More of the usual 2+2 haugtiness in recent days, courtesy of an event for a good cause — research and treatment for the chromosonal defect 22Q — and a marathon poker podcast at VegasPokerRadio.com. This special edition of the Filthy Limper podcast will attempt 50 hours straight of poker and charity podcasting in support of the cause.
As happens so often with these events, getting the word out can sometimes cause its own difficulties. One of the people associated with the effort mentioned the all-star cast of poker and celebrity personages who will appear on the show. At least two dozen poker peeps of note will be checking in for a guest chat (sorry, the 22Q.org site doesn’t seem to have the list).
The person in question tried to publicize the list of people appearing as a news item at 2+2, while not mentioning the charity or doing any linking. Nope, still verboten by the minions at Castle Malmuth.
Which is, of course, just as stupid as everything else over at the unfortunately largest poker forum in existence. Co-owner Mason Malmuth stepped in just long enough to defend his mods’ actions while sneaking in an accidental (whoops!) plug for his own who-gives-a-rat’s-ass charitable foundation. The argument presented by 2+2 is that allowing charitable posts would overrun the forum, but it is, as usual, balderdash. All that needs to be done is to set up a special sub-forum for poker-charity works, and dictate that all charity stuff goes there.
But the folks at 2+2 never seem to be able to resist an opportunity to overreach with their authority and make themselves look like fools. The non-linking thread was deleted, as were other threads discussing whether the deletion of the charity thread was proper. And it all drew the attention of folks such as Daniel Negreanu, who hates 2+2 anyway, and whose Tweet about the upcoming charity event probably gave it ten times more exposure than it would have otherwise achieved anyway.
Since it’s become a real news piece, other outlets are picking up the podcast story, like here at KAP and like this one.
All’s well that ends well, and class is as class does. When it comes to that class, one need not look to 2+2.
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