I stayed away most of June because the games were just getting too aggrevating. The only reason to play is to enjoy a little competition, and chat a bit. I appreciate the effort of our ITOP hosts who are trying to change the tournament vibe!
: We have certainly gotten to where this is
: obvious to most players. In order to avoid
: losing any more decent people, we are
: cracking down and enforcing the rules
: strictly. I plan to continue signing in as
: 1TOP as long as necessary in order to
: restore this tournament to being a peaceful
: place where people can come in and play
: without suffering aggression and rude
: Two players are currently DQ'd for this.
: One played under a hider nic on the 1st but
: was handled when it became clear who it was.
: That same player showed up last night but
: was excluded from playing and said nothing.
: I think all who played the last two nights
: enjoyed good games without the usual drama,
: and if this continues for a while, the
: culture will change to where no one will
: tolerate such behaviour which makes it
: easier to root out and prevent.
: To your point, the DQ'd players will be
: allowed to return, but if they do not accept
: the new normal, we will permanently ban
: them. It will take diligence to enforce
: that since people do use hider nics, but
: it's the only way we can save the tournament
: as Lee will fold it if it continues like it
: I want to get to where I can play again and
: others who gave up will come back, too.
: --Previous Message--
: I read Takeahart's message. I wish the host
: or the powers to be, terminate players who
: are consistently disruptive. 98 percent of
: the hearts players are respectful of others.
: The best hearts site and I don't want to
: lose it.