The Hypixel Server is intended to be a fun, safe, and friendly environment for all players to enjoy. As such, we have a list of rules we expect all players to follow with no exceptions. By choosing to use the Hypixel Server, Forums, or Discord, you agree to follow all the rules listed below and our Terms of Service.
Table of Content
- Expectations of Behavior
- Reporting Rule Breakers
- Reporting Website Bugs
- Behavior that is not allowed
- Advertising Social Media
Expectations of Behavior
We expect our users to participate in our forums in a respectful and welcoming manner. This means that any form of disrespectful or abusive behavior will not be tolerated.
Our rules apply to every part of the forums, including threads, replies, profile posts, conversation messages, linked content (videos, images, and websites shared through URLs), and account content (avatars, profile banners, signatures, usernames, about pages, etc.).
Reporting Rule Breakers
Reporting content that violates the rules helps us ensure that the forums remain a welcoming and positive environment for all users. Information on how to open reports can be found in our Support Article.
Reporting Website Bugs
Reporting bugs to our team allows us to fix and improve the browsing experience. Please include as much information and detail as possible when reporting bugs so that our team can understand and resolve the issue.
You can find more information about reporting bugs to our team in our Bug Report section.
Behavior that is not allowed
Examples of behavior that is not allowed, regardless of intent, include but is not limited to:
Abusive or Inappropriate Content
Jokes or discussions surrounding adult topics, encouraging or participating in flame wars, disrespectful language, threatening language, sharing IP loggers and other malicious content, discriminatory language, or videos/gifs containing excessive flashing and/or noises.
A reply is considered a necropost if it is made on a thread where the original post is no longer relevant, the last reply was more than 30 days ago, and the reply itself does not add significant value to the discussion.
Repeatedly posting similar/duplicate content, content that adds little to no value to the forums, intentionally posting content in the incorrect section, repeated bumping of threads, replying multiple times in a row to the same thread, or reposting content that has been deleted/locked by the staff team. Utilizing a group to repeatedly bump a thread, including through the use of off topic conversations, is also classified as Spamming, and can lead to punishments being issued to one or more of the involved parties.
Threads About Punishments
If you believe you were falsely punished, it is important to go through the appeals process and not clutter the forums with content related to these punishments. This will allow the staff team to review and revert falsely issued punishments more efficiently. Once your appeal has been reviewed, the decision will not be overturned.
Low-Quality or Low-Effort Content
Plagiarized content, "copypastas," trolling, rage posts, or any other form of content that adds no value to discussions.
The Hypixel Forums are intended to be a place for meaningful discussion. Forum threads and posts are not the place for "tweets," low-quality content, or trolling. Before posting, please consider whether or not it will significantly contribute to the discussion positively. If not, it may be better to be posted as a profile post or on another platform. If you are looking for more short-form conversations, we encourage you to join the Hypixel Discord server.
Public shaming is making content intended to call out a community member who is not a public figure for actions commonly perceived as negative. When creating content about public figures, respectful and constructive criticism or discussions are not considered public shaming.
Public figures include YouTubers and other very well-known community members.
Advertising Giveaways, Contests, or IRL Trading
Advertising giveaways, contents, trades, and commissions have limitations, as described below:
- Giveaways or contests with in-game items, store items, or real-life currency as prizes are disallowed.
- Any form of sale or trade of in-game items, store items, or real-life currency is disallowed.
- Commissions for external services, such as art, are disallowed.
- Commissions involving the sale of in-game services are allowed, as long as they are only in exchange for items from within the same game.
Spamming reactions, using reactions to harass other users, boosting solutions, or creating content exclusively to ask others to give you reactions.
Misleading or Falsified Content
Intentionally spreading misinformation, extremely misleading thread titles, manipulating or falsifying quotes to harm others, impersonating staff members or public figures, or creating content intended to look official without any disclaimers (such as fake updates).
Threads intended to publicly announce a departure from the network, as they often lead to flame wars and clutter the forums. If you are leaving, it is best to create a profile post or message other users directly to let them know.
Political or Religious Discussion
Due to their divisive nature, any form of political or religious discussion is disallowed; however, your account content is allowed to reference your religious views.
Accounts intended to evade punishments, troll and post harmful content, harass other users, or increase another account's reaction score.
Advertising Social Media
We allow social media to be shared in the following locations:
- The YouTube Showcase section.
- Relevant videos may be linked elsewhere as a resource to support your message, as long as the intent isn't to advertise your channel.
- Your own forum profile (profile posts, signature, account details, etc.).
- Your Introduction thread.
- Guild-related social media can be advertised on guild threads.
Advertising Discord Servers
Advertising a Discord server must be done in the appropriate section. There are a few different categories of discords servers, each with its appropriate sections:
- Game-specific Discords should be advertised in the associated game section of the forums.
- General Hypixel Community Discords should be advertised in the Off Topic section.
- Guild Discords should be advertised in the associated guild thread.
- You can also include the link to your Discord server in your forum profile.
Users will receive warning points when they break the rules, and if a user gets enough warning points, it will result in a ban from the forums. Forum bans can be appealed through the Appeals Section.
Warning points that do not result in a ban cannot be appealed.
Other potential consequences for rules violations:
- Being banned from replying to threads where you are engaging in rule-breaking content.
- Reactions may be removed from your account.
- Being issued warning points for rules violations on alternate accounts.
- In-game bans may be issued for users who have been found to be excessively abusing alternate accounts.