Ultimately, it is up to the staff (ChatMods, Mods, SrMods, Admins, Owners) to enforce what is best for the server, game-play, and players, so the below list is not a fully inclusive/exhaustive list. The staff ultimately have the final say, and in the event of a dispute, the Admins and Owners.
The biggest rule we have is to be respectful to/of the community of players that choose to spend their time here. Our servers should be a safe place for anyone to come and play.
Our other rules include (but are not limited to):
Players can be muted, kicked, or banned without warning
Vulgar and abusive language is not permitted and will not be tolerated
Any of the -isms will not be tolerated (sexism, racism, etc)
Hate speech towards an individual or group will not be tolerated
Harassment will not be tolerated (we don't need bullies here, and they will be dealt with swiftly)
Bypassing of the chat filters is not allowed (remember, we have little ones who play here)
Scrolling (the intentional sending of the same/like message over and over) is not permitted
Using excessive caps is both annoying and not permitted
Threats to do bodily harm to another player may be reported to the local authorities and the FBI if the Staff feel it's warranted
These apply to all forms of communication, including Signs, block creations, and chat (public or private)
Tools/scripts/client-side mods/keyboard shortcuts that grant a player any type of unfair advantage are not permitted. Examples include X-ray, flight, wall climbing, no-damage, no-fall-damage, reach, rapid fire bows, etc. Not sure about something? Please don't hesitate to ask.
Scamming, stealing, raiding and PvP are not permitted at any time (unless you're on a server that specifically allows it)
It is impossible to write a set of rules that can account for every permeation of every action that any player could possibly do. The rules above are the base rules. The Staff reserves the right to enforce any additional rules as they see fit, so long as they fit within the spirit of the rules above.