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What is the Future of PSO and their Blogs?

By: gtwi @ 23:47 (EDT) / 391 / Comment ( 2 )

I was inspired by RiverFlats blog today as he wrote about his concerns for the future of Blogs with PSO and maybe even the PSO in total.  He stated how very few of the 'Old Members' are writing blog's anymore but also, it seems be to the same, with new members as well.  The Forums still seem to be busy, but then, I've noticed that alot of that seems to be started by PSO moderator's.

I, myself, have not writing a blog since Feburary.  This is mostly because I just haven't had much to say, or, I just didn't have time to do so.

I agree that those with much more experience and knowlege of poker, should be helping out those that are just starting out in this game. (Is Poker a game? or a Sport?  Well, that is a discussion for another time.)  I remember when I first started out, reading about how those who had been playing for many years what they did to get to that position in their game, or what their thought process was in dealing with a certain hand that they either won or lost on, or even certain type of players.

I have also noticed the reduction of the number of 'Live Training Sessions' per week.  Again, when I first joined up, it seemed as if there were a class almost everyday and sometimes a couple of classes per day.  Of course it is understandable that this would change over a period of time as all the instructors have their personal lives, work, etc., to deal with and also the fact the those that do teach, do not get paid for their time.  Well, not in money anyways.  I give alot of credit to those that are still teaching us such as: Dave Langolier, Felix and Frosty.

I also believe that with the introduction of 'Live Streaming' today by many Poker Pro's as well as PSO trainers, that this will completely replace Training Sessions in the PSO as we have known it in the past.  It is not quite as personal as the classes are and although some of them do a hand analysis during their streaming, I must admit, that I have enjoy watching the game reviews of PSO members that submit their games to be reviewed.

The PSO Community Home Games are a hugh help for new players and I have seen so many new people joining up and playing.  I have also noticed that there as many of the older players that do not play in these games anymore.  I'm not sure as to the reason why, but I do know that from a couple of people I did have a chance to talk with, they felt that they had moved beyond the need to play these games as their skills have developed well beyond that level of play.  Some of them did come back to play, from time to time, but many have just went away.

One other thing that RiverFlats mentioned was that he felt that the Old members of PSO were being left out, ignored.  Well, I'm not too sure about that one but then, the whole point of PSO is to teach new players on how to be a better poker player and how to improve your game.  But then, would it not be a good ideal to have a section for those members that have been around for serval years and have something to encourage them to take part in it?

I made the comment on RiverFlats blog that I think one of the problems is that there are just too many distractions when you log onto the PSO site.  Too many promotions and giveaways. Keep it simple.  It is fine to do the giveaways from time to time as well as the promo's, but if you do it all the time, people tend to ignore them.

Well, that's about all I have to say on this.  Good luck on the Felts everyone

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