You know, I do think what you sid could be funny, but the sad news is that it really isn't
I suffer from a strange sense of humor as well and joking about cheap credits in this game is just like yelling fire in a movie theater or joking about a bomb in an airport. They are all going to get you into trouble.
Trust me on this one, it's just funny to you. The random perosn walking by is just going to be annoyed and report you for spam.
I once almost got arrested at an airport for making the, funny at the time, comment "Cool, they didn't find the bomb!" just after getting through the security screen.
Sometimes what seems funny, isn't.
Still, I get where you're coming from. Just learn from this and take the 24 hour punishment.
Nice post because it told the truth of the matter without being mean, while you found that to be funny just think of folks like me who are sick and tired of at random times having to block/report the last six people to speak. I wouldn't find your joke funny but I wouldn't report it either and if it was someone reporting you as a spammer that's something you should have been prepared for as a possiblity like the other poster said you basically yelled bomb in an airport.
I also agree that if it happened a few seconds later you should be looking for the gm who heard you say that not the person who reported you, tat was way to quick for a gm to be reacting off of a report they recieved about you.
Just a few moments ago, in Starbase 1, I saw in zone chat some people joking around about spammers. I, trying to be funny, made the following statement in zone chat as Krandok@JJR512:
About two seconds later I got a message saying that I'd been flagged for spamming and could not chat for 24 more hours.
Whoever reported me for that, are you actually that stupid that you don't see the humor in that? You really thought that was an actual spam?
I mean, if you don't happen to think it's funny, fine, I don't care, I know not everybody has the same sense of humor. And if you can tell from that one message (it was the first thing I said in the station after getting in) that you don't like me, fine, put me on Ignore and see if I care (or even notice).
I hope the customer service rep who reviews that particular spam report will see your stupidity and shut YOU up for 24 hours. Dumbass.
Typical chat reading:
"hm..special offer...10,000 ECs....*stops reading* another damn EC seller. *reports*"
To bounce this ball back in your court, though, you have to see the humor in the irony that you got stopped so quickly despite the fact that there are still lots of people spamming this stuff. So many that it makes it not worth reading the entire line before ignoring and reporting them.