[LEGACY] Guidance for issuing sanctions

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  • Category 0 - Indefinitely Bannable Offences, with no recourse: Bans that are issued whereby the user is restricted from joining the community as a whole indefinitely. Users who are banned with a Category 0 offence may only appeal where they believe in good faith the ban was incorrectly issued and where they have evidence to support this fact.

    These punishments will require formal approval from the server owner, or a member of the ATLAS Management Team. This approval can be sought in the owners' absence through the Executive Team who have access to members of the ATLAS Leadership Team.

    a. Threatening to commit/committing illegal activities that violate US Law, UK Law or French Law on any official TotalFreedom platform. The list of countries is not the only countries where we will enforce this rule but should be treated as a general rule of thumb, illegal behaviour in general is not acceptable.
    b. Any action / content that violated the terms of service of the platform to which the action or content was performed on.
    c. Any action / content (of any sort) which brings the reputation of ATLAS Media Group Ltd or its projects (Which include TotalFreedom) into disrepute.

    Category 1 - Indefinitely Bannable Offenses: Bans that restrict the user from joining the server indefinitely depending on the severity of the offense. Users who were indefinitely banned are able to appeal via the forums or email. (here)

    a. Attempts at harming the server.
    b. Repeated rule-breaking (recurring category 2 & 3 offenses or punishment bypassing).
    c. Attempting to or successfully DDoSing or doxing any (ex)member of TotalFreedom.
    d. Impersonating any (ex)member of TotalFreedom.
    e. Framing any (ex)member of TotalFreedom.
    f. Unauthorized access to admin-exclusive resources.
    g. Using an exploit that restricts a players experience.
    h. Attempts to harm any (ex)member of TotalFreedom.

    Category 2 - Temporary Bannable Offenses: Bans that restrict the user from joining the server for 24 hours. Users who were given a day ban are able to appeal via the forums here.

    a. Modifying other players’ builds (with intent) without permission from the builder.
    b. Tricking players into breaking a rule.
    c. Repeated offenses from Category 3 (Minor Offense).
    d. Posting links to NSFW, scams, gore, or money soliciting sites.
    e. Self-harm or suicide threats.

    Category 3 - Minor Offenses: These offenses will not result in a 24-hour ban or an indefinite ban unless they are done repeatedly. (Punishment may include: mutes, smites, temporary bans, warnings etc).

    a. Bigotry.
    b. Spamming commands or chat.
    c. Being a nuisance to other players.
    d. Interfering with an admin doing their job.
    e. Having a nickname that is unreadable, i.e. admins cannot use /realname on it.
    f. A tag/nick/similar that implies an official rank or similar that they do not have or one that impersonates another player.
    g. Pornographic / NSFW builds if in a 250 block radius of spawn or discussion of Pornographic / NSFW Content in the server chat.
    h. Advertising an external server more than once every hour, with the exceptions outlined in the Associated Community policy.
    i. Advertising an in-game guild more than once every five minutes.
    j. Discriminatory jokes, slurs or hate speech (attacks on an individual or group based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, or disabilities)
    k. Scamming or otherwise cheating players or the server itself out of coins in-game directly or indirectly.
    l. Using auto-reconnect if it results in log spam (banned player auto reconnecting) or prevents players from joining due to full slots.

    Notes:

    • It doesn't matter where the doxing or ddosing takes place, any person caught doxing or ddosing members of this server will be removed from every platform per 1C.
    • If you inform the Owner or the development team of an exploit to access admin exclusive resources, you will be exempt from 1f.
    • Offenses 1c will get you removed from all TotalFreedom platforms.
    • These rules are up to the interpretation of the Owner and by delegation the Executive Ban Manager.
    • Rules are subject to change over time.

    Wild1145

    Network Owner at TotalFreedom

    Managing Director at ATLAS Media Group Ltd.

    Founder & Owner at MastodonApp.UK

  • Please note a minor change to 3.f which now reads

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    f. A tag/nick/similar that implies an official rank or similar that they do not have or one that impersonates another player.

    This should be noted to include the use of tools such as automated macros to "Fake" any item you would normally buy through the shop with coins, which could imply you have purchased such an item without having actually purchased it.

    Wild1145

    Network Owner at TotalFreedom

    Managing Director at ATLAS Media Group Ltd.

    Founder & Owner at MastodonApp.UK

  • Please note the minor change to 3.g which now reads

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    g. Pornographic / NSFW builds if in a 250 block radius of spawn or discussion of Pornographic / NSFW Content in the server chat.

    To expand the rule to also include general conversations around NSFW / Pornographic materials on the public server chats, and to also clarify this includes any heads that may include NSFW / Pornographic materials.

    Wild1145

    Network Owner at TotalFreedom

    Managing Director at ATLAS Media Group Ltd.

    Founder & Owner at MastodonApp.UK

  • Please note the change to 1.I where we have removed the explicit mention of German law but is updated to highlight we won't tolerate the breaking of laws in general.

    Please also note the change to 3.K which adds clarification around the scamming / cheating of coins in game.

    Wild1145

    Network Owner at TotalFreedom

    Managing Director at ATLAS Media Group Ltd.

    Founder & Owner at MastodonApp.UK

  • I've made a few changes as follows

    1 - Introduced a "Category 0", to better mirror the Discord servers conduct policies around indef bans whereby appeals will not be permitted for "Improvement" but only where there is evidence to suggest the ban was issued in error. Due to the nature of these bans as with Discord they will be confirmed by myself or an appropriate delegated authority within TF or ATLAS.

    2 - The 1.i rule has been moved to become 0.c as per the above change.

    3 - The 3rd note has been amended to remove references to what was 1.i as 0.c includes a global community ban rather than specifically the Minecraft server.

    4 - The 4th point in the notes around interpretation of the rules is extended to include the Executive Ban manager as holding delegated authority on my behalf to allow for interpretation of these rules.

    Wild1145

    Network Owner at TotalFreedom

    Managing Director at ATLAS Media Group Ltd.

    Founder & Owner at MastodonApp.UK

  • This thread has now been re-scoped to be used as guidance. Things will likely change as we go along with it.

    Wild1145

    Network Owner at TotalFreedom

    Managing Director at ATLAS Media Group Ltd.

    Founder & Owner at MastodonApp.UK

  • This thread is no longer maintained and is no longer fully accurate. Please use the globally pinned community guidelines as your guidance for sanctions going forward.

    If there is a need for this sort of thread in the longer term it's possible we can update it accordingly.

    Wild1145

    Network Owner at TotalFreedom

    Managing Director at ATLAS Media Group Ltd.

    Founder & Owner at MastodonApp.UK

  • wild1145 July 16, 2023 at 10:20 PM

    Changed the title of the thread from “Guidance for issuing sanctions” to “[LEGACY] Guidance for issuing sanctions”.