Originally Posted by pokerchris
Make your thread private and invite only people who agree with you to join.
That will make the discussion meaningless.
Sorry. Meant that there are things that surly should be legislated, and things which clearly will not be legislated.
But it seems the first thing we want is to get the door reopened. After we have our foot in the door, we can work on refinements, but the more we jam into an initial proposal, the longer it will take to get anywhere, so my comments are meant to suggest that we go for the obvious concerns that not only we, the players, will want dealt with, but also what the non playing opponents might be concerned about.
Stuff like the integrity of the game, and underage playing, ID concerns, money laundering concerns. 3 of those things could be dealt with via some registration agency or business. Does that not scream Democrat vs Republican squabbling? Somehow we want to find ideas which deter that squabbling, which in turn deters rapid passages as things get sent back to committees, over and over for months if not years.
I opened it up with the 4 color deck idea, and deserve what I get for that. It should not be something that ever sees legislation, as it is a customer comfort item.
Make no mistake, I would ideally favor returning things to how they would have been if the UIGEA had never happened, and each site built their own trust mechanisms. But I am pragmatic enough to know it ain't gonna happen that way, and am seeking ideas, which I will try to help organize into something publicly presentable.