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Old 05-13-2013, 12:48 AM   #201
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Simple Software Solution:
If someone times out the full minute from an initial waitlist prompt (ie: they are away from keyboard, get a prompt for a waitlist spot and never respond in any way), remove them from all their waitlists.

Sometimes at the end of a session I forget to leave waitlists and go take a piss, get food, whatever, and when my waitlist spots come up I just end up timing them all out. I'm sure plenty of others do the same.
This may not work because it is nearly impossible to properly decline a seat right now. We've talked about this a lot in the past few pages. But ya, I agree. if they can make it easier to properly decline your seat, this should be awesome.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:49 AM   #202
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Looks like king of the hill has been implemented across all high stakes NL/PL/FL 6m/full ring tables. There is no reason why this shouldnt be the case at all stakes.
Yes, something has to happen at the smaller stakes too!

What is "King of the Hill"?
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:47 AM   #203
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This may not work because it is nearly impossible to properly decline a seat right now. We've talked about this a lot in the past few pages. But ya, I agree. if they can make it easier to properly decline your seat, this should be awesome.
I mean the very first prompt, where you'll typically click "yes" if you want to check out the table. So if you completely ignore that dialog box, then it should take you off the waitlists. The inability to easily decline a seat after you've clicked yes is a huge pain, but it seems to be beyond the comprehension of Pokerstars Steve.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:21 AM   #204
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Yes, something has to happen at the smaller stakes too!

What is "King of the Hill"?
being from texas i figured you'd know this one!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3C_wLCZ18M
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:47 AM   #205
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Looks like king of the hill has been implemented across all high stakes NL/PL/FL 6m/full ring tables. There is no reason why this shouldnt be the case at all stakes.
****ing haaaaaate the idea of king of the hill. all this bull**** idiots are complaining about is irrelevant. Now they implement a system that benefits the very best players. Yeah makes perfect sense.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:15 AM   #206
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Re: Discussion regarding the state of PokerStars LHE cash games! (PokerStars Feedback)

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Looks like king of the hill has been implemented across all high stakes NL/PL/FL 6m/full ring tables. There is no reason why this shouldnt be the case at all stakes.
Assuming all goes well, we will roll it out to lower stakes, but the limit on non-dealing tables per type might be higher than 1 at much lower stakes.


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Excellent! Let me suggest you remove the ability to sit out at a dealing table while playing (posting blind) on others. Otherwise there will be table campers all over just like on Party.
We have evaluated this frequent suggestion thoroughly. After close examination, we see problems with its implementation. One such problem is figuring out what to do when a multi-tabler times out on a table.

We will be removing the ability to sit out on a non-dealing table, likely within the next month or two.

As far as players sitting out on tables that are still dealing, we do have rules covering certain such situations which we enforce manually in response to complaints. The problems that might be seen on other sites now were once quite present at PokerStars as well. Our enforcement of our rules, while not perfect, has already resulted in improvements in the situation.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:48 AM   #207
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Re: Discussion regarding the state of PokerStars LHE cash games! (PokerStars Feedback)

And I am now like 0 for 50 on getting Stars to acknowledge any of my suggestions about improving the games via email or the forums. But I will not give up! That's right PokerStars Steve, I am going to keep trying to make PokerStars a better place for everyone no matter how many times you guys ignore me! I will not go away! I cannot be stopped! Get used to me!
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:04 AM   #208
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Re: Discussion regarding the state of PokerStars LHE cash games! (PokerStars Feedback)

Don't want to jump to conclusions too soon, but it does seem there's more action at high stakes now.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:09 AM   #209
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Assuming all goes well, we will roll it out to lower stakes, but the limit on non-dealing tables per type might be higher than 1 at much lower stakes.




We have evaluated this frequent suggestion thoroughly. After close examination, we see problems with its implementation. One such problem is figuring out what to do when a multi-tabler times out on a table.

We will be removing the ability to sit out on a non-dealing table, likely within the next month or two.

