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Old 03-25-2008, 04:47 PM   #1
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NOOBS, READ THIS BEFORE POSTING (+ forum discussion thread)

The SSNL forum is centered around discussion of shorthanded no-limit hold'em cash games from the $0.50/$1 blind level to $1/$2. For full ring games or other blind levels, use the forums listed below. Given the amount of traffic SSNL receives, it's easy for the forum to become cluttered; as such, we expect participants in this forum to be familiar with the following guidelines:

NEW THREADS

1. Off-topic posts (aka, everything excluding poker hands or specific theory discussions) belong in off-topic threads. If you have a post you want to make that isn't related to a specific poker hand or discussing poker theory, it likely belongs in one of these threads:
- Monthly CHEESE thread: off-topic poker stuff; graphs, funny hands, random poker chat/questions go here.
- Monthly LIFE thread: off-topic stuff not having to do with poker. Emo content encouraged.
- Stars/FTP/etc Regulars threads: For regular players on these sites to talk about their sites, other players, and the like.

2. Do not post hands that don't have legitimate strategy content, or are results-oriented. You should only be posting hands that involve genuinely interesting/difficult decisions you want help with. Examples that do not satisfy this criteria:
- "Should I fold bottom set on a K82 flop?": 95% of the time this post is made, it's because you got all-in and he had a higher set than you. This does not mean you should almost ever consider folding it. This is a perfect example of something you could post in the Beats, Brags, and Variance forum (BBV) or in the cheese thread; starting a new thread because you want people to tell you that you played it fine and took a bad beat will not be looked upon kindly.
- "GOD THESE IDIOTS PLAY SO BAD LOOK AT HIM RUNNER-RUNNER MY ACES": BBV.
- "Should I fold KK preflop?" - for the love of god, just don't.

3. Do not spam the forum with lots of hands in a short time period. Real estate on the forum index is at a premium, and it's better for the forum and its members if there are fewer threads with more discussion than more threads with little discussion. Posting hands isn't the only way to learn in SSNL - oftentimes reading a hand someone else posted, thinking about what you would do in that situation, and then comparing your answers to those posted by others and thinking about why their answers might differ from yours will be even more helpful than posting a hand you played. As such, err on the side of caution when starting new threads. Don't start more than a couple at a time.

HAND POSTING TIPS

Just about everything in this section can be observed in every thread that good, regular posters make - that's not a coincidence! Following these guidelines is essential to posting a hand that will generate good discussion.

4. Please just include one hand per thread. There are exceptions, such as if you have a couple hands against the same player or hands that share some kind of theme, but posting five hands and asking "how did I play these" is not going to generate any discussion.

5. Convert your hands. 2+2 has a built-in hand converter (when posting a new thread, click the button on the upper right labeled "click to expand" to open it); if it doesn't support the site you play on, links to other converters are below. Hand histories generated by the site are difficult to read; converters make it easy to see stack sizes, positions, and for readers to follow the action. Use them whenever possible. Also, tend to hit "preview" rather than "submit" when done typing your post to make sure everything looks ok.

6. Do not include results; do not only post hands you lost. If the way you post your hand (anything from thread titles like "can I get away from this?" to the way you word questions you ask in your thread; or, of course, the obvious mistake of including results at the end of the hand) gives away the result of the hand, then you will not receive unbiased advice about how to play it. There's about a 0% chance that hands including results end up generating good discussion. Similarly, just because you won a hand doesn't mean you played it perfectly. The decisions you make in a hand are more important than the result; so make posts centered around interesting decisions, not around hands you lost.

7. Include relevant information about the hand. How have you been playing lately? How has villain been playing? What kind of history do you have together? Do you have statistics (VPIP/PFR/AF/anything else relevant to the situation) on him? The quality of responses to your thread will be much higher if you do everything possible to put readers in your shoes, seeing what you see, at the time you played the hand. If you just post a hand and say "how do I react to this check-raise" then the first 5 responses will be "that depends" and ask you the above questions.

8. Do not include villain(s)' name(s) in strat threads. Strat threads are for discussion about what the proper decisions in the hand are with the information you had at the time the hand was played; give whatever reads you had on your opponent at the time, not the guy's name. When you mention someone by name, people bring their own preconceived notions of how that person plays into the thread, which might be helpful for playing against that specific person in the future but is not helpful for improving your overall decisionmaking at poker.

