Especially with the Steam launch coming, it'd be nice to be able to go to the scoreboard and click a checkbox to mute a certain player. It could be next to the vote check box. Note: this would only mute that person for you. This isn't taking anyone's privileges away. There's a lot of general nastiness and negativity from people in this game. It'd be good to just turn certain streams of conversation off if you don't want to deal with it.