Sharkscope - Quiet Please!
Ok, so I've just joined Full Tilt Poker
and really enjoying it thus far. But:
At the start of every SnG I always fire up Sharkscope
to check out the other players' stats and for this particular SnG this was no exception.
One particular player had terrible stats but he was doing quite well at the table. He then insulted me after I won some chips from him.
Unfortunately, another player then made a comment about his stats and then another player berated him again, mentioning sharkscope.
I know most people on the cardschat forums are good, honourable players but for those who do abuse others quoting sharkscope stats: Could you please stop? Why? Because:
1. The bad players (who know about sharkscope) will eventually realise that poker is not for them - AND THEN QUIT!
2. The bad players (who do not know about sharkscope) will then google it and soon realise how bad they are -AND THEN QUIT!
3. The good players (who are clued up to sharkscope) will start to notice that their precious little line is not rising as steeply as it used to because bad players have been alerted to how bad they are and have quit!
In other words: IT HELPS NO ONE!!
Online poker will only thrive if a steady influx of new, clueless players are drawn in and have the illusion that it's all luck. If you go around trumpeting sharkscope at them then they are not going to hang around for very long.
Believe it or not, most online poker players haven't even heard of sharkscope. Could we try to keep it that way?