GENERAL DECORUM

9. Be nice to each other. SSNL has a strong community and we tend to be pretty friendly with each other, along with a decent amount of joking around in the off-topic threads. Berating and/or flaming people is out of line and won't be tolerated.

10. Nobody cares if you coach. There's a Coaching forum on the left sidebar, if you want to advertise your coaching services or whatever then go there to do it. Advertising to students (or trying to solicit a coach) is not allowed in strat forums.

"the terp rule": The language in the forums is English. Overuse, or possibly even use, of empty and annoying internet-born language like "haz" rather than "have" is obnoxious and distracting.

The old forum guidelines are below. You are still expected to adhere to them; the above guidelines are an attempt to summarize what appears below in a more digestible form.

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Old 03-25-2008, 04:47 PM   #2
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Re: SSNL Posting Guidelines - READ BEFORE POSTING (Updated 3/25)

SSNL is the most active strategy forum at 2p2. We have the most traffic, we have the most posts. And, it seems like every day there's new posters coming in here with no idea what SSNL is about.

The focus of our forum is the discussion of poker strategy as it pertains to games at the NL100 and NL200 level. We post hands that we have played where we are unsure about the best course of action, and ask for the advice of SSNL posters on how to play the hands better. Oftentimes, the analysis of specific hands will expand into good theoretical discussions of broader poker concepts.

We are usually thought of as one of the friendliest forums here at 2p2. And we aim to keep the dialogue civil and fun. But, as I said, we are high traffic. And having alot of off-topic, poor, no content posts or bad beats in disguise (usually started by n00bs who don't know better) comes with the territory. These kinds of threads can clutter the forum and make it unreadable at times. So, this guide is made to help you post well here at SSNL.

The majority of SSNL posts are hand threads. We'd like to see about 90%-95% of the posts here be hands submitted for analysis.

WHERE SHOULD I POST MY HAND?

High Stakes NL - above 5/10 (above NL1000)
Mid Stakes NL - (NL400-NL1000)
Small Stakes NL - (NL100-NL200)
Micro Stakes NL - (NL50 and below)
Full Ring NL - (all SSNL/McNL full ring hands)

TIPS FOR POSTING HANDS

Post one hand for analysis per thread. If you have a couple hands with the same theme (TPTK on monotone) or a few hands vs. the same villian, those would be exceptions. "How'd I play these 4 hands" threads are discouraged.

We now have a firm limit on how many hands you can post in a day. Please limit yourself to starting 2 hand threads maximum per day. Go over your session and post the hands that genuinely have you stumped. Plus, respond and discuss alot in other people's threads. You will mature faster and more efficiently when you do.

Use a converter. Posting raw hand histories usually get little, if any, response around here. They are hard to read, and if the OP doesn't take the time to simplify the action for us, many people won't take the time to help them with analysis. It's common courtesy.

Before you hit the submit button for the final time, check to see that your hand was converted successfully. The most common hand posting error is not clicking 2p2 format at the converter site. Also, sometimes when all-ins are involved, the converter messes up. Make sure to edit the mistakes manually if you want coherent analysis.

If your site is not compatable with a converter, try to convert your hand manually. Include all pertinent information, including stack sizes, exact player positions, specific suits of the cards (use images), etc. Basically, use a posted converted hand as a guide to converting yours manually.

Here's a few converters:

Legopoker
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Neildewhurst
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Do not include results in your hand post. Results are irrelevent to how well you played the hand. Being results orientated is the #1 error n00bs make in hand analysis. If the results are posted in the original hand post, they tend to lower the quality of advise given. You can always post the results later on after the analysis has played out, or if there is a request for results within the thread. But, oftentimes results are never posted and no one really misses them.

Include all reads in the original post: anything known about villians that you considered while making your decision at the table. Include PT stats if they have any significance (50+ hands on villian). If you had no reads, state "no reads" in the OP.

If you do anything within the hand outside of your normal game, note it in your hand post (ie. I normally don't call this PFR with 43s here, but I wanted to be in hands with this guy). Your decisions in the hand will be put under the SSNL microscope. Respond and discuss graciously.

