Players are typically given warnings before being banned, and the amount of warnings a user can obtain before getting an actual ban varies. If the violation is serious, such as phishing or violation of federal law, accounts can be deleted without any prior notices or commands.
An in-game ban, not given by ROBLOX staff, only restricts the player's access to a specific game. Players with in-game bans still have access to the ROBLOX client.
Users who violate ROBLOX's Terms of Service will be given one of these twelve reprimands. They range from a stern reminder to follow ROBLOX's guidelines to having the user's IP permanently blocked from the ROBLOX client.
|Type of Ban||Description||Images|
All of the player's forum posts are replaced with the text [ Content Deleted ], and the user cannot create new posts on the forums.
|0x1 Error Ban||A player who creates mature content will receive this type of ban. A 0x1 error is displayed when trying to connect to a game.|
This ban occurs when the parent of a user contacts ROBLOX and requests his/her child's account to be closed. There have been instances on the Off Topic forum where players have impersonated the parent of a specific user in order to get his/her account closed.
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 moderation action is similar to a reminder (as a second warning). 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 the ROBLOX client for one day (24 hours).
|3 Day Ban||
The player's account is banned from the ROBLOX client for three days.
|1 week (7-day)
The player's account is banned from the ROBLOX client for seven days (1 week).
|The player's account is banned from the ROBLOX client for fourteen days (two weeks). This player is warned that any subsequent violations of the ROBLOX Terms of Service will result in an account deletion.|
The player's account is permanently banned. Users who try to view a terminated player profile will see Requested page not found. Serious or repeated violations of the Terms of Service and/or violation of federal law will result in an account deletion.
|Poison Ban||The player's account is deleted, and account creation is suspended. Unlike an IP ban, poisoned users are allowed to enter the ROBLOX website and play as a guest.|
This is considered the most powerful ban. All accounts associated with a specific IP address are deleted from ROBLOX. An IP ban is shown as a 403 Forbidden HTTP error or a 401 -Unauthorized Access error. IP bans are typically reserved for severe violations of the Terms of Service or federal law
Bans and Exploiting
Exploiting is a violation of the Terms of Service and can result in moderation action. For this reason, exploiters commonly do their business exploiting on alternate or guest accounts. Because of this, it is very difficult to capture an exploiter.
However, there are methods developers can employ to identify exploiters. For instance, on Shedletsky's Sword Fight on the Heights, Shedletsky created a badge that is unobtainable through regular gameplay; users who exploit to obtain this badge are instantly identified and banned.
Appeals and Other Reasons to Contact ROBLOX
Users are encouraged to appeal a moderation action through an email to email@example.com. If the moderation action is deemed to be unfair, it can be lifted. Many users believe that the ROBLOX appeals system is unfair, and users who purchase a premium membership are more likely to have a ban appealed; this has not been proven.
Players with a premium membership who are banned receive an additional notification when their accounts are banned. This notification identifies when the player's ROBLOX membership will expire and how to contact ROBLOX if the player wants to cancel his/her membership for the duration of his/her ban.
- Some users claim to have been banned for no logical reason. A rumor spread throughout 2011-2013 noted that the moderator MSE6  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 the new mod, EliteEinherjar.
- Using a proxy or other means of changing an IP address in order to access one's terminated account or create a new unbanned account will result in the poison of that IP address and any accounts created by the proxy will be deleted.
- A bug on January 15, 2014 gave users access to banned account profiles. Moderators initially claimed that the bug was a new update. However, Arbolito confirmed that this was an error with ROBLOX's programming and was later nullified.
- ROBLOX bans are always recorded in Pacific Standard Time (PST). For instance, a user who receives a 1-day ban at 1:00PM will be unable to access his/her account until 1:00PM PST the next day. To calculate the time an account will be unbanned in other time zones, players are encouraged to use a time zone converter.