Important In-game Rules

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    These are the official list of the rules for all PF platforms. If you’re feeling uncertain on if something is allowed or not, please contact a staff member and they will be able to assist you accordingly. Rules are subject to change at any given time, so please make sure to regularly check for any changes. If you break a chat offence physically by blocks, signs, books or similar then they'll be changed to a ban instead of a mute.

    Please notice that before standard chat related punishments are broken
    you will be given a warning; however, if the intent to spam, advertise, etc excessively
    you'll be punished instantly. The same applies to signs, books and more.
    Staff members can give you a warning instead of the actual offence punishment at any time depending on the context and situation.

    If a punishment is given that isn't listed in these offence rules
    then they have been given approval. These usually can be found in IP punishments,

    permanent punishments or custom punishments.

    If a rule isn't clarified in the correct description, what you may feel might
    be a rule or if we enforce something that isn't a rule then MAY still be a punishable
    offence. Please contact staff beforehand to get some clarification.

    Chat Disruption
    Punishment:
    First offense: Warning
    Second offense: 15m mute
    Third offense: 1h mute
    Spamming - Spamming is the repetition of words or phrases in a manner which floods the chat. Whilst staff members are informed to use their best judgement regarding this rule, the generic rule of thumb is three repetitions within five seconds.
    Character spam - Character spam is the succession of letters, numbers or symbols in an unnecessary manner. Examples of this violation include “Who can I tpa to??????????” and “Meeeeeeeeeee”.
    Capital letters - Users posting an extreme or unnecessary amount of capitalized letters (in a row) in their messages. Examples is “HEY HOW’S THE WEATHER TODAY”
    Spacing between letters - Excessive spacing between letters is highly unnecessary and causes flood within the chat. Example is " i e n j o y a n n o y i n g e v e r y o n e i p o s s i b l y c a n"

    Staff are to use their best judgement for any of these offences.
    Begging - Begging for certain items, money or more after asking multiple within a certain amount of time in a sense which can become annoying. " Can somebody pls give me diamond blocks " " PLS PLS PLS GIVE ME MONEY"

    Mentioning Server Names
    Punishment:
    First offense: Warning
    Second offense: 15m mute
    Third offense: 1h mute
    Mentioning server names is not as serve as advertising, although it still isn't allowed. The only server that you are allowed to mention is very big, well known servers and you're only allowed to mention these servers via private chat. Also, the phrase "Do you want to go play [mini-game]" is not allowed as it indirectly advertises for players to go play on other servers. This isn't allowed in public chat.

    Player Disrespect
    Punishment:
    First offense: 1h Mute
    Second offense: 3h Mute
    Third offense: 1d Ban
    This rule includes offences related to bullying, discrimination, and harassment. There is a strict zero-tolerance for any forms of the above and those caught in violation will be handled accordingly. Staff members are trained to settle all player disrespect cases in a fair matter; however, if you feel the situation was misinterpreted then we invite you to explain this in your appeal here. Please note that these punishment lengths are guidelines but are often modified by staff members based on the level of disrespect.


    Controversial Topics
    Punishment:
    First offense: 1h Mute
    Second offense: 3h Mute
    Third Offense: 1d Ban
    Intentionally bringing up controversial topics that result in a community disagreement will lead to a server mute. Controversial topics include but not limited to, politics, religion, genders, and other sensitive topics.

    Arguing with Staff Members
    Punishment:
    First offense: 1h Mute
    Second offense: 3h Mute
    Third offense: 1d Ban
    Staff members are in a position to keep the server free of rule breakers. Arguing with a staff members actions or decisions will result in punishment. If you have an issue with how a staff member is handling a situation, please be sure to report them here.

    Inappropriate Content
    Punishment:
    First offense: 1h Mute
    Second offense: 1d Ban
    Third offense: 3d Ban
    The Peaceful Farms staff team does not tolerate any kind of inappropriate content within the community. Inappropriate content consists of excessive vulgar messages, racism, sexual/pornographic material (including nicknames and IGNS if blatant), and drug references.

