Server Rules

From MINR.ORG WIKI

In order to give a better understanding and more solid stance on rules, this is the single document defining the rules of zero.minr.org. These rules also extend to the server's Discord, forums, test server, and any affiliated servers. Changes to this document will be announced on the forums and/or Discord.

Staff reserve the right to punish for offenses outside these rules when deemed necessary. These rules are in effect from the moment you join the server, regardless of whether or not you read this page. As with all things on the internet, please keep in mind that what you say / do is recorded in the server's logs; These are not made public, and only reviewed by staff for administrative purposes (reports, applications, etc.).

If a player sees someone breaking the rules, please message a staff member (orange or dark green). Alternatively, players can fill out a report on our forums: forums.minr.org

If you have any questions about these rules, please reach out to a staff member.

Thanks for reading, and enjoy the server!

Server Rules

1. No slurs, hate speech, bigotry, harassment, toxicity, or rude/inappropriate behavior in chat. Chat should be kept spam & advertisement free.

2. Do not answer share, cheat, or ask for hints.

3. Do not use multiple accounts, hacked clients, glitches, bugs, or exploits.

4. Do not grief, steal, or intentionally cause lag.

5. Do not evade any existing punishments.

6. Any world-specific or challenge-specific rules also apply.

Server Rules (Greens)

These additional rules apply to those who have beaten Hardcore.

7. Do not re-enter Hardcore under any circumstances.

8. Do not use additional permissions to gain an unfair advantage in maps.

9. Spectating other players who are in maps must adhere to server guidelines.

10. Changes to live content should not be made without notifying staff and receiving approval.


Server Rules breakdown

1. No slurs, hate speech, bigotry, harassment, toxicity, or rude/inappropriate behavior in chat. Chat should be kept spam & advertisement free.

  • Discussions about politics or sensitive/divisive topics are not allowed on the server.
  • Caps lock is considered spam.
  • Begging for special permissions is considered spam.
  • Swears are allowed as long as they are not:
    • Slurs or bigoted swears.
    • Directed at another players.
    • Used excessively.
  • There is a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment.

If you have been harassed in any way by our players, please reach out to a staff member or fill out a report.

2. Do not answer share, cheat, or ask for hints.

  • Do not post solutions in public or private chats.
  • Pure Parkour is the only map type that can be recorded.
    • This is also the only map type where it is okay to ask others for help.
  • Do not speedrun (non-parkour) maps while players who have not completed the map are present.
    • Do not speedrun new (non-parkour) releases if other players are present.
  • Working together with another player is allowed under certain conditions:
    • The other users must be in the same map, and close by (in most cases this means within eyesight).
    • No-one in a party can have completed the content, or all users in a party must have completed the content.
      • For maps divided into levels or stages, content does not equal the whole map.
    • An advanced breakdown of scenarios can be found in the FAQ Quiz.

3. Do not use multiple accounts, hacked clients, glitches, bugs, or exploits.

  • Alternate accounts are not allowed.
    • If your main account is compromised or lost, reach out to a staff member.
  • Using an alternate account to evade punishments will result in a ban all accounts involved, and a greater punishment for the player.
  • Repeated use of alternate accounts may result in an IP ban.
  • Any software that modifies the game's content to give the player an advantage over others is considered a hack and is not allowed.
    • Performance improvement mods (Ex: Sodium / Optifine) and shaders are allowed.
    • Macros that enhance performance or manipulate text are considered hacks, and are not allowed.


Definitions & Info:

  • Skip: Any method that allows a player to avoid playing a portion of a map.
  • Shortcut: Any method that allows the player to circumvent the original map creator's intended way of completing the map.
  • Exploit / Glitch: Any method the player uses to circumvent the game's mechanics, including bringing foreign items into a map, or using commands that are not meant to be used in that map.

These terms as a collectively are referred to as a bypass.

  • Any bypass of content should be reported when discovered.
    • Players should not use bypasses to gain top times on a map.
    • When bypasses are discovered, players should make a report on the forums or Discord as soon as possible.
      • Staff may punish players who deliberately hide bypasses.
  • Rapidly connecting and disconnecting from the server to avoid damage/negative game-play consequences is considered an exploit.

