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    Hey everybody,

    With privacy policies, coppa, cookies, terms of services, local and national laws, community guidelines and many rules for many services.. pff it's easy to get overwhelmed with a lot of information.

    This thread is to help us point all those services to this thread. And then slowly start merging all the existing information. So for now, we're linking to existing information and over time putting them in this thread.

    We run a public server, as a service. Joining it means you agree to our terms of services, our rules, and they include, but aren't limited to:

    Keep it family-friendly. We allow people of all ages 13 and up to join and enjoy Minecraft. No cursing/swearing, racism, use common sense, no bickering, or continuing a conversation when the staff asked to drop it. We perm ban, please don't break our rules.

    We have no problem with certain mods, or clients. As long as they do not give you an unfair advantage over regular gameplay, to cheat, or to exploit, spam, or bot-flood, etc.
    An example: Optifine: OKAY, some cheat mod: NOT OKAY

    In the game you can type: /rules,
    which should display something like this:
    • Thanks for joining our family-friendly community.
    • The 1MB server is a community with players of ages 13 and up from all around the world. "Hi!"
    • Please keep it clean, and be nice to each other.
    • Play fair, this includes no misbehaving or cheating.
    * If you disagree to our rules, please disconnect.
    1. No Griefing or stealing of any type allowed.
    2. No Spamming/flooding with text or accounts.
    3. Listen to the Staff, their word is final.
    4. Respect all Players, including Staff.
    5. Fair-play; No game exploiting or cheating (this includes abusing bugs/glitches in the game!)
    6. 0-tick farms are not allowed.
    7. Being AFK is allowed, anti-afking is not.
    8. No Banned Blocks/Items, or duping allowed.
    9. No Advertising or other-server discussions.
    10. No begging for OP, Ranks, or Items.
    11. English only in the global chat, please.
    12. No Racism or sexist remarks and such either.
    13. No Swearing, bullying, trolling, or flaming.
    14. No Excessive shouting in caps, please.
    • Please read, understand, and agree to our rules.
    • including, the Mojang Community Standards.
    But this extends to a lot of common-sense things, like command flooding, spamming commands or messages, misbehaving just because you're having a bad day. Picking a fight or jumping on someone just because you disagree with them and causing a general negative mood in the chat, obviously is also not welcome.

    We run this place to escape our real life, building and exploring a virtual life. We allow people of age 13 and up to play, so being respectful and mindful of others is something you just have to do.

    If things go wrong for you, and you lose a big mob-fight and keep falling - don't rage and ruin gameplay for others, talk to a staff perhaps, maybe we can help.

    If you want to know if you can or cannot do something, just ask! For example:

    I have to go get dinner, can I idle in the game for a few hours?
    Sure! We don't mind that you idle. We don't actually kick you for being idle.

    We have players from all around the world, therefore we require everybody to speak English in the global chat.

    Can I use the iOS app MineChat to join the server and chat to my friends?
    Yep, that particular app is allowed.

    I have a family, we are a group of five that join from the same IP, is this ok?
    Yeah, I guess. As long as you own the account, and you're not cloning, you can connect a couple of times from the same IP.

    OMGBOARDS.COM LINKS:
    Terms of Services: https://omgboards.com/help/terms
    Rules: https://omgboards.com/help/terms
    Cookies: https://omgboards.com/help/cookies
    Privacy Policy: https://omgboards.com/help/privacy-policy
    Reporting content: https://omgboards.com/help/reports/


    1MOREBLOCK.COM LINKS:
    In-game /rules, will say the above 14 points, and links to this:
    Minecraft Rules (this thread) : https://omgboards.com/threads/minecraft-rules.260946/
    Mojang Community Standards:
    https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/community-standards/


    DISCORD LINKS:
    On Discord there's a #welcome channel, please read that before using our Discord server.
    Additionally, the Discord terms of service apply: https://discord.com/new/terms
    Discord Trust and Safety information: https://support.discord.com/hc/en-us/sections/115000344951-Privacy-and-Policy


    Please note that our General Rules, Policies, and Guidelines apply on omgboards.com, 1moreblock.com, and our Discord server. And are always subject to change.
     
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    The above rules are updated on the 31st of December 2019, and are into effect immediately.

    Note that due to typos, improvements, updates, etc. that we at any time might update the rules without notice. Each time you connect to the server, you automatically agree to these rules (if you wish to not do so, please disconnect)

    Apply common sense, we believe these rules and guidelines are easy to understand. Purposly bending the rules or finding ways around them is considered abusive as well. Asking about our rules is fine, provoking the team with things like "but what if I do this.." is considered trolling.
     
