Terms of Service and Rules

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MCTrades Rules

MCTrades follows the United States federal laws. By registering on this site, every member agrees to adhere to those laws and the following bylaws:

  • 1.1 Members may not spam, harass, troll, defame, or cause harm to members or staff in any way. This includes trashing threads and sending questionable Skype messages.

  • 1.2 Trashing one's threads includes posting information that is irrelevant to the topic of discussion, or purposely defaming the user(s) who have posted in the said thread. Trashing threads is strictly prohibited.

  • 1.3 You may not share any information considered private by other individuals unless you have received their consent. This rule does not apply to domain WHOIS data or any other public information.

  • 1.4 You may not post any pornographic or NSFW content; if you are unsure whether something would violate this rule, contact staff.

  • 1.5 You may not create multiple accounts; if you would like to create a separate account for a business identity, please contact staff prior to doing so.

  • 1.6 Scamming is not tolerated. If you think you have been scammed, please open a dispute.

  • 1.7 Malware (or anything meant to harm a user or his/her computer) is not tolerated. This includes links and files uploaded via Resource Manager or as an attachment.

  • 1.8 Members should always listen to staff; any orders given by staff are considered final unless stated otherwise. If you think a staff member is acting inappropriately, notify an administrator immediately.

  • 1.9 Advertising MCTrades competitors (i.e. other Minecraft marketplaces) is prohibited on communications services controlled or run by MCTrades.

  • 1.10 Charging back on, or otherwise reversing, any purchase from MCTrades will result in a ban. This includes anything in the Account Upgrades tab under the username drop down (https://mctrades.org/account/upgrades).

  • 1.11 Impersonation of users is considered a form of identity theft, a crime that can be severely punished by fines or imprisonment in the United States. Likewise, MCTrades does not tolerate impersonation.

  • 1.12 Illegal downloads, including torrents, keygens, or any form of pirated software is not allowed on MCTrades. This includes links to or uploads of illegal content.

  • 1.13 Replying on threads that haven't been posted on for over 2 months is considered necro-posting and simply resurfaces old content. Necro-posting can result in a warning.

  • 1.14 Resources must act as described in the description. MCTrades reserves the right to take down any resource at any time without warning.

  • 1.15 Posts and threads must be relevant to their post areas.

  • 1.16 No masked advertisement links (adf.ly, sh.st, etc.); referral links are allowed as long as they do not mask the target content in any way.

  • 1.17 All global rules apply to the Discord chat (chat-specific rules are specified in the Discord guild).

  • 1.18 You may not request any user(s) for vouches, reputation, or reactions directly.

  • 1.19 The creation of alternative accounts to make one's self look trustworthy through vouches, feedback, reputation, or reactions is strictly prohibited and may result in the modification of feedback.

  • Shoutbox Rules

  • 2.1 All global rules apply to the shoutbox.

  • 2.2 You may only advertise your service every 15 minutes to an individual unless they are interested. Your advertisement must also not be visible by scrolling up 1/4 of the shoutbox.

  • 2.3 Do not attempt to start flame wars. Virtually anything that violates rule 1.1 is not allowed in the shoutbox.

  • 2.4 No masked links in the shoutbox (bit.ly, tinyurl, etc.); this includes rule 1.16

  • 2.5 No mention spamming, message spamming, or spamming. Spamming can result in a mute, kick, or in the worst case, a ban.

  • 2.6 All services advertised must be yours and must be a service available on MCTrades in the form of a thread. External links acting as advertisements may not be advertised unless they are in the service thread advertised.

  • 2.7 Colors used in the chat should not be flashy and should always remain readable on both light and dark themes.

  • Resource Rules

  • 3.1 All programs, executable files, server plugins, etc. must be uploaded to the MCTrades resource manager. The MCT staff reserve the right to remove and delete any unauthorized resources.

  • 3.2 All programs will be inspected upon submission. We do not permit the uploading of obfuscated or masked programs, plugins, or executables.

  • 3.3 Do not steal the programs of others. We will do whatever is in our power to enforce this rule.

  • Joinable User Groups Rules:

  • 4.1 Joinable user groups should only be created with the intent to provide cosmetic privileges on MCTrades and the official Discord server. This excludes access to the single per-group subforum and per-group Discord channels.

  • 4.2 Groups may only become pay-to-join if group moderators consult with the site owners beforehand.

  • 4.3 Groups may not be sold unless the group has been in the hands of one owner for 3 months. The new owner of the group must be active (defined by post count and quality, and overall activity on the site).

  • 4.4 Groups must maintain consistent branding (name, name color, banner color, icon, etc.) for 6 months at a time; users may only change branding after that time if the ownership of the group changes. The MCTrades staff reserves the final say in the matter.

  • 4.5 Group moderators must maintain a warning point count of 30 or less. Moderators who fail to adhere to this rule can have their group taken away from them.

  • 4.6 Users may not join more than 4 joinable, user-moderated groups. If you are found trying to persuade a moderator to add you into a group, you will be warned.

  • 4.7 Users may not own more than one group or moderate more than two groups unless stated otherwise.

  • MCTrades Official Discord Server Rules:

  • 5.1 All global rules apply to MCTrades' official Discord server.

  • 5.2 Do not attempt to start flame wars or large scale arguments within public chats.

  • 5.3 Masked/shortened links are strictly prohibited from being advertised in MCTrades' official Discord server under any circumstances.

  • 5.4 Do not mention spam or spam in general.

  • 5.5 All advertisements must either not contain a link or link to a thread/post on MCTrades.

  • 5.6 Advertisements may only be made within the "#advertising" channel.

  • 5.7 Selfbot commands must automatically be replaced or deleted unless within the "#bots" channel within 30 seconds.

  • 5.8 Bots may not automatically send messages for you unless approved by the MCTrades team.

  • 5.9 Selfbots may not be triggered by other user's actions.

  • 5.10 Selfbots may not interact with other users.

  • 5.11 The usage of reactions to spell out profanity is prohibited and may result in warning points both on Discord and MCTrades itself along with the removal of permissions to utilize reactions in all channels.

These rules may be modified at any time without warning. MCTrades reserves the right to ban any user or pull any content that does not follow these bylaws. By following these rules, you make MCTrades a safer community for everyone.

Last modified: September 2, 2017