Ok, I think there is a reason why a thread like this has some positive possibilities and why people should collect evidence, post it here and send it to stars. After having a long back and forth, you will see from their final reply that it looks like they will now be taking proactive steps vs grimmers.
Originally Posted by pontylad
guys, this is ridiculous. i just got grimmed about a dozen times by player "Kak igrat'?" from kazaksthan at 100nl 6max. Nice that people are allowed to play so scummy on the site and nothing be done.
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Originally Posted by pontylad
Lol, The guy is well known for grimming regs and leaving. His name has been mentioned multiple times in regards to this on the 2+2 forums, Why not just do a simple break down of the number of btns he plays when hu at ring tables? would be surprised if it wasn't obvious. I mean, i didn't expect stars to want to send out warnings to players for doing stuff like this but it just takes one warning to reduce people from doing it as much in future (even if they've done it by mistake before). But to say this next bit
"Please understand that it may happen from time to time that
> people will change their mind about playing at a table, and that
> a player will not post a blind literally every time they sit at a
> new table. In this case, given the player's history, it appears
> to be an isolated, non-malicious incident and the player will be
> given the benefit of the doubt that they had to leave the table
> for a legitimate reason, such as a phone call."
Is total nonsense. He did it i think 8 times in a row vs me alone. He infact always posts blind then sits out, leaves and starts a new table, rinses and repeats if any reg sits him. Is just annoying to get such an obtuse response such as "he may be answering his phone". But I suspect I won't be able to change your mind so will leave it at that. He is also part of the reason for the "name the scum bag regs" thread that was created on 2+2. I will just vent my frustrations there instead.
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So yeah, lets make this a thread to document these type of actions and keep stars informed (grimming/sitting out and in, in time with fish). They appear to be listening. Whilst many do and many don't think the table starting thing is scummy, it should be left and our efforts concentrated on other clearer cases of douchebaggery.