Players are typically given reminders/warnings on their first offense, and the amount of reminders/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 service.
Users who violate ROBLOX's Terms of Service will be given one of these 15 reprimands. They range from a stern reminder to follow ROBLOX's guidelines to having the user's IP permanently blocked from the ROBLOX service. Some ban levels are not present in a user's Moderation History.
|Type of Ban||Description||Images|
All of the player's forum posts are replaced with the text [ Content Deleted ]. This does not prevent them from creating new posts. However, a moderation action can happen after the player's posts becomes [ Content Deleted ].
|Error 0x1||A user tries playing a game but they get an error saying "Roblox cannot startup. User code = 0x1." These "bans" are commonly given out to players who have created adult material.|
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 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 ROBLOX for one day (24 hours).
|3 Day Ban||
The player's account is banned from ROBLOX for three days.
|1 week (7-day)
The player's account is banned from ROBLOX for seven days (1 week).
|The player's account is banned from ROBLOX 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 indefinitely banned. Users who try to view a terminated player profile will see Requested page not found (A 404 error). 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. All active users on your specific IP address or linked to the deleted player's email has been blocked. Unlike an IP ban, poisoned users are allowed to enter the ROBLOX website and play as a guest or log into an account that is not linked to the email of the deleted player.|
Attempting to access the website will result in the IP Ban page or also known as the 403 Forbidden Page. An IP ban is shown as a 403 Forbidden HTTP error. IP bans are typically reserved for severe violations of the Terms of Service or federal law If you get 5 accounts deleted, or main accounts and 4 alternate accounts deleted, you will redirect to Code 403 for one week (7 days). Sometimes you cannot be banned from the website. However, sometimes you don't have permission to view a page on the ROBLOX website.
|1P ban||This is the most powerful ban a user can receive All players on this IP address are premanently locked from ROBLOX. This is most likely by sending an appeal to firstname.lastname@example.org to see the appealing ban rules and have another alternate account deleted. Also, on Wikipedia, similar to 403 Forbidden, this IP address authentication requires and has failed or not yet provided to access to the ROBLOX web service. This will redirect to Code 401. Please visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of-HTTP_status_codes for more information.|
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.
- Some users like to think that banned users go to Banland, a dark, soulless place full of banned people.