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avatar nikulas_madhawk
Level 52 : Grandmaster Dragon
Ever Notice When your Making a Server and you first join your thinking? Hmmm What Rules should i Use.

Well you search everywhere for Basic Rules. Well now you dont have to this post will tell most basic rules for a server.

1.No Griefing

2.No Spamming

3.No Advertising

4.No Cursing/No Constant Cursing

5.No Trolling/Flaming

6.No Banned Items(Tekkit Rule)

7.No Asking for OP, Ranks, or Items

8.Respect all Players

9.Obey Staff There the Law

10. No Racist or Sexist Remarks.

11. No Mods/Hacks

12.No Full Caps Messages

13.No Builds Near Spawn

14.No 1x1 Towers

Mod/Admin Rules:

15.Be Responsible with the privileges you are given as a Builder/Mod

16.Do not spawn blocks or items for other players

17.When Trading, only buy and sell legit items

18.Only help build for other players using legit items and blocks

19.No Power Abuse

1 Update Logs

Update #1 : 04/27/2013 7:00:37 pmApr 27th, 2013

Added a Few More Rules :D

12/01/2018 7:19 pm
Level 31 : Artisan uwu
You forgot the last one:

20. Dank memes are lit
03/25/2018 4:49 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Some griefing (only if you were there first and someone is building near you)
Don't say the same thing 10 times in a row.
No rules about advertizing, say whatever.
You can troll in chat.
You can't set up elaborate trolling mechanisms and say TPA for free diamonds etc.
You can ask for OP ranks items etc all you want, but you aren't getting any.
Staff can't boss you around, all they usually do is technical support.
No overly racist or sexist remarks, all the other stuff like homophobic remarks is allowed because nobody cares.
No straight up hacking, but you can use xray mods autofish whatever, just no hacked clients.
Who cares about 1x1 towers
no lewd pixel art/map art
Mod/Admin rules:
Be responsible
Don't spawn items unless you're making an Admin shop or whatever.
When trading for survival mode, only use legitimate items.
Only help build for other players using legitimate items and blocks
No abusing powers.
You must demolish any brony, furry, lewd, or fetish-based structures using TNT. (special rule to keep fandom/deviantart crap out.)
01/31/2018 8:21 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
Another thought
Do not whine or complain
Do not argue/debate
02/08/2018 10:23 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Complaints should be welcome, argument/debate is needed, and server name mentioning should be allowed because what if you're dissing the server that you just left.
02/12/2018 9:31 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
If someone has feedback they can put in a suggestion form or forum report center on the servers website to issue a complaint, on the point of arguing is considered a form of spam in chat due to the fact no conclusion in the 2 players having a conversation will end it just keeps going on, arguments in chat usually lead to anger swearing bullying ect, and causes a bad vibe in the server to others players, its highly not needed
03/25/2018 4:38 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Actually, who cares about negative vibes or toxicity. I'm for freedom of speech. NO CHAT FILTER!
11/28/2017 7:49 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
thx for this rules
07/10/2017 8:35 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Network
This sounds very useful, I will use this on my server, and on my server, there will be a special type of rules as well. Thanks for the help, Sir, Kindest Regards, Chase/chasedig.
06/10/2017 6:25 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
Thanks! I'm making a town on a server and I needed some rules, this really helped!
03/23/2017 9:00 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Farmer
thanks for the rules Nikulas! Really helped my server!
11/03/2016 5:48 pm
Level 7 : Apprentice Explorer
I'll make sure if I make a server I will use most of this!
11/02/2016 8:10 am
Level 34 : Artisan Skinner
How about anarchy? No rules in a fictional game sounds reasonable to me.
03/25/2018 4:49 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Good idea!
05/14/2016 12:45 am
Level 1 : New Network
Thank you, this helped a whole lot.
05/07/2016 9:11 pm
Level 64 : High Grandmaster Modder
02/06/2016 1:26 am
Level 50 : Grandmaster Architect
Thanks!  This is helping me with the rules for this kid's server.  I was starting to draw a blank after number 4.
01/20/2016 8:16 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
Im using this for my server.
01/07/2016 4:25 am
Level 6 : Apprentice Skinner
Thankyou, This Helped me alot. My Family Member/Friend is Creating a Minecraft Server and Created a Website for the Server. He/She Created a Rule Section on The Website and Forgot 1 Rule. Thankyou! This was A Really Useful and Helpful Post!

