Prop Hunt Rules!

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    Nov 29, 2016
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    ***Are subject to change
    ***Repeats of offenses may result in more severe punishments!!!
    ***If you have an !warn active for 2 rules and get banned you will be banned for both and their lengths will stack!

    ***All rules apply to text hats as well!

    Community Rules:

    1. Do not harass other players in an intended manner. (Harassment Rule)

    Don't be a jerk/nuisance, harassment of other players isn't cool, and it's not something we tolerate. If you are asked by the user to stop bullying/annoying them or similar (or asked by staff to stop harassing a user or simiilar), then just stop.

    Stating a certain phrase players are annoyed by also falls under this rule, and so does being just plain disrespectful of everyone.

    We do understand jokes, however, all people involved need to be "in on it". It's not a joke to us if we don't know it's a joke, so make sure the staff know!

    *Using offensive usernames to harass a player also falls under this rule.
    **Harassment via use of on-server private messages is equally unacceptable.

    Punishments: Verbal/text warning, gag/mute 10-15m, !kick, !warn + !kick, 6 hour ban.

    2. Do not abuse the mic/chat systems. (Mic Spam/Chat Spam Rule)
    Things such making noises, singing, or other things that annoy a majority of the team (or the server), count as "mic spam".

    Text spam is repeated use of the same general phrase.

    Be courteous to others, and please don't use all-caps all the time.

    *Chat messages, binds, or other chatbox based things being used repeatedly in a short time frame are effected by this rule - alongside - misusing admin chat as a non-staff.

    Punishments: Verbal/text warnings, gag/mute 10-15m, !kick, !warn, permanent gag/mute

    3. No cheating/exploiting. (General Cheating/Exploiting Rule)
    In most cases our anti-cheat system will pick up cheats and automatically kick the offender. However, if the offender bypasses the anti-cheat, they will be handled severely.

    Exploiting is abusing things overlooked by map developers or other systems, such as glitches, map clipping, EXP/Perk exploits, illegal spots, etc.

    Exploiting (General): Verbal/text warnings, !slay, !kick, !warn, 12 hour ban. Hacking/Cheating: Confirmed hacking/cheating will result in a permanent ban

    4. Do not advertise other GMod servers/other communities. (Advertising Rule)
    This would be posting things like chat messages or using voice chat to encourage other players to join another server in Gmod or another server group/community whether it's of similar gamemodes or not.

    *"Clan tags" are allowed. Examples: “[RG] Rucksack”, “[CG] Averion”, similar, and etc.

    ** ONLY FOR OFFICIALLY-ALLIED COMMUNITIES LISTED BELOW! For "Allied Communities", please be mindful of our traffic. We need players too!

    Allied Communities: None

    Punishments: Verbal/text warnings, gag/mute 10-15m, !kick, !warn, 12 hour ban

    5. No racism/sexism. (Racism/Sexism Rule)
    Do not bully, annoy, or disrespect anyone for being a certain race, ethnicity, and/or gender. We are not asking you to be politically correct, but we are asking you to be a decent person.

    Use of racial slurs (this includes the "n-word" and any variants) isn't cool. We have a near-zero tolerance policy for violations of this rule.
    *This includes being in one's username!
    Punishments: Verbal/text warning, gag/mute 10-15m, !kick, !warn, 16 hour ban.

    6. Do not post inappropriate sprays. (Custom Decals Rule)
    Things such as pornographic content, text sprays that violate other rules or other things that are meant to offend players/may offend players are considered "inappropriate".

    Punishments: Verbal/text warnings, !kick, !warn, 16 hour ban.

    7. Do not impersonate other players. (Impersonation Rule)
    This rule regards intentionally changing your name to appear as someone you’re not for some ulterior motive.

    Please note: If the other person doesn't care, this rule does not come into effect.
    Also, if a name is common on the server and 2 players have it then it is not breaking this rule.

    If just impersonating the person: Verbal/text warnings, !kick, !warn, 24 hour ban
    Impersonating a staff member and threatening others as said staff: Verbal/textual warning, !warn, 36 hour ban

    8. Do not evade bans/dodge punishments. (You do the Crime, You do the Time.)
    Evading/dodging includes: Disconnecting then reconnecting while muted/gagged, using paid rank (or even hired rank) privileges to ungag or other ways of avoiding things.

