Forum Rules - Please Read

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    MrPig Moderator Staff Member

    These rules are almost identical to the rules of the official forum.

    Global Guidelines
    The guidelines and information below applies to the entire forum.

    Do

    • Be Nice And Polite

      Every member deserves to be treated with respect. Positive and polite posts create a friendly and welcoming environment that all members will feel comfortable in.

    • Search

      Most questions have been asked before, searching for an answer to a question before posting gets a question answered faster and keeps duplicate content low.

    • Think Before Posting

      Sensible, well thought-out and legible posts help other members understand what you are trying to explain.

    • Report Content

      Reported content is sent to staff members for review, if a post needs to be removed or modified then reporting will make that happen.

    • Post In Relevant Section(s)

      Posting in the most relevant section will ensure topics are seen by members most interested in the subject. Topics posted in the wrong section will be moved by moderators.

    • Remain on topic

      Topics should remain on the topic that they are discussing, they should not be discussing other topics. A new topic should be made for a new discussion.

    • Embed images

      When posting a topic which requires embedded images or videos by the section specific rules, embed them. Do not use data:image links, as they only look messy and take up a lot of space. A tutorial on how to embed images can be found here, and a tutorial about embedding videos can be found here.
    Do Not
    • Use Profanity

      As a family friendly forum we censor all profanity, however the censor is not an excuse to still swear; all posts that contain any instance of profanity will be removed. This includes abbreviated curse words, profanity within acronyms, and profanity within pictures. Self-censoring is also not allowed.

    • Bump Threads

      Posting in a topic only to bring it back to the front page of the forum is not allowed, a topic should only be on the front page of a forum if there is active discussion taking place.

    • Spam

      A spam post is a post that provides no value to the discussion. The most common spam posts are posting "tl:dr;", "+1", "this", posting image macros, and nothing but memes or images. These sort of posts really rustle our jimmies.

    • Post Duplicate Threads

      Posting duplicate topics around the forum is considered spam. There is no need to clutter the forum by posting multiple instances of the same thread.

    • Reply to Inappropriate Content

      If inappropriate content is posted the report feature should be used, replying to inappropriate content escalates the issue and can result in all involved parties receiving infractions.

    • Trade or Sell Minecraft Accounts

      We do not allow the sale of Minecraft Accounts, if you wish to acquire a Minecraft account please purchase via Minecraft.net. The sale of Minecraft Cape codes (eg: Minecon 2012 Cape) and any other game content is also disallowed.

    • Offer or Request Services/Products

      With the exception of the Minecraft Server Hosting (forum will be available soon) section and the Shops and Requests section, we do not allow members to trade or sell services/products. Forums are for discussions, they are not a market or trading place.

    • Post Giveaways

      Member-run giveaways or contests that require performing a specific action for entry (eg: subscribe to my Youtube channel, follow me on Twitter) are not allowed.

    • Beg for Donations

      Posts which are primarily geared towards collecting donations are not allowed. Similarly, donation buttons within signatures are also forbidden. You may include donation information as a side note in your thread however it should not be the main focus of your post.

    • Advertise

      Advertising a non-commercial website in your signature is acceptable, however creating topics about your website is not allowed. If you want to advertise on minecraftforum.com, please contact us.

    • Misuse Money Linking Services

      Sites that provide incentives for generating clickthroughs (such as adf.ly) are only allowed to be used for downloads of content that you created. We report any abuse to the site operators and will often result in the relevant accounts being shut down.

    • Hoax

      Deliberately posting misleading or inaccurate information to confuse members is unacceptable. This includes sightings of Herobrine.

    • Access Accounts Without Permission

      The only member permitted to access an account is the owner, unless permission is explicitly granted by that member.

    • Troll

      Trolling of any kind is not tolerated. Accusing someone of trolling, which is known as "Troll Calling" is also disallowed, eg: "Stop trolling", "You're a troll!". If someone is trolling they should be reported.

    • Flame or Provoke

      Do not insult or flame other members of the forum. Similarly, do not post with the intention of provoking a reaction from fellow members. This includes encouraging flame wars. Instigation is not tolerated.

    • Grammar Harass

      Please do not correct or insult other members grammar/spelling. Grammar harassment does not add to the discussion, and is not tolerated.

    • Use Referral/Affiliate Links

      Linking to websites that provide you with cash or prizes in return for getting people to view their page is not allowed. This includes affiliate programs.

    • Necro Post

      Please do not reply to extremely old threads unless you are continuing substantial discussion of the topic. Contentless bumps which add very little to the discussion will be removed.

    • Post Provocative/Offensive Material

      Provocative and/or offensive material of a sexual, violent or otherwise inappropriate nature is strictly not allowed. Please consider the types of content posted to a family friendly forum. Always ensure your content is both "Safe For Work" and suitable for children.

