Bullying in poker has two meanings and sadly, both are prevalent. You will likely see it on tables and forums on a daily basis. The first kind of bullying is the ‘at the table bullying', using your stack to build more of a stack. This is part of poker and I won't be discussing this, mainly because I am not qualified to do so, not being a good enough player.
The bullying I am here to discu[...] Read more » Bullying
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 30 (M)
I dont know about internet bullying but in real life i would suggest Emimems approach to bullys and beat them over the head with a broom.
Brain damage - Eminem
[Doctor] Scalpel [Nurse] Here [Doctor] Sponge [Nurse] Here [Doctor] Wait.. he's convulsing, he's convulsing! [Nurse] Ah! [Doctor] We're gonna have to shock him! [Nurse] Oh my! Oh my God! [Doctor] We're gonna have to shock him! [Nurse] Oh my God!
[Eminem] These are the results of a thousand electric volts A neck with bolts, "Nurse we're losin him, check the pulse!" A kid who refused to respect adults Wore spectacles with taped frames and a freckled nose A corny lookin white boy, scrawny and always ornery Cause I was always sick of brawny bullies pickin on me And I might snap, one day just like that I decided to strike back and flatten every tire on the bike rack (Swooosh) My first day in junior high, this kid said, "It's you and I, three o'clock sharp this afternoon you die" I looked at my watch it was one twenty "I already gave you my lunch money what more do you want from me?!?" He said, "Don't try to run from me, you'll just make it worse..." My palms were sweaty, and I started to shake at first Something told me, "Try to fake a stomach ache it works" I screamed, "Owww! My appendix feels like they could burst! Teacher, teacher, quick I need a naked nurse!" [teacher] "What's the matter?" [Eminem] "I don't know, my leg, it hurts!" [teacher] "Leg?! I thought you said it was your tummy?" [Eminem] "Oh! I mean it is , but i also got a bum knee." [Teacher] "Mr.mathers the fun n games are over. And just for that stunt, you're gonna get some extra homework." [Eminem] "But don't you wanna give me after school detention?" [teacher] "Nah, that bully wants to beat your ass and ima let him."
Chorus: repeat 2X
Brain damage, ever since the day I was born Drugs is what they used to say I was on They say I never knew which way I was goin But everywhere I go they keep playin my song
[Eminem] Brain damage.. Way before my baby daughter Hailie I was harassed daily by this fat kid named D'Angelo Bailey An eighth grader who acted obnoxious, cause his father boxes so everyday he'd shove me in the lockers One day he came in the bathroom while I was pissin And had me in the position to beat me into submission He banged my head against the urinal til he broke my nose, Soaked my clothes in blood, grabbed me and choked my throat I tried to plead and tell him, "We shouldn't beef" But he just wouldn't leave, he kept chokin me and I couldn't breathe He looked at me and said, "You gonna die honkey!" The principal walked in (What's going on in here?) and started helpin him stomp me I made them think they beat me to death Holdin my breath for like five minutes before they finally left Then I got up and ran to the janitor's storage booth Kicked the door hinge loose and ripped out the four inch screws Grabbed some sharp objects, brooms, and foreign tools "This is for every time you took my orange juice, or stole my seat in the lunchroom and drank my chocolate milk. Every time you tipped my tray and it dropped and spilt. I'm gettin you back bully! Now once and for good." I cocked the broomstick back and swung hard as I could and beat him over the head with it til I broke the wood Knocked him down, stood on his chest with one foot.. .. Made it home, later that same day Started reading a comic, and suddenly everything became gray I couldn't even see what I was tryin to read I went deaf, and my left ear started to bleed My mother started screamin, "What are you on, drugs?!? Look at you, you're gettin blood all over my rug!" (Sorry!) She beat me over the head with the remote control opened a hole, and my whole brain fell out of my skull I picked it up and screamed, "Look bitch, what have you done?!?" [Mother] "Oh my God, I'm sorry son" [Eminem] "Shut up you cunt!" I said, "F**k it!" Took it and stuck it back up in my head then I sewed it shut and put a couple of screws in my neck
Posted by IceQueenAce: I totally disagree. It only becomes a norm of society when people allow it to become normal. All the time we stand against it, is not normal and something can be done about it. People say things online in all forms, not just poker. And it isn't because they are looking for an advantage, it is because they are simply bullying. They WOULDNT do it in real life because frankly, they would get a punch in the mouth for it. So they do it online where they can have a degree of anominity (sp?). I would say they are anything but normal.
I did not say it has become the norm. I said the norms were always shifting. Just because we now take bullying as a vicious and vile act, it doesn't mean ithis was always the case. And of course they are doing it in real life, not everybody capable or even care for punching back.
We are totally speaking about a different thing while we are speaking about the same thing here.
Posted by Openphase: Copy of email sent to BRM support:
"I posted my first forum comment in which I mention my age --62-- an eagle eyed 'Mobster' pointed out that my registration age was 59. I don't know if I made a typo --when registering-- or I subconsciously wished to be 50'ish instead of 60'ish but I cannot find a way to make the correction. My accurate birth date is December 20, 1952. Can you correct please or direct me on correct method."
To StheP: Someday you'll be 62 and understand
Damn I feel like I just got 'carded' oh yea... the (M) is correct I just checked.
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