Umm yeeaah so I kinda goofed by skipping over a few things when setting up what little protections there are. Players can now use lava buckets and TNT again (sorry!). In fact, heres how protections ARE set up:
30,000 block (radius) border. There is NO fun in an infinite world when part of the play style involves finding other people's bases and destroying them and/or killing the people they find. Everyone just goes out past 100k or 150k and nobody ever finds anyone. Whats the point in that?
Build protection for spawn area and admin-created event areas...otherwise everything else is fair game. You can't buy home protection here. The risk is part of the fun.
No block damage from any mob, including enderdragon (who makes a topside appearance from time to time)
Can't possess, use, etc: Bedrock (derp), lava or water BLOCKS, enderchests
Thats pretty much it. The only protections in place are to ensure fair and balanced play...and keep you from worrying about losing your builds due to other players AND monsters.
So yeah if you joined yesterday and noticed the whole lava/tnt thing and left because of it...sorry about that. Also if you were run off by the dolts that showed up in a new server to advertise their new server...we've got WAY better antispam/advert in place now...