With the removal of post approval in September, members are unable to use the Platform Feedback category. I’m not sure what the progress on a new process is because Developer Engagement hasn’t been transparent about that, but I digress - that’s not my business.
As members are unable to post in Platform Feedback, there are a number of users who are circumventing post restrictions by posting prospective topics in the Development Discussion category, framed like a discussion to appear okay for the category but actually intending to be a feature request. These topics are already not allowed.
Such circumventions most commonly appear in the form “should Roblox add X” and other variations of this title. A platform feedback thread already doubles as both a thread to discuss a feature and a place for the community to provide feedback for platform improvements, so a discussion thread would in effect be an unnecessary duplicate. I can understand the point of gathering opinions before putting it to a real request if one is unsure of the reception, but you can easily just withdraw that request (? provided the staff member reviewing a request acknowledges the withdrawal and doesn’t continue processing it internally).
I’ve done a lot of flagging on such threads but I can’t understand why sometimes I’m told that the thread was already reviewed and it was determined the thread was okay. This judgement is or should be incorrect and needs to be flipped to stop enabling misuse of the category. It’s not about improving Development Discussion, rather upholding the spirit of the rules in proper category use.