I'm not going to get into the weeds here with details as that's IC information, but when brand new characters start seriously trash taking you to the extent that it's 'Fuck your face, fuck your mom, fuck your house and your couch, I'm going to perm you, blah blah blah' then completely ignoring it ALSO has consequences.
As for the issue of age- I don't find oldbies tend to have issues with taking things up in the meat in a real and tangible way. From personal experience, it's not said legendary solos, hardcore gangers and mob bosses sitting in bars and running at the lip endlessly. Jousting occurs, shit gets flung, and then people get bodied, as you'd expect.
If we want to have the conversation about small worlding, then we can, but there are two sides to that argument. Is it possible that targeting someone on SIC for talking shit is small worlding, when we would expect thousands of people to be bitching at the same time? Yeah, I think there's an argument to be had there. Is it -ALSO- small worlding for characters to pick your character out from said thousands and start talking mad shit? If clause A = true, then clause b = true.
We always have to be aware that despite the cries of small worlding, our characters have to stand out from the millions for some reasons or another. We Otherwise we simply wouldn't be playing with one another and be doing spoofs in bars all day. That's just the fact of life of RP games. Just like disguises, there has to be some suspension of disbelief for these things to work at a fundamental level.