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Forum Rules
« Opened on May 04, 2012, 04:04:28 PM (Edited June 15, 2022, 11:47:27 PM) »
It's basically the same as server rules.  ;D

Forum Rules

1 - No Griefing/ Hijacking forum posts

  Degrading another player's post, or drastically changing the subject to intentionally  steal focus from the original player's topic is not allowed. We implement extensive logging on Famcraft.com We record every action you perform, every and every word you type on the forum. We store all this information for many months. There is no statute of limitations on punishing players. Enjoy the Famcraft forum knowing these rules will help provide you with a safe and fun forum experience.

2 - No Deliberate misspelling of words or use of abbreviations to slip swearing or other inappropriate words into forum conversation. This includes making innuendo or attempting to alter the context of something someone else has said to make it seem inappropriate when it was not intended as such.

3 - Abusive, racist, sexual, drug-related, belligerent, political, anti-political, religious, anti-religious, and inflammatory chat is not allowed in posts, text, skin, avatar, signature, links in posts or signatures or images, or nick/screen names. Remember, we log everything you type everywhere, always, and we keep logs forever. Famcraft is all about Minecraft, not your beliefs or lack of beliefs. These restrictions include a ban on any speech or actions that are commonly considered inappropriate when directed toward children. Among other reasons but mostly because we allow people of all ages to play on Famcraft and post on Famcraft.com, we have zero tolerance for any attempted exploitation of children.

4 - Trading, linking to, or discussing illegal material (games, software, movies, etc.) is not allowed. This includes linking to sites, that link to other sites that include this sort of thing. If you post your YouTube channel or personal website/blog , for example, you need to make sure it does not link to other, inappropriate pages or sites.

5 - Do not discuss other servers while using any of Famcraft's services. That includes talking bad about other servers, too. While we appreciate players wanting to share their experiences from other servers, many new players join the server only to advertise their own server. Devious players we punish for breaking other rules often try to advertise other servers to draw people away from Famcraft out of spite. Due to these types of examples, we don't allow discussion of any other server while in-game, on mumble, or in our forums.

6 - No discussion of any client modifications that could be used to cheat on Famcraft. Cheating includes such activities as flying when not allowed, placing multiple blocks with one action, speed walking, and seeing through blocks. Two specific client mods which are allowed (and recommended) are Rei's Minimap and Optifine.
   - Rei's Minimap: http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/482147-
   - Optifine: http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/249637-
   - We also recommend Magic Launcher for easily installing the above mods: http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/939149-
   - You may use many other client mods but we can't make a complete list of them. Acceptable client mods include most minimaps, inventory tweak/sorting, and others that do not give you a competitive advantage over other players. If you are unsure about whether a mod is safe to use here, just ask a staff member about it and they'll be glad to help.

7 - Harassment of other players is not allowed. This means name-calling, being  degrading, aggressive, making rude or otherwise unnecessary/inappropriate comments on their posts, down-voting players to be insulting or hurtful (Adding dirt to their resources) , or sending rude/spammy forum mail messages.

8 - Persistent hassling of Staff members for anything is not allowed. This includes excessive/spammy forum mail or demands to review and reply to a plea.

9 - Spamming the forum is not allowed. This includes using caps or excessive amounts of a letter or character. This also includes posting random nonsense (except on game threads, where it is part of a game) and the excessive or unnecessary quoting of quotes. This also includes forum mail- do not spam other forum members with forum mail. It is okay to mail your friends, just do so politely and responsibly.  We will not argue this topic. ex: 111111111 - is considered spamming. More examples of spam: https://famcraft.com/index.php/topic,1841.0.html

10 - Do not ask to become a staff member in game or on the forum. Server staff is also forum staff. We never ask forum members to help moderate famcraft.com

11 - English is the official language on Famcraft. We have players from all around the world and English is the most common language among them, so please use only English in the public chat and forum posts. You MAY use other languages in clan chat and personal messages or forum mail. However, be advised that we make use of automated translations to ensure the non-English messages are in line with other Famcraft rules.

12 - Player vs. player friendly debate is allowed on the forum. It is okay to express your views and differing opinions on family friendly topics such as sports or  appropriately rated games, movies and music. In these conversations, please always remember to use a polite and friendly tone, and never be degrading of another players opinions or experiences.

Additional notes:

You are responsible for your own forum account. If you use a shared forum account and your account sharer decides to grief or break rules, we will punish you and the account.

These rules can change at any time. Please make sure you check them frequently to keep up to date. Staff members are expected to have them memorized.

To prevent players circumventing punishments they have been given, we ask that players do not use multiple Minecraft accounts on Famcraft.com if they have access to them.  If you're found to be using multiple forum accounts, you'll be asked to pick your favorite and stick with it and we may ban the other account from the forum to avoid future confusion.

If a player breaks a forum rule. staff has authorization to ban them from the forum without warning the player first. If you want to plead your case and attempt to overturn any punishment against you, please do so by sending mail to admins@famcraft.com