Modak Server Rules

Last updated 10-10-2022

INSTANT BAN

Rule 1 - No Racism/discrimination or Other Hatred due to Gender/ Gender Expression/Sexual Orientation/nationality/religion/physical appearance.

Description: No racism towards ANY race is allowed or hatred toward any other person due to gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, etc. This includes, but is not limited to racist speech, the use of slurs, images, symbols, and more. It also includes using spoilers to deceive users into thinking a slur was used, as well as using replaced characters or altered text to say a slur.

Punishment: Rule 1 violations are dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Violation of this rule means an immediate ban. Note that combinations of rule violations may lead to altered punishments. 

Rule 2 - No Raiding Discussion

Description: No discussion of raiding is tolerated, whether you are serious or not. Raiding is defined as a coordinated attack that disrupts a server, which includes but is not limited to ear rape, spam, flood, mic spam, etc.

Punishment: We will instantly ban for this offense.

Rule 3 - No Sub Servers

Description: Sub-servers are communities that form with the sole purpose of, or engage in, moving active Modak members to another server, usually smaller, with the goal of self-benefit and/or hosting a group of Modak users that aim to break rules in a private space. Some examples of servers that would be classified as sub-servers include, but are not limited to:
• A relatively new, growing server where a majority of the active members are Modak members
• A server that is being DM advertised specifically to Modak members
• A server that is not moderated and hosts ToS-violating behaviors
• A server that is created with the sole purpose of creating a new "hangout" spot
The list goes on. You cannot participate in sub-servers as they always lead to toxicity.

Punishment: Owners, their staff, and toxic active users will be instantly banned from Modak server due to their co-operation with the owner and/or toxic behaviors. Active bystanders in the server will receive a hard warning which if ignored will lead to a ban. Inactive users will also receive hard warnings due to them not reporting advertising and other malicious rule violations.

Rule 4 - No gaming unethically/Fraud

Description: Trying to bypass the server while using alternative accounts to win contests, events, and or any other activity held on the server, or trying to earn MBX unethically will be considered fraud. Any monies gained by such fraudulent means can be recovered by Modak through legal action. Modak can choose to follow the legal action for up to 5 years from the date of the offense.

Punishment: Rule 4 violations are dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Violation of this rule means an immediate ban. Note that combinations of rule violations may lead to altered punishments.

BAN TRIGGERING

Rule 5 - No Harassment

Description: Do not target and repeatedly bother a user or group of users. Some examples:
• Spamming them with unwanted mentions
• Using alt accounts to bypass blocks
• Insulting them

Generally, any form of consistent, repetitive, bothersome behavior targeted towards another person(s) would be considered harassment.

Punishment: Rule 5 violations are dealt with on a case-by-case basis and punishments can range anywhere from an official warning to an instant ban.
Note that combinations of rule violations may lead to altered punishments. 

Rule 6 - No Defamation

Description: No defamation of character is allowed. False statements that damage the reputation of someone else will not be tolerated.

Punishment: Rule 6 violations are dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Your punishment will depend on the severity of your violation and it can range anywhere from an official warning to an instant ban.
Note that combinations of rule violations may lead to altered punishments. 

Rule 7- No Piracy

Description: The act of illegally reproducing or disseminating copyrighted material, such as computer programs, books, music, and films is not allowed.

Punishment: In most cases, someone will get an official warning, and if the behavior repeats they will be banned. 
Note that combinations of rule violations may lead to altered punishments.

Rule 8 - Do Not Make False Reports or Lie to Staff

Description: When reporting to staff, do not fabricate, exaggerate, or otherwise be dishonest with your statements.

Punishment: In most cases, someone will get an official warning, and if the behavior repeats they will be banned. 
Note that combinations of rule violations may lead to altered punishments.

Rule 9 - No Bribery

Description: Bribery is the act of offering someone money or something valuable in order to persuade them to do something for you. This kind of behavior is not allowed within the server publicly or through DM. 