    • Impersonate Staff

      Do not impersonate staff, this includes the use of fake banners and titles.
    Alternate Accounts
    Members are permitted to use alt accounts under the following conditions:

    • Alt accounts must not break any of the forum rules.
    • Alt accounts must not be used to evade bans or posting suspensions.
    • Under no circumstance is an alternate account permitted to communicate or interact with any other account held by the owner(s). This includes, but is not limited to:
      • +Repping posts
      • Quoting posts
    • You may not use alt accounts to post fake information. This includes but is not limited to:
      • Replying with fake comments
      • Trolling
      • Posting consecutively to bump topics
    Examples of the correct usage of an alt account:

    • Creating a shared account for your clan/server/mod/host/project.
    • Creating an alt account to use as a separate identity to your main.
    Illegal Activity
    • Piracy
      Distribution of any content not owned by the member is unacceptable, this includes all forms of media piracy (music, film, video game etc). This rule also extends to linking to sites that primarily function as a facilitator of piracy.

    • Redistribution of Mojang Property
      Minecraft and all associated assets are property of Mojang. Redistribution of Mojang owned property (for example Minecraft.jar) is not allowed, all posts must remain inline with the Minecraft Terms Of Service. Linking to Mojang hosted files is acceptable, eg: assets.minecraft.net.

    • Hate Speech
      As a family friendly and all inclusive community we do not allow any form of discrimination, this includes -- but is not limited to -- age, race, gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexuality and disability.

    • Spread Malicious Content
      Viruses and malware are forbidden, any intentional distribution of either will result in permanent exclusion from minecraftforum.com.
    Section Specific Rules
    Each section (and individual forum) may have individual rules. Sectional rules do not contradict the global rules however they may require your posts to be in made in a specific way or contain information not required in other sections.

    The sectional rules are also included in this document, after reading through the remainder of the global rules you can scroll down to find the sectional rules.

    Moderator Action

    The following information is about what to do when you find people breaking the rules and what happens if you break the rules outlined above.

    Reporting A Post
    Rule breaking posts should be reported by any member that comes across them. There is a "report" button on every post, when a post is reported the moderators of the site are alerted, reports automatically include the post content. Reports should contain an explanation of why a post is being reported.

    Any content that needs moderator attention should be reported. There are no penalties for mis-reporting content.

    Mini Modding
    Mini-modding is replying to a rule breaking post with information on the rule break. Some forms of mini-modding are allowed: If a member has broken a section specific rule (such as posting in the wrong section or not including required information) members are allowed to reply to the member explaining what rule has been broken and how to fix the issue. To be acceptable "Mini-modding" the post must meet the following requirements:

    • Explains which rule the post breaks
    • Explains (where necessary) how the poster can rectify the issue
    • Does not make statements such as: "reported", "I've told the mods", "This will be locked now" etc.
    Then the member must report the post. "Mini-modding" without reporting the post is not allowed.

    "Mini-modding" type posts will be removed once a moderator has dealt with the thread/post in question.

    Warnings

    When a rule is broken a warning will be issued. If you get too many warnings you may be banned for a certain amount of time - or even permanent if you break the rules continuously.

    Permanent Bans
    Permanent bans are never automatically issued, they are reserved for members that we believe to be detrimental to the Minecraft forum community. They are issued to members that continually break the rules and do not provide any value to the community.

    Disclaimer

    The administrators and moderators are responsible for the smooth and efficient running of the site. The staff reserves the right to take whatever action is deemed appropriate in any given situation, regardless of whether there is a specific rule covering that situation or not. If there is a misunderstanding or dispute, then please bring the issue up politely with that staff member in private. In all matters, the decision of the administration is final.

    Help And Support

    Support is provided to minecraftforum.com members through the Contact Forum Administration (coming soon).

    Private Messages are not an official method of requesting support and we do not guarantee that a private message sent to any staff member will be replied to.

    Moderator Applications

    Active members of the community are encouraged to becoming moderators. We do not have a system for applying yet, but will hand pick people who often contribute positively to the community.

    Ban Appeals

    If you wish to appeal a minecraftforum.com ban, please contact us and include your account information and IP address.

    Minecraft Discussion

    General Rules
    • Server threads and server advertisements are not allowed in this section.
    Recent Updates and Snapshots
    • Discussion of released features and features from within snapshots only
    Future Updates
    • Discussion of speculated, hinted and announced Minecraft features only
    • Suggestions are not allowed
    Suggestions
    • No Duplicate Suggestions
      Do not post duplicate suggestions, if an idea has been shared before continue the discussion in the pre-exisiting thread.

    • No Vague Suggestions
      Suggestions that are vague or unclear will be removed, for proper discussion to happen suggestions must be well explained and if necessary, well demonstrated.

    • Existing Mod(s)
      If a mod exists that provides part (or all) of the suggestions request linking to the mod is encouraged, however do not use the existence of a mod to dismiss the suggestion. Suggestions are primarily for vanilla Minecraft features.

    • No Wishlists
      Do not post more than one suggestion per thread. Very closely related suggestions are fine, but separate suggestions require separate threads. "Wishlists" will be closed or deleted.
    Survival Mode
    • Discussion about survival mode only
    Creative Mode
    • Discussion about creative mode only
    Redstone
    This section is for discussing Redstone and pistons. This section includes Redstone tutorials, asking for advice on using Redstone and posting creations made using Redstone and pistons.

