Official PokéFind Network Rules

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  1. ShootingFor3

    ShootingFor3 Manager / Jedi Master Staff Member Manager Staff Manager Support Manager

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    Hello everyone!

    Welcome to the PokéFind Network's official rules. Everything listed here is to inform you, not break the rules

    (Staff will decide what is and is not breaking these rules with their best judgement). These rules are Subject to change at any time. So check back every so often to make sure you are up to date with the rules.

    MUTABLE OFFENSES
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    Caps - Sending a message with an overuse of capital letters is not allowed.
    • Example: “HELLO EVERYONE HOW’S IT GOING”

    Spam/Promoting Spam - Sending numerous messages in a short period of time and asking players stuff to get the chat to spam is not allowed.
    • Examples:
    ►► “Anyone here??” x5,
    ►► “Type a number between 1-10 to win a free Pokémon!”

    Character Spam -
    Excessive amount of Characters is not allowed.
    • Examples:
    ►► pspspspspspspspspspspsps
    ►► Nfjdkskennrurifucudie
    ►► !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ►► Heeeeeeeeyyyyyyy youuuuuuu guuuyyyyyyyyyys!!

    Chat Trolling - Intentionally saying things to mislead or confuse players and Staff. (Including fake giveaways, asking questions to bend the rules of what they can and can’t do on purpose and intentionally asking irrelevant questions / repeated answered questions to distract or harass Staff) Context may vary.
    Examples:
    ►► “Press ALT+F4 for a free Dragonite”
    ►► “Wild ditto!... jk”
    ►► “Hey Staff, whats 1+1? What’s 2+4? How do you make ketchup?”
    ►► “Hey am I allowed to say ••••?” [after being told not to say the word in a trolling manner]

    Arguing -
    Someone protesting a punishment, constantly contradicting what someone says in chat or just arguing about something in an aggressive manner.
    • Examples:
    ►► “Player123 did nothing wrong, unban him now”

    Unapproved Links - Posting links not affiliated with the PokeFind network or something dealing with Pokemon.
    • Examples:
    ►► “https//bulbapedia bulbagarden net/wiki/Rayquaza_” ✅
    ►► “https//www reddit com/r/soccer/” ❌

    Harassment - Continuous intimidation/insulting behaviour towards a player is not allowed.
    Defamation and Slander - Repeatedly making false accusations of a person hacking or scamming, especially after being told it's untrue falls under harassment.
    • Examples:
    ►► “Player1 is such a #$!. Player1 is so stupid, I hate Player1”
    ►► Day 1 - Player: you’re trash Broski123, You suck
    Day 2 - Player: You again Broski123? You are trash dude

    Inappropriate Behavior - Talking inappropriately that is not suitable for children is not allowed.
    • Examples:
    ►► “I think I have cancer”
    ►► KMS and any sexual references also fall under this rule.

    Inappropriate Language - Any language not suitable/appropriate for children is not permitted. This includes words like penis, vagina etc. Abbreviations are allowed unless it is directed to be hostile at another player!
    • Examples that are punishable:
    ►► “FVck you, as5hole”
    ►► “stfu kid”
    ►► “gtfo noob”
    ►► “Player1234 is so mf bad”
    ►► “this Npc is gay”

    Staff Impersonation - Users attempting to convince others they are a staff member is not allowed.
    • Example:
    ►► “I’m a mod, I just haven’t got my tag so listen to me”

    Abusive Behavior - Offensive Behavior towards another individual is not allowed.
    • Examples:
    ►► “I hope you get cancer and die”
    ►► “Other examples would be telling a player to die/kys, calling another player gay or retarded/braindead.

    Malicious Threats - Threatening to harm or take the life of individuals, including threatening to hack or DDOS individuals is not allowed.

    Racism - Any language/text that is of a racist nature targeting a person or group is not allowed. This includes racist slurs to any race or ethnic group regardless of your own race.
    • Example:
    ►► N word or any variation of it is unacceptable.

