minecraft server rules
On Fire For Christ Family Gaming Code Of Conduct
DO NOT SHARE your account login information with anybody else. You are responsible for your own account! If you let a friend borrow your account and they cause problems and your account gets banned, that's your own responsibility to fix the problem.
The Following Rules Must Be Adhered To At All Times By All Players And Authority Figures:
#1 Rule: NO Foul Language. This includes partially censored text, abbreviating foul words or phrases, and any attempts to get around our word filter. We employ an automatic word filter that will kick or ban a player depending on the severity of the foul language.
Good Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Conduct is required. No taunting, trash talking, belittling, disrespecting, or harassing any player or authority figure (moderators and admins). This is a family server that welcomes all ages. If you think it might be wrong, don't do it, build it, or say it.
Do NOT mock or bash Christians, God, or ANY other religion or religious figure. This includes using God's Name in vain. If you wish to learn why God's name is so important, check out the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhfUzodLRvk
No Extreme Remarks. This includes racism, sexuality, pornography, vulgar or profanity, or anything else that is offensive. We run a clean server that is welcoming to all walks of life. Violating this rule is an instant ban with NO warnings. Violations of this rule are sometimes unforgivable for the sole fact that we have children on the server.
Do NOT give out identifiable personal information. This includes street address, last name, etc. Giving out a first name, age, and what state/country you live in is okay.
No “Online Dating”. Do NOT try to use the Minecraft Server as a way to “hook up” with people in your area.
Do NOT exploit any glitches.
No hacks or unapproved mods. There are many mods already installed on the server and some mods are already approved such as flying.
Respect server authority. Abide by any warnings or rules set by moderators or admins. Failure to respect these or to ignore the moderators or admins will result in action taken against you. If you have a problem with a moderator or administrator, abide by whatever they ask of you then file a complaint on the forums or contact me, EpicATrain VIA the forums. We believe that moderators and administrators have to follow the same rules just like everybody else and we hold them accountable just like we hold ourselves accountable. We must set an example.
Getting kicked repeatedly from the server will result in a ban.
Do NOT join the server with a name or skin that is inappropriate. Any player who plays on our server and plays by a name that is deemed by the admin or moderator as offensive or inappropriate has the right to ask the player to change his or her name. Failure to comply will get that player kicked or possibly banned depending on the severity. If you feel as if your name is not inappropriate, please contact us VIA the forums and explain your case. Names that are considered offensive include the following: Use of vulgar or profane names, improper use of God or Jesus, Satanic Names, pornographic, Multiple 'x's, etc.
No smacktards! We do not allow griefing on this server, although a good practical joke is in order from time to time. :-) Griefing is the act of chronically causing grief to other members, intentionally disrupting the immersion of another player in their gameplay, such as causing damage to other player's creations, stealing, or other acts of poor sportsmanship or conduct.
Please, No Drama. You may be asked to leave the server if you bring bad drama with you.
Do NOT steal other player's items.
Do NOT use Lava (Bucket of lava), Fire (Flint and Steel), or TNT. These items are for use by approved (trusted) players and admins. These items are banned for use by all other players.
Admins and mods have the right to remove anything on the server that is offensive or inappropriate.
Violations to any of these rules will result in either a kick or ban from the server, depending on the severity of the violation. Some of these rules are enforced automatically by the server in an auto-kick or auto-ban system that we have in place. Other rules are enforced by moderators or administrators on the server. Sometimes we can't catch all the violations so any player that sees another player violating these rules are encouraged to take a screenshot of the player (by pressing F2) and submit it to the forums.
We employ these rules because we run a family oriented server. We want to make it a fun server for everyone. If your definition of fun greatly differs from our definition and doesn't coincide along with our rules, then perhaps our server isn't for you.
All players and clans are welcome to play on our server as long as you can abide by these rules. Clan recruiting is allowed on this server but we do NOT sponsor or endorse ANY clan or community besides OFFC (On Fire For Christ). We would love to see any clan to call our server “home” as long as they can abide by the server rules, code of conduct, and ethics. If a clan grows too large and occupies all the available player slots on the server, the clan may be asked to either find another home, or to help with expenses to expand the server. We want the server to be open to everybody, not just a single clan.
