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Server Rules & Infraction System
« on: July 27, 2018, 11:24:12 AM »

Server rules

As a game server, we want our players to have fun playing the game. To ensure this, we have rules in place which we will always enforce.

The following rules must be followed at all times.

  - Do not spam/flood, flame or advertise in the public chat.
  - Do not use any hacking or cheating programs in any circumstances. This includes CLEO mods that change the game's behaviour.
  - Do not use game-affecting modifications, such as those that affect vehicle models, vehicle handling, weapon damage and animations. Texture and sound mods are fine.
  - Do not go around randomly killing people for no reason. This is NOT a deathmatch server.
  - Do not exploit bugs or glitches, either in GTA, SA-MP or this server.
  - Do not attempt to avoid anything (e.g. death, arrest) by way of exploit. For example, do not quit the game while falling from the sky to avoid death. We have systems in place to detect this type of cheating and will deduct player cash and score in response.
  - Do not share knowledge of exploitable bugs or glitches. Report them to the relevant parties (SA-MP or server developers).
  - Do not attack, harass, intimidate or discriminate against any other player or administrators.
  - Do not discuss illegal subjects such as drugs and piracy.
  - Do not engage in heated debates relating to sensitive subjects such as politics and religion.
  - Do not impersonate or defame any other player, admin or server operator

Breaking these rules will result in an appropriate punishment, including jail time or bans from the server.
If you witness a player breaking any of these rules, please report them using /report. Let's keep the game fun.

Infraction System
Instead of simply kicking or banning players, we use an infraction system. Accumulate enough points and you will be punished. Here's how it works:

A member of staff can give you a number of infraction points, based on your offence. Points will expire over time (one point per 6 hours played on the server).

When a player has accumulated 10 points, they will be banned. Each time this happens, the ban will be for a longer duration.

OffenceBan Duration
11 day
21 week
31 month
43 months
56 months
61 year

If you feel you have been infracted wrongly, you can appeal to have the points removed on the forums.

OFFENCES - Here is a list of all the infractions and the maximum points that can be given for said offence, in order of maximum points:

OffenceDescriptionMaximum Points
Cheating/moddingUsing cheating/hacking tools gives players an unfair advantage. This includes airbreak, invulnerability, aimbots etc10
Spamming/floodingSending lots of text in the chat is annoying to other players.2
AdvertisingAdvertising other servers, forums, YouTube channels etc. is not allowed.3
Harassment/flamingHarassing, flaming, attacking or otherwise being offensive to other players.5
DiscriminationDiscrimination of any kind is forbidden.5
Annoying playersPlayers are just trying to enjoy the same. Annoying them for no reason will be punished.2

The number of points given for an infraction lies with the discretion of the admin. They can give you the maximum number of points for that offence or not. Multiple infractions can also be given for a single incident, for example if you spam a message a lot and the message is racially offensive, you will receive two separate infractions; one for the spam and one for the racially offensive remarks. It is the admin's discretion on whether to give you the maximum number of points for both offences.

There are a range of other punishments staff can also use, such as killing, jailing, freezing or muting you. These punishments are separate from the infraction system, however infractions are generally given along with these punishments.

Game Modifications
Certain modifications can cause you to (sometimes unintentionally) have an unfair advantage over other players. For example, if you have a vehicle mod that changes the collision (the 'solid' mesh that surrounds the object to detect collision (e.g. a bullet hitting the car or two vehicles colliding) - basically change the shape) this can cause a major advantage as players may shoot your vehicle but miss because of the different appearances of your vehicles on each client.

Texture modifications are fine as long as it's not something ridiculous like making stuff transparent. For example removing clouds is fine if your computer's performance is an issue.
Sound modifications are 100% fine.
CLEO mods are generally not allowed. If they give you an advantage - they aren't allowed. A mod which makes you fly like superman isn't allowed.
Animation mods are not allowed as they will affect the game's sync.
Editing your vehicle handling is NOT allowed.

Do not discriminate on:

Sexual Orientation (Straight/Gay/Bi/Trans)

In summary, please follow the rules at all times and the game will be more fun.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2019, 08:10:09 PM by Mike »
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