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Rules & Regulations

Last Updated: 3rd of April 2020

Welcome to CreativeFun, a server dedicated to ensuring that people of all ages and background are able to safely engage themselves in the countless activities available on our server.

In order for that possibility, we need your cooperation in following our few simple, important rules. Please make sure that you read through all of them carefully!

Any incomprehension or confusion regarding our rules is to be brought immediately to staff members. "I didn't know / understand the rules" is NOT grounds for release from punishment.

It is your job to keep up with the rules and to not break them. There will be no excuses of "Oh, but I didn't get a warning." as warnings are given by the jurisdiction of the staff member.

How long is each mute?

If you do not get muted after 30 days from your previous mute, your mute history will be cleared. This does not apply if you have been permanently muted.

1st Mute:
5 mins
2nd Mute:
10 mins
3rd Mute:
15 mins
4th Mute:
30 mins
5th Mute:
1 hour
6th Mute:
1 day
7th Mute:
1 week
8th Mute:
permanent

Permanent Ban Offences

No Advertising

Advertising other servers or websites (through either direct IP addresses, Discord Invites, etc). This is not allowed regardless of whether you do it in global chat, local chat, private messages, mail, signs, books and builds.

No Griefing

We define this as the intentional destruction of another person's build.

No Harmful Hacks/Mods

Using hacked clients or any modification. Use of any modifications to your game which would give you an advantage in gameplay, combat, building, survival, etc, that others would not have reasonable means of obtaining themselves without said modifications is strictly prohibited. You may be banned for admitting to using hacks or be banned if you are seen using them. Mods such as nuker, plot permissions bypass, fastspeed and fastbreak are examples of harmful hacks/mods.

Clients/Mods that ARE allowed:
  • Shaders
  • Resource Packs
  • Optifine
  • TabbyChat
No Inappropriate Builds

Builds which violate our server rules such as those showing inappropriate statues, strip clubs, 9/11 builds, concentration camps, slavery, religious/racially offensive builds, cursing, or inappropriate speech, etc.

No Inappropriate Skins

Nude and/or graphic player skins will result in a permanent ban until the skin is changed.

No Inappropriate Usernames

Usernames which violate server rules will result in a permanent ban until the name is changed. Includes inappropriate speech, cursing, drug references, and advertising other servers. If you are banned for having an inappropriate username you are allowed to use an alt as long as the name does not violate this rule. This also includes impersonating staff via your username, such as changing your IGN to SvperMonis.

No Inappropriate Roleplay Roles

Roleplay roles which violate server rules will result in the creator of the roleplay name being banned.

No Inappropriate /home Names

Home names which violate server rules will result in the creator of the /home being banned as well as the home name being removed.

No Bypassing a Ban

If you have been banned you are not allowed to use another minecraft account to bypass your ban. This will result in the alt accounts being permanently banned and you will also be IP banned.

No Bypassing a Permanent Mute

If you have been permanently muted you are not allowed to bypass your mute through /mail, writing on signs, writing in books, using an alt account, etc.

No Sharing Others' Personal Info (Doxxing)

This will result in a permanent ban. Posting personal identifying information such as phone numbers, full real names [first names may also be punished for decided on a case to case basis], locations, emails, or account passwords without the owner's permission. Information like Minecraft username, forums username, and discord username are exempt as these are not particularly identifying for real-life scenarios and are readily accessible in our community.

Temporary Ban Offences

Breaking chat rules through other methods such as writing in books, mail or signs

This will be seen as an attempt of bypassing the chat filter or trying to hide inappropriate messages from staff and will result in various tempban durations.

Cursing in books and signs:
7 day temp ban
Inappropriate Speech in books or signs:
7 day temp ban
Bullying and Harassment in books or signs:
7 day temp ban
Racism in books or signs:
7 day temp ban
Referencing Drugs/Alcohol in books or signs:
7 day temp ban
Threats in books or signs:
7 day temp ban
Advertising Realms in books or signs:
7 day temp ban
Advertising Social Media Accounts in books or signs:
1 day temp ban
Advertising Youtube, Discord Servers or calls, Twitch, etc in books or signs:
1 day temp ban
Inappropriate Item Names or Banners:
3 day temp ban
Bypassing a mute through alt accounts, books or signs:
1 day temp ban
Bypassing a 7 day mute through alt accounts, books or signs:
7 day temp ban
No Linked Advertising

We would define this as asking players in chat to message you for a server name or IP. An example of breaking this rule would be "Add me on discord for a minecraft server". This is a form of bypassing the "No Advertising" rule and any form of delivering another minecraft server IP through some other platform will lead to a 7 day tempban.

Bypassing a Plot Deny

If you are found to be or reported by the plot owner for making attempts at bypassing a plot deny you will be given a 1 day tempban.

Inappropriate /rp name

The /rp command allows you to set your own roleplay name, if you are found to be using inappropriate roleplay names you will be given a 1 day tempban.

