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Solinian Code of Conduct

To ensure that all members are able to enjoy their online experience safely and freely, Solinia has established a Code of Conduct which all members (and moderators) are expected to follow. This is above and beyond the Rules. Make sure you read and understand this section well as it is the foundation upon which all our players place their stories of heroism and kinship, murder and betrayal. Above all remember those who weave these tales are real people behind the masks they choose to dawn. Have fun and do your best to help others to have fun too. Yours is not the only hero in the game. 

Language

Members agree to not use foul or offensive language. This includes swearing, racist or sexist remarks, or any other form of discrimination

Harmful Behavior

Members agree to not engage in behavior which interferes with other players’ enjoyment of the game. This includes:

Griefing

Disturbing other player’s property or items without their permission, including:
Breaking or placing blocks on other player’s property
Stealing items from chests owned by other players
Entering other player’s houses uninvited

Public Nuisance

Creating “traps” or placing dangerous blocks (fire, lava, etc.) in public property
“Spamming” the chat with repetitive or unwanted messages

Harassment

Killing a player, even indirectly, outside of designated PvP RP
Following, sending /msg messages, or otherwise harassing another player after they have asked you to stop

Server Abuse / Hacking

Attempting to gain unauthorized access to the server, otherwise restricted console commands, or using third-party tools to “hack” elevated privileges or unauthorized abilities will result in a citation. This also includes:
Item duplication glitches

Modded clients

All Other glitches and exploits

Enforcement

All violations of this code of conduct will result in a warning or temporary ban to the appropriate parties. Repeated and egregious offenses may result in a ban or warning or a message to the member’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s).
Solinia reserves the right to temporarily “ban” members when they seriously violate the member Code of Conduct, preventing them from accessing the server until their ban expires or is successfully appealed. The context and duration of the ban is left to the discretion of the moderators, and may range from one hour to one week. Donor Gift time spent “banned” will NOT be refunded.

Solinia reserves the right to permanently “ban” usernames when a user flagrantly or repeatedly violates the member Code of Conduct. Members which have been permanently banned will NOT be refunded for their donations
Solinia staff administrators and Solinia-designated volunteer moderators have the authority to issue warnings and bans as they deem necessary. Members retain the right to appeal the judgement of staff administrators and volunteer moderators if they feel that they have been unjustly treated. Appeals can be posted on our forums at http://solinia.freeforums.net/board/30/report-players

Suggested Conduct

The following are suggestions for interacting with other players. It would be great for everyone, regardless of rank, to take heed of these suggestions. However, for higher ranks, we recommend this even more strongly, and we might even go so far as to call this a “code of conduct” for the higher ranks, who have a responsibility to act fairly justly and above all honourably when representing the server.

Be welcoming to new players, including guests. Attempt to get involved and help them in meaningful ways. Drop off some food or starter mats for people who have just gotten a pelot.

Recognize positive behavior, especially good builds. Drop by and offer your compliments if they are due. Offer constructive suggestions if asked.

When you see someone breaking some behavioral or other rules, please politely correct them in private via /msg. Nobody likes to be called out in public.

For people who have a tendency to ask lots of questions, politely redirect them to the website rather than simply saying “website.” If applicable, give them a general idea of where to look, such as the name of the page. Make sure they feel listened too and that people are encouraged to ask any questions they may have. There is no such thing as a dumb question.

If you feel you must answer (or ask!) a question that you are unsure of or is not covered on the website or the Solinia wiki, provide your best answer via /msg, or ask someone you know via /msg, rather than in global chat. We do not wish to encourage guessing at or asking these questions in global, as this can send inconsistent messages to new players

For clear or persistent rules violations, use your judgment. Highguard Masters and Elders, provide a clear warning via private /msg if it is warranted. When necessary, mute or ban appropriately, and without drama. For other ranks, please report rules violations via /pm on our forums to a Highguard rather than any kind of public forum post. Public announcements of rules violations tend to have a negative effect on our community. PM`s are confidential between the submitter and admins.