4. Do not grief, steal, or intentionally cause lag.

  • Griefing is defined as: Destruction without purpose, or undermining another player's gaming experience.
    • This includes but is not limited to: Flooding water/lava over structures, or destroying another player's build.
  • Entity Griefing is defined as: Using items or entities in game to lag the server, and is considered a subset of griefing.
    • Any other lag-generating machines are not allowed.
  • (For applicable worlds) Do not steal from anyone's house or base.

5. Do not evade any existing punishments.

  • Attempting to bypass a punishment will only result in a greater punishment.
  • Helping another player evade punishment will result in both members receiving a greater punishment.
  • See further below for how to appeal a ban.

6. Any world-specific or challenge-specific rules also apply.

  • See the Delta FAQ Quiz for details on rules specific to that world.
  • Unprotected builds on any world are not to be touched. Please leave them alone.


Server Rules (Greens) breakdown

7. Do not re-enter Hardcore under any circumstances.

  • The exception to this is with staff approval, or staff supervision.

8. Do not use additional permissions to gain an unfair advantage in maps.

  • Do not set homes in maps unless they are within clicking distance of the start sign.
  • Do not take unintended movement mechanics (Elytra, Ender Pearls, Creative/Spectator, etc.) into maps or spawn.
    • Map creators may enter their maps to fix issues as defined in rule 10.
  • Do not use creative or spectator inside any map, unless spectating another player as defined in rule 9.

9. Spectating other players who are in maps must adhere to server guidelines.

  • The person being spectated must give their consent.
  • Greens cannot spectate in maps they have not completed.
  • In parkour maps, the spectator may show the player how to perform a jump.
    • No other assistance can be given by the spectator.

10. Changes to live content should not be made without notifying staff and receiving approval.

  • Minor visual changes that do not change the gameplay are acceptable, but larger visual changes must be approved in advance.
    • Large changes may result in temporary removal of the map from FFA for additional review.
  • Any gameplay changes require staff review.
    • Again, large changes may result in temporary removal of the map from FFA for additional review.
  • Approval is not needed to patch skips.
    • If the skip was identified on the forums, please reply to the thread.

About bans

Unless otherwise stated, bans are permanent.

Staff are allowed to enforce the rules with warnings/mutes/kicks as they see fit. Certain infractions may escalate straight to a ban.

The following table is a suggestion for how long to wait before appealing a permanent ban for first time offenders. Please note these are suggestions, and staff are free to adapt these as they see fit. Repeated infractions will result in more severe punishments or other consequences.

Infraction Suggested Appeal Time
Rule 1 (Chat offenses) 1-6 Months
Rule 2 (Cheating) 12 Months
Rule 3 (Hacking) 12 Months
Rule 4 (Grief/Lag) 48 Months
Rule 5 (Evasion) 2-3x evaded punishment
Rule 6 (World-Specific) 1-12 Months
Rule 7 (Re-entering HC) 24 Months
Rule 8 (Abuse of permissions) 12-48 Months
Rule 9 (Spectator) 24-48 Months
Rule 10 (Changes to live content) 1-24 Months

I was banned / submitting an appeal

If a player was banned, they likely broke one of the rules. In order to get unbanned, they will need to fill out an appeal at: https://forums.minr.org/form/unban-me.2/select. Appeals must be submitted by the player that was banned. Please note that temporary mutes cannot be appealed.

Players should fill out all information honestly and to the best of their knowledge. Lying will not help their case. In the event that the appeal is accepted and the suggested minimum ban time has not yet elapsed, it is up to staff to determine whether or not the player can come back early. Keep in mind that the banning staff member has first say in the appeal. If the banning staff member cannot be determined, or is no longer active, the owner (or admins via panel) will review the appeal.

In most cases there is a three appeal limit. The owner reserves the right to automatically deny appeals past the third.

Responding to an appeal (as a third party)

Third parties should only post if they have relevant information that staff do not have. In short, personal opinions and character testimony are not relevant information.