Thread Rating:

Chigu
Chigu
Joined: Feb 13, 2019
  • Threads: 0
  • Posts: 29
February 21st, 2019 at 12:50:50 AM permalink
Why would I be suspended ? I did not call him a name, I stated that there was no need for him to be one. Just because I used another word for the male genatalia? As opposed to being passive aggressive as he was? Which I did not provoke nor was it called for.

I want to be a contributing member on this forum and I joined in good faith to state opinions and discuss what I am currently doing and posting my actual results. Whether it be positive or negative.

I am willing to continue posting but if this is the tone of the forum, I donít need the negativity. I am not expecting anyone to agree with me but all the posts prior to that one have been constructive criticism. However when a poster discusses my job/wife etc. that is crossing the line.

If that poster must know, I make a 6 figure salary plus a 25% bonus.
Minty
Minty
Joined: Jan 23, 2015
  • Threads: 5
  • Posts: 330
Thanks for this post from:
odiousgambitOnceDearChigu
February 21st, 2019 at 2:22:09 AM permalink
You seem nice enough, and so I'll just kind of fill ya in on how it often goes with posters that enter the forum with threads similar to this. They make a claim about consistently winning a negative expectation game. Many other posters jump on them saying it's not possible, it's temporary or make sarcastic comments. Poster of new thread gets frustrated and leaves forum for good or leaves but returns under another account only to be banned in what may end up being a cycle that frequently repeats.

You've been more humble than most that come in with these threads and it's that lack of cockiness and the fact you have some understanding of the house edge and long term that make it seem like you could stay here. This thread will only spiral into negativity if it continues though, so I hope you continue to make other gambling related posts or threads but of a different sort.
"Favorable bets are called 'investments.' Unfavorable bets constitute 'gambling.' -William Poundstone quoting John Kelly Jr. in Fortune's Formula
OnceDear
Administrator
OnceDear
Joined: Jun 1, 2014
  • Threads: 43
  • Posts: 3944
Thanks for this post from:
Chigu
February 21st, 2019 at 2:43:51 AM permalink
Quote: Chigu

Why would I be suspended ? I did not call him a name, I stated that there was no need for him to be one. Just because I used another word for the male genatalia? As opposed to being passive aggressive as he was? Which I did not provoke nor was it called for.

I want to be a contributing member on this forum and I joined in good faith to state opinions and discuss what I am currently doing and posting my actual results. Whether it be positive or negative.

I am willing to continue posting but if this is the tone of the forum, I donít need the negativity. I am not expecting anyone to agree with me but all the posts prior to that one have been constructive criticism. However when a poster discusses my job/wife etc. that is crossing the line.

If that poster must know, I make a 6 figure salary plus a 25% bonus.

Hi Chigu,

As a moderator, I saw Axel's post and it was indeed sarcastic. I'm pretty sure it wasn't meant to see you bankrupt. Please don't be offended or driven away, but dice influencers and craps players with a winning strategy always get derided here. Consider it a favour to you to try to show you the error of your ways before you hit a perfectly expected losing streak. I think you know reality well enough.
As I said: If you are enjoying the game and playing within your budget then good for you. However your comment about regular after work visits sounds like the start of compulsive behaviour. The worst thing that can happen at this stage is an early winning streak. Believe me, they are expensive.

As to telling Axel not to be a dick. I personally judge that as a measured response and will not suspend you for it, but please show more restraint in future. Note that Wizard is very tough on personal insults and he might not be so lenient.

To Axel I say.... Please don't be a d make new posters uncomfortable. We can say 'I told you so', later.

Looking forward to Chigu's future contributions.

Oh... And Chigu. As I understand it, if you are in the USA, you are obliged to report and pay taxes on all table winnings. The fact that there is no paper trail is moot.
If you are enjoying the game, you're already winning.
OnceDear
Administrator
OnceDear
Joined: Jun 1, 2014
  • Threads: 43
  • Posts: 3944
February 21st, 2019 at 2:52:21 AM permalink
Quote: Zcore13

Aaaaand he gets his first suspension. Update us on Sunday when you get back.


ZCore13

Not by me, this time. I hope Wizard accepts my ruling, but I won't get upset if he doesn't.

YMMV.

OD
If you are enjoying the game, you're already winning.
sabre
sabre
Joined: Aug 16, 2010
  • Threads: 1
  • Posts: 671
February 21st, 2019 at 3:11:12 AM permalink
Quote: Chigu

I donít get it. Wins are not taxable and losses are not tax deductible.



The 2nd part is right if you don't itemize. The 1st part is super duper extra wrong.
lilredrooster
lilredrooster
Joined: May 8, 2015
  • Threads: 148
  • Posts: 2334
Thanks for this post from:
odiousgambit
February 21st, 2019 at 10:14:43 AM permalink
leaving the table and calling it a day with a smallish win or a smallish loss does not constitute a winning system

but it's a pretty good way for a recreational gambler to play (comparatively)

he's much better off than a gambler betting the same amount on each roll and playing for a long time, many hours

his bankroll is much less exposed to the house edge
it's not the size of the dog in the fight that matters........................it's the size of the fight in the dog
Chigu
Chigu
Joined: Feb 13, 2019
  • Threads: 0
  • Posts: 29
February 22nd, 2019 at 9:43:02 AM permalink
Thanks OnceDear. I was going to continue to post my wins and losses, but it looks like it will create a negative attitude on here. I will continue to post on other topics.

Cheers.
Lovecomps
Lovecomps
Joined: Aug 12, 2018
  • Threads: 54
  • Posts: 250
February 22nd, 2019 at 6:16:34 PM permalink
My my, this thread got nasty very quickly.
The best things in life are not free.
AxelWolf
AxelWolf
Joined: Oct 10, 2012
  • Threads: 128
  • Posts: 16441
Thanks for this post from:
Zcore13OnceDear
February 22nd, 2019 at 10:52:41 PM permalink
I was in no way trying to disrespect or say anything negative about his family. I was just trying to cover all the excuses one may have to not get super rich. I do apologize for even bring them up in the first place.

I did send him a PM with an apology, and from what I gathered we are good with a nice dialog going. I actually think there is a chance we might get though to him and he will see the light. It might take some doing.

I admit some of us(mainly me) may have taken the wrong approach with him since he does not seem arrogant and hard headed like some of the other more famous DI's/System players the forum has had to deal with. Conformation biases can be very hard to dismiss, I should always consider that aspect. In this case, maybe just maybe we should have tried killing him with kindness.

I look forward to his continued participation on the forum and who knows, perhaps one day we will meet up and become friends.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
MichaelBluejay
MichaelBluejay
Joined: Sep 17, 2010
  • Threads: 28
  • Posts: 694
Thanks for this post from:
kgb92
February 22nd, 2019 at 11:18:16 PM permalink
Quote: Chigu

I donít get it. Wins are not taxable and losses are not tax deductible.

Wins are indeed taxable, and losses are deductible in certain cases. See my article, Taxes on Gambling.

  • Jump to: