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  1. 16 points
    You may have heard of this circus show referred to as "the US election". It's pretty big right now. We at DiversitySMP have made the decision to make our server a politics-free zone from now until this madness and the inevitable uproar afterward is over. "Hang on, what does this mean?" This means that any talk about the candidates, their stances, their sanity level, their families, the hot topics they and the media argue about discuss at length are off-limits. Just don't bring it up. If you do, a staff member or another player will politely remind you of this new rule, and ask you to please stop. If you persist in talking about whatever it is after being gently warned, you will be temporarily muted. If you still don't get that we're serious about this, you will receive a vacation from our server, otherwise known as a tempban. "But wait, what about Free Speech™?" The short answer is that your right to free speech will not be impeded by this. The long answer is that, first of all, we are not a government. Your opinion can not be censored or shut down by a government - this is why the Westboro Baptist Church are still a thing - but as a private actor DiversitySMP can tell you to STFU. Secondly, we're not preventing you from stating your deep, deep love for [insert candidate here], we're simply telling you that our server is not the right venue for it. You are perfectly free to wave signs and shout slogans and debate to your hearts content in an appropriate place, like say, facebook, or your local newspaper's letters-from-readers column, or standing on your very own rooftop. Go right ahead, knock yourself out. But this is a minecraft server, of which the majority of players are likely under the age of 13. It's not really the place to get into heated discussions about immigration, "locker-room talk", the sanctity of marriage, politicians-in-the-pockets-of-big-banks, or the dos and don'ts of private email servers. And don't even try to tell me it wouldn't get heated, cause you know it would. It always does. "Aren't you guys being hypocritical tho, since Diversity has taken a clear political stand on certain things in the past?" No, we're just decent fucking human beings who don't tolerate persecution, hatred or insults directed at anyone for their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and so on. You could angle it this way: we are protecting people from being hated on for their choice of candidate by banning any and all mention of it. And while we don't allow anyone to talk shit about a person for their religion for example, we also wouldn't let them preach or attempt to convert people on our server. 'Cause, again, this is not the place for it. So please, keep that shit away from Diversity. That's all we ask. Take it elsewhere, and let this place be a calm island in the turbulent seas of today. Let people log in knowing that they won't be exposed to somebody's political agenda or opinions, because there's more than enough of it everywhere else. Thank you. Love, Satan
  2. 13 points
    Welcome to the first month of spring! Now we all know why you clicked on this, so let's not beat around the bush New Helpers: Out of 61 applicants we've selected 11 players whose applications and server history were a cut above the rest. Since it's such a large number we've split them into two groups (roughly based on timezones), and will be promoting & teaching group 1 first and group 2 next week. The chosen ones are: Group 1: Knightman @Knightman OverlordBigZ @BigZ St1les @CaptainGally SteelyEyed @SteelyEyed Thunderwiley23 @Thunder Vryx @Vryx Group 2: Benlin12 @Benlin12 Loubeedoo @Loubee1000 MarcSpector SailWizzard TetrisNerd @TetrisNerd Please join us in congratulating them! And a big, heartfelt thank you to everyone who applied. If you didn't get in this time, don't fret - the competition was hyuuuge! We will need more Helpers again in the future, and you can apply again then. When will that be? We’re not certain since it depends on how active our current batch turn out to be, but since it’s March, we’ll probably open up Helper applications again before the end of the year. Community Build Project: If you’re interested in participating in Diversity’s first, huge Community Build, please make sure to have a look at the thread above! Through voting we have chosen to build a canal city (like Venice), and now it’s time to decide what buildings we want in our city and what kind of style we’d like it to be in (fantasy, contemporary, medieval, etc). And remember, if you don’t voice your opinion you forfeit the right to complain once the project kicks off The Admin team expands: Due to increased real-life obligations for our admin team, we’ve chosen to bolster our numbers and take on one more. Bucky has been a steadfast rock ever since he joined the staff team: always around, ready & willing to help, and looking for ways to streamline and improve how we work. It should be no surprise to anyone that we’ve saddled him with additional duties and picking up our slack Congratulations, Bucky! Please send him thoughtful sympathy cards and join us in commiserating with him over all his new responsibilities! Woohoo! Gif party! . . . *ahem* That’s all for this month, don’t forget to like us on Facebook for additional updates sprinkled between the monthly posts. You can also follow our Instagram to see featured builds and players. Love, Satan & the Diversity staff team
  3. 13 points
    You lied. Maybe you should try removing your hacks and stop cheating. Well we sure proved that wrong didn't we. Again. Well done. Like I said before I unbanned you:
  4. 12 points
    So with the internet being anonymous I've always wondered about the person behind the name, and how their name or avatar portrays themselves in-game and if it is even a close match. I'd like to create a post in which players are able to put a face to their name if they wish as I am always curious who I'm actually talking to online. I understand people will most likely be shy for their own reasons and should feel no pressure to post unless they are comfortable doing so. Well, guess it's time to get started (Yes, I have a potato head, I know :P)
  5. 12 points
    First i was thinking.. Then i was thinking maybe... But then i was like....
  6. 12 points
    @Turbotailz @Zoredache @Lucifer @Mouse I'll be making more if any other staff wants one, just let me know After staff, I'll make some for players
  7. 12 points
    You're a fucking joke. What the hell makes you think we want something who "hates fags" on our server? We're an open community that welcomes everyone, as long as they can follow our rules. Our number 1 rule happens to be: So, you could have totally been a part of our community, if you had simply left your hateful views at the door. But no, you decided that you really needed to let everyone know how you feel about homosexuality: These are the only messages you sent during your very short stay. With that information, let me break down your ban appeal... I don't believe you expressed your beliefs at all. You said "fuck gays" and that you "like the Westboro Baptist Church", none of this actually supports your beliefs, just that you're a twat. This just makes you sound like a complete douche nozzle (ie. an attachment for a device that helps flush out unwanted excretions from your bowels, usually used by gay men, offended yet?). Good for them. Quite frankly, I don't care. As long as they keep their beliefs to themselves, they are welcome to stay. That is, of course, if you're telling the truth. Which I don't think you actually are. Okay, so let's just say that God is in fact real, and that he created everything, does that not also include homosexual people? And why is it wrong? I think it helps with the population issues we're currently facing in this day and age. Up the bum = no babies! Heterosexuals could totally learn a thing or two from us. I believe that homosexuals deserve a chance to live wonderful, fabulous lives without being hassled by people like you. Do you still think your beliefs matter as much as mine? So, you want everyone to be equal, except for fags? That's quite a contradiction! To be honest, I think you're just a terrible troll and are simply looking for attention in all the wrong places. Have fun in the real world with that attitude, kid. Your ban appeal has been denied (surprisingly), sorry! Much love - a raging homosexual xoxo
  8. 11 points
    April Monthly Update! EASTER EGG HUNT?! That's right! We will be holding another Easter egg hunt on DiversitySMP. Unlike last year's egg hunt, we have a brand new grand location for everyone to hunt for these eggs. The other staff and I have been working hard on and off for a couple of months to prepare for this big event. We will be running a few hunts over a certain time period so everyone will get their fair chance of gathering the most eggs. At the end of the event, participants will be able to exchange their eggs for a prize(s) depending on the amount of eggs each one has picked up. Keep your eyes open because we will be posting an official event announcement where you can learn about the event and what it all includes. (So please don't egg us on. ) Community Build Project It seems like it's been forever since we told you guys about this event. We promise it WILL happen, but after the Easter event. There are still a few things to work out at the event grounds, and hopefully by next month we will be able to start. Please hang in there and wait just a tad bit longer. Schematica Mod? We've been a bit lenient about this in the past, but after discussion among the staff, no mods that help/build for you are allowed on DiversitySMP. For those of you who don't know what this mod is, there are different features to it that help players build, such as holograms that show where to place blocks to build. It sort of acts as a blueprint. There is also a feature that places blocks for the player. This is why we cannot allow this mod. It prevents you from going AFK even when you aren't actually placing blocks. Therefor it's anti-AFKing. New Admin?! Next time you see @Impling make sure to congratulate him for becoming Admin. He started (and finished) work on April 1st. Not much to say this much, but it's something. Thanks for reading, and get eggcited for our big Easter event!! -Bucky and Staff
  9. 11 points
    So I'm still making changes to it, but here it is so far @Turbotailz @Zoredache @Mouse @Lucifer
  10. 11 points
    While I love the fact that you guys are discussing ways to improve how people play on the server, I think this has been done completely wrong. Before deciding on something, you should always discuss why it is needed, don't skip straight to how. All I see in this thread is how the fly mode will be used on the server. This is not something we should be discussing at all, yet, especially if the majority of people are against having fly accessible to players in the first place. I want to see arguments for and against /fly. Why should we let people have access to it? What benefits will it have for a Survival server? What problems will it cause for everyone (especially staff)? For the record, I am against players being able to fly: It is a survival server People are capable of creating amazing things without flying, thus it is more rewarding once someone finishes something purely in survival How would we distinguish between someone who is flying legitimately and someone who is fly hacking? This also adds a whole lot of other problems that staff are likely to start having to deal with, such as flying entitlement, complaints from people who can't fly, the list can go on We have to figure out how, which is already being discussed, but it's complicated. Feel free to continue the discussion but unless we actually see some good debate for and against flying, we are not going to even think about adding it.
