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 background information on the controversies they caused.
|jaredvaldez4||jaredvaldez4 is considered to be the most infamous user on Roblox during the early 2010s. He was notorious for stealing games and hiding them behind misleading images. One of the most famous games that he had copied was Welcome to the Town of Robloxia by 1dev2.
Apart from copying games, he is also famous for copying YouTube videos, clothing, group names, and logos. Jaredvaldez4, along with his alt account jaredvaldez2, had managed to accumulate numerous accolades before being banned and deleted, these include; Jaredvaldez4 being the first account to achieve over 20 million place visits, and jaredvaldez2 achieving 14 million place visits before being deleted.
jaredvaldez4 was IP banned in March 2013, followed by him releasing an apology video on his YouTube channel. He still has an account, but no longer plagiarizes other developers' games.
|JuliusColesV2||JuliusColesV2 is a user who copied and reuploaded games with free models, most notably Welcome to the Town of Robloxia by 1dev2, similar to Jaredvaldez4.
He began to receive a negative reputation when he copied the aforementioned game a month after it was uncopylocked. He is also infamous for reuploading free models as proof that he "owns" the Town of Robloxia game entirely, going as far as to accuse 1dev2 of copying "his game".
Apart from copying games, he is also infamous for creating YouTube videos sending threats to Roblox admins, as well as aggressively attacking critics, and even mocking the dead co-founder of Roblox, Erik Cassel. He has apologized since.
|Christina8787||Christina8787 is the creator of a popular game on older Roblox known as Club Christy. The game was despised mainly because of the large use of free models and the advertising campaign surrounding 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 to 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. The 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 First Encounter Assault Recon" (F.E.A.R.), which for six years (2010-2016) was the largest group on ROBLOX. F.E.A.R. has been widely criticized for various reasons.
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 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 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.
On April 27, 2020, MSE6's account was terminated, despite not being active since 2016.
|Quackityishot||Quackityishot was an account used by the YouTuber, QuackityHQ.
On May 1, 2017, Quackityishot was banned for three days for bad behavior. He told his fans to raid the forums (the All Things Roblox section) 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 restriction on the forums so that only accounts that have existed for more than 13 years could post, 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.
|SupremacyYoutube||Supremacy was an infamous Roblox clickbait YouTuber known for his Free Robux Scams where he would lead his viewers to a "Free Robux Generator" website to gather the users' personal data and potentially steal your credit card details.
The rise of Supremacy ended when he was terminated on YouTube on May 29, 2020, resulting in the whole Roblox community celebrating.
After Supremacy was terminated from YouTube, he moved on to more channels to continue his Free Robux Clickbait but shortly after quitting YouTube.
|im_sandra||im_sandra was a user that was heavily criticized for copying clothing and claiming them as her own.
On one occasion, she called out do_om for "copying" an advertisement she had supposedly created without having any evidence, causing her fanbase to attack do_om.
On November 20, 2018, her account was terminated for being involved in exchanging Roblox items for real-life money. However, im_sandra denied this reason, instead of blaming it on her doing of copying clothing. However, this was quickly disproven by multiple users.
Despite her termination, im_sandra continued to cause controversy, such as creating a fake dating scandal with YouTuber Nathorix.
MrSTR4TClaus (aka STR4T) is a Roblox user most known for making the very controversial Roblox gambling website Rbxflip.
He earned his criticism when a YouTuber named greenlegocats123, known on Roblox as CowCowManManThingIt, made a video explaining Rbxflip. The next day, however, another YouTuber, KonekoKittenWasTaken, 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 Melancholy.
|krubensim||krubensim, formerly being known as PoweringManipulation, GetCampedOnNERD and, most notably, navy898, and known on YouTube as Ruben Sim, is a YouTuber with more than 700K subscribers.
In December 4, 2014, his original account navy898 was terminated for talking about loleris, a controversial user at the time, on the Roblox forum.  He was also known to be banned frequently for his actions for criticizing and taunting the Roblox moderation team.
Then, in 2016, he created a new account called GetCampedOnNERD, which was later renamed NotRubenSim prior to termination. He used this account until 2018 when this account was terminated. In August 2018, he created another new account called PoweringManipulation (currently named krubensim).
On September 9, 2021, his account was terminated for swearing in front of a Roblox Intern using voice chat on one of his alternative accounts named devmink.  The moderator who terminated him also terminated all of his accounts, including his main account.
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 can mislead users into playing the game, which contributes to the number of place visits and Robux the owner receives.
|2008-2017||Guests||Guests were Roblox players that did not have an account.
In games, Guests mostly had the same permissions as registered users, albeit they lack permission to communicate with others. They were often the target of condemnation by registered users, mostly due to their inexperience in-game and inability to react.
Another criticism was that they could freely exploit games and not suffer consequences as they did not have their own account.
In October 2017, the Guest feature was removed, but glitches were discovered to make you a guest again. This was patched in September 2019.
|2006||Trolls||Trolls are people - in Roblox's context - that annoy, grief, or even on rare occasions bully or harass other players.
These players are usually somewhat older users that want to get a rise out of messing with younger players, although younger users are not immune from displaying similar behavior.
Some people that troll may employ more serious methods that have been a subject of scrutiny, especially by the media, due to many younger users leaving Roblox as a result of the trolls' methods, which include but are not limited to bullying, sending inappropriate and/or offensive messages, and discrimination (particularly against marginalized minority groups and certain subcultures).
|2013||Scambots||Scam bots are Roblox accounts that spam links to scam websites in any comments section in Roblox, mostly under the guise of giving away free Robux.
Their primary target was non-paying users, as they may be unable to afford or were not allowed to purchase Robux.
Scams were not as prominent before 2016, but when tickets were removed, they skyrocketed due to Robux being the only currency that could only be purchased.
In December 2018, a new captcha was implemented to stop Scambots from spamming comments. However, in January 2019, this captcha was bypassed.
Fortunately, Scambots now only appear every few months in the form of new botted accounts or hacked accounts that became bots. However, you can still see the spam messages from years prior in various comments sections.
|2008||Online daters||Online daters, commonly abbreviated as ODers, are users who play Roblox with the intention of finding a boyfriend or girlfriend. Such behavior is against Roblox's Terms of Service.
Their infamy increased in 2017 when several media outlets reported that younger users were being exposed to what appeared to be messages from sexual predators.
|2006||Exploiters||Exploiters are players that use programs to insert exploits in games with the intent of having fun or destroying the game. Such behavior is against Roblox's Terms of Service.
Most of their exploits come in a variety of forms, including but not limited to; deleting game parts, inserting random models, and kicking players from the game. In extreme cases, they may also break Roblox's Community Rules.
|2006||Free-to-Play Users||Free-to-Play users, often shortened as F2P, are players who do not spend money on Roblox as they may be new to the platform, or - in younger users' cases - unable to convince their parents to purchase Robux for them. Other users occasionally call them "Noobs."
These sorts of players existed since the release of Roblox, but due to Tix still being a thing, they were able to afford more items.
Due to their lack of access to Robux, they often use as many free avatar shop and/or event items as they can to design their avatar. As a result, their avatars are usually disliked due to the lack of coherency and thought going into the avatar's design, which is mostly attributed to the F2P users' limited access to a wide range of items.
They are often found in games that appear on the front page that allows them to override their out-of-game look, allowing them to create more unique outfits that they can only use in the game.