BlockTanks is a community with thousands of players of all ages. In order to maintain a
friendly, safe, and welcoming atmosphere in the game, there are certain guidelines that players
Methods of Communication
First, it is important to note how players can interact with each other in-game.
If a player has an account on the site (i.e: they have registered with a username, email, and
password), he or she can use chat features to communicate with other registered players who are in
the same match.
Additionally, the player's username will be visible to everyone in the same match.
If a user is not logged into an account, then that user can only play as a "guest", and chat
features are disabled. Additionally, that player's username will be randomly generated and assigned
(the word "guest", a dash, and a random number).
This means that players with accounts can communicate with others through their
username and through chat features.
As a player, when you use these methods of communication, you must follow these community
Do not ask players for personal information. This includes, but is not limited to,
names, ages, addresses, and passwords.
Do not harass other players. Harassment is defined as repeatedly insulting other
players in a threatening or aggressive manner.
Do not use profane language. This includes sexual references, slurs, and general
curse words. This kind of language is prohibited in both chat features and your username.
Do not spam the chat. Sending the same message repeatedly or filling the chat with
unwanted bulk messages indiscriminately is considered spam.
Methods of communication on the BlockTanks website are moderated in various ways.
Usernames that break community guidelines are flagged and reviewed. If a username
is determined to break community guidelines, it will be "shadowbanned."
This means other players cannot see the username (it will be replaced by a randomly generated name),
but the player with that account will not know about the ban.
Players can report other players who abuse the chat. This is done by clicking
"report" next to a player's name on the scoreboard. The report, along with chat logs from the game,
will be reviewed.
If any players are determined to have broken community guidelines, they will be "shadowbanned" from
using the chat (other players won't see their messages, but no one will explicitly know about the
Why "shadowban" players?
"Shadowbanning" players, or banning players without telling them, is more effective at reducing ban
evasion. Players are less likely to make alternate accounts if they believe they have not been
Players can also be reported by contacting us using the methods below. Please note, however, that
these methods will not provide chat logs, and as a result it is much more difficult to ban players
If you would like to disable all chat features on your account, please contact us (see below).
Contact us by using the methods outlined on this page.
These guidelines were last updated 1/15/2021.