Bear with me while I try and explain this properly. So, as it stands, everybody has access to the common channel. This is great for information, as well as discussion (in some cases), but is also often the cause of more shit than it should be. For example, as an antag, the second you run into a member of the crew it doesn't matter how well you try to RP that interaction, all it takes is them to go ";SEC HELP <location>" and any hope you had of RP or a stealthy operation is gone. Or, during an emergency situation, you have command crew trying to negotiate with antags and random people on the ship chiming in trying to escalate the situation for the lulz. This isn't to say the channel should be removed entirely, but I think it should be removed from transmit of headsets. Leave it there as something everyone can hear for the purpose of information distribution, and allow people to use it if they reach an intercom or use a handheld radio. This still allows the crew to use it to request help or ask questions, but reduces the amount of people screaming for help the second they see something move in maintenance and gives the antags a chance to actually operate quietly and take someone down without immediately alerting the entire ship. Perhaps, as an alternative, have an option in the PDA or suit sensors to trigger an emergency alert to medical/security, but make it an announced action with a delay so that people can see it happening and try to prevent it. This allows people to request assistance in an emergency if they get injured and can't find an intercom/can't speak, but prevents people from instantly shouting across the ship during what should be an RP interaction. It would also make people more cautious of travelling alone during heightened alert statuses, knowing that they can't prowl the ship and immediately call out an enemies location before they have time to react. Obviously this idea could be refined and I'm sure the wonderful community could have suggestions to improve it or tell me how dumb this sounds, so I'd like to get some feedback on the idea and see how people would react. TL;DR : People being able to transmit on comms immediately with ; is detrimental in various ways and should be limited somehow.