    • Redstone Only
      The focus of this section is Redstone itself, do not discuss creations that are not made using Redstone and/or pistons in this section.
    Seeds
    This section is for posting and discussing seeds for maps that are considered impressive in some way. Posting downloads of un-edited maps in this section is also allowed but the seed must also be provided.

    • The seed must be provided in the OP (original post)

    • No Edited Maps
      Do not post any maps that have been edited, these maps should be posted in the "Maps" section of the forum.

    • Seeds which are offensive or contain profanity will be removed
    Mapping And Modding
    Section Rules
    • No linking to sites that require a person to do surveys or require personal information, such as cell phone numbers.
    • Do not ask or pressure content to be updated
    • Topics that offer downloadable content must follow the download links rules.
    • Topics that offer downloadable content must follow the file guidelines.
    • Topics that offer downloadable content must follow the tagging format.
    • Topics must have an installation guide if required
    • Any required permissions must be displayed in the original post
    • Topics or posts made to start or continue a flame war against another mod, a user, or a group, is not allowed.
    • "No pics, no clicks" are considered spam, and are not allowed
    • Be Nice

      Not all users are able to find an answer to a question, so please be nice when answering their question. If an answer or a reply to a post cannot be nice, do not post it
    Minecraft Mods
    • Topics must have embedded images or videos
    • Smp "hack" and "cheat" mods are allowed, however any designed for griefing are not allowed
    WIP Mods
    When a mod in this section is ready to be moved to the Minecraft Mods section, report the topic using the Report feature and request it to be moved.

    Requests / Ideas For Mods.

    • Topics must be either a request or an idea for a mod
    • Posting "there is a mod for this" is not allowed unless the mod is linked in the post
    Modification Development
    • Bumping is permitted once every 24 hours after the last reply if help is still needed
    • Recruiting partners or teams is not allowed
    Maps
    • Topics must have embedded images or videos
    WIP Map
    When a map in this section is ready to be moved to the Maps section, report the topic using the Report feature and request it to be moved.

    Resource Packs

    • Topics must include images or videos
    • Do not use copyrighted material in resource packs
    WIP Resource Packs
    When a resource pack in this section is ready to be moved to the Resource Packs section, report the topic using the Report feature and request it to be moved.

    Skins

    • Skins must be appropriate for all ages
    • Topics must have embedded images
    Minecraft Tools
    • Topics must have embedded images or videos
    • Topics must have a "How to use" guide
    Language Packs
    • Topics must have embedded images or videos
    • Any required permissions must be displayed in the original post
    Mapping and Modding Tutorials
    • Tutorials about maps or mods only, no gaming tutorials are allowed
    • Do not post topics asking for help here
    • Video-only topics are not allowed
    Download Links
    Topics that offer downloadable content must follow the following rules:
    • The download link must be located on the topic
    • The download link must be clearly visible and easy to locate
    • Linking to another page is not allowed, except if the page is a file-sharing page
    File Guidelines
    When a topic offers a downloadable file, the topic and file must follow these rules:
    • Topics must inform users if their file does any of the following:
      • "Call home", or contact a server to check their version or to automatically update
      • Send information to a remote service, such as email or server
      • Downloads additional files
    • Topics must explain what their file does and how to use it (this includes installing if needed)
    • Files must not be malicious or harmful in nature, this includes malware and stealing information like account details
    • Files must not contain any copyrighted material unless permission is given and is posted
    • File links may be removed at any time by the Minecraftforum staff
    Tagging Format
    When needed, topics that are required to follow the tagging format should include the following in the title:
    • Version of MC it applies or is made for, or [Any] if it is not specific to any
    • If it requires addition mods or content
    • If the topic is about a resource pack that includes sounds, it must include [Sound] in the tag
    Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
    • Do not partake in or create platform wars
      Please do not make threads or comments regarding one platform being better than the other as they encourage flame wars within the community.

    • Do not post update threads
      Threads requesting dates on when a certain update is to be released are not allowed. They are considered to be spamming the section as they have no discussion value. Such threads will be locked for redundancy.

    • Do not post maps or any other modification downloads
      Please do not post content which requires Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition to be modified in any form. Maps or any other modification downloads are strictly forbidden as modifications to the Minecraft: Xbox Edition game are against the Xbox Live Terms of Use.

    • Do not encourage modification
      Please do not encourage or detail how to perform modifications to the Minecraft: Xbox Edition game as modifications of the game is against the Xbox Live Terms of Use.

    • Do not post duplication glitches
      Topics detailing how to perform duplication glitches within Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition are not allowed.
    Discussion
    • The discussion section is for general Xbox 360 discussion which does not fit into any other Xbox 360 forum.
    Recent & Upcoming Title Updates
    • All recent and future Xbox 360 Edition title update threads belongs here.
    • Do not post threads that are not related to a new or future title update.
    Suggestions
    • Clearly title your threads
      Be specific with your thread title. Always ensure that your topic titles are relevant to your suggestion. Good titles: "Underground cave biome" or "New mob: The T-Rex". Bad titles: "I have a suggestion!" or "Read my idea!"

