Rules

Rules
THIS IS NOW THE ONLY OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS PAGE. IT WILL ALWAYS BE UP TO DATE AND CAN BE MODIFIED FOR CLARITY BY MEMBERS OF THE STAFF. BY PLAYING ON OUR SERVER/USING OUR FORUMS YOU AGREE TO ABIDE BY THESE RULES.
FIRST SECTION CONTAINS PLAYER RULES,
SECOND SECTION CONTAINS AN EXACT COPY/PASTA OF OUR RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT ALL MODERATORS AGREE TO. THIS IS TO FACILITATE TRUST AMONG PLAYERS AND STAFF AND TO END THE BICKERING.
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Player Rules
LAST UPDATED February 20, 2014 by SgtSpike

Watch your language and topics, be respectful! This a public family-oriented, G-Rated server. We have younger members who play on our server. Typing a word out takes an effort! You CAN avoid saying it! This includes but is not limited to cursing, sexual based discussion, drug based discussion (including alcohol), harassment/bullying, and any foul language replacement tools, such as using **ck instead of the actual word.
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PS: This rule also applies to player names. Player names that are inappropriate will be banned, even if said player may have done nothing wrong.
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No griefing, stealing, hacking, or glitching! Client mods such as flying, or mining mods are NOT allowed! These are ban-able offenses and we are actively searching these out! Transparent Texture Packs or x-ray hacks of any kind are not allowed either! Stealing and griefing is allowed in PVP based Worlds, and will usually be explicitly stated in their spawn areas.

Glitching; (ie: block-jumping out of the Games world or Atrium) is a warning offense. Accumulate 3 warning and you are banned for 24 hours. Continue to persist in these actions after recieving many warnings and you will be banned.
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Build pretty stuff.
Please note that useless and ugly block placements will not be allowed, especially on the Creative map! If you need to strip-mine a resource at the surface (such as sand), please use the resource world to avoid cluttering up the Build and Survival maps. Otherwise, you may mine however you like except on Creative, where even mining must be kept clean, purposeful, and pretty. If you are caught doing ugly things for the purpose of exploiting the payout system, you will be banned from the server. If you are caught doing anything for the sole purpose of gaining BTC on the creative world, you will be banned from the server. Creative is for building, not for exploiting.
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BOTTING/AUTOMATING IS NOT ALLOWED. If you are suspected of botting, you very well be permanently banned from the server. For this reason, pay attention to chat, and if you are frozen by a Moderator, respond to them if they ask you a question!
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Our server is a legitimate server. Everything on the Worlds (excluding Creative) have been built with 100% hard work. We do NOT spawn items, tools, weapons, or anything else for people. As of the time of the post we no longer will replace items lost to lag or server error. Sorry.
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Be respectful. Treat other players as you would want to be treated. When a Moderator and/or Admin asks you to do something or answer a question, please comply and follow all directions given.
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Do not disrespect the Moderator Team on our server. They have all rights and authority to check up on you to see what you are doing, regardless of where you are located. This is part of the list of tasks the team is given to ensure we have a safe and secure server.
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Voice Chat. We use a Mumble server for voice communication while gaming. Be sure you understand that the same rules apply on this server as they do for our game server. Respect, language, and treat others as you would prefer to be treated. You can and will be banned for inappropriate behavior!
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No Advertising: Advertising of other Minecraft servers or Minecraft communities is NOT allowed. If you are caught doing it you WILL be banned. It is ok to give out an address via private message so long as it is between two agreeing parties and not randomly messaged to people. (To clarify to the extreme, this means if player a goes: "Hey DrMad, give me the address to your private server". I can then message him the address privately. However me joining and saying "Who want's to join my private server! Pm Me!" would still be against the rules.
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Rules Regarding Mob Farms: http://www.minecraftcc.com/index.php?threads/new-rules-regarding-entities.5689 This should clarify.
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TNT USE: Tnt is restricted to 35 active explosions at a time. Breaking of this rule constitutes a temporary ban at Moderator discretion (or 1 VIP strike), repeated offenses will end in your permanent ban, without appeal.
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Minimaps: Rei's MiniMap is allowed, Zan's (voxel map) is ok too so long as you do not use the cave mapping feature. We do not allow the use of minimap's which show you underground locations, player information (such as their icon approaching you), Chest icons, Mob Locations, or any feature that gives you an unfair advantage/help's you steal and grief.



