The GTA:SA community has been deteriorating over a long period of time. Many top runners are not currently present on the leaderboard. This issue has not been seriously addressed yet, but an attempt will be made to remedy it now.
As of this news post, the San Andreas leaderboard will function independently of the broader coalition of GTA leaderboards. This change has been made to ensure that the leaderboard adheres to the interests of the runners actually using the leaderboard. The moderation team believes that engaging in a constructive dialogue with community members is the way to make the leaderboard more useful for everyone.
For now this change doesn't mean much, but it does have a few initial implications. From this moment ALL BANS are reversed. This means that no one is banned from submitting their runs to the San Andreas leaderboard. Another post will follow, outlining the new ban policy. Through dialogue with runners, the moderation team is open to additional leaderboard changes and expansions to the group of moderators.
The changes happening to the leaderboard are entirely independent of the GTA Speedrunning discord server. The SA channels in the discord will continue to serve as a place for strat discussion and advice, although everyone is welcome to use the forums for this purpose too.