Roblox is accessed by a wide range of ages. There are millions of people who play or create games in Roblox and their ages are various where they can be under 13 years old or they can be above 13 years old. Since there are Roblox users who are under 13 years old, Roblox provides a feature which can limit the users to use bad words in the game.
If you see hashtags in place of words in Roblox, it means that the word or phrases were blocked by Roblox filters. Let’s say that you are seeing a lot of the hashtags. If so, it is more than likely because of the registered age on the account as explained on the Roblox site.
Well, talking about Hashtags in Roblox, what is Roblox Hashtags Tester and Checker? The information that I found when I was trying to find the information about Roblox Hashtags Tester and Checker is a game in Roblox called Roblox Chat Filter Test. This game was created by IcyyDicy on March 7th, 2015 and the last update of this game was on September 27th, 2020. The size of the server is 50 and until now, it has been visited more than 29k times. It has also been favorited more than 500 times.
In Roblox, it is described that Roblox Chat Filter Test is a tool which just crunches whatever you throw at it through Roblox’s chat filter system. There is also advanced filtering stuff which is available for you to test. It is also explained that by default, :GetNonChatStringForBroadcastAsync() is enabled. However, you are able to change it to other methods like :GetChatForUserAsync(), :GetNonChatForUserAsync(). Let’s say that you use the multiplayer filtering functions. If so, you will need a second person on your server.
Besides, there is also Roblox Chat Filter Test that you are also able to find in Roblox. Roblox Chat Filter Test is created by Best-Friends-Forever! on January 24th, 2022. The size of the server is 50 and it has been visited 16 times. This is a simple game where you are able to type any words in chat and test whether the word or sentence is filtered.
About Roblox Chat Messages as Hashtags
If you are new to playing games in Roblox, you may wonder why there are chats in the form of hashtags from some users. Is it an error? As we know that if the words in the chat turns into hashtags, of course it will be hard to understand by others. It is important for you to note that the hashtag is the feature of Roblox to filter bad words in the platform. Automatically, Roblox will tag in-game chat messages that have bad language and other offensive content. It is done with the aim to protect young Roblox users from being exposed to any adult content. So, if you see hashtags in the chat, it means that it contains bad words. So, it shows as an inoffensive hashtags instead.
As explained on the Game Revolution site, Roblox tags inappropriate messages for users who are under 13 years old. Meanwhile, for teenagers and above, Roblox chat restrictions do not apply and the game stops tagging messages. It is important for you to note that there is no way to be able to disable safe chat for players who are under 13 years old. On that site, it is also explained that the reason for Roblox tag numbers is that numbers are able to replace certain letters. So, permitting numerical figures in chat will give players the opportunity to beat the inappropriate language filter of the game.
Safety Features in Roblox
As explained earlier, the users of Roblox are various where it comes from all ages. So, it is important for Roblox to create a safe and fun environment for all users on the platform. For that aim, Roblox provides players and their parents with a number of controls and safety features. Here is the explanation about safety features in Roblox according to the Roblox site.
In Roblox, all chat is filtered. It is done to prevent inappropriate content and personally identifiable information from being visible on the site. Based on the users’ age, they have different safety settings and experiences.
If you are Roblox users who are 12 years old or younger, you have posts and chats filtered for inappropriate content and to prevent personal information from being posted. If you are Roblox users who are 13 years old or older, you have the ability to say more words and phrases than younger players. As explained on the Roblox site on the Help section, this filtering system covers all areas of communication on Roblox including public and private.
The account’s age group is shown in the upper-right corner of the browser as 13+ or <13. It is also shown while in experiences. However, it is important for you to note that an account’s age group is not shown to other players.
The owners of their account can limit or disable who can chat with them whether in app or in experience, who can send them messages, and who can follow them into experiences or invite them to private servers.
Parents also have the ability to block other users if they are harassing, spamming or bullying your child. Roblox also has a Report feature where it can be used to report abuse from everywhere in the apps and experiences.
If you are a parent of a child who uses the Roblox platform, you may wonder about what your child does in Roblox. Fortunately, Roblox has a number of ways to monitor the activity of an account. When you are logging in to Roblox, you are able to see the histories below from their related sections as explained on Roblox.
- Direct and small group chat (Chat feature can be found in the lower right corner of the apps). There you are able to see individual chat histories. Note that this feature is limited to Friends, and Friends of Friends.
- Private message history (Messages)
- Friends and Followers (Friends)
- Virtual item purchase and trade history (My Transactions, browser only)
- Creations such as experiences, items, sounds, ads…etc (Create, browser only)
- Recently played experiences (Home, Keep Playing or My Recent)
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