I tuned into the stream during qualifying, was trying to watch the game being streamed, but one of the people in this thread had frequent outbursts in the foreground of the player came(with audio), enough that it affected my ability to enjoy watching, and I tuned out. These type of outbursts also affect my ability to enjoy an event if I’m there, as well. (Also not sure how a qualifying game deserves outbursts on what I’m guessing are all 3 of the drains from that game)
I agree that I don’t think people should be silent, but I think there’s a big difference between anger and frustration, as far as whether I find it appropriate and/or affecting others’ experience. I think the general test is whether if you were there whether you’d feel comfortable making a joke about how they got hosed after they walked away from the machine. This is the big difference between Josh’s not-like-this outbursts and the type of outbursts I saw on the stream, at least personally there is a difference in how it affects me.
I guess I don’t know how you stop people from being angry, but I know if I was a TD and trying to create an enjoyable experience for all, there’s a lot of behavior that I would want to yellow card that I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone get a warning for. But, perhaps I’m just more sensitive to this than others?
Full disclosure, I personally have gone over the line once towards a TD over a ruling, and apologized after the fact and still think about it and regret it. So, I’m not saying it should never happen, but it’s far too frequent from some people…