Rules

Welcome to Phoenix's rules page!
Click on the tabs above to see the different sections of the rules.


Useful links:
Report Players: Report Players
Report staff: Report Staff
Punishment Appeals: Punishment Appeals

                                     MUTE  AND BAN DURATIONS

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                                             Chat Offences (Mutes)

Severity 1                                       Severity 2                                       Severity 3

1st Offence: 30 Minutes             1st Offence: 2 days                  1st Offence: 3 months
2nd Offence: 12 hours                2nd Offence: 4 days                2nd Offence: Permanent
3rd Offence:  1 day                    3rd Offence: 5 days
4th Offence: 2 days                   4th Offence: 7 days
5th+ Offence: 3 days                 5th+ Offence: 14 days


                                           Gameplay Offences (Bans)          
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Severity 1                                        Severity 2                                  Severity 3

1st Offence: 1 hour                    1st offence: 6 hours                1st offence: 7 days
2nd Offence: 2 hours                 2nd offence: 12 hours             2nd offence: 14 days
3rd Offence: 3 hours                  3rd offence: 1 day                   3rd offence: 21 days
4th Offence: 4 hours                  4th offence: 2 days                  4th offence: 28 days
5th+ Offence: 10 days               5th+ offence: 4 days                5th+ offence: Permanent

                                     Client Modification Offences (Bans)
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Severity 1                                        Severity 2                                      Severity 3

1st offence: 2 days                       1st offence: 7 days               1st offence: 30 days
2nd offence: 4 days                      2nd offence: 14 days            2nd offence: 60 days
3rd offence: 6 days                       3rd offence: 21 days            3rd+ offence: Permanent
4th offence: 8 days                       4th offence:  28 days
5th+ Offence: 10 days                  5th+ offence: Permanent


 
Below are all of the Phoenix Community  Discord Rules sectioned by severity. Along with each rule is a description of the rule for clarification and how long the punishment will be.
 
Severity 1 Offences
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Spamming - Sending 3 or more of the same or similar messages in a text channel.

1st Offence - Warning
2nd+ Offence - 1 Hour to 3 Hour mute (depending on severity)
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Group Spam - 3 or more different users send the same or similar messages in a text channel.

1st Offence - Warning
2nd+ Offence - 3 Hour mute for each user
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Trolling - Telling a player or a staff member to do something in order to waste their time.

1st Offence - Warning
2nd+ Offence - 3 Hour to 10 Hour mute (depending on severity)
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Misuse Of The #support Channel - Using the #support channel for other uses other than support from Phoenix Staff Members.

All Offences - 1 Hour to 2 Day mute (depending on severity)
Severity 2 Offences
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Arguments - Engaging in a dispute with another user in a text or voice channel.

All Offences - 5 Day mute
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Chat Flooding - Sending 5 or more messages in a text channel.

All Offences - 5 Day mute
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Player Disrespect - Sending messages for the intent to hurt or insult another user. Also applies to voice channels.

All Offences - 7 day mute
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Political, Racial, and/or Religious Disputes - Engaging in a political, racial, religious, or any other kind of dispute with another user in either a text or voice channel.

All Offences - 7 Day mute
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Slurs or Discrimination - Any use of any kind of slur in order to offend or discriminate against another user in either a text or voice channel.

All Offences - 7 Day mute
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Voice Channel Abuse - Any use of loud music, ear rape, voice changers, or mic spam in order to annoy or irritate another user in a public voice channel. Also applies to private voice channels if reported.

All Offences - 7 Day mute
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Inappropriate Images, Videos, or Links - Any sending of images, videos, or links that other users may find offensive or inappropriate.

All Offences - 7 Day mute
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Phoenix Staff Impersonation - Acting or pretending to be a Phoenix Staff Member in order to troll other community members.

All Offences - 7 Day mute
Severity 3 Offences
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Advertising - Sending IP Addresses to other Minecraft servers or invite links to other discords in a text channel in order to use the discord to get more members.

All Offences - Permanent Ban
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DM Advertising - Sending an IP Address of another Minecraft or an invite link to another Discord server to a member of the Phoenix Official Discord in Private Messages.

