OFFICIAL CreativeFun Features

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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.



This thread will be explaining the vast amount of features we provide that sets us apart from many other servers.
It can get quite overwhelming when joining the server for the first time.


Even for people that have been playing for years, it is likely that you may not be aware of some of the features that we provide.
Use this thread as a handbook to learn or help others learn a feature they may not be aware of or are struggling with.



Reporting a player
You are able to click on a message in chat in order to report it. If you find a message that violates the server rules (found here), we highly encourage you to report it. The spoiler below contains in depth details about reporting.
  • Note, the message I'm reporting in this example is not against the rules and is only being used as an example
  • In the screenshot below, a player can be seen saying "ever since I was 9" so you can click on the message to report it like this:



  • This will bring up a menu where you can either confirm the report or cancel it in case you clicked on the message by accident. The username of the player will be highlighted in red for the message you are about to report and you'll notice that there are also previous messages shown from the user. The previous messages are shown to give staff context.




  • That's pretty much it, you have successfuly reported the message.

  • How do I know what happened to my report?
    If your report is resolved you will receive a message in chat saying "Your report on <username> was RESOLVED by <staffusername>"
    If your report is rejected you will receive a message in chat saying "Your report on <username> was rejected by <staffusername>"
    If your report is dealt with while you are offline you will be sent mail with a notification about what happened to your report, to view mail use /mail read.

  • What is a report ratio?
    You'll notice that when your report has been dealt with, the scoreboard on the right hand side of the screen will update the number.
    The amount of resolved and rejected reports you make is saved. The report ratio plays a major role in becoming promoted to staff, this is because having a high amount of resolved reports with a minimal amount of rejected reports proves that you have a good understanding of the rules.

  • How to view every report I've ever made?
    You can use /history which will bring up a GUI with every report you've ever made. If you believe that a report was dealt with incorrectly then you can take a screenshot of the report and post it on forums. You'll notice that when you hover over a report it will display the status of it.


  • Why do some of my reports show as deleted?
    There are 5 different states a report can be in - New, Resolved, Warned, Rejected and Deleted.
    "New" appears when the report has not been dealt with yet.
    "Resolved" appears when a staff member has reviewed the report and muted the user.
    "Warned" appears when a staff member has reviewed the report and warns the user.
    "Rejected" appears when a staff member has reviewed the report and believes reported message does not violate the rules.
    "Deleted" appears if the user you reported is muted for a different message from the one you reported.

Chat channels
There are 3 chat channels that are accessible to players. The chat channels you can speak in are as follows;

  • Global chat
    (To speak in global chat use /g or /global. The global channel is the main chat which can be viewed by all players regardless of what server you sent the message on. Messages sent in this channel will have the prefix [ G ])

  • Advertising chat
    (To speak in advertising chat use /a or /advertising. The advertising channel is where players advertise their roleplays and plots. Messages sent in this channel will have the prefix [ A ])

  • Local chat
    (To speak in local chat use /l. The local channel is essentially plot chat which allows you to only talk with players who are on the same plot as you. Messages sent in this channel will have the prefix [ L ])

Chat settings
To view your chat settings use /chat
This will bring up a GUI with the different chat channels that you can disable. By default, everything will be enabled which is why the wool block is green.
To disable a chat click on the green wool block. By hovering over the wool block, it will display the chat channel that you are able to change.
The chat channels you are able to disable are as follows;


  • Global chat
  • Advertising chat
  • Local chat
  • Private messages
  • Tagging


Player settings
To view your player settings use /settings
This will bring up a GUI with multiple options that you have control over. By default, everything will be enabled which is why the wool block is green.
To disable a setting click on the green wool block. By hovering over the wool block, it will display the setting that you are able to change.
The settings you are able to change are:


  • Friend requests
    (You can prevent people from sending you a friend request)

  • Friend notifications
    (You can disable the notification that appears on your screen when a friend joins)

  • Friend teleports
    (You can prevent your friends from teleporting to you)

  • Home access
    (You can prevent people from teleporting to your /home <name>)

  • Item drop
    (You can prevent yourself from dropping items)

  • Item pickup
    (You can prevent yourself from picking up items)

  • Mail
    (You can prevent people from sending you mail on the server)

  • AFK messages
    (You can disable seeing the "<username> is now afk" message in chat)

  • Scoreboard
    (You can disable the scoreboard from appearing on the right hand side of your screen)

  • Role requests
    (You can prevent players from sending you role requests)


Friends
To add a friend use /friend add <username>
To remove a friend use /friend remove <username>
To view outstanding friend requests use /friend requests
To view your friends use /friend list
This will bring up a GUI that will display the head of each player you have added.
You can hover over the head to view the current username of your friend and when they were last on the server.
If you hover over the head while the player is online it will say that they are online and you'll be able to click on the head to teleport to your friend.




