I can confirm that they are cheating actually the members with high rep are cheating off each other.
As Mark Otaris noted here32, we do not want the ROBLOX StackExchange proposal to fail because we didn't meet the 100 users with 200+ rep on another StackExchange site requirement. This is the second proposal for a ROBLOX StackExchange -- the first one failed because we didn't meet that. To prevent the second one from failing, I'm starting up a ROBLOX StackExchange Advancement Group on Skype.
The purpose of the group is for all of us to post links to questions
we make on StackExchange, and for the rest of the group to go to the
question and upvote the OP's question and any comments by them or
other members of the group. If you're not comfortable coming up with a
question, I or someone else in the group will be happy to provide you
with one that you can post. We'll essentially be farming reputation,
and will be able to easily award 200 rep to anyone that wants it.
Hopefully with this, we shouldn't have an issue passing that 100
member with 200+ rep threshold and we can get the ROBLOX StackExchange
Some things to keep in mind If you are not committed to the ROBLOX
StackExchange proposal already, make sure to do so. You can find more
info about the proposal here
Make sure the account you post question / comments on is the same one
that committed to the ROBLOX StackExchange proposal
While we can sort of "cheat" around the requirement, it would be a bad
idea to upvote random bad questions because in addition to having to
fight downvotes from regular users, someone might find the behavior
suspicious and report the post to a moderator who may in turn catch on
to what we're doing. Make sure to post good questions. Knowing that,
we should also avoid upvoting questions too much to where it doesn't
seem normal. Keep upvotes on comments, questions, and answers to a
reasonable level. If you need more rep, post helpful-looking comments
or another question. In short, use common sense to avoid anything that
might draw attention to what we're doing
Regarding morality The 100 members with 200+ rep requirement exists
because StackExchange believes that without members who understand how
to use StackExchange, the site cannot survive. That is the sole
purpose of that requirement. The requirement is a means to an end --
it's meant to verify the site has 100 people with basic knowledge of
the site. So long as we have 100 people who know the basics of the
site, we've fulfilled the purpose of the rule.
Luckily, every single person who has posted on the developer forums
here knows the basics of StackExchange already. The main guy behind
Discourse was also one of the founders of StackExchange, so there are
a lot of similarities between the sites. We all know how to post
questions and answers, how to edit posts, and what the flagging system
is and how to use it. The only thing we're not too terribly familiar
with on StackExchange is the upvoting/downvoting, but that's pretty
self-explanatory. As such, I think it'd be pretty silly for the
proposal to be failed just because we've not specifically used
StackExchange even though we inherently know how to use it. The feel
for it that we lack can be gotten during the beta. If ROBLOX truly
isn't ready for a StackExchange site, it will fail the beta, and no
harm is done.
As someone who is apart of this community (although not doing this) I didn't feel it was right so I felt it best to inform someone. I've also sent an email to the stackexchange team and they said they would keep an eye on it. I do want our proposal to succeed but I want it to be legitimately done naturally.