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Bans can occur when a player violates the Roblox Terms of Use, Privacy and Cookie Policy or run afoul of owners and their admins of certain games. Players are typically given warnings on their first few offenses, and the amount of warnings a user can obtain before getting an actual ban varies. Repeatedly breaking the rules will get their account deleted. If the violation is serious, such as phishing, scamming or violation of federal law, accounts can be deleted without any prior notices or commands.

However, some places may block access to specific players and theoretically ban them; this usually occurs on group-run places with restrictions imposed on other groups or users. A player who is blocked from a game may also be immediately kicked from the server. This can also happen to any player if a server is locked by an in-game admin (you will not have access to the server unless it is unlocked or restarted).

Robloxians are unable to view the profiles of deleted accounts. A bug on January 15, 2014, gave users access to terminated account profiles. Moderators initially claimed that the bug was a new update. However, Arbolito, a Roblox user, confirmed that this was an error with Roblox's programming and was later nullified.

Ban Levels

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 & In-Game Bans

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. In-game bans for specific games, imposed by in-game admins are still given out. However, they do not affect access to other Roblox services.

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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/18+ material. This type of moderation action is no longer given.
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Reminder

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.

Reminder 2015
Warning

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. As of 2016, this has replaced reminders, so the reminder offenses merged to the warning offenses.

Warning text

A warning due to unreadable text

Capture1

A warning for copyright

1 day ban

The player's account is banned from using Roblox for one day (24 hours)

Rip Me
3-day ban

The player's account is banned from using Roblox for three days (72 hours).

Ban 3 Days

Verbal ban

1 week (7 days)

ban

The player's account is banned from using Roblox for seven days (1 week, or 168 hours).

OfficerBenVGCP Ban 7 Days 10-8-2015
2 weeks

(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. (2 weeks, or 336 Hours)
14 Day Ban
Account Deletion The player's account is permanently banned from using Roblox. Users who attempt 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 on their friends page a darker square as opposed to the lighter squares.

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.

Though moderators are hesitant to give away account deletions as a punishment, if the account is new, has no value and is ultimately a throwaway account - especially if it was created in order to violate the rules, or be used for scams - they will most likely be hastier to delete the account.

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Account deletion for adult content.

Newer 404 error

Players who try to view a deleted player will see this error message.

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Moderated

An example of an account being created for the purposes of rule violation.

Poison ban The player's account is deleted and new account creations are disabled. All active users on the deleted player's specific IP address or link to the deleted player's email are also affected by the ban. 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.
Account creation suspended
Poison Ban-0

Former robloxian that got poison termed.

IP ban

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 IPs linked with the original banned IP.

IP-Ban

Old IP Ban 2012 or 2013 to 2015

Newer 403 error

New IP Ban. over 2016 or 2017

Invalid 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 appeals@roblox.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.
Infinite-IP-Ban

Termed IP Ban 2012 or 2013 to 2015.

Moderator Notes

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Depending on what violation the player has done, these moderator notes are given to each ban/warning:

