How to join the Roblox Developer Forum - remade by a fellow member

The Roblox Developer Forum, otherwise known as RbxDev or DevForum, was created with the intent of fostering discussion between Roblox developers.

Erroneously regarded as the elite of development in the platform, the Forum is in fact a place for mutual growth and contribution, not for showcasing our so called “skills”. The goal of the Developer Engagement Team is to empower developers with opportunities to participate in discourse about Roblox development and make information as readily available as possible for all developers on the platform.


Understanding the Process

If you are still interested in joining the Forum, below I have curated a few of the information spread across the platform regarding the entry process.

I. The Activity System

As of January, the Developer Relations and Engagement team changed the process from long and boring applications to a more proactive one: the activity-based system. This means that users who actively utilize the Developer Forum are now able to receive New Member permissions automatically.

II. Promotion

Not much information has been released about this, since it would mean anyone could bypass the system by completing the tasks. So far, what we know is...

The algorithm tries to find users browsing the Development Support category, reading about recent updates made to the platform and tutorials created by our community.

In other words, you should read as much about development as you can. We are looking for active, interested and inspired developers. The process is natural if you are used to read about the platform updates, tutorials and other discussions.

Furthermore, the system uses counter measures against scammers, trolls, alts and bots to avoid being tricked or mislead. This means your acceptance might be delayed when you behave in a way that indicates you just want to join the forum, but aren’t in fact interested in development.


I still haven't been accepted

As mentioned before, there isn’t a miraculous list on how to become a new member. If you still haven’t been accepted it means you should read more.

“I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.” – C.S. Lewis

Maybe not every post on the Forum attracts your attention, but sure there are interesting ones. Maybe you can scroll through the tutorials section and read about something you were always curious about. But, first of all you should read the Official Rules of the Roblox Developer Forum, to get used to our community.

Try messing with the settings, changing theme, browsing different categories and checking posts created by known developers. Literally, get to know the Forum. Discobot is also a very good way of learning about the Forum tools, and you should definitely invest some time on it. To talk to it, click on your profile picture at the top right corner of your screen and select the image icon.

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Click “New Message” and write to discobot. Your first message should be: @discobot start new user


Conclusion

The entry process is natural, and should not be forced or attempted to be bypassed. If you weren’t accepted last week, keep using the Forum and you will eventually be invited to join us.

“The Developer Forum supports new and experienced Roblox developers in all things related to Roblox development. Inside, you can learn from our rich developer community, engage in discussions about upcoming features with Roblox staff, and finally you’ll get to know the community and staff who help make Roblox possible!”

To join the Forum is not hard at all, but only if you are truly interested in development. If you are here only for status or recognizance, this isn’t a place fore you. However, if you are legitimately trying to contribute to the Roblox Development Community, you are more than welcome to join us on this fun world.

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Hey! I like the way you did this post, but it seems unnecessary since we already have the comprehensive guide on how to go from new member to member and, as you mentioned, this was just a reiteration of what has already been provided by the Roblox staff.

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Wow, I didn’t really know how most of this stuff worked, haha. I thought it was like if you viewed the forum for like more than 3 hours or something you would get invited, but I was wrong. Nice work!

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Great guide! We do already have a guide, but I do congratulate you for taking the time to create your own for the community to read, and the additional info you added.

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I’ve seen accounts with 4 hours, just for the record.

Overall, pretty good guide, even if it does seem a bit unnecessary.

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