I’m logging in for the first time in months, and I saw this thread by coincidence, and I just want to say I completely agree. The system being used here just isn’t working. However I believe most of the problem is in the community management. I don’t think developer relations is exactly aware of how their Lead Top Contributors (the primary managers for rank-ups/posting) are handling moderation and selection. The post approval system being flawed is one example among many.
Personaly I quit this forum after I posted some feedback about this very subject in the deisgnated feedback thread, and ended up having my posts on it purged. The Lead Top Contributor responsible was later able to view that post and allow me to personally archive it, but it was frustrating at the time, and it cannot be fully recovered. I ended up getting to talk to devrel about the very same feedback and everything was good, but what happened speaks volumes about an issue that goes further than that incident. Lots of effort has went into posts I’ve made on here that got deleted or not approved, and it all turned out to be for nothing. Getting accepted as a full member is a nightmare for people like us, and it always will be, doesn’t matter how passoinate we are about this community.
It’s a different experience for everybody. For me, I had been trying to get into this forum ever since it was announced, and my experience finally participating turned out disappointing. I can engage fine with the community, people were loving my posts and I was loving tons of the posts I was reading. But as always with Roblox, the obstacle isn’t with the community, it’s with the moderation standing between you and the content you want to post, the people you want to interact with
DM me for my Discord if you want to vent about your experience or try to find some sameness/community in your troubles. I rarely login on this forum anymore but I’m happy to have gotten this out.