Originally Posted by MicroBob
Lee is listening. And would likely be very concerned about the situation if brought to his attention but overall probably isn't aware of the problem (and long history).
But you are likely talking to a person who is perhaps unfamiliar with the internet-poker slang "grimming." (maybe I'm wrong on that but he didn't even know what tableninja is for crying out loud). You need to explain in greater detail what the situation is and not assume that Lee is intimately familiar with it.
The best way I can think of to prevent players from "running around and taking advantage of heads-up blinds by playing one hand and then leaving" is to force them to play two hands....and to be more pro-active in banning players that abuse this nonsense.
Hey MB, Lee did infact pm me and ask me to mail him in more detail my thoughts on this (where i hope i explained what grimming was in its basic form). I think Stars are taking a more pro-active approach to dealing with grimmers in general though, for example i reported some 6m reg the other week... stars' initial response was "after an investigation we see nothing to suggest etc etc etc"... Asked them to look again, specifically at the number of btns and BB's played by x villain when hu at ring games and they replied to say that "on further review he has been abusing the etc etc etc". After which i didn't see him again at the tables for approximately 2 weeks.
1 issue i think there is about this is that previously stars had a policy of not dealing with grimmers, In fact there were responses from members of support saying there was nothing wrong with it, though i have a feeling that has certainly changed. What is needed now, is for players to realise that reporting grimmers now will actually result in some action being taken unlike previously.
Setting "ask to post blinds" as on (by default) will stop a lot of the ignorant regs from posting a blind inadvertently and then sitting out after their btn when they notice they are playing another reg.... beyond that I think some mechanism to reduce grimming needs to be implented but the "play 2 hands" argument won't really work.. the guy will just play 3 hands (2 btns) and leave after that instead.