    Discrimination -
    Any language/text that is of a discriminatory nature, targeting a person or group is not allowed. This includes sexuality, age, religious belief, sex. This includes the use of discriminatory slurs.
    • Examples:
    ►► Gay people are horrible...
    ►► All persons of one religion are dangerous
    ►► [email protected]!

    Inappropriate Link - Any links that are not safe or direct to inappropriate / offensive content is not allowed.
    • Examples:
    ►► Free Vbucks links
    ►► Any sexual or pornographic site links

    Posting Light Personal
    Information
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    Posting Light personal information about another player without their permission is not allowed. This includes personal names, social media, country etc.
    Example:
    • “Player123’s Instagram is player_123!!! “

    Posting Heavy Personal Information -
    Posting Heavy personal information about a player without their permission is not allowed. This includes posting IP’s, phone numbers, addresses, passwords etc.
    • Example:
    ►► Jenny’s number is 867-5309!

    Light Advertisement - Light Advertisement consists of mentioning other servers names or game modes, asking someone to play another server, or asking for followers/subscribers to your social media platforms, typically Twitch or YouTube channels. (Posting a link to your videos or stream is fine if it’s PokeFind related and not streaming servers like Hypixel etc.
    • Examples:
    ►► “Sub to my YouTube channel!! “
    ►► “Follow me on Twitch I’m live!”
    ►► “Have you seen Hypixel’s new game?”
    ►► “Do you want to play Hypixel?”

    Heavy Advertisement - Heavy Advertisement consists of posting other servers IP’s, sending Discord invites to other Discords (not PokeFind’s), or recruiting players to join your own server.
    • Examples:
    ►► “Join my server BaldCraft for free rank! “
    ►► “Join my Discord [insert link]”
    ►► “Everyone come play Hypixel!”
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    BANNABLE OFFENSES
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    Creating Server Lag - Creating any form of server lag is not tolerated on PokeFind. (Depending on the severity of the lag will depend on how the situation is resolved)
    • Example:
    ►► Massive amounts of spawners places which affects the servers ability to run smoothly (causes entity lag).
    ►► Dropping a massive amount of items on the ground to create lag.

    Minor Glitch Abuse - Any form of glitch or bug that allows you to enter into an unallowed area. Small visual bugs or anything that doesn’t directly affect gameplay is not allowed.
    • Example:
    ►► Bike glitching through walls.

    Major Glitch Abuse - Any form of glitch that directly impacts gameplay and the experience for others is not allowed.
    • Example:
    ►► Duping

    Cross-Teaming - Any form of working together with another player in situations where you should not be working with that player to win the game is not allowed.
    • Example:
    ►► Sharing resources, not attacking each other (trucing), and helping each other to win the game.

    Spawn Trapping - The building of a kill box or any form of structure that traps the player in a position where they can’t move upon spawn is not allowed.

    Spawn Camping - When a player is consistently killed on spawn-in and your team has not bothered with their PokeBall and are only farming kills is not allowed.

    Team Trolling - Intentional behavior whose sole intention is to ruin the game for their teammates is not allowed.
    • Example:
    ►► Intentionally destroying the base defense in PokéWars, destroying the bridge for your teammates, intentionally killing your teammates, etc.

    Attempting to Scam - The attempt to deceive a player of Pokémon or other PokeFind items by altering the original trade (without players permission) or not giving your half of the deal in attempt to receive the other players items is not tolerated. Video proof of the attempted scam is required so please record all trades. If the actual Scam takes place it will fall under the actual Scamming rule and punishment. (Please note that anybody has the right to refuse to trade but attempting to Scam before the trade is cancelled is punishable)
    • Example:
    ►► Offering an exp share for a Skinned Pokemon and not giving the exp share when the Pokemon is offered in the trading stage.

    Scamming - Stealing another player of Pokémon, in-game currency or items is not allowed. Video proof of scamming is required for moderators to be able to punish the scammer, so please record all your trades!

