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What makes a good poster?

Goldenoldie
12-14-2009, 10:29 PM
Looking at all the different personalities involved in the Popularity Contest I started wondering what it takes to be a successful and popular poster. Obviously there should be enough posts for people to recognize you, but do the leaders have anything else in common?

cobalt60
12-14-2009, 10:37 PM
Looking at all the different personalities involved in the Popularity Contest I started wondering what it takes to be a successful and popular poster. Obviously there should be enough posts for people to recognize you, but do the leaders have anything else in common?

There is no rhyme or reason to being a popular poster. MTF changes with the weather;) So all of the above poll choices would make it :yeah:

Nathaliia
12-14-2009, 10:47 PM
Being awfully nice and sending a lot of good reps should be one of the options.

Bad gambler last year made the semifinal despite he practically doesn't post besides the gamblers' lounge (he did in the past but younger posters don't remember these times) - but he is known for having billions of v-cash
. So having cash also helps.

Besides, MTF likes to stick labels. I am known of sense of humour and no one gives a shit about my work in the challenger forum and introducing unknown player to the community, while Voo de Mar has a label "Mr Statistics" and it is quite hurting as well since he interacts, communicates and is always respectful to everyone - but people don't see it at all.

ExcaliburII
12-14-2009, 10:47 PM
I voted 1,2,3,5 and 9. But I think the most important of them all is the number 3 :p

Johnny Groove
12-14-2009, 10:49 PM
Obviously, having a great ass or rack=instant good/popular poster status :shrug:

Ilovetheblues_86
12-14-2009, 10:50 PM
expert knowledge of tennis including history and statistics B

making constructive and coherent posts B-

wide-ranging sense of humour A

inclusion of quotes, pictures and video clips D

being controversial and keeping threads going B-

having respect for others B-

being a tard to impress fellow tards C-

not being a tard to impress everyone else B+

having a nice bum or other attributes C+

Sophocles
12-14-2009, 10:56 PM
Being interesting, obviously. If you want a laugh, have a drink with your mates. If you want to see a nice arse, fuck your girlfriend or watch some porn.

l_mac
12-14-2009, 11:00 PM
Having respect for others.

Ilovetheblues_86
12-14-2009, 11:13 PM
Being interesting, obviously. If you want a laugh, have a drink with your mates. If you want to see a nice arse, fuck your girlfriend or watch some porn.

I don´t have any mates outside internet. :sad: Real life scares the shit out of me.

ExcaliburII
12-14-2009, 11:19 PM
I don´t have any mates outside internet. :sad: Real life scares the shit out of me.

:haha: liar
thats why you watch such internet pages?

Clydey
12-14-2009, 11:34 PM
Having respect for others.

Agreed. I respect everyone on MTF. It is in my nature to love everyone equally.

cobalt60
12-14-2009, 11:40 PM
Agreed. I respect everyone on MTF. It is in my nature to love everyone equally.

Having respect for others.

You guys are awesome. I want to be just like you when I grow up :hearts:

Ilovetheblues_86
12-14-2009, 11:43 PM
Sarcastic sue?

cobalt60
12-14-2009, 11:48 PM
Sarcastic sue?

It is a fine line;) MTF can really screw with you. Besides it is off -season so I am allowed. I am in a great mood lately ;)

duong
12-15-2009, 12:02 AM
I think bringing some life, crazyness, "adventure" is appreciated ... and also sympathy.

As for that competition there's also clearly an impact of "being ancient", which is quite normal.

I feel it's the most important points : we are in a place of life for rather young people, not a place to be too serious ;)

(I don't say that's what I'm looking for personally -which is actually the way I answered your poll in the beginning actually- but I think your question requests a wider answer :) )

Ilovetheblues_86
12-15-2009, 12:08 AM
It is a fine line;) MTF can really screw with you. Besides it is off -season so I am allowed. I am in a great mood lately ;)

Perv mood? ole

Sometimes someone hilarious with a bit less "respect" is a better poster than someone who respect a lot but never jokes

cobalt60
12-15-2009, 12:14 AM
Perv mood? ole

Sometimes someone hilarious with a bit less "respect" is a better poster than someone who respect a lot but never jokes

:sad: I admit I lost my humor for a bit but now it is found :banana: Don't know how long it will hang around though ;)

Ilovetheblues_86
12-15-2009, 12:16 AM
:sad: I admit I lost my humor for a bit but now it is found :banana: Don't know how long it will hang around though ;)

We are ready to start the jew jokes then xax.

cobalt60
12-15-2009, 12:21 AM
We are ready to start the jew jokes then xax.

How about blonde jokes instead? :angel:

Ilovetheblues_86
12-15-2009, 12:33 AM
How about blonde jokes instead? :angel:

ok. What about that?

