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Fans flock to MW as official forum closes « on: August 19, 2011, 11:44 AM »
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With the closure yesterday of the forum facility on Andy Murray's official website, fans of the tennis player last night flocked to Murraysworld as the only site on the Internet with a forum dedicated solely to the top Scot.

The reasons for the demise of the Andymurray.com message boards today remain unclear. Some former contributors cited the appearance on the boards of a 'humorous' video from TV's '8 out of 10 Cats', which painted Murray in an unflattering light.

Others have suggested that the player's management team, 19, is happy to restrict fan communication to Murray's busy Facebook page and Twitter account. Either way, many former members of Andymurray.com have been left fuming by the decision to pull the plug on the boards with no notice.

Maza1987's reaction was typical: 'What has irked me is that there was no warning. Now they have done this, I have lost touch with all my e-friends'. Maza1987 was one of many new members of Murraysworld last night.

Mark Sanger, founder of Murraysworld.com, said, "Whatever the reasons for the decision, a player of Andy's standing needs a website where his supporters can get behind their man, debate his form and make lasting friendships into the bargain. Murraysworld.com is happy to continue to meet this need."

Murraysworld, active since July 2005, has over 2700 members and a reputation for non-fanboy-like objectiveness. In November 2005, the site looked set to become Murray's official website, but the Scot changed management team and the site remained an independent and highly successful enterprise.
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Re: Fans flock to MW as official forum closes « Reply #1 on: August 19, 2011, 01:01 PM »
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So how many newbies?
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Re: Fans flock to MW as official forum closes « Reply #2 on: August 19, 2011, 01:25 PM »
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Mark can tell you exactly, but I think the main activity seems to be with people simply returning to inactive, already-opened accounts.
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Re: Fans flock to MW as official forum closes « Reply #3 on: August 19, 2011, 01:27 PM »
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Yes, we're seeing a lot of people simply returning to their old accounts. As an addition to that, there are 23 new members that I would account to the move so far.
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Re: Fans flock to MW as official forum closes « Reply #4 on: August 19, 2011, 01:32 PM »
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Re: Fans flock to MW as official forum closes « Reply #5 on: August 19, 2011, 02:52 PM »
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Yes, we're seeing a lot of people simply returning to their old accounts. As an addition to that, there are 23 new members that I would account to the move so far.

I congratulate 19 and Murray on this long overdue action.To deny oxygen to the army of aunties that had all but destroyed debate on the AM forum was the only decision left to them. I urge ur good self to consider carefully before allowing this excellent floor of debate to become awash with this self same army of sycophants
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Re: Fans flock to MW as official forum closes « Reply #6 on: August 19, 2011, 02:57 PM »
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I congratulate 19 and Murray on this long overdue action.To deny oxygen to the army of aunties that had all but destroyed debate on the AM forum was the only decision left to them. I urge ur good self to consider carefully before allowing this excellent floor of debate to become awash with this self same army of sycophants

Let's not tar a whole community with the same brush, eh? Our newcomers all seem like fine folk so far.
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Re: Fans flock to MW as official forum closes « Reply #7 on: August 19, 2011, 03:03 PM »
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Let's not tar a whole community with the same brush, eh? Our newcomers all seem like fine folk so far.
 

ok but as a final tribute to AM can u post a link to the offending 8 out of 10 cats episode?
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Re: Fans flock to MW as official forum closes « Reply #8 on: August 19, 2011, 03:08 PM »
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ok but as a final tribute to AM can u post a link to the offending 8 out of 10 cats episode?


It was already posted here Smile

http://www.murraysworld.com/forum/andy-murray/t18869/msg652904/#msg652904
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Re: Fans flock to MW as official forum closes « Reply #9 on: August 19, 2011, 03:08 PM »
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I congratulate 19 and Murray on this long overdue action.To deny oxygen to the army of aunties that had all but destroyed debate on the AM forum was the only decision left to them. I urge ur good self to consider carefully before allowing this excellent floor of debate to become awash with this self same army of sycophants
And thanks for the excellent "Welcome" for our new guests!! Show'm what dey's in fo!! Right?
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Re: Fans flock to MW as official forum closes « Reply #10 on: August 19, 2011, 03:14 PM »
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I congratulate 19 and Murray on this long overdue action.To deny oxygen to the army of aunties that had all but destroyed debate on the AM forum was the only decision left to them. I urge ur good self to consider carefully before allowing this excellent floor of debate to become awash with this self same army of sycophants
Were you a member of that site too?
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Re: Fans flock to MW as official forum closes « Reply #11 on: August 19, 2011, 03:17 PM »
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He got banned there I think... not that I blame them - he's borderline troll.
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Re: Fans flock to MW as official forum closes « Reply #12 on: August 19, 2011, 03:17 PM »
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He got banned, I believe.
I CAN'T believe that!!!
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Re: Fans flock to MW as official forum closes « Reply #13 on: August 19, 2011, 03:19 PM »
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He got banned there I think... not that I blame them - he's borderline troll.
I hope you will continue to ban him.
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Re: Fans flock to MW as official forum closes « Reply #14 on: August 19, 2011, 03:21 PM »
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I hope you will continue to ban him.
Has he been banned from here too?
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