Interesting news here even tho PTR is used mostly by Cash players.
Seems stars names are not searchable any more by ptr users
"Whether we are providing replays of infamous hot streaks, colossal downswings, finding critical security breaches in poker software clients or publicly outing bot and collusion rings for the sake of game integrity, PokerTableRatings has had a long history of being actively involved in the online poker community.
Recent contact by Stars has led to the removal of this network’s player profiles from PTR"
So I guess pokerstars payed a decent amount to PTR? why else would they do it. (sorry don't have time right now to read the article)
I'm surprised ptr actually listened and stopped. Ptr has been a great asset in finding collusion, chip dumping, etc. But it is also partially to blame for the cash games drying up over the years. This is probably for the better.