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    Using Game Bugs / Exploits / Mods / Fair-play / Unfair-advantages

    We had a couple of questions in the last few months about glitching and game-bugs, and such. I hope this answers those questions, this is not a new rules, this is a clarification on years long existing rules.

    Are macros allowed? No. Automated things such as macros or combat mods give an unfair advantage; ergo: not allowed.

    If there's a bug in the game, or a glitch, and a player could 'exploit' this to their benefit, such as jumping further or higher with imaginary blocks to get a boost: This is an unfair-advantage; ergo: not allowed.

    Another example: Players cannot break bedrock, this is the intended game behavior. Using a bug or exploit to break bedrock such as piston-explosion: This is not the intended behavior and gives an unfair-advantage; ergo: not allowed.

    If we give someone the access to /tpa and /j to teleport to other players, and/or jump further: This is an intended feature/perk that we provide; argo: it is allowed.

    Using anything such as ender-pearls to slide into impossible places that were by vanilla not intended to be used as such; we consider this a game-bug; ergo: not allowed.

    Anti-afking by using mechanics to trick the system into believing you are actually playing: Is abusing the game engine's intended behavior to get an unfair advantage (or at the least, you're abusing a bug to trick the system into thinking you are not actually afk), ergo: not allowed.

    AFK-ing on our server IS allowed. If you are AFK for a while to help crops grow: This IS allowed.

    If you are AFK-ing to grind mobs using automated scripts, or combat mods, or 'pretending to be there while you're actually not, and your game character is still hitting things, or fishing things', that's unfair against those who are actually there; ergo: not allowed.

    From June 2019 onwards we consider afk-fishing to be an automated behavior, and auto-fishing is not allowed. Please note that we start checking for afk-fishing/aut-fishing, and will request you to stop.

    If an action is uncertain to be allowed or not, feel free to ask - before - you do anything. We are free to give a response and try to explain. Sometimes you will have to do with: No sorry, we do not permit this. And that means once we've told you and you continue, that we consider that 'breaking the rules on purpose', which: is not allowed.

    We are a fair-play server, bending the rules to get benefits you would otherwise not have, we rule in our favour and for the overall benefit of the community: and won't allow it.

    Doing anything to cause harm to the server, such as general TPS to drop, lag machines, tnt bombs, command flooding, or 'trying out new youtube videos showing tricks to crash the server', and other "obvious dumb things not to do" is simply not allowed.

    Sometimes, we will sanction the account with a warning, marking it as an infraction. Sometimes we double the infractions. Sometimes our automated systems append infractions until you stop (for a long long time). Sometimes we skip the infraction system and go straight to a temp (but usually) perm ban.

    To play fair, we simply ask in return of providing this server/service where you can have fun, a bit of basic respect to respect our team, players, community and set of rules.

    I run my own server(s) because I want to play with nice people who I could consider friends, who can bring their friends, childs, elders, to a safe-place where they are free from a toxic gaming community. This includes no swearing, family friendly content, advertising, invites, spamming, and no cheating, server ruining actions, and a bunch of friendly smiles and help.

    We provide resources, help, those friendly smiles, and extras such as events, op items, survival supporting and building supporting features, fun RPG and mini-games where possible, in one or more worlds. We cannot achieve that if we have to spend time on players who cannot play fair.

    Please apply some common sense and if this isn't what you want, please try a server that supports cheating and toxic communities and doesn't mind where players break the game to get unfair advantages: it's just not who we are, it's not why I run my server(s).

    Everybody is welcome, and welcome to learn from their mistakes. But we're not going to accept disrespect towards the community, including it's set of basic and easy to understand rules.
     
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    Advertising / Mentioning Servers / Streaming

    We've received a few questions regarding discussing, mentioning, promoting, linking to streams, etc. of other servers. This June 1st 2019 update is to clarify and/or change a few points. This is included the following examples, but not limited to. We still assume people can understand we're trying to grow our servers, and that mentioning other servers (in)directly can have the opposite effect.

    - Mention you also play on other servers: allowed
    Example: "I only play on a few other servers.", or: "Played pvp elsewhere for a while, back to building on 1MB!"

    - Mention you're off to go play other games or on another server: allowed.
    Example (allowed): "Time to go, back later, going to play some PvP", or: "Ok, off to play league of legends".

    - Mention other servers by name will become completely not allowed to avoid confusion.
    Example (not allowed): "Leaving this server to play on Notch's server", or "I used to play on Hypixel, I have a high rank there".

    - Streaming other servers: obviously allowed; everybody's free to play and stream where they want
    Example (allowed): 'You go and leave our server, stream another server, and don't advertise it on our mc or discord servers`

    - Sharing your twitch/youtube/stream channel/url when it's got nothing to do with 1MB: not allowed.
    Example (not allowed): "Hey everybody, I am live streaming some Minecraft! (streams another server and not 1MB)' or, "Look at this guy playing on that one server".

