site have and what they can or cannot do, or better put what they are willing to improve.

Above is what is part of the problem because none of us knows the answers to what SloKid mentioned.

@Sweet Cleopatra
12-08-2011, 09:17 PM
I want to have a signature photo. Make it available for everyone after 2000 posts.

Sunset of Age
12-08-2011, 09:24 PM
I might well be one of the few to think so, but I think that the mods did pretty well this past year. Of course, one (this including me) will never agree with each and every individual decision they make - but on the whole, the general atmosphere over here has greatly improved compared to a couple of years ago. At least, imho. :shrug:

Please continue the good job, mods. :yeah:

@Sweet Cleopatra
12-08-2011, 10:58 PM
They would be part of GM. So maybe NT and TT (totally tennis.)

We can't only talk about tennis. We need to hear your thoughts about conservative politics and economy :rolleyes:

buddyholly
12-09-2011, 03:13 AM
GM and the Players' Forums in one place? That is going to have to be one large place!

They already are in one place - MTF. The internet doesn't have volume.

buddyholly
12-09-2011, 03:14 AM
We can't only talk about tennis. We need to hear your thoughts about conservative politics and economy :rolleyes:

So, no changes necessary, then? Good!

Guest12315544
12-09-2011, 03:45 AM
Sorry I didn't word that post very well. My main point was actually made by SloKid.

This is a quote from SloKid sorry I didn't pick up the name in the quote

I wish we could be more helpful on the technical side of things, but I'm afraid we are often in the dark ourselves as to what plans and intentions the owners of the site have and what they can or cannot do, or better put what they are willing to improve.

Above is what is part of the problem because none of us knows the answers to what SloKid mentioned.
__________________

tyruk14
12-09-2011, 10:29 AM
I would ban Chief Murray Tard for starters.

Sapeod
12-09-2011, 04:01 PM
I would ban Chief Murray Tard for starters.
Me, I'm assuming? Why? What have I done? Care to explain? I haven't been banned since September 2010. There's a reason for that. I've done nothing bannable. So, I'm wondering, what is it that makes me so bannable to you? Don't enjoy my posts? Not a good enough reason, I'm afraid.

GOAT = Fed
12-11-2011, 03:54 PM
Have this emoticon implemented:
http://static.tsrfiles.co.uk/images/smilies/sexface.gif

Thank You.

selyoink
12-12-2011, 02:40 AM
I don't know if this has been mentioned yet but is it possible for our last reputation received to include the entire history of posts good/bad repped rather than the last 15 or whatever it is now?

abraxas21
12-12-2011, 05:15 AM
I don't know if this has been mentioned yet but is it possible for our last reputation received to include the entire history of posts good/bad repped rather than the last 15 or whatever it is now?

i was thinking the same thing today.

would definitely apprecciate that

Guest12315544
12-12-2011, 05:20 AM
I don't know if this has been mentioned yet but is it possible for our last reputation received to include the entire history of posts good/bad repped rather than the last 15 or whatever it is now?

That was the way it used to be. You got to keep all your Reps. Since they took that away I doubt that they would bring it back :unsure:

Guest12315544
12-12-2011, 05:22 AM
Have this emoticon implemented:
http://static.tsrfiles.co.uk/images/smilies/sexface.gif

Thank You.

I do love that Smilie :superlol:

leng jai
12-12-2011, 05:51 AM
More Tommy Haas threads as well.

Pirata.
12-12-2011, 06:02 AM
Have this emoticon implemented:
http://static.tsrfiles.co.uk/images/smilies/sexface.gif

Thank You.

+1

This one too
http://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/oh.gif

HawkAussie
12-12-2011, 06:20 AM
How about a limit on how many threads you can make. Theres no reason or point to 50% of the threads in GM.

And make it you've got 100 posts on the forum then you make an extra forum.

Guest12315544
12-12-2011, 10:56 AM
+1

This one too
http://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/oh.gif

I love that one also :lol:

SloKid
12-12-2011, 11:41 AM
I don't know if this has been mentioned yet but is it possible for our last reputation received to include the entire history of posts good/bad repped rather than the last 15 or whatever it is now?
It was like that before and then I believe some plug in got installed and we were only left with the last 15. The official line I believe was that it's either like this or with no reps at all, as the newer forum versions don't support it and what not.

