RIP Chatbox Trolls – How To Defeat Poker’s Online Keyboard Warriors

Barry Carter looks at why chat abuse exists.

It’s no secret that a sure fire way to drive off new poker players is to abuse them for their mistakes or poor play. Still, in chatboxes across the internet the poker trolls are gunna troll and verbally abuse would-be grinders by wishing death and disease on them…or worse, calling them “donkeys.”

Pokerstrategy's Barry Carter takes to his column to not only help you identify how and why these people continually spew their hateful (yet sometimes funny) words, but how you can take all their power away from them. Why does Barry do this? In defense of his dear mum (we always knew Cater was a good guy).

There is a very compelling explanation by John Suler about why we abandon so many rules of polite society when we are online, which is called the online disinhibition effect. It mostly relates to social media and forums, but the poker chat box applies too.

Wanna see the 6 reasons why people feel so free to say such horrible things? Check it out: Why does poker chatbox abuse happen?

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call the Virginia Council on Problem Gambling (VACPG) helpline at 1-888-532-3500
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