MTF vs Tennis Warehouse

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by severus, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. severus

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    Surfing the internet over the last couple of years I came to the conclussion that MTF and Tennis Warehouse are the biggest tennis forums on the net, but which is better?
     
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  2. danielrios

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    TW in 3

    10chars
     
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  3. IvanAndreevich

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    TW because we can discuss WTA here also. WTA forever.
     
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  4. kishnabe

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    TW because the trolls are better...and the topics are more mature and smarter than MTF. Plus MTF forum design...is hideous while TW is pretty simple and nice.

    MTF has ads...which are very annoying....people seem bland!

    Tennis Warehouse is defintly more better and also can really get good help in tennis from here. Understand racquets, strings and leading here! MTF...doesn't compare!
     
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  5. Telepatic

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    Both have it's own advantages but overall less trolling and more wta makes it somewhat better here.
     
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  6. Messarger

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    lets not fergat that MTF has that tool ritg, which makes this place automatically better.
     
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  7. darrinbaker00

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    There's less misogyny on this board, and less people here are arrogant enough to think they know everything.
     
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  8. Sentinel

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    MTF is an eyesore, i tried it for 2 days and left.

    But then they have RITG (is he still there or banned by now?) which is a huge plus.;)
     
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  9. Cup8489

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    TW wins it 7-5, 3-6,2-6, 6-2, 129874892-129874890.

    officially greatest match of all time.

    but yeah TW, because some of these topics we come across are gems :)
     
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  10. Rhino

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    I agree with this. People signatures are annoying.
     
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  11. nadalbestclass

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    Jeez I'd hate to be there! :shock:

    The format is real ugly. I like the simple format of this forum more.
     
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  12. cc0509

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    I have never posted on MTF but I have read many of the posts on different topics and I must say, there are some stupid people over there! There are some very rude comments as well and yes, the misogyny is epic over there!
     
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  13. flyinghippos101

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    Couldn't have been any worse than when we had gamesampras AND gj011 running around on these forums...

    I love how obnoxious some people can be with those sigs
     
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  14. flyinghippos101

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    Jeeze, just took a minute to look at the forums. There's way too many fanboys (mostly rafa fanboys) running around and spounting the same bull that's been argued ad nauseam on these forums that noone bothers using here anymore, lest they face a torrent of lolcat and fail pics.
     
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  15. Manus Domini

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    I'm gonna start ******* them off over there, they are so annoying, just need to say something about Laver, Rosewall, and Edberg
     
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  16. nadal_slam_king

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    MTF is less bitter, and has a sense of humor and bans those posters who connect steroids with a clean player.
     
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  17. intrepidish

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    I think there is a decent amount of overlap between the 2 forums in terms of posters but there seems to be a bit less trolling here and probably more constructive moderation from what I have seen on both.

    While Federer and Nadal dominate discussions on any tennis board, over there it is more bitter in the way it is carried out.
     
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  18. Larrysümmers

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    ill go to MTF and start trollin scratch that....ads get me angry
     
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  19. Sid_Vicious

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    MTF users dont like TTW users because they are threatened by our significantly longer phalluses. That is why there is such a high concentration of angry, bitter, and obnoxious posters on that website.
     
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  20. BeHappy

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    Never really spent any time on MTF. Tennis Warehouse is dying though, the traffic on this forum has gone down massively, as has the quality of poster. Most posters on this forum nowadays can hardly speak English. It's sad.
     
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  21. cc0509

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    It is worse on the other forum. A lot of people over there can't construct a sentence in English, at least on some of the threads I have seen.
     
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  22. nadal_slam_king

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    The Federer fans sink don't sink as low at MTF, because over there they get banned for racial abuse and fictional steroid allegations against clean players. That's the way it should be on all boards.
     
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  23. Gorecki

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    Sad is the fact that someone would post such absurdity! since when it is necessary to speak fluent English to be a good member of this forum?

    god knows the extensively shakespearean crap that comes out of the fingers of some Nadal & Fed fans here...

    oh... and did i say that this is an International Forum?
     
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  24. Manus Domini

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    I can''t log in and spam them over there :(
     
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  25. meg0529

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    Aside from being an ignorant statement it is also incorrect. Most people here speak English just fine. You don't exactly have to use big words to get your point across.
     
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  26. nadal_slam_king

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    I think MTF takes itself less seriously, less stuck-up.
     
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  27. niff

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    MTF is good because they have individual player forums, so it's easy to get news for any player. Both MTF and TW's general sections are Fedal fests, but MTFs is different. It's like an all out Fedal troll party, but everyone is invited.

    There seems to be more chatter over there, and minor tournaments are better covered.

    TWs amateur tennis section is really well used, much more than MTF.
     
