easy fix for spam bots and item farm sites If Blizzard would implement this change: Set squelch to default to on for everyone. If you want to hear someone, you should then unsquelch them. If you can't see the spam, then item farm sites will stop making spam bots. This loss of advertising will reduce item farm sites. They should also implement captcha's for making or joining a game. This will reduce bots. IP restrictions don't work, as these bots hide IP with a proxy anyway. This will help make the next ladder competetive again. Yes, it took me 10 years to come up with this fix, but I'm still more ahead of the game than Blizzard.