Yesterday, I posted a thread (which was later deleted) about players taking the game too far and doing drastic things. To illustrate what might happen, I posted a hypothetical news article about a 14-year-old boy throwing bricks through Jagex office windows.
Here is my original post (the bracketed part was not copied before my thread was deleted; it may not be exactly the same as what I originally wrote):
A 14-year-old teen was arrested in Cambridge on Thursday morning for throwing several bricks through office windows. The teen, who was not identified by police, was charged for property destruction and will be due to appear in court on December 14th. According to police, the office belonged to Jagex Ltd., a company that specializes in Java computer games. [According to police officials, the teen was upset about a recent change in the company's game, RuneScape.]
I clearly said that it was hypothetical, yet many players thought it was true, and now it has been posted on several other sites, including the RSOF, Zybez, and GameFAQs. Other people even decided to deliberately spread this as a rumor, and changing the date from Thursday to Tuesday to make it more believable (as it wasn't even Thursday when people started posting it).
I guess this is why we should take any rumors with a grain of salt.