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Words sprawl within a chat room — defined by ugly capitals and exclamations, unaware of grammar and its rules. They profess enthusiasm for a game, celebrate every round; but their appearance suggests a lack of respect. And other players are forced to read dizzying letters (the streams of fonts, symbols and emoticons). Translating the expressions would result in shrieks, and such sounds would never be allowed in brick and mortar buildings.
Online casinos, however, spark a disregard for basic courtesy. The rules of etiquette are often ignored due to anonymity — even when no offense is truly intended.
Among the most common (and most innocent) breaches of gambling conduct is the misuse of chat rooms. Virtual casinos supply ways to communicate, allowing games to appear social. Often, however, users will resort to childish formats, spellings and styles — bombarding their fellow players with excessive capital letters, strange punctuations and even links to alternative sites. Every round becomes a tribute to nonsense.
This is a mistake — and one that must be corrected. Etiquette demands respect between users. All players must refrain from exchanging useless information. It distracts from the games and renders them ineffective. Chat sessions are meant to provide relief from the silence. This is not an excuse, however, for absurdity.
Obeying this form of conduct is — fortunately — easy. Users must simply remember to moderate themselves, tailoring their eagerness appropriately. This ensures that every round is worthwhile… instead of frustrating those involved.
Etiquette demands concise language. This is not a suggestion.