    Tp Trapping - Any form of tpa manipulation whose intent is to kill or trap another player in Skyblock or Survival is not allowed.
    • Examples:
    ►► Nether Portal Trap
    ►► Fall Trap

    AFK in /cbattle - Intentionally going afk in a /cbattle is not allowed and can result in a ban. If somebody goes AFK please contact a Senior Mod/Manager on Discord.

    Alt in /cbattle - Using an alt in /cbattle to gain more points on your main account or vice-versa is not allowed.

    Intentional Killing - The act or attempt of killing another player when not in a pvp designated area is not allowed.
    • Examples:
    ►► Pouring lava on another player.
    ►► Setting them on fire

    Griefing - The act of breaking/destroying or altering other people’s land or islands is not allowed. This includes cobble monsters (giant mountains of cobble).
    • Examples:
    ►► Breaking other people’s stuff whether it’s claimed or not (including being co-oped).
    ►► Building right up against people’s claims to be obnoxious and harass them.
    ►► Mountains of Lava / Cobble right outside the border of someone’s claim.

    Inappropriate Builds - Any form of build that includes objects/blocks placed in a manner that comes across inappropriate.
    • Examples:
    ►► Strip clubs
    ►► Genitals
    ►► Inappropriate Symbols (Nazi etc.)

    Abusing /report and /tpa -
    /report: Abusing the report command in game for no reason is not allowed.
    • Examples:
    ►► /report JohnCena he’s a poopy head
    ►► /report Willy504 he smells bad
    /tpa: Abusing the /Tpa command to intentionally Spam a players chat, especially after being asked to stop is not allowed.

    Survival Alt Claims - You are not allowed to use an alt or multiple alts to claim more spaces of lands that you wouldn’t have with only one account.

    IRL Money Trades -
    Any form of trading Pokemon or ingame items (ex:Water Stone) for a real money reward (Eggs, Ranks, PayPal Money) is not allowed. This also includes trading for items on other servers like Hypixel. Simply asking for an IRL Trade can result in a punishment.

    Inappropriate Username / Skin / Cape - Using an Inappropriate Username, Inappropriate Skin or Inappropriate Cape is not allowed and can result in a ban until it is corrected. This includes any sexual reference, bad words, inappropriate logos).

    Hacking/Spam Bot - Any form of client addition to your client. Drag Clicking and Butterfly Clicking are not allowed and fall under this rule. Optifine is okay, and Schematica is only okay for Skyblock and Survival. (__The printer feature of schematica is not allowed__)
    • Examples:
    ►► Fly hacking
    ►► X-Ray
    ►► Spam Bot
    ►► Kill aura
    ►► Autoclicker

    Punishment Evasion -
    Punishment Evasion: Joining the server on an alternative account to evade any punishment received on another account is not allowed.
    Mute Evasion:
    Using Signs/Nickname/etc to evade a mute is not allowed.

    Scamming Support/Managers - This means if you email our support team or message a Manager (this includes Devs) for assistance with lost items or Pokemon or even quest assistance, you will not lie to them. Even attempting to lie and deceive any Manager(s) or support will lead to a BAN of our choice.

    • Example(s):
    ►► Messaging multiple Managers trying to receive the same egg from a quest issue.
    ►► Emailing support claiming you did not receive something you purchased that you did in fact receive.
    ►► Claiming you lost a Pokemon or item that is still in your possession or you traded away.

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    DISCORD MUTABLE OFFENSES
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    Spam - Posting an excessive amount of messages (images or text) in a short amount of time is not allowed.
    • Examples:
    ►► Memedog copy paste.
    ►► Fake discord staff announcements about people hacking accounts.
    ►► Chain messages (copy paste to 10 discords)

    Caps/Character Spam - Sending messages with an overuse of capital letters or an excessive amount of Characters is not allowed.
    •Examples:
    ►► “HELLO EVERYONE HOW ARE WE DOING?”
    ►► pspspspspspspspspspspsps
    ►► Nfjdkskennrurifucudie
    ►► !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Arguing on a punishment - Protesting a punishment for yourself or someone else, especially without having knowledge of what even happened is not allowed.
    • Example:
    ►► “why I got muted on the server? That’s not fair! I said nothing, unmute me! That’s not mutable!

