playing while IM or skype is open
I have a question. I have skype and I have it open a lot of times just as a standard thing, and this since a long time. My family lives in the US and I live in Germany
, and we all have skype and use it regularly. I have played a number of times with my skype open, but not in use. Last night as I was in a couple of SnGs on FT, my sister called me on skype. We spoke for about 15 minutes, and she laffed as she kept hearing the chip movement, and kept joking about is it me getting or giving chips this time. I have not had any problems, but was wondering, since I could just as easily be colluding with another player (I have NEVER done this, its only chatting with my family) but is this something FT or any other site can notice i.e. any IM programm open when playing (it would make sense) and should I send them an email in advance and explain? Or what does anyone here know/think about this?
I have played a number of time - thinking back - with skype open, as it is open but not active kinda all the time, in case someone stateside calls. Its just on when the computer is on. I have been doing this so long I dont even think about it if my skype is open, and as I was talking to my sister last night, I made a joke that good thing she doesent play, we could be raping the table (was really just a joke) and then I thought, oh no, it could seem that was if FT can tell.......
Keep skype off in the future, ( I will anyway) and forget it, or email FT and PKR and bodog, and explain in advance???
btw, I dont think I win any more when it is open, just the opposite, as I am not concentrating totally on my game.....
PS MODS: is this the right place for this? or poker rooms?