A blonde, brunette and redhead passed away in a car accident.

They arrive at the pearly gates and they are told they will be told a joke every 10 steps and they must make it up 100 steps. If they laugh they will not able to get in.

The brunette went up 30 steps and laughed. The redhead went up 50 steps and laughed. The blonde got up all the way to the top and then started laughing hysterically.

When asked "Why did you laugh when you got to the top?" The blonde replied, "I just got the first joke!"

Fee
12-15-2009, 01:45 AM
I like people who write coherent posts. There are a lot of people here who speak English as a second language and they write better than some of the native speakers, but I appreciate everyone that tries (my French is horrible and I've just about given up). After that I like people that are respectful, and then the ones with a sense of humor. You don't have to be a tennis historian to make good contributions here, some people do it by asking good questions or making good observations when they watch matches or go to tournaments.

The popularity contest has been fun because I've been exposed to a bunch of new people that I was not familiar with before and now I know to look for them in the future. It's also been fun because people have been so positive about the whole thing and that's a good thing to have at this time of the year.

Nathii, I'm very familiar with the work you do in the Challenger forums, so it hasn't gone unnoticed. :)

Nathaliia
12-15-2009, 01:48 AM
Nathii, I'm very familiar with the work you do in the Challenger forums, so it hasn't gone unnoticed. :)
Still if to ask 100 random MTF poster what is more noticed - my challenger posts or my boobs, I wonder what they'd answer :o

Pfloyd
12-15-2009, 01:56 AM
Empathy, personality and knowledge.

No more is necessary, imho.

Clydey
12-15-2009, 02:22 AM
Still if to ask 100 random MTF poster what is more noticed - my challenger posts or my boobs, I wonder what they'd answer :o

To be fair, you do have good boobs, Nathii.

VolandriFan
12-15-2009, 03:18 AM
Bold font, eyecatching design, a good image!

http://www.hum.aau.dk/~i12bent/Recent_Lectures/us_poster_l.jpg

Snowwy
12-15-2009, 03:21 AM
Still if to ask 100 random MTF poster what is more noticed - my challenger posts or my boobs, I wonder what they'd answer :o

Your challenger posts :)

duong
12-15-2009, 08:01 AM
Still if to ask 100 random MTF poster what is more noticed - my challenger posts or my boobs, I wonder what they'd answer :o

actually I had noticed a lot your challenger posts,

but the fact is I heard a lot of your boobs in these posts ;)

it's a part of your personality with your humour and stories, but personally, for someone who doesn't know you and just reads, I noticed more your comments about Kudryavtsev, Przysiezny and so on :lol:

duong
12-15-2009, 08:04 AM
I forgot to say something :

more than the history and statistics, I think a great deal of interest of people in these forums which is related to tennis knowledge is all about technique and knowledge of the sport.

it's something I really like, and which is, I've noticed, widely appreciated.

it's more what I and probably some others would relate with "expert knowledge" :)

JolánGagó
12-15-2009, 08:33 AM
Hating Nadal with a passion, that will make you an instant hit in this site. If then you try to hide your hate with "expert" mumbo-jumbo on "moonballing", "excuses" and "death of tennis" you're top3 material.

History's spoken.

Voo de Mar
12-15-2009, 08:44 AM
Voo de Mar has a label "Mr Statistics" and it is quite hurting as well since he interacts, communicates and is always respectful to everyone - but people don't see it at all.

It's only partially true... Obviously I've got this lebel but it's very ok because my biggest contribution to this forum is connected with stats, so this lebel is a very natural consequence of it, IMO.
I don't think though I could have gone to the final in last year's pop contest if the members had appreciated only my "stats" activity.

I don't know exactly what makes a good poster here, probably it's a very complex issue. Good result in pop contest is the other question. I think there are some cornerstones:
- you have to be active in at least one popular section (GM, Non-Tennis or Gamblers Lounge)
- it's good to be open for the other points of view
- and beware of creating - generally speaking - controversial threads

Moreover there are good/bad-reps and private messages where each minute exists the second life of the forum and then appears officially. Some members know each other in person or interact between themselves in different Internet places and it reflects in voting.

Vida
12-16-2009, 02:21 PM
much more going on in here than tennis, so yeah knowledge of the game is not the only thing that makes one a good poster. Id say being fundamentally respectful and having-providing fun is equally appreciated. thats what we're here for.

Denaon
12-16-2009, 02:47 PM
Still if to ask 100 random MTF poster what is more noticed - my challenger posts or my boobs, I wonder what they'd answer :o

Oh...I've seen your boobs...no way you can notice anything else :shrug:

BTW I voted for option #3 ;)

superslam77
12-16-2009, 10:51 PM
EVERYTHING except not being a tard, How boring :(

Humor and tennis knowledge :worship: