re: Poker & Full Tilt Observer Hand History Gone?
Originally Posted by coolnout
Ya, it was a while ago when they introduced their new hand history replayer. I think early July:
Datamining - As promised a number of months ago, we've taken some steps to curb datamining. This includes no longer writing out observed hand histories to disk. This will undoubtedly upset some of you, but the datamining policy has been in place for a long time and we've seen too much abuse of that policy to do nothing. It's also likely this isn't the last change we'll make to address the problem. We feel this is ultimately the best policy for the overall health of the game.
Yeah well ....
Interesting how for at least the two years I've been playing there, that they started out with the software writing out observed hands.
And just "coincidentally", programs like pokertracker etc, cropped up, which probably helped influence more players to play at FT.
Now all of a sudden that "overlooked" feature has been cut off. They also have gone to the extent of censoring the live table chat dealer messages unless you are playing in the game.
My guess is that datamining is reducing their profits in some way, and that is the reason they've cut it off.
P.S. I don't play with a hud / pokertracker .. or even for "real" money yet .. other than what I win in freerolls