    - Mention you're off to live-stream: allowed.
    Example (allowed): "Back later, gonna stream to youtube for a bit"

    - Mention you're off to live-stream playing on another server: not allowed.
    Example (not allowed): "Going to live-stream on twitch playing on Notch' server"

    - Mention you've uploaded a new youtube video of you playing on another server: not allowed.
    Example (not allowed): "Check out my new video (turns out it's got nothing to do with 1MB)"

    We do not want to entice people to go follow someone through our services to another server while we try to grow our own. This goes for both players, regulars, team and staff members.

    If in situations in the past this was permitted, moving forward June 1st 2019 we will not and point this out to players a bit more quicker.

    Thank you for understanding, if you still have questions please feel free to let us know.
     
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    Taking from Chests / Stealing / Sharing / Duping Items

    Moving forward June 2nd, 2019 we will enforce the following changes to our rules. And are looking forward to constructive feedback from our community to further tweak these rules in case that's desired.

    Hoppers, shulker boxes, chests, furnaces, etc. are all considered 'containers', taking from them without permission is not allowed.

    By default when a player puts down a container it is automatically locked into their name.

    A player can right click to open these and this is done with the intention to prevent access to it's content by others, in any means. We have the general rule that taking from others one way or another without their permission is stealing/griefing, and we do (perm) ban for this.

    Private chests:

    If a chest is clearly intended to be private, then taking from it is considered stealing. This is regardless of a container has a lock or not. Players who wants a private-and-locked container are strongly encouraged to use the following commands to guarantee it's locked into their name:

    /cinfo (and hit the container) (this will show you who owns it, and as owner you can see who has access to it)
    /lock (and hit the container) (this will attempt to put a lock on the chest)
    /unlock (and hit the container) (this will attempt to remove any set lock (including access of others) from the chest)
    /cmodify <player> (and hit the container) (this will attempt to grant access to this particular container for that particular player)

    Private chests (or furnace, or ..) (even when sometimes unlocked) examples:
    - A chest with a lock on it: You cannot open it, do not abuse mechanics to try and get items out.

    - A storage room where most chests are locked, except one or more.
    In this case ^, assume user-error and that their intention was to have a locked chest. It's inside their build, inside their storage space, do not assume their intention was to leave it unlocked. Instead of getting sanctioned for taking items, report the open chest to a team member and the player.

    - A public chest with a sign on it along the lines of "do not take!" is considered private. Taking from an unlocked chest like this is still considered stealing. Instead, report it to a team member and the player.

    - Using any mechanical method to take items out of the containers of others is a bannable offense, including (but not limited to) using carts, hoppers, bugs/exploits in the game or a plugin.

    More private item examples:

    Paintings, armor stands, items on armor stands, item frames, items in item frames, items flowing through water in sorters, droppers and dispensers spitting something out to move it to another mechanic like a hopper.. ALL these sorts of situations where it's really hard for the server and the player to properly protect their items: It is considered private.

    Do not take from armor stands, from item frames, from hoppers, break dragon eggs, take items moving through water systems, etc. It's clearly there as part of a build, sorter, decoration, etc. It's therefor not your stuff: So don't take it! Seems pretty simple to me.

    Public chests examples:

    - Randomly placed open chests in a server-build-area such as the global /warp shops, these are share/trash chests, they're left open on purpose for decoration reasons and with the intention that people sometimes wish to leave some items behind for others to pick up. We do not consider this stealing.

    - A chest at a public grinder with a sign on it that says: "free stuff" or "public, you can take stuff", these are left there on purpose for those who use the grinders and others are free to take from it. Rule of thumb here is: If you're using it and someone teleports, empties it and leaves, then the items were basically yours and it isn't nice of them to take your work. However, it's not a bannable offense. So be mindful and avoid disputes: Take the items more frequently.

    - A chest in the wild somewhere such as NPC villages or Desert Temples, Jungle Temples, etc. The obvious places.

    NOTE: I say chest in the examples, but the same goes for hoppers, droppers, minecarts with chests in them, donkey with a chest.


    More about public containers:

    If you find a public container: Ask a team member for their opinion! It's that simple. You prevent yourself a ban, and you get team-permission to take. The team member is then NOT permitted to take the items, they came for a review as a team member, the items in the public chest you found are then all yours if they give you the okay.


    Duping items.

    I wanted to specifically point out that duping items under zero circumstances is allowed. If you accidentally run into a duped item in your inventory avoid a ban by contacting a team member. Reporting a bug in the game that you accidentally run into usually leads to a thank you and a reward, going out of your way to try them will lead to at least a hard to appeal ban.


