can't type out a simple "No thanks." or "Not interested."? Umm.....ok.
This is where I am at with it all. Stupid offer or not, taking 10 seconds to say "not interested in dealing Player X", "have no interest in player Y" or "if you added Player Z we could talk more" is IMO just giving some effort.
Most people I have encountered who have complained about an offer they received would say that they either ignored it, or simply rejected without saying anything and I think they are insane. Regardless of how dumb the original was, the person was likely seeing what your realistic counter would be to gauge if there is a way to work out a deal so simply ignoring or rejecting is just doing a great disservice to the league. I have sent bad ones and received bad ones...sometimes just tired and sending out stuff to do it.
I understand what others are saying in this thread but for me personally, I have no interest in playing with folks who can't be bothered to respond or make some effort. If you wanna beat a bunch on lineup setters who don't get into it like you do then thats cool. I find it dull so the money would have to be real good to be worth the waste of time.
Overall, I think the problem is that most ignored offers are just that bad. Many people believe that a trade discussion should always begin with a lowball offer and wait for the counter. Sometimes the lowball is insulting in fantasy just as it can be in anything else, such as selling a house. Sometimes a trade offer is made that only has value to the person offering which can also be insulting. Trying to get a RB from me and offering a mid level QB when I have three already on my roster shows me that you don't care about my end of the trade. (yes, I have received this trade offer - this is not just some random 'never would happen' example)
It also is putting the burden of creating a trade on the recipient. If you want to make a trade, why should it be the other person's responsibility to determine what the reasonable trade is after you send a poor one? And why should I volunteer any information beyond just rejecting a ridiculous offer?
I also wonder with the people who feel any trade offer should receive a response more than the rejection of an offer - do you provide a message to the person with the original trade request, or do you just lob out a silly offer with no explanation but expect the recipient to begin negotiating and discussing possibilities? Most I have encountered just send random garbage with no note to me, so why is it that I owe some courtesy to explain my position when it wasn't offered to me at the beginning?