Proposed changes to "Development Discussion"


Since the opening of #development-discussion to regular forum members, we’ve seen a dramatic change in how people communicate in that category. It has gone from being development-related to slowly becoming more and more general Roblox-related.

In this topic, I’m proposing possible changes that could improve the quality of the discussion category, while maintaining a safe and engaging space for everyone.

Alternativ 1 - Subcategories

The current system only allows you to post into the main category, without any possibility of dividing different posts, resulting in a pile of chaos.

Subcategories are a good way to divide the context of a discussion thread. It can help to get the right discussion to the right audience.

Proposed changes

  • 1 | Adjust the name from “Development Discussion” to “Discussion”
  • 2 | New category: “General Discussion”
    • Used for general discussion such as changes within the platform
  • 3 | New subcategory: “Development Discussion”
    • Used for development discussion, such as development methods
  • 4 | Removal of the “Lounge” category in favor of new discussion subcategories.

Alternativ 2 - Category lock

Previously, the “Development Discussion” category was locked to only Regulars. This showed to have less spam and more high-quality posts.

Proposed changes

1 | Lock posting access for rank “Member” in #development-discussion

2 | Unlock posting access for rank “Member” to post in #lounge:roblox-discussion & removal of #lounge:off-topic in favor of this.

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I’d love to hear what you guys think. If you have any other suggestions or feedback regarding my proposals, please, let me know below!

I’m in favor of…
  • Alternativ 1 - Subcategories
  • Alternativ 2 - Category link

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Hi there, please focus on describing problems instead of proposed solutions when posting in #feature-requests or #forum-help:forum-features.

This topic describes primarily 2 proposed solutions instead of a problem.

I’m assuming the problem is something along the lines of “It’s hard to find content I am interested in in Development Discussion”, which I think there are already a few open feature requests about.

Feel free to re-file your problem statement along the guidance in About the Forum Features category, or you can find an existing thread to bump.

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