Originally Posted by The_Bringer
I think the bolded holds true for a lot of us, it certainly does with me.
Ironically enough, often times the 'debate' (if you could even label it that) that a NSB poster wants to have with you has nothing at all to do with your actual post.
Here's an example I'm sure many of you will nod your head in agreement with.
You go into NSB after a fight, and click on one of the 239 active threads discussing it. Once in the thread you post your thoughts on what went down.
Then, less than two minutes later, some rabid homo fan of the fighter whom you think will lose that potential fight responds to your post with something that doesn't even pertain to what you wrote - Typically bringing up a boxer you happen to support or have in your avatar/sig - Saying something like....
As if the guy in your avatar or sig banner has anything to do whatsoever with the topic at hand.
It literally happens all the time, and it's why I simply refuse to discuss boxing here anymore. It's okay to be a fan of a certain fighter or style, but it's something else entirely to be so rabidly supportive of that fighter or style to the point where you become incoherent and simply attack everybody with a differing viewpoint when it comes to "your guy".
I mean, all of us know each other's favorite fighters : Reed's is Roy, Anorak's is Danny Williams, Mine is Hopkins, etc... But most of us "old school" users are a lot more honest about their abilities, and much more tolerant of conflicting opinions.
(Cue sarcastic post attacking a favorite fighter of mine.)
Try having Ricky Hatton in your sig
apparently you aren't allowed an opinion on anything then