well jciardha just to inform you we have had our differences and problems but thats nothing to do with forums thats an issue in game which is over a year ago. one thing for certain i would not lie about gaile saying something, and then even think of posting it on forum. on that subject thats all im going to say.
but as you can see someone did kindley put a log up and at the very end of log before she talks about conga you would notice what i said is true.
it could be as simple as if the person says the same thing, or uses certain key words in multiple sentances, they simply cannot use local chat for the rest of the day.
yeah freak out, the end of the world is comming, you cant spam normal chat :O
I can see people going:1) Under no circumstances can player repeat same message twice in row. Having to come up with creative phrase each time stops around 95% of all spam, but doesn't hurt normal conversation.
2) After each phrase is said, that phrase can't be said again for 30 seconds. This is to avoid two-phase spamming "spam A, spam B, spam A, spam B etc."
3) There will be no additional limits to phrase typing frequency or copy-paste as these features are very prone to "overkill" mistakes. Copy-paste can also be used for useful information.
4) Party search window character limit should be doubled or tripled, with whole text shown in pop-up when clicked, so that people can put persistent advertisements or LFGs there without unhealthy use acronyms.
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Yeah, there is a way around most ideas, and your first-third point has just such a flaw.
As for your fourth point, I'm all for that, why did they have to make that box so huge, but put in such a pathetic limit on it anyway?
If only there were an auction house or mall (re: Kingdom Of Loathing -- best ingame marketplace in the world) so people wouldn't have to spam and spam and spam and spam and spam to sell their items.
Items, which we've been told are now the alternative to solofarming. Loot nerf, by ANet's ideal, is an encouragement to sell items to other people instead of selling junk to merchants.
Other people. Yes. And how do I reach those other people? Spam spam spam spam spam spam <blocked>.
That is all.