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#56
To post a poll, create a thread as you normally would. Then, enter the thread and click on 'Thread Tools' which is on the bar directly above the post. Select 'Add a Poll to This Thread' - it will walk you through it.
 
#58
Still looking for info on how to request a screen name or username change, Id rather not open a new account.

I searched a few times and this thread came up and I read all 3 pages but must have missed something,

Thanks

and Happy Holidays! :)
 

diredesire

Adjunct Moderator
#59
Still looking for info on how to request a screen name or username change, Id rather not open a new account.

I searched a few times and this thread came up and I read all 3 pages but must have missed something,

Thanks

and Happy Holidays! :)
User name changes requests are not generally honored unless there is a significant reason for doing so (for instance, if you registered a long time ago, when the board was much smaller, and used your full, real name, and now that the board is larger, you want to change it due to privacy reasons). Since your account is relatively young, chances are you're going to have to re-register.
 
#60
User name changes requests are not generally honored unless there is a significant reason for doing so (for instance, if you registered a long time ago, when the board was much smaller, and used your full, real name, and now that the board is larger, you want to change it due to privacy reasons). Since your account is relatively young, chances are you're going to have to re-register.
Thanks but who would I put the request in to, I think its a fair request. My Current username was made before I started stringing and now I would like it to be something stringing related
 

Vanhool

Hall of Fame
#69
What exactly does "flaming" mean? Does it mean there is a chance someone will take offence to something? I don't quite understand.
It is personal attacks or insults directed at another poster, bullying. We're supposed to, in theory, discuss things in a civil manner. Doesn't always happen that way, but that's the idea ;) We can make fun of players, but things that are really offensive (racist, misogynist, homophobic, etc,) aren't supposed to happen. Mods can't catch everything all the time though.
 
#70
Look up the definition in the dictionary... Einstein. :confused:

The above is an example of flaming. :D
It is personal attacks or insults directed at another poster, bullying. We're supposed to, in theory, discuss things in a civil manner. Doesn't always happen that way, but that's the idea ;) We can make fun of players, but things that are really offensive (racist, misogynist, homophobic, etc,) aren't supposed to happen. Mods can't catch everything all the time though.
Thanks both for the replies. :)
 
#73
Commom Forum Abbreviations / Terminology

Here’s a few, suggest more, and I’ll add them. Special thanks to OO, who put forth probably most of these. :)


## * ## or ## X ## - The number of main-strings and cross-strings on a racquet (IE 16 * 18 or 16 X 18 as on the Yonex RDS 001 Midsize)
10 Characters (10 Chars / similar) - Used when someone wants to reply with less than 10 characters but needs to make the 10 character limit
1H - 1-handed (often as a prefix to BH or FH, ie. 1HBH)
2H - 2-handed (often as a prefix to BH or FH, ie. 2HBH)
AG - Aerogel as in Dunlop Aerogel 300 or Andres Guazzelli
AK90 - Wilson Kfactor Tour 90 from Asia
AK95 - Wilson Kfactor 95 from Asia
American Twist - A topspin serve that also has some side-spin on it*
AN90 - Wilson Ncode Tour 90 from Asia
AN95 - Wilson Ncode 95 from Asia
AO - Australian Open
APC - Aero Pro Control
APC+ - Aero Pro Control Plus
APD - Aero Pro Drive
APD+ - Aero Pro Drive Plus
APDC - Aero Pro Drive Cortex
APDC+ - Aero Pro Drive Cortex +
ATP (tour) - Association of Tennis Professionals *
BB - Boris Becker of Volkl, and his racquet line
BB - also Big Banger, as in Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power or other BB strings
BH - Backhand
BII - Adidas Barricade Two
BIII - Adidas Barricade Three
BIV - Adidas Barricade Four
CC - Cross-court or CanadianChic
CF - Topspin Cyber Flash
Challenger - a lower level professional tournament, maybe someone can go into better detail
Conti - Continental Grip
Crosses - The strings on a racquet that are perpendicular to the length of the frame
DD - Moderator DireDesire
DTL - Down-the-line
E - Eastern grip
Exhibition - A match played between two famous (current or ex-) players for money and not for rankings points
FH - Forehand
FO - French Open
FS - For Sale
FS/T - For sale or trade
FT - For Trade
GS - Grand Slam (each of the four majors)
GS - The Grand Slam (to win all four majors in a calendar year)
HD - High density string pattern
ITF - International Tennis Federation *
K90 - Wilson Kfactor Tour 90 from the US
K95 - Wilson Kfactor 95 from the US
Kick / Kicker - A topspin serve that also has some side-spin on it*
KK - Moderator KaptainKarl
Mains - The strings on a racquet that are parallel with the length of the frame
Mid - A mid=size racquet (approx <93 square inches in size, modern frames commonly seen in 85, 90 & 93) can be used as a suffix to describe a racquet
MP - A mid-plus sized racquet (from approx 93 square inches to 103, commonly seen in 95, 98 & 100) can be used as a suffix to describe a racquet
MS - Master's Series Tournaments
N90 - Wilson Ncode Tour 90 from the US
N95 - Wilson Ncode 95 from the US
NTRP - The USTA National Tennis Rating Program
NWIP - Not what I posted
OBO - Or best offer
OO - OrangeOne, one of the users on TTW
OS - An oversize racquet (a racquet bigger than 103 square inches) can be used as a suffix to describe a racquet
Other Playing Style - **
PC - Pure Control
PC+ - Pure Control Plus
PC600 - Prestige Classic 600
PD - Pure Drive
PD+ - Pure Drive Plus
PDC - Pure Drive Cortex
PDC+ - Pure Drive Cortex Plus
PHRT - pro hurricane tour
POG - Prince Original Graphite
PS - Pro Staff
PSGD - Prince Synthetic Gut w/ Duraflex
PSGO - Prince Synthetic Gut w/o Duraflex
Pusher - A player focussed on not making errors **
RDS ### - The Yonex RDS series of frames, seen commonly in the RDS 001 & 002
RDX ### - The Yonex RDX series of frames, seen commonly in the RDX 300 & 500
Retriever - **
Seniors Tour - Like the pro tour, but for famous retired players, like Pete Sampras
SF - Moderator SFrazeur
Spoiler - A thread that contains a recent match result
SPPP - Signum Pro Poly Plasma
SV - Saint Vincent or Serve and Volley
SW - Semi-western grip
SW - Swing Weight
SW2 - Swing weight two
Top - Topspin
Troll - Someone who makes posts simply to argue or gain attention
TS - Topspin
TTW - Talk Tennis Warehouse
TW - Tennis Warehouse
UO - US Open
USO - US Open
W - Western grip
W - Wimbledon
WTA - Women's Tennis Association *
ATW - around the world, a one peice string pattern for racquets that require a two peice job.





