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Messages - Towelie

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Hi guys,
Seing as we are struggling with bills, I'd like to remind you all about Patreon and ask you to check out the unique perks that are available only on Patreon. By pledging to support Super Fun Time, you are doing two things: 1. Securing SFT's future 2. Getting a killer deal

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Thank you everyone except @Dpa1991
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Birthday Wishes / Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOW!
Aug 22, 2017, 03:50 PM
Thank you <3
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Only Survival, @Dpa1991 can decide to add a discount to pix too if he wishes
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Inactivity Board / Re: Going to Tunisia 🌵
Aug 21, 2017, 06:33 AM
Have fun
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General Discussion / Re: National Potato Day!
Aug 20, 2017, 11:10 AM
Potatoes are my favorite food. To be more precise, fries xd
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Birthday Wishes / Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAT
Aug 20, 2017, 11:10 AM
happy bday!
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Homophobic words such as f.... q.... and so on are also to be avoided.
If queer is used as an insult I agree the player saying it should be warned or banned, but if not it should be allowed.
I agree with you, with the contingency that we don't get a shit storm of people reporting the use of that word as offensive, even if not targeted at someone.
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If you ask me, Towelie the guy, I'll tell you that I believe words are just words. George Carlin describes it better:


However, if you ask me Towelie the Owner, I'll say there are children playing on this gaming community and while it's not our responsibility to educate them, it is our responsibility to provide a safe, friendly environment for everyone regardless of age, race, sexual orientation or any other factors that a person doesn't have control over.

The c word - Americans seem to really dislike it and consider it derogatory and for that reason, I am going to ask you to abstain from using it.

The r word - since this is the internet, it's probably just better to avoid this word as well.

Racist remarks such as the n-word and other variants are strictly NO NO. Due to the extremely charged history, these should be damn straight avoided.

Homophobic words such as f.... q.... and so on are also to be avoided.

Bastard on the other hand.... Yeah, go ahead and use that as freely as you want. Just don't taunt people with it if they are actually an illegitimate child and seem upset about it.
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Please note that this DOES NOT MEAN that players are not allowed to swear. They are allowed to swear and use any curseword as per our rules (eg: they can swear as long as not directed as someone).
So this means ALL swears are allowed to be said unless they're directed at a player or over-used?


Yes. that was always the case and it's regretable that some staff members forgot that.
Should highly reconsider that with racial and derogatory swears. @Towelie
If I have to specify that, I've lost faith in humanity.
So yes, obviously, any racial/derogatory speech will be strictly forbidden and punished.
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General Discussion / Re: [Poll 1] 2017 Census
Aug 19, 2017, 04:45 PM
Re-set the poll, gonna let it run again.
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General Discussion / Re: [Poll 1] 2017 Census
Aug 19, 2017, 04:44 PM
Uhm, no clue what happened
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+ Added Parachutes to the premium shop for $5 http://superfuntime.buycraft.net/category/683943
+ Added Custom Prefix for $20 http://superfuntime.buycraft.net/category/939613
+ Added Firework Maker for $7.5 (allows you to create unique fireworks in a GUI) http://superfuntime.buycraft.net/category/939613

Created a 25% discount on all items until August 25th (to commemorate my birthday on August 22nd)

Thank you @blalp for hte Custom Prefix plugin and @abandoncaptian for the Firework Maker plugin
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I don't mind the policy. I think the policy is good and I do think toxicity needs to be regulated.

I just hope it will go in a proper way. This goes for both sides.
Fully agreed. Hopefully the server gets out of this with a better playerbase and a better staff team.
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Please note that this DOES NOT MEAN that players are not allowed to swear. They are allowed to swear and use any curseword as per our rules (eg: they can swear as long as not directed as someone).
So this means ALL swears are allowed to be said unless they're directed at a player or over-used?


Yes. that was always the case and it's regretable that some staff members forgot that.
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@TheStarNomad✯ @Britney1177  - Please make sure all staff read this. It's on the front page but I don't want to take any chances.
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Right, so, here's how this is going to go.
It's not an idea, not a suggestion, just a plan we are applying regardless of the opposition or any people that may not like it.
The Zero Tolerance Policy stays. There is absolutely nothing to talk to that, it's giving good results, the level of toxicity is already decreasing on Survival so it's staying.

I've asked my staff team what they thought about the Zero Tolerance Policy and the people who said it's bad, the only reason they thought it was bad was because of how some staff members were applying it (over zealous)

Quick recap:
- What the Zero Tolerance Policy is: It's an invitation to staff to apply the rules and no longer allow any toxic behavior to be part of our Survival server and SFT in general. Please note that this DOES NOT MEAN that players are not allowed to swear. They are allowed to swear and use any curseword as per our rules (eg: they can swear as long as not directed as someone).
- Who the zero tolerance policy was made against: The people who are always salty/toxic and who are constantly crossing the border between ok and not ok. For example, people who constantly troll staff / use cursewords to troll staff, people who constantly discuss sexual topics in main chat, even after asked to stop

