I want to start this off by saying this is in no way an attack of aggression on anyone or anything, I have always been a fan of this sever and its community and I just want to state some of my problems I have with the current rule set.
I have already spoken with War about some of the rules that me and many other players find unnecessary. These include, but are not limited too, excess punctuations, spamming, and spacing of words.
To start off with, many staff members have been calling out players for adding 3 or 4 punctuation marks at the end of their sentences. I am aware that some players could could find these distracting or "annoying", but that is only a small handful of people. The majority of the server does not care if there is an extra exclamation mark at the end of a sentence. Someone will always find something to be annoying and we don't make rules for every single little thing, so why should this be any different? Some may say that people don't need that many marks, or that just 1 or 2 will do to however, these could be used for comedic reasons or to emphasize a point. I am not opposed to the idea of completely removing this however, I do believe it should be modified so that someone who puts 3 to 4 punctuation marks wouldn't be punished as to someone who puts 7 to 8.
Spamming is the next issue I would like to address which, by the way, is the only one of these that does show up when you do /rules. Spamming has been misunderstood by staff a few times. Spamming is when a person repeats a message over and over again. Players have received severe warnings against something harmless for example, a player might want to separate their messages in chat in order to give life to their speech, or someone might want to countdown to add suspense to their next phrase. Obviously, these can be taken to an extreme and at that point it would be understandable for a staff to take action but for someone with good intensions, he or she should not be punished. I would also like to add the fact that Togepi has spammed many times as well. You can see how this could be taken as staff members do not have to follow rules. A few other instances of this happening is when someone new joins, occasionally Prof. Oak will say "WELCOME TO THE KANTO SERVER!!!!". One other example of this is when you catch a pokemon with a sports ball for the first time, the advancement says "GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL". I am aware you cannot mute advancements, but if no one is bothered by that then clearly they wouldn't be bothered if a player did that as well.
My last issue I have is with the spacing out of words. This is typically used for comedic purposes and is another form of players expressing themselves freely however, even if it is a singular very small word that doesn't harm anyone in any way, these people get punished. This too could be taken out of proportion and players could space out entire sentences, of course then a staff member would take actions, but I just do not see why someone who has no intention of causing harm or be a nuisance to anyone should be punished.
As far as rules go that is all I have to say, there are still many things I don't quite agree with, but you have to start somewhere. There is one more thing I would like to add and that is that, my warp was taken down without any warning or without any notice. I am aware that the warp was a troll one, but again it caused no harm. No one lost anything, it was just a harmless practical joke. People play games and join servers to escape the rules and restrictions of everyday life, when they are still faced with these they seem restrained. That is all I have to say for now. I know this has been a long one, but I can only hope that someone will review this and will see the issues we have with these rules. I really want this server to thrive and succeed and I believe this is a good step in making this server fantastic.
Thank You, BooKing1