Guest12315544
12-12-2011, 12:50 PM
It was like that before and then I believe some plug in got installed and we were only left with the last 15. The official line I believe was that it's either like this or with no reps at all, as the newer forum versions don't support it and what not.

That's what I thought, but thanks for the official clarification :)

acionescu
12-13-2011, 06:12 PM
Everybody is complaining now that the no. of rep possible daily is even more reduced. the coincidence with this thread is nothing less than remarkable :yeah:

GOAT = Fed
12-13-2011, 06:20 PM
Everybody is complaining now that the no. of rep possible daily is even more reduced. the coincidence with this thread is nothing less than remarkable :yeah:

Hmmmm..... interesting conclusions. Now that you bring this up, I directly link you to having something to do with this.


:p

star
12-13-2011, 06:22 PM
The number of good reps one is allowed now seems rather random. How many is it, and why was it changed?

finishingmove
12-13-2011, 06:23 PM
i'd replace most of the population with asian people

cheers leng jai

no more an alien

scarecrows
12-13-2011, 06:32 PM
Everybody is complaining now that the no. of rep possible daily is even more reduced. the coincidence with this thread is nothing less than remarkable :yeah:

especially this week that reps are a necessity

SloKid
12-13-2011, 06:49 PM
Everybody is complaining now that the no. of rep possible daily is even more reduced. the coincidence with this thread is nothing less than remarkable :yeah:
What? :unsure:

leng jai
12-13-2011, 08:44 PM
i'd replace most of the population with asian people

cheers leng jai

no more an alien

Speaking from my experiences as a token asian....:facepalm:

Guest12315544
12-14-2011, 02:52 AM
Speaking from my experiences as a token asian....:facepalm:

I think MTF would be improved, if you would change your signature! But I like you anyway :hug:

<Eve>
12-15-2011, 06:25 AM
Unlimited smileys iso max 20

Guest12315544
12-15-2011, 08:57 AM
Unlimited smileys iso max 20

Yeah, of course, that only comes into play when you quote a lot of posts and they have smilies in their posts so you over run the number of Smilies that way. I have never seen just one post that had more than 20 Smilies in it :eek: But I would sure like to see one :lol:

scoobs
12-19-2011, 09:11 PM
Will close this in about a week's time and then compile the useful suggestions and see what we can do about them...

BigJohn
12-19-2011, 09:48 PM
Category 1: Frivolous

1- Limit @sweetcleo's font colour capability

2- Prevent Everko from editing his signature "predictions"


Category 2: Taking care of minor annoyances


3- Reimburse World Life's membership and assign him one name, like World Life and that is it.

4- Ban people who hijack threads and turn them into their own personal chat threads.

5- Outsource the seeding process the next ACC so it reflects year round clownery.


Category 3: Serious


6- Accept my candidacy as a mod. It's the proper thing to do.

7- Stop deleting threads and posts based on an Amish way of interpreting the rules.

zoltan83
12-19-2011, 11:01 PM
As it's kinda one of the topic by now concerning the "Report" function.

There should be something similar to "abuse of rights" with the Report function. Of course, this function is useful but it not used anymore the way it was designed. What we can see now is that is used as a weapon against poster we don't like and want him to get a ban. And not because we feel offended by the post. Even if we will pretend the contrary to the mod.

I think that when it is clearly used in a purpose of vendetta, then it is abusive.

It's why I believe that if a third party is reporting a post between a discussion of 2 others, it should be taken lightly by the moderation. Especially, if the moderators know that the person reporting the post is an enemy of the poster and was not involved in the discussion. And I think that moderators know which posters have history with others.

JolánGagó
12-20-2011, 11:15 AM
Make clear MODS-POSTER confidentiality rules. Make clear what info of all you have exclusive access to can be diseminated and in which cases.

What happened in popcon was shameful, a admin (scoobs) disclosing who reported whom for his own personal purposes, to sound cool, get the upper hand in an irrelevant chat discussion and support his own friend in the contest.

What else are you willing to disclose?

Commander Data
12-20-2011, 11:28 AM
dick-size?

