Throughout the history of ROBLOX, several users have achieved controversial reputations. Listed below are some of the most controversial users in the history of the website, with the background information on their controversy.
- Main article: Jaredvaldez4
Jaredvaldez4 is a perhaps the most infamous user on ROBLOX, who is notorious for stealing games, and hiding them behind false images. Some of the most famous games he has copied include Paintball! by Daxter33, Stealth Pilot's The Undead Coming (which Jared called The Infection), and Welcome to the Town of Robloxia by 1dev2. He is also famous for copying YouTube videos, clothing, group names, and logos. These accusations have made Jared arguably one of the most hated players within the history of ROBLOX. Despite this, Jaredvaldez2 and Jaredvaldez4 were both extremely wealthy and famous accounts. The Jaredvaldez4 account was the first account to achieve over 20 million visits, and had over 23 million place visits before being deleted, the most out of any user. Jaredvaldez2 had over 11 million place visits before being deleted. After Jaredvaldez4 was permanently banned in September 2012, Jared made a new account, titled Jared2Valdez4. That account has achieved over 4 million place visits. Some copied games that were on that account include Galleons by Wingman8, and The Infection by Jaredvaldez4. In March of 2013, Jaredvaldez4 was IP banned. He apologized on his YouTube channel and still has an account. He no longer plagiarizes other people's games.
- Main article: JuliusColesV2
JuliusColesV2 is a banned user who copied and reuploaded games and free models and most notably, the Town of Robloxia by 1dev2. He began to receive a negative reputation when he copied Welcome to the Town of Robloxia approximately a month after it was uncopylocked. He is also infamous for reuploading free models as proof he "owns" the Town of Robloxia, going as far as to accuse 1dev2 of copying "his" game. He is also notorious for his YouTube videos where he has made threats against the ROBLOX admins as well as aggressively attacking critics and mocking the deceased co-founder of ROBLOX, Erik Cassel, who passed away due to cancer.
- Main article: Community:FireFume
FireFume is a controversial user that owns the group "The Robloxian General Hospital". This is a copy of the "Robloxian General Hospital" group owned by TycyRamsaiMD . The Robloxian General Hospital (TRGH) uses free models, and hires exploiters to steal models from other ROBLOX medical institutions. FireFume also owns one of the largest groups on ROBLOX, NBC Shirt Creators. TRGH has copied RGH's uniforms and ranks.
Christina8787 is the creator of a popular, yet somewhat detested game on ROBLOX known as Club Christy. The game was despised mainly because of the large use of free models and the advertising campaign about the game. Christina8787 decided to increase the popularity of her game by creating many advertisements that criticized famed game designer IronInforcer, as well as his famous game Iron Cafe. Although IronInforcer did not directly respond, many users criticized the ads as flame, and thought of Christy as an attention seeker. She was also well known for her involvement in a feud between her and famous video maker XiaoXiaoMan. After he made a YouTube video criticizing her place for his series in Raging Roblox Reviewer, she made a YouTube video in response criticizing both XiaoXiaoMan and his review. Many users sided with XiaoXiaoMan in the feud, and Club Christy declined in popularity. Christina8787 then transferred to another account known as FizzyPops, where she created The Pop Club. Pop Club also became famous, and was relatively well liked until it was made known that the creator was Christina. The ROBLOX community's hatred towards her has died down since.
- Main article: SONICTHEHEDGEHOGXX
SONICTHEHEDGEHOGXX first became popular through his game Live in a Five Star Island Resort. The game was heavily criticized mainly for its large use of free models and the large amount of Online Daters that visited the game. However, the main source for the controversy surrounding Sonic and the resort was the fact that many users accused Sonic of copying Wierdoking's Island Resort. Wierdoking himself accused Sonic of copying the place and stealing much of his fame, which sparked a large feud between the two. Many veteran users sided with Wierdoking, whereas many newer users sided with Sonic. Eventually the feud died down, along with the popularity of both resorts.
SONICTHEHEDGEHOGXX is also the creator and owner of the largest group on ROBLOX, F.E.A.R. Despite the fact that the group is currently the largest group on ROBLOX, it has also been heavily criticized. One of the main criticisms of the group is the fact that the name of the group and several of its divisions was copied from the video game F.E.A.R. The group has also been accused of being filled up with inactive alternate accounts in order to boost F.E.A.R.'s member count. F.E.A.R., and Sonic himself, have been called unskilled as well, even after his Machinima, "Out of BLOXY Cola" and his popular country-clan based roleplay city place, "Welcome to Venezia" were featured numerous times on the ROBLOX Blog.
- Main article: MSE6
MSE6 is an Admin on ROBLOX, as well as a Super Moderator, Forum Moderator, and an Image Moderator. She has been criticized heavily by the Off Topic and ROBLOX Talk forums for issuing unfair bans. She is a well-known Atheist, and thought to impose her views on others and banning people who disagree with her views. Despite the complaints of her abusing her powers, her moderator and administrator have remained intact since she first received them. Although she receives a lot of criticisms, it is known that she does have a large fan base within the forums community. Like Christina8787, the controversy surrounding MSE6 has since died down. It is known that her real name is Anna.
- Main article: Quackityishot
Quackityishot was an account used by the Youtuber, QuackityHQ. On May 1, 2017, Quackityishot was banned for three days for bad behavior. Quackity asked his fans to raid the forums telling the ROBLOX Admins to unban him. Roblox responded with a permanent ban which made the forum raid continue. ROBLOX was fed up with all of the messages and put a 13+ account restriction on all users, which caused all users, including the actual admins, unable to post on the forums.
Bait and Switch Users
- Main article: Deceptive advertising
Bait and switch users are members that pull a scheme known as false advertising in order to gain place visits and ROBUX. The scam involves players changing the thumbnail and name of their game, without actually updating the game itself. This tricks unsuspecting users into playing the game, thus giving the owner more ROBUX and place visits. Many users have achieved their fame through pulling this scam. A list of some of the most notorious users that pull this scam can be found here.
- Main article: Guest
Guests were ROBLOX players that did not have an account. In places, Guests could've done most of the things other users could do, but they couldn't talk. They were often the target of scrutiny by registered users, most notably due to their inexperience in-game and their inability to fight back. A cause of this was also be their ability to freely exploit and not be banned since they don't have their own account. In October of 2017, the Guest feature was removed.
Online Predators are users, usually adults, that harass and bully other users on ROBLOX. They have recently been a subject of scrutiny, especially by the media due to the fact that many of these users have caused many younger users to leave ROBLOX, through bullying, sending creepy messages, swearing and spreading suicidal messages. In 2017, some children were exposed to creepy messages from sexual predators. This incident was covered by some media outlets. They are mostly found in popular games including Prison Life, though they are sometimes found in other games like ROBLOX High School and MeepCity, attempting online dating.