I used to like mammoths, or rather I used to like the idea of having a mount where you could ride around on with multiple people and where you could maybe strap a vendor or two to it.
I am sure blizzard developers/designers thought much the same thing when they came up with the mammoth. A nice sizeable mount that could carry multiple people and or vendors that would cost so much that it'd actually make a halfway decent goldsink if it were sold often enough.
It's being sold often enough... it even seems to have gone so far that everyone who can actually afford one automatically buys one because it is one of the few mounts that have the features described earlier.
Everyone that buys one also seems to think they should park it anywhere they like... in front of doorways... on top of flightmasters, covering summoning stones and their all time favorite: right on top of the mailbox
Of course not that mailbox that's a ways away from the bank and the auction house that is rarely used, noooo, it has to be the mailbox that everyone wants to use.
And not only that... a standard sized mammoth doesn't do the situation justice so you just have to quaf one of those lovely winterspring elixirs that make you even bigger so there's absolutely no doubt that your mammoth loving, bored, have to much gold character can sit there semi-afk on a mailbox just to hear people complain. And if you don't manage to cover the mailbox completely why not get one of your guildies to join you in harassing poor hapless players?
I don't know what motivates people to be jerks, I am sure they take a distinct pleasure in it. But a mailbox is not for mammoth parking and if you do insist on parking your mammoth right on top of a mailbox making it difficult to use the mailbox then you are griefing.
That's right... you're griefing... you're obstructing other people's playing experience in a way that was not intended by blizzard and medivh help me if I don't make a ticket reporting you for it because that's what it is: a reportable offense under player harassment rules.
Spare me your 'just zoom in' comments, your inane babble about how funny you think it is or how cool you think you are. You will be reported, and I have no issues convincing 20 other people to report you too... which sooner or later will lead to a nice little ban that even your big mammoth hiney won't cover up.
I'd go so far as declare all the cities and towns non-mount zones and just provide some kind of run-speed buff like the dk's get in acherus. It won't stop people from trying to cover up important objects, but at least it won't be a 1 man job to cover an entire mailbox anymore.
Useable objects/NPCs are not for mammoth parking... shit or get off the pot.
Until then, beware where you park for you will be reported.