The following rules MUST be followed, or else it will result in different severity of punishments enforced on you depending on the rule you broke. Staff members are responsible of enforcing them, and they must report any punishments to the Admins in order to keep a record for appeals.
Rules are as follows:
1. Any modded/hacked client is prohibited, with the exceptions in the Allowed Mods/Clients Thread: http://vortexnetwork.me/forum/view_topic/?tid=6
2. Exploiting - any kind of exploiting is strightly prohibited. This is a serious offence, and it should be reported as soon as a exploit/bug is found in order to avoid the punishment.
3. Staff disrespect - This includes insulting any staff by their ability to help/moderate, for example "You suck at being staff". Any other insults that are classified in the rule "Player disrespect" will result in the punishments under that rule.
4. Player disrespect - This includes but not limited to insulting others's family, their ability, and/or suicidal encouragements. You can appeal with the proof that the victim does not care about your insult, and thinks it is only a joke or with other reasons.
5. Threats - this includes but not limited to threatening any players on personal safety, personal data leaking, hacking his/her account or DDOSing them (threatening to DDOS the server or to hack the server will result in instant permanent ban.)
6. Inappropriate in game names - This includes sexually related words, swearing words, rasicm and other type of insults.
7. Scamming - cheating a player out of money or other assets with tricks.
8. Island trapping - This mainly includes delibrately killing others on his/her own island.
9. Spamming - This includes saying a lot of meaningless words at a time, continuously advertising your property on this server (for other advertisements please read the rule "Advertising"), unnecessary countdowns, and hashtags (although allowed, do not make others follow you or continously say it. If found violating, the same rule will apply on hashtags.) Also, this rule include spam encouragement, for example asking what's the age of the players on the chat.
10. Advertising - Advertising other servers is strightly prohibited. Advertising youtube channels (that does not violate the first statement), and/or unrelated links are allowed, but you mustn't spam them, or else you will be punished according to the rule "Spamming". Saying links about this server is not restricted here.
11. Ban evasion - using alternate accounts (both legally owned accounts or other kind of accounts, for example MCleaks, is not allowed) to go in the server when the main account is banned is not allowed.
12. Power abuse - This applies to all staff members if they abuses their power of punishments and permissions. Players can report on the section "Player reports". If the staff being reported cannot give a valid reason of his/her action, they will be punished and/or demoted. This rule applies even to admins but not owners (although owners must publicly apologize if they violated the rule.)
The management team have the right to change the rules without prior notices (please check this thread frequently), and owners will be responsible for the final appeal of any violations. If you have any enquiries feel free to ask any staff members. You can appeal any punishments made to you at the section "Player appeals" with appropriate reasons. Players appealing with total nonsense will be permanently banned no matter what the severity was the punishment he was appealing.
We appreciate your cooperation in following these rules.