Mute Offences

No Caps

Do not post messages in chat using a large amount of capitals. You are allowed to use a large amount of caps in local chat and /msg.

No Spam

Any form of spam is not allowed and will be described into different categories below. Chat Spam, Group Spam, Letter/Number/Symbol Spam, Encouraging Spam and Encouraging Tag Spam.

Chat Spam:
3+ of the same/similar message by one user within 15 seconds counts as spam, this only applies to Global chat and will result in a mute.
If there is spam in local chat the plot owner can decide to deal with the player by denying them from the plot.
Players intentionally clogging chat such as posting song lyrics, wikipedia articles, posting using one word at a time etc, may first receive a warning from staff members.
Continuing to do so after the warning may result in a mute. Countdowns/countups are not allowed either and will result in a mute.
5+ of the same/similar message by one user within 10 seconds counts as spam.

Group Spam:
This is where multiple users are flooding the chat with messages about one particular thing in an attempt to spam (An example being the "bill nye" or "exotic butters" spam).
Users participating in this spam will be given a warning and if it continues this will result in a mute.

Letter/Number/Symbol Spam:
Random letters, numbers, or symbols one full or partial line in length shall first receive a warning, and then a mute if you choose to ignore the warning and continue to spam. This only applies to Global chat and /msg.
Random letters two lines in length shall receive an immediate mute.

Encouraging Spam:
Such as saying "say 123 to adopt a girl" or "type f to pay respects." Does not apply to local chat, advertising chat or /msg.
You will be given a warning if you are found to be encouraging spam and a mute if you continue to encourage spam after your warn has expired.

Encouraging Tag Spam:
Asking to be @tagged in chat is not allowed and will result in a warning. If you continue to tag spam after the warning has expired you will be muted.
No Advertising in /Global

Users advertising skin comps, builds, roleplays, dating centres, etc in global may first be asked to move to /advertising. Continuing to advertise in /global will result in a mute.

No Cursing/Bypassing Chat Filter

This is a child friendly server and as such, you are not allowed to use swear words. This includes acronyms and abbreviations such as ffs, **, stfu and intentionally altered spellings to bypass the chat filter.

No Sexual/Inappropriate Speech

Including but not limited to: advertising inappropriate clubs/builds/roleplays, soliciting Inappropriate roleplays, using sexual terms such as the proper names and slang names for genitalia, offensive references to ****s or WWII, etc.

No Inappropriate Roleplays

Roleplaying inappropriate activity, see "Sexual/Inappropriate Speech" above for detail.

No Roleplays about Torture or Kidnapping, or Roleplays that contain Excessive Violence

Limited violence is still permitted such as Murder rp's.

No Discussing Slavery

Includes roleplaying slavery, asking for slaves, etc.

No Drug Talk

Asking for drugs, talking about drug use, includes alcohol, tobacco, and vaping. Talking about normally taken medications such as over-the-counter or prescription meds is okay. References to illegal use of commonly abused drugs such as xanax will still be punishable.

No Racism

Such as racial slurs, prejudice towards other races,discrimination/harassment of other players based on race.

No Bullying/Harassment

Intentional harassment/degradation of another player.

No Staff Disrespect

Excessively arguing with, disrespecting, or harassing staff. You will generally be verbally warned and then /warned for this, but can be muted if it is severe and/or warnings are ignored.

No Violent Talk in Global Chat

Such as saying you want to harm/kill another player, discussion of suicide, violent roleplays, or anything else with violent intent.

No Discussion of or References to Suicide

Saying "kill yourself," "drink bleach," etc, or saying you are going to commit suicide, or talking about someone else committing suicide.

No Hack Threats

Threatening to hack the server and/or other players accounts/computers.

No Encouraging Players to Break Rules

Example would be saying "Hey you guys should start cursing since staff are gone".

No Advertising YouTube, Twitch or other streams

Sending links to and/or advertising youtube videos and channels, twitch streams, etc is not allowed.

No Advertising Discord Servers or Discord Calls

Sending links to and/or advertising discord servers or calls is not allowed as we have no control over what happens in them and have had issues in the past with people linking to inappropriate communities. The only exception is advertising the official CreativeFun discord server. You are not allowed to advertise your discord server on signs for your roleplay either.

No Advertising Social Media

Giving out links or names to social media accounts such as instagram, tiktok or snapchat for example is not allowed, we have no control over what happens on other social media platforms so for the safety of the community this is not allowed.

No Advertising Realms

Asking players to join their realm, saying "msg to join my realm," etc is a form of advertisement.

No Encouraging Advertising

Asking someone for a server IP or server site URL in chat.

No Mentioning other Server Names/Discussing other Servers

This is considered as a form of advertising, please refrain from talking about other servers while you are on our server. Saying "anyone wanna play bedwars with me" for example is also not allowed.