    Final note:

    As always, I understand this all sounds like a lot of information and maybe "be careful or we ban!", but this thread is merely to give a couple of examples of an existing rule, with a bit of clarification. We've received some requests for information.

    Anyway: If you go to someone's build, you do not break through a roof or wall to get in, if the door is locked. You don't try out all their chests or take from item frames, etc. It's clearly their build, so it's all their stuff. Taking anything from someone's build is simply stealing. If they have a chest "free stuff, go take it", then it's fine to take from that chest. To me, this is basic common sense. It's disrespectful to the server, and to the player who worked hard on their build area; You'd be ruining their fun.

    You didn't make it? Don't take it.
    You didn't place it? Don't break it.

    Not sure? Ask a team member for clarification.

    Oh, and the same could be said for animals in someone's build area. Ask for permission first before you breed, take, kill them. They might just be there for decoration. They might have a custom name or be a personal pet. As you can see, this rule of "if it is not yours, maybe don't do stuff with it" extends to quite a few different situations; apply it with some common sense to your gameplay.
     
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    WORLD LIMITS

    As always, playing outside the world limits has never been allowed. We've yet to ban anybody who's bend these rules and/or asked prior if they could move past a limit. Moving forward this year (soon) at our next temp-worlds-reset we will however better enforce these rules and no longer allow exceptions.

    This text is to emphasize this rule with a few examples.

    - Can I go past the world border?
    No, sorry. There's a border for a reason. Over time we try to expand some of them, but we have massive maps with loads of untouched land, going past the border on x and z isn't needed.

    - Can I be above the world limits, like the sky and below bedrock?
    No, sorry. Going below the world limit makes you fall into the void, this will damage you until you die. You're not meant to be there. Building there is impossible. Glitching 'in any shape or form' to get through bedrock (for example to get below the world) is not something you should do. If you find yourself in the void for some reason, /home or /spawn, to reset and continue playing from there. Flying into the sky makes it hard to realise where the build limit is, so this isn't per-se against the rules. If there's a horizontal physical build limit you're clearly not to go past, you shouldn't go past it. I mean, it's there for a reason.
    More specifically: Building above or below world limits through glitching or game bugs or abuse of game mechanics is not allowed.

    - What about the nether? It's got bedrock as a roof!
    Correct, it has, that's a physical limit, and players shouldn't try to go past it, if you find yourself somehow above the bedrock roof for example in the nether, then type /home or /spawn, to reset and continue playing from there.
    Building on top of the roof of the nether is no longer condoned. We will remove on sight.

    - Traveling outside of world limits could cause damage to the character (for example when you fall into the void) or teleports you away (for example when you get below or above horizontal physical roofs)
     
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    AFK GAMING/LEVELLING

    We've never allowed this, but people still (ab)use this, so this rule 'update' is to clarify the part when we don't want people to automate their actions. Or when we say we want to have active players and not afk-ers that auto grind. Automation itself gives you an unfair advantage over players who are actually there playing.

    Being AFK and not actively playing and gaining levels of any sorts, from mcMMO to /money etc. hasn't been allowed, and moving forward this year we will be less tolerant of this and enforce this rule a bit more. If you want to grind that's always been fine, but you'd have to be there actually doing the grinding.

    AFK means you're away from the keyboard, your character stands there doing nothing. And therefore shouldn't gain an advantage.

    Automatically fishing because you put a book on your mouse is automation, which isn't allowed. You can't fish, if you're not there. If you wish to fish, be behind your keyboard and actually fish.

    Automatically gaining mcMMO levels for example while you're away from the keyboard, means you're abusing the game mechanics and levelling up while not actually playing. We consider that automation, which isn't allowed. For example, you can't grind mobs in a certain way that the game thinks you are, and levels you up for /money or mcMMO levels. If you wish to grind, be actively behind your keyboard doing the grinding.

    At times we wish to double check if someone's auto grinding while being afk. If we move the character away and nothing happens, you do not become active, we assume you were afk grinding.

    We love it when people hang out, we understand you sometimes get called away. Heck, we even understand it if you fall asleep fishing. You're free to be AFK and AFK for extended periods of time. We do not kick or ban for this. If you wish to play the game, don't use AFK as a method to play it; if you're not there, you don't play. If you are actively there, you can actively play.
     
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    AWAY FROM KEYBOARD (AFK)

    From August 2019 onwards, these are the updated AFK rules, please read and respect them as we will start keeping a bit of a closer eye on it from now on.

    - Being AFK is allowed.

    - Being idle in the game for an extended period of time is allowed.