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  28. NoleDjoko

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    I don't think that the poster's english is a main problem ,since there are alot of posters from Europe ,Southern America,Asia and Africa
     
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  29. Telepatic

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    What I like about MTF the most is how they separate match thread and match summary thread, wonder why TW doesn't have it's own sticky match thread separated, it's messy this way..
     
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  30. Sentinel

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    He probably means most of us have flunked TOEFL. or maybe he hears things. He can hear our voices and knows how we speak.
     
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  31. intrepidish

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    On this I agree...
     
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  32. forthegame

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    I checked it out once to see what all the fuss was about.

    It was messy, hard on the eyes and just ugly. Also has a dark look. I absolutely hate their cookies, whatever they use, it annoys me by targeting ads to my recent search!!! Wonder if they're in cahoots with google?
     
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  33. fleabitten

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    MTF is now running these pop-up ads over there some. I just looked and it caused my browser to hiccup every time a page loaded (running firefox here). Annoying! In general TW is better, but I think because MTF allows more signature editing, you can get to know the other members a bit more. I agree that some of the signatures are WAY too cluttered - it seems like we need something in between.
     
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  34. flyinghippos101

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    No signature has to be a whole paragraph detailing every single aspect of their favorite player in addition to their racket specs, overkill to the max
     
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  35. cmb

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    I prefer TW style of forums. No ads, pages load much fast then MTF. But I use MTF because TW does not have a Gambling forum, thats the bonus over there.
    But TW has college and Junior forum, so I guess it all equals out.

    As far as the perceived lack of proper english at MTF, many more internationals over there, and they also seem more knowledgeable about the games. IMO

    I'm about 50% each way :p
     
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  36. BeHappy

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    The language barrier is a big problem.
     
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  37. Manus Domini

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    they don't send activation emails though
     
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  38. r2473

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    They are both pretty bad these days. Both used to be much better.
     
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  39. samurai13

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    I Hate All The Advertisements On Mtf
     
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  40. Tennis sensation

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  41. sbengte

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    TW without a doubt ! The format of this site is definitely far more simple and user friendly. I never posted at MTF but was a frequent visitor until some time ago. Those ads and signatures are quite annoying and the overall forum quite "meh" compared to TW which is a lot more cooler.
    Though the trolling and **** wars exist at both places, there is a lot more humor at TW. The good-natured counter-trolling, epic levels of hilarity and entertainment (there is atleast one post a day that has me LMAO), the lolcats, the GOAT threads (Cincinnati -the Real Slam, Federer photoshopped) make TW the best :)
     
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  42. Fee

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    I suspect that about 20 - 30% of the forum members here also post at MTF, like I do. The forums are very different and have very different flavors, so to speak. This forum is associated with an existing business and possesses a certain amount of decorum because of that association.

    MTF has always been a very international, freestanding forum and it definitely has that feel (including all those annoying ads). It has more traffic than TW, and it used to have A LOT more registered users (TW is catching up now). I appreciate MTF for the individual player forums, the country forums, and especially the individual tournament threads. I don't post there nearly as much as I used to, I can't keep up with all the clicques and the arguments and the trolls are just too starved for attention.

    I kept the old light blue layout in my profile, so I don't see that horrible new gray and black mess or the 'red clay' version that some people use. Both were way too hard on the eyes. If the signatures keep getting larger and more obnoxious, I'll turn off the ability to see them. The paid users can put graphics in their signatures and that is immensely annoying.
     
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  43. lidoazndiabloboi

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    just a quick question guys, what is MTF?
     
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  44. Sentinel

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    I am guessing it's the Mother Teresa Foundation.
     
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  45. Fee

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    Severus put this same thread there, interesting to see the difference in responses
     
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  46. r2473

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    Which section is it in? Would be funny to read what they say. Most MTF'ers really hate TW.

    MTF was really good 5+ years ago. Plenty of civil and insightful discussion. Now it is only trolls. Still a nice place to pick up little tennis tidbits I wouldn't see anywhere else.
     
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  47. Fee

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    the offtopic section of General Messages. Happy New Year R. :)
     
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  48. Polaris

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    I don't have an account at MTF and haven't visited in a long time. However, I don't expect that there is a huge difference between TW and MTF in terms of quality of posts.

    Here at TW, just like most large forums, there are a few idiots who destroy the experience with their random bullshit, flame-baiting and general troll behavior. The equipment and miscellaneous forums at TW are quieter and, in general, provide much more enjoyment and fun. The Pro-Player Discussion and Pro-Match Results are almost entirely trash.
     
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  49. r2473

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    Thanks.

    Hey, are you going to Indian Wells this year by any chance?
     
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  50. accidental

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    Petros Sampras posts here, so therefore this forum wins.
     
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