More too come, I probably forgot a few.
* I'm sure someone can better define this - but it is something that often gets asked in a thread
** 1-Line summaries of the playing-style names from KKs thread would be good, they often get asked about

These aren't quite tennis, but they are used pretty frequently on this forum, please submit any you would like to see here.

(sp?) - did I spell this right? Usually put right after the word in question.
M1K for Masters 1000 appears to be gaining traction. Might we add it to the list of TTW jargon above? :)
 
#74
@diredesire

Q: There's a poster who I simply can't stand. How do I ignore them?
A: Ignoring users is simple, but there are some caveats. All posts made by that user will now be invisible, but quoted posts from that user will still appear. To ignore, click the user's name --> Add user to ignore list. Or you may manage your Ignored users through your Profile Page.

I happen to think this policy is unnecessary and overall the drawbacks outweigh the advantages. More than that, it becomes a real problem if one of the ignored users starts a thread. Provoking users still can make a decent/useful topic once in a while. (i.e. A general tournament thread. Or being a total fanboy in one section but behaving like a reasonable user in another section of the forum) Posts other user will contribute in the said thread are no less valuable than usual just because of a thread starter's name. Now with the new policy you can't be aware that those threads exist at all and consequently lose accessibility to them completely, unless you're logged out, which creates a whole new array of inconvenience. If a user can't resist clicking view post anyway button it's their issue, let them deal with the result of their action. Please, have a rethink.
 
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diredesire

Adjunct Moderator
#75
@diredesire

Q: There's a poster who I simply can't stand. How do I ignore them?
A: Ignoring users is simple, but there are some caveats. All posts made by that user will now be invisible, but quoted posts from that user will still appear. To ignore, click the user's name --> Add user to ignore list. Or you may manage your Ignored users through your Profile Page.

I happen to think this policy is unnecessary and overall the drawbacks outweigh the advantages. More than that, it becomes a real problem if one of the ignored users starts a thread. Provoking users still can make a decent/useful topic once in a while. (i.e. A general tournament thread. Or being a total fanboy in one section but behaving like a reasonable user in another section of the forum) Posts other user will contribute in the said thread are no less valuable than usual just because of a thread starter's name. Now with the new policy you can't be aware that those threads exist at all and consequently lose accessibility to them completely, unless you're logged out, which creates a whole new array of inconvenience. If a user can't resist clicking view post anyway button it's their issue, let them deal with the result of their action. Please, have a rethink.
This isn't actually a policy, this is simply a feature of the message board. It's up to the user's discretion whether or not they decide the signal to noise ratio is too low and if they want to completely ignore the offending user's posts. Some people can take the "mature" route and filter and decide on a post-by-post basis whether or not a topic/post has value, others have decided a user is here on the boards with the sole purpose of trolling. It's up to the user to decide whether or not to ignore - if the feature bothers you, simply don't use it!
 
#76
This isn't actually a policy, this is simply a feature of the message board. It's up to the user's discretion whether or not they decide the signal to noise ratio is too low and if they want to completely ignore the offending user's posts. Some people can take the "mature" route and filter and decide on a post-by-post basis whether or not a topic/post has value, others have decided a user is here on the boards with the sole purpose of trolling. It's up to the user to decide whether or not to ignore - if the feature bothers you, simply don't use it!
The adjunct moderator has returned!
 

diredesire

Adjunct Moderator
#79
There's the full time TW Staff account, which is multiple people behind one screen name. But as far as volunteer/non-TW Staff moderators, yes. I'm an "adjunct mod" these days since I have much, much less time to dedicate to hanging out on the TTW boards than I used to. I pop in pretty frequently still, but there are stretches of time where I'm pretty unavailable. Things have changed a lot since... 12 years ago?
 

diredesire

Adjunct Moderator
#81
You can e-mail me directly @gmail.com, or click my name then click "Start a Conversation." If it's a general issue, or a specific post, you can report (as usual/before) and we all see it unless the "ticket" is filed as closed.
 
