Trade Chat is a suggested use for the channel, but is not mandated by Blizzard. As a Cross zone channel it tends to be the most populated. If people want to talk about their favorite snack chips they can.
What they can’t do is:
- Spam chat to disrupt it with repeated phrases which can be advertisements, body part spam, etc.
- Use profanity, threats, racism, etc.
- Engage in topics that are very outside the game sphere and intended to be disruptive (some politics can fall into that).
Use right click report to report people who actually break the game rules. It captures the name, server, chat channel, time, and the associated chat logs (not just the one chat line but more than that).
Multiple reports from the same account won’t be registered. You get one report so switching chars or logging in and out won’t up the report count.
Yep. Some servers have it worse than others, but it has always been that way. One of the reasons they have right click so the logs get captured in reports. Makes it easier to clean up.