Hello fellow Minetimers. I'm not usually this blunt in announcements released on the front page of the website. However, the staff and I have been very disappointed with the kind of behavior we've been seeing in the chat throughout the Minetime network lately (and especially in the creative server). Here's the scoop: What we've observed: Profanity (primarily idiomatic profanity) Spam in the chat and through personal messages Talking about sex in a derogatory or inappropriate way Bullying and purposefully pestering others Disrespect towards staff members Disrespect towards peers Although some of the things I listed above (such as profanity) are permitted on most other servers, all of these things are absolutely prohibited on the Minetime network. Actions we've taken: Distributed a strict custom-coded mute plugin throughout the Minetime network Removed the /me command throughout the Minetime network Removed the /kick command from the creative server Limited chat messages to one message per two seconds on the creative server Blacklisted the word "sex" on the creative server (not previously blacklisted) Banned users with obscene or sexually explicit usernames Banned users who have to been known to frequently use profanity or attempt to bypass the mute plugin Why we're doing this: Minetime is to be a family-friendly environment Minetime is to be a place apart from the profanity you find on most servers The staff and I personally do not like or support profanity Many players on our network do not like or support profanity We've received complaints from our players' parents about this We've already had enough of this elsewhere on the internet This is a PSA to all of you warning you about how we're cracking down on what you put in the chat. The staff and I are also going to start regularly reviewing each servers' log file to find what we are not online to see. You have been warned.