#82
I have noticed that threads mysteriously vanish. Typically they involve WTA players, for example, complaints about screeching or threads assessing the looks of players. I see nothing in the guidelines to prohibit such threads.

Perhaps you should amend the guidelines to reflect that all threads must adhere to a hypersensitive PC standard. It's annoying to waste time on a thread that vanishes with no explanation.
 
#83
I have noticed that threads mysteriously vanish. Typically they involve WTA players, for example, complaints about screeching or threads assessing the looks of players. I see nothing in the guidelines to prohibit such threads.

Perhaps you should amend the guidelines to reflect that all threads must adhere to a hypersensitive PC standard. It's annoying to waste time on a thread that vanishes with no explanation.
I checked with TW Staff on your question. They will consider updating their policies but some of this stuff falls into the "trolling" category and thus is deleted.
 

gogo

Hall of Fame
#84
I am somewhat upset. I've posted on this forum for more than a year and a half. I have more than 500 posts...and yet, I still don't get editing capabilities. Perhaps I am looking in the wrong place? I'm guessing that it is my mistake. I posted a question to mods the other day, to no avail. I hope it is simply that it is a long weekend and that I will get a response soon.

Thank you for your help.
 
#87
Need a post title edited. The title had the F-word in it twice but I only caught one of them!
It's anarticle on WADA in General Discussion. Thanks
 
#90
@diredesire

Q: There's a poster who I simply can't stand. How do I ignore them?
A: Ignoring users is simple, but there are some caveats. All posts made by that user will now be invisible, but quoted posts from that user will still appear. To ignore, click the user's name --> Add user to ignore list. Or you may manage your Ignored users through your Profile Page.

I happen to think this policy is unnecessary and overall the drawbacks outweigh the advantages. More than that, it becomes a real problem if one of the ignored users starts a thread. Provoking users still can make a decent/useful topic once in a while. (i.e. A general tournament thread. Or being a total fanboy in one section but behaving like a reasonable user in another section of the forum) Posts other user will contribute in the said thread are no less valuable than usual just because of a thread starter's name. Now with the new policy you can't be aware that those threads exist at all and consequently lose accessibility to them completely, unless you're logged out, which creates a whole new array of inconvenience. If a user can't resist clicking view post anyway button it's their issue, let them deal with the result of their action. Please, have a rethink.
Yeah it's a bummer. I started using the ignore feature on this site and others for the first time the past few weeks.
It's made the board(s) much more enjoyable in a lot of ways. Unfortunately, someone I ignore must start most of the tournament threads because they've vanished for me.
 
#91
Yeah it's a bummer. I started using the ignore feature on this site and others for the first time the past few weeks.
It's made the board(s) much more enjoyable in a lot of ways. Unfortunately, someone I ignore must start most of the tournament threads because they've vanished for me.
Obviously I'm intrigued as to who you want to ignore?
I find it an odd concept: some posters use the "you're on my ignore list" as if it's a weapon when really it's a blessing.
Personally I've never put any one on ignore because I feel it's a form of being bullied and allowing the bully free reign. Just my take. But if you feel happier avoiding said poster, then that's good too - whatever works for you.
Good luck
 
#92
Obviously I'm intrigued as to who you want to ignore?
I find it an odd concept: some posters use the "you're on my ignore list" as if it's a weapon when really it's a blessing.
Personally I've never put any one on ignore because I feel it's a form of being bullied and allowing the bully free reign. Just my take. But if you feel happier avoiding said poster, then that's good too - whatever works for you.
Good luck
I ignore people whose posts have no value, i.e. expressing happiness about a player being injured. Not necessarily people I interact with. I find it ups the chances of me coming across interesting posts/threads.
 

gogo

Hall of Fame
#94
How do you report someone who slams anyone who suggests a certain player won't win every single match?

I understand the ebb and flow and that everyone has a different style, but this person is over the top and is trolling anyone who says that a certain player "might" not win a match. It can crimp normal discussion on the forums.

I'm actually kind of worried about him and his mental state. Sorry to say that. I'm guessing that he (she?) is dependent emotionally on Fed winning every match.

Thank you.

Nancy
("gogo")
 
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#95
How do you report someone who slams anyone who suggests a certain player won't win every single match?

I understand the ebb and flow and that everyone has a different style, but this person is over the top and is trolling anyone who says that a certain player "might" not win a match. It can crimp normal discussion on the forums.

I'm actually kind of worried about him and his mental state. Sorry to say that. I'm guessing that he (she?) is dependent emotionally on Fed winning every match.

Thank you.

Nancy
("gogo")
Please use the report feature for a particular post in question.
 
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