Currently, off topic posts can remain on the developer forum for a long time before being unlisted. This can be a big problem, especially if there are inappropriate content on the post.
One solution to this is to train a neural network to help moderate the forums. This should not replace the current moderation team, but instead help act as a first line of defense against off topic posts.
A system can work like this:
- A post is submitted onto the Developer Forum. With the author’s consent, the post is scanned by the neural network.
- If the post is determined off topic, the topic is remembered, but is allowed onto the devforum. This is to prevent false positives.
- If a reader flags the post, the bot mod checks the database to see if it has been marked off topic by the scanner. If it has, the post is immediately locked and hidden and will be put for further human mod review.
Once the neural network is accurate enough, Roblox may just skip step 3 and send the post to human review if it is marked off topic by the AI.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think this is a good idea? What improvements to the system should be made to my current propsal?