Roleplay system
To set a roleplay name use /rp <name>
To set a roleplay role use /role <role>
Use /role <name> to send a request to the plot owner if they have a roleplay name active. You must also have a roleplay name in order to send a request.
You can create a role sign which will allow players to click on the sign to request the role but this will be explained further below the post.
In this example the user has clicked on the demon role sign which has automatically sent a request to the plot owner.



  • How to accept, deny or block a request
    When a role request is sent the plot owner will be given a message where they are given the option to accept, deny or block the request. You must click on the buttons in chat in order to make an action.


  • Accepting a request
    When clicking on the accept button an announcement will be made on the plot letting everyone know that the request was accepted. Here's an example:


  • Denying a request
    When clicking on the deny button the player who made the request should be sent a message about how their request was denied.




  • Blocking a request
    When clicking on the block button in chat the player who made the request will be sent a message about how they were blocked. A blocked user will not be able to send you requests unless you unblock them using the /role unblock <name> command or if the server restarts.




  • Removing a role
    Roleplay names are removed when a player leaves the network.
    A player can remove their role by using the command /role reset.
    The plot owner can remove the role of a player by doing /role remove <username>. The player will receive feedback letting them know that their role was removed.
    The plot owner can remove the role of every player on the plot by doing /role remove all.

  • Queue system
    Every role request will display a "Request Number" and requests must be dealt with in order. Here's an example of what would happen if you tried to accept request number #2 without dealing with request number #1.


  • It will basically stop you and give you the request that you still need to deal with. The plot owner can only have 10 outstanding requests at a time and will be prompted to take action on outstanding requests in order to receive more.

  • How to create role signs
    Probably the most exciting feature is the interactive sign system that is in place. Only the plot owner can create a role sign.
    To create a role sign you need to write the top line of a sign as [Role]
    The second line should be the name of the role you want to create
    The third line should be the amount of slots that are available for the role.
    Here's an example:






When clicking on a role sign a request is automatically sent to the plot owner and if it accepted the number on the sign will update, here is an example:



  • How to view the role of every player on the scoreboard
    When your role request is accepted by the plot owner the scoreboard will switch from the default CreativeFun scoreboard into the CreativeFun Roles scoreboard. This will display each player's roleplay name and role. In the example below my request for the role "King" was accepted so the scoreboard switched to "CreativeFun Roles". The scoreboard is removed when you remove your role or if the plot owner removes your role. NOTE: The design of the scoreboard will be improved once 1.13 is released due to character limiations


  • The scoreboard is only able to fit up to 14 names meaning that the 15th person for example would not be shown on the scoreboard however the nametag and hovering over roleplay name feature should be able to come in handy in this situation and will be explained further. You can switch between the roleplay scoreboard and the main server scoreboard whenever you want by using /board toggle.

  • How to view the role of a player in chat
    You can view the role a player has by hovering over their roleplay name in chat. This can be useful if the scoreboard can't fit all the names and roles of players. Here's an example:


  • How to view the role of a player with their nametag
    Customized nametags have now been added to the server so now your donator rank or staff rank will be visible above your mc character. This also applies with role's, if your request is accepted than the suffix of your nametag will display your role. Here's an example:


  • NOTE: The design of the nametags will be improved once 1.13 is released due to character limiations

  • How to disable receiving requests while having a rp name
    If you want to have a roleplay name and not be bothered by role requests you can go to /settings and disable it in there. Here's an example:

Plot Staff
To promote a player to plot staff use /plot promote <username>
To demote a player from plot staff you can use /plot demote <username> or remove them from the plot.
To view the plot staff members of a plot you can use /plot staff. This will also display whether the staff are online or offline on your current server.
This allows you to give special privileges to a player such as being able to deal with role requests and claim exclusive roles.
Create lock signs, role lock signs and staff lock signs.