    • No duplicate suggestions
      Do not post duplicate suggestions, if an idea has been shared before continue the discussion in the pre-exisiting thread.

    • No vague suggestions
      Suggestions that are vague or unclear will be removed, for proper discussion to happen suggestions must be well explained and if necessary, well demonstrated.

    • No wishlists
      Do not post more than one suggestion per thread. Very closely related suggestions are fine, but separate suggestions require separate threads. "Wishlists" will be closed or deleted.

    • No small suggestions
      A small suggestion is defined as an idea that tweaks or changes an existing Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition feature in some way.

    • Do not request mods
      Do not request new mods, existing mods or ideas for mods in this section. Referencing an existing mod as context for your feature request is acceptable, however specific mod requests alone are not allowed. This includes DLC marketplace requests. Modifications to the Minecraft: Xbox Edition is against the Xbox Live Terms of Use.

    • Existing features
      Do not suggest features that exist in any other version of Minecraft on any other platform. This section is geared towards new feature suggestions.
    Multiplayer
    Servers
    This section is for servers that are either running 24/7 or most of the time.

    • Creating more than one thread per server is not allowed
    • Creating more than one review post per server is not allowed
    • Off-topic replies are not allowed
    • Black ASCII blocks are not allowed in thread titles (Example: █▓▒░)
    • Threads requesting a certain server to be griefed are not allowed
    • Blacklists and threads requesting that a certain player be banned are not allowed
    • Server support threads are not allowed
    • Threads requesting a specific type of server are not allowed
    Quick Sessions / Minigames
    This section is for temporary, short sessions. This includes mini-match events such as Hunger Games tournaments.

    • Creating more than one thread per session/minigame is not allowed
    • Off-topic replies are not allowed
    • Black ASCII blocks are not allowed in thread titles (Example: █▓▒░)
    • Threads requesting a certain session/minigame to be griefed are not allowed
    • Blacklists and threads requesting that a certain player be banned are not allowed
    • Threads requesting a specific type of session/mini are not allowed
    Looking For / Build Help
    • Posting video-related/let's play topics is not allowed
    • Only session threads or topics looking for specific servers, staff members, builders, or ideas are allowed
    • General server advertisement threads are not allowed
    • Copy-Paste replies are not allowed, replies must be relevant to the topic
    • Replies to a topic may only be made up to 7 days after the last post by the OP
    • Replies must use words, using pictures that contain all the text is not allowed
    • Replies to a topic must follow the guidelines outlined in the original post
    Clans
    • No malicious clans or teams are allowed, this includes but not limited to griefing or hacking clans
    • Do not use an existing clan's name for a new clan name
    • Each clan is allowed only 1 topic
    • Do not argue or harass another clan or members of another clan, rivalry and competition is allowed but it must remain civil
    Seeds
    This section is for posting and discussing seeds for worlds that are considered impressive in some way.
    • Titles must be formatted based on the Xbox 360 version: [TU7] [TU8], etc
    • Titles should be clear and to the point
    • The seed must be provided in the OP (original post)
    • Seeds which are offensive or contain profanity will be removed
    Seed Requests
    • Only one seed request per topic
    Show Your Creation
    • Titles must describe the content of the creation
      Please ensure your titles are clearly related to the content of your creation. Titles which are misleading or needlessly sensationalist will be removed.

    • Always embed your images and/or videos
      All images and videos should be properly embedded within your posts. Content which is not embedded may be removed. If you need assistance embedding your images, please see Opeth's image guide.
    Videos, Live Streams & Tutorials
    • Do not post YouTube channel links; Only video links, livestream links and tutorials are allowed
    • Griefing videos are not allowed
    • Posts to announce a livestream restarting are allowed
    • Do not post any Sub4Sub or similar topics
    • Do not post topics which require a member to subscribe to you in return for any prize, listing or similar
    Creation Help
    This section is for requesting advice in order to improve your videos/images/creations, asking for software help to assist your creations and a place to seek actors/participants in your projects.

    • This section is not for sharing videos
    • Linking to YouTube channels is not allowed
    • Recruitment topics for griefing videos are not allowed
    • Do not post topics which require a member to subscribe to you in return for any prize, listing or similar
    Minecraft: Pocket Edition
    • Do not partake in or create platform wars
      Please do not make threads or comments regarding one platform being better than the other as they encourage flame wars within the community.

    • Do not post update threads
      Threads requesting dates on when a certain update is to be released are not allowed. They are considered to be spamming the section as they have no discussion value. Such threads will be locked for redundancy.
    Discussion
    • The discussion section is for general Pocket Edition discussion which does not fit into any other Pocket Edition forum.
    Suggestions
    • Clearly title your threads
      Be specific with your thread title. Always ensure that your topic titles are relevant to your suggestion. Good titles: "Underground cave biome" or "New mob: The T-Rex". Bad titles: "I have a suggestion!" or "Read my idea!"

