Quote from lorien1973
Why make it so complex?
Repeated phrases over and over again. Gold spammers never say it once in the same chat message, it's always 5+ times.
".com" in the chat message (with or without spaces)
It's absolutely stunning that blizzard doesn't have some very basic filters in place. It's kids stuff.
There's an easy work around for the first one, and a significant problem with the second one.
For the repeated messages: instead of a macro that spams the same line, make a macro that spams 5 different lines. Filter avoided.
For the filter for anything with .com in the line: why punish the regular players? I like to share links to funny/cool stuff with my friends while playing D3. Why should I be punished because of gold sellers?
That's why Blizzard haven't implemented your apparently simple fixes. All your proposed fixes do is fight the symptoms, not the cause. I'd much rather put up with the spam for a bit while Blizzard fix the underlying issue, rather than have Blizzard always be 1 step behind the spammers in an endless and pointless war that ends up punishing the regular players more than the spammers themselves.