Forums need fanboys and girls, those people can be tennis fans too.
That's where the passion comes from, the driving force in life responsible for so much innovation.
It won't go away and can't be suppressed.
Kittens was this way, a huge troll but had some very good knowledge.
Controlling the way people act and what they should post or not post doesn't help any board, of course that can go too far once in awhile and bans are handed out.
Right now we have a good group of posters, MTF is the polar opposite and Tennis warehouse is in the middle.
MTF is not that enjoyable to post in, I hardly get any responses to my posts, they aren't inflammatory enough.
Tennis Warehouse I do get responses, some people there are absolutely top notch.
Woodrow posts there all the time. There are doctors posting there in the health and fitness section, where I spend most my time.
Both those places have the fans but also others too who just like tennis, the ones who just like tennis don't spark much posting but come with a lot of knowledge and statistics.
A bad post will be challenged, so bad posters are needed with the hope they will post better next time after being owned.
All kinds of posters are needed, if you want a very controlled posting style you won't have many posts, it's too much like school.
Babb's like a certain style and will complain till no end.
Dallas is neutral.
Scott wants to know which tournament is playing.
Get people over here and then
clean the board.
So a period of increasing entropy then slowly restore order is my guess as to the best way.
Nole #1 did the board a great deal of good, it got things moving even though he was one of the worst posters around. That's how disorder can improve a board.