Punishment: In most cases, someone will get an official warning, and if the behavior repeats they will be banned. Note that combinations of rule violations may lead to altered punishments.

Rule 10- Only one alternative discord account allowed

Description: We allow only one alternative account on the server. The user who is willing to use it has to notify the staff by pinging @moderator and letting us know about the account. The alts are not allowed to receive verification or introduction prizes since the main account has received them. Trying to bypass the server while using alternative accounts to win contests, events, and or any other activity held on the server, or trying to earn MBX unethically will be considered fraud.

Punishment:  In most cases, someone will get an official warning, and if the behavior repeats they will be banned. Note that combinations of rule violations may lead to altered punishments. 

Rule 11- Do not organize, promote, or participate in actions that may break other platforms' TOS

Description: Trying to bypass other servers/platforms rules by breaking their TOS while on our server is not allowed. This includes sharing or selling game cheats or hacks.

Punishment:  In most cases, someone will get an official warning, and if the behavior repeats they will be banned. Note that combinations of rule violations may lead to altered punishments.

GENERAL RULES

Rule 12 - No Spamming

Description: Spamming is defined as sending messages in a very rapid manner with the intent to disrupt the server.

Punishment: Spammers will get a verbal warning, and if the behavior repeats they will get an official warning. Note that combinations of rule violations may lead to altered punishments. 

Rule 13 - No NSFW

Description: NSFW is defined as content that is Not Safe For Work. You may not send NSFW in any shape, fashion, or form. This includes, but is not limited to, profile pictures, emojis, and images. This includes language, including cuss words and slurs. This further includes suggestive content including references to sexual and violent content and innuendos.

Exceptions: With the exceptions of damn, hell, crap, arse and lmao. All other NSFW words and all slurs are included! 

Punishment: In most cases, someone will get a verbal warning, and if the behavior repeats they will get an official warning. In severe cases of NSFW content meant to disturb, a verbal warning will be skipped and the user will be given an immediate official warning.
Note that combinations of rule violations may lead to altered punishments.

Rule 14 - No Advertising

Description: Advertising would be considered directly sending links promoting something (a server, a social media page, etc.) or indirectly promoting something (talking about something in an attempt to lure people somewhere, asking if anyone wants to join a server, etc).

Exceptions: • If a community member asks a relevant question, you may respond with a promotion.
• It is allowed to self-promote products, videos, music, blogs, etc. if the info is requested by other users. 

Punishment: In most cases, someone will get a verbal warning, and if the behavior repeats they will get an official warning. Note that combinations of rule violations may lead to altered punishments. 

Rule 15 - Stick To The Theme

Description: Stick to the theme of the channel. For instance, only have conversations in the general channels, or only post selfies in the selfies channel.

Punishment: In most cases, someone will get a verbal warning, and if the behavior repeats they will get an official warning. Note that combinations of rule violations may lead to altered punishments.

Rule 16 - English Only

Description: Our Moderation team can only reliably moderate English content, therefore no other languages are allowed.

Exceptions: In #español, Spanish is allowed.

Punishment:  Users who break this rule will get a verbal warning, and if the behavior repeats they will get an official warning.Repeat offenders will receive time-out. If the behavior persists the user will be banned. 

Rule 17 - No Impersonation

Description: Impersonation would include, but is not limited to:
• Copying another user or bots avatar, nickname, and/or username
• Falsely claiming to be a staff member
• Falsely claiming that you are the person in a set of images (catfishing)

Punishment:  Rule 17 violators are dealt with on a case-by-case basis. In some instances, you may receive an indefinite time-out until your photo is changed, whereas in others you will get a verbal warning, and if the behavior repeats they will get an official warning.
Note that combinations of rule violations may lead to altered punishments.

Rule 18 - No Mass Pinging

Description: Mass Pinging is repeatedly pinging another user or group of users.

