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  • 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.

    • Post in English

      While the site caters to an international audience, the primary language of the forum is English. Discussions topic should always be in English. Topics which offer content (such as maps, mods, or servers), may posted in their respective language.

    • Think Before Posting

      Sensible, well thought-out and legible posts help other members understand what is being explained.

    • Search

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

    • 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 generally 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.

    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 Topics

      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 Topics

      Posting duplicate topics around the forum is considered spam. If a topic already exists, please use that topic instead of making a new one.

    • 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. Minecraft accounts may be created and purchased through Minecraft.net. The sale of Minecraft cape codes (eg: Minecon 2012 Capes) and any other game content is also disallowed.

    • Offer or Request Services/Products

      With the exception of the Minecraft Server Hosting 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.

    • Crowdsource

      Requesting donations to fund a project that doesn't exist is not allowed. This includes but is not limited to: donations to start a server, donations to fund a giveaway, donations to start a mod/resource pack, etc.

    • 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. Donation information as a side note in a post is permitted, as long as it is relevant to the topic, however it should not be the main focus of the post.

    • Advertise

      Advertising a non-commercial website in a signature is acceptable, however creating topics about a website is not allowed. To advertise on minecraftforum.net please contact the Curse advertising department.

    • 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 then it 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

      Posting incentive based links which reward users with cash, credit, or prizes in return for sales or click-throughs are not allowed. Monetary links such as Adf.ly are an exception to this rule, however must follow the ToS of both the monetary link service and any other rules specified.

    • Necro Post

      Please do not reply to extremely old topics. Posts which continue substantial discussion of the topic are permitted. 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 content is both "Safe For Work" and suitable for children.

    • Breach Privacy

      Posting other peoples private information is not tolerated. Private information includes but is not limited to: real names, family names, photographs, email addresses, telephone numbers, Skype details, physical addresses.

    • Impersonate

      Do not impersonate staff or other members, this includes the use of fake banners, titles, and fake names.

    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/replying to posts
    • Alt accounts may not be used to post fake information. This includes but is not limited to:

      • Replying with fake comment
      • 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 (i.e. Minecraft.jar) is not allowed, all posts must remain inline with the Minecraft Terms Of Service. Linking to Mojang hosted files is acceptable, eg: resources.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 in any form are forbidden, any intentional distribution of either will result in permanent removal from minecraftforum.net.

    Section Specific Rules

    Each section (and individual forum) may have individual rules. Sectional rules rarely supercede 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. In the event multiple rules conflict, the rule which is most relevant to that section will be applied.

    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 so there is no need to copy the post into the report. Reports should contain an explanation of why a post is being reported and any relevent information to help speed up processing.

    Any content that needs moderator attention should be reported. There are no penalties for mis-reporting content, however abusing the report system is not allowed.

    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.
    • The post must be reported

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

    Infractions

    When a rule is broken an infraction will be issued. There are 2 types of infractions: formal and informal

    Informal

    An informal infraction is used to remind a member that they have broken the rules for the first time. Informal infractions are used as a record of when a member has been informed, and as such, do not carry any penalities. There are no infraction points issued with informals so they do not count to the posting suspension limits.

    Formal

    A formal infraction is issued when a rule has been broken and we believe continued violation of this rule should result in a posting suspension. A formal infraction can have between 1 and 10 points associated with it with the average formal infraction having 1 point. Rule violations which are illegal or not tolerated are always issued a formal infraction.

    Points

    30 days after an infraction is issued, it is expired and the current total of a member's points is reduced by the number the expired infraction added.

    When a member's total infraction points reaches 2 or higher from an infraction, then posting suspensions are issued based on the points the infraction issued.

    • 1 point infractions will give a 3 day suspension
    • 2 point infractions will give a 6 day suspension
    • 3 point infractions will give a 9 day suspension

    Suspension times may be changed at the discretion of the administration.

    Permanent Bans

    Permanent bans are not automatically issued, they are reserved for members that we believe to be detrimental to the minecraftforum.net 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 or their administrator in private. In all matters, the decision of the administration is final.

    Help And Support

    Any account specific support should be submitted through Curse Support.

    Any general help, support, or questions should be submitted through the Contact Forum Administration section.

    The above are the only official methods of support and no guarentees are made that contacting staff members though other means (such as private messages) will be answered in a timely fashion. Infraction appeals may be handled in private messages.

    Moderator Applications

    Active members of the community are encouraged to apply to be a forum moderator. Information on what being a moderator entails is available here and applications can be submitted via the application system.

