Due to the recent reminders regarding offsite links, found here: Reminder Regarding Permissible Links.
ROBLOX stated that:
Linking of Discord servers and references to Discord on the Roblox website are not allowed. Since Discord’s Terms of Service only allows people aged 13 or older to use their platform and Roblox is a platform for all ages, we cannot risk unfairly exposing underage users to platforms such as Discord. In light of this, we will continue to ban the advertisement of discord servers, any references to Discord will not be permitted through our chat systems. We understand the argument can be made that YouTube, Twitter, and Twitch all have similar policies regarding users under 13, but these platforms also allow users to browse without logging in, while Discord requires you to have an account so people aged 12 and under cannot see the information you are linking. This is the primary reason we are not able to allow it.
We can currently link our social-media accounts to our profiles, but we can’t link them to our groups. I propose a new tab, such as a social tab, or even display the icons on the group page (like the photos below) which can include the following:
The normal platforms (Youtube, Twitter, Twitch, etc…) with the additon of being able to link your DISCORD SERVER (to your group) and only have the Discord link/code visible to those who are above the age of 13. I believe this would fix a lot of issues that we developers are facing with this current situtation.
I do believe their should be some restrictions on this though. Such as if the discord server is known to contain inappropriate content, then that server should be blocked from be able to link it to their group and moderatered if they post anywhere else in the group (such as the group shout, description, wall, etc…)
It’s extremely unfair that us developers can’t use our only solid way of communicating with our fellow community and fans.
EDIT: Here is a few photos I made real quick about how this could look:
This is just a random idea that I came up with, even if the ability to link your Discord server is a bad idea, I still believe the addition of being able to link your Twitter, Youtube, Twitch, and etc to your group is a good idea.
Please let me know what you think of this.