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Old 12-12-2007, 02:47 AM   #1
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This forum exists to facilitate the discussion of books, magazines, videos/DVDs, and other poker related publications.

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Keep your new threads and posts on topic. All other content will be moved to the appropriate forum or deleted.

Please make use of the search function before posting. Instructions on how to use the search function can be found here. We do encourage new discussions on everything in this forum. However, your basic questions about what books to read, for example, has most likely been discussed. Use the search function to obtain an answer. The search function is located in the middle of the top menu bar at all times.

Be specific in your requests. If you would like to know what book to read next provide details. Details would include but are not limited to:
Type of game: Limit Hold'em, No-Limit Hold'em, Pot-Limit Omaha, etc
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Be specific in your replies. If someone is looking for thoughts on a book give them an answer and information to support your answer. Do not just say, "it sucks" or "skip it". Provide the OP with your reasoning. If you're to take the time to reply do it right. Simply saying, "it sucks" does not help anyone and does not encourage discussion. Replies like that which are unsupported will be deleted and the member posting it may receive an infraction.

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Old 09-28-2008, 07:10 PM   #2
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Just to add on a friendly request: Please don't recommend (or knock) a book that YOU haven't read personally.

I know there are some books that are extremely popular, and others that are universally reviled, but mindlessly parroting other posters' recommendations isn't really helping anyone. I know some of you are trying to help new posters and all, but still.
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:17 AM   #3
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Re: About This Forum

I know this might sound dumb, but for someone quite new to this forum and poker books i dont know what a lot of the abreviations used for certain books are for (good example), could we have a sticky with the common books and abbreviations used?
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:24 AM   #4
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Many of them can be found here.
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Old 05-26-2009, 05:08 PM   #5
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Sorry, but we are not going to allow publishers/authors answer sales related questions on 2+2 any longer, technically this has never been allowed but it often slipped through the cracks - we are beginning to crack down. Two Plus Two Publishing doesn't post promotional messages on other company's websites, I think its fair to expect the same from other publishers and authors. Non 2+2 authors are welcome to answer user questions on the forum provided that they are answering questions about content and not promotional in nature.

I hope this clarifies things a bit, I will try to get this added to the forum FAQ very soon.

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