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A '''username''' is a unique string of characters which can be used to identify a user on [[Roblox]]. Players can select any available username of their choice upon creating an account and can later change it for 1000 [[Robux]].
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A '''username''' is a unique string of characters which can be used to identify a user on [[Roblox]]. Players can select any available username of their choice upon creating an account and can later change it for 1,000 [[Robux]]. Usernames may have 3 to 20 characters, consisting of numbers, letters, and up to one underscore.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
During the early stages of Roblox, usernames could have spaces in them, such as [[Community:John Doe and Jane Doe|John Doe and Jane Doe]], this feature was later removed on December 21st 2006 due to users impersonating other users by using spaces, and using their full names to create their username.
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During the early stages of Roblox, usernames could have spaces in them, such as [[Community:John Doe and Jane Doe|John Doe and Jane Doe]], but this feature was later removed on December 21, 2006 due to users impersonating other users by using spaces, and using their full names to create their username.
   
In February 2016, underscores were added back into the allowed list of characters in usernames (the first time since they were initially removed back in 2006).
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On February 23, 2016, underscores were added back into the allowed list of characters in usernames (the first time since they were initially removed back in 2006).
   
 
In 2018, users were prevented from having usernames made up of only numbers. This was to prevent users from creating usernames of phone numbers and because Roblox was adding a login by phone number feature. Currently, Roblox usernames can consist of 3-20 characters using letters, numbers and a single underscore ( _ ) which must not be the first or last character of the username.
 
In 2018, users were prevented from having usernames made up of only numbers. This was to prevent users from creating usernames of phone numbers and because Roblox was adding a login by phone number feature. Currently, Roblox usernames can consist of 3-20 characters using letters, numbers and a single underscore ( _ ) which must not be the first or last character of the username.
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In 2019, a new mobile feature made it that when you made an account, you can have the username "Robloxian" consisting with 9 random numbers right after it. This was a mobile featured added between early June or July 2019.
   
 
== Changing Usernames ==
 
== Changing Usernames ==
[[File:7B1750E8-3A08-4EFF-A9E3-F54402ACEE76.jpeg|thumb| Users with [ Content Deleted ] in their names. most accounts have been closed after a hacking rumor was created by Youtubers in June 2017]]
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[[File:7B1750E8-3A08-4EFF-A9E3-F54402ACEE76.jpeg|thumb|Users with [ Content Deleted ] in their names.]]
[[File:屏幕快照_2018-05-11_22.37.27.png|thumb|More [ Content Deleted] Usernames.]]
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[[File:屏幕快照_2018-05-11_22.37.27.png|thumb|More [ Content Deleted ] Usernames.]]
   
Originally, users were only allowed to change their names due to either privacy concerns (such as the username being a player's full name) or per request by the moderation team due to the name violating the ROBLOX Terms of Service. If a user did not provide an alternate name, the username would then be changed to ''[ Content Deleted NUMBER ]'' for usernames changed prior to 2014 or ''ResetUserID'' for names changed after 2014.
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Originally, users were only allowed to change their names due to either privacy concerns (such as the username being a player's full name) or per request by the moderation team due to the name violating the Roblox Terms of Service. If a user did not provide an alternate name, the username would then be changed to ''[ Content Deleted NUMBER ]'' for usernames changed prior to 2014 or ''ResetUserID'' for names changed after 2014.
   
 
A feature released on October 22, 2013, allowed users to voluntarily change their usernames for a 1,000 [[Robux]] fee. All usernames that are changed must satisfy all username requirements and policies.
 
A feature released on October 22, 2013, allowed users to voluntarily change their usernames for a 1,000 [[Robux]] fee. All usernames that are changed must satisfy all username requirements and policies.
   
