Currently, the rules contain no references to or punishments for breaking on-site roblox rules, or for doing things as a developer that are ethically wrong.
Recently, I’ve noticed multiple full members on the dev forums have stolen assets, thumbnails, copied clothing, exclusively free modeled games and copied audios on their profiles. While according to Roblox support;
Roblox does not currently have features available to disallow copying for clothing, badges, and other similar items. Users can and do create similar articles of clothing, decals, and so on.
these actions are not victimless. When users copy clothing, decals or audios, or rip assets directly from within games, there are people who lose out. I myself have experienced having my game’s thumbnail re-uploaded by a devforum member and used to mislead players into playing a ripoff of my game (with their game being entirely free modeled). I’m not the only one either, this same user has 10 games, the majority of which consist of stolen assets and thumbnails.
The developer forums are a tightly knit community of developers, and while development skill is seen as just as important as personality and contributions, asset theft is not a feature of being inexperienced at development, it’s a feature of someone who doesn’t care about this community and doesn’t respect the effort, time and money people put into their games.
As the rules currently stand, as long as you’re not stealing assets when you join the developer forums (as you likely wouldn’t be accepted), you’re free to steal assets from any user, game or group as you like and will not face any kind of moderation action. What kind of ruling is that? If we can’t have rules to combat this on the main site, can we at least refuse those who do this access to our community?
Note that in replies if you want to talk about your own experiences, please don’t include names