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Post by reckoner on Thu 16 Feb 2017, 1:52 pm

https://twitter.com/geniebouchard/status/832019611277144064

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Re: Lucky, lucky #%$%#!

Post by reckoner on Thu 16 Feb 2017, 1:53 pm

back story : http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2693297-eugenie-bouchard-goes-on-date-with-fan-after-super-bowl-bet-on-twitter

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Re: Lucky, lucky #%$%#!

Post by sirfredperry on Fri 17 Feb 2017, 8:11 am

Asked whether there would be a second date, Bouchard replied: "For sure." Think she was surprised the guy was kinda, you know...normal.

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Post by JuliusHMarx on Fri 17 Feb 2017, 9:12 am

sirfredperry wrote:Asked whether there would be a second date, Bouchard replied: "For sure." Think she was surprised the guy was kinda, you know...normal.
 

Can't be anyone on here then.

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Re: Lucky, lucky #%$%#!

Post by reckoner on Fri 17 Feb 2017, 4:22 pm

you old misanthrope Julius

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Re: Lucky, lucky #%$%#!

Post by reckoner on Fri 17 Feb 2017, 4:22 pm

second date official : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39006541

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Re: Lucky, lucky #%$%#!

Post by Guest on Sun 19 Feb 2017, 1:31 pm

This forum is dead. Days go by no one posts. A certain moderator killed this forum with the OTT moderating and it's never recovered. All the prolific posters have left.

There's no debate, no banter - nothing.

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Re: Lucky, lucky #%$%#!

Post by reckoner on Sun 19 Feb 2017, 4:44 pm

I guess that's a natural consequence when a forum kicks out anyone with an opinion and replaces them with anodyne politically correct sheep Smile

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Re: Lucky, lucky #%$%#!

Post by lags72 on Sun 19 Feb 2017, 8:44 pm

emancipator wrote:This forum is dead. Days go by no one posts. A certain moderator killed this forum with the OTT moderating and it's never recovered. All the prolific posters have left.

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You've put your finger on it.

There were more than enough signs of what was happening, modding-wise ; but for whatever reason no top-level action was taken whilst there was still chance to make necessary changes and thus rescue the situation.

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Re: Lucky, lucky #%$%#!

Post by reckoner on Mon 20 Feb 2017, 10:49 am

I've been off the forum for ages (partly because it was just no fun anymore). Has this overzealous moderator gone now?

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Re: Lucky, lucky #%$%#!

Post by timex please on Mon 20 Feb 2017, 11:04 am

The forum seemed to come alive over the AO, but I agree that it seems to have been dying a slow death.  I haven't posted much in years, but continued to enjoy reading the posts especially those of some of the real characters of the forum.  Bogbrush's incisive humour and Socal's wild hyperbole and wit brightened up many a coffee break!

I think we all should have realised that a bit of controversy gets people reading and debating.  In my opinion this forum has long been in danger of being held to ransom by a significant minority who appealed to the founders/moderators over every perceived slight.  It is not probably a sensible decision to allow people who profess that they have been 'scarred' by debate on a forum to call the shots.

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Re: Lucky, lucky #%$%#!

Post by Born Slippy on Mon 20 Feb 2017, 11:42 am

Whilst I certainly wouldn't agree with every moderation decision Temp made, I think too much blame is being pushed that way. The forum was gradually dying anyway, partially due to the fact that topics which usually form the life-blood of tennis forums (such as GOAT debates) were basically banned.

BB and Socal are the main posters I think who left due to moderation. My view on that particular incident, sadly, was that they were both out of line. They were having a spat and got asked (rightly in my view) to take it to PM rather than derailing a thread. They refused and got suspended for a couple of days. Socal then, as I recall, published an article abusing the moderator concerned and, understandably, got a longer ban. Even that was then reduced (at the instigation of the same moderator) to allow Socal to post when Novak reached a final (RG at a guess) but he still didn't accept he'd done anything wrong.

Sadly, as both posters brought something to the forum, the mods cannot pander to posters who behave like that.

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Re: Lucky, lucky #%$%#!

Post by Born Slippy on Mon 20 Feb 2017, 11:48 am

As for the actual topic, the cynic in me sees this as great marketing by Bouchard. She's had a lot of positive column inches over this. I doubt she'd have gone through with it if the guy wasn't presentable. I suspect we won't hear much more of it after date 2 and she'll say he was a great guy but there were difficulties given her tour commitments etc.

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Re: Lucky, lucky #%$%#!

Post by reckoner on Mon 20 Feb 2017, 12:01 pm

Oh I dunno Born Slippy - love's young dream and all that, you never know what'll happen!

Even if it was a PR stunt, it was a much need fun news item amidst the ongoing Brexit car crash and Trumpballs.

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Post by timex please on Mon 20 Feb 2017, 12:04 pm

I haven't been around enough to remember or have noticed a specific incident BS, I am just making a comment on the hypersensitive reaction on a lot of threads which were going to result in either an equally big counter reaction or people just losing interest.  Even JHM seems to have lost a little bit of that wonderful sardonic take on life!

It is a nice story Bouchard and the fan!

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Re: Lucky, lucky #%$%#!

Post by lags72 on Mon 20 Feb 2017, 12:42 pm

All respect & credit to the Bouchard date guy for remaining (seemingly ?) calm and normal when she actually turned up.

I'm pretty sure I would have been reduced to a quivering jelly amidst a general sense of parallel world bizarre-dom. Then again, perhaps I might have had the same effect on her ....... chin

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Re: Lucky, lucky #%$%#!

Post by Born Slippy on Mon 20 Feb 2017, 2:07 pm

timex please wrote:I haven't been around enough to remember or have noticed a specific incident BS, I am just making a comment on the hypersensitive reaction on a lot of threads which were going to result in either an equally big counter reaction or people just losing interest.  Even JHM seems to have lost a little bit of that wonderful sardonic take on life!

It is a nice story Bouchard and the fan!

Oh, I agreed entirely with your post. I've never understood why tennis forums seem to be so much more hypersensitive than other sport forums. I was responding to earlier posts basically blaming one moderator for the death of the forum.

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