Talk:Roblox

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e·h·w·Stock post message.svg To-do:
  • Improve the article according to reader feedback.
  • Add information about recent events and features.
  • Exponentially increase the size of the history and development section.
  • Add thumbnails and pictures.
  • Search for more reliable sources than the ROBLOX blog, even if such sources are difficult to find, and add them to the article.
  • Help edit the article so that it may someday conform to MoS.
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Semi-protected edit request on 5 July 2017[edit]

there are a couple things wrong i am a roblox player so i would like to correct them TheWankTank (talk) 08:37, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

@TheWankTank: Hi, could you please be more specific with what you want fixed? Anarchyte (work | talk) 08:43, 5 July 2017 (UTC)
Not done: this is not the right page to request additional user rights. You may reopen this request with the specific changes to be made and someone will add them for you, or if you have an account, you can wait until you are autoconfirmed and edit the page yourself. jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 14:36, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

Lua link[edit]

change ((Lua|Lua 5.1)) to ((Lua (programming language)|Lua 5.1))

Done jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 15:38, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

Add this update to development.[edit]

This has been deleted twice by a new user and must not be taken down the description of it: On June 22, 2017 Roblox Introduced Portrait Mode & Dynamic Thumbstick for only Mobile devices. For now the only popular games to use it are Natural Disaster Survival and MeepCity but it would be available for other games soon.[1] Mathew James Hall (talk) 18:26, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ "Introducing Portrait Mode & Dynamic Thumbstick". Roblox Blog. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
@Mathew James Hall: The user was in their right to remove the material. It's written like an advertisement, thus failing WP:PROMO. jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 18:30, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

@Jd02022092: can I change it so it isn't written like a advertisement? Mathew James Hall (talk) 18:38, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Only if there's a WP:RS to back the claim. There are various tools here on Wiki you can use to find sources. jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 18:44, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Re Third opinion request: At this point I there's not been enough discussion to even identify what the actual dispute might be, much less thorough discussion of that dispute as required by 3O (and all other moderated content dispute resolution processes here). I've removed (i.e. declined) the 3O request for that reason. It can be refiled or some other DR process used if discussion begins and, once thoroughly discussed, comes to a standstill. Just a note in passing about general principles: A self published source such as a company's website can be a RS for things about the company, such as the existence of a feature such as this. But whether it should be included in an article means that the information cannot be given undue weight, "Neutrality requires that each article or other page in the mainspace fairly represent all significant viewpoints that have been published by reliable sources, in proportion to the prominence of each viewpoint in the published, reliable sources". That generally requires some RS outside the company to illustrate that the information is significant beyond its mere existence. To merely presume from the nature of the feature that it is significant is a form of prohibited original research, you really need some third-party sources talking about it. (And before someone asks, does that mean that some stuff that's already in the article shouldn't be there? I can't say that I've really looked, but that's entirely possible in this kind of article. But the remedy to that situation is to remove the improper stuff, not just to add more.) Regards, TransporterMan (TALK) 17:12, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 25 July 2017[edit]

AatmodheeG (talk) 16:50, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
Not done — No specific edit requested, no edit history to indicate what might be desired. — TransporterMan (TALK) 16:59, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Will we be adding Roblox myths and creepypastas?[edit]

Hi guys I was just asking if anyone knows if Wikepidia already has a Roblox creepypastas and myths that has been spread around Roblox such as Guest 666,John Doe and Jane Doe and the COmunity???If there is not such a discussion should I add it to Wikepidia??? Kazok1000 (talk) 11:13, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

The only way we can include them in this article is if they're reliably sourced. As in, covered by third-party websites. jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 17:35, 3 August 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, fan content like that isn't inherently notable - it needs to be covered in reliable, third-party sources for us to write about it. You can find a list of reliable sources that often write about video games at WP:VG/RS.--IDVtalk 17:49, 3 August 2017 (UTC)
The short version is no, "creepypastas" are not generally the the type of thing an encyclopedia would cover, no. Please do not add this to the article.Sergecross73 msg me 18:17, 3 August 2017 (UTC)