Great video, guys, the first part really got me thinking.
I've never ever played live games, so my point of view may be way off on this subject, but I'm gonna share anyway, just for the sake of argument and to see other people's thoughts on the situation.
My first question in these situations are "How would I feel, if I would be the victim in this case?" Of course, there are two victims here, either the player is, who doesn't get half the pot, either the player, who doesn't scoop. Now if I'm the player, who gets half instead of 0, I'm happy of course. If I'm the player that gets half instead of the scoop, I feel bad, but not as bad, since by the rules it's the fair way. So I feel much less badly when I'm the player who looses the money rightfully, then I feel good winning the money that I am rightful too. Some kind of an "eye for an eye" situation for me. I'd be a happier person if everybody would correct the dealer's mistake, then if no one would.
Then the question of a person mistakenly mucking the hand for half pot came up, and I said no way I'm gonna tell him, that he's entitled for half the pot. At first sight that went against my previous thought, since in both cases the player who didn't get the rightful amount made a mistake. But I figured it out.
My main point is, that the dealer, despite being a human creature, should make no mistakes. In a perfect environment dealers don't make mistakes. So if we want to create a perfect environment, we should correct the mistakes that wouldn't be there if it would be perfect, but shouldn't correct those, that would still be there (like a player's mistake of his own).
Now that's maybe just the online poker mentality speaking, since Scenario 1 doesn't ever happen there, but Scenario 2-like situations do. However, I still think that mistakes made by the environment should be corrected (even though the player made a mistake of not realizing his entitlement for half the pot), and those that the environment has nothing to do, should be left alone. Maybe I'm a failure as a human being, but I'd still correct the mistake if I'd be the one scooping not rightfully.
However I can respect the opinion of others, since I have no right to say that my truth is the truth in this situation, so I don't think bad things about guys that state otherwise, I accept it, and live with it.
What do you think? Am I way out of line here?