In less than 20 hours, the JJProdigy poll received more votes than any other poll held on PocketFives.com. It has already been apparent that the use of multiple accounts is a major issue in the industry of online poker, one that is very important to our users. What may be less apparent, however, (especially to players who are so passionate in their arguments) is how divided the entire poker community is on this topic. After all the debate, the vote was split by less than 2% as to whether or not JJProdigy should retain his ranking. Ten times as many registered users actually looked at the poll and abstained from voting than the numer of tallies separating yays from nays.
Considering the divisiveness of this issue, the decision we have made on this topic will upset a large group of people. Be this as it may, our decision is final and we ask that you, as members of this community, accept it and move on. Topics discussing the pros and cons of this decision have been exhausted, and any further debates are both moot and inappropriate.
Our decision is to remove JJProdigy from the current rankings. PocketFives.com does not condone entering multiple accounts in the same tourney, and we have decided that JJProdigy's recent violation warrants his removal. His actions directly violated the rules of the game, and we take that very seriously.
The rankings exist to highlight the accomplishments of players who are on the cutting edge of the game and worth watching. It is undeniable to the PocketFives.com staff that JJProdigy is one of the very best tournament players on the internet; therefore this is not a permanent ban. For future rankings, we will gauge his play on the JJProdigy screen name under the assumption that he is no longer gaining an unfair edge. Should JJProdigy prove to the PocketFives.com staff that his play from today forward merits consideration, he will work his way back into an appropriate position in the rankings.
Once again, this decision is final. Issues of this magnitude deserve to be given the appropriate attention, but we are long past the point where every side of this argument has been covered. Please think twice before rehashing the issue of JJProdigy and multiple accounts.