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    I like a little good natured kidding as much as the next guy but sometimes I feel like I am playing with a bunch of 10 year olds. It blows me away the way some players have learned the POKER LINGO IE:FISH ,DONKEY ETC. and will use it with such venom that it is ridiculous especially when we are playing in tournys with an 11 cent buy in. CMON PEOPLE remember we are ADULTS and lets have some fun

  • #2
    Sometimes they are not adults mentally. And many are emboldened by the power of a keyboard and untold miles of distance. If someone's being a "donkey" in chat, just mute them. I'm usually playing enough tables that chat boxes are easy to ignore anyway.
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    • #3
      The reason you have such trash talk is because the televised games focus on such banter. It's like the all-in crazies, they see it on TV and think this is how the game is played. If you think it is bad at the eleven cent game, try chip action. (Play money)

      What you need to do is find a counter to these comments, or learn to ignore it. When I could play cash games before Black Friday, chat was minimum as everyone concentrated on the game. We had our talkers and our trashers, but you responded if you could to one and ignored the other.

      I've found one of the best retorts to calls of donkey, idiot, or stupid, is agreement. I've used the excuse of fat-fingers for clicking the wrong button. Another is to compliment the guy. They cannot take that. However, never meet them down at their level. Seems the poker gods bless them just to spite you.

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      • #4
        Dave and cairn

        Thanks for the reply guys and I do not let it bother me. Fortunately it is only a few people. I would like to THANK YOU BOTH and everyone else with POKER STARS for giving me the opportunity to be able to play with people from all over the world and have for the most part a positive experience. To all the other poker players I want to say it is an HONOR to play this game with you.THANK YOU

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        • #5


          im not sure i know what a donkey or fish are... not something i have noticed while playing.

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          • #6
            I find it amusing when I've done something to get somebody riled up enough to start abuse in the chat box. I always make a note on a player that does that.

            -What I have found is that players who do this over estimate how good they are. They are the kind of players that watch high stakes and read books and think a 3x pot bluff on the river is a play that will make them money on a wet board.
            -Some of my most profitable sessions have been against players like this. And I'll admit to taking to the chat box with the odd smarty pants retort just to encourage their tilt along a bit. Any edge right?
            -Anyone who uses the chat box like that is not thinking rationally about situations

            Just laugh it off and take their money.

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            • #7
              Agree with etchos here. Players who use the shout box when on tilt often feel entitled to win every pot from players they deem as inferior, morons, fish, donks, etc. But calling poor players out on their overly loose calls or their tendencies to chase against the odds is counter-productive: they will often tighten up and play better as a result of the abuse they're taking.

              Plus, of course, it's incredibly rude and immature. Note the players who tilt easily and expect to get a lot of value from them when you make a solid hand.

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              • #8
                Trash talk is great!....poker would be so boring without it.
                Whos ur DADDY u total DONKEY!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sharkrakebak View Post
                  Trash talk is great!....poker would be so boring without it.
                  Whos ur DADDY u total DONKEY!
                  If you do it live, you'll be penalized, as it's a violation of both the tournament rules and also the casino house rules for cash games. For a tourney, first is a warning, then a 1 round penalty, then a one level penalty, then removal. For cash, you'll get a warning, then get removed from the room.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by sharkrakebak View Post
                    Trash talk is great!....poker would be so boring without it.
                    Whos ur DADDY u total DONKEY!
                    Originally posted by JWK24 View Post
                    If you do it live, you'll be penalized, as it's a violation of both the tournament rules and also the casino house rules for cash games. For a tourney, first is a warning, then a 1 round penalty, then a one level penalty, then removal. For cash, you'll get a warning, then get removed from the room.

                    John (JWK24)

                    Plus,as an added "bonus",you may even catch a beating in the parking lot.

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                    • #11
                      If you really have to vent some frustration at people in chat - then poetic, archaic or (from my point of view) Scots terms of abuse are usually allowed in online chat...

                      Not sure most of those eastern Europeans know what a haddie or a numpty is though.



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