Posted by Dorothy2Morrow (Gold Member) (Ranked 24 on Gin (Gaming Safari) Ladder) on March 11, 2015 at 04:04:43 PDT:
In Reply to: Re: Kibitizing posted by farmerrich_2000 (Leadop) on March 09, 2015 at 17:26:57 PDT:
If a person tried to distract a player, or settle disputes at a table while kibutzing, that would be rude, but coming in just to see the score and leaving, in my opinion is not in the least rude.
When a game is lasting over 25 minutes, people do tend to wonder why. Especially if the person is waiting for a defend game from one of those players. I think we've all experienced people who are stalling in order not to play that defend! This happened to me recently, and the person kept talking smack in the lobby rather than playing their game, as usual! There are all kinds of ways that players can stall, and when they are doing it on purpose, and wasting time talking in the lobby, it really is bad sportsmanship. Sometimes it's hard to remain a good sport, when you witness some being such jackasses.
I love Skipoles idea about hovering your mouse over the table and being able to see the score.
: You are welcome to your opinion.
: First, we have no rule against kibitz in our regular games lounge.
: Second, you state that if someone doesn't have the time then they shouldn't enter the lounge. Yes, if you only had 10 minutes then you shouldn't enter. But if you have 20-25 minutes, and there are 2 playing, then it is different. If the game being played ends soon, then you have plenty of time. If that game has a low score then it will probably not end soon.
: Third, in my opinion, there is nothing wrong with checking the score and then leaving.
: Fourth, if anyone was abusive when visiting the table then screen shots could be taken and a complaint made.