 
== Replacement ==
 
== Replacement ==
[[File:5802E8CD-B286-40D2-B4B9-F473674B1C79.jpeg|thumb|This is what a Account Deleted Usernames looks like.]]
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[[File:5802E8CD-B286-40D2-B4B9-F473674B1C79.jpeg|thumb|This is what an Account Deleted username looks like.]]
Since Autumn/Fall of 2018, [ Content Deleted ] names have been replaced with [ Account Deleted (NUMBER)]. This has been discovered in October 2018, [https://www.roblox.com/users/767366046/friends#!/following through a user following multiple of these names.]
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Since fall of 2018, most [ Content Deleted ] names have been replaced with [ Account Deleted (PROFILE ID)]. This has been discovered in October 2018, [https://www.roblox.com/users/767366046/friends#!/following through a user following several of these names.]
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In 2019, inappropriate usernames are now replaced with "Reset[UserID].
   
 
==Name sniping==
 
==Name sniping==
 
{{main|Username/Name sniper}}
 
{{main|Username/Name sniper}}
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Name sniping is an activity people do to find rare or lucky names only earlier people could get. For example, "Player" is an example of a name snipe. Most accounts are made for the purpose of taking the name before somebody else can; these accounts are often left inactive or rarely used. Certain groups also have communities that are dedicated to name sniping, which perpetuates the trend. However, this has caused many name snipe accounts to be terminated, due to users [[password guessing]] these accounts especially for selling them or showing off in these groups. Usernames with spaces in them are the main targets of password guessing.
 
Name sniping is an activity people do to find rare or lucky names only earlier people could get. For example, "Player" is an example of a name snipe. Most accounts are made for the purpose of taking the name before somebody else can; these accounts are often left inactive or rarely used. Certain groups also have communities that are dedicated to name sniping, which perpetuates the trend. However, this has caused many name snipe accounts to be terminated, due to users [[password guessing]] these accounts especially for selling them or showing off in these groups. Usernames with spaces in them are the main targets of password guessing.
   
 
== Username trends ==
 
== Username trends ==
Aside from name sniping, people often use username trends to make a unique name for themselves and still take the idea of name sniping or adding initials before a name. Some username trends are mainly used by [[online dating|online daters]].
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Aside from name sniping, people often use username trends to make a unique name for themselves and still take the idea of name sniping or adding initials before a name. A list of popular name trends:
 
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A list of popular name trends:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
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<div class="mw-collapsible-content" style="-moz-column-count:1;column-count:1;-webkit-column-count:1">
 
* (Name)Wyd
 
* (Name)Wyd
 
* (name)Playz
 
* (name)Playz
* iiOmq(Name)pmOii
 
 
* Xx(Name)xX
 
* Xx(Name)xX
* xxx(Name)xxx
 
 
* x(Name)x
 
* x(Name)x
* xOmq(name)pmOx
 
 
* (name)HD
 
* (name)HD
 
* (name)Daily
 
* (name)Daily
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* (famous user's name)ALT
 
* (famous user's name)ALT
 
* (name)YT
 
* (name)YT
* (name)Aourh
 
* (name)_(number)
 
 
* ii(Name)
 
* ii(Name)
 
* ii(name)ii
 
* ii(name)ii
 
* (name)RBLX
 
* (name)RBLX
* iiOmqitz(name)
 
 
* Its_(name)
 
* Its_(name)
* mlg(name)
 
 
* Not_(name)
 
* Not_(name)
* dantdm(name)
 
* dan(name)
 
 
* denisdaily(name)
 
* denisdaily(name)
* denis(name)
 
* roblox(name)
 
 
* Pro(name)
 
* Pro(name)
* The_King(name)
 
 
* (name)123
 
* (name)123
* (name)123456789
 
* (name)1234567890
 
 
* (name)slayer
 
* (name)slayer
* (name)(number)
 
 
* pro(name)
 
* pro(name)
* mr(name)
 
* i(name)
 
 
* savage(name)
 
* savage(name)
 
* (name)savage
 
* (name)savage
* Itz(name)
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* (popular YouTuber)fan
* x(name)
 
* miss(name)
 
* xx(name)
 
* Pusheen(name)
 
* (name)(number)
 
* (name)69
 
* (name)BR
 
*IAm(famous user's username)
 
*TheReal(famous user's username)
 
*_(name)_
 
*unicorn(name)
 
*cute(name)
 
*mermaid(name)
 
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
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==Username restrictions==
 
==Username restrictions==
 
Usernames cannot:
 
Usernames cannot:
* have inappropriate phrases in them
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* have inappropriate phrases in them (unless your username is account deleted)
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* have copyright infringement in them.
 