    Extreme offences i.e offensive/racial slurs etc aren't permitted in party chat or msg

    Excessive Swearing
    Punishment:

    First offense: 1h Mute
    Second offense: 1d Ban
    Third offense: 3d Ban
    Although "Swearing"/Cursing is allowed, you cannot use other curse words in the context to insult, be inappropriate, racist or offensive. "Fuck you" isn't allowed but saying "Fuck" or "Fucking" is allowed.
    "Bitch',"Slut","Dick","Asshole","Cum","Cunt" or similar, aren't allowed.

    Profit Shops
    Punishment:
    First offense: 3hours Ban
    Second offense: 1d Ban
    Third offense: 3d Ban
    Profit shops include selling crops outside from /sell, using players to do work for you for in-game money(this doesn't include items; however, crops etc are included), making chestshops with crops to gain money and more. Asking players to do work for you that doesn't involve the player harvesting etc for profit is allowed. This also includes builds that let players gain money through melon streams.


    Building in a 75 block radius to another farm.
    Punishment:
    First offence: Warning/ The claim/base will be moved.
    Second offense: 12hour ban
    Third offense: 3d Ban

    Building in a 75 block radius to another base that hasn't given you permission to be there. The claim owner must be there first for this rule to be enforced. Conjoined player bases with 1 claim cannot be enforced by this rule, you'll have to resolve it with yourselves and come up with a solution to who will own the claim and base. Please notice that if a players base looks like they're expanding, have signs saying they're expanding OR tell you personally they're expanding, please consider moving far away as this will also break this rule. If you'd like to request a build to be moved that is within the standard radius, please contact an administrator on http://discord.peacefulfarms.net/

    Before requesting for a build to be moved from its current location, you'll have to personally mail them yourselves before a Moderator is to inform Administration. If they don't respond within 15 days then you can request a build to be moved i the player is both inactive and the build was there AFTER your build. Players cannot move to a location where the player may expand too.

    Selling Donor Items
    Punishment:
    First offense: 1d Ban

    Second offense: 3d Ban
    Third offense: 7d Ban
    Selling items that are received from any donor kit to make profit is prohibited. Any user caught selling donor kit items on the auction house or chest shops will be punished. Gifting donor items is allowed.
    please be aware that this doesn't include donor crate items.


    Scamming
    Punishment:

    First offense: 1d Ban
    Second offense: 3d Ban
    Third offense: 7d Ba
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    Trying to trick players out of their money by promising false things is not allowed on the server. Anything that goes from making fake gambling machines, lottery, or even changing names of keys or tripwire to act as keys is all considered scamming.

    Command Abuse
    Punishment:
    First offense: 1d Ban
    Second offense: 3d Ban
    Third offense: 7d Ban
    Command abuse is the act of intentionally abusing your in-game permissions. Some examples are: going in and out of /afk to spam the chat, spam /pay directed towards players, spam /tpa, etc. Caught abusing your commands will result in a direct ban for the proper offense.

    AFK Abuse
    Punishment:
    First offense: 7d Ban
    Second offense: 14d Ban
    Third offense: 30d Ban

    Afk abuse consist of AFK pools/machines, AFK relogging, macros, or autoclickers to prevent you from going AFK or prevent you from getting to the point of being kicked for idling. If you’re standing next to an auto farm, you’ll have to be actively moving or active in chat. AFK abuse also consist of moving tiny bits every now and then solely to avoid going afk and afking until being kicked then manually logging back in just to go AFK again. Staff will not hesitate to punish anyone caught breaking this rule, you are responsible for your own actions. Please note that AFK Fish farms also fall under this rule.

    Advertising
    Punishment:
    First offense: 7d Ban
    Second offense: 30d Ban
    Third offense: Permanent Ban
    Advertising refers to linking server websites or sharing another server's IP address, youtube channels, discords channels on any platforms of the Peaceful Farms community. Screenshot links are allowed in /msg and /party chat but are forbidden in public chat. You are only allowed to state large well known server names in /msg (not in global) and it cannot be followed with an IP address. Smaller server names are not to be stated anywhere within the Peaceful Farm platforms. (this consist of in-game, forums, discord, etc). Any links and server names sent via /msg or /party chat are strictly moderated by staff. Any other types of links are not allowed unless they’re related to PF. This rule includes social media handles including Skype usernames, Discord usernames or similar.

