Enact a Zero-Tolerance policy for Troll Posts

Geez, that’s actually worse than I thought.

I think strict rules can work if done well, but you also need people to enforce those rules also.

So I still think Roblox should put more resources into DevForum, that way we can see things improve.

I do agree with a lot of your points here, but instant banning is still a bit much in my eyes as that would demotivate inexperienced developers and encourage people to use alts more often.

Plus it would probably encourage trollers to make more inappropriate threads than before, because there wouldn’t be any point in making troll posts that are PG if you’re gonna be instantly banned anyway.

I think maybe a 2-strike or a 3-strike system is a better option tbh.

Well, if its something like this:

Then it should be a week, but if it’s something like this:

Then it should be permanent.

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So essentially, any user who, whether intentionally or unintentionally, creates a post that falls under the vague and arbitrary criteria for a “troll post” gets instantly permanently banned without warning?

Yeah that’s gonna be a no from me dawg, sorry

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That’s not what we were saying. A post that would result in a permanent suspension would be the racism example I posted (just so you know the picture doesn’t show the whole post). It was intentionally created to make people upset and the account that made it was a throwaway account created in July.

The rickroll example I showed was not offensive, but it was spam, and it was unnecessary. The person posting it probably didn’t know that you weren’t allowed to make topics to rickroll people (and it was April 1st). I said that this type of post should result in a moderate punishment since the DevForum is NOT called MemeForum. You can clearly see the Dev in DevForum, because this forum is intended for developers, and any kind of nonsense should not be tolerated.

I was responding to OP.

OP doesn’t give specifics on what constitutes a troll post, and claims that creators of all troll posts should be removed from the forum, no questions asked.

Yes, I fully agree. These trolls are only interested in gaining publicity and likes. There are some topics that illustrate how spam posts (for example, This is a wonderful update!) are made just to get likes. Removing them from the dev forum, on the other hand, is a little cruel. The Developer forum team has a sanction for these trolls as stated in this post under the offical rules of the Roblox Developer Forum.

I personally find troll posts hilarious. But, I do tend to have a good sense of humor, and I tend to understand most jokes. Now, with programming, there is a large collective of introverted people, or others that lack a lot of communication skills. This kind of thing can really throw people off and may negatively affect aspiring developers.

I am in full support of your proposal, maybe a hidden joke in a (helpful) response would work, but trolling alone should have a zero tolerance policy.

This is a forums about improvement and ultimately support with development. The Roblox forums were taken down, but that was the place to mess around on, not the devforums.

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It’s not hard to ignore it

Other “professional” forums are also full of rubbish, it’s the nature of an open communication platform. Most people on here are very young

I don’t see why that means we shouldn’t punish users purposefully acting up.

You can waste time and resources banning random people (maybe just making them more keen to troll you in the process), dealing with appeals, etc.

Or you can just trust that people won’t be crappy, delete dumb posts when you see them, and since this is apparently now a “professional” forum, enjoy the fact that developers who post a bunch of nonsense won’t be taken seriously by anybody anyway. So if anyone actually suffers from this, it’s them.

I saw that thread too, it was just unlisted now.
This is getting a bit excessive, how come this only picked up recently

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It’s because of the attention the among us post got. People are now realizing they can take advantage of the moderation (or lack of in some cases). The user in question, who was obviously trolling, was not suspended…

Could you PM me said among us post

It’s been deleted at the point, not just unlisted.

I just got sent it. As hilarious as it is that someone put that together, yeah not exactly devforum material

Imo immediately banning obvious trolls will just encourage further trolling and maybe even challenges to see how long you can last on the devforum. A preventative measure would be much better than a responsive one for these cases.

This is what happened with the ten second flag challenge that was posted the same day as the Among Us post went up, so it already has happened.

It this becomes a severe issue, we might have to resort to manually accepting people on the DevForum, or maybe increase the read time to become a member.

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Given the state of #lounge, it unfortunately is “Devforum material”, just in the wrong category. The fact #lounge exists and allows posts like that diminishes a lot of the arguments to be made against them.

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I feel like most of the DevForum trolling community thinks that the regulars have this awesome lounge category where they play Among Us and post memes when in reality (what I’ve heard from other regulars, I can’t confirm this since I’m a member) it is only there for legacy and it is a very inactive category. In my opinion, I think removing the lounge is the best idea since it doesn’t really belong in the current state of the DevForum where it is public access.

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I agree, except it seems staff members are having problems trying to tell whether a post is a troll post or not.

https://devforum.roblox.com/t/my-code-does-not-work/1160666

My flag for this was declined, this person knows how to code and if you look in comments, it is a troll post.

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