    Ban Appeals

    Ban appeals may be submitted to Curse Support. Please include account information, IP address(es), and any other information which may be relevent or may speed up the ban appeap process

    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 topics.

    • 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 topic. Very closely related suggestions are fine but separate suggestions require separate topics. "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. This section includes Redstone tutorials, asking for advice on using redstone and posting creation made using redstone.

    • Redstone Only

      The focus of this section is redstone itself, do not discuss creations that are not made using redstone 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 is allowed bu the seed must also be provided.

    • The seed must be provided in the OP (original post)
    • Seeds which are offensive or contain profanity will be removed
    • No Edited Maps

      Do not post any maps that have been edited, these maps should be posted in the Maps section.

    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, located here: Download Link Rules
    • Topics that offer downloadable content must follow the file guidelines, located here: File Guidelines
    • SMP "hack" and "cheat" mods or tools are allowed, however any designed for griefing are not allowed
    • 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, are not allowed
    • "No pics, no clicks" posts 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.

    The following sections require embedded images/videos in topics:

    Minecraft Mods

    Requests / Ideas for Mods.

    • Topics must be either a request or an idea for a mod
    • Requests must have the idea posted on the topic, asking for users to pm to get information is not allowed
    • 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

    Resource Packs

    • Do not use copyrighted material in resource packs

    Skins

    • Skins must be appropriate for all ages

    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

    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 the 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 resources/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 clearly the topic
    • File links may be removed at any time by the Minecraftforum.net staff

    Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

    • Do Not Partake In or Create Platform Wars

      Please do not make topics or comments regarding one platform being better than the other as they encourage flame wars within the community.

    • Do Not Post Update Topics

      Topics 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 topics 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 Glitches

      Topics detailing how to perform 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 topics belongs here.
    • Do not post topics that are not related to a new or future title update.

    Suggestions

    • Clearly Title Your Topics

      Be specific with your topic 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 topic.

    • 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 topic. Very closely related suggestions are fine, but separate suggestions require separate topics. "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. Small suggestions should be posted in the Xbox 360 small suggestions topic.

    • 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 topic 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 topic titles (Example: █▓▒░)
    • Topics requesting a certain server to be griefed are not allowed
    • Blacklists and topics requesting that a certain player be banned are not allowed
    • Server support topics are not allowed
    • Topics 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 topic per session/minigame is not allowed
    • Off-topic replies are not allowed
    • Black ASCII blocks are not allowed in topic titles (Example: █▓▒░)
    • Topics requesting a certain session/minigame to be griefed are not allowed
    • Blacklists and topics requesting that a certain player be banned are not allowed
    • Topics 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 topics or topics looking for specific servers, staff members, builders, or ideas are allowed
    • General server advertisement topics 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. If you require help with video embedding, please see DanielleStarr's video 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 topics or comments regarding one platform being better than the other as they encourage flame wars within the community.

    • Do Not Post Update Topics

      Topics 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 topics will be locked for redundancy.

    • Porting maps, texture packs & mods

      If you're porting a map, texture pack, or mod from another platform then permission from the original author must be clearly displayed within the topic.

    Discussion

    The discussion section is for general Pocket Edition discussion which does not fit into any other Pocket Edition forum.

    Suggestions

    • Clearly Title Your Topics

      Be specific with your topic 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 topic.

    • 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 topic. Very closely related suggestions are fine, but separate suggestions require separate topics. "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. Small suggestions should be posted in the Pocket Edition small suggestions topic.

    • 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 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.
    • 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 topics belongs here.
    • Do not post topics that are not related to a new or future title update.

    Support

    • Topics must be concerning problems experienced with Minecraft: Pocket Edition
    • Bumping support topics 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 topics must include a download link to the map
    • Monetary linking should only be used for download links

    Texture Packs

    • Label topics

      Please label topics according to what platform it will work with whether it be iOS, Android or both.

    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 topic

    Multiplayer

    Servers

    This section is for servers that are either running 24/7 or most of the time.

    • Creating more than one topic 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 topic titles (Example: █▓▒░)
    • Topics requesting a certain server to be griefed are not allowed
    • Blacklists and topics requesting that a certain player be banned are not allowed
    • Server support topics are not allowed
    • Topics 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 topic per session/minigame is not allowed
    • Off-topic replies are not allowed
    • Black ASCII blocks are not allowed in topic titles (Example: █▓▒░)
    • Topics requesting a certain session/minigame to be griefed are not allowed
    • Blacklists and topics requesting that a certain player be banned are not allowed
    • Topics 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 topics or topics looking for specific servers, staff members, builders, or ideas are allowed
    • General server advertisement topics 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. If you require help with video embedding, please see DanielleStarr's video 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 topics or comments regarding one platform being better than the other as they encourage flame wars within the community.