THIS SECTION IS SO PLAYERS KNOW WHAT MODERATORS CAN OR CANNOT DO.


Moderation Contract (Last Update: Oct. 7th 2013)
  • No Mod Abuse. Moderator tools such as WorldEdit, VoxelSniper, rollbacks, kicking, muting, teleporting, and the compass are NOT to be abused. Kicking or muting someone without cause is a no. Using WorldEdit and VoxelSniper outside of Creative is a no unless you are repairing grief with it. This is a NO_TOLERANCE policy effective at the time of this topic being posted, By agreeing to these rules you understand that if you are found to be abusing your tools you will be removed from the moderation team without any warning at Admin discretion.The golden rule: If a regular player/VIP/Sponsor cannot do it, ask yourself if what you are about to do is related to moderation. If it is not then do not do it. (This does not apply to specific Moderator perks such as the compass, and any future perks that are explicitly stated to be ok to use.)
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  • Have a Thick Skin. Moderators need to remain calm and helpful during intense situations to avoid panic in the community. Keeping your cool and a level head even when someone is being very disrespectful towards you is a must. Don't let the little things get to you. If you absolutely cannot handle the way a person is prodding you, remember that you are not obligated to help people who are rude to you, and also you can pass the problem onto another staff member if the situation has made you uncomfortable.
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  • Don't Assume. Just because someone is standing in front of a burnt down house with a flint and steel in their hands, doesn't mean they burnt it down. ALWAYS check your logs to confirm that they are indeed the person that did the griefing. Also, check to see if they've already been handled by another mod previously to see what action needs to be taken now. Remember to /checkban and when in doubt get another mod's opinion.
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  • Don't Ban Without Probable Cause. We cannot ban someone on suspicion alone. If you think they might be x-ray hacking or might be a griefer, get solid proof and evidence FIRST before even considering the ban. Ban Appeals where we don't have any evidence at all look bad. ALL BANS (except for temporary bans) MUST BE POSTED IN THE BAN LIST.
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  • VIP Members Have Strikes. Please do NOT perma-ban VIP members. VIP members receive strikes (temp bans) instead. 1st Strike: Issue a 3 day temp ban. 2nd Strike: Second Strike carries a temp ban of 1 week. 3rd Strike: Is a permanent ban.
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  • Perma-Bans:
    Permanent bans should only apply to hackers, or people who continually go out of their way to cause problems (IE; your last resort to punish someone). As always, any permanent banning of a VIP must be cleared by the Admin team. Remember that if a VIP is being destructive and you cannot be sure how to handle it, that it is within your rights to temporarily ban them until an Admin can address the issue. If you ever believe it necessary that a person be IP banned, a member of the Admin team can assist with that.
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  • General Behavior. Moderators are not expected to act as server police 100% of their play time. But if someone asks for help with grief then you ARE expected to drop whatever you're doing and help them. While moderating, please be respectful, professional, and efficient. If a player is abusing their help requests (constantly bothering you without good reason) you may ask them politely to stop, when/if the player persists, you may then issue them a /warning.
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  • Moderator Forum Secrecy. Discussions in the Moderator forums are for MODS ONLY. Please do NOT talk about what is being discussed in the mod forums while in-game, in Mumble, or any other external chat programs such as steam, skype, facebook, etc unless it is stated that the information can be released publicly. Any Moderator who is caught divulging Moderator based information (such as the password to the utility) to regular players will be demoted and barred from re-applying.
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  • The Forums. Every Moderator is expected to check the forums AT LEAST once a week. Checking important posts such as the ban list, the watch list, the Ban Appeals, etc are vital to staying current on what is happening in the community so that you aren't behind and clueless.
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  • Inactivity. If you are going to be away for a long period of time, PLEASE inform everyone of your leave in the inactivity thread here. If you do not post in this thread, after 60 days of inactivity you will be demoted to "retired Moderator" in the forums and your actual rank on the server itself. This is not a punishment, simply a tool to ensure that all of our moderation team is up to date. When you return after a 60 days demotion you can contact the Admin team about being re-instated (we will check logs to make sure you have indeed been playing again)
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  • Unsure What To Do? If you're ever confused about a certain situation, talk with other online moderators or admins about the situation and come to an agreement about what to do or talk about other possible solutions. Most times banning isn't the answer (unless you meant to type balling, cause we love a good b-ball game).
Apr 5, 2014
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