To enter the city, you must walk through the lava wall and NOT go up the stairs. Going up the stairs will result in you getting trapped and possibly kicked/banned from the server. If you are trapped in the water pit, type /kill or /spawn to get out and try again.
Any player can appeal any ban. We do not accept appeals to players who have been simply “kicked” from the server unless they feel as if a moderator or administrator has violated our rules. We employ a “forgiveness” system where we like to forgive players that violate our rules as long as they truly repent (are sorry) for what they have done wrong (takes being humble – put your pride and ego to the side) and ask to be forgiven (unbanned). Appealed players are welcomed back to the server as long as they abide by the rules. Multiple violations of the rules could result in a permanent ban without any chance of appeal. Some rule violations, such as racism cannot be appealed and therefore the player stays banned permanently. We do NOT guarantee any unbans and is at the sole discretion of the senior administrator at hand.
To appeal, you must follow the prescribed format for posting a ban appeal...
Date/Approx. Time (w/timezone & Map):
Reason for ban :
Supporting evidence :
Your Appeal Statement :
Please allow up to 48 hours for a senior administrator to get back with you. Sometimes it takes a while for us to get back with you because of real life stuff. Real life stuff always come first before gaming. The structure of priority for us goes God – Wife (Family) – Community – Ourselves – Server Ministry. We ask that you give us grace and patience as sometimes it takes us a while to get back to Minecraft.
*****Moderators and Administrators*****
If you would like to become a moderator or administrator for the server, it's pretty easy. For moderators, it's by invite only. A moderator or administrator makes a suggestion to the senior admins about a particular player that they think would be a good fit for moderator. The senior admins then watch the player for a few weeks (not hours or days) and gets a feel for them. Only players who interact with other players and staff with have a chance at moderator status. Requirements for moderators and administrators:
Must be at least 18 years or older (will make some exceptions but rarely).
Must be mature.
Must know how to be humble and what that means.
Slow to anger and abounding in love.
Must have character.
Be able to submit to authority.
Must be forgiving, showing grace and mercy when needed.
Must have respect for himself/herself and others.
Must love himself or herself.
Must be patient!
Must be social.
Knows how to properly handle problems.
Can't be scared to make important decisions.
Knows when to take responsibility for their actions, even if it causes harm to others.
Must play on the server at least twice a week.
Has a microphone and Ventrilo/Teamspeak and communicates to others regularly and clearly.
Has excellent time management skills and urgency management skills.
If you have all of these requirements, chances are that other moderators and administrators will see this and invite you to apply for moderator status. Remember, moderator status is by invite only.
Entry-level Administrator status is a little different. If you have all of these requirements then you can apply directly for administrator status. To help keep the server going we ask a minimum donation of $5 a month, which is required and your status is completely dependent on the monthly donation status. This helps keep the cost down and it's only $5. Most people can find that in the couch. Because you are donating to help keep the server running, there are no refunds what-so-ever. All donations go straight to the operation of the server and nothing else.
All moderators and administrators are strictly held to the same code of conduct as other players. Violations to the Code of Conduct will result in the stripping of authority privileges from the server (sometimes immediately depending on the severity).
At no time will an admin or moderator have any access to server files or the server console itself. All privileges that come with such authority are strictly in-game privileges.
So you're probably asking, what privileges come with moderator status?
Ability to kick or ban violators of the Code of Conduct.
Ability to unban players.
You are held to a higher level of standard then regular players.
Ability to “jump” through and across the map with clicks of the mouse.
Ability to secretly spy on other players without them knowing.
Ability to fix the server if griefing is found.
Ability to “assign” property to players.
Ability to backup the server VIA command console.
Ability to mute annoying players.
What privileges come with entry-level administrator status?
Everything listed above with the ability to spawn most items.
Ability to spawn any mob of your choice.
You are held to a higher level of standard than moderators.
You get your admin status faster than moderators.