  11. 10 points
    List of lovers KIlk and Whatevahhh Mut and Ace Luci and Mouse Kilk's other 'many grills' 412, Hani, Kilk - 'Love triangle' *cough* threesome *cough* Dark and Karly Finally, Red - who is #ForeverAlone
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    Hi Section28, I've been coming onto the server lately and remaining quiet for an hour or two to observe the dynamics of the server. During these times of quiet, I've seen some stuff from you that concerns me, and so I brought it up to the other staff members. Diversity is a server where people from all backgrounds, ages, social classes, gender, etc... should come to to feel safe. Our rules are set up to encourage this, but the only one I'm going to talk about is "treat people with respect." It's this concept that we have a huge problem with. For example, I logged on last week to this comment: Aug 21, 16, 9:30:22am Section28 Chat It isn't hard to be racist to the French and frankly, this French mod wasn't impressed. Rather than react, I kept my mouth shut to try to learn the context of your speech, and what followed was talk about the hispanic culture: Aug 21, 16, 9:31:54am Section28 Chat In the US we get taught Spanish, but most non-hispanic Americans don't care to speak it Aug 21, 16, 9:32:26am Section28 Chat Spanish just gives me a headache to hear Aug 21, 16, 9:33:07am Section28 Chat And I live in a city where Americans are the minority to hispanics Aug 21, 16, 9:33:58am Section28 Chat It really isnt racism, Racism is discrimination towards PEOPLE, not language Aug 21, 16, 9:35:05am Section28 Chat I would bring up the sensitivity argument, but I probably shouldnt Now, when some members called you out for the microaggression, (412 was AFK, and I was invisible watching to see how it would go down), you simply say that they're being oversensitive. Seriously? Aug 26, 16, 4:14:24pm Section28 Chat BLM has evolved from a genuine movement into a hateful, racist shitshow like the KKK Aug 26, 16, 4:16:33pm Section28 Chat Does anyone here live in Africa? Aug 26, 16, 8:28:09pm Section28 Chat I think we spend too much on social welfare on people who are too lazy too work Aug 26, 16, 8:26:57pm Section28 Chat Problem with Conservatives: Keeps too much money. Liberals: No concept of money Oh FFS. IJUSTCANT. So listen. There's more. A lot more. I went back only a week into your logs. It's filled with so much terrible stuff. Like seriously fucking awful. You make rape jokes. You make disparaging comments about women, about poor people, about French people, about Black people. About Hispanic/Latin people. ... and this was all in the course of just last week. The micro-aggression has to end. Diversity is not your personal soapbox. Our players are women. They're poor people. They're French people, black people, brown people, and everything in between. They're conservative and liberal. -- And let's face it, a lot of our players are children -- and I am not okay with teaching them that this is the new normal.
  15. 10 points
    Hey ___Finn, I joined in to this "competition" a little bit after it started, to see you type in chat: "ur dick is so big i wanna suk it", Being something we generally don't accept around here, I muted you before you continued to say/msg things like this and so I could handle the situation, the mute was never permanent, simply something to allow me to investigate into what was happening. Pulling up your logs I found some rather disgusting things, including this; Not only is this rather.. disgusting, it's violating Rule #1: 'Respect other players'. In my opinion, Making fun of someones penis size, is generally not a funny thing, nor is it tolerated on our server. However, That's not all I found; We are a diverse server (hence the name 'Diversity') meaning our server has players from many different backgrounds, cultures, political affiliations, religions, ages, genders, and sexualities. Because of this, we don't allow anyone to mock these backgrounds, therefore practically blacklisting some of these derogatory terms, Including what you said there. Again violation of Rule #1: 'Respect other players'. Then we have this, two examples of blatant disrespect towards other players in our community, strictly against our rules (Rule #1) and is something we don't take lightly. You weren't the only one to be punished in this situation, You were just the first, If that helps. Sure, people disagreed, as they did with your ban. Yet that doesn't make punishment unjustified. If we unbanned every player that another player thought shouldn't be banned, I doubt there would be a banned player In conclusion; Look, I understand your situation about your "Roasting" being asked for. However, I strongly believe you've crossed the line from friendly banter/roasting to full out vulgar disrespect. Quoting Urban Dictionary, Roast: "To humorously humiliate someone with a well-timed joke, diss or comeback." What you have said isn't: Funny in any way; A well-timed joke; nor a comeback of any sorts.. So I wouldn't regard it as a valid entry for this competition, nor a valid entry for being part of our server. Unless you give me a better reason, this appeal is denied.
  16. 10 points
    This is a main factor on why your ban was made permanent. After talking through with staff, we decided it's best you don't visit our server anymore. Your attitude towards other players, and comments are NOT welcome here. We strive to have a very comfortable and friendly server. Please, have a good day.
  17. 10 points
    Hello Diversity Players! Myself and Bucky recently relaunched the Diversity Newspapers! What is that you ask? Its a weekly newspaper that updates you on the server. How can I get these? You can get these by subscribing to the newspaper. Every Monday we restock your newspapers and put them in your designated chests. Where are these chests? Just past the help board you can find our stand and nearby it you can find your designated chest with instructions. /mail jazzberryjam if you are interested in subscribing. Also if you would like an article in the newspaper they are 3 diamonds! There are now more spots available!
  18. 9 points
    UPDATE: Applications are now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied. We will now go through the selection process which may take a while, we'll let you know by email if you made the cut. Hey everyone, been a while! Diversity has been getting a little quiet lately. We're aware of this and have some plans to help get things back in order. A few staff members have resigned in the last few months, so we're looking to expand our team once again. As of today, we are now accepting new Helper applications. What is a Helper? We don't often talk about what "Helpers" do on Diversity and I'd like to explain their role. Helpers are our first line of support for all players. They have a few basic tools at hand to help with many situations, like checking logs to see who has taken something out of a chest, or temporarily removing a troublesome player from the server. Helpers not only help the players, they help the Moderators and Admins as well. By taking care of certain tasks, the Helpers allow the higher levelled staff to do their jobs easier. What is required of a Helper? It's not just a fancy green tag next to your name, as a helper you will be required to: Encourage good behaviour in game and follow all the rules - lead by example. Be the first line of response to players needing assistance in chat. Perform routine checks of our various public farms, communicating with other staff as you do so. Use the staff communication platform Slack to notify other staff of certain events online. Take part in regular monthly staff meetings on Slack. Help the moderators/admins as needed. We tend to be quite strict with staff responsibilities, so if we find you are not pulling your weight, demotion is possible. If you think you're up to the tasks involved, please apply. Who can apply for Helper? We encourage everyone to apply, however we can't accept applications from all of you. Please be aware of the following: You must be at least 13 years old. We use tools such as Google Drive and Slack which restrict usage to people over the age of 13. Having multiple warnings, kicks or bans can negatively affect your application. If you've had a history of breaking our rules then you're unlikely to make it as a Helper. If you're unsure, apply anyway. There is no SMP level requirement but having more time played on Diversity will certainly give you an advantage over others. Please don't apply if your only reasoning for being a Helper is that it's "cool". We want people who genuinely want to help the players and staff, and to help the network evolve. If you've read and understood the above and still want to give a shot at becoming a Helper - apply now. Applications close Sunday 19th November. But don't leave quite yet! We are also looking to better our Vanilla server and build up a dedicated player base. In order to do that, we will need to take on a few players who will specifically look over and moderate the Vanilla server. What is a Vanilla Mod? The Vanilla Mod position is a new role to Diversity. We've decided to create it to give the Vanilla server some love that it deserves. Vanilla Mods will help run the server and be in charge of organizing community events, design a set of rules, and moderate the server. These Moderators will be in charge of checking logs and banning players when issues arise on the server. They will be able to fly and use creative mode, although this should be used at the bare minimum as the whole idea for a vanilla server is to keep it vanilla. They will not have staff powers on the SMP server, but will have access to tools we all use such as Slack and our Google Drive. If they need help or have any questions, the admins will be able to help there too. The requirements to become a Vanilla Moderator are the same as those to become a Helper on SMP. If you have any further questions or concerns, please ask them. This is a brand new role and we are still working out the kinks. Now if you've read and understood the following and are interested in becoming a Vanilla Mod, click here to apply - apply now. Applications close Sunday 19th November.
