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Old 10-30-2007, 04:17 PM   #16
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GlennMirnyi simply doesn't need a six month ban from GM. There are several reasons for this and here are just a few:

1 - From what I understand the offence was petty and nothing out of the ordinary. Perhaos he was warned and I'd like to assume he was but even so, a jump from a warning to a SIX month ban is out of order
2 - Glenn is an intelligent guy even though he enjoys trolling, this length of ban is stupid and makes no sense, if he is going to change then a few weeks of ban should do the job, if his new behaviour isn't 'acceptable' do whatever you want.
3 - There is far greater support for GM to stay in GM than to get rid of him, just because a few people can stand the heat doesn't mean a guy should get banned, there is an ignore function, if you don't want to read his posts then don't.
That's the point, isn't it - people need to take responsibility for themselves and not act like they have the right to demand that nobody disagree with them or offend them in any way. If you don't like a poster or what he says then put him on ignore, or just put up with it. Nobody has the right to expect other people never to offend them, life isn't like that. You need to be able to handle disagreement and argument like adults. Far too many people can't handle an honest argument without taking it personally that someone doesn't agree with them.
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:20 PM   #17
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Sorry about getting off topic but I couldn't agree more about the 'Perv Squad' thing. It is seriously, seriously weak humour, I wouldn't mind the sexual connotations jokes if they were funny but it's like catchphrase comedy and it got old so long ago. I wish I could put the jokes on ignore without having to ingore the actual interesting posts some of them make.
I know some people don't like it, but that's the point isn't it - putting up with things you don't like is part of being on a board with a diverse membership.

Personally, I find C'MonAussie 2 or 3 "historical comparisons and snap judgements" threads a week, littered with %%***@@@~~~~@!!!@~@***$$, irritate the hell out of me, but you take the stuff you don't like in order to enjoy the bits that you do.

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Old 10-30-2007, 04:22 PM   #18
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:23 PM   #19
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why is this not in the suggestions board??
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So Gustavo is silenced and the likes of Jogy can spread their hatred around without even being warned? You got to be talented at modos' balls sucking I guess...
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signed

and i concur with what was said by most of the previous posters
there are much bigger trolls there left free and also the ignore function is there to be used
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:32 PM   #22
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I'd be the first to agree he needs to reel it in a little sometimes but there's plenty of other people who post moronic things and aren't banned for six months as a result, and plenty of people who take exception to his brutal style of posting about some players and treat it like an attack upon themselves, attacking him personally in response. In my book that's their problem not his and he shouldn't be scapegoated for that.
Scoobs said it just the way I feel about this...

Glenn can be a troll at times. A BIG TROLL, indeed.
However, he is not the only one, and there are certain posters around who are far worse (I'm not going to mention names here). Did they ever get banned? No.

I've asked for an explanation at times, and got an answer in the lines of 'if it bothers you, you should report said poster' or something the like. Which is okay with me... but - and I don't know if I'm right about this - I have the feeling that here lies the sore point: some people on this board feel insulted by even the slightest negative remark about their favourites, even taking it as an insult to a whole nation, I've recently seen. Apparently some of those have indeed reported Gu's post, which right they have, with the known consequences. But doesn't this procedure lead to the very injust system that a ban can result because of the childish, over-sensitive nature of certain posters? Ever heard of the saying 'if you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen?'

Perhaps some over-sensitive posters should get used to the idea that on every forum, there are trolls - and one doesn't necessarily always have to continue FEEDING them. Perhaps some moderators should have pointed this out to them, too. And how about the suggestion to just LAUGH at Gu's trolling? I don't know - just some thoughts.

Furthermore, Gu isn't just a troll - he knows a lot about TENNIS too, and I'm going to miss those more serious posts he made. We don't always have to agree, but these posts have surely been very valuable to me at times.

In all: I consider a six months ban way, way too long for his misdeamenor. I'm going to miss him.
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:42 PM   #23
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Counts with my support, i don´t agree with everthing what you speak.
But I like you and know what you know about tennis.

I hope that the mods reconsider the time.Please
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:43 PM   #24
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Thanks for starting the petition Nathi, I also add my words of support for the reduction of the ban. There is a difference between player forum bans and a ban from GM. Player forums are communities where regular posters have the right to communicate in peace. Intruding there to needle regular posters is not acceptable and bans for posting there is a normal response.

GM is the forum for general information on tennis issues, so I do not understand how violating the rules for posting in GM is different than violating the rules of the forum in general. An offense that requires banning from GM is the same as an offense that requires banning from the forum. Saying in GM that "because of behavior such and such, player X sucks" may hurt the feelings of some fans of player X but is not bannable behavior. Saying "because of behavior such and such, player X sucks and all his fans also suck" may deserve, depending on the context and the circumstances, a ban from the forum but I cannot see how it will deserve a ban from GM but not a ban from the forum.
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Man has MTF gone downhill lately. Bias Mods, screwing people who paid for premium membership by not providing the service they advertised. This place has turned into a joke. And now banning Gu from Gm just cause a few little fanboys couldnt handle him? There are many many posters in GM who should have been banned a long time ago but werent because they join some of the mods for a circle jerk on their favorite players. The only ban that should take place here is for the Bias mods(not all) who arent doing what they signed up for.Bring back Gu and get rid of the the mods who feel the need to remove a thread or suspend people just because they dont like what is being said about their favorite player and perhaps refund the people who paid for a membership yet recieve nothing due to all the problems with this board and finally VAMOSSS GU. The guy clearly has more tennis knowledge than 98 % of GM who are only their to talk about shirtless players and other fanboyish crap.
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:49 PM   #26
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The six month ban cannot be justified. He does troll sometimes but so do countless others and MTF has the ignore feature precisely for this reason. I support the petition for moderators to remove the ban. His ban has made no perceptible difference to the signal to noise ratio in GM so I fail to understand this harsh punishment.
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I support this petition. Gu has watched tennis for years, yes he may get on people's cases but he contributes far more to the forum than some people getting away with murder in there.
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:53 PM   #28
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I support Gu as well.

He just shouldnt be allowed to write "Fakeric" again!
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As much as I think he's a tool, GM has become kind of boring. MTF thrives on trolls and clowns, if we got rid of all of them this place would be about as exciting as a Federer match is to Mirka.

I have no problem with his ridiculous posts in GM, I mainly object to him slaughtering some of the people he has about this ban with absolutely no substance to the attack.
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He was not my friend. I do not know him. I don't know. Maybe he hides from Muslims ( it seems that he had terrible, irrational fear of all Muslims ).
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