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Old 11-19-2009, 08:11 PM   #106
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This talk of liberalism, namely as it pertains to MTF, is rooted in Orwellian logic. Those who fancy themselves liberals often are mere authoritarians whose ideology runs contrary to their words and actions.

Moreover, I think it has a great deal to do with an inability to formulate a cogent argument in support of such radical views. It's no secret that most of the conservatives on this forum (there were three of them the last time I took time to count) happen to be adults, whereas "liberals" tend to be trigger-happy children who have come to appreciate the intricacies of Karl Marx's Das Kapital through countless hours spent reading in their parents' cellar.

I wasn't at all being facetious when I alluded to the communist leanings of a certain moderator. I mean it, these people have no recourse but to delete and ban.
I've read this post three times but I don't actually see a constructive point.

Perhaps you could clarify it for me ?

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Old 11-19-2009, 09:36 PM   #107
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:37 PM   #108
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I started a serious thread pondering why no-one seemed interested in a terrorist attack that took place in the US, killing 13 people. I wondered if the fact that the attack was by a radical Islamist was the reason that people were avoiding the subject, much as the US authorities avoided raising red flags while this murderer was sending out obvious signals. Someone seems to think that wondering out loud about the PCness of MTF is not PC.

Is my thinking not politically correct? If some mod wants to delete such threads as unacceptable subjects for open discussion I wish he or she would step forward instead of hiding his/her shameful behaviour behind anonymity. Maybe I don't belong at MTF. Maybe the mods would just prefer that we all chatter about best asses and biggest bulges. Maybe I don't say ''fuck'' enough in my posts, thus not appearing to be of sufficient intellectual ability to be able to carry on a discussion at the desired MTF level of accomplishment.
It worries me that i only ever see you post about politics on a tennis forum, why dont you go to a specialist forum where you and thousands others can talk about these issues all day long, i have no idea why you would go on a tennis forum to talk about everything BUT tennis
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:43 PM   #109
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And please dont take what i said the wrong way, e.g trying to get you of this site, i didnt mean anything like that, just you would have more freedom talking about such issues on a political forum and then you could still come here and talk tennis and not so much the politics of this world
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Old 11-20-2009, 03:06 PM   #110
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For about the twentieth time, I think that is why they call it ''non-tennis.''

I am surprised at the number of people who suggest going elsewhere and keep insisting that this is a forum exclusively for tennis. Do you think the non-tennis section should be dropped, or maybe there should be controls on the thread subjects?

Sorry that you worry about me, but I actually post a lot of non-political stuff and I also fully participate in the contests. I also like knowing that what I discuss in non-tennis is being discussed with other tennis fans. Politics is not such a big deal for me, I have no desire to go to an all-political site. This could be the perfect place, but unfortunately some people want have the site tailored to their specifications, instead of having open discussion.

I play tennis, I watch tennis, I follow tennis results. What I do not do is chat about who is best, who is worst, who is the most handsome. So General Messages is not my cup of tea.
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Old 11-20-2009, 03:11 PM   #111
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And please dont take what i said the wrong way, e.g trying to get you of this site, i didnt mean anything like that, just you would have more freedom talking about such issues on a political forum and then you could still come here and talk tennis and not so much the politics of this world
Well I guess this repeats what I said above. I do not want to come here and talk fan-type stuff about individual players. I want player entry lists.
Maybe I can take the solution you suggest for me and suggest that you stay in General Messages. Then you would not read any political opinions and would not have to worry about me.
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yeah the "this is a tennis forum" argument is pretty weak. I enjoy the football threads here for example. Yeah I could go elsewhere to discuss it but I like shooting the shit with the posters here about football. The same applies to politics occasionally.
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Well I guess this repeats what I said above. I do not want to come here and talk fan-type stuff about individual players. I want player entry lists.
Maybe I can take the solution you suggest for me and suggest that you stay in General Messages. Then you would not read any political opinions and would not have to worry about me.
See, you are the opposite of me. I want mostly to talk about tennis related things and not about non-tennis things. I don't care what happens in non-tennis because I only go there occasionally. It seems sort of silly to set up an area for non-tennis discussions and then say one is limited because this is a tennis board.

