I understand the concern, I’ve rewritten this to address those.
As a Roblox developer and DevForum user, it is difficult to have mature discussions on the forum or get useful and relevant information due to a portion of the users being -13, or common players, which can lead to off topic discussions. I’m not going to go into detail about this, you can read more about it here.
With the upcoming release of age-verification, I believe all users should have to verify their age before using the developer forum; this will deter -13 users, but also general players who may not have any other use in verifying.
This would resolve the following:
I would like to see this implemented and I see no real reason why this should not be a feature. Once this feature ships, it should be implemented as soon as possible.
If Roblox were to implement this feature request, it would resolve the following issues:
- -13 users. (Cannot verify if they don’t have an ID with the right age).
- Users with no real development interest.
- Spam accounts/Alt accounts. (I assume you cannot verify multiple accounts with one ID.)
My suggestion is to remove what’s currently called “Regular”, (TL2), with “Verified”. These users can post in most categories without needed approval for their posts. They also gain access to create topics in #development-discussion, #bug-reports, and #feature-requests. #lounge will be deprecated.
For those unverified, they get TL1, which gives them permissions to post in only basic categories, such as #help-and-feedback, and meta. This should allow for new, unverified developers to have a small amount of permissions.
Please note I am not in favor in giving verified people what is considered today as “Regular”, I’m suggesting completely removing that role and replacing it with a verified role.
In response to the obligatory "regular is required, I need regular, I want #lounge", etc.
The current regular role has little to no use and should not remain a part of the forum. By replacing the role with a Verified role, it allows developers with a vested interest in developing to gain access to more categories to post on. Developers who are unwilling to put in the time and effort to verify themselves only have access to basic categories and permissions.
#lounge is legacy and should not remain a part of the forum. I’m not suggesting making the new TL2 an elitist level, just a level for developers who have enough vested interest to put in the effort to verify themselves.