Official Rules of the Roblox Developer Forum


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Rules

Do not spam

Ensure every reply is meaningful, contributive, and on-topic. Do not re-post what others have already said, do not post memes or single-word posts such as “First!” or “bump”, and put effort into your posts. Use the Like button instead of replying “Thanks!”. When replying to multiple posts, reply to all of them within one post instead of making an individual post for each response.

Do not post topics for categories you don’t have access to

New Members do not have access to create topics in #platform-feedback (Feature Requests and Bug Reports) and some other categories such as Documentation Requests / Learning Resources. They must use the post approval process to create these topics. This process can be used for creating or replying to a topic in any category that’s restricted from New Members. Feature requests and bug reports posted in any other category will be removed.

Use the categories correctly

Each category has pinned topics which you can find from the Categories page in the navigation bar. Be sure to open the category or subcategory fully and read all of the pinned topics before posting - they will describe the purpose of the category and instructions for using it. Anything that does not belong in a category or violates these instructions will be removed.

Do not behave inappropriately

Be polite. Aggression and profanity directed at other users are not allowed. Personal attacks and trolling are not allowed. Controversial subjects such as politics and religion are also not allowed. Profanity is not allowed in public sections. Content that is not-safe-for-work, including drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, is not allowed.

Do not leak content from the private sections of the forum, and do not discuss forum moderation actions outside of private messages with forum moderators.

Selling and trading direct or proxy access to the Developer Forum is forbidden. You may not make posts on behalf of other users unless explicitly allowed by that category. Do not solicit others to request donations or advertise, and do not solicit Roblox staff for any reason.

Three-Strike System of Moderation

We have a cumulative three-strike system on the Developer Forum with increasing punishments ranging from one-day suspension to permanent removal. Further details about the system, including strike length and duration can be found here.


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Reminder Regarding Permissible Links
About the Bulletin Board category
Upcoming Changes & Additions to the Roblox Developer Forum
Upcoming changes to the Public Roblox Forum
Why does Roblox have to ban people for uploading anything related to Knuckles?
Upcoming Changes & Additions to the Roblox Developer Forum
Unable to upload anything on my account
ROBLOX Error 148
Remove certain Packages/Bundles
ROBLOXCRITICAL: Studio Team Create Issue
Hiring a Builder
Data Store Error
Optimal ways to handle 100 player servers on a large free-roam game
More Info On TouchInterest (AKA TouchTransmitter)
More Info On ProductPurchaseDecision Behaviour?
How do I stop the server from kicking players trying to join
CreatePlaceAsync() isn't copying the template's properties
Reminder Regarding Permissible Links
SoundDispatcher Bug
Animation editor starts the game so it cant be stopped or paused then freezes in Roblox Studio
Table.foreach producing weird errors when yielding in the second argument
Can you DevEx 250k R$ or more with BC?
Is making terrain water completely invisible possible?
Is this TextBox.PlaceholderText's expected behavior?
UI Frames starting with offset values in size
How can I stop decals of a vehicle from getting messed up when a player sits in it
User erroneously double-charged for gamepass
Place saving bug
Place saving bug
Wiki: 403 Forbidden - DOSarrest
Looking for a Scripter
Designing a Home-store, for a group
Player instances aren't being GC'd in a weak table
Accessory Placement Bug [my fault sorry]
Using Built in Debugger for Client Scripts
Using Built in Debugger for Client Scripts
Update to Developer Forum Entry Process
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Custom particles need a lot of improvement
School bus simulator 2020
Players getting accepted into the devforum for visiting the website
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FPS anti exploits?
[BUILDS] Small selection of recent projects
Friend Request Limit + Addressing Bots (To a Extent)
I'm having a problem
Correct place to send in bug fixes for official roblox gear/scripts?
How do I fix this very frustrating issue with climbing without changing the slope?
Announcing Three-Strike System of Moderation
Announcing Three-Strike System of Moderation
Announcing Three-Strike System of Moderation
Announcing Three-Strike System of Moderation
Code typo in the wiki
Plugins Inexplicably Crashing in Studio
Studio Crashes when taking a Screenshot via screenshot tool in Roblox Studio
Roblox Catalog [Broken]
Players pushed out of vehicles?
How to clip a GUI to a part
OrderedDataStore yields infinitely when closing a game
Issues with uploading selections to ROBLOX
MeshParts don't load/appear every 1 in 50 plays
Microprofiler keeps popping up, even after closed
Studio automatically adds .001 to every scale property
An object that exist isn't recognized by the script
My little screen
Have the ability to edit hit boxes of unions and meshes
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Three-Strike System of Moderation

We have a cumulative three-strike system on the Developer Forum that determines punishment lengths and types. Here’s a description of each strike and how you can receive them:

Strike One

Upon breaking some of the behavioral-related rules listed below, you will be sent a warning message by a member of the Developer Engagement Team. This warning comes with a 1-day suspension from the Developer Forum and counts as your first strike - you will be told very clearly that this is a strike. If you continue to break rules within 3 months of the first strike, you will be given Strike Two.

