If you are unsure of if something is a bug, you can definitely xhelp and get an admin to give you some feedback on it. It's best to keep those off of the BGBB unless it's a large topic of discussion.
Please do not say things like this:
"You should have used xhelp, cause if you @bugged it that it would have been ignored. Stealing code has also been ignored for a very long time, but the bottom line is, there's what you think happened, and what the other person thinks happened."
We do not ignore bugs. That is really disheartening to hear a player who has been here as long as you have say. If we rolled the game back to 2089 codebase, pretty much only you and I would recognize it.
Also, I have updated the messaging to be more ambiguous per the feedback on this thread.
Right now the system doesn't like, raise your wanted level if you shoplift something. It would be like playing GTA except you never get stars, no matter how many people you shoot.
Wish it weren't this way-- but thievery is still a super useful skill for stealing things and money from other characters, so don't fret!