Update from Gninja on the EQ2 Forums this morning:
This should be resolved. Let us know if you continue to see this sort of spam happening and not clear up quickly. Thanks for your patience!
EverQuest II’s chat spam filter is so effective that when it was first activated years ago, 99.999% of spam vanished within minutes. Developed by Nandy “Zoltaroth” Szots while he was on the EQ2 team, his Bayesian Spam Filter nearly eliminated spam in SOE games and was also released as a white paper for other companies who wished to adopt it on the theory that if all games block most spam, it would no longer be profitable for such sites to exist. In the intervening years that the filter has been in effect, plat spam has been extremely rare and quickly eliminated through tuning of the algorithm.
For reasons unknown, possibly due to a recent change to whitelist “Daybreak Games” from being caught by the spam filter, a surprising amount of plat-selling spam has been getting through in the last few weeks. The vast majority of it is from one website — MMOCove. While it’s the policy of the official forums not to mention such sites, we’re under no such obligation.
I’ve personally expressed my opinion through the official e-mail (Yes it’s a Hotmail — lol!) of their website and I encourage other players to do the same. Tell em what you really feel about having to see this nonsense in your chatrooms night after night:
And according to a post by Kander last night, we won’t have to endure this crap much longer as the EQ2 team are aware of it and already working on a solution:
We’re working on a fix for the filter guys. Shouldn’t be too long.