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    [–] Unpopular Opinion: NextGen should be used for 21 and under Adariel 1 points ago in tennis

    Part of the problem is that a gen gets defined by its leading players, that's how we sort of retrospectively determine start and cutoff dates...but because of the stranglehold the Big 3 has had, there haven't been really any breakthroughs.

    So it made sense that the generation after them was the "lost gen" and the whole "next gen" was coined in part because of the "NextGen" finals back in 2017, but that also kind of pre-emptively defining a group that people hoped would have some breakthrough stars and are supposed to be the main rivals for each other. It sort of worked because they achieved some success at the Masters, but not really at the GS where it would be generation-defining success.

    Of course the Big 3 haven't played along to that script so here we are in 2019, with maybe "NextNextGen" but I think there won't be a definitive name for any of these gens until someone actually steps up and starts winning slams. Thiem IMO is getting pretty close to being lumped in with Lost Gen, for example.

    Basically these players are aging out of the gens they were assigned to without making the kind of impact that would define a gen.

    [–] Match Thread: [WC] Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. [16] Madison Keys - 2019 Western & Southern Open Women's Singles Final Adariel 7 points ago in tennis

    She was a bit of a headcase from what I remember, but she always impressed me a lot. I can't seem to find it again right now but she gave this fantastic interview back around 2008ish where she was pretty philosophical about how tennis fits into her life. Always struck me as really intelligent and thoughtful.

    [–] Match Thread: [WC] Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. [16] Madison Keys - 2019 Western & Southern Open Women's Singles Final Adariel 14 points ago in tennis

    I still can't believe it's 2019 and I'm watching Sveta again. She dropped off the map for years and yet she's a two time GS champion - which means she has the same number as Halep.

    [–] How is this acceptable? Adariel 1 points ago in apexlegends

    "People are toxic in every game" is such a lame excuse. I don't see people walking into a business and vitriolically ranting at the people there or calling them names and expecting no response. I don't see people arguing that the employee should be fired for not being a doormat to abuse.

    Apparently you guys all think that customer service means you should put up with any level of abuse because being a customer magically grants you the right to be a dick without being called a dick. Anyone doing this in a business IRL would be promptly escorted out and you wouldn't get a single bystander crying about how they were the victim or how the manager wasn't supposed to "talk to their customer" like that. Why people think this is just fine online is beyond me.

    You want to ENCOURAGE toxicity in gaming by saying that it's ok to be toxic since it happens in "every game," but at the same time, how dare anyone call out people for being toxic...

    As for looking at the comments, it looks like at least 90% of the thread didn't bother to look at the context, BECAUSE OP CROPPED IT OUT. Gee, I wonder why OP cropped it out? Are you seriously defending the fact that the post is misleading?

    You realize if you all had such a great argument, you shouldn't need to doctor the context to hide evidence of toxicity, right?

    [–] How is this acceptable? Adariel 1 points ago in apexlegends

    Dude, I just saw that you were being a total asshat (if calling a racist a racist is a "personal attack" by your logic, I'm totally fine with that) and couldn't resist because I couldn't believe the level of cognitive dissonance you must have. I don't have any anger over this, I don't even play Apex and this is my first time on the subreddit. But nice assumptions you've got going there and I love the armchair psychology. I hope you drop your anger, friend. Don't try to act like you aren't, given all your comments.

    [–] How is this acceptable? Adariel 1 points ago in apexlegends

    I doubt anyone realized you were so sensitive and would feel so personally attacked and take it so seriously. Did someone telling you to "fuck off" burn you so bad? Aren't you the one telling others to get some ice on your neck?

    [–] How is this acceptable? Adariel 1 points ago in apexlegends

    You do realize your snide "I worry for what's between your ears" was THE VERY FIRST personal attack, right?

    Yet by your hilariously ironic rule:

    People that have to use personal attacks are the most unintelligent.

    Well, guess we have the answer then, friend.

    [–] How is this acceptable? Adariel 1 points ago in apexlegends

    You do realize that you didn't even reply to the same person, right?

    [–] How is this acceptable? Adariel -1 points ago in apexlegends

    As an example of toxic subreddit culture, sure. And how easily people are misled when OP crops out 90% of his comment to make himself seem like a victim.

