Warnings and Ban Lengths
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Depending on exactly what rules are being broken, warnings are usually the first course of action a staffer will take to handle problems on the server. Warnings last for 1 month and basically put a player on notice that causing any further trouble within this period will lead to a ban.
For more serious offences such as hacking or widespread griefing, or for rulebreaking that is somehow time-sensitive, we reserve the right to skip the initial warning and start wielding the banhammer directly.
In all cases where a warning has been given or a ban has been made, the details will be added into the #courtroom channel of our Discord as per our Courtroom Process.
Typical ban lengths
|General chat spam||Warn / 1 day to 1 week|
|Advertising or spamming links||Warn / 1 day to 1 week|
|Posting links to inappropriate content||Warn / 1 day to 3 months|
|Arguing with one or more other players †||Warn / 1 day to 1 week (for all involved)|
|Repeated public discussion of sensitive topics ‡||Warn / 1 day to 1 week (for all involved)|
|Repeatedly asking for promotion||Warn / 3 days to 1 week|
|Obscene chat or bad language||Warn / 3 days to 2 weeks|
|Posting racist, extremist, or other hate-related chat||2 weeks to 1 year|
† By "arguing" we mean prolonged bickering and throwing insults at one or more other players without actually trying to solve a problem maturely.
‡ We absolutely don't wish to prevent our users from chatting about aspects of life which may be important to them, such as religion or politics, but all involved must do so in a civil and respectful way. Rather than use in-game chat, we recommend you hold any conversations privately on our Discord server, or use the #offtopic channel there.
|Pestering staff to do something that violates the Staff Policy||Warn / 1 day to 1 week|
|Repeatedly killing others in PvP without permission||Warn / 3 days to 2 weeks|
|Using hidden traps to kill others||Warn / 3 days to 2 weeks|
|Harassing or bullying a player through in-game chat or elsewhere||Warn / 3 days to 1 month|
|Building inappropriate structures||Warn / 1 day to 2 weeks|
|Breaking and entering||Warn / 3 days to 1 week|
|Theft of items or blocks||Warn / 1 week to 1 month|
|Deliberate damage to builds||Warn / 1 week to 2 months|
|X-raying||1 months to 3 months|
|Hacking, cheating, or large-scale damage||2 months to 6 months|
|Repeatedly asking when the server is going to update Spigot||Warn / 1 day to 3 days|
|Walking the line on any server rule or policy||Warn / 1 day to 1 week|
|Suggesting that marmots are not awesome||All your internet cookies now belong to us|
Other factors we consider
Sometimes there are extra considerations which will influence the length of a ban. A repeat offender, for example, will likely get a longer ban than normal - though any ban's length may be reduced if staff agree that you have accepted your punishment gracefully and have made a genuine apology for your actions.
We use the table below as a reference. These multipliers are not cumulative and the highest value that applies should be used. As with bans this list is only a guide.
|Attempting to bribe or threaten others to keep crimes a secret||+150%|
|Owning up to a crime when confronted||-25%|
|First time offense *||-25%|
|Making a genuine apology *||-25% / -50%|
|Turning yourself in before a Staffer contacts you *||-25% / -50%|
* These multipliers are applied at the discretion of the Staffer who made the ban.