Guidelines

Forum Rules

  1. Remember that Diversity is just that: a diverse place. Flaming, trolling, abusive posts, racist/sexist/bigoted language and/or images will not be tolerated. You don’t have to agree with everyone, but you do need to be kind.

  2. Do not post spam.

  3. Do not link to or post pornographic or offensive content, this includes avatars and signatures.

  4. Do not use this forum to promote, link to, or recruit other players for other minecraft servers.

  5. Ban appeals go in the ban appeal forum and must be submitted by the banned person only. Other players may NOT comment on a ban appeal that is not their own, unless given specific permission by staff.

  6. Do not abuse the forum’s “like” system. It is not there to be a popularity contest. Do not solicit other players and ask them to “like” your posts to raise your ranking. Similarly, do not create additional accounts so that you can like your own posts.

  7. Do not clutter up the forum with “First!” posts. It’s annoying, and we may delete or edit any such posts that we find.

  8. Forum members are asked NOT to backseat moderate. If you notice a post that breaks the forum rules, please report it to staff so that we can handle it.

If you are caught breaking any of the forum rules, staff may issue you a warning. Repeated or egregious offenses may result in a temporary or permanent ban from this forum. Staff reserve the right to move, remove, edit, or otherwise moderate all forum content. The determination of what is considered offensive or indecent is up to staff, not forum members or players.

 


 

Server Rules

1. Respect other players

Do not insult other players in chat (no name calling, or swearing at each other). Do not use hate speech or deliberately try to be offensive. Do not use signs or other messages to disrespect other players. Please remember that our server has players from many different backgrounds, cultures, political affiliations, religions, ages, genders, and sexualities. You do not have to like or agree with everyone, but you do need to respect them. We will not tolerate bigoted, racist, sexist, etc. players.

2. No griefing or stealing

We are not a raid or factions server. Do not take things that do not belong to you. Do not raid or grief unclaimed builds. There is NO excuse for griefing. If you discover another player has done something to you, report it to staff. Do not grief or steal from them in revenge. You will be punished for retaliatory actions. We take things like lava and TNT seriously, and players who use them against other players risk being permanently banned.

3. Don't abuse the chat system

Do not advertise for other servers in chat. Do not spam chat. Do not use chat to beg other players for anything (this can include items, teleport requests, etc). Do not use chat to insult other players (see Rule 1). Do not use hate speech in chat (see Rule 1). Use of swear words is allowed but they must not be used excessively or towards any other player or staff member. Excessive use of memes is discouraged. You must speak English in public chat. Other languages may be used in private messages.

4. No PVP except in designated areas or PVP servers

Unless you are playing on a PVP server or in a PVP zone, PVP is not allowed on Diversity. Any attempts to kill other players without consent will not be tolerated. TNT, lava, pushing, traps, etc. are all forms of PVP. Pranks of any kind are also not allowed. Do not spawn kill while in PVP areas.

5. No anti-AFK devices allowed

Levelling on the SMP server is based on time played. Going AFK is fine, but AFK time does not count toward time logged. Attempts to get around this by building anti-afk pools or devices are strictly forbidden. This includes afk fishing farms that prevent you from going AFK. If you type /afk while in the farm or pool or cart, and it brings you out of afk, it's not allowed.

6. No client hacks, cheating or server exploits

Any client mods that give you an unfair advantage over other players are not allowed and you will be banned until you remove them from your client. Only mods that give aesthetic improvements can be used, such as OptiFine, mapping mods, mods that give more information about your inventory, etc. We will NOT allow x-ray mods, flight and other movement type mods, PVP mods, building mods. If you are unsure whether a client mod is allowed, do not hesitate to ask us. Server exploits are also not allowed. This includes (but isn't limited to) item duplicators, large entity farms, elytra launchers, overuse of redstone clocks and DDOS attacks. Again, please ask if you are unsure about this.

7. Respect staff

Staff are here to assist you and to keep the server running smoothly. If a staff member asks you to stop doing something, please respect that. Do not abuse or disrespect staff in chat. If you are in need of assistance, you should ask a Helper first. Helpers may refer you higher up the chain of staff if they are unable to assist. Helpers are NOT here to help you mine, destroy your builds, or give you things. If they assist you in something like that, it is not part of their official duties.

8. Respect other players' builds and spaces

Many of our players like to build big, and like lots of space around them to do so. Please do not build close to other players without asking them if it's okay first. If you are visiting someone and they ask you to leave, please do so. Don't grief or steal from other players. Don't break other player's crops, or kill their farm animals.

9. Beware of sharing your account

If you share your account with another player (such as a sibling or friend) who does not abide by our rules, we may ban your account. Please take care that only YOU have access to your account, or that anyone you share with is fully aware of our server rules and will obey them. You take responsibility for everything that happens on your account.

10. Obey signs and written instructions

This particularly applies to public farms. Signs are there to direct you in how to use the farm without abusing the farm. Please pay attention to ALL signs and instructions. Failure to do so may result in loss of farm privileges, jail time, or possibly banning.

11. Do not circumvent a ban by logging in with an alt account

This rule should be common sense - if you are ever banned from our network, it does not mean you can log in using another account. We have tools in place to check whether a player is logging in from the same IP address as a banned player. So don't try to get around your ban, we will know.