    • No duplicate suggestions
      Do not post duplicate suggestions, if an idea has been shared before continue the discussion in the pre-exisiting thread.

    • No vague suggestions
      Suggestions that are vague or unclear will be removed, for proper discussion to happen suggestions must be well explained and if necessary, well demonstrated.

    • No wishlists
      Do not post more than one suggestion per thread. Very closely related suggestions are fine, but separate suggestions require separate threads. "Wishlists" will be closed or deleted.

    • No small suggestions
      A small suggestion is defined as an idea that tweaks or changes an existing Minecraft: Pocket Edition feature in some way.

    • Existing mod(s)
      If a mod exists that provides part (or all) of the suggestions request linking to the mod is encouraged, however do not use the existence of a mod to dismiss the suggestion. Suggestions are primarily for vanilla Minecraft features.

    • Existing features
      Do not suggest features that exist in any other version of Minecraft on any other platform. This section is geared towards new feature suggestions.
    Seeds
    This section is for posting and discussing seeds for worlds that are considered impressive in some way. Posting downloads of un-edited worlds/maps in this section is also allowed but the seed must also be provided.

    • The seed must be provided in the OP (original post)
    • No edited maps/worlds
    • Do not post any maps that have been edited, these maps should be posted in the "Pocket Edition: Maps" section of the forum
    • Seeds which are offensive or contain profanity will be removed
    Seed Requests
    • Only one seed request per topic
    Recent & Upcoming Title Updates
    • All recent and future Pocket Edition update threads belongs here.
    • Do not post threads that are not related to a new or future title update.
    Support
    • Threads must be concerning problems experienced with Minecraft: Pocket Edition
    • Bumping support threads if no response is received within twelve hours is allowed
    Mapping and Modding
    • No linking to sites that require a person to do surveys or require personal information, such as cell phone numbers
    • "No pics, no clicks" are considered spam, and are not allowed
    Maps
    • Map threads must include a download link to the map
    • Monetary linking should only be used for download links
    Resource Packs
    • Label threads
      Please label threads according to what platform it will work with whether it be iOS, Android or both.

    • Porting maps & texture packs
      If you're porting a map or texture pack from another platform then permissions from the original author must be gained and clearly displayed within the topic.
    Mods / Tools
    • Topics must have embedded images or videos
    • Topics must use the correct tags. E.G: If the mod is an iOS mod please use: [iOS]
    • Topics must have an installation guide
    • Any required permissions must be displayed in the original post
    • Smp "hack" and "cheat" mods are allowed, however they are not allowed if they are designed for griefing
    • Do not encourage the use of "cracked" applications
    • Please do not detail information on how to obtain pirated applications as it is encouraging piracy and will not be permitted on the forums
    Mapping & Modding Requests
    • Only one request per thread
    Multiplayer
    Servers
    This section is for servers that are either running 24/7 or most of the time.

    • Creating more than one thread per server is not allowed
    • Creating more than one review post per server is not allowed
    • Off-topic replies are not allowed
    • Black ASCII blocks are not allowed in thread titles (Example: █▓▒░)
    • Threads requesting a certain server to be griefed are not allowed
    • Blacklists and threads requesting that a certain player be banned are not allowed
    • Server support threads are not allowed
    • Threads requesting a specific type of server are not allowed
    Quick Sessions / Minigames
    This section is for temporary, short sessions. This includes mini-match events such as Hunger Games tournaments.

    • Creating more than one thread per session/minigame is not allowed
    • Off-topic replies are not allowed
    • Black ASCII blocks are not allowed in thread titles (Example: █▓▒░)
    • Threads requesting a certain session/minigame to be griefed are not allowed
    • Blacklists and threads requesting that a certain player be banned are not allowed
    • Threads requesting a specific type of session/mini are not allowed
    Looking For / Build Help
    • Posting video-related/let's play topics is not allowed
    • Only session threads or topics looking for specific servers, staff members, builders, or ideas are allowed
    • General server advertisement threads are not allowed
    • Copy-Paste replies are not allowed, replies must be relevant to the topic
    • Replies to a topic may only be made up to 7 days after the last post by the OP
    • Replies must use words, using pictures that contain all the text is not allowed
    • Replies to a topic must follow the guidelines outlined in the original post
    Clans
    • No malicious clans or teams are allowed, this includes but not limited to griefing or hacking clans
    • Do not use an existing clan's name for a new clan name
    • Each clan is allowed only 1 topic
    • Do not argue or harass another clan or members of another clan, rivalry and competition is allowed but it must remain civil
    Show Your Creation
    • Titles must describe the content of the creation
      Please ensure your titles are clearly related to the content of your creation. Titles which are misleading or needlessly sensationalist will be removed.