  19. 9 points
    NEW MODERATORS? Yes, new Moderators. Over 6 months ago, we promoted a group of players to Helpers. All of them have brought something unique and beneficial to our Staff team, but some really shined. So, 6 months later, we are ready to announce that we are promoting @Loubee1000and @SteelyEyed to Moderators. They have both proven to be excellent assets to our team and we believe they will do great as Mods. Congratulations to you two. You deserve it! That's really all I have to say at the moment. Thanks, Bucky
  20. 9 points
    It’s Summer everyone! The time of the year when people go out and have fun! Now that a lot of are out of school we’re all more active. For this month diversity’s hard working newspaper staff has brought a recap a lot of the wonderful things that happened recently this month on diversity. Our great admin Zore has been working really hard and added some mini-games to our server hub that another one of lovely admins Mouse made! Zore also has updated our vanilla server to 1.12 our smp server to the new world of color! We now get to use all the concrete we’ve all been eagerly waiting for. Some people have already been hoarding gravel and sand to fulfill all their concrete needs. We also have a new mob that we can all have as a pet; the parrot! Summer fun has just begun! With school being out and everyone playing, the server is crazy busy and the server gets laggy. Everyone is also going on vacation which leads to some absence from the server. Most players go to the beach to relax and have fun. However, the beach is not the only place people go. We hear people going to the Philippines, Paris, and many other places also! Some of our older players wanted to earn extra money, so they got a summer job. Take time off this summer to enjoy the environment in the world around you and pop on to say “Hi!” to some of your friends time to time! Staff are even starting up a new competition this summer; the Sand Building Event! Make sure to stay tuned in dates and all on the forum and in-game! (Photo credits to Knightman) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DRAMA! HERE’S THE SCOOP! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Zore Has Been Captured!?!? Recently on Diversity our wonderful Admin, Zoredache, was captured and encased in obsidian whilst AFK! The captors were Eye (Eyeopening), Bec (BecLabradoodle) and Violet (Violet_6)! How could they do such a horrible thing?! With Diversity’s wonderful staff on the case, all three criminals have been captured and dealt with. We all doubt they would try such to commit such a horrible crime ever again... His captors underestimated him very much and with his super admin hack powers, he broke through the casing with no problems! Zore is free and everyone is safe! For now… Mwuahaha! Too Many Villagers!!!! Violet (Violet_6) has recently got herself a nice efficient villager breeder, but of course not made by herself, but by the man himself, Knight (Knightman). The breeder is great and Violet now has a steady supply of villagers and has some nice librarians with some sweet trades. (Get some nice enchanted books at Plot 1209) Violet is pretty much set and doesn’t need anymore villagers but Knight is obsessed! He is constantly sneaking behind the scenes and constantly feeding Violet’s villagers causing a villager OVERFLOW. (As you can see in the picture above.) Creepy Yellow Statue????? Biggs (OverlordBigZ) is a great guy but he can be a little...creepy at times. He dropped by at Violet’s (Violet_6)base and decided to model for her??? He starts following Violet round her base with a clock dressed in all yellow! He brought all the everything he had that was yellow including: two yellow shields, full gold armor and Vryx’s head. Quoting the man himself, “Creepy yellow statue, with Vryx’s head follows me.” He describe his own creepy actions perfectly! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- INTERVIEWING OUR STAFF! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The News team set aside some time to interview our lovely staff; 1 member from each staff ranking (Admin, Moderator, Helper)! We voted on choosing and we have interviewed… OverlordBigZ! (Helper) Zoredache! (Admin) and OnMy412Ish! (Moderator) Here’s what they said! OVERLORDBIGZ OverlordBigZ, known as “Biggs”, joined June 19th of 2015, from a quick google of survival servers, and is level 21 on the SMP server. He’s a helper on the server who enjoys being on on the staff team because it doesn’t need to check thousands of players compared to others and keeps him busy and calm at times. He applied on the last helper application, after applying 3 other times, and was accepted. He applied because he always liked to help people by answering their questions and keeping the server “fit”. He loves Diversity because it’s friendly, not too hard to survive and get resources, and it’s not that frustrating- most of the time. He says his experience has been pleasant so far and he loves the fact it’s nice to play on and there’s many projects to do. He’s taken 2 breaks from the server in the past; one that lasted a week and another that for a month due to an obsession over Hypixel Skywars. He says he has too many friends! Apart from SMP, his favorite server is the Vanilla server. Biggs’s favorite shop plots are 1002, 1004, and 909. His most embarrassing moment on Diversity is the time that he was going for lvl16, and there 5 minutes left for the level up, he got Redst0ned and posed for 5 mins, to find out he still had 1 day until the level up! Poor Biggs! ZOREDACHE Zoredache, commonly known as Zore, is an Admin on the server and joined Diversity due to an old reddit server that Turbo posted onto. He enjoys Diversity due to the niceness of people, and loves SMP and skyblock, including the fact that they don’t reset. He doesn’t dislike anything about the server and claims if he did, then he’d talk with the other staff to change it, however, if he were Microsoft, he’d kick Mojang into gear and have them make an official plugin API instead of hackly crap they have now! He joined on August 13th of 2014 and says his experience so far has been fine. He stayed on Diversity since because being part of the staff gave him a “job” so he felt obligated to play to a certain degree, but also enjoys the people and game itself. He can get bored or run out of ideas but since he enjoys skyblock so much, he builds a new island every now and then to keep him busy. He’s never taken a break or been punished from Diversity. Zore’s had fun on Diversity and has met nice people that adds onto his enjoyment for building freely. He enjoys being staff but being a level 27 player, and like most other staff, he doesn’t enjoy when there are trolls or player conflicts. He became staff because he thought he could be helpful and wanted to help keep the server online so it would stay up for a long time. His favorite server is skyblock, and the only thing he thinks the server should improve is upgrading it so it can handle more players before it lags. He has an embarrassing story which he calls “The Great Trench” but we have no further details on it…Time to spill, Zore! ONMY412ISH OnMy412Ish, known as 412, is a level 30 player on the server who joined on July 17th of 2015 due to looking for a server where he knew his stuff would be kept safe! His favorite thing about Diversity is the friendships he’s made over the years. 412 applied for staff in the beginning of 2016- he felt that he had enough experience on the server to fulfil the helper role. He loves being apart of the staff team and just dislikes the occasional troll. He says the community seemed to be along the lines of what he was looking after and he found himself having a good time! He didn’t really take any breaks, but has gotten to know a few people whom he could consider to be good friends. His favorite server other than SMP would be Vanilla; he likes to get the real Minecraft feel every once in awhile with no /back or tp’ing. He says he loves that the server offers what he looks for in the game and he can’t think of any changes to make the experience better! We love you 412!!!! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SHOUTOUTS/ADS: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Shoutout to my instagram @potatobox900 TheOnlyPowerGuy is making redstone contraptions for people. Price negotiable. I make anything at all that uses redstone. MHF_Sxxtt- If You Are Looking For Cheap AF Valuables And Books Come To 1308! Knightman- Check out the Knight’s Island Amusement Park! Located in “Places” after /warp hub! Pass2144- Come buy redstone and etc. from Pass’s shop at 612! PaoloArcuri- Plot 411; I sell obsidian, hardened clay, purpur, and stone for cheap prices. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ADVICE! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As this is the first edition of Diversity Chronicles, we, the news team thought it would be a better idea this month to give you some generalised advice as you are probably unsure of what kinds of advice you could ask. To answer this question, feel free next month to ask anything, whether it is personal, related to DiversityMC, or just Minecraft. This month we thought we could give some advice on good YouTuber’s and some links to tutorials that are tried and tested on Diversity. Auto Cow Farm The first worth mentioning is Tango Tek: he does a tutorial on a handy auto cow farm, it helps to make breeding quicker and has killing and cooking automated, (once the babies are grown). However the auto killing feature can be turned off, meaning with a Looting III sword you can kill and get loads of steak and leather easily. Compact Villager Breeder This is something we always get asked about on Diversity and I have not only built this myself several times but have also recommended and built for others. The tutorial is by Unarybit, he explains the dynamics of breeding extensively and offers a world download that can run you through it. The Breeder itself is so easy to make and as long as you keep the villagers well fed you will have an endless supply of babies. Auto Super-Fast Crop Farm This is built by ImpulseSV and is classed as a nano-farm, it utilises a tonne of bonemeal to give you stacks of vegetables in very little time. It is also really easy to build and requires little redstone experience and equipment. The only down side is the bonemeal needed to get a lot produced. However if you need stuff fast this is the one for you. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THANK YOU!! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks for reading Diversity’s first issue for the news! Stay tuned to next month to see birthdays, new players, and some cool art! Have any recommendations? Post a comment! Also, help us out by taking this BIRTHDAY POLL! https://goo.gl/forms/Yg2DEy3vE38G9RbH2 -Diversity News Staff
  21. 9 points
    I decided to write this post to provide information and transparency. Whether you have contributed to Diversity in the past, are a current supporter, are thinking about supporting Diversity or if you're a parent who has been approached by their child asking to buy a rank on our Minecraft server, you should read this post. There are many expenses involved in keeping Diversity running. When you purchase a subscription or contribute a donation, you are helping us cover costs for the following: Dedicated server for all Minecraft server/world data - $139.99 USD per month Dedicated server for all database data - $79.00 USD per month Back-up storage - $16.00 USD per month "diversitysmp.com" domain name - $13.95 USD per year "diversitymc.net" domain name - $13.95 USD per year Web hosting - $119.40 USD per year BuyCraft service - £4.99 GBP per month IPS Community Suite (Forums & Gallery) - $35.00 per 6 months Note: there are some other one-off payments such as premium resources bought from spigotmc.org, these usually do not exceed $10 USD. We spend approximately $259 USD per month to run Diversity. Our goal is to receive $300 USD in player contributions per month. By having our goal larger than our expected costs, it grants us a small safety net for months when donation goals are not met. Funds from player contributions will only ever go towards expenses that keep the server running. With additional funding support, our goal is to purchase better hardware and development services to improve the gaming experience across the Diversity network. Donations will never be used for personal gain. We simply wish to provide a safe and fun community for everyone. If you ever have any questions regarding fees or any other financial information regarding Diversity, please send me an email at turbotailz@diversitysmp.com and I'll happily answer any queries for you. To all our supporters, thank you, your contributions help keep Diversity alive and well.