  • This image is not appropriate for Roblox. Please read our rules and only upload appropriate content.[1]
  • This content is not appropriate. Hate speech is not permitted on Roblox.[2]
  • This content is not appropriate. Do not chat, post or otherwise discuss inappropriate topics on Roblox.[3]
  • Your account has been deleted, as per your parent’s request.[4]
  • Do not upload excessively loud audio to Roblox.[5]
  • We're sorry, but due to a request from the copyright holder, we cannot permit this content on Roblox.[6]
  • Please do not create games, shirts, or post comments about this tragic event. We understand that you intended this to be a respectful memorial, but we can’t risk having other players behave in an inappropriate manner in or around the content you’re posting.
  • Adult content is not tolerated on Roblox!
  • Your behavior is not tolerated on Roblox.
  • Your behavior is not permitted on Roblox.
  • Dating, sexting, or other inappropriate behavior is not permitted on Roblox.[7]
  • Please make sure all text is able to be easily read. If we cannot read the text in your image, it will not be permitted on Roblox.[8]
  • This audio file contains content that is inappropriate for Roblox.
  • Your username is inappropriate for Roblox.
  • Don't create accounts just to harass users or break rules.
  • Your account has been suspended for billing review.
  • We're sorry, but selfies are not permitted on Roblox.
  • Please do not upload personal photos to Roblox.
  • Do not harass other users. Do not say inappropriate or mean things about others on Roblox. This image is not appropriate for Roblox. Please review our rules and only upload appropriate content.
  • Dating and shipping images are not permitted on Roblox.
  • Scamming is a violation of the Terms of Service. Do not continue to scam on Roblox.[9]
  • Do not swear, use profanity or otherwise say inappropriate things in Roblox.[10]
  • The only links that you are allowed to share in are roblox.com, youtube.com, twitter.com, and twitch.tv. Posting other links, even in images, will result in further moderation actions.[11]
  • This account has been closed due to violating our terms of service. You are not welcome on Roblox.
  • The account has been caught using exploits on Roblox. This is a violation of Roblox terms of service. Future use of exploits could result in the deletion of this account.
  • Your account has been suspended for violating our Terms of Use for exploiting. If you continue, your account and all of your associated accounts will be deleted.
  • Your username is not appropriate for Roblox due to privacy concerns.
  • Your account has been deleted for violating the Terms of Use for exploiting the audio refunds system.
  • Your account has been deleted for continuing to violate the Terms of Service by hosting free Robux giveaways which are frequently used to scam the community.
  • Don't ask other users for their personal information.
  • Do not exploit to get games on the front page!
  • Exploiting is not permitted on Roblox.[12]
  • Do not create accounts just for the purpose of breaking the rules.
  • Your account has been deleted for uploading inappropriate assets to ROBLOX.
  • Client Exploiter List [Current Date of the Year, Month and Day] (i.e. Client Exploiter List 2018.06.12)
  • Do not create ads that claim to pay players for joining your group. Because Roblox cannot enforce these deals, they are a violation of the rules. Further attempts to create these ads will result in additional moderation actions on your account.
  • Do not continue to stream forum rading on Twitch.
  • Do not post about your moderation actions, or additional moderation actions may be taken against your account. If you would like to discuss your bans, please use the Appeals system as described on your ban report.
  • After further review, this account has been deleted for making unauthorized charges. Always have permission before making any purchases.
  • Do not create games designed to bully other players.
  • Do not create places to harass other users
  • You have repeatedly violated Roblox rules. Your account is now deleted.
  • Do not create games to harass other players.
  • This content is not appropriate for Roblox. Content or avatars created to simulate nudity or underwear/undergarments are not permitted.
  1. Used to be This image is inappropriate for ROBLOX.
  2. Used to be Hate speech is not tolerated on ROBLOX!
  3. Used to be Don't talk about inappropriate topics on ROBLOX.
  4. Used to beDeleted per parent request.
  5. Used to be Do not upload excessively loud audio files to ROBLOX.
  6. Used to be We’re sorry, but due to copyright reasons we cannot allow this Intellectual Property onto the site.
  7. Used to be Dating is not allowed on ROBLOX.
  8. Used to be This image contains text which is not clearly visible. Try to re-upload the image with readable text size.
  9. Used to be Do not try to scam others on ROBLOX!
  10. Used to be Don't say inappropriate things on ROBLOX.
  11. Used to be Don't post off-site links on ROBLOX. All links should go to www.roblox.com only.
  12. Used to be Exploiting is not permitted on ROBLOX.

Former

  • Please don't spam on Roblox.[1]
  • Scripters forum is NOT the place for learning java. Read the rules.
  • This is your last warning before your account is permanently deleted and you are not welcome on ROBLOX. Do not continue to harass other players or otherwise break the rules.
  • You have repeatedly bullied other players on this site. You have made multiple games and images showing the deaths of other players on this site. You have been warned many, many times that your behavior was inappropriate. Your account is now deleted.


  1. Used to be Please don't spam on ROBLOX.

Reasons

  • Inappropriate
  • Profanity
  • Spam (formerly)
  • Harassment
  • Adult Content
  • Scamming
  • Privacy
  • Hacking
  • Terroristic Advertising
  • Disputed Charge
  • Advertising

In-game bans

An "in-game ban", not given by Roblox staff but instead by game owners or players with admin powers within a place, only restricts the player's access to a specific game. These bans can range from being kicked from a server to being permanently banned from a game. If a player is banned from a game, they are usually restricted from access until the server is shut down unless another one is running. Players with in-game bans still have access to the Roblox website, their own places and other games they can access. This ban will not affect your moderation history.

However, some places may block access to specific players and theoretically ban them; this usually occurs on group-run places with restrictions imposed on other groups or users. A player who is blocked from a game may also be immediately kicked from the server. This can also happen to any player if a server is locked by an in-game admin (you will not have access to the server unless it is unlocked or restarted).

Exploiting

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 or most less warning or a ban).

Issues

VIP Servers

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. It is unknown whether this will ever be patched.

Audio Refund Incident

On July 4, 2018, thousands of accounts on Roblox were banned for "Unauthorized charges/disputed charges" after unintentionally or intentionally receiving a double refund for uploading audio that was rejected. Almost all the bans given were permanent, and Roblox has announced that they are reinstating accounts that were affected (provided that they received a refund unintentionally).

Plugin Incident

On March 11, 2018, 10 user accounts were banned due to a bug with a cleanup process banning users using the word “Editor” in the title. This caused groups of terminated accounts to have code leaked.


Botting Incident

On October 17, 2018, thousands of accounts received a termination for "Roblox ToS Violation". Almost the majority of users who were deleted were innocent, including developers and major people with 500K+ RAP (Recent Average Price). All the terminations were given out at 4:51:49 PM.

Botters also have been terminated by this incident, therefore showing that Roblox does not support scams, since Green Bots may have been deleted.

Appeals & Membership

Users are encouraged to appeal a moderation action through an email to appeals@roblox.com. 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 an extremely low return rate.

Some users believe that users who purchase a premium membership are more likely to have a ban appealed and less likely to get banned.

NewExporiationDate

A message bar notifying a banned BC member that they can cancel their membership for the duration of their ban. This particular section is no longer used.

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.

Criticism

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 rumored 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 scandal) 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.
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Account deletion as of 2009-2013.

Trivia

  • When players recieve a 14-day ban, the player's account will not be deleted, even if the moderator note says that they have been banned.

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