    Talking in channels not allowed - Starting a conversation in channels not made for talking like rare spawns is not allowed, pretty self explanatory. (Rare spawns, judge requests, rank requests, etc…)

    Impersonation -
    Changing /nick to match with another user, changing the profile picture to confuse other users, or claiming to be a fellow player or staff member.

    Swearing - Swearing in text channels or voice channels is not allowed. This includes any words that falls under Inappropriate Language.

    Posting inappropriate emojis - Posting emojis that consist of a derogatory meaning, or sexually inappropriate, or too graphic/explicit is not allowed.
    • Examples:
    ►► Emoji of Nazi’s or their symbol
    ►► Sexually implied meanings (eggplant + peach)
    ►► Racist remarks (N word, or KKK etc.)

    Inappropriate Behavior - Talking inappropriately that is not suitable for children is not allowed.
    • Examples:
    ►► “I think I have cancer”
    ►► KMS and any sexual references also fall under this rule.

    Abusive Behavior - Offensive Behavior towards another individual is not allowed.
    • Examples:
    ►► “I hope you get cancer and die”
    ►► “Other examples would be telling a player to die/kys, calling another player gay or retarded/braindead.

    Harassment - Continuous intimidation/insulting behaviour towards a player is not allowed.
    Defamation and Slander - Repeatedly making false accusations of a person hacking or scamming, especially after being told it's untrue falls under harassment.
    • Examples:
    ►► “Player1 is such a #$!. Player1 is so stupid, I hate Player1”
    ►► Day 1 - Player: you’re trash Broski123, You suck
    Day 2 - Player: You again Broski123? You are trash dude

    Malicious Threats - Threatening to harm or take the life of individuals, including threatening to hack or DDOS individuals is not allowed.

    Racism - Any language/text that is of a racist nature targeting a person or group is not allowed. This includes racist slurs to any race or ethnic group regardless of your own race.
    • Example:
    ►► N word or any variation of it is unacceptable.

    Discrimination - Any language/text that is of a discriminatory nature, targeting a person or group is not allowed. This includes sexuality, age, religious belief, sex. This includes the use of discriminatory slurs.
    • Examples:
    ►► Gay people are horrible...
    ►► All persons of one religion are dangerous
    ►► [email protected]!

    Mass Pinging Roles / Abusing @ roles - Intentionally pinging multiple roles at the same time to ping as many people as possible / pinging one role for reasons other than the purpose it is made for is not allowed. This includes abusing @ Staff for non emergencies or non server related questions.
    • Examples:
    ►► @ Staff @ Staff Manager @ Developer @ Professor @ Owner @ Senior Moderator
    ►► @ Gible-Beldum-Larvitar-Dratini (pinging this role outside of the rare spawns channel)
    ►► @ Staff You’re all bad @ Staff What’s your favorite pizza @ Staff I just want to talk

    Using Voice Changer - Using annoying voice changer or just screaming in your mic is not allowed.

    Inappropriate Content - The sharing of content that is unsuitable for all age groups is not allowed.
    • Examples:
    ►► Any sexual or pornographic images / videos
    ►► Any videos or images of graphic violence or extreme gore
    ►► Images or Videos of any self harm of yourself or someone else

    Light Advertisement - Light Advertisement consists of mentioning other servers names or game modes, asking someone to play another server, or asking for followers/subscribers to your social media platforms, typically Twitch or YouTube channels. (Posting a link to your videos or stream is fine if it’s PokeFind related and not streaming servers like Hypixel etc.
    • Examples:
    ►► “Sub to my YouTube channel!! “
    ►► “Follow me on Twitch I’m live!”
    ►► “Have you seen Hypixel’s new game?”
    ►► “Do you want to play Hypixel?”

    Heavy Advertisement - Heavy Advertisement consists of posting other servers IP’s, sending Discord invites to other Discords (not PokeFind’s), or recruiting players to join your own server.
    • Examples:
    ►► “Join my server BaldCraft for free rank! “
    ►► “Join my Discord [insert link]”
    ►► “Everyone come play Hypixel!”

