Our forums, discord, and Minecraft network/servers follow the guidelines listed below. Each server will have additional rules based on its purpose, however the guidelines found here apply universally to all of them. The specific server rules will be linked at the bottom of this post.
Minecraft Hogwarts is not affiliated with J.K. Rowling or Warner Bros. and affiliates. This is a community based on a fan-made recreation of Harry Potter story and movie elements.DEFINITIONS
Staff - Designated users with administrative privileges to moderate the servers and community.
Assistant - Users who have been granted build permissions on the Minecraft Hogwarts server.
Network - The minecraft servers, websites, and Discord associated with this community.
Content - Consists of, but is not limited to:
Custom plugin code
Multimedia files created by staff/assistants
Internal documents that have not been made publicly availableA. SOCIAL STANDARDS
Treat other community members with respect. This is core to everything we believe in. When you express your opinions, please do so politely and respectfully.
Please be mindful of other people’s experience while using the chat/post function available in game, on the forums, or in Discord. This includes avoiding excessive posting or spamming. Also, all-caps is often read as YELLING! And yelling at someone is usually not very nice. Please limit the use of caps.
We understand this is a global community, however, in order to maintain a consistent level of moderation, communication in all public posts, chat, and voice channels is to be in English.
If you have an argument or unpleasant encounter with another player, our lovely moderation team are available to advise and assist. Please contact them and/or report the player using the tools available within the game. Whatever the situation, don’t “name and shame” other members of the community publicly as this counts as harassment.
Think twice about the information that you share publicly. Do not post personal information (phone numbers, email addresses, passwords, account information, physical addresses, first and last names, etc) about yourself or others.
You are not allowed to promote any manner of illegal activity.
Create content and conversation that is positive and encouraging, rather than negative and disparaging. It should go without saying, but don’t ever create posts or content with the purpose of starting a fight or to elicit a negative response.
Inappropriate in-game skins or community avatars is prohibited.
The server is targeted to age 12 and above, however, since we are not all-powerful, we cannot regulate what the real age of someone actually is. Please bear that in mind while communicating with others.
Pornographic or adult themed content is never acceptable, and will result in a temporary ban. Continued usage will result in a permanent ban. If it’s questionable, do not share it.
We understand that having a potty-mouth (cursing, cussing, etc.) is the norm today. Not here. Profanity is strongly discouraged, and will be met with warnings, kicks, bans, and in-game action as appropriate–not necessarily in that order.
Minecraft Hogwarts has a zero-tolerance policy towards hate speech, bullying, harassing, sexual solicitation, or threatening others.
Do not share your account information with anyone. We will never ask for your password, and you shouldn’t give it.
Creating accounts on other social platforms/servers, and mis-representing them as an association with Minecraft Hogwarts is prohibited without express, verifiable (publicly accessible) permission.
Misrepresenting yourself as a staff member, or community leader for Minecraft Hogwarts is prohibited.
Providing an intentional misrepresentation of the community is punishable by permanent ban.
Your Discord and community name should match your in-game name. This is for administrative purposes. You will be asked to change your username/nickname to match.
Advertising is not allowed without verifiable permission from staff. Discussion is fine, but posting links in chat or on the forums is prohibited.
Posting private content regarding the community services, plugins, configuration, etc. without verifiable permission will result in a permanent ban.B. IN GAME STANDARDS
The use of clients and resource packs that provide an unfair advantage is strictly prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to:
No fall damage
Speed (fast and anti-slowdown)
X-Ray (client and/or resource pack)
Griefing (intentionally breaking/harming) builds owned by other players is prohibited. This includes using in-game mechanics to have the game damage another player’s builds.
Similar to griefing, setting a lock on applicable blocks/entities belonging to other players is also prohibited without their consent. Providing access for others to your own chests is acceptable via the appropriate commands.
Killing, or intentionally causing to be killed, mobs on claimed land without express permission is not allowed.
Killing, or intentionally causing to be killed, named mobs is explicitly prohibited.
Downloading the world, map, or portions of will result in a permanent ban.C. BANS
Any person who is found to have violated our community terms of service and/or guidelines may be subject to temporary or permanent ban.
The length of a ban will be determined by the severity, or repeated nature of the offense. This is also up to the discretion of the staff.
Staff have the right to temporarily kick or ban you for ignoring their requests. Arguing with staff about the appropriateness of a specific punishment will not help your case.
At the time of the ban, you will be informed of its duration and whether or not the ban can be appealed.
If a ban can be appealed, please create a new post here for review and discussion.
If an existing ban is upheld, it may be subject to review after a period of time to be stated by the staff.
If a ban is permanent, it is not subject to negotiation or review.D. GENERAL ToS revisions / guideline updates
These terms and community guidelines may be updated with or without notice and is considered a living document. Please revisit this page regularly to stay up to date with the current terms and conditions.Content Ownership
Any content provided by the community for use on the Minecraft Hogwarts network servers grants Minecraft Hogwarts permanent license to use and/or distribute as appropriate to better serve the community and its functionality.Donations
Any donations given to the Minecraft Hogwarts network is appreciated, but not required. If any member of the community tries to convince you that donating is required for access to the network, please report this to ViggyIggy.
Refunds will not be given for any donations. If you are banned for a violation of the terms of service or community guidelines, this does not entitle you to a refund.