    • Always embed your images and/or videos
      All images and videos should be properly embedded within your posts. Content which is not embedded may be removed. If you need assistance embedding your images, please see Opeth's image guide.
    Videos, Live Streams & Tutorials
    • Do not post YouTube channel links; Only video links, livestream links and tutorials are allowed
    • Griefing videos are not allowed
    • Posts to announce a livestream restarting are allowed
    • Do not post any Sub4Sub or similar topics
    • Do not post topics which require a member to subscribe to you in return for any prize, listing or similar
    Creation Help
    This section is for requesting advice in order to improve your videos/images/creations, asking for software help to assist your creations and a place to seek actors/participants in your projects.

    • This section is not for sharing videos
    • Linking to YouTube channels is not allowed
    • Recruitment topics for griefing videos are not allowed
    • Do not post topics which require a member to subscribe to you in return for any prize, listing or similar
    Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition
    • Do not partake in or create platform wars
      Please do not make threads or comments regarding one platform being better than the other as they encourage flame wars within the community.

    • Do not post update threads
      Threads requesting dates on when a certain update is to be released are not allowed. They are considered to be spamming the section as they have no discussion value. Such threads will be locked for redundancy.

    • Do not post maps or any other modification downloads
      Please do not post content which requires Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition to be modified in any form. Maps or any other modification downloads are strictly forbidden as modifications to the PlayStation 3 Edition game are against the Sony Entertainment Network Terms of Service.

    • Do not encourage modification
      Please do not encourage or detail how to perform modifications to the Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition game as modifications of the game is against the Sony Entertainment Network Terms of Service.

    • Do not post duplication glitches
      Topics detailing how to perform duplication glitches within Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition are not allowed.
    Discussion
    • The discussion section is for general PlayStation 3 discussion which does not fit into any other PlayStation 3 Edition forum.
    Suggestions
    • Clearly title your threads
      Be specific with your thread title. Always ensure that your topic titles are relevant to your suggestion. Good titles: "Underground cave biome" or "New mob: The T-Rex". Bad titles: "I have a suggestion!" or "Read my idea!"

    • No duplicate suggestions
      Do not post duplicate suggestions, if an idea has been shared before continue the discussion in the pre-exisiting thread.

    • No vague suggestions
      Suggestions that are vague or unclear will be removed, for proper discussion to happen suggestions must be well explained and if necessary, well demonstrated.

    • No wishlists
      Do not post more than one suggestion per thread. Very closely related suggestions are fine, but separate suggestions require separate threads. "Wishlists" will be closed or deleted.

    • No small suggestions
      A small suggestion is defined as an idea that tweaks or changes an existing PlayStation 3 Edition feature in some way.

    • Do not request mods
      Do not request new mods, existing mods or ideas for mods in this section. Referencing an existing mod as context for your feature request is acceptable, however specific mod requests alone are not allowed. This includes DLC PSN requests. Modifications to the PlayStation 3 Edition is against the Sony Entertainment Network Terms of Service.

    • Existing features
      Do not suggest features that exist in any other version of Minecraft on any other platform. This section is geared towards new feature suggestions.
    Multiplayer
    Servers
    This section is for servers that are either running 24/7 or most of the time.

    • Creating more than one thread per server is not allowed
    • Creating more than one review post per server is not allowed
    • Off-topic replies are not allowed
    • Black ASCII blocks are not allowed in thread titles (Example: █▓▒░)
    • Threads requesting a certain server to be griefed are not allowed
    • Blacklists and threads requesting that a certain player be banned are not allowed
    • Server support threads are not allowed
    • Threads requesting a specific type of server are not allowed
    Quick Sessions / Minigames
    This section is for temporary, short sessions. This includes mini-match events such as Hunger Games tournaments.

    • Creating more than one thread per session/minigame is not allowed
    • Off-topic replies are not allowed
    • Black ASCII blocks are not allowed in thread titles (Example: █▓▒░)
    • Threads requesting a certain session/minigame to be griefed are not allowed
    • Blacklists and threads requesting that a certain player be banned are not allowed
    • Threads requesting a specific type of session/mini are not allowed
    Looking For / Build Help
    • Posting video-related/let's play topics is not allowed
    • Only session threads or topics looking for specific servers, staff members, builders, or ideas are allowed
    • General server advertisement threads are not allowed
    • Copy-Paste replies are not allowed, replies must be relevant to the topic
    • Replies to a topic may only be made up to 7 days after the last post by the OP
    • Replies must use words, using pictures that contain all the text is not allowed
    • Replies to a topic must follow the guidelines outlined in the original post
    Clans
    • No malicious clans or teams are allowed, this includes but not limited to griefing or hacking clans
    • Do not use an existing clan's name for a new clan name
    • Each clan is allowed only 1 topic
    • Do not argue or harass another clan or members of another clan, rivalry and competition is allowed but it must remain civil
    Other Platforms
    Minecraft: Pi Edition
    • Do not partake in or create platform wars
      Please do not make threads or comments regarding one platform being better than the other as they encourage flame wars within the community.