All Offences - Permanent Ban
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Leaking Personal Information - Sending any personal information of another user in a text channel for other users to see.

All Offences - Permanent Ban
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IP Loggers - Sending a IP grabbing link in a text channel for other users to click in order to compromise their information.

All Offences - Permanent Ban
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DDoS, Dox, and/or Swat Threats - Threatening to DDoS, DOX, or Swat another user or Phoenix.

All Offences - Permanent Ban
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Mute Evading - Using another Discord Account in order to evade a mute on your main Discord Account.

All Offences - Permanent Mute on both Accounts
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Ban Evading - Using another Discord Account in order to evade a ban on your main Discord Account.

All Offences - Permanent Ban on both Accounts
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Inappropriate Username or Profile Picture - Having a username or a profile picture that other users may find offensive or inappropriate.

1st Offence - Permanent Ban (Appealable once changed)
2nd+ Offence - Permanent Ban (Unappealable)
Other Rules to Note
1. We ask that we try to keep this server mainly in English until we get more multilingual staff members.
2. We ask that you only ping specific roles when necessary, if not it will result in a Staff Trolling punishment.
3. Swearing is allowed as long as it is not used to offend, insult, or hurt another user. If this is done it will result in a Player Disrespect mute.
4. Disputes over personal drama and other situations should be kept in private settings. Drama disputes will result in an Arguments mute.
5. Finally, make sure to have fun! 
* Chat Offences *
Spamming                                                                                                                                                                                                      Severity 1
                                                                                                                                                 Warning Required
Sending three or more similar messages within the chat box or in a                      
short period of time. This includes countdowns.
 
Group spam                                                                                                                                                                                                    Severity 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Warning Required
Player sends a message that is intended to participate in spam,
after staff have warned everyone verbally not to participate in the
group spam.
 
This punishment is also used for players who reply to players who
have Encouraged Group Spam.

Excessive use of CAPS                                                                                                                                                                                 Severity 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Warning Required

Sending 2 or more messages with excessive use of capitalized
words. Excessive capitalized words means 5 or more capitalized
words in a message.

Chartacter Spam                                                                                                                                                                                           Severity 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Warning Required
Sending 2 or more messages with multiple unnecessary characters,
making the message long and annoying.

Abuse of Another User/Disrespect/Harassment                                                                                                                           Severity 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Warning Required
Being intentionally abusive and disrespectful towards other players.
Harassment means continuous and ongoing bullying
which is less severe than plain disrespect.

Excessive Accusations                                                                                                                                                                                 Severity 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Warning Required
Repeatedly accusing someone of hacking, scamming, ddossing,doxing or breaking the rules. 
Telling staff members to spectate a hacker is allowed, as this isn’t excessive.
 
Arguments

Constant arguing in public chat or in private messages to a staff member.                                                                              Severity 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Warning Required
Fake Messages

Sending fake messages in an attempt to trick players                                                                                                                         Severity 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Warning Required
  
Discussing Unapproved Deals                                                                                                                                                                        Severity 1
Talking about an unapproved IRL deal or trade in public chat.                                                                                                       Warning Required
Only trades that include web store items and in-game items are allowed.
User: Selling my Minecraft account! Message me offers!

Unrelated Links                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Severity 1
Sending links that aren’t related to Minecraft in public chat.                                                                                                            Warning Required
Sending these links in private messages is allowed.
Keep in mind that the links can’t be related to other Minecraft servers.
Links to any Discord servers that aren’t the official Discord Servers of PhoenixMC.  

Staff Trolling                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Severity 1
Knowingly wasting a staff member’s time by asking them questions                                                                                            Warning Required
or nagging them about non-staff related matters.

Excessive Inappropriate Language                                                                                                                                                               Severity 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Warning Required
Using 3 or more cuss words in a message.

Impersonating Staff Members                                                                                                                                                                         Severity 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Warning Required
Pretending to be a member of staff, with for example fake staff tags.

Bypassing Chat Filter                                                                                                                                                                                           Severity 1   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Warning Required
Finding a way to bypass the chat filter.

Bypassing slurs is a Severity 2 offence. 
Quoting these words is also punishable.