Also maybe not so smart from an economic point of view.
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yeah the "this is a tennis forum" argument is pretty weak. I enjoy the football threads here for example. Yeah I could go elsewhere to discuss it but I like shooting the shit with the posters here about football. The same applies to politics occasionally.
Offcourse its not just a tennis forum but surely if you wanna talk mainly about an issue thats not tennis you would be better of going to a specialist forum when there would be more people interested in the subject,
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:59 PM   #115
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Well I guess this repeats what I said above. I do not want to come here and talk fan-type stuff about individual players. I want player entry lists.
Maybe I can take the solution you suggest for me and suggest that you stay in General Messages. Then you would not read any political opinions and would not have to worry about me.
Thats a very fair point, like i said i didnt mean any offense by it
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Your perverse logic is demonstrated by such a statement. In short, you intend to suggest that conservative ideology ought to be muzzled in the name of political correctness, which is merely a conduit through which to impose your will upon others.


Political norms vary from country to country, therefore you come off as foolish in your attempt to tar my views as extreme.

Surely. After all, Stanford, NYU Law and Columbia Business do not offer academic opportunities comparable to those offered by elite institutes located in South America. Never mind years of catholic and boarding school, much less the time spent in three different countries.

Yes, between the two of us, the ruffian is I. You've proven my point by resorting to such infantile quarreling -- I am a husband and father, of what importance is your personal life to me ? I judge you only by the silly things which you are apt to spew on this forum, that is all.

Your academic "formation" is immaterial.
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For about the twentieth time, I think that is why they call it ''non-tennis.''

I am surprised at the number of people who suggest going elsewhere and keep insisting that this is a forum exclusively for tennis. Do you think the non-tennis section should be dropped, or maybe there should be controls on the thread subjects?

Sorry that you worry about me, but I actually post a lot of non-political stuff and I also fully participate in the contests. I also like knowing that what I discuss in non-tennis is being discussed with other tennis fans. Politics is not such a big deal for me, I have no desire to go to an all-political site. This could be the perfect place, but unfortunately some people want have the site tailored to their specifications, instead of having open discussion.

I play tennis, I watch tennis, I follow tennis results. What I do not do is chat about who is best, who is worst, who is the most handsome. So General Messages is not my cup of tea.
Surely your forum moderators are here also though because they are interested in tennis ?

The fact that this is a primarily tennis message board is important. The reason for that is not that people shouldn't talk about other topics but that the moderators are also here because their primary interest is tennis.

So they may not be as interested in non-tennis topics or indeed the finer points of certain political discussions. However, they still have to read and respond to complaints about them as it is part of their responsibilities to maintain some kind of order.

Again, this comes down to expectation. Were this a political board, your grievance would be more valid. However it is not and, more importantly, it is not claiming to be.
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Offcourse its not just a tennis forum but surely if you wanna talk mainly about an issue thats not tennis you would be better of going to a specialist forum when there would be more people interested in the subject,
agreed and if he's smart he's going to a pro-american forum
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yeah the "this is a tennis forum" argument is pretty weak. I enjoy the football threads here for example. Yeah I could go elsewhere to discuss it but I like shooting the shit with the posters here about football. The same applies to politics occasionally.
The only reason people are bringing this up is because BH sarcastically suggested MTFers should be more concerned about serious topics rather than lighter tennis topics.
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The only reason people are bringing this up is because BH sarcastically suggested MTFers should be more concerned about serious topics rather than lighter tennis topics.
I don't think I ever told MTFers what they should do, I may have commented on what they do do.

On the contrary, the theme of this thread has mostly been other people telling me I should not be posting non-tennis remarks in a non-tennis area.
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