To keep Roblox accessible, the devforum most grow. I don’t believe that post approval is the way forward. In short, the devforum’s quality is broken because post approval is all about hiding bad content, not clearly communicating what good content is, and what bad content is. It really doesn’t scale. Users never learn what bad and good content is, all these see is a subset of posts. The devforum doesn’t need a content bar, it needs a cultural expectation of how users should post, and it needs to leverage the existing tools to do this.
Please read the article here:
- Although I’m a member of the post approval team, I’m posting this as a user of the forum. This post does not represent the official views of Roblox.
- This post may devolve in the same way that other posts do, UNLESS active moderation takes place in setting the tone and culture. The goal of this post is to see a significant structual change in how the devforum approaches moderation, but I also ask that you act responsibily and keep the topic on subject.
- To be clear, I really respect and love the post approval team. They spend, on some weeks, upwards of 10–20 hours approving posts for people without being paid. Without their dedication, the forum wouldn’t function at all at its current state. With these proposed changes, hopefully this team can spend more time facilitating discussion with the community and less time in specific approval.
- Here’s the current statement from the community sages before this gets heated
Hey everyone, I wanted to point out that everyone on the post approval team generally agrees that PA is not scalable, and we’ve already been working on removing post approval restrictions over the past year and scaling down the workload where we can. For example, Cool Creations and Discussion no longer have post approval. Ultimately we want to limit post approval to just the Platform Feedback category in. What Quenty is pointing out above is something we mostly already know and are working towards. I wouldn’t expect post approval to still work the way it does right now in 6mo/1year+ from now.