To be fair, recently we have been trying to lighten up on a lot of that, seeing as the game is 4+ years old, it is time to lossen the reins a bit. That doesn't mean people can just post anything anywhere, but topics like...well this one...are ok nowadays and don't get insta-locked as much.
Legitimate topics that aren't just copy's of already established topics (like car appreciation threads, etc) should be getting left open more often nowadays.
Also, a Bugs and Glitches subforum may be a good idea. As long as people can treat it in a professional manner (without all the bitching and Cockstar talk) as a way to actually record gamebreaking glitches for Rockstar to view.
That WOULD NOT be to share things like money glitches.
That's good, but it has still driven people away from the site. I've been making good progress on my project that is a different take on a white-listing IPs, but I don't have plans to release or share it here. It's not worth the risk to me. If I stop using a website I would rather it be because I choose to than because I got banned for something stupid like my opinion being unpopular.
Maybe I'm the only player that hasn't used a glitch, mod, or cheat to earn money. The only thing I did that would count as a glitch was remove the fenders on my Hotknife, and the bed from my Rat Loader. They don't effect game play. I have about 3300 hours in game so it's not like I haven't had a chance, I just choose not to.
Do you have links to any specific topics you think suffered from this? I see some things every now and then that are a bit iffy but overall it'd be easier to improve with specific examples of what was wrong
Nope I gave up on making threads and sharing stuff a long time ago, and I most of the time I only look here a once a week or less.
I can't prove it very well, but it wouldn't matter if I could. It's probably been changed anyway. It used to be that Social Club didn't store if a value was imperial or metric. You could see this on Social Club, and in game. When I mentioned it I got in trouble for it because it was an unpopular idea. Just like it's not a very popular idea that Rockstar listens to players. Like it or not, this is about the last place I go to to find information on GTA or ask questions about it. I also delete 99% of my posts before I post them.