Ask for advice in your thread while giving your thought process. Don't "give away" the results by asking things such as:

--How can I get away from this?
--How can I lose less here?
--Do I have to go broke here?

Title your thread well. This isn't a hard and fast rule; but, often people include the stakes, fr or 6m, and a brief description of what the hand is all about. This is usually a good title. A brief phrase describing the hand is also an OK title.

There's a few established posters known to the SSNL community that can pretty much title their threads anything they want, as people know what stakes they play and are reading the post because of the OP, not the specific hand. Veteran posters are cut more slack around here because they have helped build up this excellent community.

**bad thread titles**

--KQ
--TPTK
--what should I do here?
--Does this look good?
--wtf? (Anything with profanity in it or derivatives of profanity)

**good thread titles**

--NL100 full, turned flush on paired board
--Help me extract with my top set, NL200 6m
--NL200 Tough river decision w/ AA
--KK blind battle gets interesting

TIPS FOR RESPONDING IN HAND THREADS

--Be kind.
--Include the reasoning of your analysis, even if it's brief.

Bad: Raise more pf.
Good: Your hand plays best heads-up, but your preflop raise was too small to get the job done. Try raising to $6 instead of $3.

Bad: Push river.
Good: Pooosh. Villian likes his hand. You have the second nuts. If he's got quads, oh well.

Bad: You're too stupid to play SSNL. Try checkers instead.
Good: Bad on every street. 1/4-pot flop bet was purposeless, turn call was horrible given your odds, then you suckout on the river and get no value.

Bad: You can't call this turn.
Good: You can't call this turn because your opponent is WAY to passive to start betting here without the flush, and you don't have the odds to chase anymore.

Bad: Raise the flop.
Good: Raise the flop to $18 to protect your hand.

--Discussion is good. Questions are good. It's better to ask in a hand thread a totally n00b question (Why did you PFR this hand from MP?) than it is to start a whole new thread about it. Also, just repeating what 10 previous people have already said is useless.

It's always amusing and aggravating when you have a 2-day long thread going with many, many nuggets of gold in it, and where the discussion has evolved into something very interesting; and someone comes out the blue in response #97 and repeats a simplistic comment that was made back in response #3. They didn't read the thread and are basically just selfishly talking only to make themselves heard.

Read the whole thread. If you don't have anything to add, don't. If you have questions, ask. If you have a new angle of analysis, bring it. If you disagree with some of the posters in the thread, air it out. Discuss. Rinse, repeat.

SSNL gets hit-n-run all the time by newbie posters. They post a few hands and are never heard from again. They think if they can play the specific hand they posted better, they will have learned all they need to know. IMHO, most of the learning around here comes from the act of discussing itself. Talking about NLHE challenges your perceptions of the game and refines the truth that you already know. If you are a n00b to SSNL, you will be much better served responding in existing hand threads, than beginning too many of your own.

NON-HAND THREADS AND MISC OTHER

As I said, 90%+ of the posts in SSNL are hand analysis threads. But, if that's all we had, the air would be kind of dry around here. And so we have some lc/nc (low content/no content) threads to add a little spice to the mix.

There are a few lc threads started by mods, like the monthly [cheese] thread and the Weekend Happy Thread. But, never fear, you too can start a lc thread that isn't locked, deleted, or gets you banned. I can't tell you what to post, but I can tell you a few topics to not touch when you are starting a thread.

--Vague, general, broad questions. This is real common for n00bs looking for a quick fix to their game. They don't include hands in their questions and are trying to find the correct poker-by-numbers kit so they can roll in the dough. Examples:

# "They keep minraising my TPTK and I never know what to do. What's your plan?"
# "What kind of flops should I avoid CB'ing on?"
# "What hands do you play UTG in 6-max?
# "In a minraised pot, what hands should I be calling with, and what hands should I be raising with?"
# "I need help with my game. I lost 12 buy-ins in 3 days. HELP"
# "I got AK, flop comes K high, is it ever right to check behind on the flop?"
# "I'm thinking about moving up. How are the games at NL200?"
# "Best site for SSNL?"

--blog posts. You can put your blog address in your profile, but it's not allowed to post it in the open in forum posts.

--coaching. You can say alot of stuff in your profile. Other than that, coaches aren't allowed to pimp their services, nor troll for students.