JolánGagó
12-20-2011, 12:57 PM
:haha:

Henry Chinaski
12-20-2011, 01:33 PM
I'd put Jolan Gago in charge

tennizen
12-20-2011, 02:02 PM
I'd put Jolan Gago in charge

:worship: I'd make scoobs, Gago joint managers.

octatennis
12-20-2011, 02:44 PM
I'd put Jolan Gago in charge



So every post with a slightly left wing opinion is deleted by the cu-nt? No thanks.

Henry Chinaski
12-21-2011, 09:56 AM
I think he's more libertarian cu-nt than fascist cu-nt but then power corrupts so it could be a problem I'll admit

Nikki♥
12-21-2011, 10:59 AM
As it's kinda one of the topic by now concerning the "Report" function.

There should be something similar to "abuse of rights" with the Report function. Of course, this function is useful but it not used anymore the way it was designed. What we can see now is that is used as a weapon against poster we don't like and want him to get a ban. And not because we feel offended by the post. Even if we will pretend the contrary to the mod.

I think that when it is clearly used in a purpose of vendetta, then it is abusive.

It's why I believe that if a third party is reporting a post between a discussion of 2 others, it should be taken lightly by the moderation. Especially, if the moderators know that the person reporting the post is an enemy of the poster and was not involved in the discussion. And I think that moderators know which posters have history with others.

I concur.

It is intolerable that a third person can report a so-called "personal attack" which was clearly not directed at him and his opinion on what is offensive or not is taken into consideration when banning someone for this offense. The excuse that the person the insult was probably overlooked by both - the addressee and the admins - is nothing but a lame excuse for an unfair decision which was taken too lightly. Maybe you should also change the rules concerning what constitutes a personal attack as those are too vague.

finishingmove
12-21-2011, 11:34 AM
I propose get-out-of-jail-for-free cards that are bought with $$$ for people who persistently keep getting themselves banned but don't like it.

finishingmove
12-21-2011, 11:36 AM
Also a separate forum similar to the "what's on your mind" thread, where people can vent. Like a panic room or something. Go in, yell at a wall. Profit.

wee
12-23-2011, 08:24 AM
IMO, it's already as good as it can be.:)

finishingmove
12-26-2011, 03:33 AM
We need an advanced user search where you could filter results by age.

GlennMirnyi
12-29-2011, 12:12 AM
I wish we could discuss what's really influencing tennis nowadays: doping.

Mjau!
12-29-2011, 12:46 AM
I wish we could discuss what's really influencing tennis nowadays: doping.

I am being censored and unfairly punished (infracted) just for attempting to ask the GM-posters whether they'd like an official thread for all doping matters. :(

Action Jackson
12-29-2011, 12:47 AM
I wish we could discuss what's really influencing tennis nowadays: doping.

You know the deal with that subject. Got to be proven, as hard as it is.

Welcome back

Mjau!
12-29-2011, 01:00 AM
You know the deal with that subject. Got to be proven, as hard as it is.

Welcome back

That is not upheld. Certain posters are allowed to repeatedly and directly accuse a certain player of doping, while others are banned for imagined doping accusations against a different player. Sometimes, you even punish posters for simply sharing allegations made by player X against player Y.

Topspindoctor
12-29-2011, 01:15 AM
When it says that someone is perma-banned, then he's permabanned. Otherwise the whole perma-ban system is laughable.

alter ego
12-29-2011, 01:29 AM
That is not upheld. Certain posters are allowed to repeatedly and directly accuse a certain player of doping, while others are banned for imagined doping accusations against a different player. Sometimes, you even punish posters for simply sharing allegations made by player X against player Y.

Tell me about it. I got 2 weeks ban for using the word EPO.

I don't get the omerta arround this topic. There have been important names caught doping in the history of the game (Korda, Puerta, Coria, Rusedski). Why can't we talk freely about this subject?

