What are the community ranks?
This section explains what each forum rank means and what their permissions and responsibilities are.
You get this rank when you first log in on the Developer Forum through your Roblox account.
As a Visitor, you are able to see many categories of the forum, including public 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, as well as giving Likes to posts that you agree with, or that you think are useful or insightful, or are otherwise great contributions. We also keep track of which posts you have visited and read, and you can bookmark topics and posts that you find interesting.
To rank up to New Member, you just need to browse the forum regularly and engage with the content by reading through forum topics (so giving Likes is not part of the criteria). After enough browsing, you will be automatically ranked up to the New Member rank. For more information, see:
After some regular browsing of the forum, you should be promoted from Visitor to New Member automatically.
As a New Member, you now get to view the majority of the forum, including some additional categories such as development discussion and posting your cool creations. You also get to post in most of these categories.
While you are able to post new topics in most categories that you can see, some posts will be redirected to the Community Post Approval team first and have to be approved before they show up to others on the forum. This is the case for bug reports, feature requests, development resources, and discussion topics.
To rank up to Member, you need to keep actively browsing the forum, and also be actively participating in terms of posting. Above all else, make sure you use and post to the forum appropriately according to our community rules and guidelines. You will be automatically promoted to Member once you meet the criteria and have a clean forum moderation history. For more information see:
If you are actively participating and posting appropriately according to the forum rules and guidelines, you will eventually be promoted from New Member to Member.
As a full Member of the forum, you can now see all forum categories and can create posts and replies in all of them (apart from the categories that only staff can create topics in). You now have the ability to use some extra categories, like the lounge, in addition to what you could already see and use.
You can now also create discussion topics, platform feedback and development resources topics yourself, without needing to pass through Community Post Approval first, because we now trust you with the permissions to make appropriate topics in these categories yourself.
For a lot of people, Member will be seen as the final destination. This is when you have full access to the forum and is where most people will stay once they reach this rank. However, there are still a few ranks above Member for distinguished and dedicated community members.
You can rank up to Top Contributor by being active and making frequent, positive contributions to discussions. This rank is meant for the best contributors in our community, to acknowledge and reward their dedication to high-quality discussion. For more information see:
Additionally, it is possible to be invited to rank up directly to Community Post Approval. The criteria for this are (roughly) that you show exceptional knowledge of forum rules and guidelines, have consistently high quality posts over the time span that you have been a Member, have successfully filed multiple proper bug reports and feature requests, and you show an active interest in assisting your peers during the post approval procedure. Invites to join Community Post Approval are determined by the Community Post Approval team, the Community Sages, and the Roblox Developer Engagement Team.
When you are one of the most active posters and your posts are consistently of high quality and contribute highly to the discussion, you should eventually be promoted to the Top Contributor rank.
The Top Contributor rank is mostly 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. The criteria are, generally, that you need to have high likes received to post ratios, high topics read/entered counts, a good forum standing in terms of moderation, and you must have been active on the Developer Forum recently.
Top Contributors do not have any additional permissions or responsibilities compared to Member.
As a Top Contributor, you can be invited to rank up to Community Post Approval. The criteria for this are (roughly) that you show exceptional knowledge of forum rules and guidelines, have filed multiple proper bug reports and feature requests, and you show an active interest in assisting your peers during the post approval procedure. Invites to join Community Post Approval are determined by the Community Post Approval team, the Community Sages, and the Roblox Developer Engagement Team.
It is possible to be demoted back to Member from Top Contributor. Since the rank is intended to highlight the best actively contributing community members, you can lose the rank by being inactive for extended periods of time, although the threshold for activity is very lenient there.
Community Post Approval
The Community Post Approval team consists of 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 Post Approval team members have no additional forum permissions over Members, apart from access to and managing of the post approval procedure. This procedure is used by New Members to file feature requests, bug reports, and other kinds of topics they cannot normally make themselves yet due to their lacking forum permissions. The goal of the post approval procedure is to make sure that these topics are high quality and conform to our community rules and guidelines, as well as the posting format for those categories. The secondary goal of post approval is to teach New Members how to improve their posting style and writing skills, so that they may more easily reach the Member rank.
Members of the Community Post Approval team can also recategorize and rename topics on the forum, to fix any miscategorization issues or unclear topic titles.
For more information on the post approval procedure, refer to:
Additionally, the Community Post Approval team works closely together with Community Sages and the Roblox Developer Engagement Team. They frequently give feedback on upcoming announcements and other resources related to the forum, and they can comment on ideas for significant forum changes before they are released.
Community Post Approval team members can qualify for the Community Sage rank by being active in handling the post approval procedure, by showing an active interest in improving the Developer Forum and finding ways how to tackle the issues as we scale our community further, by being exemplary community members with long track records of contribution and activity on- and off-forum, by showing a high understanding of how the forum works and its community, by being highly trustworthy, by having a good connection and relationship with the community, and showing good moderation traits. Note that you must be invited to join the Community Sage rank. Whether or not an invite is sent out to a person is determined by the Community Sages and Roblox’s Developer Engagement Team together.
It is possible to be demoted back to Top Contributor or Member from Community Post Approval. Most of the time, this will happen upon the member’s request. It can also happen if the person either does not seem to be a good fit for the team, or if they are not active enough in maintaining the post approval procedure. These criteria are determined by the team and the Community Sages.
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 rank 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 the ability to moderate posts (locking and hiding topics, editing titles and contents of posts, moving posts to a different category, merging replies to other topics, and pinning/unpinning posts), because they have shown due to sheer contribution and continued activity that they are dedicated to this community and can be trusted with such permissions. They may use these abilities to maintain posting quality and defend against abnormal / inappropriate forum activity as they deem appropriate.
They may also use their permissions to moderate according to our forum rules and guidelines, but they do not have to actively moderate posts, since that task falls upon the Roblox Developer Engagement Team. Community Sages also cannot see nor handle community flags on posts, only the Developer Engagement Team sees and handles those.
Community Sages manage the post approval procedure that New Members can use to file their topics in categories they normally do not have posting access to. They work together with the Community Post Approval team members to process these requests from New Members at scale.
In addition to heading the post approval procedure, Community Sages also have day-to-day communications with the Developer Engagement team to improve the Developer Forum for all users and to help scale the forum as our developer community grows. Community Sages have weekly meetings with the Developer Engagement Team to tackle forum issues and to discuss improvements.
Community Sages can be demoted upon their own request to the Community Post Approval, Top Contributor, or Member rank.