As we continue to remove bad actors from the platform, we also look for ways to ensure a safe, fun environment on Roblox. It came to our attention that the /me command in chat was being used to send fake system messages. After polling Roblox developers, we found that almost all developers felt this feature was being misused and the negatives out-weighed the benefits.
The /me command was previously turned on by default. We have now set this to be OFF by default. We have not removed this completely, so a developer who feels this is important for their game, can turn it back on. Please note that you may see bad actors using this to send fake system messages to your players, so proceed with caution.
If you want to turn /me back on in your game, you can do this in ChatSettings.lua:
- Run play solo
- Copy ClientChatModules
- Stop the game
- Paste ClientChatModules into “Chat”
- In ChatSettings.lua, change AllowMeCommand to true
NOTE: If you have previously forked in-game chat, you may want to check to see if /me is still working in your game. Follow the steps above and set AllowMeCommand to false to turn it off.
If you have any feedback on this change, please add your comments, we always like to hear from you!