Rule and Policy changes

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  1. Ezzerland

    Ezzerland Staff Member Manager

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    To the IJAH Community,

    for the last several years we've tried and tested a number of policies on handling banned players and improving the environment with common chat behaviors. We strongly believe that in certain game modes toxicity is expected and most certainly required -- to an extent. But we've gone back and forth with what that extent is.

    Today, based on your feedback, we are ready to announce a couple of changes to the rules and our policies that where we've previously stood our ground.
    • Hitler Skins are now considered inappropriate skins.
    • All Racist or Derogatory terms are considered instantly warnable. This will now extend out to include N***a as it stems from purely racist terminology and is almost exclusively used to demean players or make them feel uncomfortable. Yes, we do know that some people use it to mean "brother" and so on. We've used this same logic to justify keeping it allowed on the server for years. But the reality is that it gets very little use in this manner and the majority of our player base simply want it gone. We agree.
    • A hacking ban will now only last for 30 days if it was your first offense. All other hacking bans will be permanent with the option to appeal for an unban after a minimum of 3 months have passed. 3 months may be extended further based on bypassing or unacceptable behavior during your ban duration.
    Some of these policies are already in place and were simply not announced as we tested to see how they worked. The others will not go into effect immediately following this announcement.

    Thanks for your understanding.

    Regards,
    Administration
     
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  2. PrettyFreakingRad

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    PERIODD
     
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  3. CensoredAnime

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  4. Ramen_

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    And y'all say the staff team makes shitty decisions.

    This makes the server a better place for everybody, especially newcomers. Top tier rule change.
     
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  5. DBPro

    DBPro JustCryptic

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    Keeping the server communities a safer and an accepting environment has always been key. These changes were essential for server. Great decisions.
     
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    Beautiful arrangements to make people feel more comfortable.
     
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  8. TheDiamondPicks

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    Excellent changes - they were all something that I've wanted to see happen for several years
     
  9. jeo

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    About time, can always remember the big debate over the Hitler thing when I was staff, glad to see these changes finally coming in
     
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  10. MrEmreeK

    MrEmreeK Are you ready for it Donator

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    :eek: good decision has been made :smile:
     
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  11. sool

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    Finally.
     
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  12. hmj

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    Thank you!
     
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  13. Trevor

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    well played
     
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  14. Slump

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    Pain.
     
  15. iGhostify

    iGhostify Sipping RedBull is delight. Donator

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    Great rules. On the hacking ban do you mean asif someone is banned once its 30days then next is perm and is able to appeal within 3months then so on @Ezzerland
     
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    ZappyFB BEST US Donator

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    um... ok... rip jnh
     
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  17. TheBlockyInkling

    TheBlockyInkling 17 | J&H Player for 5 years and counting | [God] Donator

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    I'm gonna miss casually throwing the n word around but I can respect the decision lol
     
  18. Ezzerland

    Ezzerland Staff Member Manager

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    Correct.
     
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    Its great, much clearer now which is lovely :)
     
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    iGhostify Sipping RedBull is delight. Donator

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    Epic stuff. Cant wait for the thurther updates to come soon.
     
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