Nasty things - such as what?
I can understand personal attacks are over the top, but often in matches, such as last night, people will come on and attack the so called 'negative brigade' for simply getting frustrated at a poor game. I wonder if these posters even bother to read the thread or just see some people moaning about 'nasty posts' and jump on their high horse, often exaggerating what were merely fair opinions on a poor game or strange shot selection.
People are entitled to their opinions. The obsessive need to come on here after every match and talk down to those who dared to point out a poor shot selection or get frustrated at throwing a game away with a couple of double faults is totally unnecesary. And you know what the irony is? They're simply drawing attention to these supposed posts and making things worse by exaggerating the extent of them, rather than just letting things go. It's the same old posters posting the same old things. It's incredibly tedious.
Also, those jumping on the backs of anyone who dare predict Murray might lose a match. What's wrong with you? Yes, this is a fan forum, but that doesn't mean some people can't show some neutrality. Murray does lose matches. Just because a poster wasn't confident or had a bad feeling about a match-up doesn't mean they want them to win any less than anyone else on here. Those posters are glad to be proved wrong. So why the need to jump down their throats after the match? Yes, they were wrong. Get over it. Have you never made a wrong prediction in your life?
If anyone has a problem with a post during a match, then comment on it at the time. And actually make it clear what post you're referring to. Because about 99% of the time, it's people moaning about generic posts, often non-existent, without ever actually pointing out these posts in question. Bringing it up after the match, with the delightful benefit of hindsight, is incredibly unfair. Are we not allowed to get frustrated when things aren't going Murray's way?
Everyone on here wants the same thing. So why the need to constantly bring down people for negativity? It's a part of life, it's certainly a part of sport. If it annoys you so much then you need to get a serious grip. Failing that, then just don't come on here and don't read these threads during matches. Ok?
Well,speaking for myself,I don't have a problem with fair,constructive criticism,or with being frustrated when things aren't going our way.I get equally frustrated when I see Andy losing games he should be winning,or not playing like we know he can,or whatever.By "nasty" comments I meant when the comments get quite personally nasty about Andy,which unfortunately they sometimes do-I'm not ok with that.
I don't know if you're talking in general about other people,or specifically to me,as it's my post you quoted,but I'm certainly not on here after every match talking down to anyone about their posts.If I've been on here and seen a comment I'm really not ok with,I have mostly said so.(I didn't in the beginning,because I was new here,and didn't want to get off on the wrong foot with people.But I've been posting on here for the better part of a year now,and hopefully people know me enough now that if I do express a probem with something,they don't see me as someone who gets a kick out of quarrelling with poeple or anything).
I've never thought that everyone has to be the same,or think the same,or react to things the same.I'm not even trying to be on anyone's back about negativity-but I thought it a real shame that Iris might leave because she thought maybe nobody on here was able to look at things from a positive perspective,which is just not true,same as it's not true that everyone who looks at things in a more negavtive light wants Andy to fail or anything.I was just trying to cheer her up.
The bottom line is,whether your perspective is positive,negative,somewhere in between,or whatever
,we are all on here because we're Andy fans and want him to do well,and in situations like this I think maybe we should remind ourselves of that.
I hope this doesn't come across as me wanting to quarrel with you Mad-I really don't,not with you,or anyone else.None of your posts,to my knowledge, have ever been ones I've had a problem with,and I've got a lot of respect for your points of view.