As a developer, it’s not always clear if I’m following the Community Rules and it would be helpful to have a dedicated category in the forum to ask questions related to these rules.
For example, there is a community rule that says:
Don’t build a game or experience that encourages (or redirects) users to go off Roblox
As well as:
encouraging users to go to unpermitted offsite links, content, or services is also not allowed.
Yet, the Wonder Woman game was created in partnership with Roblox (I think) and promotes navigating to a non-permitted website (i.e. HBO Max) to watch the movie. In the game’s description, it says: “See Wonder Woman 1984 in theaters and on HBO Max December 25th.”
It’d be helpful to have a dedicated category in the forum where I can ask a question like if I can use similar language in my game.
Asking such questions to standard developers here would, most of the time, get you no more than simple speculation - especially when asking about rules within a grey area. Roblox Support would be a far more appropriate place to ask these questions since you would be more likely to receive accurate answers.
That’s a fair point, I’m looking for more than speculation and that would require input from Roblox employees. I’ve seen Roblox employees active on some subjects and would hope for something similar.
Currently Roblox Support doesn’t have an option for something like proactively asking for clarification on a community rule. It would be helpful to add that. That being said, I feel like clarification on a community rule would be helpful to make visible to the community and the forum might be the best place to do that.
It is. With a partnership, Roblox will openly promote who they’re sponsoring, as well as any offsite links. This is only allowed if Roblox themselves do it (meaning the site is safe). That’s why it’s called Community Rules (assuming they don’t apply to roblox staff)
It’s not clear that a game is a “partnered game” – there is nothing on the Wonder Woman game page that says it was made in partnership with Roblox. It’s only through my own research was I able to discover that.
Without that disclaimer that this game is a partner game and allowed to break the Community Rules, any game developer might think that it’s ok to promote HBO Max or direct people to an offsite service.
That’s somewhat besides the point though. This confusion is the exact reason it’d be helpful to have a dedicated place to ask questions like this.