    • Do Not Post Update Topics

      Topics 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 topics 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 any glitch 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 Topics

      Be specific with your topic 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 topic.

    • 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 topic. Very closely related suggestions are fine, but separate suggestions require separate topics. "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. Small suggestions should be posted in the PlayStation 3 small suggestions topic.

    • 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 topic 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 topic titles (Example: █▓▒░)
    • Topics requesting a certain server to be griefed are not allowed
    • Blacklists and topics requesting that a certain player be banned are not allowed
    • Server support topics are not allowed
    • Topics 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 topic per session/minigame is not allowed
    • Off-topic replies are not allowed
    • Black ASCII blocks are not allowed in topic titles (Example: █▓▒░)
    • Topics requesting a certain session/minigame to be griefed are not allowed
    • Blacklists and topics requesting that a certain player be banned are not allowed
    • Topics 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 topics or topics looking for specific servers, staff members, builders, or ideas are allowed
    • General server advertisement topics 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
    • 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 topics or comments regarding one platform being better than the other as they encourage flame wars within the community.

    • Do Not Post Update Topics

      Topics 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 topics will be locked for redundancy.

    Servers

    This section is dedicated to multiplayer servers for the PC edition of Minecraft.

    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 Server Hosting and Other Hosts 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. This also includes "do not go on this server" topics.

    • 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 users and/or topics is not allowed.

    PC Servers

    • Cracked and offline servers are not allowed
    • Stealing or copying another server's original post is not allowed, this is considered plagiarism
    • 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, a description of the sections can be found here

    • Hub Servers

      Hub servers are servers that offer multiple "servers" by connecting to one IP. These servers can only have 1 topic for the entire server. Some servers may have multiple topics only if the worlds are also reachable without connecting to the hub and are advertised as such.

    • Bumping

      Bumping is not tolerated. Bumping is defined as making a post which is only serving to push the topic to the front page without providing any contribution to the topic. Such posts generally provide little to no discussion or do not provide content to which a reader could join. Any user or topic found to be excessively bumping or promoting it will be removed. Bumping includes, but is not limited to:

      • Posts which do not contribute or add to the topic
      • Posts which provide or encourage posting for repeatable in-game rewards
      • Posting about general Minecraft or other topics which are not directly related to the server
      • General chatter
      • Posting multiple reviews
      • Ban "reports" (i.e. "I banned x")

      Posts which are allowed include:

      • Updates about the server; those posts must include what was updated and must be limited to once every few days
      • Application for entry or a rank to play on the server
      • Discussing server related topics such as events, suggestions, and support
      • Ban appeals

    Looking For

    • Posting video-related/let's play topics is not allowed
    • Only topics looking for specific servers, staff members, builders, or ideas are allowed
    • General server advertisement topics 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, leave only a IP to a server with no description or refer the user to a signature
    • As the forum does not handle monetary transactions, monetary offers are not permitted. Any reports about being "scammed" or "x is a scammer" will be ignored.

    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
    • Members may at no time accuse a host of being a scam or otherwise attack a host in their topic. If a member has reason to believe a host is a scam a report should be filed by using the report button, or by creating a topic in Contact Forum Administration.
    • Support related posts are not allowed. Use the host's own support system or send them a private message
    • 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
    • Topics must pertain to Minecraft based hosting. Advertising non-Minecraft specific hosting is not allowed.
    • Topics must be created by a representative of a company. Members may not create a topic to advertise a host whom they use or recommend.

    Hosting Requests

    • This section is not to be used for recruiting staff for hosts, the forum is not a place to hire staff
    • Replies 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.

    Hosting Discussion

    Do

    • Post guides relating to the hosting of servers
    • Share websites relating to or assisting with server hosting, particularly non-commercial websites and "How-To" websites
    • Post questions about hardware or service providers related to dedicated hosting

    Do Not

    • Negatively post about other hosts and the services they provide
    • Create topics asking which host you should pick, or which host out of a selected few is the best
    • Create topics requesting or advertising hosting
    • Post reviews of hosting companies or services
    • Create topics asking for server related support, these topics should go in Server Support

    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
    • 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 Realms 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

    • Topics Can Be "Bumped" Every 12 Hours If No One Responds

      As users actually need a response in this section, bumping is permitted in this section.

