I know that this has been raised before but are Zwift looking at ensuring that group messages stay in group? “What goes on in the group stays on the group”?
There has been an unfortunate situation where some group ride messages ‘leaked’ into the free ride screen and caused offence to some riders who have publicly complained on FB. From what I understand, the ground rules of the ride were agreed in the pen and all who were on the ride were comfortable with the content but obviously as these messages leaked out of the ride, other Zwifters were able to read them.
In my eyes, this is unacceptable as we expect the rides to be mutually ‘safe spaces’ and that any conversation in the ride is intended for that audience only. To further strengthen that, it is a 1-way conversation, the whole of Zwift (in the vicinity of the ride) can read the messages but cannot interact with them - I have been caught our a few times with that, contributing to a conversation only to realise eventually that I was seeing in-event messages and that they would not be able to read my responses.
It is like having a meeting with colleagues/friends and the contents of that being broadcast to everyone who is nearby but with none of that unintended audience being able to relay their opinions or feelings to the conversation other than publicly sharing them on social media.
I’m sure that ZHQ would not like the discussions in a board meeting transmitted on a one-way discord channel!!
I think this needs to be considered as a priority to ensure that we can keep all riders safe.