re: Poker & Reporting Players???
Originally Posted by 4Aces
If players are not speaking English, I just politely ask them to. If they refuse, I call a moderator.
I don't play as high as you Zac, but I actually have to ask players to speak English quite a lot. Any one else get this? Id say 50% of the time they continue being rude (by rude I mean not speaking English) and they end up having there chat banned.
Well since I'm usually multi-tabling the majority of my play I actually don't notice the chat a lot, so maybe it's happening more than I think, but then again people could be saying "I've got AA, help squeeze this zachvac character out of all the money we can" in English and most of the time I probably wouldn't notice it. Mostly it's the tourneys I've noticed people talking in non-English. Like I said, sometimes it's obvious what they're saying (lots of languages have similar roots and as I am fluent in English and know some French and Spanish so recognize some of the words, usually not poker-related) and in those cases I'm not going to bother them, but when there's an extended non-English conversation I'll just politely ask "English only please".
Again, it's still against the rules so it's not wrong to get Stars to enforce it, but in general if people want to collude they'll use an IM client or something else private, not someplace where Pokerstars is logging the chat. You'd have to be an idiot to cheat by cheating in the window where if you are ever even accused of colluding (or someone complains about non-English) there is concrete proof of collusion since these can be interpreted.
So basically I'm not worried about non-English talking being collusion, but on the other hand there is an English-only policy that they agreed to when they got their Stars account, so if the non-English bothers you I'd ask them to stop and if they don't either call the moderator right there or else email their support.