Announcing Three-Strike System of Moderation


#1

Hey Developers,

As we look to accommodate a growing developer community, it has become evident that we need to devise a more structured method of moderating the Developer Forum that scales better with the community’s size. As a result, we’ve created a system we’re calling the “Three Strike System”. It works exactly like it sounds - you get three strikes, each accompanied by a suspension; the third strike comes with a permanent removal from the Developer Forum.

The process looks a bit like this:

  1. First strike - you receive a one-day suspension and a warning message
  2. Second strike - you receive a five-day suspension and a warning message
  3. Third strike - you are permanently removed from the Developer Forum

While this may seem extremely strict, we’re only resorting to these strikes for behavioral-related offenses rather than forum etiquette situations. For example, posting disrespectful content directed at other developers will result in a strike, but bumping an old topic will not.

For more in-depth information about the Three-Strike System, check out the updated Official Rules of the Roblox Developer Forum.

Thanks,
Developer Relations Team


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#2

I think that being this strict on the dev forums is absolutely appropriate. Excellent job.


#3

This will be a positive change for the forums, I believe this was really needed, thank you! :+1:


#4

Do our warnings start at 1 just like arrays


#5

I really think this will help out for future moderations on the developer forum, and fits perfectly with the current guidelines. Good job.


#6

We should introduce reputation or ‘approval’ points to numerically display the [Reputation] status of a member on the forums.


#7

This is an off topic post FIRST STRIKE mister.


#8

I think this a great move. :+1:


#9

This seems a bit random to just have now, considering how much the forum has been growing. I have a feeling something like this was done internally for being consistent with offenses.


#10

Happy to see this. Now people who hover around the forum misbehaving won’t end up evading countless warnings and sticking around forever.


#11

Is there any time constraint on these strikes? For example if someone was to get 3 strikes all separated by a year, it seems a bit strict for that person to be banned as their offences are spread so far apart.

Good change either way.


#12

Agree. There should be a form of reset. Possibly like after 6 months the strike goes away.

For example, you get strike one in Feb and strike two in March. You get another strike in September. September’s strike would be a strike two because you still have the March strike but not the Feb strike.


#13

Agreed we will discuss it internally and figure out the correct balance.


#14

How did moderation on here work before? Would 1 strike now constitute as a removal before? What constitutes a strike? Harassment? Vulgar language? Inappropriate content? Or can we be given a strike for something petty? Are older post considered? If they are, will harsh moderation be applied such as it is on the main site?


#15

I believe before it was more of a judgement call based on severity of the offense. Unsure though. That’s how it sounds in the OP.


#16

Will things outside of the DevForum constitute a strike or immediate removal?

For example, people using DevForum status to scam others, or just people in general scamming or being rude on the Roblox website itself?


#17

Is there a cooldown or a timer where your strikes reset?


#18

Please make sure you read the updates to the rules thread linked in the OP. There is more information there.


#19

Refer about 3 replies up.


#20

The main topic has more specific information on how the cool-down period works. If you have any suggestions please let us know.