Ok, so recently there has been some talk about announcements with the replies with users either:
A. spamming irrelevance such as ‘thanks’ and ‘awesome update’.
B. asking questions.
Now I’m not going to say either of these are bad, they are both positive behaviours which should be encouraged, however at the same time a thanks is more meaningful if it is not a public ordeal and therefor would be equally appreciated as a DM to those who contributed to the update meaning that a reply saying thanks is technically spam, however thats en entire different point then the one I want to discuss.
The point I wish to discuss is problem B, where often there can be 100s of replies asking the same couple of questions with original questions being drowned out, this is both going to result in bad interacting between developers and roblox and may result in problems further down the line if those problems are not addressed early on.
So naturally given the fact forum feedback was closed meaning this can no longer be a discussion, I have two proposals on how this issue could be rectified:
A. Announcement replies should be completely closed to everyone (including regulars) and an ‘FAQ’ / ‘Q&A’ type thing is added at the bottom of each announcement, this should contain predictable questions and their answers, with further questions being submitted via DM to the OP.
This is most likely the solution I favour the most since I don’t really feel that any reply really contributes to the topic in annoucnments
B. Announcements replies should remain open to all forum users, however as in option A a ‘FAQ’ / ‘Q&A’ type thing should be added to answer questions as they are asked in replies, this should also naturally contain predictable questions.
While I have noticed this on a few recent announcements showing a definite shift in the right direction, I believe one of these should become standard across all new announcement posts to try and maintain the order of one of the most important categories on the forum.
And who doesn’t like a poll:
- Solution A
- Solution B
- Leave it as it is
- Other (In replies)