    Punishments: If about to be punished 6 hour ban, if about to be banned add 6 hours to the ban

    9. Stay out of Admin Situations. ("Admin Situations" Rule)
    If staff are dealing with a situation, and did not directly ask for your input, please stay out of it. If staff need your help and/or input in a situation, they will ask you

    Punishments: Verbal/text warnings, gag/mute 30m, !kick, !warn, 6-hour ban

    10. Please use English, unless it's a basic phrase. (The English Only Advisory)
    Smaller phrases such as greetings are completely allowed, bigger phrases are a "gray area". Our staff are not all multilingual (meaning, they don't all know multiple languages), so please avoid using other languages extensively. (It just makes things less-complicated.)

    *Using another language to bypass other rules will result in a more severe punishment. You have been warned!

    Punishments: Only if violating another rule, add 8 hours to any bans issued. [So if bypassing using another language, they get one warning, then they receive an 8 hour ban.]

    11. Don’t dispute punishments on the server. (Disputing On-Server Rule)
    If you feel like a punishment was unfair, fill out a ban appeal or report it to management (via Discord PM), on-server disputes will not end well.

    Punishments for attempted on-server disputes: Verbal/text warnings, gag/mute 10-15m, !kick, !warn, 6-hour ban.

    12. Do not excessively delay rounds. (Delay Rule)
    Delaying is any action that prolongs the round for no reason. Such as shooting words, designs, or other things into walls, running around doing nothing, standing around/idling (see AFK rule), or other acts that are deemed to be "unproductive" by the gamemode rules.

    Server Specific Note: Props hiding or remaining in one area will not violate this rule even if they are the last one alive. Along with this, the allowed period of "delay" is 30 seconds.

    Punishments: Verbal/text warning, !slay, !kick, !warn, 6-hour ban.

    Server Specific Rules:

    1. Teamswapping has a cost (Teamswapping Rule)

    If you are split from your friends and are on opposite teams, you may teamswap.

    If regret your decision, you may forfeit a round unless you “slayed yourself” (Meaning you killed yourself in-game to switch back).

    Further swaps are not allowed, and getting autobalanced does not nullify this rule.

    *tl;dr - You only get 1 free swap per map, and 1 "cost swap". It still counts even if you get autobalanced back, so use them wisely!

    *Team-swapping just to ghost is not allowed, and will result in an immediate 6 hour ban.

    Costs for team-swapping:
    1st: Verbal warning. Hence "free teamswap".
    2nd: !slay at the beginning next round, unless the player died to switch.
    Any others: !kick, !warn and 12 hour ban.

    2. Do not ghost (Ghosting Rule)
    Ghosting is defined as actively giving away a players location or what a prop is, as a dead hunter or dead prop in a way that other hunters can hear it. Such as a dead prop using the server wide text chat or a dead hunter just using any form of communication to ghost. This includes third party items like Skype or Discord.

    Please note: Hunters are allowed to mention what they saw when they died, but they may not actively relay current prop locations/actions.

    *False-ghosting is O.K. to an extent, however, using “false-ghosting” to cover real ghosting will result in a more severe punishment!

    Excessive false-ghosting can count as mic spam, and may result in a temporary mute.

    If you give yourself away, it’s not ghosting, and that’s your own fault.

    Punishments: Verbal/text warning, gag/mute until next map, !kick, !warn, permanent gag/mute + 8-hour ban

    3a. No exploitation of mechanics (Exploits - Server Specific)
    Things such as using !stuck to pass barriers, get stuck in walls, or other similar scenarios that would put you in areas generally “out of bounds” is not allowed.

    *This generally includes any location listed under the Illegal Spots thread.

    Punishments: Verbal/text warnings, !slay, !kick, !warn, 12 hour ban.

    3b. Dead bodies are illegal to hide in. (Dead Bodies Rule) [Added due to issues]
    Dead Hunters are not your personal shield during the round, neither are dead bodies placed in maps.

