There is an under current of uncivil behavior running through this great country of ours and it appears to affect all areas of life including the poker community. I have seen a lot of belittling comments made at the online poker tables and I wonder if these same people do this at live, face to face tables? Or is it because they are able to hide behind their avatar’s that they can say just about anything they want.
I am sure there are many reasons that a person makes these rude or unkind comments. Some will say they are trying to make the other person go on tilt or that they are just kidding.
Some people play poker for fun, some for profit, some are just learning. Whatever the reason, rude comments are not helpful.
If you are a pro or a semi pro at the micro stakes level, be nice to your fellow players. They are the ones that are providing you with your income or profits.
How do you feel about players belittling other players at the table? Do the snide or hurtful comments bother you? Do you ask these people to tone it down?