Many poker players commonly have pet peeves when playing poker. There are many things that could come to mind for a poker player, which is quite common and normal too. But a good practice though is to exercise discipline and not let it ruin your game. Get over unnecessary thoughts, or simply shrag them off and get going with your play. But at times, you will really need to take stand on some things, given they're worth it.
You should have your say at things that could adversely impact your earnings and play. For example, when somebody obviously breaks the rules of the game. You can also speak out against unnecessary and distracting discussions while a hand at play is in progress.
As a general rule, there should be no conversation or any action that could suggest there while a hand is played. Even wordless expressions like a simple sigh are not permitted. How deteriorating could this be if you express some emotions? Obvious gestures could mean something. Just by observing the hand at play, good players could deduce what you have or have not. And even if not everyone can tell exactly what your actions mean, it will definitely keep their mind at work and their eyes at watch. By giving away simple gestures, you could be alerting them otherwise. And this could take toil and work on your disadvantage while at play.
Some careless players commit greater blunders by really talking about their hands. Even if you do not exactly tell what you got, other players could be pretty sure now about that. Do not forget that you'll be betting still.
Chatting is unnecessary and should be avoided at most times.
Some players have a habit of talking about a bad play, theirs specifically. I do not know if they're just letting it out to unload stress or they're giving a hint of asking help. Perhaps they're just being expressive and careless, and mean no harm at all, but doing that while in the middle of the game is certainly not the appropriate time to do so.
You are obviously saying that you're a bad player and that's all there is to it. Now some may value honesty, but transparency at this time could spell disaster for you and your game. Now you've told everyone on the table what kind of player you are, you told them everything they needed to hear.
If you're a bad player, you do not need to tell others that, except sometimes if you do not have any intention of winning the game. On the other hand, this could be a good strategy for bluffers - that is, if you're really good at it. Some people pretend to have a bad play, just so to trick other players of thinking they're weak. If you chose to adapt this, make sure you can pull it off or it could easily backfire. Otherwise, it's best to stay cool and quiet.