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029 Security

posted Oct 18, 2011, 7:56 AM by A. Wizard   [ updated Nov 1, 2011, 6:43 AM by Félix De Portu ]
I had to ban an original member of this the server the other day and I thought maybe I should offer up some explanation.  If you mess with your friends but can resolve your conflicts within your group, wonderful.  One of the reasons that PVP is not declared against the rules is to allow you to hit your friend if he is being a douche, for example.  PVP is not against the rules, but stealing their stuff is.  If you want to retaliate against someone, that is your only allowed avenue to do so.  Unless you are in the business of making enemies, I suggest that you not overdo this.  I won't ban someone because I don't like them.  This gives you the control to encourage order without breaking the rules.

Now, as soon as I have to start checking the logs to find that someone stole 17 diamonds, and converted them all into swords, then its time for me to take action.  I will also get involved if you grief random strangers' houses because you're mad that someone killed you.  This is misdirected anger and shows a lack of consideration for others' things.  I can't encourage that type of behavior by allowing a known thief and griefer to keep coming back.  More chances were given then most would normally get in this situation.  

Because of all this, I think its best that I clarify the rules a bit.  If something can be settled amongst you and your peers, then please do so.  Once you involve me and ask that action be taken, then I will enact the rules.  I tried to think up a point system, but I wondered if some might use it to get away with things they might not have before.  Here is what I will do instead.  If the issue cannot be resolved between those involved, I will make a judgement call, which will likely be removing that person from the white-list.  In the future, this might mean jail for lesser infractions.

Once removed, the only way you can come back is to get a petition signed from all the members of the server. I would suggest you do this using the message boards and with surveymonkey.com.  This makes it possible to come back, but YOU must do the footwork.  I will post a link your petition to the message of the day if you ask.  This is the most democratic solution to this problem I could come up with and I've spent entirely too much time thinking about it.  To me, anyway, it sounds completely fair.  Moral of the story:  don't steal and greif.
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