--stats posts. We don't care and usually can't help you very much looking at your stats. Here is a survey of many of the SSNL posters and you can check your stats to see how they line up. Link.

--questions about buddy lists or who should I avoid at NL100 on Stars or XXXXX is a huge donating fish at Party. Basically posts about specific players. It is OK to mention a known 2p2er (respectfully) in your thread if he is involved in the hand with you; but calling out other players by screenname is considered bad manners.

--where should I play/where do you play. Winrate questions. Should I move up/down. Should I quit poker. And the like. These kinds of questions are all just noisy and liable to be locked when discovered by a mod.

--profanity. 2p2 has profanity filters in place. Don't bypass them with creative spellings or spacings. It's not too difficult to communicate without cursing. Also, the words 'retard' and 'retarded' are not allowed (my personal crusade--aj)

--flaming. Not allowed. Good natured ribbing amongst known posters is, of course, OK.

The SSNL mods have taken a more active role in locking and deleting threads we have deemed unfit for this forum. We are trying to cut down on the noise and keep the atmosphere around here pleasant and vibrant. If you don't understand an action we have taken, please PM the mod, and you'll get an explanation.

2p2 is larger than just SSNL. We often have to move threads because the OP's post isn't suited for SSNL. All these forums are listed on the left green sidebar. Here's the most common forums we move threads to and why:

BBV - we don't care about your bad beats or your brags or your graphs showing how awesome you are or how much you suck. 2p2 has a forum just for that. Check it out. (Or post it in the [cheese] thread)

Rakeback - 2p2 only allows discussion of rakeback and affiliates in the rakeback forum.

Software - Discussions of the mechanics of datamining, Pokertracker, Gametime, PokerAce, MTH, etc. should go here.

Beginner - Real basic questions like definitions of certain terms, etc. can go here. Noobs check out this forum please.

Internet Bonuses - Discuss site's specific bonuses here.

Internet - Here is where you can ask alot of basic questions about online poker sites.

Psychology - Tilt questions and the like can go here.

Poker Theory - General theoretical questions can be posted here.

Well, that's about it. Welcome n00bs. Post well. Please read the master sticky as well. The FAQ is required reading. Also, the digests and links you'll find there are filled with some SSNL gold. Learn, live, grow, and enjoy the time you spend here in SSNL.
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**OFFICIAL** general forum stuff

devoted participants of SSNL:

i've talked a bit with orange and goofyballer about the state of the forum and now we'd like to talk to you, too.

please share anything on your minds.

we're happy with the forum overall - there's not a better one on the site for volume and quality of strategy discussion. people are generous, civil and patient. a very strong community exists.

and while this is first and foremost a strategy forum, we understand that fostering the community fosters the central mission of strategy discussion by developing relationships among posters and keeping people here. see the life thread, regs' threads, etc.

anyway - we'd like to hear your thoughts.

we talked a bit about our own and concluded the following-

effective immediately: no mention of names in strategy threads.

while we could rest this on any number of points, all we need note is that this is counterproductive to strategy discussion. (1) we would like strategy discussion to be a discussion based on articulable poker tendencies. (2) we would like to standardize the discussion - we don't know what reads posters will bring.
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so u mean threads entitled, "c/rai by oh-nahhh 200bb deep on river" arent allowed?
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so u mean threads entitled, "c/rai by oh-nahhh 200bb deep on river" arent allowed?
along with posting the actual names in teh thread also right?
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that is correct. no reference to a player EXCEPT by poker tendencies. no screen names, 2+2 names, etc.

this is a pet peeve of mine that goofy and orange agreed to implement. i should mention that this was never a huge issue, but it's worth putting in place
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Old 07-20-2010, 01:59 PM   #7
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im nervous to disagree with mr mod for fear of being banned but may i point out that sometimes among regs if you mention a villain's name, a bunch of posters will immediately know who im talking about and have a better feel for the situation and spot than if i just write a garden variety description. a couple pf stats and tendencies don't ever match up to thousands and thousands of hands of history...i feel like people will be able to reply more accurately if they know villain is a reg whom they play with day in and day out
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don't worry, nobody is going to be banned

while i understand your points, i'd ask you to consider mine. you're basically looking to get the best help for your specific hand - we're trying to make every thread worthwhile for every reader of SSNL.

if you wish to have a private discussion about a hand, feel free to do so - privately. if you wish to use the forums to start a public discussion, we need to make sure that the discussion is accessible and beneficial to all of SSNL.
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good idea!
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we're still going to be permitted to use names in the reg threads, right? It's sort of an informal requirement for discussion inside the ftp regs thread for names to be listed.