  22. 9 points
    MONTHLY UPDATE: MAY 2017 - Birthday Edition! We are very excited to celebrate the third anniversary of Diversity (May 10th) Our server has grown and expanded exponentially over the years. Along with the growth of the server, came the growth of our amazing community. Of course, people come and go, but our community has always been a warm and inviting one. Diversity's staff team has grown and developed as well. I myself have been lucky enough to play and work along side an amazing group of people I never would have met without this place. Now enough with the sappy stuff, let's get on with this! BIRTHDAY EVENTS! Yes, in light of our third birthday, we will be hosting some fun events throughout the day of May 10th. Here's what the events team has got in store: Giant cake/hedge maze Cake Race! Stay tuned for more information about these events. You will not want to miss the chance to win the prizes we have in store. SOME SHOP CHANGES We are still in the design stages of what we actually plan on doing, but things are going to change when it comes to shops on the server. With the increase of new players and players level 5 and up, the shop warp has become plump full of shops. There are 142 plots in the shop warp, and they are all full! It can sometimes be hard to find your way through the shop warp, and it can also cause a crazy amount of lag for our players. So, what are we going to do about it? We are going to introduce shopping malls, which will be located in a few separate locations across the server. The plan is our higher level players will be able to build shops in a new, less crowded area where players can shop more easily. I am not going to go in depth, as I don't want to make any promises I cannot keep. Although, I will promise you will all hear about it when the time comes. BAN APPEALS In spite of players being permanently banned and returning to post a ban appeal, the staff team has concluded that we will not take any ban appeals from permanently banned players until 6 months after their first ban appeal. For example: If they are banned on March 1st they can come and appeal on March 15th, that's fine. But they may not appeal again in June, cause it hasn't been 6 months since their last appeal. Pro tip: Just don't get yourself banned, okay? DIVERSITY NEWS Whatevahhh and Stiles have worked to create the Diversity News. Quite a few people applied to take on roles to help with the newspaper. Here is your Diversity News Team: @Violet_6 Khanquebueno Pass2144 @DaeFrontinx @dragonfriend410 @ChaiseRocks Nickothebuilder BecLabradoodle Knightman SAYING GOODBYE, FOR NOW, TO SOME AMAZING PEOPLE @Ale @Tuff You two have served this server well and have proven yourselves worthy time and time again. We really hope you'll keep in touch and maybe one day return. Good luck with life. And thank you, -Staff
  23. 9 points
    Update, since you're being patient: Staff are still discussing your ban appeal. Thus far only one staff member has been willing to advocate for your return, and quite a few are definitively against it. Some are undecided. Unfortunately, your past actions have cast some of your appeal in an unfavorable light. There is some concern that you talk a good game here, when you're trying to get unbanned, but that if you returned to the server and no staff were around to watch you, or if you were told in chat that you were treading on thin ice, that your reaction would be as it was in the past -- to continue to argue and cause problems. The name change, in my personal opinion, does go some way toward showing you're in earnest about changing. Did you pick those three characters for any specific reason?
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    Hey all, Hope you like it Also, a little 16x16px icon Diversity.zip
  27. 9 points
    Very much "Napping 101", I am the king of being able to take a nap anywhere at any time. I think @Lucifer said she might be able to teach me a thing or two, so she can teach "Advanced Napping" but i think i got 101 down to an art form.
  28. 9 points
    You may be thinking “hey, it’s a little early for Halloween, Canadian Thanksgiving isn’t even over yet!” and you’re right, it is early for Halloween but we wanted to give you all the time you need to plan. This year, the Diversity community is going trick-or-treating and it’s up to you whether visitors to your home get a trick, a treat, or something good to eat. So how is this going to work? Build a Halloween themed display at your base or somewhere in the wilds. Whatever you want to build; big or small, spooky or sweet. Remember to claim your space. Decide on what you’d like to give out for Halloween and collect or craft 10 identical pieces/stacks of that item and put them into a chest near your display. This can be the Minecraft equivalent of either a full-sized chocolate bar, a toothbrush, or anything in between, it's up to you! Just remember, whatever you give the staff 10 of, each player will get 1 of when they visit your display. Feel free to name or enchant your gifts, just remember to give each item the exact same name and enchants. Fill out the form here with your player name and the coordinates where you would like players to land when they come trick or treating. Put the chest with the 10 items at these coordinates. This is where your “Trick or Treat” sign that dispenses items will be. If you’d like that sign to be somewhere else in the build, please provide those coordinates in the "comments" box. Staff will take it from here, setting up signs and warps in time for Halloween! Your form must be received by October 19 to allow time for staff to set up before the event begins Trick-or-Treating will take place from October 24-October 31. Please ask all questions about this event in this thread as Merga's PC is broken and she will not be on the server to provide answers.
