Server rules

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These rules are a perpetual work in progress, and definitely not exhaustive. If you can see the general intention of them and think of important examples that have been missed (or examples present that don't belong), please tell Freyr your ideas.

There's really only one rule: consent where practical. If you want more detail on what this means, please follow these guidelines. Feel free to ask for clarification if you're unsure whether an action is permissible.

The rule: Do not take any action that might affect another player or players without the verbal consent of all it would affect. see tables below of examples and exceptions.

Game Server[edit]

Example actions that might affect another player or players. Permitted Exception(s) for which you don't need explicit consent
Demolishing or adding to something that has been built by a player. Within the admin claim at spawn anyone may mine, build, or modify other players' work so long as it does not create a hazard.
Taking something from a chest. admin claim at spawn
Anything that consumes disproportionate server resources, e.g. constantly running redstone clocks (lots of processing). Exploring new terrain. Staying logged in while AFK.
Building a base out of sight of any other player's claimed, perceivable builds.
Attacking another player.
Using mods that give you an advantage that other players lack, e.g. x-ray (cheating). Convenience mods, like Map mods, inventory sorting? aah I dunno. optifine?
Claiming land Claiming a reasonable<ref>The further away your claim is from spawn/0,0 the larger your claim can reasonably be. Just like the sun is enormous but very far away so it is small in the sky. 30 degrees is probably sufficient.</ref> amount of land in a commonly available biome.
Visiting someone at their base.
Giving someone a gift. Anonymous gifting.
altering the wilderness Killing and moving wild animals and collecting drops. Raiding automatically generated structures.
talking to other players Joining someone in a party and asking if they want a conversation with you or whether they'd prefer to be alone. Using global chat to make an announcement that you want everyone on the server (rather than a specific person) to hear. Use of any AutismChat command at any time, including leaving a party.
Bothering staff in game about stuff to do with their staff role their username is blue
Discussing anything said in a Radical Honesty space, outside of Radical Honesty space

Speech Rules[edit]

The goal of these rules is to create a space within which people with very different perspectives and ways of being, can communicate safely. Anyone is free to make a space where some or all of these rules do not apply, though they should specify this.

Example form of speech that a player may find difficult to handle Example Examples Permitted Exception(s) for which you don't need explicit consent
Using gendered language to speak about another player he, she, man, woman They've told you how to gender them, or it's public knowledge, on this wiki or in the Discord.
Attempting to persuade someone to adopt a point of view or take a course of action
Asserting a Categorical Imperative "You should not build here" "You must take responsibility for thing"
Implying that someone else is responsible for your<ref>or anyone else's</ref> thoughts, feelings or actions.
Sharing something intimate
Expressing any emotion that most people would evaluate as 'negative', e.g. anger or sadness
Revealing to a player that you have a 'negative' emotion that you associate with them
Positing theories as to why someone is saying or doing something

Moderation Policy[edit]

Some of the rules may be quite unfamiliar and take some getting used to, so if you're afraid of being banned for mistakes, don't be. If you make a mistake, someone may point it out, and may or may not ask you to correct it in some way. If you consistently fail to abide by the rules, some of your freedoms<ref>As few as possible</ref> may be removed to protect<ref>we don't use 'punishment' under any circumstances</ref> you and others from accidental harm. Actual banning is a last resort, and would say more about our unskillfulness than yours. We aim to accommodate diversity.

There are no actual moderators, so it is up to players to flag rule breaks. If you are having a hard time dealing with someone's speech or behaviour, talk to the relevant staff member about it, or consider what rule might protect you, and ask for it to be added. It is not the whitelist manager's responsibility to police everyone constantly.

If you are challenged by a player because you have broken one of these rules, and you use that as an opportunity to disagree with the rules, you will most likely be found to be in the wrong. If you have a problem with these rules, then bring that up in the appropriate forum, not in the conversation with the player who has challenged you.

If someone in a position of power is in breach of this policy, please flag it as you would flag any other rule break.

Rules for Roles[edit]

If you have taken on a position of power/responsibility, these rules (in addition to all the others) apply to you.

Any player may run an external service (Discord server, website etc) in association with ConsentCraft game server, or perform a function for its players, thereby appointing themself a position of power. If they wish to conform the owner must:

  1. Make the service fully accessible by the whitelist manager, in order to be monitored for harassment or other serious misconduct.
  2. Conform to the above moderation policy and adopt all the rules.
  3. Be contactable.
  4. Comply with formal instructions<ref>You'll know it's a formal instruction because it will say "This is a formal instruction"</ref> from the game server owner - this is unlikely to happen except in very special circumstances.

Independent (nonconforming) associated services are tolerated (even encouraged), but not supported. Any such services must:

  1. Make it clear to their users that they don't intend to follow the rules.
  2. Not bear the name "ConsentCraft". "ConsentCraft Independent" is acceptable.