The trolling issue on the dev forum

Holding people back who have done nothing wrong is not a just way to go about this. It’s supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. A new account doesn’t really signify whether someone is going to troll or not and a user’s age is not indicated by the account either. If you’re worried about bots, that means we have a botting issue, and I feel like Roblox is doing a better job every day in preventing botting (maybe too much with the captchas). You can’t assume someone is going to troll and this will only encourage people who do want to troll to make a pool of accounts early and troll somewhere else until enough time has passed. We can’t prevent issues that rely on people doing the right thing.

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How often do you see extreme content such as inappropriate images and offensive text? In my experience this is rather rare, but I do not pay attention to help and feedback categories.

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IP bans r non existent now, unless its for very serious cases

would deter many developers from using, besides, it could become a site of spamming like: “AHHHH I GOT INTO DEVFORUM”

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If I’m being honest with you, I never really see (and have never seen) many troll posts on the forum, let alone NSFW content apart from one guy cussing profusely, and I think that even then the posts are removed very quickly. I see bad posts (as in not properly structured, wrong category, etc.) a LOT though, and even more minimodding inside of said posts. I feel like if we’re going to crack down on the marginal amount of trolling on the forum, we should focus on encouraging better post-making first.

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i’d say 160 days is fairly long, also if someone is trolling then flag the post. That simple.

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I have seen many users who troll that have been on Roblox for several years.

They already do this


Trolling used to be a lot worse earlier this year. Since they hired a bunch of new moderators, troll posts now often get taken down a few minutes after they are created and the users who made them get suspended for a day. Previously, troll topics would stay up for about an hour and get dozens of replies before they get taken down, and users would rarely have any suspensions.

The trolling issue has calmed down; it is not a big problem on here anymore.

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160 days wont stop people from trolling, you wanna know why. Because if a person is really dedicated to troll theyll just create a bunch of accounts in one day. Lets say like 30 accounts. once that 160 days is up theyll just troll with each account one after another. As they get banned theyll create new accounts and use the next one in line. It’s impossible to stop trolling, just flag it and go about your day.

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I’ve seen some cool topics, then suddenly theres like 100 posts/replies of porn. And i can’t find any real replies,

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holy crap dude ive been here since 2017 and haven’t seen that a SINGLE time, which side of devforum are you even browsing that I never knew about?!?

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He probably got the old forums mixed up with the dev forums lol

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I do not believe this is true, see there’s a post limit on the number of posts you can post in a certain topic, this is completely false, not to mention, what you’re addressing is a rare situation, not a frequent one which could already be handled by forum staff no longer than a minute, see, since there’s also flagging, the content could be hidden.

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This isn’t really an issue, there are a few things with Discourse that make it really good with alt detection.

  • The user list in the admin panel shows how many users have the same IP

As well as that, the effort to actually get Member is a turn off for the majority of trolls/raiders.

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They can use a VPN, which makes it impossible for Roblox to ban all of them. If they use SurfShark VPN, they can perform a double hop which is 2 VPNS connected to 1. Tor doesn’t work with Roblox though.

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Lets get this clear, there is no such thing as IP banning now, because all users get affected, not only the offender. Let’s say someone was doing something really bad using hotel wifi, Roblox IP bans them. Now, imagine if someone else stays in the hotel, and wanted to use roblox when they see they are IP banned.

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That’s true, I never thought of a hotel network. Thanks for correcting!

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I vividly remember an incident from about a month ago, where they spammed tons of images, into one post. It felt like they were spamming replies. But they only sent 2. Both replies with tons of imagines in them. I was using the mobile website, so It look a long time to scroll.

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Bruh another troll topic.
https://devforum.roblox.com/t/i-love-bob-so-much/1371280

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Are trolls really that bad? I mean yes they spoil workflow but it is a little funny don’t you think?

However, to be honest I don’t think the people you are wanting to catch are trolls those people are called idiots . People who post clearly prejudice and profanity should definitely have their main account taken action against.

I don’t see those type of people often thankfully.

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The most disappointing part is that people who troll get so many likes and so much attention.

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I know you like Bob, but next time, you should post things about Bob on social media platforms, where it is allowed. The Developer Forum is not a social media platform.

If you really want to make posts about Bob on here, I would recommend trying to build a replica of Bob in Studio and put a picture of it in a reply in the “What are you working on” topic in #help-and-feedback:cool-creations.

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