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    Hello everyone! I hope you're having a good time because it's about to get better! I am very excited to present new kits to you all Zoredache, myself and a few other staff have been working hard on this project. To give credit where credit is due: a lot of the new kits have been based on mutleymuffin's thread posted a while ago here. So without any further to say, here are the new, AMAZING, updated kits: Starter Unlocked at: Level 1 Cooldown: One use only Contents: 1x Golden Shovel 2x Chest 64x Torch 64x Baked Potato 1x Iron Sword 1x Iron Pickaxe 24x Leather 16x Apple 1x Saddle 1x Nametag Farmer Unlocked at: Level 2 Cooldown: 2 days Contents: 1x Iron Hoe 1x Water Bucket 32x Seeds 16x Potato 16x Carrots 8x Pumpkin Seeds 8x Melon Seeds 2x Lead 8x Sugar Canes 32x Bone Meal 8x Cocoa Beans 16x Beetroot Seeds Farmer Pro Unlocked at: Level 13 Cooldown: 1 week Contents: 1x Diamond Hoe - Unbreaking III 2x Water Bucket 64x Seeds 32x Potato 32x Carrots 16x Pumpkin Seeds 16x Melon Seeds 8x Hay Bale 4x Lead 32x Beetroot Seeds 16x Sugar Canes 16x Cocoa Beans 64x Bone Meal 32x Glowstone 16x Pistons 16x Sticky Pistons 32x Redstone Torches 32x Redstone Dust Miner Unlocked at: Level 3 Cooldown: 2 days Contents: 2x Iron Pickaxes 1x Diamond Pickaxe 64x Torch 1x Water Bucket 8x Oak Log 32x Cooked Steak Miner Pro Unlocked at: Level 14 Cooldown: 1 week Contents: 1x Diamond Pickaxe - Unbreaking III - Efficiency V - Silk Touch I 1x Diamond Pickaxe - Unbreaking III - Efficiency V - Fortune III 128x Torch 1x Water Bucket 16x Oak Log 64x Cooked Steak Explorer Unlocked at: Level 4 Cooldown: 3 days Contents: 1x Compass 1x Clock 1x Bed 16x Ender Pearls 32x Golden Carrots 1x Saddle 1x Book and Quill 1x Iron Horse Armor 64x Torches 1x Boat Explorer pro Unlocked at: Level 15 Cooldown: 1 week Contents: 1x Compass 1x Clock 1x Bed 32x Ender Pearls 64x Golden Carrots 1x Saddle 1x Book and Quill 1x Diamond Horse Armor 128x Torches 1x Boat Fisherman (you're welcome Magus) Unlocked at: Level 5 Cooldown: 4 days Contents: 1x Fishing Rod - Unbreaking III 16x Raw Fish 8x Cooked Fish 16x Raw Salmon 8x Cooked Salmon 16x Clownfish 16x Pufferfish Fishermanpro Unlocked at: Level 16 Cooldown: 1 week Contents: 1x Fishing Rod - Unbreaking III - Lure III - Luck Of The Sea III 64x Raw Fish 32x Cooked Fish 64x Raw Salmon 32x Cooked Salmon 32x Clownfish 32x String 32x Pufferfish Builder Unlocked at: Level 6 Cooldown: 4 days Contents: 64x Stone 32x Quartz Block 32x Brick 32x Glass Block 32x Clay Block 32x Hardened Clay 32x Purpur Blocks 32x Sandstone 32x Red Sandstone 64x End Stone 32x Granite 32x Diorite 32x Andesite 32x Prismarine 32x Prismarine Bricks 32x Dark Prismarine 16x Bone Blocks Builderpro Unlocked at: Level 17 Cooldown: 1 week Contents: 128x Stone 128x Quartz Block 128x Brick 128x Glass Block 128x Clay Block 64x Hardened Clay 64x Purpur Blocks 64x Sandstone 64x Red Sandstone 128x End Stone 64x Granite 64x Diorite 64x Andesite 32x Obsidian 32x Mossy Stone Bricks 32x Cracked Stone Bricks 32x Chiseled Stone Bricks 64x Prismarine 64x Prismarine Bricks 64x Dark Prismarine 32x Bone Blocks 64x Nether Bricks 64x Red Nether Bricks 32x Netherwart Blocks 32x Magma Blocks Redstoner Unlocked at: Level 7 Cooldown: 4 days Contents: 16x Redstone Repeaters 64x Redstone Dust 8x Redstone Comparators 16x Pistons 16x Sticky Pistons 16x Dispensers 16x Droppers 16x Hoppers 16x Levers 16x Redstone Blocks 16x Redstone Lamps 16x Tripwire Hooks 32x String Redstoner pro Unlocked at: Level 18 Cooldown: 1 week Contents: 32x Redstone Repeaters 128x Redstone Dust 16 Redstone Comparators 32x Pistons 32x Sticky Pistons 32x Dispensers 32x Droppers 32x Hoppers 32x Levers 32x Redstone Blocks 32x Redstone Lamps 16x Daylight Sensor 16x Iron Trapdoors 32x Tripwire Hooks 64x String Attacker Unlocked at: Level 8 Cooldown: 4 days Contents: 1x Diamond Sword 1x Diamond Axe 1x Bow 32x Arrows 1x Diamond Helmet 1x Diamond Chestplate 1x Diamond Leggings 1x Diamond Boots 1x Iron Horse Armor 1x Shield 5x Golden Apples 32x Spectral Arrows Attacker pro Unlocked at: Level 19 Cooldown: 4 weeks (28 days) Contents: 1x Diamond Sword - Sharpness V - Unbreaking III - Knockback II - Fire Aspect II - Looting III 1x Diamond Axe - Efficiency V - Unbreaking III 1x Bow - Power V - Punch II - Unbreaking III 32x Arrows 1x Diamond Helmet - Protection IV - Unbreaking III - Respiration III - Thorns III 1x Diamond Chestplate - Protection IV - Unbreaking III - Thorns III 1x Diamond Leggings - Protection IV - Unbreaking III - Thorns III 1x Diamond Boots - Protection IV - Unbreaking III - Thorns III - Depth Strider III 1x Diamond Horse Armor 1x Shield 32 Golden Apples 64x Spectral Arrows Enchanter Unlocked at: Level 9 Cooldown: 4 days Contents: 1x Anvil 16x Bookshelf 1x Enchant Table 8x Book 32x Lapis Lazuli 64x Bottle Of Enchanting 8x Emeralds Enchanterpro Unlocked at: Level 20 Cooldown: 2 weeks Contents: 2x Anvil 32x Bookshelf 1x Enchant Table 64x Book 64x Lapis Lazuli 128x Bottle Of Enchanting 64x Emeralds 2x Unbreaking III 2x Efficiency V 2x Fortune III 2x Silk Touch 2x Protection IV 2x Looting III 2x Mending Brewer Unlocked at: Level 10 Cooldown: 4 days Contents: 1x Brewing Stand 1x Cauldron 16x Glass Bottle 16x Nether Wart 16x Glowstone 16x Redstone 16x Fermented Spider Eye 16x Gunpowder 16x Magma Cream 16x Sugar 16x Glistering Melon 16x Ghast Tears 16x Blaze Powder 16x Golden Carrot 16x Puffer Fish 16x Mushroom 16x Rabbit's Foot Brewerpro Unlocked at: Level 21 Cooldown: 2 weeks Contents: 4x Brewing Stand 4x Cauldron 64x Glass Bottle 64x Nether Wart 64x Glowstone 64x Redstone 64x Fermented Spider Eye 64x Gunpowder 32x Magma Cream 32x Sugar 32x Glistering Melon 32x Ghast Tears 32x Blaze Powder 32x Golden Carrot 32x Puffer Fish 32x Musroom 32x Rabbit Foot Cookielord Unlocked at: Level 11 Cooldown: 1 week Contents: 256x Cookies 3x Cakes 1x Notch Apple 3x Golden Apples 4x Name Tags 1x Beacon 8x Gold Blocks 1x Diamond Block 32x Iron Blocks 8x Emerald Blocks Cookielordpro Unlocked at: Level 22 Cooldown: 2 weeks Contents: 384x Cookies 6x Cakes 3x Notch Apple 32x Golden Apples 8x Name Tags 2x Beacon 16 Gold Blocks 2x Diamond Block 64x Iron Blocks 16x Emerald Blocks Musician Unlocked at: Level 12 Cooldown: 10 days Contents: 1x JukeBox 32x Noteblocks 1x C418 - 13 1x C418 - Cat 1x C418 - blocks Musicianpro Unlocked at: Level 23 Cooldown: 30 days Contents: 4x Juke Box 64x Noteblocks 1x C418 - 13 1x C418 - Cat 1x C418 - blocks 1x C418 - chirp 1x C418 - far 1x C418 - mall 1x C418 - mellohi 1x C418 - stal 1x C418 - strad 1x C418 - ward 1x C418 - 11 1x C418 - wait Kits in Rank order Level 1 Starter Level 2 Farmer Level 3 Miner Level 4 Explorer Level 5 Fisherman Level 6 Builder Level 7 Redstoner Level 8 Attacker Level 9 Enchanter Level 10 Brewer Level 11 Cookielord Level 12 Musician Level 13 Farmer Pro Level 14 Miner Pro Level 15 Explorer pro Level 16 Fishermanpro Level 17 Builderpro Level 18 Redstoner pro Level 19 Attacker pro Level 20 Enchanterpro Level 21 Brewerpro Level 22 Cookielordpro Level 23 Musicianpro
  30. 9 points
    What is "Christmas"? For most people it's keeping warm in the chilling Winter of the Northern Hemisphere. For others (like me) it's about spending time outside, maybe at a beach, drinking ice cold beer and throwing meat on the barbie. Don't be so quick to shut down what Christmas is and isn't because what it might seem like to you could be something completely different to someone else. You said "overall Christmas", why not let people do what they want? I'm sure as long as they can describe why their skin means "Christmas" to them then it will work out okay.
