As a Roblox developer, it is currently too hard and tedious to make bug reports and feature requests as a Member. This is because in order to do this, you must require help from some third party person, which this can either be a friend who’s a Regular, or a DevRel member.
This is because these categories require posters to be Regular+ to post, and on September 2020, the promotion system from Member → Regular was deprecated, and we were told that a new system would be out soon, but now it’s almost September of 2021, so one year has passed since that day and there’s still no promotion system.
A proposal that I have for this new system is a point based system, where every “positive action” done on a user account is a certain amount of points. If you need more of a visual aspect of what this can look like, here’s an example:
Point Requirement for Promotion: 1000 Making a post: +40 Making a reply: +20 Getting a like: +1 (this can be removed if you want) Getting a post deleted (locked and unlisted) by user flags: -80 Getting a reply deleted: -40
Things like Join Date and the rate of deleted posts/replies would also go into account. For example, if someone is a frequent offender and gets most of their posts and replies deleted, then they are disqualified to become a Regular. Also, if someone goes below 1000 points, they get demoted until they reach 1000 points again. This is because then someone can’t just screw around with their newly founded permissions
Current Regulars won’t need to follow this system as they already did the work required to get the rank, but I won’t mind if you impose it on them
You might ask then what’s stopping someone from spamming posts/replies to get these points: Nothing really, but the DevForum community has grown to mostly flags posts that actually deserve to get flagged, and once their locked and unlisted, all their efforts would go to waste
If someone were to bypass these filters, if they get caught, they will face a permanent ban on their DevForum account, which can’t be appealable.
If Roblox is able to address this issue, it would improve my experience using the forum because then making bug reports and feature requests won’t be as tedious as it is now, and it’ll be possible for people to become Regulars again
If you have a question that I didn’t address in this post, please post it in the replies and I’ll try to answer
I might make changes to this depending on feedback that I get, but these changes won’t be applied until later