isn't just a spot where you can find a home poker
game. You can get good poker advice there, but you
can also get bad advice. It's probably better to "lurk"
(read, but do not post) for awhile until you get a
feel for what flies and what doesn't. Some wags refer
to it as rec .gossip. poker because of the highly
personal nature of many posts.
It's a certainty I will get flamed on RGP for mentioning
the negative aspects here, because some RGP denizens
get highly defensive about the group. Saying something
bad about their discussion group is, to these Internet-focused
souls, no different from saying something bad about
them, even though the difference should seem obvious.
The newsgroup has quite literally become their life's