Originally Posted by Irexes
Think it, yes. "Loose a tirade" in the lobby or pub or start calling people idiots, no.
Get snarky and patronise people who venture their opinion in a forum when asked for it, definately not.
Bad beats suck, but telling people they are idiots for calling bets when they get lucky lacks class.
to you, I do owe an apology for my snarky comment... so I am sorry for that.
I am new, only to this site... not to online or the card-rooms.
While I have refused to extend a hand to such idiots as I describe, I have never refused one extended... though I have muttered under my breath something along the lines as "you're a f***ing genius" or some other witty retort.
Online, however, where chat is used to rub salt in a wound or tilt an opponent I have launched a tirade or three at such stupidity... at the risk of my own dignity, anonymity is a wonderful thing.
It is at once good and bad, the gentrification of this game... the massive influx of fresh fish has fattened my bankroll... but I miss the days when you could be assured that a card room was a refuge for adults who can handle sarcasm and criticism as well as they handle their drink... or not.
I miss the camaraderie... the comfort of unspoken rules... The new cardrooms are massive 'McDonaldizations' of the backroom clubs I know and love. And while they are great for tournaments, I feel that they should place a placard at the door - "You must be THIS TALL to enter here"... It feels like a day trip to Disneyland.
Face to face you can read a person... online, words can be misinterpreted or mis-stated as I constantly do. I meant no disrespect... but I DID mean to stir the pot.
Now you kids get offa my lawn!