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Community Rules and Guidelines

YumYumCheerios July 23, 2010

ROBLOX has several rules and policies in place for the safety of the players. Every player should behave in a civilized manner. This doesn't mean you have to be "nice" all the time, but it does mean you should not be bullying, scamming, or harassing the other players. These rules exist in addition to and alongside with the ROBLOX Terms and Conditions. http://www.roblox.com/info/terms-of-service

Basic Rules of Behavior

  • No bullying
  • No swear words or foul language directed at others
  • No account or currency stealing or selling
  • No dating (for example, no asking for boyfriends or girlfriends)
  • No asking real life info about each other (such as phone numbers, real addresses or email addresses)
  • No spamming

This is not the full list of things that are not allowed on ROBLOX, but it demonstrates the basics of how to behave here. Here are some longer explanations about some of these rules:

Bullying, Threatening, or Intimidating

Any action or verbal dialog that may threaten or intimidate another player is considered bullying and not allowed. Saying you will find someone in real life or trying to scare them with real life facts is a form of bullying and not allowed. Sharing someone's personal information, photos, or personal website links publicly is a form of bullying and also not allowed.

Swearing and foul language

We do not permit the use of bad language during in-game chat when used to cuss someone out, on the website, or on forum. We have a filter to catch most of the bad words. Using symbols or other methods to get past the filter (called "filter breaking") will receive a harsher consequence than just using a filtered word. Do not use fake letters like * or @ to disguise the swearing or get past the filter. The moderators will still know what the word means and there will be a consequence.

Account or currency stealing or selling

A ROBLOX account is not meant to be taken, traded, or sold from the person who originally created it. Attempts to steal, sell or trade accounts will receive harsh consequences. The currency (Robux and Tix) on an account are also not to be stolen or sold.

Dating

We do not permit players to ask each other out or "hook up" on ROBLOX. You should not be looking for boyfriends or girlfriends on ROBLOX.

Consequences

At ROBLOX we have an escalating system for dealing with reported behaviors. When a player is reported, a moderator checks what was going on at the time to make sure it's a real offense. Once we've decided the player did something wrong, by our standards, then one of the following consequences may be applied.

  • Reminder - kicked out of the game and asked to read the Terms of Service again
  • Warning - again kicked out and asked to read the TOS
  • One-day Ban - kicked out and not let back in for one day
  • Three-day Ban - kicked out and not let back in for three days
  • Seven-day Ban - kicked out and not let back in for seven days
  • Fourteen-day Ban - kicked out and not let back in for two weeks
  • Account Suspension - that account and all associated Robux, tickets, and items are locked from use forever.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL MODERATION IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE ROBLOX TEAM. HARSHER CONSEQUENCES MAY BE APPLIED FOR SERIOUS BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS.

What about false reporting or threats of being reported?

The moderators look at the entire chat log from the server, and look to see if anyone was doing anything against the rules. Accusing someone is not enough to get them banned. Please note that one report is enough. Making more isn't going to speed up the process, and will actually make it slower. Report the player once, and make sure that you tell in the report what it was the offender was doing wrong.

Predatory Behavior Policy

Any actions of a predatory nature will result in the immediate suspension of the player account and a report will be filed with the authorities. Asking players about their real information and stalking fall under this category.

Place Building Rules

Since players can make pretty much anything they want in a ROBLOX place, we need to have rules to keep the places civilized. If a place is reported or found to be inappropriate, ROBLOX moderators may clear the place to a Baseplate and delete the text description and title. They may also apply a consequence to the builder's account.

Rules: A ROBLOX place may not be realistically violent, horrific, gory, bloody, morbid or in any way sexual. The place may not contain swearing or break any of the other rules of ROBLOX.

Additionally –

  • No natural disasters from within the last 2 years (Some natural disasters are never permissible no matter how long ago they happened)
  • No Terrorism
  • No Nazis
  • No wars (or military conflicts) from within the last 10 years (Some wars are never permissible no matter how long ago they happened)
  • No contests
  • No places for the sole purpose of dating or marriage

Examples of places that are and are NOT OK: http://roblox.zendesk.com/entries/221899

Offsite Links Policy

For the safety of our players, we allow only certain websites to be linked to from ROBLOX.

Allowed sites:

*.roblox.com/ (anything that ends in .roblox.com is allowed)

Youtube.com/

Youtu.be/ (YouTube's URL shortener)

Twitter.com/

All other sites are not allowed to be linked to by players. Linking means typing out the web address, even if it's just in the text of your message. Also, putting symbols or spaces in the address to break it up still counts as linking. If you want to tell someone about your account or username on another site, just tell them the name of the site and your username. Don't put the address to sites that are not allowed.

ROBLOX staff are always allowed to post links to any sites. Staff are evaluated and reviewed to make sure they are only linking to appropriate sites.

Image Upload Guidelines

All player content and communications on the ROBLOX site may be filtered and monitored. ROBLOX does not pre-screen all submitted content, but ROBLOX and its designees shall have the right in their sole discretion to reject or remove any content that is available via the site. So that everyone has a good time, you should not post or send through the site any words, images or links containing or relating to:

  • profanity, obscenities ("swear words"), sexual content (express or implied, including inappropriate acts with or by your pets for "real" or in role play)
  • attacks, comments, or opinions about other people or things that slander, defame, threaten, insult or harass another person
  • gangs, gang-slang, or the promotion of gangs
  • promotions offering prizes of any sort (including contests, raffles, lotteries, chain letters or any kind of giveaway)
  • materials created by someone else without their express written permission
  • text or images that infringe on any intellectual property rights, including but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks and rights of privacy and publicity
  • information that might identify another player
  • model names, game names, account usernames, store fronts, or any descriptions or names that would be considered inappropriate under our Terms and Conditions
  • "cheats" or "hacks", or information or links to sites claiming to have these
  • requests for player passwords
  • requests for money by using your models, ROBLOX Points or any other ROBLOX property on third party sites or your personal websites (including Ebay)
  • scams of any kind (including requests to players to change their email address)
  • "spamming" (repeatedly posting the same message) or "party boards"
  • anything that suggests it's from a member of the ROBLOX staff
  • other information that ROBLOX deems, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate for this site

Rules of the Forum

Please read before posting on the ROBLOX forums.

http://www.roblox.com/Forum/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=80620879

 
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