When the mail plat seller filter went in, I'm sure some plat sellers were miffed. Then they had to resort to tells. Turbine countered with the click report tool. I'm sure there has been significant reduction in tells even though it appears to have no effect to alot of us. Now that the tool is disabled, I have been getting them non-stop when I'm playing on a average of 1 every 5 to 10 min. Often from the same company. Since the reporting tool was disabled They are able to spam longer on any one toon than they were before. I have formulated my own countermeasures. I highlight a sellers competitor spam message hit Ctrl-C, then Ctrl-V that in a reply. It serves as spam on his end and if they look at it they might get into a bidding war with each other which could drive the profit out of the business. Shh don't tell them my plan though they might get wise.. In the least if every spam message that went out from them went right back it could make them more annoid than I get when I get the one and two every 10 min..
I know Turbine has a full plate and will be working on getting things right, I just hope its soon. Its the suxor to be in a raid and get distracted by the "Ding" tell message from [some spammer]