Guest12315544
01-01-2012, 05:55 AM
The policy is there has to be proof. The only one I remember the facts about of the players you mentioned is Coria. He did test positive so, if my understanding is right, once that information came out you would have been free to have talked about it. (Mods correct me, if I'm wrong about this). He was suspended for two years, but claimed the only supplement he was taking was a multivitamin. The vitamin was tested and found to be contaminated with steroids. His suspension was reduced to 7 months which had already been served. Coria sued the company and settled for an undisclosed amount of money.

acionescu
01-01-2012, 02:53 PM
that it allows us to use caps. it's incredibly frustrating :(

Pea
01-08-2012, 12:39 AM
Hopefully the power tripping moderators are snuffed out. We need this forum to go back to how it was. We don't need this forum tightly wound up just to feed some modertor's egos.

Bashak
01-08-2012, 01:32 AM
I am a big fan of agreeing to disagree. I also accept that it is impossible to reason with some people/internet personas. Occasionaly I come to believe that I am better off not reading what a certain poster posts. So I use the "ignore user" function and mute certain characters and save myself a few seconds of despair, frustration and disbelief in the future generations here and there.

Of course, not everybody's like me. Many posters choose to respond to said characters and often they quote the said characters' post, which is a totally normal and acceptable action.

Unfortunately, this spoils my "ignore user" function and suddenly I have to read an obnoxious comment of which I had opted out ages ago.

I would love it if it were possible to ignore certain posters when quoted as well. If not, no biggie, I'll live.

tripwires
01-08-2012, 05:09 AM
Unlimited repping. This "you've given out too much reputation within the past 24 hours" thing is seriously hindering my Mr MTF campaign for leng jai.

Guest12315544
01-08-2012, 05:23 AM
I am a big fan of agreeing to disagree. I also accept that it is impossible to reason with some people/internet personas. Occasionaly I come to believe that I am better off not reading what a certain poster posts. So I use the "ignore user" function and mute certain characters and save myself a few seconds of despair, frustration and disbelief in the future generations here and there.

Of course, not everybody's like me. Many posters choose to respond to said characters and often they quote the said characters' post, which is a totally normal and acceptable action.

Unfortunately, this spoils my "ignore user" function and suddenly I have to read an obnoxious comment of which I had opted out ages ago.

I would love it if it were possible to ignore certain posters when quoted as well. If not, no biggie, I'll live.

I agree with you completely about this, but I don't see anyway once someone has quoted something that it could be blocked.

Kat_YYZ
01-15-2012, 12:43 PM
Can you put the rep system back the way it was? This new one is very annoying. :rolleyes: Especially to take me all the way to another screen to tell me "you must spread some reputation around blah blah blah blah" and then not take me back to the page I came from. Bring back the pull down menu and pop-up window. thxbye.

ExcaliburII
01-20-2012, 12:45 PM
I am not posting or reading this forum anymore, but what you should change is the transparency in the admin/mod actions. Often users are banned, no one knows why, and most of the times the user is banned for a doubtful act/event.

I have even been banned for 6 months by one admin, from which i received and insult in my ban message. Literally 2 minutes after I did the post for which I got banned. This meant he also pulled the trigger by himself. SHouldnt bans be at least discussed with one more admin? In this way just by personal things you can get banned...

I am talking from my experience, and i know there have been lots of cases like this.


Also since mods arent getting paid, and there are other users who would gladly make the job, i think mods should be at least go through a period of voting or some sort of town approval. I found that most users do not like some of the mods and think they are not the correct ones for their jobs.

Also its very very annoying that you cant talk about tennis on GM because the forum is full of trolls insulting each other, and making no posts about real tennis, basically the forum is destroyed to read or talk about tennis and is destroyed to socialize because of external forces.

You should re consider your methods before this place completely collapses.

So ive got banned for a month, for using the word faggot in a post, instead of using the word gay, just trying to make a normal paragraph. Not using it against anyone in particular, but just replacing gay with faggot in a sentece. 1 month, just like that.

Just using the search fucntion i see this

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=11514054&postcount=13
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=11219955&postcount=1200
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=9735323&postcount=8

I could probably find thousands of cases like this, i guess they all got a 1 month ban?


Mods, especially some of them, take things too personally and attack some users.

I even got a 1 point penalty by one of the admins first, but then got banned by another one, who casually is the guy who is always against me, and always ends up banning me. He even copy pasted me the definition of faggot from wikipedia :)

Who checks on the admins? these guys do whatever they want with no supervision at all....