Jason- After some discussion about a live forum, they decided it was not in the best interest of the site. They did try to revamp where to post live hands moving forward to help contain them and put them where they believed their relative skill was based so as to keep the discussion within the thread on par with the overall discussion of the forum.
I decided that I would allow 5/10 hands and up in this forum (and the occasional lower one if it warranted good discussion) since we are sorely lacking strategy discussion. I have edited the sticky to reflect that. If you would like to post any live stakes hand in the SSNL or uNL forum, please be my guest as they are welcome with open arms and thoughtful contributors. The mods within those forms do a great job in keeping the integrity of these posts intact. I just offer this forum as another place you will be able to post them.
As for wanting to move the hands to another forum, well there are threads on our front page from a week and a half ago so it's not like we are pushing valuable threads off the front page in order to appease live threads. If the day ever comes where this forum gets bogged down with mundane threads while valuable threads keep getting buried, I will address the fact immediately, I promise.
OMGitscheddar- The MSNL forum and community is great and I encourage you to participate in there more as well (just don't forget about us here). It is one of the busiest forums on the site however and often times your posts can fly off the front pages quickly. There are still plenty of quality posters in that forum to get feedback from.
As for people only looking to take and not give, well that is just a fact of life. I will do my best to encourage new posters as well as older ones who take on a selfish attitude as this to post more in other threads as well since writing down ones thoughts on a hand and participating in discussion can do wonders for ones own game. It is part of the reason my responses to threads tend to be a little long. I learn from myself as well as allow others to debate the many points I try to bring up so that I can learn from them. And around and around we go...
I'm happy you understand where this green guy is coming from and thank you for understanding. I noticed you took a softer approach in another thread where you explicitly said you trying to be more respectful. Don't think that goes unnoticed. I see everything
hurt- As mentioned the live forum possibility is not an option at this time. I'm sorry to disappoint. As for wanting 200NL in this forum, I was under the impression that the forum members wanted to attempt to keep the discussion at a higher level. Bringing in 200NL posts will only simplify discussion, not advance it. The reason for this has nothing to do with the skill level of many of the people playing at that level. It has to do with it applicability of advanced concepts. The best way to beat that level is often just an ABC game with a few tricks and this type of discussion is debated at lengths in the SSNL forum (rightly so).
If the masses feel I am wrong with this and wish to add lower limit play into this forum, I will absolutely address the issue and make the proper changes. But it seems that it goes against the very philosophy of "high stakes".
Vanguard- The chances of a forums existence for the sole reason being for chat threads is exactly 0%. I am more than happy to have a couple in here (we have 4).