Strike Two

Upon continuing to break rules of the Developer Forum after receiving your first strike, you will receive Strike Two, which comes with another warning message and a 5-day suspension from the Developer Forum. After this point, continuing to break rules within 3 months of receiving your second strike will result in you receiving Strike Three.

Strike Three

Having accumulated a third strike within 60 days of your second strike, you will be sent a message notifying you of your permanent removal from the Developer Forum. Strike Three is a permanent removal from the forum and, depending on the severity of the issue, may result in moderation action against your Roblox account.

Special Cases

In certain cases, severe offenses can result in skipping Strike One and going immediately to Strike Two or Strike Three. We’ve created a table to better explain how rule-breaking correlates to strikes, located below the following rules:

Disclaimer: Moderators of this forum have the discretion to change/edit/delete any content they feel is inappropriate.


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Broken Rules Matrix

Note: No preceding letters indicates General Rules; “P” = Public; “BB” = Bulletin Board; “FR” = Feature Requests; “BR” = Bug Reports; “MRR” = Moderation Review Requests; “ER” = Exploit Reports. ** For example, “BB4” would be Rule 4 of the Bulletin Board Specific Rules, and “4” would be Rule 4 of the Global Rules.**
Broken Rule Number of Strikes Correlating Punishment
14.1; Intended NSFW content 3 Permanent removal
16; Posting the contents of the private sections of the forum outside of the private sections 3 Permanent removal
19; Claiming others’ work as your own 3 Permanent removal
14.1; Unintended NSFW content 2 5-day suspension
1; 1.1; Trolling, flaming, personal attacks 1 1-day suspension
2 (2.1 - 2.6); Off-limits subjects 1 1-day suspension
4; Insulting or derogatory posts 1 1-day suspension
6; 6.1; Extreme language / inappropriate language directed at other users 1 1-day suspension
8; 8.1; Complaining about Developer Forum moderation action or feedback messages outside of DMs/replying inappropriately to these messages 1 1-day suspension
14; References to illicit content 1 1-day suspension
18; Soliciting/advertising to others via PM 1 1-day suspension
P4; Disrespectful/impolite argument in public topic 1 1-day suspension
3; Straying off topic 0 Feedback message
5; Meaningless/non-contributive response 0 Feedback message
7; Spam posts/topics 0 Feedback message
9; 10; Misuse of “ROBLOXCRITICAL” in bug reports 0 Feedback message
11; Posting memes/puns/meme-related GIFs outside of the Lounge 0 Feedback message
12; Posting on behalf of non-Developer Forum members outside of the Bulletin Board 0 Feedback message
13; Bumping topics 0 Feedback message
15 (15.1-15.3) Using the Developer Forum for other users (acting as a proxy) 0 Feedback message
17; Using the Developer Forum for donations and fundraisers 0 Feedback message
P2; Profanity in public section 0 Feedback message
P3; Off-topic discussion in public topics 0 Feedback message
FR1; Duplicate feature request 0 Feedback message
FR2; Incorrect sub-category 0 Feedback message
FR3; Nonconstructive feedback 0 Feedback message
FR4; Memes/puns/meme-related GIFs 0 Feedback message
FR5; Posting without using the required Feature Request format 0 Feedback message
BR1; Duplicate bug report 0 Feedback message
BR2; Incorrect sub-category 0 Feedback message
BR3; Posting without using the required Bug Report format 0 Feedback message
MRR1; Discussing Developer Forum moderation 0 Feedback message
MRR2; Posting on behalf of other users 0 Feedback message
ER1; Misusing the category 0 Feedback message
ER2; Posting about stolen games/scam places/scam websites 0 Feedback message
BB1; Posting off-site links 0 Feedback message
BB2; Posting giveaways 0 Feedback message
BB4; Posting profanity 0 Feedback message

Please also note that receiving an unreasonable amount of feedback messages in a short period of time, especially for the same rule violation, puts you at risk of receiving a strike. This includes rapidly making low-effort posts.

Furthermore, note that strikes are given on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the team member issuing them. They may not strictly adhere to the table above.

