As a Roblox developer that frequents this forum, it is difficult to help moderators by flagging posts for them to review, when the flaggee edits their post once it gets hidden by enough flags, with the sole purpose of bypassing moderation.
While this can be used for good, i.e. maybe you were a bit mean in your reply, and you realize it after it gets hidden by flags, so you change it to be less mean, and your post is no longer hidden, the flags are cleared.
However, when we think about this community, a big portion not knowing proper etiquette, this “second chance” is used maliciously. You can just wrap some text in
<> so that it doesn’t render, and it would still count as an edit. It visually would look the exact same. Yeah you could also change a character and undo that change.
About 100% of the time, no exaggeration, the posts that do this aren’t changed to fit the guidelines better, they just do it to bypass moderation.
With that being said I am proposing two things, more of a “one or the other” kind of thing:
- Locking* posts, so that they can’t be edited; or
- Making it explicitly against the rules to not use your second chance maliciously
It wouldn’t make sense to have both, since there is no point in the rule existing if you can’t break it at all.
If this is added, it will improve the experience for users that regularly flag, which is a lot of users, since they don’t have to go back and flag the same post twice. Will make it easier for moderators as well.