Hello everyone. I haven’t been pleased with some comments after my latest post and even with some comments before that. It made me realize how lenient and accommodating I have always been, and that some people have started taking advantage of that. There were many nice comments after my last post as well. In fact I thought it was one of my best posts and I got many positive responses. But there are always a few who can’t be respectful, even if they may not agree. I have decided to make rules about posting on my blog so we all know where we stand with each other. Some of you don’t even have to read the rules because you have always been respectful and always will be, but I would suggest that most of you read it before you comment on my blog again. I will post these rules on the top bar and add to them as I see fit.
1) There shall be no disrespect and condescending comments to the author of this blog, who is sharing his tennis knowledge with you and providing a place for you to discuss tennis – for free. Failure to adhere to this rule will result in an immediate and permanent ban.
2) There shall be no more doping accusations without concrete proof. Failure to adhere to this rule will result in an immediate and permanent ban.
3) Blind worship and extreme fanaticism are strongly discouraged. This blog has and always will be about objectivity and it is a tennis blog first of all. No individual player is bigger than the sport, and no individual player is the devil either. If you can’t find any fault with the player you are a fan of it is better to keep quiet. If you can’t find anything good to say about the player you dislike the most it is better to keep quiet too. I am not interested in hearing from extremists, whether it be praise or criticism. Failure to adhere to this rule will result in an immediate and permanent ban.
4) The author of this blog reserves the right to erase comments and ban commenters at his own discretion. If you ever have a comment erased I suggest that you be careful what your next comment is, because you may not be far from a ban.
5) This is the author’s blog. He pays for the hosting and he writes all the posts. He is absolutely free to erase comments and ban commenters as he sees fit, just like you as the reader are absolutely free to read or not read his blog. This is more common sense than an actual rule, but you would be surprised how many people don’t have the most common of sense. This rule is for those people.
I have always been extremely lenient with comments and readers but as usual there are a few who take advantage of your leniency and are always trying to see how far they can push the boundaries. I regret having to make these rules. This blog has always been extremely liberal and have welcomed most views. But I have been left no choice. To ensure the continuation of this blog and to guard against extreme fanaticism and blind worship I have to make these rules. If you haven’t gotten it by now – this is first of all a tennis blog. It is not a fan blog. Your fanaticism and bias is not welcome here. There are plenty of places on the web for that. Believe me. I hope we have understood each other very well. The above rules will be enforced by me without mercy or hesitation. If you are respectful and objective, and is willing to grow as a person and a fan, then you have nothing to worry about.