    - Using any form of automation to prevent going AFK is not allowed (meaning; anti AFKing is not allowed)

    - Using AFK to auto-grind to gain resources and/or money, etc. is not why we allow AFKing, so this is not allowed.

    - Players will be able to mark themselves afk with or without a reason, using the command: /afk <reason>

    - Moving in the game returns you from being AFK.

    - Players can see you are AFK, by pressing TAB or typing: /list, they can also get more details by typing: /afkcheck <player>

    - The system will detect idle players and automatically mark them as AFK after a certain period of time.

    - We do not sanction your account (with a warning, kick, or ban) if you are AFK for a long time. Don't worry about that.

    - We do potentially sanction your account if you use being AFK to automate playing or gain unfair advantage over others. (Such as rebinding keys and auto hitting mobs, etc. The obvious, and yes, this does include AFK-fishing, which is not allowed).

    - Using methods to prevent going afk (anti-afking) is not allowed. Just to be clear on that.

    - While you're AFK you are responsible for your account still. If you die while being away from the keyboard, you run the risk of having your dropped items despawn, and we will not return them. AFK in a safe spot at your base is recommended.

    - While AFK you can receive damage. So be aware if you have PVP mode on or off, and if you're safe from mobs finding you.

    - While AFK you can not pick up items. Please be aware of this because we cannot return you lost items.

    - Killing a player who's AFK by digging below them or burning them in lava, etc. is obviously not allowed.

    - AFK-ing to increase total playtime to grind player-rewards is not allowed, while you're AFK the playtime is paused.
     
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    WORLD LIMITS

    We no longer allow players to go beyond the limits of the world, flying above build limit in Overworlds is allowed. Building or being below the bedrock in any world is not allowed (you will take damage and eventually die, you have limited time to get back)

    The above was already the case, moving forward from today on being above the world limit isn't an option in the Nether anymore. If you end up there through a teleport, old home or other means, you will get teleported down, away, or get cuffed in place. You can /back or /home to resolve that. Building on top of the roof of the nether is no longer allowed.

    It actually wasn't already, but we tolerated/condoned it, with today's world reset of the Nether we're implementing this change and hopefully this clarifies that, and now players know we will start enforcing this rule as well.
     
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    MOJANG COMMUNITY STANDARDS

    Moving forward from today onwards, our rules aren't limited to what you can find in this thread, but include the Mojang Community Standards as well. Which you can find here:

    https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/community-standards
     
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    MEMES

    From today onwards we no longer allow in-game memes, or memes on the forums, or on Discord. With the following exceptions:
    - Very incidentally, and in context of the on-going conversation.
    - The Discord #meme channel, it's allowed to post memes here.

    When you post a meme, please understand they still have to be within the rules of the server. (So family friendly, and not to harass others, bully people with them, etc).
     
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    BAN-APPEALS

    We have historically had no ban-appeal rules, because we really prefer to only ban on a permanent basis. We do not provide temporary bans usually. However, some basic guidelines have always been desired by players, because it's always possible a staff member makes a mistake. Here is part of our internal policy regarding banned players.

    Ban-appeals for the 1MB game-server or Discord chat-server are to be made through our ban-appeal sub-forum exclusively.

    Emails, direct messages, private messages, by-passing any set ban to attempt to communicate with us, etc. is not allowed, and any appeal will automatically be declined.

    Ban-appeals are public. We're not a whitelisted server. Keep this in mind when you communicate with us.

    We only accept one ban-appeal, if you received a new ban, chances are that appealing is no longer possible.

    "My friend got banned, please unban them", will be considered as 'by-passing a ban, and posting an appeal in the wrong location', and will result in any appeal to be automatically declined.

    If you broke our rules on purpose, or used a hack client, got caught with a cheat-mod installed, or you know you broke the rules. You don't have to appeal, it's very likely to get declined. Lying about this to sweet-talk us will backfire.

    The ban-appeal option is for those situations where a staff/team member has acted too harshly, or incorrectly.

    We assume you appeal because you really wish to continue playing, therefore we expect an appeal within a week (or so). Anything over 10 to 14 days will automatically get declined.

    While we try to be as fair as possible, please note that access to the discord/minecraft servers is at our discretion. We are free to ban without a reason, at any time, and without a warning. As a preventive measure if we suspect someone for cheating, bullying, etc. Or just based on general attitude. We have zero tolerance towards rule-breakers, abusive players, toxic behavior, or attitude. We want to spend this time playing Minecraft instead.
     
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    MINIMUM AGE: 13+

    We're updating our 'all ages' Minecraft Server to `13 and up`. We will no longer allow 'kids' younger than 13 to use our server, discord or website or watch our live streams or youtube videos.