What can plot staff do?
  • Deal with role requests even if plot owner is offline
  • Remove role from a player or remove role from everyone on the plot
  • Use /announce on the plot
  • Create lock signs, role lock signs and staff lock signs
  • Claim exclusive staff roles
How to promote a player to plot staff?
To promote a player to plot staff use /plot promote <username>. They must be trusted on the plot to be promoted. A message will be sent on the plot letting everyone know that the player has been promoted. To demote a player from plot staff you can use /plot demote <username> or remove them from the plot.




How to view the plot staff?
To view the plot staff members of a plot you can use /plot staff. This will also display whether the staff are online or offline on your current server.




How many players can you promote on a plot?
You are only able to have a maximum of 10 players as plot staff.


How to create staff role signs?
The plot owner can create exclusive roles that only plot staff members can claim. Instead of having [Role] on the first line of a sign you would put
[Staff Role].






How to add colour to role signs?
Donators now have the ability to colour the name of a role on a sign. In the example below &3 was used for the role name "Rebel". The colour used on the sign will also be applied to the CreativeFun Roles scoreboard.
The following signs can be coloured: Role, Staff Role, Lock and Role Lock.




Since &3Rebel was used on the role sign the same colour code is now applied to the scoreboard on the right side of the screen.



How to create a lock sign?
The plot owner and plot staff can create a lock on doors or chests and specify usernames on the sign for who should be able to access it. The plot owner bypasses all lock signs on their plot. The following items can be locked with a sign: Doors, Chests, Levers, Buttons, Pressure Plates and Trapdoors.
To create a lock sign you need to write the top line of a sign as [Lock]
The second line should be the username of the person who should be able to access the door/chest.
You can also write multiple usernames by writing usernames underneath each other.






How to create a role lock sign?
The plot owner and plot staff can create a role lock on doors or chests and specify a role on the sign for which role should be able to access it.
To create a role lock sign you need to write the top line of a sign as [Role Lock]
The second line should be the role that a person must have to be able to access the door/chest.
You can also write multiple roles by writing role names underneath each other.




How to create a staff lock sign?
The plot owner and plot staff can create a staff lock on doors or chests which only allows access to plot staff.
To create a staff lock sign you need to write the top line of a sign as [Staff Lock]




The sign will automatically be formatted to this:



Example of using lock signs with a lever and redstone:
In this situation there is a piston underneath the sandstone that is connected to a lever with redstone. Using the lever will push the sandstone up preventing players from accessing the area.




There is a staff lock placed right next to the lever so the lock is being applied to it.



Who can destroy lock signs?
All types of lock signs can only be removed by the plot owner or plot staff.




Where to place lock signs?
Any type of lock signs can be placed on the item you're trying to lock. It can be to the left of the item, to the right of the item, bottom left of the item and bottom right of the item. In the picture below I've placed red wool to demonstrate the radius where lock signs work. In the example below I have placed a lock sign next to a door and a button on the bottom right. Since the lock sign and button are within the radius, the lock sign is applied.




Notifications for plot owner if they are online and not on the plot?
If the plot owner is on the same server but not on the plot, they will receive notifications when plot staff accept, deny or block a role request and when announce is used on the plot. The plot owner can disable receiving these notifications by going to /settings and clicking on the Plot Monitor toggle.






Notifications for plot staff?
When plot staff deny or block a role request every plot staff member in the plot will receive a notification about it so they are aware.




How to view outstanding role requests?
The plot owner and plot staff can now view outstanding role requests with a command in case they missed it in chat by using /role requests
This will bring up the most recent role request that you have yet to respond to.



Plot Announcements
You can use /announce <message> to broadcast a message to everyone on the plot, this can be useful for roleplays and minigames.


Features and limitations listed below:
  • Must be the plot owner to use the command
  • 1 minute cooldown
  • Can only color the announcements if you are a donator $10+
  • Can click on the message in chat to report it in case people are breaking the rules
  • Can disable viewing announcements on the screen by going to /settings
How to color announcements
Donators are able to color their announcements by using color codes as shown below:




How to report a plot announcement in chat
You are able to report a plot announcement in chat if people are bypassing the rules by clicking on the message:



How to disable plot announcement messages on screen
You can disable viewing announcements on the screen by going to /settings


Setting a home
To set a home location use /sethome <name>
To remove a home use /delhome <name>
To view your homes use /homes
Homes work differently on here compared to other servers, you can customise the name of your home and players will be able to teleport to your home by using /home <name>. This is useful for advertising a roleplay that you've made because all you need to do is use the advertising chat channel and tell players to use your home to join your roleplay.


