Vulgar Language - Excessive Swearing - Personally Attacking other Players!!!
RP needs harsher penalties for excessively violating COC (Code of Conduct). New players need to be better informed about the COC.
I recently played an SnG Astral - Orion with some of the most excessive vulgar language, swearing, personal attacks & fighting I have ever seen.
I’ve seen similar before. It almost never happens in the games I play but when I venture out there are places it’s common. It also seem to be a new player issue for the most part from my experience.
Honestly swearing really doesn’t bother me in moderation, much like drinking. There is one cuss word I’ll never ever use for whatever reason IDK. Even friendly banter & dissing players in a fun way - without attacking them - is part of the game or genuine poker. If you can’t take a joke or self criticise poker isn’t the game for you. There is a point when it is completely disruptive & distracting whilst trying to play poker. This line is crossed long before the point where it become abusive and totally unacceptable.
It’s not just one player you can mute either. Half the table is involved. It’s incredibly distracting & ruins the game for the table.
The current penalty system doesn’t seem to deter players from this unacceptable behaviour. Possibly more importantly maybe new players don’t understand the strict code of conduct on replay regarding “chat.”
Most players don’t bother reading terms & conditions for something as uneventful as joining a free play chip poker site, that is apparently risk free.
Firstly: I think players should have chat disabled until they accept an additional Chat Code of Conduct. Sure again they can ignore it, but its an extra step to make them aware.
Secondly: there needs to be harsher penalties. For repeated offenders: a penalty of 5% of bankroll might be more effective. Tournament wins are reduced to 50% for a week. Make a player pay 1BB every hand dealt as a penalty.
I expect penalties like these would be more effective because they really hurt. There were top 10 players that were on permanent chat ban bc of “inappropriate chat.”