    My personal opinion: We're a family friendly community, if a kid wants to play a game I personally don't care. This is due to COPPA and FTC and third party services enforcing limits anyway.

    Youtube requires us to mark our live-streams and content as 'not for kids', and so does Discord, and social media platforms, etc. Our forum already has a minimum age, and despite my personal opinion regarding this topic, it's just 'easier' for us to become 13+.

    We're not a registered company creating content or offering a game server where we commercially exploit players etc. So this isn't going to be a hard rule we will enforce anyway, if you're currently under the age of 13, I am sure you will get older eventually.
     
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    Starting January 1st, 2020: 1.15.1 related updated:

    - Moving forward in 2020 we will be more aggressive towards 'world grief', toxic or edge behavior. Things we had as a soft rule previously we might enforce a bit more starting the new year.

    - Appealing to bans will mainly be ignored. Unless a blatant mistake on behalf of the staff is made there's basically no reason to appeal the ban.

    - We want players to play the game while actually 'being there', and this includes turning on auto farming and then leaving your computer to do something else. If we move you and you're afk and do not realise we're trying to get your attention while you're performing actions: this will be considered an unfair advantage. We're looking for active players that play fair.

    - If the game has vanilla features you're free to use them, in doubt; it's always best to inquire about something first. If anything was or is currently allowed does not mean on a per player basis we can request you to stop, remove, or update your 'thing' that you're doing. This sounds vague, but think about a redstone clock to help you with your farm or build. Yes, while this is allowed, if this is causing chunk lag or affects other players. Then we might ask you to discontinue or redesign. Stuff like that.

    - If the game has vanille features that you could 'use' to achieve things otherwise not possible in the game, such as 0tick farms, then we consider this abusing a bug in the game. If it's not something that Mojang intended the use for and it grossly benefits you we consider it abuse of a bug and at least an unfair advantage. Please do not make 0tick farms.

    - A small reminder that if players are aware of a bug in Minecraft that just because we have not yet (or cannot) patch it, that it is not allowed to use a bug in the game to your advantage.

    - As we move slowly from 1.13.2 to 1.15.1 in the new year and slowly get used to the new version, we will adjust our rules. We might upgrade some plugins and features, nerf mob spawning or how we deal with certain player behaviors. We cannot do this without your feedback. Please be civil in discussing how we run the server. This way we can better understand you and adjust our settings, features, options, permissions and our set of rules. Rules will always be changing, some for the better, some for the worse, in an attempt to balance it out against a survival gameplay setup.
     
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    Reminder:

    From July 1st, 2020 we are on Minecraft 1.16.1, I want to use this opportunity to point out that we do not allow world grief.

    You're free to mine in your base in the new /souls world, but it's a survival/build world. It's not a resource-gathering world.

    Ruining the world for resources will be considered world-grief, and we will (since 1.15.2) act upon this.

    Please use the /nether to get resources or at least make your mining part of your build area so it's also nice to explore by others.

    The same goes for /wild, please keep the world nice, and gather resources in the /mine world.

    Update:

    Rules will get slowly adjusted throughout July 2020 since we've moved to a new version and might have to slightly adjust due to changes in the game(play).
     
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    The legacy 1MB Menu Nether Star rules.

    We've been rather aggressive with the unique 1MB /menu item in our hotbar in the past, restoring it on every join and teleport. But we've tested various alternatives and eased up a bit during 1.15.2. Now with 1.16.1 we've decided to remove it.

    If you have 1 or more 1MB Menu nether stars in your inventory, hotbar, or chests. We kindly ask you to throw them in lava.

    Are you allowed to use them to craft beacons now? Yes, this is allowed. We prefer you trash them though, because they were not intended to be an in-game item. But we won't make a fuss over it.

    Note please that the /menu command still works.
     
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    DISCORD SERVER RULES

    As mentioned in the first post and on Discord, general rules apply, this includes our Discord rules, which is all of the above, plus the following: They were mentioned on Discord before, now from July 2020 onwards they're mentioned here and referenced on Discord.

    *** Discord Service ***

    Be advised that according to Discord's ToS, members must be at least 13 years of age in order to validly hold an account.

    Your activity on Discord is expected to be within the Discord's Terms of Service, this includes no self-botting, no advertising, and being respectful towards others.
    https://discord.com/new/terms

    *** Discord Server ***

    You've connected to the OMG / 1MB Discord Server. It's owned by Floris, operated by the OMG / 1MB staff/team members. Help can be provided to anybody with a question by anybody else on the server.
    ** OMG ** Stands for omgboards.com, Floris' online community.
    ** 1MB ** Stands for 1moreblock.com, Floris' online Minecraft Survival Server.

