PokerTableRatings has introduced a new option called PTR Link that will allow players to customize and have more control over their player profiles.
Currently in beta testing, the latest feature will permit players to create a biography, add an image as an avatar, and to edit or delete comments made by other players. In the past, opponents had been able to make whatever comments they so desired on a player’s PTR profile, which often contained derisive and spiteful remarks that did nothing but berate and insult players.
The new Link is available to players with accounts at PTR’s featured networks of Merge, Cake, OnGame, iPoker and PartyPoker. PTR is working on expanding the features available at PTR Link to include privacy settings and increased customization.
The launching of PTR Link is a direct result of PokerStars’ recent demands that PokerTableRatings stop using the profiles of its players. Less than two weeks ago, PTR finally acquiesced to the threat of legal action issued by PokerStars and removed the world’s top poker room from its database. PTR is said to be developing an opt-in or opt-out feature that will fully allow players to decide whether their playing statistics can be public information, hoping to once again be able to include PokerStars’ players in its database.