Originally Posted by King_Poker33
You are bored, decide to play some poker, your catching cards maybe getting lucky more times than not and you got a player runs off at the mouth non-stop! Saying shit about you, your family, your poker skills, basically anything he thinks will piss you off. Its funny how people are 10 ft. Tall and bulletproof when they are 400 miles away and sitting behind a desk typing. I don't get mad, I laugh to myself and never respond but these people just go on and on even tho I ignore them and don't respond! Lol. Its funny but annoying and irritating at the same time...
I think it's dependent upon your play. If you are making logical plays and they are just talking trash because you are playing better, then you are doing what you need to and should laugh and move on. Click "disable chat" and call it a day.
However, if you are playing a "leaky" game and someone is giving constructive criticism I'd actually pay attention to what they say. Many people will do two things when talking to you on there. They'll help you understand the leaks in your plays and they'll explain their own style at the same time. Both of these are helpful because they'll allow you to improve your own long term play as well as take advantage of the villain's play short term.
So if they are just rude and personal insults, ignore them, but if the are rude and informative, listen, learn, and exploit them.