* Be Polite - If you can't be respectful of other members, at least be courteous. Two wrongs don't make a right.
* Be Nice - You may not see it, but a few nice words can make someone’s day better
* Think Before you Post - Sensible, well-thought-out, legible posts in the right section are easier to understand.
* Use the Report Feature - If you see a rule violation, please lets the mods and admins know to look at the thread/post and determine the best action.
* Spam - TL;DR, +/-1, one word responses, memes, imageposts, doubleposts, large quotes, etc.
* Reply to Flames or Spam - Just report them
* Troll/Flame - See "Be Polite" above. Insulting and baiting will not be tolerated.
* Troll Call - Calling someone a troll is a form of insult and will be treated as such.
* Advertise - You can have a link to your personal (non-commercial) site in your signature. Any other links promoting outside websites or merchandise will be removed.
* Post Redundant Threads - Be aware of other threads in the forum, and don't duplicate (see "Use Search" above).
* Misuse Money Linking Sites - Don’t use sites such as adf.ly for anything other than downloads of your own content. You must also always abide by the services TOS.
* Post hoaxes - Deliberately posting false information. (For example, Herobrine sighting claims).
* Create Multiple Accounts - If you have a good reason for having a clone account, contact a staff member first.
Post Illegal Activity:
* Making available copies of the current or previous Minecraft files, minecraft.jar etc
* Anything referring to malicious game modifications or clients with the potential to harm other users or servers
* Any link or image that encourages users to perform a task so that the poster may be compensated financially.
* Any material that is the work of another individual but is being represented as original. Permission must be obtained from the original creator, and due credit must be given, before including any element of that creator's work.
* Posting ANY illegal content, this includes pirated copies of ANY GAME not just Minecraft!!!!
Abuse a Member's Personal Safety:
* Swearing at a member; while there is no rule against swearing here, use of it against another member is a different story;
* Any offensive, pornographic, or obscene material;
* Overt sexually loaded comments or content;
* Discrimination against the age, race, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, or sexual orientation of another member.
* Spread malicious content such as viruses
Spread Hate Speech:
* The use of slurs of any kind;
* Derogatory statements about social groups, including but not limited to age, race, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, or sexuality;
* Promoting or expressing support for hate groups and terrorist organizations;
* Posting messages deliberately to offend or upset members of a social group
SECTION SPECIFIC RULES:
Each forum section may have its own set of rules that go along side these general forum rules outlined here. Before posting in a section please take note of the section rules and abide by them.
The following information is about what to do when you find people breaking the rules and what happens if you break the rules outlined above.
REPORTING A POST:
* If you see an infraction to the rules, report it. If you're not sure, report it anyway. There are no penalties if you're wrong
* Don't tell the offender you’re reporting them, it doesn't help the staff in any way and can only lead to problems.
* Don't respond to spam, flames, and trolls, much less flame them back. Ignore, report, move on
* If someone is breaking the rules in a post, report the post. Don’t report in their profile unless their profile itself is breaking the rules.
* When reporting a post please include a reason why you're reporting otherwise we can't deal with the report.