It is very common that I hear of disputes between players. Usually arguments arise when there is a partnership between players, and there’s a disagreement about owing of money.
Keep in mind the below points:
* The gambling industry tends to attract people who aren’t such nice people. You need to be extra careful, even with other players in the forum. You can know someone a whole year without really knowing them.
* Trusting someone, and putting yourself in a bad position because of trust are two different things. Trust is not a sufficient reason to put yourself in a bad position.
* NEVER release your real name or any personal details to other players. Expect other players to give you fake names too.
* If you ever have personal information about a player and use it against them, you will be banned from the forum and restricted only to essential services. And you can expect to be excluded from other things, including but not limited to partnerships.
* If someone says something bad about you, most of the damage will be done by you worrying about it, instead of focusing your energy on something more productive. Also please keep disputes off the forum. Any arguing players will be banned.
* Please don’t involve me unless you believe it is in the best interests of all players. Anything you tell me is kept in strict confidence.
* Always try to do the right thing. Understand the position of other players, and you will better understand their actions. If you do the right thing by people, they tend to do the same for you.
* Communicate clearly. Many arguments are the result of bad communication. Relatively few people are wilfully malicious. But many people put their own interests before others.
* Have clear agreements. Rather than be a legal document, contracts are more about having a clear understanding of each of your rights and obligations so everyone knows where they stand. Consider all possible events and the agreed course of action. In partnership cases, I suggest not creating signed documents with real names and all. Just have a clear point-by-point written agreement. Also consider the position you would be in if your partner breached an agreement.
The points above are not specific to any individual case. Again I hear of disputes often and they are usually very similar.