As far as players sitting out on tables that are still dealing, we do have rules covering certain such situations which we enforce manually in response to complaints. The problems that might be seen on other sites now were once quite present at PokerStars as well. Our enforcement of our rules, while not perfect, has already resulted in improvements in the situation.
Please do so immediately, now that I try to get action of the reg that is occupying the 1 seat available at 15/30 and 30/60, they often wont play but refuse to stand up; instead they keep sitting in the magic seat to exploit the system further till another player joins, then insta-sit in with them in the button.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:31 AM   #210
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Re: Discussion regarding the state of PokerStars LHE cash games! (PokerStars Feedback)

Did they implement King of the Hill at 5/10-10/20 overnight? it looks like they might have, either that or i'm going crazy.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:38 PM   #211
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It looks like it. There's no 'table starter' though.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:23 PM   #212
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Re: Discussion regarding the state of PokerStars LHE cash games! (PokerStars Feedback)

really love the change. already seem a lot more reg vs reg head up battle. thank you pokerstars for listening
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:32 AM   #213
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Pokerstars successfully killing the game, gg
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:08 AM   #214
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care to explain? I mean unless you are one of the reg that sit at billiiiion of table and instant sit out when it fill up. please share your ideas on making the game better. maybe we should add 15/30+ huhu table just for you and banned any reg from sitting at your table will that help make the game better?
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:20 AM   #215
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Re: Discussion regarding the state of PokerStars LHE cash games! (PokerStars Feedback)

they should certainly add higher stakes hu tables, for every game and every stake.

that, coupled with these changes, will cut down on a ton of the shenanigans

could see some merit in 4max tables but as long as hu is there im satisfied.
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:54 AM   #216
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Re: Discussion regarding the state of PokerStars LHE cash games! (PokerStars Feedback)

Hey guys, I'm strictly a FR limit player but glad to have stumbled onto this thread. Interested in discussion of how to promote LHE to the masses, playing FR LHE is like being a ****ing jedi knight, a 'sad devotion to an ancient religion'.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:17 AM   #217
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Re: Discussion regarding the state of PokerStars LHE cash games! (PokerStars Feedback)

are other reg. reporting pinkfoxx? he constantly sit at a bunch of 6 max and FR will play his btn and leave against reg. he been doing this for so long and not getting punish.
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:31 AM   #218
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Re: Discussion regarding the state of PokerStars LHE cash games! (PokerStars Feedback)

https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/18...harma-1329932/

You can write about him in that thread
But yeah, just report asap. As one of the reps said, we are making a mistake of not reporting as many times as possible.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:54 AM   #219
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Even if some slow players only play a few tables that's no reason at all not to tackle the problem of those who are slow because they are playing too many. Someone playing many tables slowly is much more of a problem than someone paying a few slowly and its easy for you to deal with.
We already lower the Table Cap of players who meet these criteria, and as mentioned I will be looking into being harsher on players who are acting too slowly going forward.

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Can you at least promise to come back with the results of some overall analysis of average time to acts in LHE and giving us some hard facts on how slow the worst players are, how many tables they play and how many of them there are. I dont expect names or even exact numbers but I would hope its time to move past 'impressions'. I expect its just a few and very little action by you is required to make a huge difference.
I will take a closer look into this as part of my efforts to better address slow players in LHE, but Iím unlikely to share any of the resulting numbers in public.

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If there are people who mail on almost a daily basis and don't see any change, it's understandable they feel like something more structural needs to be done.
Again, specific examples of screen names that you feel have been getting away with breaking the rules would be helpful. Anyone can feel free to PM me with any player they think is breaking the rules and has been getting away with it despite being reported, and I will take a look into their case.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:03 AM   #220
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We already lower the Table Cap of players who meet these criteria, and as mentioned I will be looking into being harsher on players who are acting too slowly going forward.
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I will take a closer look into this as part of my efforts to better address slow players in LHE, but Iím unlikely to share any of the resulting numbers in public.
Thank you.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:06 AM   #221
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:53 PM   #222
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Great news Nick

As for king of the hill, it has a glitch where it spawns a new table when the original KotH table starts dealing. When the original table stops dealing, you get booted while the new table (often a player looking for anything but a 6max game) stays. It should be the last opened non-dealing table that shuts down.
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Old 05-17-2013, 04:48 PM   #223
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Great news Nick

As for king of the hill, it has a glitch where it spawns a new table when the original KotH table starts dealing. When the original table stops dealing, you get booted while the new table (often a player looking for anything but a 6max game) stays. It should be the last opened non-dealing table that shuts down.
What he said.
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:42 PM   #224
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I don't think it's a glitch. It would be weird if the player who wants to start a new game just randomly gets booted.
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:55 PM   #225
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KOtH implented. Great. But look at this post from piranha:

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Also worth mentioning since I learned this the other day from Baard: it's acceptable to refuse heads up action and sit out at a table but when the third player sits you're forced to play or leave.
What's the point in KOtH if you can just sitout lol?
I mean yeah, they are going to remove siting out at non-dealing tables in 2 months, but still...
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