No... This is tolerance taken too far. Why are there rules? Why are they not enforced? Why do normal people have to be at the mercy of degenerates? Why should normal people just shrug and look for justification instead of solutions?
I've been ignoring and shutting off chat for too long now. I personally cannot do anything to the people who wouldn't dare say the things they say to a persons face that is written in chat- and it is getting progressively more insulting, obscene, immature. That is why there needs to be enforcement. Tolerance isn't working because there is no threat of consequences. This is a bug that needs to be fixed.
I don't dwell on most of the inane chatter that is gen chat. But when you see someone talking about ****** children- and others attacking people who express outrage and disgust over such a statement; something needs to be done. If people can't act with some semblance of a respectable human then they need to be dealt with.
Follow the rules agreed to when the game was installed, or pay the consequences. Me turning off my chat is not a solution, but a self imposed hindrance because there is no one with the power to address these type issues.
All right, I read your manifesto and I thought that maybe I should restate my point. I don't bear any ill will towards your argument what-so-ever, but your outrage comes across as a little melodramatic. While I may not be a highly offend-able person, you seem to get regularly offended by these shenanigans. My point is that people have wildly different perspectives. What may seem offensive to you may be entirely acceptable to someone else. Maybe a compromise would be to have a filtered chat selection. That way you could choose the type of general chat that you would like to be a part of. There could even be RP-general chats that focus on maintaining your characters persona.