A message for everyone at GPblog.com!

23-12-2020 10:58 | Updated: 22-07-2021 17:40
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A message for everyone at GPblog.com!

Our GPblog community has been growing very fast lately and that is great to see. The more people that get involved in the F1 discussion, the more fun the sport can become for everyone. We naturally want to leave the comments as open as possible, but given the statements of a certain group of users, we feel obliged to make things clear.

First of all, we want to make it clear that we take all complaints regarding the reactions to GPblog very seriously. We want discussions on our platform in a fun and friendly manner. Having a lively discussion with a fellow fan is welcome, but it is not a license to post unnecessarily offensive, disrespectful and racist statements.

GPblog is intended for people of all ages, so all types of behaviour and/or content such as profanity, pornography, extreme politics, xenophobia, illegal behaviour and illegal substances are not allowed.

Unfortunately, we increasingly see that a certain group of users (consciously or unconsciously) are not taking this into account and that is why we would like to explain the rules.

What do we allow?

An open and respectful discussion. We will never censor or delete discussions unless it violates our code of conduct. We want to encourage users to give their opinion, but have a discussion in a normal and proper manner.

It is unnecessary to use irresponsible language to certain drivers or critics through a reaction under our articles just because they have a different opinion than you. We expect our users to be able to communicate in a normal way.

Be considerate. Always respect each other's opinion. Do you disagree with something? That's fine! But that's no reason to include offensive language. 

What do we not allow?

Unnecessary insulting actions, provoking other users or trolling. If we see this happening, you can count this as a first and final warning from RACE CONTROL. If this is ignored, you can expect a ban.

In all of the following cases, users will be banned.

Swearing with serious swear words and/or racist terms;
Abusive, insulting and unreasonable language towards drivers and team members;
Provide your profile with offensive or inappropriate terms;
Glorify terrorist acts or persons;
Insulting users through message traffic;
Send chain or spam messages;
Post advertising or so-called referral links;
Discriminate against a driver or team member based on origin, race, religion, gender, disability, age or other relevant categories.
Finally: Our team does its utmost to keep an eye on the discussions. However, given the enormous growth of our community, we may miss something now and then. Do you see a reaction that goes too far? Then use the report button so that we can intervene more quickly. We will be keeping a close eye on this now.

Given recent events, we urge everyone to continue to adhere to the above rule of conduct. The moment users fail to comply with the rules of conduct, a ban will follow. We hope for mutual respect between users so that a healthy discussion is always possible on GPblog.

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