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Yesterday 06:49 PM
Time Violation
Re: Ask MTF Mods

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Originally Posted by RAFAism View Post
Fanboy/fangirl is actual word for such fans but the word tard has come from the word retard which is exactly the same. Search everywhere om internet and all of them shows tard as the acronym for a retard.
I searched for mug and got lots of cups
Yesterday 06:45 PM
Litotes
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Originally Posted by RAFAism View Post
Fanboy/fangirl is actual word for such fans but the word tard has come from the word retard which is exactly the same. Search everywhere om internet and all of them shows tard as the acronym for a retard.
On this forum the two words are not exactly the same. We have a long tradition for that. Words can be used in different ways in different places. As an example, the first hit you get searching for "Rafa" on google is the footballer Rafael Ferreira Silva, but on this forum we generally don't have to explain that we're talking about another Rafa when using the name.

And btw, an acronym is one letter for each word. So the acronym for European Union is EU. You mean abbreviation.
Yesterday 05:19 PM
Basher
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Any person who is not developmentally disabled, but rather has what is considered normal cognitive faculties but for whatever reason has opted out of using it.
Sounds like a pretty good description to me.
Yesterday 05:11 PM
PerfectAce753
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Can someone explain why the use of the word "tard" is even permitted outside ruins? "Tard" is the short form of the word "retard" which is seen as very offensive and going by the rules of the forum about personal attack I see absolutely no valid reason for its allowance. For eg. if I (or someone else) call another member retard directly, its obvious that the post will get deleted and the poster infracted but at the same the tard is overlooked which means the exact same thing.
Are you going to stop using it? I've seen you using the term "tard" to describe fanbases before. In fact very recently, in the same post in which you revealed you'd never heard of Marcelo Rios, further demonstrating your ignorance.
Yesterday 04:59 PM
RAFAism
Re: Ask MTF Mods

Fanboy/fangirl is actual word for such fans but the word tard has come from the word retard which is exactly the same. Search everywhere on internet and all of them shows tard as the acronym for a retard.
Yesterday 04:42 PM
Cloren
Re: Ask MTF Mods

Tards doesn't actually mean retarded though. It's more like an obsessive fanboy/fangirl who can't see beyond his/her favorite player
Yesterday 04:34 PM
RAFAism
Re: Ask MTF Mods

Can someone explain why the use of the word "tard" is even permitted outside ruins? "Tard" is the short form of the word "retard" which is seen as very offensive and going by the rules of the forum about personal attack I see absolutely no valid reason for its allowance. For eg. if I (or someone else) call another member retard directly, its obvious that the post will get deleted and the poster infracted but at the same the tard is overlooked which means the exact same thing.
Yesterday 03:12 PM
Cloren
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Why is there an international subforum lol?
Yesterday 02:46 PM
abraxas21
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There are way too many subforums in GM. Seriously, it's a bit too much.
Yesterday 01:45 PM
Basher
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I mean, is there even a choice besides Zverev? I guess Thiem could be considered but after folding to Djokovic it's kinda meh. Just give Zverev the Honorary award of Tennis Tadpole of the week
Yesterday 01:01 PM
Slasher1985
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Sorry, I've been so busy this week to fit that in. When I have some spare time.
Yesterday 12:06 PM
Tennis4Lyf
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Just realized. Player of the week thread missing for this week. @MWW @Slasher1985 It is already Wednesday.
05-21-2017 08:50 AM
MWW
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Originally Posted by rockrahul View Post
Do you guys think there should be some control over the reputation which a user can give to another poster? I see many seriously misusing it. But I see 70% of my negative/red reputation is coming from nolevalent. If you don't agree then argue or discuss. Whether there should be some checklist/control over this?
you can put such posters on your ignore list so these reps do not show on your UserCP.

We do have control in that if you feel a poster's rep comment is a personal attack, harassment, discriminatory etc. you can report it to us (PM a mod, ideally with a screenshot, and we can deal with it from there)
05-21-2017 05:06 AM
rockrahul
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Do you guys think there should be some control over the reputation which a user can give to another poster? I see many seriously misusing it. But I see 70% of my negative/red reputation is coming from nolevalent. If you don't agree then argue or discuss. Whether there should be some checklist/control over this?
05-18-2017 08:45 PM
Htom Sirveaux
Re: Ask MTF Mods

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Originally Posted by Sham Kay Adams View Post
Maybe me chiming in isn't the best when Loosie and MWW have said so much already, and the answers are probably going to sound repetitive, but it's an interesting and potentially serious topic so why not.

The main thing here is that we're all posters who post on this Tennis forum anonymously. Yes, maybe we know a few people by face or even met each other somewhere, or by reputation on another site, but regardless, we're posting behind avatars and usernames, and this is precisely who we are when we post here. Who you are in real life or elsewhere is not our concern, which is why I referred to Fiberlight the way I did up there.

As mods of MTF, we can only judge what you do behind your MTF persona- we can't judge you as a person or in any other way, be that how you behave in real life, or on any other internet platform. We can give considered opinions of your behaviour outside the forum, like any other poster, but this has no affect on the treatment of your MTF account.

I know you're looking for common sense to prevail in this particular Twitter case and not looking at it from a generalised scenario like I am here (I'm purposely not mentioning any particular users' name), but mods don't have this luxury- we are tasked with managing, maintaining and cleaning up the forum, helping forumers out, and (attempting to) make common sense decisions based on users' forum activity (I know, I know.. mods are a joke). People abusing others and/or tennis players should be reported wherever it is being done.

We're just like any other user, we don't have the power to protect players from what happens outside this forum. Banning someone solely based on activity away from the forum is not only unlikely to change the course of events should said user commit to things they're saying, but is also likely to create a precedent, resulting in further accusations and reports regarding other users. Mods on this forum are volunteers, and are not here to police the internet, or research your criminal past, present, future. We commit time to moderating what you do here.
I appreciate the thought you put into this post. I apologize if I've been aggressive in my own posts regarding this matter but that's mostly because I find the whole thing rather troubling. It doesn't seem right that someone known to repeatedly call for the death of a tennis player is allowed to post on a tennis forum but I understand that mods can only enforce the rules on the books. You're right that I'm looking for a common sense response to this: maybe a group of concerned mods going above their heads to someone with the power to take action in a clearly extreme case. That's an approach I might take if I were a mod but I acknowledge that I'm not privy to how things are actually done at the top at MTF so that thinking might be unrealistic.

I'd also like to say I'm not one of the mod-haters on this site. You guys generally do a good job keeping things patrolled on a board that seems to attract a shit ton of nasty people. You've also done a great job of banning some of the most obnoxious trolls these past few years and the forum is a better place because of that IMO. That effectiveness at cleaning things up is honestly one of the reasons I find it so surprising that a poster who is known to regularly make death threats against a player remains welcome on the forum. But again, I understand that you can only enforce the rules on the books.

I know where the mods stand on this now so feel free to let this be the end of the matter as far as I'm concerned. Thanks to all the mods who took the time to respond.
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