    [–] How is this acceptable? Adariel 1 points ago in apexlegends

    "Iv been in the industry long enough to remember when players weren't asshats to developers" Oh.. Well I guess you can also remember when developers werent money grabbing fucks that scammed there players too? Free to play blah blah that doesn't give you any right to charge $20 for a skin you should be setting the tone for other company's and stop fucking the players who commit there time to play your game. Good riddance to your game I loved it at release bought both season pass's lvl 100, hundreds hours but after seeing how greedy you got (no surprise really as your ea's bitch) the games uninstalled and anything from you in the future can die as quickly as its released IMO. And fuck anyone that's saying this is better like take there dick out your mouth and have some respect for yourself. Yes iv gone over the top and I can blame the whiskey all I like but iv gone from thinking oh shit these devs care to yep just as bad as ea's reputation. You had no choice but to answer "risky" comments so get the fuck of your high horse. An edit - because people think this is a troll post.. Its not. I admit I worded it wrong and I don't condone being disrespectful as I was but I'm fed up of company's pulling shit like this only to revert a few days/week later and acting like they didn't know this backlash would happen. Also was called a dick by a dev so my nights complete :)"

    Oh boo hoo, OP got called a dick for being a dick.

    [–] How is this acceptable? Adariel 1 points ago * (lasted edited an hour ago) in apexlegends

    I stumbled on this sub. I don't play fortnite and have no idea what kind of drama there's been with the devs, but the post caught my attention and I immediately thought that OP cropped out a ton of crap to make himself look like a victim. Lo and behold, OP cropped out a ton of crap to make himself look like a victim.

    I'm guessing the mods are doing shit all because they've done shit all for months. You don't get this kind of comment chain or this misleading of a post unless the mods are as immature as the posters.

    Edit: And people legitimately think that this guy should be fired from his job because he called someone a dick in a reddit comment in response to a vitriolic and aggressive rant. I HOPE this sub is made of 90% children because I don't want to believe adult gamers live up to all the bad stereotypes this much.

    [–] How is this acceptable? Adariel 1 points ago in apexlegends

    "Iv been in the industry long enough to remember when players weren't asshats to developers" Oh.. Well I guess you can also remember when developers werent money grabbing fucks that scammed there players too? Free to play blah blah that doesn't give you any right to charge $20 for a skin you should be setting the tone for other company's and stop fucking the players who commit there time to play your game. Good riddance to your game I loved it at release bought both season pass's lvl 100, hundreds hours but after seeing how greedy you got (no surprise really as your ea's bitch) the games uninstalled and anything from you in the future can die as quickly as its released IMO. And fuck anyone that's saying this is better like take there dick out your mouth and have some respect for yourself. Yes iv gone over the top and I can blame the whiskey all I like but iv gone from thinking oh shit these devs care to yep just as bad as ea's reputation. You had no choice but to answer "risky" comments so get the fuck of your high horse. An edit - because people think this is a troll post.. Its not. I admit I worded it wrong and I don't condone being disrespectful as I was but I'm fed up of company's pulling shit like this only to revert a few days/week later and acting like they didn't know this backlash would happen. Also was called a dick by a dev so my nights complete :)"

    Seems like this had all three. What's ironic is OP cropping out most of it to make himself look like a victim.

    [–] Nick Kyrgios fined $113 000 for 5 separate examples of unsportsmanlike conduct, 1 of verbal abuse, an audible obscenity and for leaving the court unauthorised during last night’s match with Karen Khachanov. Adariel 1 points ago in tennis

    historically more brash personalities have not fit into the overall grouping of tennis players on the tour

    What on earth are you talking about? Did you just start watching tennis in the last 3 years? Historically there were tons of brash personalities, it's only been the era of Federer and Nadal that has been the exception. Even Djokovic when he first came onto the tour was brash and his family even worse.

    The only way your comment makes sense is if you're 15 or something and your "historically" covers only the last decade.

    [–] Nick Kyrgios fined $113 000 for 5 separate examples of unsportsmanlike conduct, 1 of verbal abuse, an audible obscenity and for leaving the court unauthorised during last night’s match with Karen Khachanov. Adariel 1 points ago in tennis

    And what exact status quo are you referring to then? The status quo of it not being ok to abuse match officials? Because nothing Nick has done other than that has actually challenged the "preconceived notions of the sport" in any way that's different from other players.

    [–] Nick Kyrgios Adariel 1 points ago in tennis

    It's kind of ironic the dude I replied to, who argued that Nick brings in views, told me to fuck off because he thought the comparison was about animal abuse... I mean, by his logic, I'm stirring up shit in the sub so that's good for the sub, he should be asking me to stay!