If at any time you require assistance, have any questions or any concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to a member of the Developer Relations Team. This includes: @DevEngagementTeam


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Global Rule 1

1. This forum is designed to foster collaboration and communication in the Roblox developer community. All users are expected to be mature and civil. Trolling, flaming and personal attacks will not be tolerated.
1.1 Personal attacks are when something negative is said about a person, rather than said about their behavior or their work. Even if the negative statement is true, personal attacks are not allowed here. Stick to posting constructive criticism about a person’s behavior or work. Posts containing criticism should also include suggestions for improvement. This rule applies to individuals, as well as to groups and teams.

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Global Rule 2

2. There are certain things that should remain out of any and all posts or threads. These topics include (but are not limited to);
2.1 Racism
2.2 Hate speech
2.3 Gender bias
2.4 Politics
2.5 Religion
2.6 Discriminatory language
These topics will be removed and can result in forum suspension or outright bans.

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Global Rule 3

3. Keep discussion within the subject of the thread (on-topic). If you want to change the subject, create a new thread.

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Global Rule 4

4. Disagreement and constructive criticism are welcome, but rude behavior is not. Insulting or derogatory posts will be deleted.

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Global Rule 5

5. Every reply should have a meaningful and contributive response.

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Global Rule 6

6. The private sections of the forum are mature enough for occasional swear words for emphasis. That said, do not direct swear words at other members or use sexual/extreme language.
6.1 Directed swearing or extreme language is prohibited on all categories of the Developer Forum.

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Global Rule 7

7. Spam posts and threads will be removed. Do not post the same topic repetitively or repeat the same post within a thread. Spam includes posts like “bump” or “first” that do not add to the content of the discussion.

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Global Rule 8

8. Do not make posts regarding Developer Forum moderation. If you disagree with moderation actions on the forum, discuss it in private with the moderators.
8.1. Do not reply aggressively to moderation or feedback messages. If you want to discuss a moderation action or feedback message that you’ve received, you are expected to do so in a civil manner. Inappropriate, derogatory, or offensive replies to these messages will result in punishment.

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Global Rule 9

9. If you have a critical bug that urgently needs to be investigated, start your post with the phrase “[ROBLOXCRITICAL]”. This is used to alert admins right away to the issue. A critical bug must satisfy at least one of the following criteria:
9.1 A reproducible crash (Studio, game or website shutting down or returning a fatal error 100% of the time when a set of steps are followed)
9.2 Loss of data (either through Data Stores or Data Persistence)
9.3 Exploits
9.4 Preventing all players from connecting to a game and affecting multiple Roblox games.

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Global Rule 10

10. We take critical bugs very seriously and will not respond well to spam or inappropriate reports. Abuse of the system will result in punitive measures.

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Global Rule 11

11. Posts consisting of memes, puns and meme-related GIFs, should only be posted in the Lounge categories, and are not appropriate outside of Lounge. (Lounge is only accessible for Members)

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Global Rule 12

12. In every category except Bulletin Board, you may not post on behalf of non-Developer Forum members.

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Global Rule 13

13. Do not bump threads! (You are only allowed to bump threads if you have more information to add to the thread.)

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Global Rule 14

14. Our community is gauged for Developers aged 13 years and older. Therefore there should not be any references to illicit or extreme content anywhere on the Developer Forum. This includes (but is not limited to) adult content and use of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco.

14.1. You may not post NSFW/adult content on the Developer Forum. Intentionality is a factor - anything that is borderline or questionably NSFW will be considered unintentional, whereas any post that is very clearly NSFW will be considered intentional. The punishments for both differ, as you can see in the Broken Rules Matrix.


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Global Rule 15

15. You are not permitted to accept any kind of payment for using the Developer Forum by proxy. This includes creating threads or posts for another user. Additionally, you may not sell access to features you obtain through membership, such as Beta User features available to those in the Developer Forum. Engaging in these activities will result in immediate removal from the Developer Forum.

15.1 You are not allowed to create topics for categories you do not have access to. Instead, please group-PM our Lead Top Contributors privately so the topic can be manually created.

The message title should be “Request: Posting Bug Report or Feature Request”. New Members should post their thread in Bulletin Board and link that in the PM. Visitors should include their post in their DM so that a Lead Top Contributor can post on their behalf.

15.2 You may make threads in the Bulletin Board section for other people, provided you are not doing so in exchange for money or anything else.
15.3 You may not make any other type of thread for other people.

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Global Rule 16

16. Posting the content of private sections or otherwise privileged information posted within the private sections of this forum is a severe breach of our trust in you, as both a developer and community member, and will result in your immediate removal from the Developer Forum.

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Global Rule 17

17. You may not use the Developer Forum to request donations, whether it be in Robux, real-world currency, or otherwise, or perform fundraising endeavors.

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