But I like this idea for the more general hand discussions in the main part the ssnl forum. A generalized description of villian and hero's perceptions according to HEM stats or past experience should suffice for a quality hand discussion, at least pertaining to the REM of that general situation, which is basically all anyone should be looking for.
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don't worry, nobody is going to be banned

while i understand your points, i'd ask you to consider mine. you're basically looking to get the best help for your specific hand - we're trying to make every thread worthwhile for every reader of SSNL.

if you wish to have a private discussion about a hand, feel free to do so - privately. if you wish to use the forums to start a public discussion, we need to make sure that the discussion is accessible and beneficial to all of SSNL.
understood. can we use screen names in the regs thread?

whats REM stand for again?
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this rule applies only to stand-alone threads. do what you like within the regs' threads pertinent to this.

i apologize if a lack of clarity has caused this subject to generate so much discussion - i really want this thread to be about you guys sharing any of your thoughts/observations/etc....
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I know this was suggested in MSNL but never happened... could we move all of the ***Official*** threads into a subforum? They take up a ton of space on the front page and end up bumping interesting threads off the main page which really slows down the discussion.

I love my ***Official Stars Regs*** as much as the next guy but I would be fine just clicking a subforum to find it.
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I know this was suggested in MSNL but never happened... could we move all of the ***Official*** threads into a subforum? They take up a ton of space on the front page and end up bumping interesting threads off the main page which really slows down the discussion.

I love my ***Official Stars Regs*** as much as the next guy but I would be fine just clicking a subforum to find it.
I really like this idea
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Me2, aswell as your idea terp.
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this rule applies only to stand-alone threads. do what you like within the regs' threads pertinent to this.
So this isn't to prevent villain from finding HH discussions about their play (which was my first thought), but more to cultivate better strat posts?
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i like it
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+1 for not allowing names in strat threads and also for a reg thread subforum. for example the ap/ub/cake/prima/etc -thread is mainly used by cake players, so finding information about prima for instance is pretty difficult. with a dedicated subforum a larger amount of threads could be made (one for every network).
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if someone very opposed to a subforum (or at least someone who has considered it and could imagine some negatives) could take a stab, that would be great

we can definitely look into this if the interest is there
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devils advocate, but well a lot of people just go straight to the regs threads/cheese/life so if they're in a subforum they would miss interesting strat threads (where only a catchy title draws them in).

side note: badly titled threads should get infractions/bans.
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I don't really have any suggestions that seem obvious to me. GG guys.
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if someone very opposed to a subforum (or at least someone who has considered it and could imagine some negatives) could take a stab, that would be great

we can definitely look into this if the interest is there
ok i'll try. the subforum split in software was crap and just caused you to have to click more buttons to get to what you want. there is definitely something to be said for just keeping everything in the one place and the blend of threads might be better than a whole page of strat posts (yawn). also what happens the cheese thread? i kind of associate that with the regs threads.


sorry that wasn't greatly convincing cos i like the idea of the subforum too.
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Originally Posted by El P View Post
devils advocate, but well a lot of people just go straight to the regs threads/cheese/life so if they're in a subforum they would miss interesting strat threads (where only a catchy title draws them in).

side note: badly titled threads should get infractions/bans.
the argument that people would read less strat posts because the other threads are in a sub-forum seems silly to me because you can pretty much already do this using the thread subscriptions. there are weeks where i don't even look at SSNL and only look at my subscriptions page and see which of the regs threads/cheese thread/life thread has new posts.

the point of the sub-forum is to remove clutter from the strategy forum when i'm actually interested in replying to some strat posts. for me its more difficult to try and find some good strategy threads when every other thread on the first page looks like:

****OFFICIAL xxxxxxxxxxxxx THREAD********

it also lets more actual strategy threads remain on the first page. i know you were just playing devil's advocate just want to throw my 2 cents in.
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