What Does OD/ODer/ODing Mean in Roblox
Online dating, or ODing for short, represents the practice of searching for a romantic partner on the Internet. Although this practice is incredibly popular nowadays, it is still discouraged by many Internet communities that aren’t explicitly for dating. Roblox is one of them.
Since ODing goes against Roblox’s rules of conduct, and since breaking their rules can lead to penalties such as getting your account banned, you should become familiar with Roblox’s ODing regulations.
This article will answer some of the most popular questions regarding online dating on Roblox. Knowing about this concept can help you avoid actions that will get you punished in-game.
ODing vs ODer
As we have already mentioned, ODing is just short for online dating in Roblox. Therefore, ODers are players who engage in this banned behavior. In other words, ODers are online daters.
You need to be able to spot an ODer in order to avoid getting tricked into ODing. But how do you recognize one? It’s not like players have the word ODer displayed above their characters.
There are no add-ons, cheat codes, or scripts that can help you with this. Instead, the answer is simple – pay attention when you’re chatting.
Characteristics of an ODer
The following list shows you the most common characteristics and habits that make an ODer:
- Having strange character names – ODers usually misspell to cover up their inappropriate character names or use something like “xx”, “Xx”, “xX”, “boy123”, etc.
- Wearing “attractive” Roblox gear – in Roblox games, players can purchase virtual gear (avatar body packages) that makes their character appear more attractive
- Playing MMORPGs – ODers mostly play role-playing games, as those allow them to meet other people and form a rapport
- Always looking for players to chat with
- Asking for your gender
- Forcing sexual talk in-game
While being seen chatting with a player who has an inappropriate character name can’t get you banned, responding to their sexual in-game talk certainly can. So innuendo or crudeness are the main thing to look out for.
If you notice that a player is trying to force this kind of talk into the conversation, mute the player and leave. Otherwise, you could be seen as an accomplice and get your account banned.
How Roblox is Handling ODing
On Roblox, online dating usually happen in games that fall into the life-simulation roleplay games category. These games mimic real-life situations, which makes them the most suitable setting for inappropriate topics of conversation.
ODers tend to frequent games such as Raise a Family and similar. Roblox’s staff has taken some precautions like adding filters to all of their games. These filters censor inappropriate language and also prevent sharing sensitive information. By sensitive information, we mean everything that can be used to identify a player.
Aside from that, these games are usually closely monitored by Roblox’s admins. Once the admins notice that players are breaking their Community Guidelines, they will immediately take action and punish them.
All of this doesn’t mean that such games should be avoided. You won’t risk getting any penalties, as long as you use innocuous language and behavior. But problems will occur if you get pulled into inappropriate conversation with others.
The Problem with ODing on Roblox
Although ODing is against the Community Guidelines, there are still players who practice it. According to most people, this one of the biggest problems on Roblox.
This is quite understandable since the majority of Roblox players are under the age of 18. Roblox is being criticized mostly by parents, as the platform can easily be used by older people to engage in inappropriate or sexual talk with children.
Parents are advised to inform their children about the people they might meet while they are playing their favorite games. This risk applies not only to Roblox games, but to all other multiplayer online games that people have access to. In addition to sexually predatory behavior, it’s important to discuss catfishing, data privacy, and so on.
What to Do If You Encounter an ODer
When you notice ODers in your game, you should mute them or avoid chatting with them. This might seem a bit harsh but players can get banned even if they don’t fully respond to inappropriate language but tolerate it.
Also, if you notice ODers trying to talk to other players, you should report them to the admin.
Those are the main things you need to know about Roblox ODing and ODers. You can now fully enjoy your Roblox games and avoid getting banned by mistake.