Disclaimer: Parts of this thread are sarcastic. This thread is meant to suggest to do something with the "mini mod" rule. For reference, the mini-modding rule is stated below: Actual suggestion: For clarity purposes, what about renaming it to "no impersonating staff/other players"? How can a regular player act like a staff if he/she doesn't have staff powers? If the player threatens to "ban," then this would fall under threats or staff impersonation. *Disclaimer applies starting here* So, what does this rule mean? As it says above, we cannot act like a staff member. By this logic, this means it's bannable to do things that staff can do. Since this server is becoming closer and closer to Mineplex, we can therefore say that it's bannable to deal with hackers, to report players, to warn players, to use the forum, and to help players. Example 1: Suppose we have 2 players. Player A is a regular player and player B is hacking. Player A decides to report player B for hacking. Under the mini-mod rule, player A is banned for mini-modding (reporting players) and player B is banned as usual for hacking. Example 2: Suppose we have 2 forum users, user A and user B. User A notices that user B is posting a hacker video on the forums. User A decides to help user B by telling user B to report on the new reports system. User A is warned for mini-modding. How this is bannable: We need to know what a mod or staff does first. A staff/mod moderates the forums and the game by warning players, making sure the players aren't breaking the rules, and giving appropriate punishments. The players have to warn others for chat offenses and record hacking before reporting. We can see that warning players and enforcing the "no hacking" rule are considered "mini modding." Therefore, every normal player on the server has been unintentionally breaking the rules because of this. The best solution Hate handling reports? Then this is for you! -No more reports section. Hey, since reporting players is bannable, then this has to be deleted so players cannot mini-mod. -Remove chat altogether for normal players. Remember, to give a warning, players have to chat, right? -No more forums. If we want players to behave and some players help others and it is a staff's duty to help and moderate, then no more forums means players cannot mini-mod! Bottom line/TL;DR: The rules should be made clearer.