The important part (for staff):
- Always make sure you warn someone / ask them to stop before you punish them. Afterwards, apply the punishments as per the punishment matrix. Please treat all ranks the same. Just because someone is a Legend, that doesn't mean they can get away with something.
Also, please let's be like lady justice: impartial (justice should not be applied based on wealth, social status, etc), swiftness (justice should be swift and final. Once we make a decision we cannot get back on it unless it is proven that the staff member in question acted with anterior motive) and in balance (don't apply different punishments for the same actions of two different people, maintain consistency)

The important part (for players):
- It's becoming obvious for me that some players took the Zero Tolerance Policy too literal and that some applied unjust punishment (eg: two people punishing the same issue differently). I'd like to let you know that it's IMPERATIVE that this is reported, otherwise we cannot know who is doing what wrong and correct it. A lot of criticism comes from the "lack of action". I ensure you / give you my word, action is ALWAYS taken, however some times it's handled privately / internally. For example, don't expect me to demote a staff member for doing something wrong, instead they will be first re-trained / explained what they did wrong and not how to make that mistake again

Please feel free and report any acts of abuse / impartiality of staff members, via forum pm to @TheStarNomad✯ @Britney1177 or @Towelie  (me). If you indicate that you wish to remain anonymous, we will NOT tell the staff members who the complaint is coming from. We value privacy, so we will sort this internally and will also give you an answer, in rough lines, what decision was taken.

This is my final decision and I accept all consequences from this, even the death of SFT if so it shall be.
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Are you allowed to sell minecraft items for real life money?
I personally have nothing against that but also I do not encourage it and disclaimer: Please note it violates the EULA, but I cannot physically prevent players from selling their stuff for real money.
So while it's not encouraged and I advise against it, ultimately it's your call

NOTE: This position may change at a later date if needed.
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You shouldn't have to resort to one player to represent everyone. Things should be worked out so that everyone can say how they feel (obviously within reason) without all this.
Agreed, on pix all players are free to message the manager+ team and HoS team ingame, discord or forums etc. I understand survivals player base may be bigger but I still think the HoS team should be able to manage it. Less important requests sent to them can always be delegated to the managers if they get too busy.
Nobody's stopping them from messaging the HoS team on Survival either...
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An anonymous complaint form is another option. (Not suggested by me)
An anonymous complaint form also makes things impossible to track ergo the whole "nothing being done" thing again.
As for "everyone being able to speak" thing, you can already report stuff to the hos team by pm-ing britney and thestarnomad for any staff issues so technically nobody is stopping you..
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This is a minecraft server, right? i haven't just stumbled onto New York City Law Enforcement forums have I?
I was just talking about simple principles, not about the legal system
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All you said there applies, but only for people who I deemed as "not worth it".
To clarify what that means - people that don't stop when I warn them / ask them to stop and instead continue trying to prove that they are bigger than me or somethign equally stupid.
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There's nothing happening, from our point of view
You're wrong here. Whenever I receive something from a reputable source I act on it and usually acting on it, when it comes to staff, means asking @TheStarNomad✯ or @Britney1177 to handle it.
All you said there applies, but only for people who I deemed as "not worth it". There are certain people that, after a certain amount they said and done, I can no longer take them serious.

However, you are not one of those people. I listen to you and I value your opinions EXACTLY because you know not to cross the line too much and you know when not to poke the bear.

Here's what I propose, simple and plain, to solve this issue (and hopefully prevent this topic from becoming a shit fest where people blame staff and staff become even more prone to punishing those people). I make you a lieson. I give you direct contact with my Admin+ team (and implicitly HoS+ team) in which you can report things that are going on pertaining to staff: eg Staff 1 punished player a and then staff 2 came and punished player a again.
You act like a representative and in turn, you gain close access to the admin+ team (being able to contact them in an easy matter, and obtain feedback from them).

Please let me know if you are interested. This "offer" is valid for you and only you.
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Walrus - I commend what you were trying to do, seems like not everyone got the "we aren't at each other's throats" memo...
I get that we have an issue with the staff team acting un-evenly in some situations, I'm trying to resolve that, we have a Manager+ meeting set up in a week afterwards we'll discuss with the rest of the staff afterwards.

To understand why I am treating this Zero Tolerance Policy thing so importantly - it's killing survival. I've had countless people telling me they're leaving because of the toxicity and behavior of certain people and for me, it's only logical to end that toxicity. I first tried being nice, and asking, that did absolutely nothing. Then I created the zero tolerance policy which was misunderstood by staff and attacked by the players it targets (I mean... makes sense they'd be pissed by it)

Wally-  you seem to have understood what is asked and kept out of trouble. For that I think we should collaborate into finding a positive solution for this -fair and equal treatment for everyone, while we still work on getting rid of the toxicity.

@Gotan:
- I completely disagree with you. I believe a player SHOULD be treated based on his past. Just as in the Justice System, if you've had prior crimes, you will receive a bigger punishment, I believe it's extremely important for us to make a difference between people who just won't change and keep doing the same thing over and over again despite warnings and punishment and someone who's made a honest mistake once.

- Free speech is nice to have, as long as it's not used to hurt others. If you want to discuss your warning, don't discuss it in public where it will become a popularity contest due to your friends posting in, discuss it in private with the staff team