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    Monthly Update: September 2016Better Late Than Never Edition OMG Yes, I'm still alive. Surely many of you have noticed my inactivity on the server over the past month. Let's just say IRL has been a little tough and taking a break from Diversity has been a breath of fresh air. Never fear though... So... since I've been away from the server for so long, I'm a little out of the loop but I can still give you all a bit of info for the month of September! ...even if it is a little bit late: Vote rewards are being removed for now Cross-server chat is here! A look at the new Enderman farm A reminder about the Forum reputation system SMP kit changes Survival Games/UHC big changes Supporters lounge Vote rewards are being removed for now Apparently giving out vote rewards to players that give an advantage over others is against the Mojang EULA (similar to how we can't give certain perks to players that donate real money). After this information was brought to my attention, I've decided to remove all rewards from voting until further notice. You are still welcome to vote for Diversity on the three sites we have listed but you will no longer receive any rewards as a result. We will need to discuss potential voting rewards in the future. I understand that voting has been a great way for players to boost their claim block allowance, so to help balance this effect I have raised the amount of claim blocks accrued per hour from 100 to 200. The signs to trade emeralds for claim blocks at /warp claims have also been edited to give 200 claim blocks per emerald (1800 per emerald block). Sorry if this affects you but we would prefer to play it safe instead of risking being blacklisted by Mojang for breaking their EULA. Cross-server chat is here! It's been discussed for a long time and I'm happy to say that cross-server chat is now working across our network. The following servers are set up for global chat: Hub SMP Vanilla Creative Creative Pro Event Skyblock A really awesome feature about cross-server chat means you can also PM other players who are on a different server! The usual commands apply when messaging other players. If you're not interested in taking part in global chat discussion, you can type /gtoggle to keep chat local - your messages will not appear on other servers and vice-versa. Please note that we are still configuring a few things so you may notice a lot of changes. You may also notice some issues that we don't yet know about, so please let us know if you notice anything! A look at the new Enderman farm As most of you know, the new Enderman farm (created by @412) is now up and running. The new design is a lot more useful in that it allows up to four players to use it at the same time. There are INFO signs available at each booth if you require any further information on how it works... Please note that Enderman spawns are limited in the End world and results may vary depending on how many players are using the farm. Here are a few screenshots of the farm: A reminder about the Forum reputation system Please remember that the reputation system is not a popularity contest. Posts should only be "liked" if you truly believe the post is good quality and adds to the discussion. Do not simply like a post because your friend posted it, this is not a true representation of the reputation system. You should never ask other people to like your posts and if someone does ask you to like their posts, don't. This also applies to comment counts, do not spam the forums just to raise your count, it is not a race. I've said this before and I'll say it again - if we find the reputation system is being abused, we'll remove it completely. SMP kit changes It's been a long time coming, but we've finally come up with a new set of kits! Old kits have been updated to be more up to date with new items that are now available in Minecraft. New kits have also been introduced such as: Fisherman, Redstoner and even "Cookielord"??! The new kits mean kits will continue to be unlocked up until level 23 More info about the kits will be revealed later on by @KIlkAAAA on the forum, so keep an eye out Survival Games/UHC big changes We've decided to change the name of BGames/Battle Royal (again) to something a little more familiar - Survival Games! Not only that, but we now have more staff available to host these games (and UHC) every weekend. So if you're into a bit of harmless PVP fun, make sure to check out these events when you can. We've also come up with a solid set of rewards for placing in a PVP competition. Stay tuned for more information. There are plans to do another build competition for the UHC/SG prize hall/museum, so keep an eye out for more info about that as well. Supporter's lounge It's been up for a while now, the Supporter's lounge can now be found north of the Warp Hub. Currently there's not a whole lot to do there, but it's happening, I promise! There are a bunch of goodies that supporters will have access to here. I mentioned some of it in the previous monthly update. I'd also just like to take this moment to thank all our supporters for their contributions. Without them, we probably wouldn't be able to keep the Diversity network running! We have almost been meeting our monthly goal recently, which is fantastic. I have just paid for another 3 months of service with our host ($393) and we now have a little under $100 remaining, if we can keep this up, it's possible we could look at upgrading our hardware in the near future Again, thank you all so much! That's all the news for now, thanks for reading - Turbo and the Diversity staff team
  32. 9 points
    Okay, first ... I appreciate that you all want to help. I also appreciate that you all want to make yourselves staff and give yourselves extra perks by doing so. Which, sorry to say, isn't going to happen. Second, Merga may not know much about redstone, but some of the rest of the staff does. And since we're already checking on players quite often, we see some of these "laggy" redstone devices. Most of them are not putting stress on the server. (Giant auto-sorters, and mine cart collection systems are really the biggest culprits but even then the lag that they produce isn't bad enough to drag the server down). If we DO notice something that's causing a problem, we quietly speak to players and suggest ways they can fix it. We do NOT need a team of self-appointed redstone experts with staff powers tp'ing around and destroying people's redstone creations that they worked hard to build. We have three or four staff members on board who are highly proficient with redstone, and who we can call in if we have a question. Many of the rest of us are at least proficient enough to be able to tell the difference between something that will cause server lag and something that causes client-side lag. The thing that affects server TPS (not FPS) more than redstone? Entities. Overcrowded cow and chicken farms, mob farms where people AFK at their zombie spawners until there's more than 50 crowded into a one block space. Item frames with items in them (this is why shop warp can be laggy client-side). We have a plugin that takes care of this regularly, and it's reduced a lot of server lag. But there's not much we can do about 45 people being online, and the server having to deal with the 9,000+ entities that this causes. Dealing with redstone issues is SUCH a tiny part of the work that staff does that if we implemented this idea it would actually cause us MORE work to have to oversee the new "redstone supervisors" and make sure they weren't abusing their powers. So, while I appreciate the offer, I seriously doubt this will ever be a thing.
  33. 8 points
    First, let's take a look at these marvellous comments you have left on the forum recently: Using sarcasm towards a staff member, real mature... which later led to you posting this: Lmao. Hey @Lucifer, do you mind changing your signature? Some punk thinks it's "offensive". I highly doubt she will change it because some banned kid took "offense" to it and demanded she change it, you didn't even say "please" And then there's this: Now that's just insulting - fuck you! Now, on to your "appeal". So, you respect your decision to disrespect the staff? You're an actual twat. Lol, we're not so weak that we get our feelings hurt by some kid being a douche on a Minecraft server. Try again. I mean, all of this behaviour alone is enough for me to give you a big fat DENY. But, let's step back in time (1 year, to be exact) and see why you were actually banned from Diversity: 3rd February, 2017 A new player called Terminator_T80 joins Diversity! His first messages: "i work for planet minecraft", "i review servers". Then, the console warns that he is moving incorrectly, to which he claims "i was tezting", "i mean testing". A few minutes go by, during this time he tries various commands that don't exist on the server. A few more minutes go by, he claims "lag" and then proceeds to speak in Spanish: "hola" "como estas" "mi amigos" "putos" "no hablo" "putos" "stupido" "putos" "putos" "putos" "putos" "putos" And before he could utter another word, the spam bot banned him for one day. A moderator jailed him and added the note "needs talk about respect and english only in chat". 4th March, 2017 Terminator_T80 waited a whole month until joining Diversity again, despite his ban being only for one day. Upon joining, he was immediately placed in jail. He tried many commands to get out but he was stuck there. He logged off. 5th March, 2017 Terminator_T80 joined again, still in jail. A moderator called @Hani came to his aid. "Hello", she says. No response. "Hello" she says again, "to msg me do /r", "i am a mod". He noticed she was flying around the jail, something a mod usually does when someone is jailed. He tells her "your a cheater" She replies "i am allowed /fly" To which he replies "gmc on a survival server is cheating" "let me out" At this point, Terminator_T80 has caught the attention of many other staff online, including myself. Hani then says "first i need to talk to you" He tells her "what do u want i didnt do anything" (but he did) Then he calls the staff "gmc hackers" and tried to type /fly but he was of course denied. Hani tells him "you were banned for disrespect and not talking in english on general chat" He says "so", "it says that i stole" Hani says "im just saying what you did to be in here" He demands "let me the fuck out" Hani replies "sorry not with that attitude" Hani's nickname at this time was "RespectTheHani", and he had just realised this So he then says "oh its respectthehani" "well let me tell you something" "i dont like people who demand respect" "so fuck u" I saw these messages, and that is when I banned him with the reason: "disrespecting staff, don't come back :)" Neat little story, huh? Needless to say, within one year, it seems that you still haven't changed. So no, I will not unban you. No other staff member will unban you. You will never be returning to Diversity because your attitude is disgusting and we do not like brats like you running around in our community. Have a nice life.
  34. 8 points
    Diversity is my favorite server.. Why? Because they take their time to check in on players, if someone has a problem they go out of their way to help them.. I remember when I first started there was this player and I made a base next to him (not knowing anyone lived there..) He wanted to make a path between our bases so I needed to trust him.. Me being an innocent player trusting everyone I did so, He built half of the bridge and he said he'd do the rest tomorrow.. I left him trusted and he stole from me, (wither heads and a few other items..) I remember telling one of the admins (not sure which one..) and they gave me back my items.. This isint relevent but he ended up getting banned (I don't remember why though..) I recently started playing on another server just to kind of get out of my comfort zone and I stummbled upon a youtuber who owns a server, he's famous for trolling hackers on his server, I thought it would be safe because it looked like they were doing their work. I recently got x-rayed (there was a hole coming from the top of my roof into my base..) I reported it and they said "You need video proof of the person x-raying, denied." You could at least look at the videos I took just in case I did get raided, how am I supposed to get a video of someone x-raying my base? They don't take time to help players, they don't ask you if you need help and when you ask something in chat they pretty much ignore you. I can't tell you how many times I was an idiot and died in the wild on Diversity and a staff member helped me get my stuff.. I love how active Zore and Turbo is, I always see Turbo on discord making an effort to talk to Diversity players, Zore always teleports to players to check up on them.. (Those are the only people I see on at the time I'm on but I know other helpers and admins do to..) You guys make an effort, you guys make Diversity fun to play on, you make it safe. Thank you! I love you guys very much, keep it up!! <3
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    If you had truly changed and matured as you claimed, you would respect me simply for being another human being. By showing that you only faked being nice & respectful for as long as you thought you could get something from us/me, you have proven beyond any doubt that you're still the same. The immediate jump to insults and making fun of me underlines it. I'm making an executive decision together with Mouse (and I doubt any of the other staff will disagree with us on this one): all future ban appeals from you will be denied. We do not want someone like you on our server. /thread
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    Both photos are in shitty lighting, sorry! Left is too yellow-pink, right is too much flash. Imagine a combination of the two and you get my approximate skin color.
