Courtroom Process

When the server rules are broken, a player or staffer may report the incident using the Courtroom section of the forum.  A similar report can be posted if a player has a complaint against a member of staff that they feel did not abide by the Staff Policy.

Rulings

A staffer will check new reports shortly after they are posted. Once a decision is reached, a ruling will be made, typically with one of two common outcomes:

  • The report is marked as needing no further action, or
  • A ruling is made describing what punishment will be given to the culprit and the first post of the thread is updated.

In cases where we feel a player needs to be banned we use our Ban Length Guidelines to decide how long that ban should last.

Appeals

Except for some cases of repeat offences, all Courtroom rulings may be appealed.  To do so, the player involved – or one of their guardians – should reply to the appropriate thread giving as much information as they can about why they believe the ruling should be changed.

Open discussion

To try and make sure that Courtroom cases are dealt with fairly and openly, all related matters should be posted in public.  To minimise the risk of “Chinese whispers”, staffers reserve the right to repost any relevant private messages (whether they came from the forum, Discord, or inside Minecraft) to the appropriate Courtroom thread.

You shouldn’t post in a Courtroom thread unless you are involved with the case or have information that might be useful.

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