This server features a specific moderation policy; this document is intended to serve as both a guide to moderators, and as a guide to players regarding what behaviour is acceptable.
This server is all about creative freedom, tempered with a zero-tolerance policy towards griefing.
What is griefing?
We define griefing as anything that interferes with the creative intentions, or general game enjoyment, of other players. If you are a
player wondering if it is ok to do something, ask yourself the following questions:
Is my action undoing something another player did intentionally, that was not interfering with anyone's enjoyment of the game? Destroying buildings,
blocking up mines, etc, obviously fall into this category.
Is my action creating something that is likely to prevent or limit other players' enjoyment of the game? Pouring lava all over the place, adding
towers of TNT, digging great big holes around the spawn, and burying players all fall into this category.
Is my action abusing a game mechanic, or flaw in design, to achieve something other players would not be able to do? Using client mods to fly,
see through walls, avoid damage, and so forth, all fall into this category. However, client mods such as BetterLight and minimap mods do not
give you an unfair game advantage over other players, and so are permitted.
What are my creative freedoms?
You have freedom of speech on this server. No player will be kicked or banned for anything they say, regardless of how inflammatory or contraversial.
However, spam will not be tolerated - if you are using a macro to send repeated chat messages, or flooding the chat box in such a way as to impair
communication between other players, you will be banned instantly - this falls into the category of griefing.
You have freedom of creation on this server, but you must understand your creation is not sacred. Moderators will ban anyone indiscriminately
destroying structures and landscape alike; however, moderators will not protect your structures from intelligent modification - this is at the
moderator's discretion. For instance, you MAY create a giant stone penis, or draw a swastika inside your house. You will not be banned or warned
for this action, as it is part of your freedom of creation. However, if someone takes exception to the structure, and chooses to remove it, without
harming any of the rest of your house - they are also within their rights to do so. Whether a moderator will stop them or not is up to the
individual moderator in question.
What is zero tolerance?
Anyone indiscriminately destroying creations will be asked to stop, once. If they do not, they will be banned immediately, and permanently.
Signs placed in the world count as warning. If you see a sign saying "anyone who breaks this torch will be banned", don't expect
a warning before a ban if you break it.
Not knowing the rules is never an excuse. Taking care of those players who do know and respect the rules is always a higher priority than
any consideration for players who break the rules out of ignorance.
No appeals are possible. Asking to unban a known griefer is not likely to do you any favours.
What should moderators do?
Moderators should listen to players' queries and complaints, and reply appropriately.
Moderators should keep themselves aware of the state of the world at any given time, teleporting to unknown players if necessary, to prevent griefing.
Moderators should give out any tools or materials a player may have lost due to a server crash or a client crash; this privilege is offered at the
moderator's discretion, and if a moderator feels this offer is being abused by a given player, a moderator can refuse.
Moderators are encouraged to give random gifts to reward regular or hard-working players - the occasional tool upgrade, stack of torches, or bunch
of glass blocks, for instance.
What should moderators not do?
Moderators should not kick players. If a verbal warning is not heeded, a permanent ban is the only suitable solution. Anything not deserving of a ban,
is not deserving of a kick.
Moderators should not teleport other players around without their express permission. If a player must be warned, the moderator should teleport to them.
Moderators should not use their ability to create items to produce any items that are not likely to be obtainable in the single-player game ordinarily,
or that may unbalance gameplay. This is left to the moderators' discretion; if what you are making or giving out is causing complaints, you must stop.
Moderators should not harass players or invade their privacy by teleporting to them repeatedly or interfering in their gameplay in any way. Once it
has become clear that a player is not griefing, that player should be left alone if they wish.
Moderators should not show favouritism to any players, by giving only them items and materials.
Moderators should not ban or reprimand anyone for any perceived non-gameplay offences, aside from spamming. Moderators on this
server are concerned only with keeping the peace - moderators do not constitute moral police, in any form.
Who are the current admins and mods?
Moderators can be spotted by the blue colour of their chat messages. Administrators' chat messages are red. Admins are exactly the same as mods, but
have two extra abilities - they can add and remove mods, and they can reload the server configuration. The below list is automatically generated
from the current server configuration: