An update on our community guidelines
Today, I'm pleased to share two changes that will help us maintain our community guidelines.
Firstly, gang conversations are no longer visible to administrators who are part of a gang themselves. In-game gang conversations are an excellent tool to strategize your matches and call for help, but its value diminishes when your opponents are able to read it. With most of our administrators being part of a gang, this created an unfair situation that's now been rectified.
Following this change, your conversations will be visible to your members and the owner of the SETI @ Home property. Administrators who are not part of a gang, as well as the Management, continue to be able to read your conversations. Buying the gang encryption will still make it unable for the owner of the SETI @ Home property to read your gang chat.
This further means that we'll relax enforcement of rules in gang conversations. Administrators are not here to police the server, and gang conversations are already excluded from mutes. Racism, discrimination and highly inappropriate insults continue to be disallowed, as is the case across all our services.
Secondly, we're aware of an increase in the number of people who've felt uncomfortable in our community. I want to reiterate that bullying, intimidation, manipulation, discrimination and harassment have no place on Las Venturas Playground. We have reached out to a number of people who have contributed to this situation, and we will be stricter in maintaining a safe and enjoyable environment going forward.