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Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Fee, May 13, 2007.

  1. Fee

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    Yes, as some of you will recognize, I have 'borrowed' this from another forum with the necessary modifications. Feel free to use it whenever (copy and paste), and let me know if changes/additions are needed. :)


    THIS THREAD SUCKS BECAUSE: (Place X where applies)
    [_] This topic did not need a separate thread
    [_] Fake/duplicate account
    [_] It asks when and/or will Nadal become #1 in the world
    [_] It is a Nadal v Federer thread where making sense is prohibited
    [_] It assumes Federer will forever be on top of the tennis world
    [_] It is a lame troll attempt
    [_] It is a “Threaten to leave” thread
    [_] It over hypes players that don’t deserve it
    [_] Original Poster's grammar makes me suspect the post was written by 4 year old
    [_] It claims Player X career is over after 1 bad loss
    [_] It tries to determine the best player ever (on any surface) for the 200th time
    [_] It compares Graf and Seles, in any way.
    [_] It asks when or if a young player will ever reach their potential after a totally expected loss
    [_] It is a serious discussion of a exhibition match
    [_] It proclaims a 16-18 year old's career is finished after a couple of first round losses
    [_] It has the word Gilbert in the subject line
    [_] It discusses doubles when its not a Davis Cup weekend
    [_] It is a serious discussion of a clay clown's chances at a clay event or in an individual match against a competent clay player
    [_] It is the annual thread where people complain about clay courters not showing up and embarrassing themselves on grass
    [_] It is the annual thread where people complain about Americans not showing up in Monte Carlo
    [_] It speculates whether player X is on dope without any evidence
    [_] It asks/assumes Safin is finished in tennis after a totally expected few first round loss to the local baker in the first round of small tournament X
    [_] Use the damn search engine
    [_] It accuses the loser of choking when he did nothing of the sort
    [_] It talks about fake injuries and/or fake injury time outs
    [_] Cramp are called an injury
    [_] BROKEN CAPS LOCK
    [_] It claims females can be competitive with males in any form of tennis
    [_] Wrong forum, eejit.
    [_] It was created by a 13 year old desperate for attention
    [_] It contains advice to a top ten pro player from a 3.0 with a losing record
    [_] It predicts the winner of a tournament final based on a 'feeling'
    [_] It's a 'Hey I'm back' thread after a) you were banned for a damn good reason or b) no one noticed you were gone or missed you.
    [_] It's a duplicate thread started by someone who can't scroll one inch down the first page.
     
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  2. CanadianChic

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    Thanks for the laugh Fee. If only there were a way to electronically "zap" anyone who starts a thread with a spelling error in the title. I am tolerant of spelling errors, but come on people -- use spell check...it's fast, reliable and free. Any thread that involves "what if" situations like what if Federer were to play Freddy in space need to be included as well -- let's keep it real people.
     
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  3. Voltron

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    That was funny, the " [_] Original Poster's grammar makes me suspect the post was written by 4 year old" part was the best. :lol: I agree with CC though, any spelling error in the title should be punishable by.....uhhh.....something really bad........:)
     
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  4. Fee

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    I wonder why you can't edit thread titles here at TW. I know I've seen that at other forums. It would be a handy tool.
     
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    I was tempted to use it, but couldnt handle the pressure :?
     
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    [_] It is a “Threaten to leave” thread

    What's that about?
     
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  7. diegaa

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    when people threats his/her fellow poster to leave the forum cause he/she is not confortable on certain situations.
     
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  8. DueSouth

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    What about, 'This is a thread with a subject that nobody cares about apart from the poster of said thread'
     
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  9. Kaptain Karl

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    Fee - I must admit I initially thought this thread deserved to be flagged for one of your reasons. But by the time I got to the end I was really laughing.

    Good job...!

    - KK
     
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  10. samster

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    I am going to leave now...to take a break.
     
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  11. Fee

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    Well thank you, but as I stated above I borrowed this idea from another forum. I had to remove one of the reasons (unfortunately). I can't accept credit for the idea, or even most of the reasons, but I thank you for the kudos anyway. :)
     
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  12. Fee

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    this might come in handy...
     
