As a Roblox developer, it is impossible to even use this platform without fear of moderation from something that was completely acceptable years ago.
My account was recently disabled, apparently due to having an image of the Vaktovian logo in a t-shirt that I uploaded many years ago. It has been such a long time that I have dissociated myself with VAK to the point that I wasn’t even aware that their logo is now against the rules. I haven’t thought about the group in so long, and I’ve completely forgotten about the t-shirt.
So imagine my complete and utter shock when I log in to see this waiting for me:
If you’re confused about the whole “I love Scriptos,” title, I renamed the t-shirt to this after Vaktus bought it because I thought it would be funny to see an item in his inventory saying “I Love Scriptos.” The ban apparently had nothing to do with the title itself.
I got a strike for hate speech and harassment, and my account was temporarily disabled. I now have to worry about whether or not there is a record for hate speech stuck on my account, and whether I’m even allowed to use DevEx anymore, if I ever intend to do so.
I feel it necessary to repeat; hate speech and harassment. For an image that was once allowed. Now, I don’t intend to sound rude, but, really, you can’t ban or disable accounts for doing something that was completely acceptable in years past.
Not only is this very annoying for us developers to deal with, I feel that it also makes it very confusing for younger users to understand what hate speech and harassment truly is. Hate speech and harassment are very serious offenses. I am not okay with being associated with hate speech AND harassment purely for uploading an asset that was perfectly acceptable years ago. It makes me feel incredibly uneasy, and I am very afraid to upload assets now.
Example as to why this is frightening
Imagine that in 2010, I name myself Scriptos.
In 2025, “scriptos” becomes a word associated with racism. I quickly change my username to something else.
In 2025, Roblox bans me due to having multiple assets with my old username somewhere in the images. The reason for the ban? “Racism”
This is essentially what has happened to me. In order to use this platform safely, I am seemingly expected to be clairvoyant.
Attempt to Appeal
It’s important to mention here that I was taking a little bit of a break, so I was entirely unaware that I have been banned until about half a month later, and by that point I was already able to reactivate my account immediately after signing in.
However, it is my understanding that bans will stick to your account and moderators will forever be able to view your moderation history. I am now terrified that an admin in the future will check my account and see that I am associated with hate speech and harassment.
I tried to get help on the #moderation-review-requests topic, and got this reply:
I have contacted Roblox support, and they were unfortunately very unhelpful.
This was the reply that I got:
All of this, I remind you, for uploading an image that was allowed many years ago.
Suggestions for Improvement
These suggestions were made by @marcus760, on this very thread. Please give his post some love, as he was much better at explaining his experience with the current moderation system than I was. I wholeheartedly agree with every point that he made.
That being said, don’t forget to like this post as well, in order to capture the attention of people that can actually do something about this.
If Roblox is able to address my issue, it would improve my development experience drastically because I would no longer be utterly terrified to upload new content out of fear of being banned in the distant future.