    Punishments: Verbal/text warnings, teleport away, !slay, !kick, !warn, 6-hour ban.

    4. Do not stay idle for too long. (AFK Rule - Prop Hunt)
    If you will be AFK, please change to team 'Spectators.', we’ll allow you quite a bit of time for you to return. Players sitting in unassigned will be kicked after 15 min (equivalent to 3 FULL rounds/half of the map time).

    *Hunters will be slain when the clock is at 1:50 if they fail to move/respond. Props will be slain at 2:30 if they have not moved as the old man/T-pose and it will count as 1 round AFK.

    **This includes being a "moving T-Pose" past 2:30. (As it's pretty "lazy".) [Added because of issues.]

    Punishments: Verbal/text warnings, slay, slay again if offense happens again, !kick, !warn.

    IMPORTANT: Continued offenses after !warn will be counted towards the “Griefing” rule.

    5.Do not prop/body block. (Blockage Rule - Prop Hunt)
    Prop blocking is using props to block doorways or entries to areas making it difficult to access or completely inaccessible.

    Body Blocking is intentionally standing in a doorway while it's closed to keep it from opening as a hunter and/or, as a prop, to trap other props inside or prevent people from coming in/out.

    Punishments: Verbal/text warnings, !slay, !slay at beginning of next round, !kick, !warn, 6-hour ban.

    6. Do not taunt spam.
    Do not use the same taunt over and over again via taunt menu (f4) or any other means.

    *This rule was readded due to issues with people spamming taunts and others being annoyed by these actions.

    Punishments: Verbal/text warnings, !slay, !slay + !slay at beginning of next round, !kick, !warn, 6 hour ban


    "Special Cases" Community Rules:

    13. Do not beg for points. (Begging Rule) [Added due to issues]
    All points can be earned by just playing the game and meeting objectives. Asking once or twice is not begging, however, if you are told to stop, then stop.

    Please note, skill points are not “handed out”, they are earned. Do not beg for them.

    Punishments: Verbal/text warnings, !gag/!mute for 3 rounds, !kick, !warn, permanent gag/mute

    14. Do not abuse the !request command (Request Abuse Rule) [Added due to issues]
    Self-explantory rule, !request is designed for reports, not whatever nasty opinion you have of a staff member or player.

    Punishments: Verbal/text warning, !kick, !warn, 24-hour ban.

    15. Do not encourage rule breaking (The "Encouraging Trouble" Rule) [Added due to issues]
    Encouraging others to break the rules is just as bad as breaking them yourself. If they end up breaking the rule (or you say in general and someone does) you will be punished along with them. Even if they don’t, you will still be punished for the attempt.

    Punishments: Verbal/Text warning, mute/gag 15-30 minutes, !kick, !warn, permanent mute + gag

    16. Do not Grief (Only for Multiple Consecutive Offenses) [Added due to issues]
    Griefing has many definitions that are already covered by other rules. This rule is for breaking multiple rules within a set time frame of 30 min. If you surpass the verbal/text warning on up to 3 or more rules then you are then considered to be "Griefing" and this rule comes into effect.

    **Breaking multiple chat rules and being muted for one will count as being muted for all and if it's more than 3 this rule will trigger.

    IMPORTANT: Breaking ANY of the rules after a grief !warn is issued OR surpassing a verbal/text warn on a different rule automatically applies the first ban of this rule

    Punishments: !warn (All three offenses filed as "Griefing"), 24-48 hour ban, 3-7 day ban, permanent ban

    17. Do not tell anyone to leave the server [Added due to issues]
    This is a public server, not your personal playground. Everyone has the right to be on the server and have fun. Do not tell anyone to leave the server for any reason.

    *If a player is just causing trouble, use !request to report it, or file a report to a staff member/manager.

    Punishments -
    If caught while you are online: verbal/textual warning, !warn + kick, ban 72 hours
    If caught after you left:
    ban 72 hours


    ***By playing on this server, you agree to our Player Agreement
    ***If you think you or another player were banned incorrectly, go here

    ***For a list of current staff, go here
    ***For a list of illegal spots, go here

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