The new chat enhancement which diverts any lines with "wts" or "wtb" to the trade channel is pretty cool. I like it a lot. I'm glad that ANet put it in, and applaud their efforts to de-spam the game's outposts.
Naturally, it took all of 10 minutes for people to adopt "w.t.s." "w-ts" and "w t s".
So now, LA is still spamarific. No worries, we can still keep the channel turned off, I guess. *sigh*
But it brings us to the point where an end user is acting deliberately to bypass an ingame spam filter. Here at the GWO forums, end users can be banned for repeatedly bypassing the forum's profanity filter. That leads me to believe that people who bypass Guild Wars' "WTS" filter could be banned as well.
What do y'all think? Is it petition time?