You are not special
This little rant is sponsored by all those people coming to whisper "hi, % on ragna?" or something similarly stupid while we're raiding.
First, let's get one thing straight: You are not special. There's no reason why I would answer you when we're not giving out that information in public. Even if we were giving out that info in public, I wouldn't answer you, because there's just too many of you asking and only one of me. One of me that's probably busy with something else, it being progress time after all. So if you want information, check the official channels like our IRC channel and website.
Now, the second point: Please be considerate and check if I'm busy before asking. It's not that hard to type "/who Kruf" and check the zone I'm in - if it's Firelands (or Mount Hyjal for corpseruns) it's quite likely that I'm raiding, meaning I'm busy and won't answer your whispers anyway.
Now, it's not like I hate answering questions, so here's the best ways to ask:
- Post your question on our forums in the appropriate place
- Come ask your question in our IRC channel
- Ask ingame, after checking that I'm not in a raid zone (and don't ask if you can ask, just ask the question!)