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    posted a message on Hacked, cracked clients
    Quote from TheMasterCaver»
    Also, it is worth noting that these forums actually allow you to upload "hack" mods and tools as long as they are not designed for griefing (but how would you prevent a user of said mod from using it to grief?):



    The point of that rule is that certain mods are viewed as "hacks" (i.e xray). Those are useful for single player, where there is not a server that's involved. There's not any real griefing occurring because of that. It does not make sense in our view to disallow those types of mods.

    The rule exists to prevent someone from uploading a mod that is *directly meant* to harm a server, i.e spamming it. Generally, it's how the mod presents itself. If it says "use this on a server to grief it", that violates the above rule.

    We cannot prevent users from doing things with those mods, but we do not believe we should be disallowing them because of a potential use of them, which can be countered by other means. Mojang (or rather Notch at least back in the day) took the stance that it is up to server owners to counter those mods as well, which is the stance we also took at the time, and have not really had a reason to reconsider it.

    It is up to the mod makers to really make their mods not work on servers, if they feel it has to.

    A lot of that rule can be considered a case-by-case judgement call on if the mod violates, but it would generally fall down to how it presents. Naturally, if you make your mod sound malicious, changes are it's going to be removed. If you make it sound like it's nice for the single players (which I generally play as for example), then it probably won't be.


    Quote from Herb_»

    I believe Mojang has issued a DCMA takedown on Impact, and other clients. Info here.

    Does that affect this?



    No, because they were violating the EULA in that they were sharing pre-compiled versions of the game. That rule still stands on this forum, and we enforce it. They were not taken down just because they were hacked clients, it is because they shared Minecraft as a whole, which is not acceptable.


    EDIT: Adding as a reference as well of what can be considered designed for griefing:


    If you hide your mod from the mod list (and it is intentionally done), then we consider that griefing, because it's of malicious nature. That would be an example, and we have removed mods that do that. Hiding a mod from servers is something that would fall under the designed for griefing mindset.

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    posted a message on Change "Edit Thread" Button to "Edit Title"

    There is meaning behind it, because we actually use that "Edit Thread" to edit other thread properties, such as if it's pinned or an announcement, or if it's locked or deleted.


    It's not the best name for the tab for members, but it is actually accurate if you are a mod or admin.


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    posted a message on What am I Doing Wrong?

    This thread is not going anywhere. I am going to lock it.


    EDIT: That also means do not make a new one, since this is now the *second* time I've had to lock it.

    Posted in: Let's Plays Help
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    posted a message on What am I Doing Wrong?

    At this point, I'm locking this. The thread is going nowhere.

    Posted in: Let's Plays Help
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    posted a message on Clicking on "thread" brings up newest to oldest, not oldest to newest?

    Sorry, I was under the impression you did not know.


    You meant you wanted this to instead default to working the other way.

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    posted a message on Clicking on "thread" brings up newest to oldest, not oldest to newest?

    If you click it again, it will sort by newest to oldest.

    Posted in: Forum Discussion & Info
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    posted a message on Why was discussion on politics and economics banned in off-topic?

    That section in particular was removed years ago, because it almost in 99% of cases descended into flame threads because people just wanted to use them to actually fight instead of having civilized discussions. Since this forum is meant to be family friendly and such discussions are not directly related to users here, we felt that it was best to simply not allow those discussions, especially when any thread like it rarely ends well.

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    posted a message on TRUMP OR HILLARY?

    We do not allow political threads since they just dive into flame baiting, nor is it appropriate for MCF.


    Also, this was the wrong section.

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    posted a message on What's up with the moderation on the suggestions forum?

    If a comment is deleted, it means that you should not be posting it, because it violated the rules.


    Do you have example threads of this?

    Posted in: Forum Discussion & Info
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    posted a message on Why can't we talk about cracked minecraft?

    It is not allowed, because you are pirating the game. We do not support piracy.

    Posted in: Discussion
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