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Upon joining SinisterPrison, players must agree to the following:

* It is the responsibility of the player to be knowledgeable of the rules and to stay updated if the rules are changed at any time

* If any rule is broken, that player or offending party will be punished. The punishment is specified in this document or under the discretion of a server representative (staff).

* Screenshare Verified staff reserve the right to screen share at any time, for any reason. Refusal to screen share, regardless of excuse will result in the punishment indicated in this document.

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If you are unsure about any rules or information stated in this document, please reach out to a staff member or create a support ticket in our discord for further clarification. Not knowing rules is no excuse of punishment and will not result in any punishment being removed.

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Staff reserve the right to edit or change these rules at any time. All rule changes are available publicly on this document. In extreme cases, management reserves the right to change rules after an action/punishment has been administered to protect the server.

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#1: Soft Advertising

If a player is caught encouraging people to join another server, this is not allowed. For example “Anyone wanna play Hypixel” would not be allowed. If a player is advertising anything not related to SinisterPrison (ex. YouTube, Discord link, Gyazo, etc) in public chat, it will result in a punishment as well. This does not include submitting evidence to staff regarding a report.

Punishment: 30 Minute Mute

#2: Advertising

Advertising on our server is not tolerated. Advertising is the act of posting an ip address, website, or domain (regardless of active/real) in hopes that players will visit the advertised address in chat, on a sign, or in a player’s direct messages. Players are allowed to use other server names to talk about events on said server, but are not allowed to directly state the ip/website/domain.

Punishment: 1 Week Ban + Disqualification from Week

#3: Malicious Threats

The act of doxing, ddosing or swatting is NOT tolerated. If anyone makes a threat towards you in private messages, please make a ticket on our discord so a Sr. Mod+ can verify. Any sort of joking with malicious intentions about this matter is also punishable.

Punishment: IP Ban + Disqualification from Week

#4: Bigotry & Hate Speech

Bigotry & Hate speech includes the use of any racial or homophobic term in chat and is not to be tolerated whatsoever. This includes but is not limited to the use of the N-Word(Hard R), F*g, Racial discrimination, etc. Any attempt to bypass this rule will result in a punishment.

Punishment: 3 Hour Mute

#5: Death Threats

Telling someone to kill themselves is strictly not allowed. If a player comes to you with a chat report of death threats in private messages get a Management Member to verify it with server logs through a Support Ticket

Punishment: 6 Hour Mute

#6: Public Witch Hunting

Public Witch Hunting is not tolerated. This includes but is not limited to: claiming someone is a hacker with no evidence (them killing you and being “sus” is not evidence), claiming that a user has done something that violates the server’s rules with no supporting evidence. We fully accept user reports through our Support System in Discord, however publicly accusing for someone with no supporting evidence is not tolerated.

Punishment: Management Discretion

#7: Chat & Command Spam

Flooding public chat is unnecessary and will result in a mute. 3 or more messages in rapid succession will be punished by a warning then a mute, along with Character Spam, for example, “ofhddfudfbdgfjkdhlako” in chat. Promoting Spam on the server is also not allowed.

Punishment: Warning

#8: English in Public Chat

The only language permitted to be spoken in public chat is English, any other language will be punishable. This does not include messages or Island chat.

Punishment: Warning

#9: Suspicious/Inappropriate links

If you are caught sending pornographic links, links that will be harmful to another player, or will cause general discomfort in those who open them will be muted/blacklisted depending on the severity of said link.

Punishment: 7 Day Ban

#10: Player/Staff Impersonation

Using public chat to make players think you are someone when you are not, or a rank that you are not (staff or donor) is not allowed. It is expected for you to remove the nickname/suffix after you are punished, or you may be punished again for still having the impersonation.

Punishment: 1 Hour Mute + Possible Permissions Removal

#11: Staff Disrespect

Constant hate, harassment or disrespect towards staff members is not allowed. This includes tricking staff members into believing you are breaking rules when you are not.

Punishment: 1 Hour Mute

#12: EXCESSIVE Toxicity Towards Others

Cursing is generally allowed in public chat but however there is a limit to this. If found to be cursing at other players or a specific group of people EXCESSIVELY, then you will be punished. Please respect one another and treat them the same way you would want to be treated.

Punishment: 1 Hour Mute

#13: IRL Trading

Players are not allowed to advertise that they’re selling things for IRL money outside of the server. Accounts, skins, PayPal, etc. To gain a competitive advantage

Punishment: 1 Day Ban + Disqualification from Week

#14: Gameplay Intent

If you, the player, joins in activities that are not within the idea of how the game was designed to be played (this includes but is not limited to: crash the server, cause significant lag, or displaces balance of the server undermining events, information shared in confidence about updates, contests, anything that is implied or understood as unintended game/play exploits, or just overall the spirit of the game or how the game was intended, you can be removed permanently from the server or disqualified from payouts.

Punishment: Management Discretion

#15: Disqualification Rule

If a player is disqualified from a week of BlockTop, the player is not permitted to give/trade/sell any (and all)items/values/currencies until the disqualification is removed/expired. Giving players pickaxes, crate keys, tokens, etc will result in an extension of disqualification.

