What different levels does the forum have?
You get this level when you first log in on the Developer Forum through your Roblox account.
As a Visitor, you are able to view almost all categories of the forum, including announcements, development support topics, all sorts of resources and tutorials, as well as bug reports and feature requests that have been submitted by forum members. You are not yet able to post, but you can browse posts and topics. We also keep track of which posts you have visited and read, and you can bookmark topics and posts that you find interesting.
To level up to Member, you need to read enough posts over a period of time. After enough browsing, you will be automatically moved up to the Member level.
As a Member, you now get to view and post in almost all forum categories. Note that some posts and topics you make will need to pass through approval before they show up to others.
To level up to Regular, you need to make sure you (1) use to the forum appropriately according to our community rules and guidelines, (2) have made a few posts on the forum, (3) visited the forum for several weeks and (4) you need to pass through post approval several times successfully. You will be automatically promoted to Regular once you meet the criteria and have a clean moderation history.
Note: Promotions from Member --> Regular are on hold until the criteria are updated to not include Post Approval, since Post Approval has been deprecated.
As a Regular, you can now create posts and replies in all categories without post approval, as you have shown that you know how to make these topics according to forum rules and guidelines.
You can level up to Top Contributor by being active and making frequent, positive contributions to discussions. This level is meant for the best contributors in our community, to acknowledge and reward their dedication to high-quality discussion.
Note: Promotions from Regular --> Top Contributor are on hold until the criteria are updated not to require manual checks from the community.
Additionally, it is possible to be invited to level up directly to Community Editor. The criteria for this are (roughly) that you show exceptional knowledge of forum rules and guidelines, and have consistently high quality posts over the time span that you have been a Regular.
Top Contributor is a forum title and avatar flair to highlight some of the best contributors to our community. These people are active posters that frequently and consistently contribute to high-quality discussion.
As a Top Contributor, you can be invited to Community Editor. The criteria for this are (roughly) that you show exceptional knowledge of forum rules and guidelines, and have consistently high quality posts over the time span that you have been a Regular.
You can lose this title by being inactive over extended periods of time.
Community Editors are veteran forum users that have a very high understanding of the developer community and the rules and guidelines of this forum. In addition, they are some of the most active and best contributors in the broader developer community and/or on the forum. They have an exemplary attitude both on the forum and also on other platforms within the Roblox community.
Community Editors can edit post titles and recategorize topics. They will only use these powers to support the community, e.g. when a topic is incorrectly categorized, or the topic title is unclear or has some mistakes that could be corrected.
Community Sages are expert and exemplary forum users with long track records of contribution and activity, both on- and off-forum, in the Roblox community. This level is given to users that have shown to have a high understanding of how the forum works and about its community, are highly trustworthy, and show good moderation traits.
Community Sages have extended forum permissions (locking and hiding topics, editing titles and contents of posts, moving posts to a different category, and merging replies to other topics). They may use these abilities to make the forum easier to browse and improve the flow of discussion.
Community Sages cannot see nor handle community flags on posts, only the Developer Engagement Team sees and handles those.