    Inappropriate DMs -
    Sending Inappropriate things in others private messages is not allowed.

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    DISCORD BANNABLE OFFENSES
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    Displaying Inappropriate Game Overlay / Inappropriate Status Message -
    Displaying an inappropriate game overlay or inappropriate status is not allowed and consists of derogatory words or phrases, sexually inappropriate details or details about acts of violence against someone or something.
    • Examples:
    ►► [Playing] Going to kill myself
    ►► [Playing] F$#% you
    ►► [Playing] kicking animals
    ►► “going to kill myself”
    ►► “F$#% you”
    ►► “kicking animals”

    Inappropriate Profile Picture - Displaying an inappropriate profile picture consists of derogatory words or remarks, sexually inappropriate images or acts of violence against someone or something is not allowed.
    • Examples:
    ►► Picture of any racist or derogatory remarks (N word, KKK etc.)
    ►► Picture of nudity (genitals/porn/sexually graphic images)
    ►► Picture of Hitler

    Inappropriate name/nick - Displaying an inappropriate name or nickname is not allowed and consists of derogatory words or phrases, sexually inappropriate details or details about acts of violence against someone or something.
    • Examples:
    ►► N word#1234
    ►► F%$kin Bot#4321

    Posting Personal Info -
    Posting personal information of other players (Social Media, Full name, and any other sensitive information is not allowed.

    Punishment Evasion -
    Leaving the discord to remove your punishment, joining with another discord account is not allowed. You need to appeal the punishment instead of evading.

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    DISCORD REJECTED PERMS
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    Queueing Inappropriate Songs -
    Requesting songs containing inappropriate song names, excessive swearing, or inappropriate topics. Queueing Playlists with other people in the call falls under this.
    • Examples:
    ►► >p ***** lasagna
    ►► >p WAP

    Speaking in #rare-spawns - Continuing to speak within #rare-spawn channels after being warned to stop is not allowed. Chat trolling and lying about rare spawns qualified for rejected Rare spawn perms.

    Inappropriate Streaming Content - Streaming in a Voice Call showing Inappropriate messages or content is not allowed. This includes any behavior of the streamer or it’s viewers. (Depending in the severity can result in a ban)

    Rejected Suggestions Perms - Posting suggestions as a joke, to troll, or Spam repeating stuff can lose you perms to post further suggestions. (Your suggestions may be deleted without without notice or you may lose these perms at the discretion of the Managers)
    • Examples:
    ►► Make a bald egg
    ►► Name player123 to BirthdayBoy
    ►► Give everyone a free Arceus

    Blackmail - Any form of Blackmail or attempt to use screenshots or videos to take advantage or other players or Staff members will result in a severe punishment. We do not tolerate that type of behavior and the punishment will be selected by Staff Managers.

    Important Note - Please do not talk or discuss anything about sexuality or gender identification in the public channels. Those topics can be taken to your own private DMs as we welcome all people. They are sensitive topics and don’t relate to anything regarding PokeFind and it’s child friendly environment. Those topics are not appropriate for the child friendly environment as people can make their own decisions as they get older. Please respect this rule and people’s personal decisions.
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    **__IMPORTANT INFORMATION (MUST READ)__**
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    By joining this discord you are subject to follow our rules or risk being banned. You will be held responsible for any rules broken on your account whether it was you or not. You are responsible for your account.

    Side Note: Should a tragedy occur somewhere in the world, we ask you to please not discuss the occurrence within the Discord or the Server Chats. We understand that many wish to discuss their feelings on such a matter, but please take it to private messages.

    The Law - Do not partake in illegal activity. If you are caught doing so, authorities will be alerted and action will be taken.

    Discord Terms of Service - You are required to follow the Discord Terms of Service. You can find them here: https://discordapp.com/terms

    PokeFind Terms of Service - https://www.pokefind.co/terms-of-service

    Punishment Appeal - You can appeal through this google form - https://forms.gle/GZC3Ah8kHHDAir7J8