DatPixel Forums Rules & Punishments Necroposting Punishment: 3 warnings, followed by a temporary forums ban, increasing times after multiple offenses. - Posting on a thread 14 days after the latest reply was made. This is a nuisance to players who receive alerts, and takes up space within the database. Staff/Player Disrespect Punishment: Two warnings, followed by temporary in-game forums bans, followed by temporary in-game bans and suspension of the account. - Posting rude/hateful comments towards a staff member in retaliation to a decision made with valid cause. - Creating a thread/post targeting a player with hateful or unnecessary comments. What qualifies as “excessively hateful”: - Insulting a player, their race, or their religion with many comments including racial slurs, profanity, and charged language. Note: Neither staff disrespect, nor player disrespect, is taken lightly. Disrespect is a serious issue that DatPixel does not wish to encourage. Drama Creation/Motivation Punishment: One warning, followed by an in-game forums ban and temporary in-game bans. - Posting on or creating a thread for the sole purpose of creating drama to harass a player. - Encouraging other people to make a scene about something for the sole purpose of creating drama to harass a player. Note: Not to be confused with Fake Reports/Forged Information, which is a more serious offense. Advertising Punishment: Permanent ban in-game and the deletion of the forums account. - Advertising an IP or attempting to take away players from the server to a different one using any on-forums methods will result in a 30 days ban. No exceptions. (same applies through conversations) - Advertising an IP, specifically with the intention of diverting portions of our server to a different one to boost its popularity, will result in an immediate permanent ban. - Advertising another server’s website or a scam website will result in a permanent ban. - Posting Pornographic Links in chat will result in a temporary forums ban and an in-game mute. The second offense will result in a suspension of the account, and a temporary in-game ban. Double Posting Punishment: 3 warnings, followed by a temporary forums ban, increasing times after multiple offenses. - Posting multiple posts, one after another, instead of editing the original post. - This takes up unnecessary space within the database and is an overall nuisance to others, both by causing some to receive multiple alerts. False Report or Forged Information Punishment: Permanent Forums and In-game ban. - Creating fake reports with the intention to have one punished for actions not committed. - Creating a fraudulent payment issue report in the effort to gain purchased goods/perks without actually paying money. - Creating/forging false evidence used in a report. - Creating reports that lack credible evidence of an offense being committed, with the intention to harass a player or staff member, is punishable by a warning and then a permanent ban. Racism Punishment: Temporary in-game mute and forums ban, followed by temporary in-game bans and suspension of the account on multiple offenses. - Spewing excessively hateful comments about a race, religion, or gender, or using a slur. - Avoiding racial slurs by using numbers, symbols, or letters will result in the same punishment as if the word were said. - Using racial slurs for the sake of fulfilling a meme is not a valid excuse. - The words n*gga and n*g count as racial slurs. Death Threats Punishment: Temporary in-game mute/ban and temporary/permanent forums ban depending on severity, followed by permanent ban. - Saying "Kill yourself", or "Drink Bleach" falls under a temporary mute of 2 hours. - Any additional details will result in a 1 day mute. - Detailed death threats may result in bans, length varying in severity. - Multiple offenses will lead to temporary or permanent in-game bans. - Telling someone to cut themselves, jump off of a bridge, cliff, etc. Or stating you will kill a specific player (unless clearly related to PvP roleplay, or server commands) counts as a death threat and will be acted upon strictly and harshly. - Wishing death upon someone or telling someone to do something that would clearly lead to death counts as a death threat. Excessive Cursing/Swearing Punishment: 2 warnings, followed by a temporary forums ban, increasing times after multiple offenses. - Excessively cursing/swearing to an unnecessary point. (e.g. Approximately every third word is a curse) - Swearing is allowed, but only in moderation. Harassment Punishment: Warning, forums ban and/or in-game mute/ban depending on the scenario. What qualifies as harassment: - Peppering a player with several comments made with the intent to annoy the player - Leaking personal info (age, name, location, picture, social media, address, etc.), asking a player something repetitively, telling a player to do something repetitively. - Repetitively asking a staff member for items or ranks when they have stated they will not provide them. - More severe cases of releasing personal info, such as releasing a full name, address, or explicit pictures results in a temporary/permanent ban. Note: See “Leaking Personal Info” below for more information on what counts as the leaking of personal information. Leaking Personal Information Punishment: A temporary/permanent in-game ban and forums ban, depending on severity. - Temporary bans include: Revealing a player’s age, location (state/city), picture, and Skype when they do not want that information to be released. - Permanent bans include: Revealing a player’s full name (i.e. “SpikeyMike2’s name is Michael Lastname”), social media, phone number/email, revealing a player’s personal address or family member’s address, revealing a player’s explicit pictures (nudity), regardless of the methods this information was acquired. - DoXing/threatening to DoX Note: Revealing a player’s nudes is a serious offense, as most players/viewers are under the age of 18. If necessary, we will take legal action and contact the appropriate authorities! (We advise players NOT to give out any explicit/revealing pictures to any players, especially those whom you are not familiar with). Phishing Punishment: Permanent ban and suspension of the forums account. - Attempting to get someone's IP, account information, or personal information by pretending to be something harmless. - Posting a shortened link, or a link from an untrusted location. Note: If the link can be proven to be safe, you can be unbanned after the fact. However, not only will you need to provide the proof, but a Manager+ will also need to look at your situation and approve it. DDoS Threats Punishment: Permanent ban from the forums and the server. - Threatening to DDoS or “hack” a player. - Threatening or conspiring to compromise the security of an account. - Telling a player you are going to “hit” them off, saying they will “get swatted”, or telling them their internet will be shut offline results in a punishment as well. Staff Impersonation Punishment: Temporary forums ban and in-game ban, followed by a suspension of the account. - Pretending to be a staff member (or the alt account of a staff member). - Stating you will punish someone (i.e. ban, mute, kick) if they did not stop doing something. - Creation of an account with the intention to fake being a staff member will result in a permanent forums ban and temporary in-game ban. Sexual Harassment Punishment: A warning, followed by temporary forums bans and in-game mutes. In-game bans and suspension of the account will follow after multiple offenses. - Unnecessarily talking excessively sexually about a player to an unbearable point when the other person does not want it. - Trying to persuade an underage player to send nudes or perform sexual acts on camera will result in a permanent ban. Note: Players are encouraged to use /ignore first if placed in such a situation. Mini-Posting Punishment: 3 warnings, followed by a temporary forums ban, increasing times after multiple offenses. - Posting a reply that contains less than 5 words excluding the 1/2 letter words posts such as ("lol", "k", "+1", "-1") are not allowed.