    [–] Nick Kyrgios Adariel 0 points ago in tennis

    Are you that stupid? Nick's "tantrums" are umpire abuse. There is no arguing with that unless you genuinely believe that umpires should be paid a pittance to be abused.

    My point is that "he really does bring in a lot of views" is such a stupid argument to make. Bringing in views for the WRONG REASONS is not something to celebrate. Serena's tirade at the USO brought in tons of views, are you defending that as well?

    [–] Nick Kyrgios fined $113 000 for 5 separate examples of unsportsmanlike conduct, 1 of verbal abuse, an audible obscenity and for leaving the court unauthorised during last night’s match with Karen Khachanov. Adariel 0 points ago in tennis

    https://www.reddit.com/r/tennis/comments/cqst4a/nick_kyrgios_fined_113_000_for_5_separate/ewzaf46/

    See the double standard much? Have you ever, EVER seen a thread with a WTA player and people saying their terrible behavior is just bringing more viewership and making tennis more interesting, even if they're a "dickhead"? Was there even one comment in the hundreds of comments over the various Serena debacles that tried out that argument - oh, my coworkers are talking about tennis now, it's good for the sport!

    Because let's face it, men can be "interesting" dickheads but when the player is female, they'd never get upvoted for that. The moment a WTA player is less than gracious (and there have been many threads on r/tennis over those moments) the disapproving attitude and comments are almost always unanimous.

    People absolutely apply different standards of behavior.

    [–] Nick Kyrgios fined $113 000 for 5 separate examples of unsportsmanlike conduct, 1 of verbal abuse, an audible obscenity and for leaving the court unauthorised during last night’s match with Karen Khachanov. Adariel 1 points ago in tennis

    But I think there's still a distance between "nothing he does really surprises anyone anymore" and his fans actively cheering it on. I mean, do we really need the equivalent of Trump supporters in tennis, i.e. everything goes, it's all entertainment? People act like it's because tennis tries to preserve some traditional gentlemanly standard but let's be real, if a football (soccer) player had spat at the ref or flung insults like that, they would be red carded, and no one would be trying to argue that BS.

    [–] Nick Kyrgios Adariel 2 points ago in tennis

    Guess I should have stuck the /s on...

    [–] Only my boyfriends certification he worked months on. Thats all. Fuck you USPS Adariel 2 points ago in Wellthatsucks

    Well I mean OP is all like "my bf studied so hard for this, he worked months!!!111!!" and then in another comment admits that he took a week long class and "studied" for 2 weeks.

    Something tells me the certification is as entry level as it gets and the school doesn't give a crap about it either.

    [–] Why do Americans think their country is the best? Adariel 39 points ago in TooAfraidToAsk

    When you start off antagonistically, you aren't going to get the replies you want to hear. What's so hard to understand about that? If your attitude is to immediately criticize, it's natural for people to be defensive. Your question here is the equivalent of "I don't mean to be rude, but...says something really rude. But I don't mean to be rude, really."

    I'm pretty sure they CAN be reflective of all the issues America has but why would they bother when they can sense that you aren't arguing in good faith?

    [–] Nick Kyrgios Adariel -4 points ago in tennis

    So do those videos of women kicking dogs! Gee, that must mean we should have more women kick dogs!

    [–] Nick Kyrgios fined $113 000 for 5 separate examples of unsportsmanlike conduct, 1 of verbal abuse, an audible obscenity and for leaving the court unauthorised during last night’s match with Karen Khachanov. Adariel 14 points ago in tennis

    There’s certainly a double standard here on the sub. I am not a Serena fan and I’ve criticized her a lot over the USO incident (which of course pissed off her fanatics) but if she had spit at an umpire or acted like Kyrgios did for this match, this sub would be screaming bloody murder instead of falling over themselves to defend his umpire abuse makes tennis “more interesting” and “brings in viewership.”

    [–] Nick Kyrgios fined $113 000 for 5 separate examples of unsportsmanlike conduct, 1 of verbal abuse, an audible obscenity and for leaving the court unauthorised during last night’s match with Karen Khachanov. Adariel 58 points ago in tennis

    Let me guess, if Serena had berated an umpire for entire sets and spat at him, you would say it only makes tennis “more interesting” right? You absolutely wouldn’t be screaming about her abusing the umpire.

    You people are really defending the indefensible.