Since it was a surprise to me, and the rest of the staff, that I'd be covering the Queue today, I didn't have much time to think of a particularly witty opening. Still, I couldn't get distracted. And what's the most distracting thing ever? Puppies.
And so, I present you with an image of my puppy Sylvanas. She's doing quite well, but she has no time for games.
Is there anything that can be done about people spamming trade chat?
Well, we've seen Blizzard helpfully modify the chat features before as a way of cutting down on the amount of spam goldsellers could put in local channels. But I think that's actually a little different from what you're talking about. While the Trade channel can be a great way to advertise your profession, it can still be very annoying as a prospective to customer to get all the extra posts you don't want.
You have two options, Ect. First, bust out your /ignore skills and get to work. There's mods that will help automate the process, but I tend to just /ignore individually and move on about my life. Second, though, you can leave Trade chat when you don't actively need it. I do that a lot, too, since the Trade chat banter can scroll my text so fast that it drives me batty when talking to guild mates.