    • Do not post update threads
      Threads requesting dates on when a certain update is to be released are not allowed. They are considered to be spamming the section as they have no discussion value. Such threads will be locked for redundancy.
    Servers
    Servers is the section for PC specific posts to be made.

    Do Not

    • Sell Items And Services
      This goes for virtual items and services as well as real-world items and services. The only exception to this rule is hosts selling Minecraft server hosting.

    • Advertise Another Server
      Advertising a different server in an existing server topic is not allowed.

    • Advertise Other Sites
      Advertising other sites that are not selling Minecraft server hosting is not allowed. A host must sell Minecraft servers to be allowed to advertise in the Minecraft Hosting Section and Other Host sections.

    • Reserve Posts
      There is no reserving of posts or any "First!" posts. The OP should be used for this instead. These posts are considered spam and a waste of space.

    • Use Affiliate Links
      Using affiliate or referral links is not allowed in any section.

    • Post Multiple Topics
      There is only allowed to be 1 topic for each server or idea.

    • Post "Grief This Server" Topics
      This also includes looking for members to help you grief or recruiting for griefing teams.

    • Blacklists
      Blacklist and "ban this player" posts/topics are not allowed as they have been used to hurt people before.

    • Copy Paste Posts
      This is considered spam and is not allowed in any section, even if the post is relevant to the topic.

    • Use ASCII Blocks
      Black ASCII blocks are not allowed in your topic title.

    • Start or participate in drama or attacks on users and/or topics
      Posting with the intent of starting drama or to maliciously attack a user and/or topics is not allowed.
    PC Servers
    • Cracked servers are not allowed to be advertised
    • Only 1 review per member
    • Stealing another server's original post is not allowed, this is considered spam and plagiarism
    • Encouraging bumping of any topic is not allowed
    • Discussing of non-server related topics in a server topic is not allowed. An excessive amount of off topic posts can lead to a temporary or permanent lock of the server topic
    • Servers may be removed or banned at the staff's discretion
    • Servers are to be posted in the section that best fits what the server offers.
    • Hub Servers
      Hub servers are servers that offer multiple "servers" by connecting to one IP. These servers may only have 1 topic for the entire server. Such servers may only have multiple topics if the worlds are also reachable without connecting to the hub and are advertised as such.
    Looking For
    • Posting video-related/let's play topics is not allowed
    • Only threads looking for specific servers, staff members, builders, or ideas are allowed
    • General server advertisement threads are not allowed
    • Copy-Paste replies are not allowed, replies must be relevant to the topic
    • Replies to a topic may only be made up to 7 days after the last post by the OP
    • Replies must use words, using pictures that contain all the text is not allowed
    • Replies to a topic must follow the guidelines outlined in the original post
    • Replies must include all information needed, they cannot just provide a link to a topic/site or refer to user to a signature
    Minecraft Server Hosting
    • At any time, a host may be removed or banned from posting in the hosting section at the staff's discretion
    • Any feedback about a host should remain in a host's topic
    • Excessive Arguments or complaints are not allowed, and should be taken to a PM
    • Support related posts are not allowed. Use the host's own support system or send them a private message
      • Informal warnings will be issued for continued support posting
    • A host must apply to post in the default section, otherwise they must post in the "Other Hosts" Section
    • Posts requesting a custom quote go in the Hosting Requests section
    • No host may post in the topic of any other host. Host-to-host conversation must be taken to a PM
    • Hosts may offer giveaways in their topic, however the topic is not to be used for posting entries
    • The Hosting Request section is not to be used for recruiting staff for hosts, this may be done in the host's topic
    • Replies to hosting requests must meet all needs outlined in the original post along with any other relevant information based on what the topic starter posted (memory, price, slots, country, etc.). Posting only server rates is not allowed.
    • Topics must pertain to Minecraft based hosting. Advertising non-Minecraft specific hosting is not allowed.
    Hosting Discussion
    Do Not
    • Negatively post about other hosts and the services they provide.
    • Create host vs. host topics
    • Advertise or request hosting.
    • Post reviews of hosting.
    Clans
    • No malicious clans or teams are allowed, this includes but not limited to griefing or hacking clans
    • Do not use an existing clan's name for a new clan name
    • Each clan is allowed only 1 topic
    • Do not argue or harass another clan or members of another clan, rivalry and competition is allowed but it must remain civil
    Minecraft Realms
    • Do not advertise servers that are not Realm servers here
    Server Types
    • Survival Servers
      The traditional style. Build, mine, and survive in the classic minecraft style with - or without - allies. Such servers do not offer a long-term goal other than surviving.

    • Creative Servers
      Servers that allow players to freely build either by giving creative mode or though the use of unlimited items and similar concepts.

    • Objective Servers
      Servers that differs from regular minecraft survival style. These servers offer a goal or objective players are to reach. Some examples are prison, spleef, and Hunger Games.

    • Hybrid Servers
      Servers that offer multiple gameplays to players. These servers have at least 2 of the types listed above.
    Minecraft Support
    • Threads can be "Bumped" every 12 hours if no one responds
      This is allowed in this section because users actually need a response in this section.