* be all numbers
 
* be all numbers
 
* have spaces
 
* have spaces
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* have more than 20 characters (only achievable via Xbox/iOS related glitches)
 
* have more than 20 characters (only achievable via Xbox/iOS related glitches)
 
* have less than 3 characters
 
* have less than 3 characters
* be the same as someone else's username
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* copy someone else's username
 
* have any special characters in them (e.g. periods, ampersands, etc.)
 
* have any special characters in them (e.g. periods, ampersands, etc.)
 
* be a banned user's username
 
* be a banned user's username
 
* contain underscores as the first or last character of the username
 
* contain underscores as the first or last character of the username
* contain any private information about someone (e.g. real-life names, age, etc.)
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* contain any private information about someone (e.g. real-life names, age, etc.) (Only for accounts set to be <13)
 
* be a user who changed their name
 
* be a user who changed their name
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* be "Robloxian" followed by numbers (When trying to take a user name such as "Robloxian123456789" it will say "Username not available. Please try again.
   
 
== Common topics in usernames ==
 
== Common topics in usernames ==
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* Family
 
* Family
 
* Random letters
 
* Random letters
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* Initals, followed with number or and underscore
   
 
==December 2016 exploit==
 
==December 2016 exploit==
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In Roblox, it is possible to have usernames with 21 or more letters using glitches. These usernames mostly occur in Xbox-related profiles.
 
In Roblox, it is possible to have usernames with 21 or more letters using glitches. These usernames mostly occur in Xbox-related profiles.
   
In 2011, an iOS glitch allowed people to create accounts with a username consisting up to 50+ characters.
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In 2011, an iOS glitch allowed people to create accounts with a username consisting up to 50 characters.
 
 
 
 
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
{{Trivia section}}
 
{{Trivia section}}
*Oddly, before the forums were removed, when changing usernames the username you had when you posted a comment on the forums still remained as your previous username.
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*Oddly, before the forums were removed, when changing usernames the username you had when you posted a comment on the forums still remained as your previous username..
 
[[Category:Features]]
 
[[Category:Features]]

Revision as of 09:55, May 25, 2020

A username is a unique string of characters which can be used to identify a user on Roblox. Players can select any available username of their choice upon creating an account and can later change it for 1,000 Robux. Usernames may have 3 to 20 characters, consisting of numbers, letters, and up to one underscore.

History

During the early stages of Roblox, usernames could have spaces in them, such as John Doe and Jane Doe, but this feature was later removed on December 21, 2006 due to users impersonating other users by using spaces, and using their full names to create their username.

On February 23, 2016, underscores were added back into the allowed list of characters in usernames (the first time since they were initially removed back in 2006).

In 2018, users were prevented from having usernames made up of only numbers. This was to prevent users from creating usernames of phone numbers and because Roblox was adding a login by phone number feature. Currently, Roblox usernames can consist of 3-20 characters using letters, numbers and a single underscore ( _ ) which must not be the first or last character of the username.

In 2019, a new mobile feature made it that when you made an account, you can have the username "Robloxian" consisting with 9 random numbers right after it. This was a mobile featured added between early June or July 2019.

Changing Usernames

7B1750E8-3A08-4EFF-A9E3-F54402ACEE76

Users with [ Content Deleted ] in their names.

屏幕快照 2018-05-11 22.37.27

More [ Content Deleted ] Usernames.

