Ok so this is how it went down
I was in heroic Mogu'shan palace as the tank yesterday, everything was going smoothly and everybody seemed to be getting along until the second to last boss (for the life of me I can't remember his name)
The fist weapon dropped from him, a rogue and the shaman healer rolled on it, the shaman won, and the rogue said the following
"noooo pls dude give it to me, I have cancer and It would make me happy!"
Naturally I thought it was a joke and said "LOL" in chat, I didn't mean anything by it, just a simple acknowledgement of what I thought was a joke, because, you know, who actually uses cancer as an excuse to get items.
Worst mistake I ever made apparently, all of a sudden the paladin in the group, who I might point out was from the same server and guild, says to me in a whisper something along the lines of "it's true, it's not funny you shouldn't make fun of him"
To which i replied
"I'm sorry but I thought it was a joke, if it's not then why is he using cancer as an excuse to get gear, that's a bit low isn't it?"
This seemed to enrage both of them, they then started spouting stuff like "shut your mouth you don't know what it's like to live with cancer" and "you should be banned I report you man"
By this point I was fairly certain I was simply being trolled, so I carried on with the instance and said "Look I didn't come here for an argument, so I'm going to just ignore you both from this point"
We were on the last boss anyway so I just ignored all their threats and pulled the boss, we killed him and I thought it was all over, I logged out and thought nothing of it.
I log in this morning and do my daily's, while I'm doing them, I get the notification that a GM wants to speak to me, slightly confused I click the chat box, and what comes next kind of anoyed me, the guy tells me that I've had 3 reports to my name for harrasment and bad language, apparently one of the guys had even gone so far as to contact a GM directly to talk about it, I didn't get banned but recieved a warning, he told me "to be more mindful and respecful of those around me and if I was caught with the same offense again I would have a temporary ban"
Kind of wish I had screen shotted all this now, but at the time I was so shocked (I've never been reported for anything before) I just wasn't thinking about that.
What do you guys think? Was I in the wrong? Personally I think I didn't do anything and that this is a bit of a bullshit warning.
EDIT: After reading some replied, I think I'm going to try to appeal this warning as I don't want any kind of black mark on my account, I think I'll request that they re- read (if they read it in the first place) The chat log and try to point out how ridiculous this is. I'll update here if anything changes.
EDIT 2: Ok, so it seems my account wasn't actioned over this, it was simply a verbal warning given to me by the GM, or an "education" if you will, it wasn't made very clear to me when he was talking to me whether I was in actual trouble or not though. Just a miscommunication on his part, and me not being aware how warnings ect. work.