No Sharing Phone Numbers or Addresses

Players may not share their phone numbers or addresses on the server or website. This is simply due to a concern for player safety. Sharing others' info (doxxing) is punished by a ban (see above). Players pressuring others for this info may be muted as well.

No Impersonating Staff

Telling players you're staff or that you're going to get them muted/banned. This also includes fake mute messages and changing your username to a name that is very similar to a staff members, such as “SvperMonis” - this will result in a permanent ban.

Warn Offences

No Ignoring Staff Warnings

If a player is causing trouble or arguing and a staff member has told them to stop in chat, they will receive a warn. Repeated offences will lead to a mute.

No Encouraging Spam

Such as saying "f in chat for user" or "say 123 for roleplay". This does not apply to local chat, advertisement chat or /msg. The first offence will be a warning, with repeat offences being a mute.

No disrespecting Other players

Being rude to, and/or disrespecting other players is not tolerated. You will be warned, if you continue after the warn has expired you will be muted. Repeated offences will result in a mute. This also goes for offensive speech. If the sentence is brutal, you will not receive a warning but a straight mute depending on the severity.

No Repeating Mute Reasons

If a player is repeating the statement or word that got them muted, or that got another player muted, they will be warned.

Website Rules

No Caps

Do not post messages using a large amount of capitals. Personal walls are excluded.

No Cursing

Includes acronyms and abbreviations such as omfg, ffs, and stfu, and intentionally altered spellings, this includes usernames.

No Sexual/Inappropriate Speech

Including but not limited to: advertising inappropriate clubs/builds, soliciting sexual roleplays, and using sexual terms such as the proper names and slang names for genitalia, this includes usernames.

No Inappropriate Photos

Unless posted under "Report a User".

No Discussion of Drugs or Alcohol

Example would be asking for drugs/alcohol, talking about drug/alcohol use, posting drug- or alcohol-related photos. Includes alcohol, cigarettes, and vaping, this includes usernames.

No Racism

Such as racial slurs, prejudice towards other races, discrimination/harassment of other players based on race, or photos of racist activity/organisations, this includes usernames.

No Bullying

Intentional harassment/degradation of another player.

No Violent Talk

Such as saying you want to harm/kill another player, discussion of suicide, or anything else with violent intent. Includes gore/violent photos, except in "Report a User" forum.

No Advertising

Server or site ips/urls will result in a permanent ban. This includes signatures as well as personal walls as wall posts are now broadcasted.

No Encouraging Advertising

Asking for ips/sites of other servers.

No Leaving the Server Threads

This is only allowed on walls.

No Multiple Posting

Posting multiple times in a row on one thread.

No Necroposting/Thread Bumping

Replying to a thread that has had no replies in a month or longer. This does not apply to Games and Suggestions.

No Inappropriate Profile Pictures, Signatures, or Usernames

Follows the above-listed rules, posts for the purpose of reporting others in the "Report a User" forum are permitted.

No Advertising YouTube, Discord, or streams such as Twitch

Sending links to and/or advertising discord servers, youtube videos and channels, twitch streams, etc. Not allowed due to complaints of players linking inappropriate communities. Youtube videos may be posted on profile walls and signatures.

No Sharing Others' Personal Info

Posting personal identifying information such as phone numbers, names, locations, emails, or account passwords without the owner's permission.

No Abusing Forum Ratings

Such as negatively rating a post for self beneficial gains or for trolling.

One Account per Person

You are not allowed to make alt accounts.

Discord Rules

Keep the CreativeFun discord server child friendly

Don't swear or use inappropriate speech.

Don't Spam

You are not allowed to DM users with invite links to other discord servers or advertise other websites.

Don't bully other players

Please remember to treat all members with respect and that intentional harassment/degradation of another player will not be tolerated.

No Racism

Racial slurs, prejudice towards other races, discrimination/harassment of other players based on race, or photos of racist activity/organisations will result in punishment.

Don't encourage advertising

This includes asking for ips/sites of other servers.

No inappropriate discord profiles

This includes usernames, avatars, linked accounts and playing status.

Don't use a voice changer

This is pretty self-explanatory.

Don't be obnoxious when you're in a voice channel

Screaming, playing music through a mic or making loud noises on purpose will result in a mute.

All CF server rules apply to the discord chat.

Spamming and Swearing for example is prohibited.

Disclaimers

Toxic Behaviour

Toxic behaviour or extensive disruptive behaviour not explicitly covered by the above listed rules may be punished by mute, tempban, or permanent ban, at the punishing staff member's discretion.

Account Responsibility

Players are responsible for their own account. Outside of legitimately stolen accounts, you will be held responsible if someone else uses your account to break server rules.

Rules not being followed

If rules are not followed, a punishment can/will be issued as enforced by CF Staff. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the rules we have set on the server, feel free to message a staff member and they'll be happy to answer your question.

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