SUGGESTION (to GAMEFORGE).
make an automatic CHATBAN for the websites the goldvendors use
warning the first time, and then 48hours for saying any of their website names automatically, automated response is a great way to fight automated attack
If you do a google search on Aion Chat Filter, the first link has instructions on how to install a filter that blocks kinah spammers.
I think you're missing the whole point of my idea.
the idea wasnt that we wont be bothered by it as players, it was that it would stop altogether. if you chat ban the actual person that advertises, there is no way for the botters to do business (aka sell their merch, which relies heavily on these global chat yells), if they get chatbanned and they arent disconnected the operator of the bot has no actual notification that the bot is not bringing in any fresh money for a while. if he discovers it, it doesnt matter, because their next shouter will also be chatbanned etc. the point is to use automation to fight automation.
if you have to individually filter/block vendors, you're not solving the botting problems, you're just ignoring it.