    Griefing
    Punishment:
    First offense: 3d Ban
    Second offense: 7d Ban
    Third offense: Permanent Ban

    Deliberately destroying another community member’s creations is strictly prohibited. You cannot touch another players property without full permission from the owner. The build doesn't need to be claimed in-order to determine whether or not its considered grief, its strictly not at all allowed. Those caught griefing will be punished and have their actions rolled back accordingly. We also classify stealing another's belongings in this category. You cannot steal another players fish from /warp fishing(If you have accidentally done this please return the fish and mention that)

    Abusing Glitches and Bugs
    Punishment:
    First offense: 3d Ban
    Second offense: 7d Ban
    Third offense: 14d Ban
    If you discover a glitch or bug you are required to report it here immediately. Users caught exploiting the server will be punished as they are creating an unfair advantage for themselves. Users caught exploiting the server with the sole intention of creating lag will be subject to an immediate permanent ban.

    Lag Machines & Abusing.

    Punishment:
    First offense: 3d Ban
    Second offense: 7d Ban
    Third offense: 14d Ban

    Creating an intention redstone design to create unnecessary amounts of unwanted server lag is prohibited on peaceful farms. This rule doesn't include auto-farms; however, please notice that if your farm is causing unnecessary amounts of lags you'll be asked to turn it off until you can find a design capable of not generating that kind of lag.

    Nano farms, small semi-automatic farms or otherwise can be seen as "small farms" aren't tolerated on Peaceful Farms. Nano Farms are semi-automatic farms that generate or employ the use of a 0-tick related farm. Farms or builds similar to this description isn't allowed either. Using redstone pulses to power and de-power a piston or similar block in the same game tick for automatic/semi-automatic farm use isn't tolerated either. Large auto farms and manual farms don't fall under this rule; however, please make sure your automatic farms are lag free. Finding vanilla ways to automate chunk loading is also against this rule.

    Examples of this description since it may be unclear:

    1. Using pistons to extend every game tick against a crop.
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    2. Using red stone to cause a constant pulse for crops to grow faster.
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    (If) this may be unclear to you directly, please contact a Moderator in-game before creating similar types of builds. It's not our responsibility if you're to not acknowledge this.

    Hacked Clients or Blacklisted Modifications
    Punishment:
    First offense: 30d Ban
    Second offense: Permanent Ban
    Using a client or modification which creates an unfair advantage is strictly prohibited. Any user caught breaking this rule will be immediately punished for the proper duration time.

    You can view a list of modifications that have been approved by clicking here.
    If you'd like to request a modification to be on the whitelist please contact an administrator.
    If your modifications aren't to an advantage and only give little use i.e chat font change etc and it can't
    really be looked at as "suspicious" you can ask questions on our discord http://discord.peacefulfarms.net/

    Punishment Evasion
    Mute - Users that find themselves muted in-game may not communicate with others by using signs, books, or any other chat methods. If you are caught breaking this rule your account will be temporarily banned for the remainder of your mute.

    Ban - If you have been banned in-game you are not allowed to use another account to come back online. The only way of getting unbanned sooner is through the ban appeal process. If you are caught breaking this rule, it will result in a permanent ban.

    If you're to evade a punishment that is issued to your account, using other accounts to access Peaceful Farms will get those accounts permanently banned. Your main account will stay the duration of the current punishment it has; however, if the evading is excessive, Moderators can proceed to permanently ban the main account.

    English Only
    First offense: Warning
    Second offense: 5m mute
    English is the only permitted language allowed around Peaceful Farms public settings. You cannot speak other languages in public chat; however, you are allowed to speak other languages in other chats like party chat, network message, normal message and other.

    Trying to loop hole this rule may end in a more severe punishment; however, you may only receive warnings or small mutes for this rule.