Spigot Forum Rules - Historical

Applied By md_5: Dec 24, 2014 at 8:23 AM

Spigot Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Please read before using the forums and its features

The Spigot forums are a great tool, they allow you to improve your server and have fun time as well. The Spigot forums also can be a target for trolls and meanies! To stop this we have moderators that enforce these rules and keep the environment happy. These rules should be followed at all times.

Punishment System
Spigot tries to keep its moderation lightweight, but provided you don't follow the rules, these punishments could ensue:
  • If you make a post that is mean or inflammatory, it will be removed and you will get a warning.
  • Following several warnings, you will receive a short ban, usually around three days.
  • If you then continue to break the rules, you will receive a longer ban, usually lasting from one to two weeks.
  • If you continue after a one week ban, you will likely be permanently banned (this is also for extreme and harsh punishments).
These lengths and criteria are not definite, but rather a rough idea of the consequences. Moderators will always take into account a user's history before issuing a ban of any length. Please remember that punishments are up to the moderators – they can alter these rules per case.

Spigot Rules
  1. Keep forum threads and posts respectful and appropriate.
    1. If you think it might be disrespectful or inappropriate, don't say it.
    2. Anything of a sexual nature is not permitted on the forums, and depending on the severity of the content posted, could lead to an instant suspension of your account.
  2. Racism, sexism, or other forms of bigotry are strictly prohibited.
    1. Do not use racial slurs or bigoted remarks (e.g. another user’s English abilities) towards other users.
  3. Any form of trolling, flaming, flame-baiting, or being overly aggressive towards other users is not permitted.
    1. Keep discussion civil. Do not harass or threaten other users or use Spigot as a place to coordinate attacks on others.
    2. Keep discussion relevant – deliberately derailing a thread will get you punished.
    3. Do not insult other users — doing so is abusive, and if it isn't nice, just don't say it. Even if another user is insulting you, the responsible thing to do is report the post and move on.
  4. Do not abuse any feature of the forums (such as post ratings which are designed to be used appropriately and in moderation) or else your privileges may be revoked.
    1. Do not abuse the resources system.
      1. Posting malicious resources is not allowed. Doing so will result in their removal and your account will be permanently suspended.
      2. Posting someone else’s plugin or resource is not allowed. This includes minor edits such as configuration changes and code directly taken from tutorials / other plugins. The resource in question will be deleted.
        1. In the case that you attempt to sell someone else’s work as your own as a Premium Resource, this will result in the deletion of the resource and an instant ban of your account without warning.
        2. In the event that you post someone’s paid resource either from Spigot or elsewhere on the site, this will also result in an instant removal of the account and an instant ban of your account without warning.
      3. Refrain from commenting on premium resources which you have not purchased, especially when your sole criticism is it's price or whether or not you think it is worth being a premium resource. Developers are free to set any price they wish, it is a free market and you are not required to purchase it if you dislike it.
  5. Swearing should be used in moderation.
    1. Shouldn’t be directed at other people or businesses.
    2. Shouldn’t be excessive (moderator's discretion).
    3. Shouldn’t contravene other rules, such as Rule #1.
  6. Do not post threads in the wrong category.
    1. Spigot has several categories and this allows us the keep the posts organized. Please post in the correct category, and if you are not sure, post it in what you think is the closest category and report your thread asking for a moderator to move it if necessary.
    2. There are also several threads detailing what is appropriate for specific sections, such as the Discussion and Help sections. Please read these first before posting.
  7. No advertising servers, real-world products, services, or any other type of paid item / service outside of the Services & Recruitment section.
    1. Most of us are very busy server owners, and most of the time we don't have time to play your servers. Instead of advertising your server, try asking for help about how it can be improved!
    2. Only post an IP or server address if it is really necessary for the purpose of the thread, such as seeking feedback from others. If a moderator feels it is abusive, we will remove it.
    3. Do not post threads asking the community to "Name your X", including but not limited to usernames, servers, services, products, etc (moderator’s discretion).
    4. Threads advertising any real-world products or services are not permitted and they will be removed. This includes services such as hosting services, YouTube videos, or other products.
    5. In addition to these rules, the Service & Recruitment sections have their own sets of rules that are not specified here. Posting threads outside of the correct section will result in the thread being deleted without warning.
  8. Do not threaten other users, servers or communities.
    1. We do not support hate towards other communities, including, but not limited to, threatening DDoS attacks, harassment, or other similar activities. Such actions will involve punishments and sometimes even contacting authorities.
    2. Any release of private, personal information of another user is not permitted under any circumstances. This includes but is not limited to another user's address, location, or IP address. In the event that you share another user's information without explicit permission, you will receive an immediate suspension.
  9. Keep the forums in English as much as possible.
    1. If you don't speak English, there are Russian and French versions of Spigot available to you. If you are going to use the main forums, you should at least try and use Google Translate and post all threads in English.
    2. English-speaking users should be kind and courteous to other users who aren’t as fluent in English. Deliberately harassing the user for a lack of English proficiency is not permitted.
  10. Discussion or distribution of illegal content through the Spigot Forums is not permitted in any form.
    1. This includes but is not limited to pirated content, nulled licenses for paid software, or anything where it could be deemed illegal.
      1. In addition to this, the Spigot community will not give any form of support for pirated contented such as the examples listed above. Threads seeking support for pirated software or content will be deleted without warning.
    2. Depending on the severity of the content posted, your account could be immediately suspended without warning. If you’re unsure, just don’t post it.
  11. Ban evasion under any form is not permitted.
    1. Using an alternative account to evade a punishment will result in the immediate suspension of the alternative account and lengthening of your ban. If you wish to obtain more information about your ban, please send an email to [email protected].
  12. If you wish to create an alternative account, please email [email protected] to request special permission to do so. If this is not done, any alternative accounts may be permanently banned without warning.
  13. These rules are subject to change at any time and are in no way permanent. The Spigot team is not responsible for notifying users of these changes.
  14. If you require staff assistance please open a report or email [email protected], do not private message staff.
  15. In dispute of unlisted rules, a moderator’s say is final.
    1. Any complaints about a moderator’s actions must be directed to the administration team at [email protected].
Caught somebody breaking the rules?
Hit the "Report" button below posts and a Moderator will get to it as soon possible.

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  • We reserve the rights to remove or modify any Content submitted for any reason without explanation. Requests for Content to be removed or modified will be undertaken only at our discretion. We reserve the right to take action against any account with the Service at any time.
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  • These terms may be changed at any time without notice.
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If you have any feedback or questions about these rules, please email [email protected]
~Spigot Team