Throughout the history of Roblox, certain users have achieved significantly controversial reputations. Listed below are some of the most notable examples in the history of the website, with the background information on the controversy they made.
Table of Controversial Users
|Jaredvaldez4||Jaredvaldez4 is 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, The Undead Coming by Stealth Pilot (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 had 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 2013, Jaredvaldez4 was IP banned. He apologized on his YouTube channel and still has an account. He no longer plagiarizes other people's games.|
|JuliusColesV2||JuliusColesV2 is a banned user who copied and reuploaded games and free models, most notably Welcome to the Town of Robloxia by 1dev2. He began to receive a negative reputation when he copied the game 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 dead co-founder of Roblox, Erik Cassel, who passed away in 2013 due to cancer.|
|FireFume||FireFume is a controversial user that owns the group "The Robloxian General Hospital" (TRGH). This is a copy of the "Robloxian General Hospital" (RGH) group owned by TycyRamsaiMD. The Robloxian General Hospital uses free models, hires exploiters to steal models from other Roblox medical institutions, and copied RGH's uniforms and ranks. FireFume also owns one of the largest groups on Roblox, NBC Shirt Creators.|
|Christina8787||Christina8787 is the creator of a popular 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 tried to increase the popularity of her game by starting an advertisement campaign that criticized game designer IronInforcer, as well as his famous game The 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.|
|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 abundance of online daters that visited the game. However, the main reason for the controversy surrounding Sonic and the game was because many users accused Sonic of copying Island Resort by Wierdoking. Wierdoking himself accused Sonic of copying the place and stealing much of his fame, which sparked a large feud between the two. Eventually, the feud died down, along with the popularity of both resorts.
SONICTHEHEDGEHOGXX is also the creator and owner of the former largest group on Roblox, "The First Encounter Assault Recon" (F.E.A.R.). Despite the group formerly being the largest group on Roblox, it has also been heavily criticized. One of the main criticisms of the group is the fact that its name and several of its divisions were copied from the video game F.E.A.R. The group has also been accused of being filled up with inactive alternative 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 city roleplay place, "Welcome to Venezia" were featured numerous times on the Roblox Blog.
|MSE6||MSE6 was 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 forum communities 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. Although she received a lot of criticism, she also had a large fan base within the forum community. Like Christina8787, the controversy surrounding MSE6 has since died down. It is also known that her real name is Anna.|
|Quackityishot||Quackityishot was an account used by the YouTuber, QuackityHQ. On May 1, 2017, Quackityishot was banned for three days for bad behavior. He then asked his fans to raid the forums telling the Roblox Admins to unban him. Roblox responded with a permanent ban on his account which made the forum raid continue. Roblox quickly became fed up with all of the messages and put a 13+ account restriction on the forums for all users, which prevented all users, including the actual admins, to post on the forums. Quackityishot is also believed to have a bit of responsibility for the forum merge, and eventual deletion of the forums, due to his forum raid, although there is no substantial proof of this.|
|Xonnek is a Mexican Roblox YouTuber with over 1 million subscribers, he was criticized for stealing YouTube thumbnails, stealing content, witch-hunting other YouTubers, etc. He has been banned on Roblox multiple times for exploiting. He has been deleting comments of English viewers that watch his content, and he lies about not speaking English when he actually does. In addition, he also steals other Roblox games.|
im_sandra was a user that was criticized heavily for copying and botting clothing and passing it on as her own. On one occasion before her termination, she and her fan base began to attack the user do_om for "copying" an advertisement she created. On November 20, 2018, her account was terminated for being involved in exchanging Roblox items for real-world money, in which she denied the accusation, and claimed that her ban was purely because of clothing botting. This was quickly proven not to be the case, according to a handful of players. Roblox YouTuber greenlegocats123 called her out on the issue in one of his videos.
MrSTR4TClaus (aka STR4T) is a Roblox user most known for making the controversial Roblox gambling website rbxflip. He earned his criticism when a YouTuber named greenlegocats123 made a video explaining rbxflip. The next day however, another YouTuber named KonekoKitten made a video criticizing rbxflip. Then the week after those videos were uploaded STR4T started to inform his Discord server to dislike the rbxflip hate videos.
He was also controversial for getting multiple famous Roblox figures terminated, such as DragonWant, Flamey50 (on the account Doii), and Melankholy.
Controversial types of users
|2012||Bait and switch users||
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.
Rarity: Common (mostly with places spammed such as "OBBY OBBY OBBY OBBY").
Guests were Roblox players that did not have an account. Inside games, Guests could've done most of the things other users could do, however they couldn't talk. They were often the target of condemnation by registered users, most notably due to their inexperience in-game and their inability to fight back. Another reason for their criticism was because they could freely exploit and not be banned since they didn't have their own account. In October 2017, the Guest feature was removed.
Rarity: Guests have been removed fully from the site as of September 16, 2019.
Online Trolls are people, in this case on Roblox, that annoy, grief, or in rare occasions, go a step further and bully or harass other players. These players are usually older users that want to get a rise out of people, however can also be immature/bored children. Some of these people that troll in more serious methods have recently been a subject of scrutiny, especially by the media, due to many of these users causing younger people to leave Roblox through bullying, sending inappropriate messages, swearing and spreading suicidal messages. Very rarely do online trolls do this, usually bullies who are not online trolls do, but rarely some trolls take it a step further.
Scambots were Roblox users who spammed the comments of models, groups, audios, etc. with advertisements leading to scam websites. The old scambots as shown in the picture have been terminated, but around August 2018, they changed their looks and spammed on every item with comments. Around December 2018, a new captcha was added to stop all scambots from spamming. However, on January 3rd, 2019, they bypassed the captcha and the spamming continued. As of Februrary 2019, the scambots seem to have disappeared from the platform and the spamming stopped once again. However, you can still see the spam messages from years prior in various comments sections.
Online daters, or ODers, are players who use Roblox to attempt to find a boyfriend or girlfriend. This is against Roblox's Terms of Service. They are most often found in roleplaying games, and many avatar types and username styles have become stereotyped with them. In particular, many relatively affordable and extremely popular items such as Holiday Crown and Bear Face Mask are often associated with them, however this can also be extended to some popular expensive ones such as the Valkyrie Helm and Super Super Happy Face. They are mostly found in games like Robloxian High School and MeepCity, attempting to have relationships with other users. Their notoriety increased in 2017, when several media outlets reported of children being exposed to what appeared to be messages from sexual predators.
Exploiters are players who use programs to insert exploits and destroy a game. Many players have criticized exploiters, as they can ruin the game by deleting parts, inserting random models, kicking players out of the game, etc. Some exploiters will go to the extreme and insert models, images, or audios that are explicitly forbidden in Roblox's Community Rules.
Rarity: Uncommon (Depends, usually can be seen if games do not have an anti-exploit, one of these being Prison Life.)
Brainlets, are players who dress their avatar in a typically ugly manner, which may include mismatched body parts, strange hat and clothing combinations, and strange faces and meme clothing/items. These players do this to attract attention or to look funny, or to humiliate players who lose to them in competitive gameplay. These users can sometimes be Trolls that harass and annoy players, usually not going to any extreme after that. The community sees these players as irritating and are disliked, therefore named Brainlets. These players are commonly found coming from the Flamingo YouTube channel which features many videos of Albert trolling people via similar avatars.
Rarity: Common (Usually in games with character customization or games Flamingo has featured.)