I Should stop Typing Because my profile Keeps on Moving each time I Write Something. xD
12/27/2015 1:49 pm
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Ghast Rider
Thank you!
12/11/2015 5:56 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Its Good But Numbers 17,18 Are Like Same Thing But The Legit Items. Whats Not Legit Endercrystals I Think XD
12/01/2018 7:21 pm
Level 31 : Artisan uwu
Trading and building are two different things.
03/25/2018 4:39 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Ender crystals can be crafted post 1.9
11/03/2016 9:04 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Legit Items Are Items That Haven't Been Spawned In Using Creative Or Commands
10/24/2015 8:12 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
This article is for those new server owners to come up with some basic rules. Its not for people who review servers. My server has at least 10 rules and they are very simple, yet important. Just because a server has a lot of rules doesnt mean you should be afraid of breaking a rule. Most server rules are basic. Huge servers like mc-central.net have quite a few rules yet they are very popular. @hooptiecoupe this is 4 you.
09/22/2015 6:28 pm
Level 28 : Expert Miner
13. Uncool Rule
08/22/2015 5:03 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Thanks! These Actually helped Me! Thanks, Man!
07/17/2015 9:58 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
hooptiecoupe no one asked for opinion so why are you complaining about it? (Dont answer that)
08/08/2015 8:10 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Network
lolz, I didnt even know you were talking to me. since you posted your own comment there :) i guess its your lame way of talking crap to someone without them knowing? :D

This is a PUBLIC website, if you POST a PUBLIC article and ALLOW comments...(FYI, you can turn comments off)
your ASKING for oppnions. ..comments.. thoughts.. whatever. your opening up conversations about
that subject...

Soooo ya.. he kinda was ASKING for an oppnion. and i gave mine :D you dont like it. Oh well. but.. your comment, really didnt help or improve this article at all dude. so.. really your the one that should answer. since you haveing nothing to say.
08/20/2015 12:37 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
1. You spelled SO MANY words wrong.
2. I agree this is a FREE POSTING website, so no one should complain.
3. If you care about this article, don't criticise, nobody likes that, not even you.
03/23/2015 11:54 am
Level 39 : Artisan Network
These arent really the BASIC rules for ALL servers.

#16 is a dumb rule. that only applies to MOD servers or servers that ban items unless your of a certain rank.

#17 is aloso a dumb rule on any economy server. Legit Items? all items in MC are legit. If your able to get a hold of it or craft it. You should be allowed to sell it.

#18.... again, a really dumb rule on ANY server. IF an item is properly banned, you CANT get it . PERIOD. so, you cant build with it. Adding that as a rule is like adding that....cake MUST be made with flour as  a rule for making cake. Its just silly.

#11  is not a rule on ALL servers. I run a creative server and dont care if people use hacks.
Since all the hacks that are out there pertain to things you already have access to on the server.

#8 respect all players,... unless there straight up dicks. then, ignore them.

#14  - again... another silly rule. When servers add this rule, i leave. Its a stupid rule.

#1 is a given. Your right there. but, what classifies greif, and where?
i think 1 should be more refined. On my server, You cant greif on protoected land. Period.
so, i really dont have this rule as its silly to say it.
My rule, if you can build there, do as a you please. if its protected land.... you cant greif so stop trieing.

