This includes being excessively profane or rude. We acknowledge that what is considered disrespectful varies greatly from person to person, but if staff asks you to stop, we expect you to do so, or you'll likely be muted, kicked, or banned from our servers. This rule applies to all servers, Minecraft and otherwise!
Griefing on our server includes destroying anything user-made, whether or not is is claimed. If a build has been abandoned for at least 2 months and you want it removed or unclaimed, ask staff, or of none are online, fill out a structure removal request. Removing it without permission may result in jail time or being banned.
We do not allow the use of 'illegal' mods on our server. This includes x-ray, fly, or speed mods, or any mod that gives you an unfair advantage. If you are confused about a particular mod, ask a Moderator or Admin. If we're not familiar with the mod, tell us what it does and we'll decide upon that. We also don't want players abusing the mods that are allowed, like creating spam scripts on Macro mod. If you use NEI or TMI, we prefer you to set it to 'Recipe Mode' so that we aren't spammed with give commands (this may get you kicked or banned if you don't heed spam warnings).
Any form of redstone clock, pulser, or loop cannot be allowed to run continuously, with the exception for clocks with cycles of roughly a minute or longer. Any shorter cycling clock must be disabled when not nearby or if it's not being used.
Redstone will halt when the chunks it's in are unloaded, but this rule still applies to prevent it re-starting when another player re-loads the chunks.
Any mechanism that is designed to trap or kill a player in any world is NOT allowed. This also includes blocking Nether portals (since it doesn't allow players to type). Doing so may prompt jail time or a ban.
We allow farms and grinders, however with somewhat strict limitations to prevent lag (client and server side). A general rule of thumb is that we allow grinders or farms that do NOT allow mobs or drops to build up. More specifically, farms that are not in use should not allow a continuous build up mobs or drops, and AFK'ing at spawners that allow build-ups are not allowed.
Inactive farms/grinders should dispose of mobs or drops (lava is great for this), or prevent them from spawning at all (lighting up spawn chambers), and if AFK'ing at item grinders, mobs should be killed (again, lava is good for this).
AFK'ing at experience grinders isn't allowed since it requires you to kill mobs, and letting them build-up (past 40, as per the mob limit rule) may result in jail time or having your grinder disabled. If you fail to adhere to these rules, you'll likely receive warnings, and if you continue to abuse this, you may lose spawners, or we may disabling spawning in the area.
Like most servers, advertising is NOT allowed. If you need to tell someone another server address (short of other servers in the Team-Carbon server group), use an external program, but do NOT share addresses on our server (this includes private messaging). The way I see it, if you can't find some other way to share an address short of on our servers, then you're recruiting directly from our server, and such behavior is NOT tolerated.
Impersonating another player by using their name as a nickname is not allowed (in order to prevent confusion and abuse of the nickname ability). This also applies to our voice servers.
There is a limit of 6 active beacons allowed per area. Active indicating that it's emitting a beam (not necessarily applying effects). An area is a general term which is to be determined by staff per-instance. If multiple players are sharing an area, the 6 limit rule still applies to the whole area. 6 beacons is enough to have every effect active, so no more should be necessary.
To allow users space to expand their builds, don't create claims or builds too close to another user's build without getting permission from the other user first. If the claim owner has been inactive for 2 months, you may contact staff to remove their claims (they may or may not remove it depending on trusts in the claim) Try to maintain about a 50 block distance between your claim and any other claims nearby (this includes when expanding, if you think you'll need space to expand later, find an area without nearby claims or get permission to expand from the other claim owners).
You can crouch while right clicking with the stick to check how many claims are in a 50 block radius. As noted above, this is not limited only to claims, you are not allowed to claim someone else's build without permission, we consider this griefing. Ask staff for permission to reclaim something (we can check if the build's owner has been inactive and such). We will also not allow building offensive/obscene/inappropriate/vulgar builds or anything that causes excessive server or client lag.
Claiming is entirely disabled in the Nether. If you don't want it to be destroyed, don't build there. We may periodically reset the Nether entirely as it has a smaller border than the Overworld, and gets depleted of resources more quickly.
Since PvP is allowed in the Nether, you are NOT allowed to trick users into combat in any way, or tricking them into dying.