    • Do not request support for cracked servers and/or cracked clients
      We do not support the use of cracked clients or cracked servers, and therefore will not allow people to request technical support for a cracked client/server.

    • Do not participate in OS/Platform/Browser wars
      No one operating system, Platform, or browser was meant to run minecraft, and making topics or posts supporting a single os/Platform/browser will just degrade into flaming and trolling.

    • Do not Redistribute property of Mojang
      Do not distribute any property of Mojang to other members on the forum. This includes: the minecraft launcher, the minecraft Jar, and the Minecraft server client.

    • Do not give out or request personal information
      Personal information includes: Your location, your birthday, your transaction id, and credit card details. This information can be used to steal your Minecraft/Mojang account, and should not be given out under any circumstances.

    • Do not request help on Topics that do not relate to your issue
      If you cannot find a topic that relates to your issue, then make a new topic about your issue. Posting on random support threads will just make it harder for other people to get support.

    • Do not post forum support questions in this section
      Forum support questions belong in the Forum Discussion & Information section
    Tutorials and FAQs
    This section is meant for tutorials or FAQs relating to its appropriate parent section. This thread has information on how to submit a tutorial or an faq.

    • Threads must be kept up-to-date
      All threads in the Tutorials and FAQs section must be kept up-to-date. If you fail to update your thread, it will be updated by a moderator or removed from the section.

    • Threads in this section may be removed at any time
      Threads may be removed from this section if it contains incorrect information, if it is out-of-date, or if an update renders the guide useless.

    • Video guides are not allowed
      Guides that contain a solely a video will not be allowed, this includes threads with a small amount of text and a video. However, it is fine to have a video alongside a textual guide.

    • Do not ask for support in this section
      Do not request support on tutorials or FAQs in this section unless it directly pertains the thread. Please create a thread for your issue in the parent section.
    Minecraft Game Client Support
    This section is for requesting support with an unmodifed client.

    • Do not ask for help with redstone
      Redstone questions should be asked in the Redstone section of Minecraft General.
    Modded Client Support
    This section is for requesting support with a modified client.
    • Do not distribute modified Minecraft Jars
    Server Support
    This section is for requesting support with the server client. Anything non-bukkit server technical support questions should go here.
    • Do not advertise your server in this section
    • Do not make blacklist threads
      Do not post threads that tell people to ban a certain user from their servers.
    • Do not ask for Bukkit support
      Bukkit questions should be asked on the Bukkit Forum.
    Server Administration
    • Posting "there is a plugin/mod for that" without linking in the post is not allowed
    • Necroing (posting on an old topic) is not encouraged
    • Read the pinned topics before posting to avoid unneeded spam for questions that are addressed in those topics
    Mojang Accounts / Minecraft.net Support
    This section is for questions about Mojang's websites, such as minecraft.net, or your Mojang account.
    • Check help.mojang.com before making a thread
      Mojang's help website, help.mojang.com, contains useful information that can help you resolve your issue. You can check Mojang's server status, and find solutions to common account issues there.
    Show Your Creation
    • Minecraft related creations only
    • One topic per creation
    • You may only post your own work, not the work of others
    • Constructive criticism is encouraged, being rude is not
    • Any creations which involve swearing must be tagged to inform members of this
    • Excessive caps and symbols are not allowed in titles
    Screenshots
    • Titles must describe the content of the screenshot
    • Inserting Images
      Each topic should contain an image inserted into it. Images can be inserted following Opeth's guide.
    Videos
    The video sections are for sharing Minecraft related videos. Videos should be posted in the appropriate section type. Topics made in the wrong section will be moved.
    • Embedded Videos
      Each topic must contain at least one embedded video. Topics that only link to a Youtube channel will be removed.
    • Explanations
      Explanations of the video content are optional.
    • Post Only Once
      A video can only be posted once, either in a topic or a megathread. Videos posted multiple times will be removed from each location.
    • Griefing videos are not allowed
    • Posts to announce a livestream restarting are allowed
    • Do not post any Sub4Sub or similar topics
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    Videos / Series Help
    This section is for requesting advice in order to improve your videos or series, asking for help with software, or where you should seek actors.

    Please do not post topics with the purpose of sharing videos here.

    • This section is NOT for sharing videos.
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    • Recruitment topics for griefing videos are not allowed
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    Technical Help
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    Fan Art

    Any other Minecraft related creations belong here. This includes drawings, writings and musical pieces.
    • Literature
      Stories depicting Herobrine as a character must contain a disclaimer stating that Herobrine is not real.
    Shops and Requests
    • Creation Selling
      Selling your creations and/or services for money or trading for other services is allowed, however we provide no assurances or protections for customer and seller. If you purchase a service it is your responsibility to ensure the service is delivered, not ours. Any complaints about sellers or buyers will be ignored.
    Off Topic
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    • No OS / browser / console wars
      Operating system vs. operating system and/or console vs. console, browser vs. browser threads always descend into spam, flaming and flamebaiting and are therefore not allowed.
     
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