A ban is a formal prohibition from being able to play games or view the site. Bans can be imposed for a specified duration or an indefinite duration.
Bans are a possible outcome of dispute resolution. They are imposed by administrators. A ban is normally a site ban, but it may be limited to a game ban.
In the case of Roblox, bans are imposed for violations of the Terms of Service or Community Guidelines. They can be either temporary or permanent depending on the severity of the violation and any past moderation actions that the offending user has been given.
Many users who have created new accounts state that their previous account was banned for no apparent or sufficient reason. A glitch on the mobile client occasionally causes the player to see a message that they are permanently banned when they have received no recent moderator sanctions. It is rumoured that players have been banned after their "parent" emailed The Roblox Corporation asking for their child's account to be closed.
Some users claim to have been banned for no logical reason. A rumor that spread throughout 2011–2013 noted that moderator MSE6 (now scandaxal) bans users for no reason, such as for being Christian. B1tsh1ft has been rumored to ban users who post a topic within the wrong subforum. After b1tsh1ft was fired, the rumor spread to a new mod, EliteEinherjar.
Users who violate Roblox's Terms of Service will be given one of these reprimands. They range from a stern reminder to follow Roblox's guidelines to have the user's IP permanently blocked from Roblox.
|Type of Ban||Description||Images|
|Forum Purge, Image ban, in-game ban, game ban||
If a user is subjected to a Forum Purge, all the player's forum posts will be replaced by [ Content Deleted ]. This happens if a user tries to spam on the forums while a moderator is online. This ban is no longer given as of the December 2017 closure of the forums.
|Error 0x1||A user tries playing a game but they get an error saying "Roblox cannot startup. User code = 0x1." These "bans" were commonly given out to players who have created adult material. This type of moderation action is no longer given.|
This moderation action reminds players to follow the rules of Roblox. No account suspension occurs. Reminders typically occur for new users and minor violations of Roblox's Terms of Service. This particular level of "ban" is known to disconnect users from a game they're currently in. This type of ban is no longer given and has been replaced with Warnings.
This moderation action is similar to a reminder. It warns users to follow the Roblox Terms of Service. Warnings occur for slightly more serious violations of the Terms of Service or for repeated reminders.
|1 day ban||
The player's account is banned from using Roblox for one day (24 hours)
|3 day ban||
The player's account is banned from using Roblox for three days (72 hours).
|1 week (7 days)
The player's account is banned from using Roblox for seven days (1 week).
(14 days) ban
|The player's account is banned from using Roblox for fourteen days (two weeks). The player is warned that any further violations of the Roblox Terms of Service may result in an account deletion. This is used for severe or repeated violations.|
The player's account is permanently banned from using Roblox. Users who try to view a terminated player profile will see Page cannot be found or no longer exists (a 404 error, formerly "The page you requested does not exist"). Serious or repeated violations of the Terms of Service and/or violation of federal law will immediately result in an account deletion. Friends of a terminated user will see in their friends list a "User has been restricted" under the player's name. If you appeal for these, do it carefully or it's game over for your account.
It is believed by some people that this ban can last until 12/31/9999 (like a permanent Xbox Live ban) but has not yet been proven.
|Poison ban||The player's account is deleted and new account creation is disabled. All active users on the deleted player's specific IP address or link to the deleted player's email are also deleted. Unlike an IP ban, poisoned users are allowed to enter the Roblox website and log into an account that is not linked to the email of the deleted player.|
This type of ban is reserved for very severe violations of the Terms of Service or federal law. All players on this IP Address are blocked for 7 days (1 week) and will see a 403 error when trying to access the Roblox website. Using a VPN or changing your dynamic or static IP address in order to access one's terminated account or create a new account can result if caught, the IP address is added to the list of banned IP's linked with the original banned IP.
|Unauthorized credentials ban (Permanent IP ban)||This is the most powerful ban a user can receive. All players on this IP address are permanently blocked. This is most likely by sending an appeal to email@example.com to see the appealing ban rules and having another account deleted. Also, on Wikipedia, similar to 403 Forbidden, the IP address requires authentication and has failed or not yet provided to access to the Roblox web service. This will redirect to Code 401 error.|
- Main article: Exploit
Exploiting is a major violation of the Terms of Service and can result in light or harsh moderation action depending on the severity of the exploit. For this reason, exploiters commonly do their business exploiting on alternate accounts (however this can backfire if the account is IP banned, in which case they may also choose to use a VPN). Due to this evasion method, it is very difficult to capture an exploiter. However, there are other techniques that developers can use in order to identify exploiters. For instance, on Shedletsky's Sword Fight on the Heights IV, the game had an unobtainable badge without exploiting, called "Touch The Divine." If a user were to use any form of exploit to grant themselves this badge, that user would automatically receive a ban (most likely an account deletion/termination).
Appeals & Membership
Users are encouraged to appeal a moderation action through an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If the moderation action is deemed to be unfair, it can be lifted. Many users believe that the Roblox appeals system is unfair because appeals have approximately a 1% chance of being accepted for account deletions. Some users believe that users who purchase a premium membership are more likely to have a ban appealed and less likely to get banned, although this has not been proven.
Players with premium who are banned receive an additional notification when their accounts are banned. This notification identifies when the player's Roblox membership will expire or renew and how to contact Roblox if the player wants to cancel his/her membership for the duration of their ban.
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- If an account is banned or terminated and has an active subscription to a VIP server, the subscription will continue after each renewal date as long as they still have sufficient Robux in the account to rent another month of the server.