Dear BC members, I am writing this to ask for peace in these threads. There have been a lot of threads being closed due to the negative nature of their postings. In fact some members have resorted to attacking other members either personally or attacking each other countries and cultures. Please remember that we are all here because we love badminton. And all this while we take pride that badminton is a gentleman's game. But lately I have seen the ugly side of badminton fans that seems to go out of hand. I know people have been angry at some things that is happening in the badminton arena but do attacking each other personally and each other country is right? We are supposed to share our thoughts and agree to disagree amicably when we know we cannot see eye to eye. What we want is to say our piece and should other people start to get too angry and irrational, we should stop for the sake of peace. A lot of the things being said are merely strong suspicions and not hard core evidence and thus it is surely foolish of us all to argue endlessly about things that we don't know for sure is the truth. More so when we make it personal by attacking a person intelligence level or worse their country. I have read China being called a communist (meant in a bad way) and Malaysia being called a turd. How is this good? Tell me what good does it do to say things like this? And worse people just stay hard headed and never apologize for the bad things they say. So let this thread be a place where those who have said things that offended other people simply to win their arguments to apologize. Those who are really a gentleman will do so because even if it is not your fault because you did not start it in the first place, the things you say still offends people. Hopefully we will see gentlemen showing all of us what being polite and cultured is by being a bigger man and saying sorry for the things they said that may have offended other people (intentionally and unintentionally) and let me be the first to apologize for any words that offended anybody in the course of my stay here. Hopefully after that we could start to focus on the thing that binds us all here in the first place................badminton.