Spam are messages posted in media centres, such as internet forums and online video games, that have no type of purpose. Spam is frowned upon by the majority of Roblox users. It usually involves pasting something in comments a certain amount of times.
Roblox has disabled comments on items, badges, gamepasses and games, therefore making it hard for a spammer to post spam. However, the comment sections of clothing, models, audio and decals remain vulnerable to spammers.
This is the main kind of spam. The spammer would say a random word like "baseball" or "body", and then say it over and over again until he/she leaves the game. There is software which can be downloaded to help same spamming. In-game chat, however, has a feature that limits the number of spam posted in a brief period, blocking the player from posting additional comments for a few seconds.
This form of spam was introduced in 2016 when the copy-paste chain spam was no longer effective and was one of the most popular and sophisticated spam/scam attempts. An attacker would register a fake domain name claiming it's an official secret ROBLOX website that would give you ROBUX or BC, however it tricked users into giving account credentials to steal accounts. This is a type of scam and is known as phishing. The attacker would also use an army of bots that created users or used hacked users and posted these comments on every game that had comments enabled by the minute. The bot might lead the user from a phishing website by a link, some fake robux generator website shows that fake users that don't exist on ROBLOX. The fake users on the website looks like there are chatting but you cannot chat them, somehow the message from that fake user repeats from a another fake user on the website, this tries to trick a new ROBLOX player to make them think that the fake user actually got some ROBUX.
Wow! I got so many free ROBUX by going to (SCAMSITE)
Another example is:
I got free BC and ROBUX at this website! (SCAMSITE)
This got so widespread that game developers started disabling comments on their games to prevent spam like this until ROBLOX could mitigate the issue. In December 2016, ROBLOX acknowledged the spam and quietly disabled comments on all games, sparking a confusion in the community asking why they don't use CAPTCHA verification instead. However, in 2017 the Roblox forum has been using reCAPTCHA verification to prevent spam, and it is still unsure whether ROBLOX will add it or not.
Copy-and-Paste Chain Spam
This was one of the fastest spreading types of spam in ROBLOX. This type of spam claims that if you copy and paste it into the comments of other items, you will get ROBUX, BC, or other benefits. Here is a current example:
OMG TELAMON TOLD ME A GLITCH THAT ACCUALLY WORKS AND IS NOT, I REPEAT IS NOT A SPAM -- POST THIS ON 8 PANTS AND YOU GET A MESSAGE THAT SAYS "YOU WIN" OPEN IT AND GET UNLIMITED ROBUX AND LIFETIME OBC!!!! This is true!!!
These spam messages will usually claim not to be spam in order to get people to copy and paste it. At one point, MrDoomBringer created a forum post advising people about this kind of spam in an attempt to dispel the hoax. However, the post was never stickied and was quickly lost somewhere in the forum. If this spam actually worked, then ROBLOX Corporation would be bankrupt and every single user will be rich except admins.
This lost its effect after a few years of being posted, since it did not steal information, and was blatant spam. following it was the Phishing Spam.
"The person below me farted" Spam
This type of spam is a bullying spam, it is usually used by people who go against their views or if they just dislike the user. It is a very uncommon spam. The person will look at a comment, and bully him/her by posting that spam.
There are some examples below:
Watch out kids, THE GUY RIGHT BELOW ME FARTED!
Be careful kids, the person below me farted!
Look out! The person below me farted!
"Post and get robux" Spam
Post this on 2 shirts
You get 500 Robux
This is a spam that is annoying. Users often post this to get players to think if they copy-and-paste it, they will get more ROBUX, while reporting it, just say "This user posted a spam that claimed it gives users ROBUX" in the comment box.
However, this message claimed that it will give users ROBUX, and it says you need to copy and paste this comment on 2 other shirts and then check your robux. Don't fall for it, it's set up as a cheat and trick.
Space Hogging Spam
This is a spam that takes up a lot of space. Sometimes it's the same thing repeated over and over, other times its characters that look like a picture, sometimes called 'ASCII Art'. Either way, it ends up taking up a lot of space and making it harder to read the comments or the forum post. Sometimes, users will post "spam cleaners", other space-hogging spam messages supposedly intended to hide the spam, but this is spam as well.
This spam is a spam used to advertise the posters place, group, T-shirt, etc. without buying an official ad. This spam is commonly found on Limiteds, so people would be lured into buying theirs, then they would raise the price until the buyer has no ROBUX. Example:
Send me trades.
