DISCLAIMER!: This thread is not me hating/giving hate to the staff team. Every staff member I have been in contact with has been kind and respectful to me, and I believe, for the most part, they enforce the rules well. That being said... The server rules: As they currently stand, the rules are far too vague. I have been warned/punished a total of three times in my three days playing Skyblock in regard to rules that are not stipulated in either the server rules or the code of conduct. This should simply not be able to happen as the rules in question are not covered by the "common sense" rule either. One of the aforementioned rules regards messaging every individual on the server to advertise my Island (players without a rank, at least on Skyblock Survival, can use color codes in direct messages but not in public chat) as opposed to advertising in chat once per minute, as is the norm. To me, this was an easy fix as it would grab an individuals attention whilst also giving more time between each message to any one person (on average, an individual would see my message once every seven minutes, whereas people advertising in chat send their advertisement to every player listening to global chat once or sometimes even twice per minute). This does not break any listed rules on either the server rules page, or in the code of conduct, yet when I asked a staff member about it (just to be safe, given the two other mentioned instances of rules not being listed), they said it would be against the rules (specifically, it would be considered "Spam, harassment AND trolling"). Another instance of me being warned/punished for a rule that didn't (and I think still doesn't) exist was when I was muted for 24 hours for automating chat reactions (this punishment was later removed when I explained to a moderator that what I did was not against the rules, but I was still initially punished for it without warning). This, again, is not listed anywhere and does not fall under the "common sense" rule. Certain hacks are allowed on this server, even automation hacks (Autofish, killaura, etc), and people even use a mod to automatically join the lottery. Even without this module being mentioned anywhere in the rules, even with the precedent being that automation is typically allowed, I was muted straight away. The reason I have mentioned the "common sense" rule twice is because it was initially cited to me as the reason for my mute before I explained how that couldn't be the case and was unmuted. I should also mention that I was told to discontinue my use of chat reaction automation or I would be punished. "Stealing" items after winning them in combat: After initially joining the server, I saw somebody saying to visit their island to "fist fight". To be blunt, I won the fist fight, and just as this individual was about to die, he tried to equip his god gear (sword, and armor) to not die. This did not work, and his items fell to the ground upon his death. I collected them, of course, and did not return them upon him asking me to. He contacted a Super Moderator (Cyk753), and this Moderator spoke to me about what had happened. After I told her the full story and how there is nothing about this in the rules OR the code of conduct, she still insisted it was wrong to keep them. I asked them to cite the rule that I had broken, but we got nowhere until she eventually just went into vanish mode, opened up my chests, and literally took everything that this guy claimed to have lost (I assume without any evidence). I have since spoken to 5 other staff members, all of whom say that you only need to give back if is established beforehand that everyone is going to give back. I don't understand how such a simple rule is not clearly defined, not only in the public rules list, but amongst the staff team themselves. Again, I mean absolutely no harm or disrespect to the staff team, they are individually very competent and helpful people, but there seems to be a disconnect when it comes to what is and is not punishable. Conclusion: The takeaway from this post should not be anything negative about any individual staff members, or the staff team as a whole. It should be that the rules, especially when it comes to kind of niche scenarios are very poorly defined. I also believe that warnings should be more prevalent in the punishment system, as most of my punishments have been quite severe off of the bat here. I enjoy playing Skyblock Survival and hope to continue doing so.