Poker and being nice

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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?

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7 thoughts on “Poker and being nice

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  2. Hey there! I would ironize about the post above but I'll bite my tongue to keep myself shut up (even with the risk of being poisoned) so I'm going to say just a: “Hey Congrats” ^^ Actually those dirty chats while playing happens, people like to call each other a donk or a fish to another just by some unfortunate call wich get lucky (wich in the other hand, isnt what made donks and fishes though). Then the so-called starts bitching and starts to act like monkeys What to do? Easy, if this change the player play… welcome! ^^ I shut up. If not and the player is an usual or you know he's constant (results sites ^^ ) then I try to calm him down.What I really hate is the “professor”, you know, the “not so good” guy who see at a donkament or an over excited player and he bitch only a bit to start to “share his wisdom” and prophetize about player's end due to their style, wich is obvious (no need to tell) and not clever because they start to play their best and it makes the road longer.Internet is full of haters, they can be trolls or people whom had a bad day and need an adrenaline break, slumdwellers who only know to defend themselves like this… who knows… you have to be cold when it happens and don't bother about it… you're hide as well. Wishes! ImanothAwesome Executive [I'm doing this…]He-he Productions […because I like…]http://www.twitter.com/imanoth […Commercial signatures on particular blogs]PS: Haters and “ads” a lot of them both 🙂

  3. Hey there! I would ironize about the post above but I'll bite my tongue to keep myself shut up (even with the risk of being poisoned) so I'm going to say just a: “Hey Congrats” ^^ Actually those dirty chats while playing happens, people like to call each other a donk or a fish to another just by some unfortunate call wich get lucky (wich in the other hand, isnt what made donks and fishes though). Then the so-called starts bitching and starts to act like monkeys What to do? Easy, if this change the player play… welcome! ^^ I shut up. If not and the player is an usual or you know he's constant (results sites ^^ ) then I try to calm him down.What I really hate is the “professor”, you know, the “not so good” guy who see at a donkament or an over excited player and he bitch only a bit to start to “share his wisdom” and prophetize about player's end due to their style, wich is obvious (no need to tell) and not clever because they start to play their best and it makes the road longer.Internet is full of haters, they can be trolls or people whom had a bad day and need an adrenaline break, slumdwellers who only know to defend themselves like this… who knows… you have to be cold when it happens and don't bother about it… you're hide as well. Wishes! ImanothAwesome Executive [I'm doing this…]He-he Productions […because I like…]http://www.twitter.com/imanoth […Commercial signatures on particular blogs]PS: Haters and “ads” a lot of them both 🙂

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