RULES

Geefix OwnerDev posted Oct 23, 17

Server Specific Rules
Updated: 25 October 2017

Global These rules apply to ALL servers on our network

No Inappropriate Skins

Offensive or graphic skins

Results in a permanent ban!

No Inappropriate Usernames

Usernames which contain racist or inappropriate speech

Results in a permanent ban!

No Advertising

Advertising other servers or server websites in chat

This includes in private messages as well

Results in a permanent ban!

No Spamming or Excessive Caps

Constantly spamming in chat or using too many capital letters

Results in a mute!

No Hacks or Modded Clients

Any form of cheating through hacked or modded clients

Results in a permanent ban!

No Exploiting

If you find a bug report it asap, do not exploit it

Results in a permanent ban!

No Excessive Swearing

Keep it to a minimum

Even on servers that allow this, you know the limit

Results in a mute!

No Harrasment

Be respectful and kind to others while playing

Results in a mute!

No Impersonating

Do not pretend to be a staff member or another player

Results in a permanent ban!

Creative

No Inappropriate Plot

Builds showing inappropriate statues, religious/racially offensive builds, cursing, or inappropriate speech, etc.

Results in a permanent ban!

No Griefing

Destroying other players plots intentionally and without permission

Results in a permanent ban!

No Swearing

Do not swear or bypass the swear filter

Results in a mute!

Factions

No Hacks or Modded Clients

Any form of cheating through hacked or modded clients

Results in a permanent ban!

Skyblock

No Griefing

Destroying other players islands intentionally and without permission

Results in a permanent ban!

No Swearing

Do not swear or bypass the swear filter

Results in a mute!

Prison

No Griefing

Destroying other players plots intentionally and without permission

Results in a permanent ban!

Rules & Guidelines
Updated: 24 October 2017

Appeals

If you believe your punishment was incorrect or if you believe that you have learned from your punishment, please appeal your punishment on our website.  Appeals are processed by a group of staff members. While the main intent of the appeal process is to correct invalid punishments that accidentally occurred, if your punishment was not invalid, you may still appeal your punishment for a reduced punishment.  However, after a few successful valid punishment appeals, you will not be able to appeal valid punishments again in the future.  Note: Except for invalid punishments, you may only appeal punishments that are longer than 10 days.

Severities

There are 3 levels of severities; minornormalmajor. As the name says, minor will be used for minor offenses, normal for normal offenses, and major for major offenses.  The severity of infractions is determined by the staff member who witnessed the infraction, at the instruction of the Head Staff of Imperial Networks.

In the case that you violate two rules at the same time, staff members are instructed to punish, the punishment that is more severe.  For instance, if a player is bypassing the filter and also being racist, they will be punished for being racist rather than being punished for bypassing the filter.

Punishments

Do not argue with staff members regarding your punishment, if you have any questions or concerns please contact one of the Administrators.

Spam

Spam is unwanted by all, as it clogs up the chat and prevents others from being able to read others’ messages. Therefore, we do not allow any player to send 3+ messages in a row or the same message repeated multiple times over a 30-minute timespan.  In the event that you spam, you will first be warned regarding your spam, and then you will be given a mute from 30 minutes up to 24 hours. 30 being minor, 1 hour being normal and 12 being major. If a player happens to be punished several times within 7 days for spamming it can lead up to a 24 hour mute and the next offense is a temporary ban.

Filter Bypass

There’s a swear filter for a reason. Finding ways to bypass it will first result in a warning (minor offense), to a 30 minute mute (normal), then 1 hour (major). We ask you to please keep that chat free of words that are blocked on certain servers.

Scamming/ChestShop Scamming

*This only applies to Prison and Skyblock*

Scamming other players is frowned upon on certain servers, so we ask you to please refrain from it. The severities of these punishments are very high starting at a 12hr temp ban and ending in a permanent ban if repeated.

Inappropriate Username/Skin

A network-wide rule, any names with inappropriate meanings, terms or offensive language.  Permanent ban until name change.

Compromised Account

A compromised account is an account that has been hijacked by an individual who does not own the account.  You can tell if an account has been compromised if it spams advertisements that other bots spam or if the account is publicly shared (make sure to check the password works).  Make sure your ban punishment reason includes "Appeal after changing password".