    ```
    Discord Rules:
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    Treat everybody with respect and consideration. Toxic behavior isn't welcome.

    Converse in English in the public-, and voice channels.

    Inappropriate accounts and avatars aren't welcome, what is appropriate is at our discretion.

    Impersonating others is not allowed.

    Avoid spammy messages, images, and mentions.

    Unlike other servers, our staff doesn't mind if you @mention them for a question.

    No self-promotion or advertisements of any kind. This discord is meant for the OMG / 1MB community, not for your own discord, your own servers, etc. This includes unsolicited references and links to other social media, servers, communities, and services in chat or direct messages.

    ```
    Recording for Twitch/Youtube && Streaming rules
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    Youtube videos about 1MB are welcomed in the #minecraft channel, feel free to post them.

    Youtube videos about other servers, when it's about gameplay, and not to entice others to join, when no server host/ip is mentioned, are incidentally welcome in the off topic channel.

    Live-streaming our server on Twitch / Youtube / etc. is welcomed, feel free to post your live-stream link about 1MB in the #minecraft channel.

    Live-streaming other servers is not allowed. Please refrain from doing so.

    Avoid sharing personal information. Protect your privacy and the privacy of others.

    Toxic behavior such as bullying, harassing others, etc. is not welcome, feel free to contact an admin (nixxy73 or mrfloris for example) for a discussion. We have no tolerance for making others feel unwanted or uncomfortable.

    Offensive content such as piracy, nsfw, sexism, racism, etc. is not welcome.

    Due to the sensitive nature, religious and political discussions are to be avoided.

    Please note that Discord requires people to be of a minimum age, we apply 13+
    More information here: https://support.discord.com/hc/en-us/articles/360040724612

    ~ WE WILL UPDATE THESE DISCORD RULES AND MOST THINGS IN THIS THREAD THROUGHOUT 2020. IF AT ANY POINT YOU DISAGREE TO ANY CHANGES YOU ARE FREE TO DISCONTINUE USING ANY OF OUR SERVICES.
     
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    Heads-up: Upcoming changes to our grief-reporting and grief-rollback policies.
    - Starting Spring 2021

    We've always gone out of our way to load old archives, backups of databases, etc and nitpicked the blocks, chunks, and region files for areas that got griefed and got reported to us 12+ months later.

    Last few years we've slightly adjusted this to a- be to main-worlds only, and b- up to a year.

    Moving forward this Spring Update we will tighten the belt and put more responsibility in the hands of the player.

    ** This is a heads-up **
    • We will require a certain amount of playtime before we region protect an area.
    • We will update our rules or rather our grief/rollback policies to the following:
    • Reports are to be made within a few weeks to a few months after the grief, it will be the responsibility of the player to keep an eye on their build. You know your builds the best!
    • We will store data with a guarantee of up to six months to roll back. Meaning if you report many months later and we have purged the data, we will no longer go the extra mile and dive into our archives for you.
    • We will purge data every month with a cut-off data of 30-ish weeks. (Sometimes we skip a month, or a few weeks)
    • We will purged archived databases from 'way back' a lot more often. For example, in 2022 we will purge all rollback data backups from 2019 and older.

    Thank you for understanding, and I hope this heads-up means that you have enough time to get online this Winter season and check your builds. If there's an issue or you need to double check something feel free to reach out to any team member. We still have enough backup and backed up data to help restore at this point. And yes, we can properly region protect your awesome hard work.

    The more active and the more players build, be it 1 or 50 bases, the easier it is to region protect, roll back, etc.
     
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    Heads-up: Upcoming changes to our whitelist/blacklist of clients, loaders, mods, etc.
    - Starting Spring 2021

    To be uber clear: Nothing really changes, we will perm ban on any type of abuse that is even common sense. We run the server for you to play on as a player. We do not run it for people to abuse the system by using bugs, unintended gameplay mechanics, etc. Any unfair advantage is against the rules. Unfortunately, this seems a very difficult concept for some people who share a different opinion. You're free to have a different opinion; there are enough other servers out there with equal-minded players. This is our server, our rules. Play within those rules or get banned; it's that black/white and we're strict about it.

    In the past however we might have been giving leeway and trying to educate players as to why we like or do not like something. Moving forward and since the game and our community is now a decade old it's fair to assume the common sense rule should be the only rule technically. You should know by now that you're purposely trying to gain a benefit you would otherwise not have. So the answer is likely: no, you can't use that. We will explain less, refer to our rules, and upon breaking of our rules we will sanction your account.

    Moving forward however we will also request from our team members, epic players, donators, and regular active players what they consider to be whitelisted and blacklisted things. We will review them and adjust this list accordingly. We're open to discussing items already on the list.

