Remove the Requirement for Tools Posted in Community Resources to Be Free

As a Roblox developer, it is currently too hard to browse #resources:community-resources resources for high quality plugins. As a builder who checks community creations often, I believe that I should be able to find free and paid plugins to assist me with building. Restricting the posting of paid plugins or tools in a category made for developer resources is contradictory and doesn’t follow the name of the topic.

This may also help plugin/tool developers with discoverability since they have one central place to post their paid plugins. The only place to post them is in #help-and-feedback:creations-feedback. I don’t believe this is a good category for them, since creations feedback was made to show off your projects and collect feedback only.

If Roblox is able to address this issue, it would improve my experience using the forum because it would allow me to find plugins of all types.

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I like this idea, but posts for paid items should be required to put the paid or paid-access tag in their post to make it easier to filter out paid or free assets.

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The problem is the same regardless of where you put them honestly. We just don’t have enough culture here around tagging things appropriately, so people will always be unable to adequately find plugins versus free plugins versus paid plugins.

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A better way would be to create a paid-resources category instead

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I disagree. Community Resources is for open source & free resources to share with the community to be built upon and improved by others. Creations Feedback exists for the purpose you stated above, but I would support a new subcategory in #resources for paid developer assets.

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I agree with @NinjaFurfante07 .

There should be a new sub-category for #resources for closed-source resources and paid-access resources.

Definitely think we need a category for this.

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I completely agree with this topic, as well as the categories reaches being too broad. There is also the issue of some “duplicate” resources which also flood the topic quite a bit (e.g. admin panels).

As @NinjaFurfante07 said, a good solution would be to split the topic into more narrow categories. Obviously this won’t magically fix duplicate resources, for example, but the issues will have less overall effect on the higher quality resources and the people that look for them.

Still support this.

Paid resources shouldn’t be going in #help-and-feedback:creations-feedback. It’s not a creation you’re looking for feedback on, is it?

#resources:community-resources, however, fits the definition perfectly.