Punishment: In most cases, someone will get a verbal warning, and if the behavior repeats they will get an official warning. Note that combinations of rule violations may lead to altered punishments.

Rule 19 - No Excess Toxicity

Description: Excess toxicity includes, but is not limited to:
• Starting unnecessary arguments
• Backhanded comments
• Malicious comments
• Purposely making other members uncomfortable
• Trying to start drama.
Many more examples exist.

Punishment:   Depending on the severity of the violation you will get a verbal warning, and if the behavior repeats you will get an official warning. Note that combinations of rule violations may lead to altered punishments.

Rule 20 - No drugs/substances, and/or gun and violence conversations 

Description: No discussion about drugs, guns, or any violent content is allowed. This includes, but is not limited to images, symbols, and more.

Punishment: Rule 20 violations are dealt with on a case-by-case basis. In some cases you will get a verbal warning, and if the behavior repeats they will get an official warning.
Note that combinations of rule violations may lead to altered punishments. 

Rule 21 - No Self-Harm Discussion

Description: Any talk about wanting to hurt oneself, or the encouragement of someone to hurt themselves, is not allowed.

Punishment:  In most cases, someone will get a verbal warning, and if the behavior repeats they will get an official warning. Note that combinations of rule violations may lead to altered punishments.

Rule 22 - No Sexually Suggestive Comments

Description: Messages, nicknames, images, or any form of content on the server that is sexually suggestive is not allowed. This also includes the practice of asking for a "trade" of images, such as hand pictures for feet pictures or vice-versa.

Punishment:
 In most cases, someone will get a verbal warning, and if the behavior repeats they will get an official warning. Note that combinations of rule violations may lead to altered punishments.

Rule 23 - No Filter Bypasses

Description: Filter bypasses occur when a user attempts to say a filtered word. This can happen through using spoilers, numbers to replace certain letters, nicknames, and many other techniques. They mainly try to evade the filter in some way or another. The filter exists for a reason, so if your messages keep getting deleted do not try to evade it. Filters are mainly meant to keep the text chats clean.

Punishment:  In most cases, someone will get a verbal warning, and if the behavior repeats they will get an official warning.
Note that combinations of rule violations may lead to altered punishments.

Rule 24- No Photosensitive images

Description: Photosensitive epilepsy is when seizures are triggered by flashing lights or contrasting light and dark patterns. Photosensitive epilepsy is not common but it may be diagnosed when you have an EEG test. Flashing or patterned effects can make people with or without epilepsy feel disorientated, uncomfortable, or unwell. All images which may be considered Photosensitive will be erased from the server and the user warned. 

Punishment:  In most cases, someone will get a verbal warning, and if the behavior repeats they will get an official warning. Note that combinations of rule violations may lead to altered punishments.

Rule 25 - No Plagiarism

Description: Plagiarism is presenting someone else’s work or ideas as your own, with or without their consent, by incorporating it into your work without full acknowledgment. Plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else’s work and lying about it afterward.

Punishment: In most cases, someone will get a verbal warning, and if the behavior repeats they will get an official warning.
Note that combinations of rule violations may lead to altered punishments.

Rule 26 - No Crypto advertisements/links

Description: Any advertisement or link involving crypto is not allowed on the server. 

Punishment:  Rule 24 violations are dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Violation of this rule will get a verbal warning, and if the behavior repeats they will get an official warning.
Note that combinations of rule violations may lead to altered punishments.

Modak is a financial technology company and not a FDIC-insured bank

Checking account and the Modak Visa® debit card issued by Lewis & Clark Bank, Member FDIC.

Funds deposited into Checking may be eligible for up to $250,000 of FDIC insurance.

The FDIC’s deposit insurance coverage only protects against the failure of an FDIC-insured depository institution.

App store and Play store ratings as of April 18, 2024.


©2024 Modak Communities Operating Holdings Inc. All rights reserved.