    Things that are not allowed and result into a perm ban without option to appeal:

    - Any customization to the vanilla game that gives you any unfair advantage.
    - Abuse of the game mechanics to create unintended mechanics that give you a clear advantage or lets you bypass a rule.
    - Unofficial clients are assumed to be used for cheating, if we suspect you from cheating and we see you use an unofficial client we can consider that 'evidence'.
    - Unofficial launchers are assumed to be used for cheating, if we suspect you from cheating and we see you use an unofficial launcher can consider that 'evidence'.
    - Modifications (plugins, mods, injections, scripts, macros, etc) that extend the game to achieve impossible things, item duping, etc that give you any unfair advantage is obviously not allowed.
    - Modifications as listed above that aren't on the below list and purposely try to avoid identification are considered to be used for cheating, upon detection we can consider that 'evidence'
    - Lag machines, auto farming that gives you money, items, levels, etc. that goes beyond a semi automated farm for auto sorting, farming/harvesting, or piston doors, etc with the intention to not actually play and automate gameplay to get ahead of others is considered an unfair advantage and we will ask you to stop, with the exception of lag machines, see below.
    - Lag machines, or any other mechanism to try and exploit the plugins on the server or the server itself to try and crash it, lag it, escalate privileges or otherwise abuse it is considered malicious. Sometimes we will seek financial damages and/or seek legal action. You will at least be perm banned, if you have friends in your group they will follow you out with a ban as well.
    - Downloading our world through replay mod to gain an advantage is not allowed. If you are a content creator get whitelisted first and have an agreement with the server owner.
    - World downloaders, auto builders, scripts, automated accounts, bots, or even schematic visualizers are not allowed.
    - Litematics or schematica is not allowed, visualizing your build ingame is not a default mechanic and gives you an unfair advantage over others - sorry. People that have abused this in the past have ruined it for you. Complain to them. But respect our decisions please on this.
    - Mini maps that show caves, tunnels, dungeons, POI, mobs, players, are not allowed. If you use one, see the below mention of it on the whitelist to make sure you dont risk getting sanctioned. Play it safe: assume that mini maps are at least frowned upon, will get you suspected of cheating, and will probably be fully disallowed in the (near) future.
    - Mouse or keyboard customizations that give you an advantage in pvp, grinding, etc, including macro-ing/scripting etc, not allowed (we know who you are, this is your final warning to stop)


    Things that we have officially whitelisted, and give more leeway on; but we do refer you to the common sense rule.

    - Optifine (https://optifine.net/) is allowed, despite it supporting the light emitting sources such as a torch, lantern, etc. We are now officially changing our rules regarding this 'light hack', see below. Anyway, optifine is whitelisted.
    - Fabric loader/API is allowed, but only for plugins on our whitelist, and plugins that do not give you an unfair advantage.
    - Vanilla Tweaks (https://vanillatweaks.net/) are allowed, again, for whitelisted items, and tweaks/datapacks/resourcepacks that do not give an unfair advantage.
    - FaithFul 32 (https://faithful.team/), resource pack is allowed, just like any other resource pack, but we are adding faithful and sphax bdcraft to our whitelist as officially allowed. Any resource pack that gives you an unfair advantage, such as xray, etc. is obviously not allowed. If we see you run 'cheat packs' we will suspect you from cheating and look into this.
    - A simple mini map is allowed. We will suspect you from cheating, sorry. This is because we know it has additional features that we do not allow. You run the risk that if we suspect you from unfair pvp-ing, unfair POI finding, etc, and we see you run a mini map, we will use it as 'evidence' for gaining an unfair advantage. So turn it off or switch to another mini map without those features. You purposely run it: you purposely take the risk. Play fair, you should be fine. We do not promise to perm block mini maps in the future.
    - Sodium (https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/sodium) (and Phosphor) is allowed as alternative to optifine.
    - Shader packs are allowed (same argument as resource packs)
    - Macros are not allowed. If you have a disability and require an exception, talk to the owner.
    - Mini Hud is unfortunately allowed. I voted no, others voted yes.
    - Abusing the light bug is allowed. We have to many people with a visual disability that benefit from this. Some bugs in the game cause this. Profile hack leaking break the ability to turn this off, optifine kind of ruined light cheat already. We are giving in and against our will allowing this. Note: if you use this in an event where light plays a part and this customization helped you win: We will ban you for cheating during an event. Daily survival play is now officially allowed. Even if we dont want it to. It is officially frowned upon, not a bannable offense unless it's during an event.

    Quite an update. And a messy list. It will change over the future. But now you have a headsup. Technically all these rules are already in effect, we're just in the period of discussing the specifics and will start enforcing it by spring time.
     
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