PokerStars make it easier to opt out of results sites
I don't have any particular axe to grind against results sites such as officialpokerrankings, sharkscope
, pokertableratings etc, but I do have a big problem with people that keep spouting other players' statistics from those sites and using it to taunt people at the microstakes level.
I am a strong believer in the motto "don't tap the fish-tank", because weak players are where the profitability in poker comes from.
Anyway with PokerStars
it is now quite easy to opt out of these sites showing your PS statistics:
Poker Stars players are now required to transfer $0.01 to the PokerStars account 'ResultSites' if they wish to opt-out of all result websites.
Top marks to PS for making it nice and easy. Obviously this only stops your PS statistics being used, so you still need to contact each site individually if you want to stop them displaying your statistics from other poker sites