As the forums expand and allow more users to join, inevitably, more spam/clutter replies rise. With the recent posts (actually, most of them) in #updates:announcements I believe I, along with others, have to agree that there have been many unnecessary posts that don’t contribute to the topic. I’ve seen very random posts that don’t fit along with the idea of contributing with your own opinions/concerns/questions. For instance, but not limited to, I’ve seen:
- I like this update!
- Great update!
- Something we’ve all been waiting for!
- I dislike this idea
and so on. It’s a lot harder for me, many other developers, and even Roblox Staff to answer our questions and address our concerns because of the large scale of spam/cluttered posts. This is why I am creating this post. As a developer who uses this forum more frequently to get updates and see any concerns/questions from fellow developers, I’d like to request the posts in #updates:announcements to be locked only to users with the trust level regular or higher.
Currently, this is done in #updates:release-notes to keep unnecessary posts out of the way and allow us to ask questions and give our feedback to new features such as API, built-in functions, etc. This can be pushed to #updates:announcements too.
Why should it be locked to only regulars+? Typically, if a regular has a question/concern about a feature, members will have the same/similar question as well. Recently, many users have tended to snipe for the first reply to boost stats and grind on the badges. First off, this is spam if it’s not contributing to anything. Secondly, it puts the more contributive posts and those who have questions towards the bottom, which makes it harder to get answered. if you have a similar concern/question, the like button exists for a reason, to show that you agree with the post / have a similar idea to that reply.