Word Pyramid Spam
t th thi this this g this ga this gam this game this game i this game is this game is e this game is ep this game is epi this game is epic this game is epi this game is ep this game is e this game is this game i this game this gam this ga this g this thi th t
This spam is rare. This spam can also flood the comments.
This type of spam attempts to clear other spam from the comments by using multiple newline characters. Instead of achieving its intended goal, it left a big white ``hole´´ in the comments.
Chain Letter SpamA example of this spam is, “Post this on five badges and tomorrow will be the best day of your life! If you don’t in the next hour you will die”.
The Chain Letter started on June 19, 2010. This little prank originated from an email prank where the user was to forward a message to how many people it said to or face so and so many years of bad luck. The prankster hasn't been identified yet. However, it did send shivers down many members' spines. The only reason this was a problem was that younger kids play ROBLOX, so many users were actually scared of the threats, and passed on the letter. They were tricked and the people reported it. The messages were removed someday later.
Stupid ____ ____ ____ spamThis type of spam is posting something about something/someone stupid spelling out S.P.A.M. The message is often altered.
The Account Deletion Letter
A month later, on July 19th, a private message chain letter was released, stating that it was an official Roblox message. It claimed that, due to lack of space, unused accounts were being removed. In order to prevent the reader's account from deletion, the reader was supposed to pass the letter on to 10-15 other users to prove they were active. It also says that, if the user doesn't send this message within 2 weeks, they will be removed in order to get more space for new Robloxians. This spread so rapidly that the Roblox admins had to post a banner stating the letter was a hoax. By the end of the week, the letter source had been discovered and removed. The player that started the chain hasn't been found. XiaoXiaoMan also told everybody (via a Youtube video) to ignore the hoax and cease the act of sending the letter. XiaoXiaoMan did this by pointing out the flaws of the chain letter. This message claimed that it was written by the Roblox admins on the picture above.
Here's an example:
Sorry to send this message, since ROBLOX was popular, many people were being inactive on the website for no reason, and, too many players on ROBLOX, we are planning on removing accounts that are inactive for 2-3 weeks. In order to prevent your account from being removed, can you pass this letter on to 10-15 users? Use the "Copy and paste" chain to prove that you are active. Those who do not send this message within 2-3 weeks, will be removed in order to get more space for new users.
The "ROBUX Giveaway" Message
In the beginning of August, 2011, a new breed of Chain Letters was distributed across the ROBLOX site. The message claimed that the Admins of ROBLOX had created the message and sent the message to select players, and to participate in the Giveaway, one would have to send the message to 20 other players, and you would be given 1000 ROBUX per person the message was sent to. There are many reasons why this is a chain letter, which can be easily found in the message itself.
:BC Me Spam
Players with Builders Club will say ":BC me" in the comments of popular catalogue items making it look like they were NBC and received Builders Club from saying ":BC me" which results in many NBCs falling for this causing rows of spam of fake admin commands.
Advertising Group Spam
Advertising a group is when a person will recruit people through messages or comments without performing the proper way by advertising with ROBUX. This is considered annoying because the recruiter may ask repeatedly while claiming that someone saw you - or them themselves - doing something impressive allowing to be counted as spam.
You will die spam
This spam is messages saying you will die if you don't copy and paste this. Example: You are dead! In 1 hour, if you do not copy and paste this 10 times, you will die!
"The Gift is Obvious" SpamA kind of spam that was seen in the comments area of the hat "Obvious Gift is Obvious." It starts with "It's so obvious what the gift is its....." then the spammer writes down their own idea. One example is: "Gosh guys its so obvious whats inside! Its a Unicorn horn embedded in an oddly-shaped living rainbow colours tree branch that feeds on a thousand flesh!" Sometimes this spam can be serious and sometimes plain silly. Many people thought the gift will open a guitar, but it instead opened into an Axe Comedy Prop.
BC Chain Spam
BC Chain spam is when a user with Builders Club starts a chain where multiple users with BC start to post in a row mostly saying, "BC chain!", this is normally picked up by neutral users who, deliberately, break the chain, sometimes starting a new chain. Like many other types of spam, this is frowned upon by the ROBLOX community as a waste of space.