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    Welcome back, forumers! You may have noticed the forum has been down over the last few days, I was having some technical issues but we're all good to go now So here's February's scoop of updates: Helper applications are open now closed What exactly does a Helper do? A promotion?! Some good-byes Try out the new website Helper applications are open now closed Update: We are no longer accepting applications, we'll begin the shortlisting process now. Thank you to everyone who applied. As most of you know already, Helper applications are currently open until February 14th. We've already received over 40 applications which is great, thank you all for your interest! We will begin responding to applications after they close on Feb 14th. Here are some tips on applying: Take your time. You have two full weeks to submit your application, there's no need to rush. You can always go back and edit your answers if you need to. Only apply if you understand what being a staff member means. It can be a very stressful job sometimes and can even ruin the game for you. Be 100% honest in your answers. If we can't trust you to tell the truth, then we certainly won't trust you with staff permissions. Keep your answers short but not too short. We don't need to know your life story. If you have had a rough history on Diversity (warnings, bans, etc.) and think you don't have a chance, give it a go anyway. Sometimes we may overlook past behaviour if we think you have redeemed yourself. Likewise if you've applied in the past but haven't been successful, try again! Don't let previous rejections put you off If you aren't successful this time around, don't take it to heart, you might be a good fit as a Helper but the truth is we've found someone better suited to the role. There will always be another time to apply, work on improving yourself and try again! Due to restrictions in the communication tool the staff use (Slack), we can only allow players who are at least 13 years old to apply for the Helper role. We do not know how many Helpers we will be recruiting at this point. What exactly does a Helper do? Some might ask what exactly does being a "Helper" involve. It pays to know what you're getting yourself into if you're applying, so I'll go over the main responsibilities a Helper is tasked with: The name "Helper" is a broad term, meaning you are helping both the players and the staff. You help players by giving them information when needed or by inspecting chests/blocks for grief or other reasons by request. We generally tend to pick players who have been around for a while (higher level) as they have a better grasp on Diversity rules and general information. You help staff by spreading workflow over more people, thus allowing everyone to get things done more quickly and efficiently, which in turn makes happy players, happy players = happy staff. If there are more staff online, then there's less work to do (and no one likes doing work). Helpers generally get the easier work to do, allowing the Mods and Admins to get the important things done. A Helper's main responsibility is doing "farm checks". This is where Helpers will occasionally do rounds checking all the public farms to make sure that players are abiding by the law - i.e. not taking too many items from chests, replanting trees/crops, not killing too many mobs (or any mobs at all). If a Helper finds a player has broken a rule during a round, they will add a note to the player informing the other staff what they did and (depending on the offence) they may jail the player to teach them a lesson. They can also help with restocking public farms if resources are running low e.g. replacing anvils at the Enderman farm. They have the ability to enforce the rules. They can do so with the following permissions: Jail Kick Warn Temporary mute (up to 10 minutes) Temporary ban (up to 1 hour) While Helpers may have access to the above commands, they must only be used as a last resort and if a higher ranked staff member is not available. Helpers can also view and tend to tickets if necessary. A promotion?! She's been a mod for a few days now but she still needs an official announcement. So here it is... She has proved herself worthy of a promotion to Moderator and that person is @Whatevahhh! Congratulations Some good-byes It's not all good news, as several of our staff have decided to formally stand down as staff members at Diversity: MrJones (Moderator) Kilka (Moderator) Karly (Helper) These three have all played an important part in the running of Diversity. We wish them the very best with their future endeavors and hope to see them around in the future On behalf of everyone... Try out the new website It is still a work in progress, but I am ready to start testing the new Diversity website. Please check it out and tell me what you think: http://diversity.turbotailz.com Currently there are only 3 pages working at the moment - Home, Servers and Rules. The rest will be done soon (with an exception for the Help page which is planned to be a big project, more on that later). I'm looking for as much feedback as possible, so please test it out, try to break it, tell me what works, what doesn't work. I want this site to be perfect when I launch it to the public. That is all for this month! Thanks for reading and stay classy, Diversitizens - Turbo and the Diversity staff team.
  39. 8 points
    You like to state your opinion as absolute fact and be disrespectful when someone disagrees. This way of doing things has led to multiple fights/arguments involving you in which you even directed your swearing towards others which is against the rules. I've told you to respect others a few times this week and even recommend that you use the /ignore command if needed. A few days later you once again crossed the line and I informed you that if you did it again that you would be banned. sorry to hear that you hate some of the players on the server... Have a nice day
  40. 8 points
    Earlier, the server kept crashing due to some sort of lag. You and your friend (or whoever they are) Cz_Danielon were NOT, by ANY means, making things easier. You were being very rude to staff, complaining, and criticizing about our server and our staff. We had enough of the constant negative talk, so after several warnings, you were banned. If you think so lowly of our server, there should be no reason you want back.
  41. 8 points
    Thank you everyone for your logo submissions, there were some really good creations. The staff have chosen 4 finalists to compete for Diversity's new official logo and they are as follows: @Mouse @DumbAsh @Derrpalicious @ToeNibblingRat So now it's time to vote! The voting process is going to be a little bit different this time round. Because we want to keep things as fair and anonymous as possible, you'll be using a Google Forms document to do the voting, so only staff will be able to see the results as they come through. This will help keep people from voting for whatever seems to be the most popular and keeps the suspense going until the poll closes. So, here are some rules you must read before voting: Vote for the logo YOU think is the best for our community. This is not a popularity contest. Don't vote for a logo because your friend made it. Be an independent individual, make your vote count and not for the wrong reasons. You are only allowed to vote for one logo, once. Do not make any attempts to vote more than once. We will find out and it won't be a fun time for you. Honesty is a great thing, don't ruin it for everyone else. Do not solicit votes for a certain logo. For those lacking in the vocabulary department - here's an example: "hey, vote for this logo!"... don't do that. Anyone caught trying to solicit votes for any logo will have their vote (and potentially the votes of people they are asking) disqualified and, well, this will be why we can't have nice things. Once you've voted, please post in this thread saying you've voted - DO NOT SAY WHAT LOGO YOU VOTED FOR. If you can't post on the forum for whatever reason, we will ask you in game whether you voted. This is just to check it's actually you. With the serious stuff out of the way, all that's left is to let the voting commence... Click here to vote! The poll will be open until January 10. After that, we will announce the winner and prizes will be handed out to all eligible event participants. Happy voting and best of luck to our finalists!
