With the recent change in how people can get into the devforums, developers have been posting on social media how the developer forums are becoming more and more like the old Roblox forums, as well as making a point where due to the fact that there are more people who now have access to the forum, the Roblox engineers will eventually stop listening to feedback and paying attention to the forums because of how many people are trying to get their attention.
This post is my own opinion on whats happening and me wanting to open a civil discussion about it.
Personally I like that developer relations has opened up a channel for everyone who is wanting to learn to make games, and how discourse works its perfect for veteran developers to look at posts made by anyone and try and help whoever is asking for it. After all this is why the Roblox developer community is unique, we’re all willing to help one another learn and get better.
However, I really don’t like that the place that was strictly “semi-professional developers only” where they are in a constant connection with the Roblox team to help and improve the platform is now a free for all “ask and get help”.
As a suggestion I think that there should be a way for veteran developers and those who know the platform from years of development to communicate with the Roblox team more directly without obstacles or hassle. As it’d benefit both the developers and Roblox itself.