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  13. Voltron

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    ...due to a recent increase in pointless threads....
     
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  14. Fee

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    I'm just sayin', is all...
     
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    [_] It contains advice to a top ten pro player from a 3.0 with a losing record

    [_] It predicts the winner of a tournament final based on a 'feeling'
     
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  16. anirut

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    How 'bout the mods turn this thread into a sticky so we can make use of the form.

    Updated reasons should also be added to the sticky.

    Thanks, Fee.
     
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  17. Fee

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    Added the last two reasons. I might edit out some of the others, the form is getting long.
     
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  18. CanadianChic

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    Long perhaps, but so essential to the enjoyment of these boards Fee. I want to add the "please welcome me back as I've been absent" thread as well. Other than that, you know I love this list and agree that it needs to be a sticky. Perhaps even on a sticky note stuck onto the heads of those ready to hit the "post thread" key. Ahh, where is my coffee? NEED COFFEE!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  19. Fee

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    The form needs editing. Let me know what can come out and what should be added. This needs to be added:

    [_] It's a duplicate thread started by someone who can't scroll one inch down the first page.
     
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    How about
    [_] It contains an analysis and/or an evaluation of a player's game (match, future, etc.) by someone who never played tennis (or a match) or someone who's never been and never will be as good at tennis as the player.

    Or, how about
    [_] It contains the claim that one cannot criticize a player's stroke, strategy, or behaviour because s/he's never been and never will be as good at tennis as the player.

    Maybe, we can pick one of these two 'reasons' depending on the player in discussion case by case?:)
     
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  21. Fee

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    This might come in handy somewhere...
     
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  22. anirut

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    Nice to see this thread up again !
     
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  23. PM_revisited

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    Hey Fee, btw I saw Gimelsnob play here in Vancouver, the guy drew such a hissyfit between points I wondered if he thought he was the Fed of the tournament.
     
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  24. Fee

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    I don't know anyone named Gimelsnob, sorry.




    :roll:
     
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  25. Lakoste

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    Add this to the list...

    [_] The OP bumps the thread after no one posts in it for months, just so the OP can appear witty and smart with her oh so original thread:rolleyes:
     
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  26. Fee

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    Actually, I was inspired to bump it by another thread here in Odds and Ends, but I'm not saying which one. Read the first post, I admitted up front that this was not my form and I was lifting it from somewhere else.

    Anything else?
     
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  27. Lakoste

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    You were inspired to bump this thread because you saw a thread that sucked? So instead of bumping this thread, why not post "the form" in that thread? Isn't that the point of it?

    Or are you supposed to bump this thread every time you see a sucktastic thread, which would mean every 5 minutes.
     
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    [ ] It discusses one or more good looking females but does not include pics


    To answer origmarm's question, a 'Threaten to leave' post is where someone details all the various mistreatments and insults they have had to endure on the forum, along with an either stated or implied 'you all better straighten the hell up or you won't have me to kick around any more' message.

    These posts are sometimes a prelude to a 'I'm outa here for good' post, which is one last 'I'm gone and I'm never coming back and here's why, you bunch of losers' message to everyone. I like to refer to these as DLTFHYITAWYLFTLT (don't let the forum hit you in the ass when you leave for the last time) posts.
     
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  29. Fee

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    Yeah, it would be every five minutes... :)

    To be honest, I am still debating using the form in that particular thread, so I thought I would just bump the thread anyway. The form might need some editing, perhaps some who have not seen the form might have some input on that.

    Are you offended that I brought this thread back?
     
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  30. Safina

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    idk, maybe Lakoste is just a 13yo looking for attention!

    Or just a suckwad. :p
     
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  31. Lakoste

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    Not offended, just annoyed when someone bumps a month old thread for no good reason. AKA heycal and his celebrity thread.:lol:
    Definitely, you got me down to a T. Do I know you in real life?
     
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  32. Fee

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    Okies. I had a reason, but your opinion whether it was a good one or not. :)

    It will die soon enough if no one else cares for it. The public will decide!
     
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  33. Safina

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    I don't know you per se, but I know "your kind". :D

    Just kidding, as it seems your were just kidding with Fee.
    l8r!
     
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