  42. 8 points
    This is a very original logo and was definitely not taken from anywhere. In particular the official diversity website
  43. 8 points
    Monthly Update: November 2016 Sorry for skipping October but writing these things can be time-consuming and I've been very busy with IRL stuff lately. Anyway, here's a not-so-quick update on what is happening around Diversity: Forum rules Updates to Supporter's perks and lounge Developers wanted When did I join Diversity? Ban on politics Design us a new logo! Community Build Project Spawn makeover Helper promotions Minecraft version 1.11 Server hardware upgrade Forum rules We've added a set of rules/guidelines for using the Diversity forum. You can find these guidelines by selecting Guidelines in the menu above (or if you're on mobile, by opening the menu then selecting Browse > Guidelines. We want to make sure people know exactly how they should be using the forum, so please make sure you read the rules. Updates to Supporter's perks and lounge Added the /hat command for all supporters. This command allows you to place any item you are holding on your head, it will take up your helmet inventory slot. Currently this command is available to anyone level 6+ Added the /warp lounge command for all supporters, allowing quick access to the Supporter's Lounge and... The signs in the Supporter's Lounge are now ready for use: Each Supporter type (Basic & Plus) get their own set of signs to use. I'll give a brief run-down of what each sign does... SET TIME / Day / Server - Hitting this sign will bring the sun back for the whole server. Recommend you only use this when it's night time! Basic supporters can use this sign once a day, Plus supporters can use it twice a day. SET TIME / Day / Player - Hitting this sign will bring the sun back, but only for the player who hits the sign. This has no effect on mob spawning or anything night time related (meaning it's purely cosmetic). Basic cooldown: 6 hours. Plus cooldown: 3 hours. SET TIME / Server time / Player - You'll need to hit this sign if you've changed your player time (the sign to the left, explained above) at any point. This will make sure your time is in sync with the server. There is no cooldown for using this sign, but please don't spam it! WEATHER / Stop rain / Server - Hitting this sign will stop the rain. Simple. Server wide, so you'll most likely be the best person in the world if you do this since a lot of people hate the rain! Basic cooldown: 1 day. Plus cooldown: 12 hours. WEATHER / Stop rain / Player - Similar to the sign above it, hitting this sign will stop the rain for yourself only. Useful if you hate the rain but would prefer if others had to endure the torturous rain (you evil bastard). Basic cooldown: 6 hours. Plus cooldown: 3 hours. WEATHER / Reset / Player - Hit this sign to get back in sync with the rest of the server's weather if you ever hit the sign to the left. No cooldowns for this one either. GIVE / Player head / # - Want your head? Hit this sign! Make sure your inventory has a spare spot though. Basic supporters can get 1 head per week while Plus supporters get 2 per week. As you can see, there is a lot of room for additional signs. This is just a taster for what is to come! I'll keep you all updated for any future additions to the Supporter's Lounge signs Developers wanted We've always needed a developer on board to help us with custom code for plugins and to see if we can try minimize lag as much as possible. We just haven't really known how to go about getting anyone to help us without needing to fork out money that we don't have. So we're seeking anyone with Java/Bukkit development skills (or any sort of development skills, for that matter) to volunteer and give us a hand in squashing these annoying bugs. @Zoredache has created a Developers forum for any developers who may be interested in lending their skills to tackle some projects we have on offer. If you're interested in making a difference in the way things work on Diversity, make sure to check it out: http://diversitysmp.com/forum/forum/26-developers Please note that we are not hiring any more staff here, this is all simply volunteer work. When did I join Diversity? A question we've been asked a lot, and has been something we (the staff) have been able to answer, but only after doing a bunch of tedious tasks. Well, now you can simply type /joindate or /jd on the SMP server and you'll be greeted with a message similar to this: A small addition but I think a lot of you will be happy with it. All credit to me because it's actually the first plugin I've ever created When I get a chance, I plan to learn more about Java and create more plugins to benefit our server, hopefully! Ban on politics Due to the US election and the craziness it brings to the whole world (for some reason), we've decided to ban any discussion on all politics. I won't go into too much detail here, since @Lucifer has written a fantastic thread on it herself, so go and read it: Design us a new logo! Do you like that logo? Nah, me neither. We need you to design us a new logo! We're currently holding an art event for people to submit to us a potential new logo. When the event ends, we'll cast a vote (as a community) and the winning logo will be our new official Diversity logo For more information, please see Ace's thread: Community Build Project We are big on community here at Diversity, so there's no better way to get us together than by doing a massive build project! @Lucifer has started things off by gathering suggestions from the community - what to build and where? The next step, is to vote on what we'd like to build as a community. So please make sure you vote on this poll that @Bucky has started: We need more people to vote! The winning idea will be our first ever community build project, so make it count. If this turns out a success, we'll definitely do more of these in the future. Spawn makeover So I got a little bored a few nights ago and made some changes to the SMP spawn area. You'll now find the glass globes have been replaced with black clay to give it a darker, enclosed look while making the portal signs (now made of sea lanterns) stand out more. I've also removed the SKY and ARENA portals as they're no longer a part of the SMP server (you can now access these via the /server command). These have been replaced with EVENT and END portals. The SMP portal now also takes you directly to the /warp hub location, as there was no further information in the SMP sub hub, it was kinda redundant (especially considering players can simply get there by using the command anyway). Check out some of the screenshots below and tell me what you think. There's always room for improvement so don't be afraid to suggest anything! Helper promotions We would like to announce that the following Helpers have been promoted to Mods: @Ace @flowerice @LoneWolf Make sure to send them your congratulations next time you see them online. They've worked hard since being made Helpers. Congrats guys. Please note - this does not mean we are currently accepting Helper applications, and do not plan to in the near future. Minecraft version 1.11 Version 1.11 has been scheduled to release on Monday 14th November, this means we will need to upgrade again some time soon. Please remember that we cannot upgrade our servers until a stable release of Spigot 1.11 is available. The SpigotMC team don't plan to have a working build until 19th November. Even then, we won't be able to upgrade because we still need to wait on plugin developers to update their code to work properly. We will continue to run 1.10.2 for all servers until further notice. This excludes the Vanilla server, which may be upgraded to 1.11 for anyone who wishes to play with the new features but still be connected to the community. Zoredache has started a poll to determine what we do about the Vanilla server, whether we reset the world and upgrade or keep it as is. If you have an opinion on this, make sure to go have your say: Server hardware upgrade Thanks to our awesome supporters, we've decided that now is probably a good time to look at upgrading our server hardware. Though not quite decided yet, it is likely we'll be making the switch to a new server towards the end of this month. We'll give you plenty of notice before hand and the upgrade shouldn't take terribly long (a few hours at most). The new hardware consists of a better CPU and faster RAM. For those who are technically inclined, it is the MC-64 Overclocked server from OVH. This server is only an extra US$20 a month, so it's a no-brainer really. Hopefully it reduces some of the lag we've been experiencing over the past few months! That's all for now, stay tuned for more updates in the future! Turbo and the Diversity staff team.
  44. 8 points
    I'd be one of the idiot troll spastics to see what the fuck goes on in their heads.
  45. 8 points
  46. 8 points
    At the top of the ban appeals forum there is a message in bright red that states: "You may only post in a ban appeal thread if you are the banned player in question or a staff member. Please do not post in a thread without prior staff approval." I do not consider it unreasonable to expect players follow the rules. This thread is about you and your appeal. The discussion is between you and staff, without the input of any other players. When we look at a player's case we take into account evidence. What the logs tell us. We do not listen to 3rd parties and what they may think or feel or believe. Only the logs, which are 100% impartial. This is not a popularity contest in which the player with the most friends backing them up or the most players disagreeing with their mute or ban get off scot free. According to the logs you broke two of our rules: Insulting other players (multiple times, and at least 3 different players) and racism (at least once). We take especially the latter one very seriously. I can't help but notice that you have nothing to say about the chatlogs provided by TwoDog. No apologies, no explanations, nothing. Instead you call us "unreasonable". You are of course welcome to your opinion, but if you maintain that expecting players to not be racists or assholes (or both, in your case) is unreasonable, then we will have to agree to disagree. DiversitySMP does not tolerate that shit and never will. As you have provided zero reasons for us to change our minds, our verdict stands. You will not be unbanned. I think it would be best if you found a different server to play on, one that is more welcoming to your... uh, particular style of humor. I'm sure there are several of them out there. Best of luck.
  47. 8 points
    First off Mutley, I didn't ban you because I am 'salty' or whatever. I don't give two shits if you pass me in AR by actually playing. Every staff member backed me up on the decision. Just like Mouse, I was just the one who actually said it/took the action. None of this has been from personal hatred. It has all been decided on between staff. Second, we couldn't care less if you are sitting at your computer doing odd jobs as you claim to be doing. But the thing is, you AREN'T! You are in one room going from one corner to the other or /backing every few minutes just so you don't go AFK. You have been doing this for such a long time, it's gotten ridiculous. No, I do not want to argue on what anti-AFKing means. I am pretty sure I understand, and do not feel like arguing with you anymore. It seems that's all you like to do when we try to talk to you because nothing we ever say is true. Lately us staff have become so fed up with all the small AND big things you do that we just can't take it anymore. You, for some reason, just can't seem to understand that anything you do is wrong. It is always "I hate Mouse. I hate staff." Blah. Blah. Blah. There are SO many things I could argue with you about, but I won't. You won't give a shit what I have to say anyway. We already sent you a super duper long letter and it didn't change a single thing.
  48. 8 points
    Oh dear people of Diversity, I love that people have loyal companions in the server such as dogs and cats, but PLEASE don't leave them around hub. Love ya lots Jazz
  49. 8 points
    Hi its YamesonToast, or as my friends call me "Yames". Lets start off with the basics: I'm 13 years old at this posting and I'm from England. At school I feel that I'm in the top percent of the students as rarely misbehave which makes me and my friends a subject for bullying. But meh. Perspective wise I'm one of the smallest people in my year and not the most athletic, however I'm better at mental skills! The way that I found out about the great server of Diversity was through Red (IRL Friend) who showed me around and got me started. However at first I was thrown into SB with him and eventually found my way into SMP. Interestingly I bought Minecraft when it was only in its 1.2.5 update, and another friend that doesn't play on Diversity showed me it. At first I was unsure what the purpose was but upon buying I was instantly attached. That is me in short
  50. 8 points
    What is wrong with it is that it will piss off huge numbers of players and they will whine to staff about it. I have no interest in hearing those complaints, or dealing with all the crap it would send to the forum, or my inbox. I would say this is a very casual SMP, not some kind of ultra hardcore server. IMO, what you are suggesting does not fit the character of this server, or the expectations of the majority of the players. You seem to believe that when people die they will always put in more effort. That simply isn't true. If they are punished harshly, they will go play somewhere else, or do something else.
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