Collusion or Standard tactic?
So there I was in an MTT on one of the last of the two tables left. Our table was full of big stacks while the other was full of small stacks - who were, mainly, folding every hand.
At one stage, I thought we were gonna do the sensible thing and just fold to the BB, but there were obviously one or two who just didn't "get it".
Anyway, when we got to the final table, I explained to this guy that at a poker club recently, the table of large stacks just folded to the BB so that they were all guaranteed a final table place. (Why attack each other's stacks??) I explained that the "small stack table" (where I was at) just accepted this as a standard tactic and so just had to deal with it. **In some ways this is just like the unwritten agreement where two big stacks check it down to get someone out of a tourny or SnG**
I told the online guy that I couldn't really suggest doing it at the time (during our online MTT) because I didn't want to get accused of collusion. At this point some observers, as well as current players, started saying I should be careful about even using the "collusion" word in chat because online sites are highly sensitive about this.
My questions are:
1.) If I had mentioned doing this at the time, would I have been guilty of collusion?
2.) Would the site be within their rights to ban me / freeze my account as a result?
Any answers from anyone within the online poker industry would be appreciated.