Joking at the tables

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ritehere

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Can you take a joke when you are playing at the tables? What if it is directed at you personally? What if it is directed at the way you are playing? What if they say something about your mother?

As for me I am definitely "NOT", one of those thin skinned people out there that find a simple "ribbing from others". Some kind of blow to my ego, my manhood, my skills, or my mother. But how about you?
 
ElUsuario

ElUsuario

Rock Star
If someone reply me something rude, I don't put attention, many times people are rude with me because I won, so I block chat. The grace of the life is laugh at yourself, I know, but there is a limit
 
partyboy392

partyboy392

Rock Star
For the most of the jokes I tell at the table, I get either permanent or monthly ban. I can't help it. I just gotta say what I have to say. I can't control it and that is why I get sticks and stones all the time. What can I do about it? - The answer is: nothing. Because this is kind of person I am...
 
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Dan Lucas

Rock Star
If someone wants to take pot shots at me, I am fine with that. Part of the game. I am trying to clean up my own act and call players out if I think they deserve it, but not be abusive. If someone comments on my mother, I tell them to take as many shots at me as they want, but don't get in the muck. Then I tell them she died. They usually leave the table after that.
 
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ritehere

Rock Star
All of these are great comments and feedback. But I personally have been at a couple tables where there is a real jokester who truly pushes the limits. Tell him things like" my mother died" or "Take all the shots at me that you want". Are simply not working. How this played out for me is that the jokester really got under my skin, and before I had the chance to do or say something that would have surely gotten me banned, we went on break. So I approached him when he was alone, and while standing next to him I yelled out "Stop touching it! I need an adult ! I need an adult!" After security was convinced that we were just kidding around we returned to the table, where for the rest of the time we were at the same table, he was silent.
 
87shorts

87shorts

Visionary
All of these are great comments and feedback. But I personally have been at a couple tables where there is a real jokester who truly pushes the limits. Tell him things like" my mother died" or "Take all the shots at me that you want". Are simply not working. How this played out for me is that the jokester really got under my skin, and before I had the chance to do or say something that would have surely gotten me banned, we went on break. So I approached him when he was alone, and while standing next to him I yelled out "Stop touching it! I need an adult ! I need an adult!" After security was convinced that we were just kidding around we returned to the table, where for the rest of the time we were at the same table, he was silent.

haaha well played.. that's hilarious. I would be silent after that too no doubt lol
 
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TheWhitePwny

Rising Star
I am the ultimate ball buster at the poker table and I think it's what makes the game fun. The game is ruined when players, dealers, or floor men prevent the mental warfare aspect of the game from being used.
 
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bigjay2007

Rock Star
Joking and ridicule are two opposite things. Harmless humour is awesome and interesting for players at the table in my opinion. The rude or harmful comments can't be stopped but its up to you to pay attention or not. I usually say goodbye when the rude individual busts out and move on.
 
nick619

nick619

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Live people are very careful what they say as they because the repercussions are real. Online, people have no filter. People feel like they can say whatever they want safely behind their computer screen.
 
pescaofish

pescaofish

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I can take a joke but not an Insult!
If they mention my mother is no longer a Joke dude, Thats a Big insult!
Few times someone try to insult me on line, I do tell them they are only showing How educated or vulgar they are.
 
lcid86

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one of the fun parts of playing live poker is the dialogue. You can learn a lot just paying attention to what's going on with a player. Having a bad day, drinking a lot, losing a lot, paying attention to football, etc.
 
veronica

veronica

Visionary
generally do not joke at the tables because after cost me be agesiva or go against the player who was joking, so I'd rather not get involved in any way .. all are enemies
 
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zkel1980

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No matter what you're doing in life, if you can do it while having a laugh then all the better. You need to try and not test the boundaries too much i.e insulting mothers, sisters!!! You can have a laugh without hurting feelings.
 
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brrrddz

Enthusiast
i agree with silence most of the times. if the other guy is angry because lost a big pot from me...there is no sense. better i dont continue it.. i dont need to provοke him and his behaviour be worse.
 
leandrette

leandrette

Rock Star
I think the chat is not necessary to play poker, but sometimes people are funny at the tables, ..sometimes insulted my mother, not bother me.... my mother is beautiful people ....I think sometimes insulted in Russian and languages I do not understand...
I do not understand, so here not bother me jaja
but I think we could use chat to something more interesting .. maybe someday we will not insult anyone's mother
 
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Skillet

Enthusiast
I'd rather not joke with someone who is trying to rub my face in a loss, or galavanting about how the cards fell in their favor. most of the time people are jerks while playing, I just try and be friendly to usernames I see often.
 
YoSoyMarce

YoSoyMarce

Visionary
you just have to ignore them, they only seek your emotions come into play and so take advantage
 
BigJamo

BigJamo

Aussie Elite
The table environment dictates the type of behaviour/conversation, so there can be a huge difference between table talk at any one time depending on which table your at.

Anyway ... I think CC league games are a classic for a good yarn and a great laugh aswell.
 
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TargetLion

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Jokes are good always, be carefull not to convert your playing at the table into joke.
 
antonis32123

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I can take a joke as far as it doesn't cross any line , or else either I don't pay attention or there are consequences .
 
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