Interesting thread, its always bad to see this kind of stuff going on but as everyone says its about not fuelling the fire. Are you still getting hassle?
Since I've been sick I've been pretty much laying low.
I was on last night for a friend's wedding and I probably ticked some people off. I hadn't intended to go near global chat but my sis gives me a shout in guild chat to hop in there for a bit someone not in guild/alliance needed to speak with me.
Well I forgot about being in it till I had the misfortune of having to see some pvper go off with a tirade of hate-language. I told them that I have no issue with pvp smack talk, but if they continued with the hate/racial type speech I will report it to a GM as it is a violation of the TOS/ROC.
Well I got a bunch of colorful language spewed at me for my trouble from the pvper.
Which was almost sort of comical in a ironic sorta of way. Made me think of the old addage
Better to be thought a fool, then to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
I did report the hate language to a GM and I got a canned message that this is not the job of a GM. Really?? Gee, here I was thinking it was their job all along. =)
Oh well, Such is life.