Improperness

*This applies to all servers throughout the network*

Improperness includes any improper actions in-game (that are not in the chat). These include inappropriate signs, inappropriate creations on the server (for instance, inappropriate Creative Plots), inappropriate nicknames or pet names, and similar actions. The severities of this punishment start off with a 1-hour temp ban, leading to a 4-hour temp ban and eventually a 2-day temp ban.

Improper Chat

*This applies to all servers throughout the network*

Similar to the Improperness rule, you are not allowed to say improper things in the chat.  These include sexual discussions, discussions about illegal actions (ie. drug dealing, rape, etc), arguments with staff members,  misleading players (“Press Alt-4 for free pizza), and conspiracies about real-world events.  Our network is not the place to share those ideas.  Punishments start with a 30 minute mute, leading to a 2-hour temp mute, and eventually a 2-day temp mute.

Disrespect

*Factions server has a small exception*

This punishment is taken very seriously. We want ALL players to have a friendly and safe time on the network, we don’t want them to feel disrespected in any way, The punishments severities for disrespecting can lead to a 6 hour mute, 3 days mute, and then a permanent ban.

Harassing

Much like disrespecting, this punishment is taken VERY seriously. Do NOT constantly harass players in or outside of the network. If caught doing so you will receive a 2 day mute, leading to a 6 day mute, then a permanent ban from the network. Again, we want everyone to feel welcomed and safe on our network.



Discrimination

Derogatory treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on the individual. For instance: "I hate white people" & "Hitler's ideas were amazing" & “KFC is only good for Black People”  2-day temp mute, followed by a 6-day temp mute, followed by a permanent ban

Phishing

This punishment is taken very seriously. Phishing is any sort of attempt to gain access to someone else's account(s), private/personal information, financial information, or IP, Getting caught doing so in or out of the network will result in a permanent removal from the network with NO chance of appealing.

Advertising

Advertising is encouraging a player to visit and play on another server. There is three main severity of advertisements.  The least severe form of advertisement is sending one message to a friend telling them to join a different server or sending a link to a video featuring a different server.  Moderately severe advertisements include attempts to recruit many individuals to a server (ie. 2+ messages “Join 123.358.312.31 for Free OP!”).  Severe advertisements include 4+ messages in a row recruiting individuals to a server to a server, sending consistent advertisements over a 30 minutes or more, and sending advertisements that also insult Imperial Networks.  Your punishment will be determined based on the severity of your advertisements and any prior punishments, where the maximum punishment you can receive is a permanent ban on the network

Exploiting

If a bug is found, report it. Do NOT abuse or take advantage of it in any way, shape or form. Doing so will result in a permanent ban from the network.

Ban Evasion

If you are banned you may not use an alternative account to bypass your ban. This will result in an automatic ban on all of your accounts.

Mute Evasion

If you are muted you may not use an alternative method to bypass your mute. This will result in an automatic ban on all of your accounts.


DDoS/Death/Rape/Etc Threats

*Some cases may vary*

Any sort of threat or attempt to hit other players or the network offline, inflict death or bodily harm to others. This offense is illegal in the U.S. and is, therefore, taken very seriously on our network.  It will result in a permanent removal from the network with no chance of appealing.

Impersonating

*Factions with some exception*

Attempt to impersonate a staff member or another player. Punishments lead to a warning, a kick then a temporary ban on the server

Illegal Trading/Scamming

Any attempt to sell or advertise products, services. Minecraft accounts, or non related Imperial items. The ONLY exception is the selling of unpurchased buycraft items, however, if you agree to a trade involving buycraft items and do not fulfill your side of the agreement, you will be punished with this punishment. This will result in a permanent ban from the network.

Hacks

Hacking is no longer a temporary ban on the network. Anyone caught using cheats will be permanently banned from the server and will need to appeal to get their punishment reduced in length. After 3 times of getting caught cheating you will no longer have a chance to appeal your ban.

Administrative Ban

Administrative Bans are only issued by Administrators of the network. These are bans for extreme issues that come up, which are illegal or very malicious on the network (for instance leaking personal information, or confidential information from the network).  Results in a permanent ban from the network. No reason has to be provided.