What would be considered “… for the sake of posting and not seriously interested in development.”? What are some example of posting just to post. This could also be a potential issue since not too many people are in DevEx, and smaller developers who make games just for Robux, and not for a living are unable to get help and hire others to work. They can’t promote their game and get people in a Roblox game, it isn’t the right place.
I’m talking more about “Do you think developers should eat peanut butter sandwiches more often?”-esque topics in Development Discussion. What you are talking about is not necessarily non-development-related.
I don’t think DevEx eligibility should be a key factor for Developer Forum access. For instance I haven’t used DevEx and I wouldn’t want that to be one of the key factors for not allowing me into the forums if I was a newer developer.
Other than that though, I do agree that there should be more barriers for entry to the forums. Studio time however is a really good idea for entry.
Anyhow I can’t find a way in which DevEx would be a good idea to decide who’s a developer, doesn’t make sense, I can’t think of a DevForum role which would make sense for that, I understand it’s a combination from all ideas, but it’s still kind of a horrible take to use DevEx as a way to identify a developer. All the other ways to identify a developer are fine, but I found this one just kind of weird.
Given like 60% of the members are -18, they have less chances of ever using DevEx.
For me, using that as a metric at all is not a good idea.
Then maybe there should be a category called “Miscellaneous” or “Misc” that doesn’t show up in your regular feed if you turn off the setting, and it doesn’t contribute to your like/ post count. This could be used to answer not heavily development questions, and could be a mini “hangout” area if must.
The poll shown earlier was not answered by every user in the devforum community – merely 207 users. For all we know a few of them could even have lied in the poll.
Also he made it very clear that it was a suggestion, it either could or couldn’t, he didn’t say that not devexing should prevent you from entering the forum, just a factor to possibly determine acceptance
As for the original post, I think the use of other Roblox account data to create admittance standards is an excellent step in the right direction.
Clearly Roblox wants to make the forum more accessible with the hope that developing on the platform is easier to get into, however there is a fine line between making the forum more accommodating and sacrificing its function as a professional resource.
Even though you say that not all of these have to implemented however, I strongly disagree with some of these.
It affects development though. Display Names affect development and even though we don’t need the introducing posts, but it’s nice for a staff member to get a welcoming message from the community.
This is extreme. Couldn’t Roblox staff do identity theft (wouldn’t be much point doing this though)?
I think that this forum would be dead without under 18 users, this forum would mostly be occupied with big game studios if that happens.
I don’t necessarily think this is a good thing either, people sometimes get bans for genuine mistakes and by not promoting them, it might discourage them from development.
Customer support is absolutely horrible. I’ve only had success with them once.
Plus, they most likely won’t pass things on to engineers.
I think hiding statistics is a good idea but a bad one at the same time.
I do have to agree that there is a few non developers which are YouTubers that do not really need to create an account but I think it’s good for the community to join DevForum even if they aren’t a developer as they can then share their opinions on updates or discussions.
This is a strawman argument – I did not say the DisplayName announcement in particular is not related to development.
The point is that there has to be a way to actually verify someone’s age so that users cannot say they are 13+ when they are not (current situation). There is no other solution for this other than having a verification feature.
Please read up, this is a broken record. Part of the problem.