Encouraging Spam                                                                                                                                                                                                Severity 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Warning Required
Instructing or encouraging users to spam message(s) in public chat.

Inappropriate Links                                                                                                                                                                                               Severity 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Warning Required
Sending offensive or inappropriate links in chat.

Racial/Religious/Political Disputes                                                                                                                                                                  Severity 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Warning Required
Arguing over race, religion or politics in public chat.

Slurs/Discrimination                                                                                                                                                                                               Severity 1

Using racist/derogatory words and discriminating against people.

Explicit Conversation                                                                                                                                                                                               Severity 1

Talking about inappropriate or explicit topics.

Death Threats or Wishes / Encouraging Suicide / Encouraging Self-Harm                                                                                        Severity 2

Putting death threats on other players or wishing for them to die.
Encouraging other players to go hurt themselves in real life or encouraging suicidal acts.
Not punishable if the message is clearly talking about an in-game death. 

DDoS Wishes / DOX Wishes / Swat Wishes / Rat Wishes                                                                                                                             Severity 2

Wishing for other players to get DDoSsed, DOXed, swatted or ratted.

Chat Flooding                                                                                                                                                                                                               Severity 2

Sending several messages in chat (5+) in chat causing it to flood chat with a user’s message(s).

Advertising                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Severity 2
   
Sharing the IP address, the website address, TeamSpeak 3 IP, Discord link or web store link (etc.) of another server.
Advertising with fake IPs or addresses is also punishable.
Sending an IP in private messages is allowed if the other player has requested for it. 
If a user accidentally pastes a server IP in chat or gets tricked into saying an IP, they can appeal it after 1 month.

Leaking Personal Information                                                                                                                                                                              Severity 3

Sending personal information of a user.
These may include full name, address, IP address, private social media accounts or
login information to accounts. Leaking fake personal information is also punishable. 

Excessive Chat Offences                                                                                                                                                                                           Severity 3

Having 40 or more Chat Offences or Warnings combined.
Only warnings and mutes within the last 2 years count towards this limit.
After being unmuted, the player is allowed to have 15 Chat Offences or Warnings before being muted again for Excessive Chat Offences.N/ASeverity 3
Can be appealed in 6 months after the mute.
Client Modification Offenses
Macros / Scripting                                                                                                                                                                                                           Severity 2

Using macros other than for use of chatting or other aesthetic purposes.
Using a script that runs a command in a pattern. (For example scripting kits ).

Any Use of a Hacked Client                                                                                                                                                                                        Severity 3

Using any hacked client. Hacks need to be enabled.
 
Autoclicking                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Severity 3

Using an external program or macro to increase your click speed / clicks per second. 

Hacks Found in a Screenshare                                                                                                                                                                                 Severity 3
 Players have up to 5 minutes to join the Screenshare Discord after being frozen in-game. 
A staff member discovers active use of a hacked client on Phoenix during the screenshare
or directly prior to the screenshare.

Refusal to Screenshare                                                                                                                                                                                                 Severity 3

User refuses to join Discord for screensharing or disobeys the staff member during the screenshare. 

Modifying Files While Frozen

Logging out while frozen or during screenshare
Other Punishments
 
DDoSing / DOXing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Full Blacklist

DDoSing or DOXing other members of the community.

Mute Evading                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          IP Ban
Can be appealed in 6 months after the IP Ban.
Having three (or more) accounts muted on the server simultaneously under the same IP.

Ban Evading                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            IP Ban

Having two (or more) accounts banned on the server simultaneously under the same IP, for any of the following offences:
* Severity 3 Gameplay Offences
* Severity 2 Client Modification Offences
* Severity 3 Client Modification Offences

IP Ban Evading                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Full Blacklist

Logging in with another IP address in order to evade an existing IP Ban.

Inappropriate/Offensive Username or Skin                                                                                                                                                                          Permanent Ban
 
Having a username or skin that is offensive, inappropriate or racial. Includes usernames that have a blacklisted word in them.
Having a username that is similar to current staff and using it for malicious intent is also punishable.
Can be appealed after changing the username or skin

Creating Lag or Crashing the Server                                                                                                                                                                                          Permanent Ban

Intentionally creating lag or causing a crash.