Livestream Comment Spam
This type of spam involves a user posting a comment on a T-Shirt/Shirt/Pant, such as Art Warrior and I'll Have Another, about a famous person, with particular persons that are mentioned being a famous Swedish YouTube video game commentator named PewDiePie (real name: Felix Kjellberg) and Swedish game creator who is notable for creating the popular sandbox game Minecraft named Markus "Notch" Persson, making a livestream commentary video on ROBLOX right now with a potentially malicious/fake URL included in the comment, Such spam is typically repeated multiple times in one hat by the same user with the exact same content in the comments. However, such claims are not true, as PewDiePie and Notch would never have actually played ROBLOX since they have not actually announced themselves to the public playing ROBLOX. However, Pewdiepie has since then played ROBLOX.
A typical message that follows this type of spam is:
"PewDiePie is livestreaming playing ROBLOX live RIGHT NOW! (SCAMSITE)
Another example of this spam is:
"Bro! PewDiePie is livestreaming on ROBLOX for the next hour here!!! (SCAMSITE)
"You Will Yawn" Spam
Say coconut 5 times blink 15 times cross your legs Don't uncross until you post this on another game you will yawn :o
People tried this but did not yawn. This spam is from popular FNAF games. There are numerous amounts of similar spams like "don't breath until you post this on another game" and "stick your tongue out until you post it on another game".
This is Billy Spam
This type of spam is used to stop scammers. it is very annoying and floods the comments,
☻/ This is Billy. /▌ He says that those FREE R$ are scams. / \ Those posts are FAKE. and WILL INFECT YOUR COMPUTER WITH VIRUSES
Or STEAL YOUR ACCOUNT!
Copy and paste to save ROBLOX!
"Friend Request and Follow" Spam
These are bots that spam your friend requests and followers. These bots keep following and requesting every day with the usernames of ReadMyDesc, DontClickMe, and ClickMe with random numbers at the end. Do not accept their friend requests, as they will message you with scam and phishing websites. These users also have the generic outfits. As of July 2017, there were more than 72,000 of these bots.
"Want this Game Pass?" Spam
A scammer sometimes posts in the comments in a game pass like the advanced placing game pass for Welcome To Bloxburg. They try to convince users to click on their profile. They then will find a game that says “Free Robux!” this will then steal the victim's account using the MGUI script used to get players accounts in games. However, they might not use the noob look. This spam is rarely used
“Want this gamepass? Not enough robux? Then you can get some! Just go to my profile, click creations, play my game, read the desc, enjoy your robux!”
/e free spam
Someone posts “/e free” on the comments of a game pass, shirt, or pants, this tricks people into thinking they got the item for free by posting /e free in the items comments. This makes the comments flood with /e free spam. Many people disapproved of it and said "/e not free" instead.
Celebrate the New Year the right way! Spam
This is a type of spam that started around the new year 2017 that asks if you want all game passes, ROBUX and no more scams and gives a link to a ROBUX generator. Underneath the example is the 2018 spam.
Celebrate the New Year the right way! Get access to EVERY Game Pass for FREE! Want Thousands of ROBUX too? Are you tired of scams? Good! No Login Info Needed! Go To The Following Link: (SCAMSITE)
Colorbot SpamColorbots are a type of bots that have avatars with solid colours, and the first Colorbots that started appearing around July 2017 wore the default clothing. They usually post "Get Free ROBUX" Spam and "Celebrate the New Year the right way!" spam. They name themselves like regular spambots or admin with numbers at the end. Underneath this is a gallery of examples of what they look like.
Anti Scamming Spam Type 2
This spam tells people to copy and paste it to save Roblox.
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This is A Weird Glitch Spam
This spam claims to be a ROBUX glitch you have to post on three different badges to get ROBUX.
This is A Weird Glitch! Post This On Th r ee Different Badges And Check your Robux
Summer Scam Spam
This spam was first posted Summer 2018.
😎ROBLOX is giving access to ALL Game Passes and Thousands of ROBUX throughout the entire summer to everyone! This is an official event so no info needed. Go to the following link for your code 👉: [SCAM SITE].
Scam Game Spam
Recently, there is a certain person continuously spamming games named "Robucks Giveaway". The games are botted so people can notice them on the front page and get lured in.
Recognizing and Reporting Spam
Copy-and-Paste Chain Spam
To find this spam, just look for a part where it says "COPY AND PASTE THIS ON" or "THIS IS NOT SPAM". When reporting it, just say "This message is spam" in the report box. The moderators know what chain spam is and need no real explanation of why it was reported. However, do not leave the report box blank.
It is easy to spot this spam. Just look for anything that asks for a visit or purchase. Say "This message is advertising the person's place and holds no content. It is spam." in the report box.
You should know it when you see it. This is unique. Be sure to describe how the message is spam, and be upfront about what is not good about it. Keep your report short and simple enough to read.