Originally, users were only allowed to change their names due to either privacy concerns (such as the username being a player's full name) or per request by the moderation team due to the name violating the Roblox Terms of Service. If a user did not provide an alternate name, the username would then be changed to [ Content Deleted NUMBER ] for usernames changed prior to 2014 or ResetUserID for names changed after 2014.

A feature released on October 22, 2013, allowed users to voluntarily change their usernames for a 1,000 Robux fee. All usernames that are changed must satisfy all username requirements and policies.

Replacement

5802E8CD-B286-40D2-B4B9-F473674B1C79

This is what an Account Deleted username looks like.

Since fall of 2018, most [ Content Deleted ] names have been replaced with [ Account Deleted (PROFILE ID)]. This has been discovered in October 2018, through a user following several of these names. In 2019, inappropriate usernames are now replaced with "Reset[UserID].

Name sniping

Main article: Username/Name sniper

Name sniping is an activity people do to find rare or lucky names only earlier people could get. For example, "Player" is an example of a name snipe. Most accounts are made for the purpose of taking the name before somebody else can; these accounts are often left inactive or rarely used. Certain groups also have communities that are dedicated to name sniping, which perpetuates the trend. However, this has caused many name snipe accounts to be terminated, due to users password guessing these accounts especially for selling them or showing off in these groups. Usernames with spaces in them are the main targets of password guessing.

Username trends

Aside from name sniping, people often use username trends to make a unique name for themselves and still take the idea of name sniping or adding initials before a name. A list of popular name trends:

  • (Name)Wyd
  • (name)Playz
  • Xx(Name)xX
  • x(Name)x
  • (name)HD
  • (name)Daily
  • (name)Gaming
  • (name)Gamer
  • (famous user's name)ALT
  • (name)YT
  • ii(Name)
  • ii(name)ii
  • (name)RBLX
  • Its_(name)
  • Not_(name)
  • denisdaily(name)
  • Pro(name)
  • (name)123
  • (name)slayer
  • pro(name)
  • savage(name)
  • (name)savage
  • (popular YouTuber)fan


Username restrictions

Usernames cannot:

  • have inappropriate phrases in them (unless your username is account deleted)
  • have copyright infringement in them.
  • be all numbers
  • have spaces
  • have 2 or more underscores
  • have more than 20 characters (only achievable via Xbox/iOS related glitches)
  • have less than 3 characters
  • copy someone else's username
  • have any special characters in them (e.g. periods, ampersands, etc.)
  • be a banned user's username
  • contain underscores as the first or last character of the username
  • contain any private information about someone (e.g. real-life names, age, etc.) (Only for accounts set to be <13)
  • be a user who changed their name
  • be "Robloxian" followed by numbers (When trying to take a user name such as "Robloxian123456789" it will say "Username not available. Please try again.

Common topics in usernames

  • Movie Characters
  • Game Characters
  • Certain YouTubers
  • Pets
  • Family
  • Random letters
  • Initals, followed with number or and underscore

December 2016 exploit

123432

A fake "ROBLOX" account created using the exploit. The name of this account changed to Reset190990774 before it was terminated.

In December 2016, there was an exploit that allowed new accounts to be created with the name of another, such as by making the accounts "David " and "David". People also used this to make 2 letter accounts, such as "pi " and "hi ". This was patched days after the exploit was discovered and all users that were made with the exploit were deleted. At the same time, users were also able to create users with a dash (or hyphen) in their name, e.g. Builder-Guy. All users with dashes in their name got reset.

Usernames with 21+ characters

Username Example

User with 21+ letters.

50username

User with 50 letters.

In Roblox, it is possible to have usernames with 21 or more letters using glitches. These usernames mostly occur in Xbox-related profiles.

In 2011, an iOS glitch allowed people to create accounts with a username consisting up to 50 characters.

Trivia

This section is a trivia section. Please relocate any relevant information into other sections of the article.

  • Oddly, before the forums were removed, when changing usernames the username you had when you posted a comment on the forums still remained as your previous username..
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