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  1. Paul Murphy

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    Just want to say what a pleasure it is to read the contributions on here in this section of TT.
    It's such a refreshing change from the fanboyism that seems to have infected one other section of TT.
    I presume it's something to do with people on here being older - and wiser, I suspect.
    An oasis of quality.
    Well done to all on here. :)
     
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  2. BTURNER

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    I have learned a ton here. While there are a few 'fanboys' or 'fangals', they do normally keep such enthusiasm restrained, I could name twenty or more great posters in a heartbeat who love the game and love to exchange history and views. Its a great place to be.
     
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  3. Paul Murphy

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    And you are amongst them I suggest - and I don't mean the "fanboys" either. :)

    What I find extraordinary "over there" is the hatred.
    I love Federer, wonderful player, the GOAT, a stylist beyond compare.
    But it seems that holding those views makes one a Nadal hater in the eyes of some.
    Strange.
    I like Rafa, not a fan of his playing style, though the supreme violence of that forehand is extraordinary.
    But I don't hate him just because I love Fed's game.

    I wonder what would have been the case had these boards existed during the 1980s, when the Lendl/Mc rivalry was in full swing.
    I was, and am, a huge Lendl fan but I can't see myself carrying on against Mc fans as happens now in the Fed/Rafa "wars".
    And let's face it ... Mc's "antics" had much more potential for igniting neagative passions than anything Fed or Rafa has ever done.
     
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  4. BTURNER

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    For many pschologically, they have turned that forum into a political debate forum but replaced ideologies and candidates with tennis players. Its an outlet for anonymous aggression (trolling or flaming), rather than conversation. For those who do not understand what's going on, its mind boggling.
     
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  5. Limpinhitter

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    I think the discourse that goes on in the GPP forum is more religion based than politically based.
     
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    I enjoy most of the give and take we have in the Former Pro Player Talk. It's always nice to have fruitful discussions.
     
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  7. Mustard

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    I agree with this post :)
     
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  8. zcarzach

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    +1 from me as well.
     
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