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This should probably go in off topic but mods considering about 2 people now visit this forum a week I thought it might generate more discussion in general messages.

So MTF has declined badly, that is commonly accepted. I am on Reddit and I thought it would give the tennis subreddit a browse back end of last year. Dear god. I think it might be worse than MTF!

Endless posts about the big 3, bizarre lack of anything on the WTA (I don't care much for WTA but given there is a bit more variety in talent over there I wouldn't mind being educated on it in a dual sex tennis subreddit). Absolutely no interesting analysis or conversation for months, even before the lockdown. Is it just me or is r/tennis a load of dog shit.

My only hope is one of the big three wins the next 5 slams and Olympics so they are the undisputed goat and we can then move on finally and generate some decent tennis discussion in these places.
 

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Reddit in general is an awful milquetoast place for the most middle of the road opinions on any given subject
 

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Idk about that subreddit, but Reddit in general definitely can't handle "controversial" facts and real unbiasness - you'll get attacked and downvoted like there is no tomorrow.

With one test account, I wasn't even trolling that much, I was mostly just telling it like it is on some "controversial" subjects, and I got attacked, ridiculed, quoted once in other subreddit like I said something moronic, and my reddit karma got -180 in no time. MTF seems like an academic place comparing to that.
 

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Idk about that subreddit, but Reddit in general definitely can't handle "controversial" facts and real unbiasness - you'll get attacked and downvoted like there is no tomorrow.

With one test account, I wasn't even trolling that much, I was mostly just telling it like it is on some "controversial" subjects, and I got attacked, ridiculed, quoted once in other subreddit like I said something moronic, and my reddit karma got -180 in no time. MTF seems like an academic place comparing to that.
Not surprised you got into negative karma. Probably deserved too.
 

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Someone once wrote:

4-Chan: Smart people pretending to be stupid.
Reddit: Stupid people pretending to be smart

(I'm a reddit person myself, 4-Chan is too crude for my liking, but that quote made me chuckle)
 

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I've lurked the subreddit and didn't find it to make good reading either. Obviously not perfect here - but I feel like there is a majority around here that are interested in actual tennis as a sport, interested in a wide range of the players and will talk about a wider variety of topics, rather than just obsessed with one of the big 3 (fair share of them here too though).
 

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It truly sucks. It's all about the big 3 and only fawning stuff about them (less so Djokovic I guess).

Reddit in general is an awful milquetoast place for the most middle of the road opinions on any given subject
Lefty Reddit that isn't actual r/socialism or r/communism is pretty good. r/latestagecapitalism, r/ChapoTrapHouse (sub is way better than the actual podcast), meme subs like r/The_Leftorium
 

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It depends on the subject matter, like I will say some subreddits have zingers and less casual about it -- I will agree, IMO r/Tennis is mostly for pics of tournament visits or art (which I still think the latter should be done more here, like Tennis Forum has their own artists).
 

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Reddit in general is garbage. It's filled with geeky bland liberal white guys in their 20s, perhaps the most insufferable demographic on the planet.
 

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Yeah, reddit is bad but definitely not the worst.
 

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This should probably go in off topic but mods considering about 2 people now visit this forum a week I thought it might generate more discussion in general messages.

So MTF has declined badly, that is commonly accepted. I am on Reddit and I thought it would give the tennis subreddit a browse back end of last year. Dear god. I think it might be worse than MTF!

Endless posts about the big 3, bizarre lack of anything on the WTA (I don't care much for WTA but given there is a bit more variety in talent over there I wouldn't mind being educated on it in a dual sex tennis subreddit). Absolutely no interesting analysis or conversation for months, even before the lockdown. Is it just me or is r/tennis a load of dog shit.

My only hope is one of the big three wins the next 5 slams and Olympics so they are the undisputed goat and we can then move on finally and generate some decent tennis discussion in these places.
So it's MTF? Lol

But I agree. I use Reddit far more than the average person and I find it really useful --- like when it comes to having in-depth discussion about the NBA, football (unless the whole sub has decided to enact performative moral outrage at Manchester City that day), music, even politics and international events. But yeah, r/tennis is like a Big 3 fan page --- not surprising though. You literally will not find one good conversation on tennis there.

Tennis Warehouse = kindergarten
But Tennis Warehouse is actually the only place online (in my experience) where you find people who can actually speak to tennis history in a fact way. Probably bc the average age there is older and so they really watched all those early Open Era finals and remember them clearly (not just as little kids with vague memories of them).
 
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I find reddit and Quora to be too liberal and leftist at any common topics, as they are trying to avoid being at the opposite end of the spectrum constantly, so getting stuck in the middle of things is just a too bland experience.

Tennis Warehouse = kindergarten
I don't know where did you get this notion; I read many constructive conversations and analyses over there during the last 5 years, not just tard wars and blind fanboying.
The tennis analysis worsened at MTF too, so at the same time we cannot salvage ourselves to former levels of spectacular discussion, we should just acknowledge where we lost out a bit.
 

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Reddits default pages are often pretty horrible. The effect of the upvote/downvote system is that bland, boring vanilla consensus emerges and dissenting views can be dismissed just because they are downvoted. For the the tennis it means that it fosters an overly polite atmosphere, the meanness and tard wars that provide humor here are non existent on reddit. The analysis is non existant and so is the humor. I dont know know of any place on the internet with more in depth posting about mens tennis than this place, although it has declined, where do all the old posters go? But the most fun tennis banter can be found on 4chan.org/sp/tennis in my opinion. Largely horrible website, but the tennis posting is fun.


It truly sucks. It's all about the big 3 and only fawning stuff about them (less so Djokovic I guess).



Lefty Reddit that isn't actual r/socialism or r/communism is pretty good. r/latestagecapitalism, r/ChapoTrapHouse (sub is way better than the actual podcast), meme subs like r/The_Leftorium
If you ever need to get unbanned from /r/chapotraphouse message me here or on my reddit /u/jojjeshruk , embarrassingly Im a janitor there. This only applies if you are a cool poster though
 

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Lül, these days TTW is the only tennis forum where interesting tennis analysis can occasionally be found. MugsTF is nicely flamboyant but reason has all but drowned here a long time ago.
 

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The problem with reddit is that you're probably conversing with a 15 year old or at best a college student who is very likely a white, middle class male and probably a bit nerdy. It's why everyone on there seems to have a collective hard-on for superhero films, for example. It's also why whatever reddit backs and is so sure of, like the US and UK general election, the opposite is likely to happen. They lack experience of the real world and the naivety of youth is in full flow.

The upvote/downvote system also means that they're never exposed to different viewpoints either and are only too happy to stay safe in their little bubbles and echo chambers.
 
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