Friday, November 17, 2006

Update

I want to make it very clear that I am not accusing these guys of anything more than making a mistake in judgment. I don't think there are any reparations necessary. I was not at any time upset about what happened, as I said it just made me uncomfortable.

I was unhappy with Jordan's post because it seemed like he was saying "The reason I won had nothing to do with playing under Gary's name." This might even be true, but it impossible to say, and entirely beside the point.

I also want to point out that all three of these guys are REALLY GREAT GUYS. They are always fun to play poker with, and fun to chat with. I do not think that this incident is any reflection on their character. I do not think these guys are in any way dishonest. They are very genuine and candid guys. I feel privileged that they call me a friend. It never even occurred to me that this prank would do something to jeopardize those friendships. It's really not that big of a deal.

I was very shocked to read Jordan's "I apologize if you were offended" type post as it felt like a non-apology apology. I can only conclude that my post was perceived as an attack on him and his character, and he felt like he needed to defend himself and his play in the tournament. This was not my intention. I wanted to know if my concern was an overreaction. If I wanted to attack, it would have been pretty unmistakable. I think I've proven that I'm very capable of that.

Even now as I re-read Jordan's post, I see where he says "I don't think that Gary's screenname is accountable for 100% of my winnings." He is obviously admitting what I was looking for in his post. I definitely overlooked that when I first commented and posted about it.

Jordan has much more clearly stated his position, and my conclusion (that he didn't think he gained an advantage by using Gary's name) was incorrect. I want to thank him for tolerating my harsh responses to his post, and clearing that up for me.

I am completely happy with the resolution to this ugly incident.

4 comments:

HighOnPoker said...

Duggles, thanks for the update and for setting this conversation back on course. I give you great respect for explaining your stance a bit more, and I'm sorry that my apology came off as a justification of the prank. I was trying to justify how my win wasn't only based on G's image, but it was the wrong place and the wrong time.

TripJax said...

Thanks Duggle for letting us know your update. I appreciate it.

I'm putting this issue to bed and drinking heavily tonight. I hope others join me...

I may even play some poker, as myself!

DuggleBogey said...

How funny is it that Gary is probably reading all this at work but can't respond?

Iakaris aka I.A.K. said...

Came to all this way late, but I really like this update Duggles. Lucid, warm and just about as ghey as we pokerbloggers are supposed to be.