    • Do Not Request Support For Cracked Servers and/or Clients

      We do not support the use of cracked clients and/or servers, and therefore will not allow people to request support for cracked clients/servers. Support will also not be provided for offline servers.

    • Do Not Start/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 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

      Forum support questions belong in the Forum Discussion & Information section.

    • Do Not Thread Jack

      Thread jacking is not allowed. Thread jacking is posting on a topic in an attempt to divert the topic to another user or direction. As errors may appear similar, they are usually caused by multiple issues.

    Tutorials and FAQs

    This section is meant for tutorials or FAQs relating to its appropriate parent section This topic has information on how to submit a tutorial or an faq.

    • Topics must be kept up-to-date

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

    • Topics in this section may be removed at any time

      Topics 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 topic 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 topic. Please create a topic 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.

    Modded Client Support

    This section is for requesting support with a modified client.

    • Do not distribute modified Minecraft jars or the modifications.

    Server Support

    This section is for requesting support with the server. Bukkit related questions should be asked on the Bukkit Forum.

    • Do not advertise your server in this section

    • Do Not Make Blacklist Topics

      Do not post topics that tell people to ban a certain user from their servers or to not visit a server

    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(http://minecraft.net) or mojang.com, or Mojang accounts

    • Check help.mojang.com Before Making a Topic

      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 this 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. A guide to embedding videos is located here.

    • 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
    • Do not post topics which require a member to subscribe to you in return for inclusion on any lists

    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.
    • This section is also NOT for promoting personal pages (such as Youtube channels)
    • Recruitment topics for griefing videos are not allowed
    • Do not post topics which require a member to subscribe to you in return for inclusion in any projects

    Technical Help

    This section is only for technical help regarding livestreaming and video making. It is not for general computer help.

    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.

      You may not have payment options that require promotion of personal pages (eg: subscribe to my Youtube channel, follow me on Twitter/Stream).

    Off Topic

    • Do not post Minecraft-related content

    • Do not sell or trade items of any kind

    • Video Topics

      If you would like to post your own videos, please use the User Creation & Requests section. Other videos should be posted inside the Video Receptacle Topic.

    • Do Not Disrupt Roleplays / Forum Games

      Participating in a roleplay requires following of that roleplay's rules. Disrupting a roleplay (or forum game) is not allowed.

    • No OS/Browser/Console Wars

      Operating system vs. operating system and/or console vs. console, browser vs. browser topics always descend into spam, flaming and flamebaiting and are therefore not allowed.

    General Support

    Support topics can be "bumped" every 12 hours if no one responds.

    IRC

    If you wish to connect through your browser, click here. If you have your own IRC client, connect to irc.esper.net and join channel #minecraftforums.

    To connect to another channel type /join #channel-name (e.g.: /join #minecraftforums)

    Please note that the #minecraftforums channel is for minecraftforum.net support only. If you need Minecraft support, please join #minecrafthelp.

    Do

    • Read the topic
    • Be friendly and respectful
    • Be patience when waiting for help
    • Speak English
    • Register your nickname

    Do Not

    • Advertise, this includes topics, servers, and other sites
    • Spam messages
    • Use profanity
    • Use unauthorized IRC bots, any and all bots must be approved by channel ops before entering the channel
    • Post malicious links or software
    • Use auto-rejoin
    • Flame or insult other users
    • Impersonate other users or staff

    Registering Your Nickname

    It is highly recommended that you register your nickname on the EsperNet IRC network. This helps prevent another user from joining the channel and using your nickname to impersonate you

    To do this, simply change to your desired nickname (/nick [nicknameyouwant]) and then type /msg nickserv REGISTER [password] [email-address]. Once you have successfully registered your nickname, no other user will be able to use your nickname unless they know your password

    To identify yourself on IRC once you have registered your nickname, type /msg nickserv IDENTIFY [yourpassword]

    Disclaimer

    Channel Operators and voiced users are responsible for the smooth and efficient running of the #minecraftforums channel. 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 channel operators is final.

    Channels

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    • #mcchatter - Minecraft users off topic chat
    • #mctextures - Minecraft texture artist chat
    • #smp - Minecraft server advertisemen

    Ban Appeals

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    Only #minecraftforums bans can be appealed here. We do not control or manage bans in any other IRC channel or networks