Originally Posted by OTPKOP
It's not essentially anything. It's flat out cheating and it's disgusting.
I feel like we're getting angry at water for being wet here...
This isn't your grandpa's poker universe, coaching is a huge part of the game at this point, and a significant part of coaching is watching your students while they're playing and offering advice. While this does violate the principle of "one hand, one player", it's just the way of things at the moment and people should be aware that that's the way it is. While it's bad form to talk about this sort of stuff to a certain extent as people don't really like to acknowledge that it's happening, people need to accept that part of the deal of playing online is that you're never really sure exactly who you're playing against. We can get irritable about it until we're blue in the face, but nothing will change so it's probably best to save our energy for more important stuff.