These are some quick rules to get out of the way and they apply both on the forums and on the in-game servers.
Spam stands for Stupid Pointless Annoying Messages. While this is common sense to some, to others it is not. Staff have the ultimate say of whether you’re spamming, which can range from harassment, repeating messages, and double posting. There are some mechanisms in place to automate this process, so attempting to bypass the system will not work in your favor. Think of it as your safeguard from being punished!
In order to better the community here on Athios, we ask you to abide by some simple rules (really, they're simple):
No impersonation of staff or other community members. This includes but is not limited to:
Athios has a zero tolerance policy towards any transphobia, homophobia, racism, misogyny, or any other xenophobic remarks. If you have a problem with someone's gender identity, sexuality, or race, leave the community or keep it to yourself.
This also includes any images, photos, or text references that indicate/insight violence on a group of people (e.i. Nazi imagery). Homophobic-esque jokes ("thats so gay") are a case-by-case basis. If your jokes are negative in nature or intend to hurt someone else, you will be punished. Staff members may dictate which remarks are harmful and which are not. The general rule of thumb is to avoid saying it in the first place.
Religion & Politics Athios is a diverse community where players come from different backgrounds and hold different beliefs. Any sort of discrimination or disrespectful harrassment towards a player for their beliefs, or a particular religious/political identity in general will not be tolerated. Discussion of these topics should not be on the server, and if staff see it occuring, can direct you to take the discussion to a PM or elsewhere
Disturbing the peace Players who are found to be disturbing the peace, whether it is by being excessively rowdy or making other players uncomfortable, may be asked to tone it down. Not doing so may result in a mute! Keep in mind that this is not limited to just these two examples!
Toxic Behavior Athios does not approve of toxic behavior. Any overly negative attitudes, excessive complaining or arguing, or any other behavior that negatively impacts the server or community will not be welcome and will be met with a mute or removal from the server.
The server has a built-in filter, and bypassing those filters will not be appreciated. Get creative with your insults, you unicorns! Xenforo requires users to be at least 13 years of age, so we’ll tolerate some tasteful swearing on the forums. Try to keep it to a minimum please; we’re all mature here, aren’t we?
Phishing, Scams, and Suspicious links Do not spread any sort of links/files to any scams, malicious programs, or graphic imagery. This includes linking to any websites that ask for personal info that are not approved by staff, NSFW links to explicit content/sites, or fake giveaways.
Advertising Do not advertise any other server. This includes talking to someone else in the public (e.i. "lets go on Hypixel <someone>" or "<someone>, wanna go play <different game>?" Feel free to discuss other servers/content privately, but openly talking about other servers is not permitted. You may say server's names (e.i. don't censor "Hypixel" and say "Hypickle") but you may not reference its content (e.i. "Hypixel sky wars" or "Hypixel has <some feature>") Just like other rules, it's generally safe to not reference other servers/games at all. You may not post links to any other games or servers.
Download links You may post download links but you must (a) describe the content the link has, (b) the link cannot auto-download, and (c) the link must display the file you are downloading before it is downloaded.
Giveaways You may not create, ask for, or sponsor giveaways for any service/game not involved with Athios. Athios-related giveaways should be approved by staff beforehand.
Any appeals or reports should be made to the ENFORCEMENT section on the forums. NOT through the "Submit a Ticket" option.
While we enjoy your company on our servers, there are some rules you'll need to follow.
The following mods are approved, any others are bannable however, all mods will ultimately be determined on a mod-by-mod basis.
No hacked clients of any kind are allowed. No macro mods or 3rd party click-assists are allowed. Badlion Client is permitted.
Alternate accounts are allowed to an extent. Use of alternate accounts to stat boost is not allowed and attempts to stat-boost will result in a ban. Use of alternate accounts to evade a ban will result in further bans. Cosmetics, items, or ranks cannot be transferred to alternate accounts. The account you used to make a purchase is the only account that will have those features.
Any attempts to troll are punishable. This includes tricking players into killing themselves in game, guiding them to a punishable offense (hazing), or purposefully misleading them. Don't pull a "I did nothing wrong, it's not in the rules," staff have the license to punish on any basis that is potentially harmful to the server community.
Nothing’s perfect. If you or a loved one come in contact with a bug on our servers, you may be entitled to report it. Guidelines on how to report bugs are found in the Bug Reports section under ENFORCEMENT. Players found abusing or exploiting bugs will be punished accordingly.
The forums are a very cool place, and a lot of work has been put into them. Please don't pollute them. You will receive warning points for each offence. 6 warning points will make your forum experience miserable. 8 warning points will result in a ban from the forums.
Posting on a thread that has not received posts for 2 months is not allowed. This is because things change and posts that were once relevant may now not be! This is referred to as necro posting, and can earn you a warning point. If you feel you have something to say on that thread, make a new one and include a link!
Double posting is not against the rules, but heavily discouraged. We ask that you edit the original post before creating a new one. Triple posting will result in a warning point.
Please do not create pointless, single phrased messages. Your message should include more than just an emoji or a reaction.
Try to keep threads on topic. Post threads in their appropriate forum, and if they do not pertain to Athios, please post them in the Off-Topic forum.
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