I dont know, i personally dont get on servers that add more 10 rules. too me, beyond 10... the admins and mods start becoming power mad like that have over at MCFORUMS. too many rules weigh people down and make playing on a server no fun cause your constantly afraid of "ami going to get banned?"
08/05/2015 2:00 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Engineer
Killstrike Gamer
I have 11, but its only stuff like:
Its survival btw
No Hacking
No Swearing
Do not be rude to staff
Do not fraud donation system
Do not spam
Do not be mean to players
Listen to staff members.
No Advertising
No asking for ranks
Dont abuse any ranks you have (Donators and Staff)
No racist or sexist things
08/08/2015 8:18 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Network
Good man :D the main thing is.. ask your players How they feel about your rules.
make sure the community that frequents your server is Happy with your rules.

but, you could possibly clean up your rules by
removing 'dont be rude to staff' & 'listen to staff members' to simply say:
'respect Staff Members" since that implies NOT to be rude,.. and to listen to them. :D

Also.. there are a few plugins out there that actaully STOP the ability to Curse!
one i really love.. i used for a while on my server was.. a plugin that CHARGED a defined amount eachtime
they cursed( words i chose...like.. lag... or cookie.. it was really funny) IF they didnt have the money,
they couldnt curse!

theres also plugins taht ban or Kick players for curseing.
perhaps instaed of adding that rule.. you could add one of those plugins so that you wouldnt have to worry
about it period?

you can also combine do not spam and do not advertise into 1 rule, since there kind of the same thing.
most people taht spam.. ushally advertise...
have it say: 'do not spam or advertise in chat.'

Overall, your rules are about right with the general rules i see on most servers. and would be easy enough for any good player to understand and follow :) I would play on your server, based on the fact that the rules are clear
and understadnable :)
08/16/2015 4:02 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Engineer
Killstrike Gamer
Because I have 3 sections of the server, I have seperate rules and global rules, like minor ones for the smaller parts like in PVP: "No Camping" and in Survival: "No greifing (Players) and keep the terrain nice not ugly like 1x1 towers all over."
07/04/2015 9:24 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
"too many rules weigh people down and make playing on a server no fun cause your constantly afraid of "ami going to get banned?"

Yea, I do not think that is a case.
07/04/2015 10:11 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Network
EH.. to each his own dude. But, I DO server reveiws and have been doing them for about a year now.

and in my personal experince, servers with LOTS of rules end up having a HIGH turn over rate with players.
and there forums are primarly filled with.. 'I GOT BANNED FOR SAYING POTATO?!"
or.. "why did the admins ban me?" " please unban me, im sorry for whatever i did.. what did i do?"

Search servers.. big and small that have more than 10 rules.. you'll see a lot of disccussion in there BAN area. so.. personal experince? the more rules. the more people leave your server. and dont come back.
You may get a lot of people ON yoru server.. but your turn over rate is horrible.
09/27/2015 10:02 am
Level 7 : Apprentice Miner
Ugh no... I never am afraid of getting banned for not following rules XD the rules isnt even hard to follow. You are totally wrong. And the only reason why people say "Why did I get banned" is because they want to act stupid so they can be unbanned. Dude I am sorry but GMAC is right and you are just totally wrong. All of the rules above are fine I think you just want to bitch honestly.
02/16/2015 7:28 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Miner
dany the pikachu
i am a potato! :D
02/16/2015 7:16 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Miner
dany the pikachu
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11/18/2014 12:40 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Thanks bro it really helped :)
09/04/2014 3:36 am
Level 5 : Apprentice Ranger
SkyArmyninja, you look just like me!
10/20/2014 8:38 am
Level 1 : New Miner
You're darker (tanner)
09/03/2014 6:20 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Crafter
thx mate
08/12/2014 12:48 am
Level 1 : New Network
this helped me and my co worker thanks
06/30/2014 4:58 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
Danke! This helped alot! ^-^
05/03/2014 1:33 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
thanks for the list! It really helped!
04/24/2014 5:24 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Crafter
Thx Man :D
04/21/2014 3:48 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Crafter
thanks man realy helped!
04/05/2014 11:23 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Artist
Nice job with this it helped me a ton!
04/05/2014 3:06 pm
Level 28 : Expert Mountaineer
Thank you for this!
02/28/2014 12:30 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
Thanks great help
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