Even if they put in a channel like that no one will use it. general will always be general. its this way in every MMO. You have to just ignore it or literally /ignore the ppl doing it. Although I don't recommend that option as it limits your ability to get into endgame stuff when you ignore lots of ppl
not EVERY MMO has this nonsense to the extent seen in here, wow and rift.
just those mmos with a group finder and dumbed down so a fifth grader can play and level up in does. these attract children of all ages. the more challenging ones with no group finder have little if any of this nonsense and some even police themselves. without a group finder, being put on ignore was death sentence for getting a group. those mmo players soon learned that or left the game.