Grief and Rollback
To get the inspect tool use /inspect
To rollback grief use /rollback or /rb

  • The picture below shows a build has been partially destroyed by hand from someone who isn't the plot owner. In this situation, you'd want to get the inspect tool out by using /inspect.





  • By right clicking on a block that was right next to a block that was removed, we can see that "Ecoya changed WOOD to AIR 1m 44s ago" At this point you should remove the user who griefed you from your plot as a safety measure. If someone created something on your plot, you can left click on the build to see the username of the player that placed the block.



  • Now that we know who griefed, we need to undo the grief which is known as a "rollback". As seen in the picture below, I've input /rb Ecoya 500 10m.
  • The "500" is the radius we're checking.
  • The "10m" is how far back we want to go.
  • This will undo everything that Ecoya has destroyed within the radius of 500 blocks.



  • That is pretty much it, in the picture below you'll see that the build has been restored.



Radius can be specified as such:
  • 100 = Rollback within 100 blocks from where you're standing
  • 200 = Rollback within 200 blocks from where you're standing
  • 300 = Rollback within 300 blocks from where you're standing
  • 400 = Rollback within 400 blocks from where you're standing

Time can be specified as such:
  • 1s = Rollback 1 second ago
  • 1m = Rollback 1 minute ago
  • 1h = Rollback 1 hour ago
  • 1d = Rollback 1 day ago
In an ideal situation, if you are griefed you should contact a Moderator who is online so that they can inspect the grief. When a Moderator has sufficient proof of grief through using /inspect they will ban the griefer. Once the user is banned, you can undo the grief or allow the Moderator to undo the grief in case you're feeling nervous.

Build Contest
We host build contests every 1 or 2 months and information about an ongoing contest can be found on the "Build Contests" section on forums here: Build Contests. The initial post about the ongoing build contest will explain to make a submission. Three judges are chosen from the community and will rate all of the build submissions at the end of the month. First place receives a $35 rank/upgrade, second place receives a $25 rank/upgrade and third place receives a $10 rank/upgrade. You may also gift the rank you won to a friend if you wish.

Scoreboard
The scoreboard contains a lot of useful information such as:

  • The chat channel you are currently in
  • The player count
  • The server you're currently on
  • The amount of cf coins you have, your report ratio
  • Amount of times you've been muted
  • The amount of times you've been warned
  • The amount of worldedit time you have remaining before you need to vote again



Voting
To vote on the server use /vote
  • When using the command it will bring up a link in chat, click on the link to be taken to the voting portal.



  • Clicking on that link should take you to this page. This is an interactive vote page so you can click on the different vote links on the blue bar to change to a different vote page.



  • You can vote on up to 8 sites per day allowing you to have a total of 24 hours of WorldEdit.

  • What do I get for voting?
    You get 3 hours of WorldEdit per vote on each link.
    You'll be given 2 CF Coins for every link you vote on. These coins can be used to purchase more plots in /shop.

Buying more plots
To open up the in-game shop use /shop
  • When using the command it should bring up a GUI, hovering over the grass block will show that you're about to purchase a new plot.



  • You'll need 48 CF Coins to purchase a new plot, you can CF Coins by voting on each link everyday.

Tagging players
Coming soon

VoxelSniper
Coming soon

Plot commands
Coming soon

Shortlinking to forums
Shortlinking allows you to link to forum threads on the server in a clean and tidy way.
Linking to a forum thread

Every forum thread has its own numerical ID at the end of the URL, for example the thread posted by @144 which suggested the shortlinking feature to be added to the server has this link https://creativefun.net/threads/shortlinking-to-forums-in-chat.52855/ with 52855 being the numerical ID of the thread but this would look very messy in chat. Typing ft:52855 in the chat will allow players to click on the phrase which will send them to the thread. The "ft" stands for forum thread and will only work when you want to link to a forum thread.




Linking to a specific forum post by a user is different.

Linking to a forum post



Click on the number on the bottom right side of a post to get the ID for a specific post. Typing fp:258742 in the chat will allow players to click on the phrase which will send them to the specific post.
 
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