There's not anything I can add to what you say. Some people play for fun, and that fun is ruined when people make personal attacks in the lobby or play the revenge game. I am not sure what some people get out of that - it certainly can't make them feel better about themselves. They still probably go kick their dog or beat their child when it's all done.
Just to perhaps suggest that it's more rewarding to let all that go and use this as an escape from the day's drama, and to not worry about whether you won or lost or to seek retribution for getting the queen last February, everyone will find this more enjoyable.
It was decided long before I got here that this tournament was open to all players regardless of skill level, and while some will be competitive, it should be enjoyable by all. Getting mad at slow players, new players, players who don't play as well as you do, etc., is a matter such people will have to deal with in our tournament.
Threats and personal attacks will not be tolerated, and us hosts need to crack down on that. As for players who ruin games by playing revenge habitually, I am not so clear how to handle that. I just hope they see the light someday.
: As with all leagues I have played in, there
: are players that are there for different
: 1. The player who enjoys the game. This
: player plays as fairly as his/her cards
: dictate to get low and keep the scores
: 2. The player who has to win at all costs.
: These players usually pass the singleton
: queen, even when holding a handful of
: spades. They are also the ones that when
: passed a queen and backers hit the first
: person that exposes themselves to a hit,
: whether high or low. Often times, in these
: games the high man is hit constantly.
: 3. The revenge player. These players have a
: grudge against a player, or if they get the
: queen first hand, target the player who gave
: it to them. I often play a hand to the end,
: even though I could tram, to see what that
: person has in their hand. Often, that player
: could have got low, or could have given a
: moon to the lowman with the person covering
: being in 3rd place and not the designated
: coverer for that hand.
: There are many reasons why cards are passed
: and played; and I totally understand when
: someone has a badly dealt handÖÖand one can
: usually see that. I just donít understand
: why players wont play the game, as best they
: can, to get low man.
: I have seen a lot of anger in the last few
: weeks, and have sat back and asked myself
: why would someone get so angry over a game
: of cards? I have witnessed one player reel
: off abut 6 names, mine included, as being
: terrible players in the lobby no less. Since
: I have never seen myself as a brilliant
: player, I take it this player felt proud of
: his/her action. However Iím sure most in the
: room were thinking the same as me, which was
: what a pathetic soul. I really enjoy the
: games I have played with good players who
: are not only fun and courteous, but try to
: play their hand to make the game enjoyable.
: Itís easy to play revengeÖ.itís much harder
: to play a well played game and nobody,
: except category 2 above, minds losing if
: itís a good game.
: Sorry, I needed to post this in the hopes
: that some will rethink how they play to make
: is fun for everyone.