Let's just try and relax and not take this so seriously.
Noble, I agree that your sense of humor adds some fun to this, and that is all it really supposed to be. If I have an issue with someone or with something they said, I send a private message or I move on. The only exception I have with that is when we are talking about something very serious, like an injury.
Smiting is silly. I really wish that function could be removed. I personally have never used it, and just won't.
Whoever made the statement in the shout box, was just stirring the pot. I have seen it before. If they don't want us to know who they are, then why should we pay attention?