The rules are stated here as guidelines for the server, they are not here for you to scrutinize and try to look for loopholes. An admin's word on a rule is final. If you feel that they are abusing their powers, please gather evidence and post it in the "Player Report" part of the forums, or bring it to the attention of a Head Admin or higher.
If you have any issues with a punishment that was given, you need to accept it and then speak with a higher member of staff about it. You also have the option of submitting a Player Report for abusive staff or a Ban Appeal. If a staff member feels as if you have done something inappropriate and unacceptable that is not listed in the rules, they may punish you with an appropriate consequence.
Rule 1: Do not spam in any form. Flooding chat, begging, or repeating the same messages in short order are considered spam. This also includes adding excessive amounts of letters. Try not to excessively caps. Punishable by mute or temporary ban.Rule 2: Do not advertise on this server, and do not advertise this server elsewhere. Punishable by permanent ban, with appeal.Rule 3: No discrimination of any kind (sexism, racism, etc.). This includes slurs. Punishable by a kick or temporary ban, followed by a mute with persistence.Rule 4: Do not scam or beg for pokemon, items, or donator perks. It is recommended that you have a member of staff supervise these transactions. Punishable by a mute or temporary ban.Rule 5: Keep the server appropriate for children. Many members of the community are quite young, so swearing, inappropriate subjects (self harm, pedophilia, etc.), or personal insults won’t be tolerated. Self-censorship, such as "a**", is not allowed. Abbreviations such as "LMAO" are fine. The word "hell" is allowed, as it is not considered an inappropriate word in most cases and is a biome in Minecraft. Punishable by a mute or a temporary ban.Rule 6: No cheating or exploiting. The only allowed cheat is GameShark. Punishable by permanent ban with appeal.Rule 7: Do not grief. This means editing player structures or land without their direct permission. Punishable by temporary ban on first offense, followed by a permanent ban on second offense.Rule 8: Do not attempt to crash the server or lag other players’ clients. Punishable by permanent ban with appeal.Rule 9: Players may only have one crop farm, 35x35x30. They may opt to have two farms at 17x17x30 instead. Furthermore, Redstone-powered (Piston, Pressure Plates, etc.) automatic farms are not allowed. Punishable by removal or trimming of farm.Rule 10: Players are limited to one apricorn farm, limited to 100x100x9. Punishable by removal or trimming of farm.Rule 11: Joining the server with an alt account while banned will result in a permanent IP ban.Rule 12: Please speak English only in global chat. However, other languages are allowed in /msg. Punishable by a mute.Rule 13: Do not say things in chat that are misleading to players and/or are intended to cause confusion. Punishable by a mute.Rule 14: Do not accuse another player of hacking in chat. Instead, contact a staff member. Punishable by a mute.Rule 15: Do not argue with players constantly or attempt to argue any sort of punishment that a staff member has made. Punishable by a mute.