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Actually it is not a matter of "if", but a matter of "when" the trolls find us. This place is going to grow (and don't get me wrong - I really want it to, and it needs to) and the kids I call the "child actors" will eventually wander in here. And of course, they're going to love it because there are so many avenues to troll on people. (comments on pages, comments on photos, the forum, groups, etc.) Here's the cool part - just as we are all building this site together, we all get to monitor our own stuff too. You get to delete any comment from your profile, or your group, or even the photos and videos you post (I think.)
"...inflammatory speech is often allowed, while outspoken opinion is scrutinized."
I could not have said it better myself. There is a fine line and we're going to have to watch it. I certainly think disagreement is a good thing - it makes the discussions worth having. When people start flaming at each other, that has to be stopped. We are not the first message board online so we won't have to reinvent the wheel. It just takes good judgement which I think I have. And you clearly do too. You better watch out or I'll make you a Moderator. ;-) The big boards, tennis.com and TW are horrible at moderating. I actually think they like the trolling because they want that element in there. In my opinion, that is what Tennisopolis has that they will never have. This site is based on a community model and we're going to maintain that.