Punishment: Admin Discretion

#16: Player Boosting

Boosting other players/gangs in any way will result in punishment. This includes (but is not limited to): Feeding Tokens to other Players, Mining Rewards on alts, letting other members use your pickaxe, and allowing yourself to be killed intentionally.

Punishment: Warning & Disqualification from Week

#17: Unfair advantage (Blacklisted Modifications)

This includes any use of a hacked client, ghost client, illegal mods, etc. Any modifications to any client or mod that will create an advantage over other players are not allowed (Ex. Editing Schematica Mod so it will break blocks). Depends on severity, this could result in disqualification. The only case where players may admit for a shorter ban is if they’re using Tracers / X-Ray / Radar.

Punishment:

1st Offense: 3d Ban

2nd Offense: 7d Ban

3rd Offense: Permanent Ban

#18: Refusal to Screenshare

f any player is asked to screenshare by a screenshare verified staff member, that player is not allowed to refuse for any reason at all. Having personal information, Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA’s), or any other private information/software on your computer is NOT a valid excuse to refuse a screenshare. Before joining the server, we recommend that any such information, files, or software be removed or stored on an alternate computer or flash drive. Our screenshare software does not infiltrate any sort of personal data, and is only used to scan the current instance of Minecraft.

Punishment: Permanent Ban

#19: Loan Scamming

Unlike Standard Scamming, Loan Scamming is not permitted on our server. If two players come to any sort of mutual agreement where one player is loaning another an item/amount of money/tokens, and the other player is explicitly agreeing to pay back a specific item or money/tokens on a specific time/day, the Loan Rules apply.

For the Loan Scamming Rule to apply, the player Loaning the money must fully document the agreement (in-game screenshots of the user agreeing to pay a specific item or money/tokens on a specific date/time.) External Screenshots (Discord, Etc.) are not sufficient Evidence.

Punishment: 1 Week Ban & Item/Money/Tokens Removed

#20: Buycraft Scamming

In game scamming is allowed. However, Buycraft scamming is not. Buycraft scamming is punishable if a player buys something off buycraft for a deal, and the other player does not give the agreed items after the purchase was made. It is NOT considered bannable if you give your items first, then the other person runs away with them. The exception to this is scamming while a staff member is middle manning the deal.

In the case of a player being charged back on:

If the player scammed gets charged back on, they do not have to repay the value charged back. They will simply have the items removed.

The player who charged back is to be banned permanently.

The player who traded in-game items will receive their items back.

Punishment: Permanent Ban

#21: Botting/Scripting/Automated Work

Console clients and OQMineBot are permitted with the following restrictions in mind. The sole purpose of console clients and OQMineBot should be for AFKing and for opening crates. To get the items off the alt accounts, you must manually log on to the accounts and /trade or /pay them to yourself. Anything BUT will be punishable. OQMinebot can be used to run commands such as /pay and /token pay in order to transfer tokens from alts onto main accounts.

In addition to this rule, players should only have a maximum of 25 alts standing at the same place on every public area. And you cannot use alts to abuse public events such as keyalls, public vouchers, etc.

Punishment: 3 Day IP Ban

#22: Use of an Autoclicker/Macro/Modified Mouse

Usage of any auto clicker/modified mouse/macro is forbidden. Caught using any form of the above will result in a punishment. Using this in conjunction with the use of alts to automate tasks will lead to harsher punishments, and possibly a disqualification from payout. Anything that is not considered you physically clicking will be considered an autoclicker (ex. changing buttons on your mouse to your keyboard, leaving an object on your mouse to automate a task, abusing the F11 glitch, or Discord/Teamspeak overlays to AutoMine.)

Punishment: Permanent Ban + Full Disqualification

#23: Mute & Ban evasion

Using alternate accounts is by all means allowed on our server, but abusing alternate accounts to bypass a mute or a ban is a ban for that account. You must contact an administrator or a head staff to verify that the accounts are related.

Punishment: Ban for Initial Punishment Length

#24: Teaming in PvP

Teaming in any events will result in a punishment. LMS is a free-for-all. Teaming is not permitted in any way during this competition. This includes but is not limited to, paying people to help you protect/cap Koth/Outposts and other events.

Punishment: 12 Hour Ban

#25: Disallowing a Player to Mine Freely

Any attempt by a player to purposely hinder other players’ ability to use a mine properly is not permitted. This applies when a player is targeting another player from mining/playing on the server. This also includes having other players grief a competitor's mine in a direct attempt to deny their Block Top Placement.

Punishment: Management Discretion + Week Disqualification

#26: Account Sharing

Account sharing is not permitted on the Prison realms. Account sharing is 2 or more players using one account, where the accounts are owned by other players. For example, two players are sharing one or more accounts. This is to be dealt with by a Sr. Mod or above.

Punishment: 14 Day Ban

#27: Mining on Alts

Mining on alts to gain value, money, or anything that would give an advantage is not allowed. If found doing so, punishments will be given out. Based on severity, this can lead to disqualification.

Punishment: 7d Ban & Disqualification from Week