Constitution wrote:So after all that, the issue is not one of vague rules, but of a highly specific instance where you were told not to do something and you did it anyway?
To quote a film that I like, "Comprehension is not a prerequisite to cooperation." The server owner doesn't need a reason to impose a special condition on you. I may not personally agree with that condition, but I also don't know what went on that led to this condition being imposed on you. Be a good citizen, and you won't have to deal with these extra restrictions.
The server owner has the rights and is able to make any rules basically on their server.
As long as they don't violate any of the items listed below.
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Public Internet Servers and the "list server"
The bzflag project offers a public server listing service that allows
players to find servers to play on. This service is run for the
benefit of the project. As of Version 2.4, BZFlag servers that wish to
be listed on the public list server must provide an authentication key
that ties the server to a specific global user. This is done to
provide contact information for players and project
staff. Authentication keys are automatically generated at
Notes on "CHEAT" servers and network abuse
While the license for BZFlag certainly allows users to run any server
modification that they wish or to modify the code in any way, we ask
that people do not publish or host "cheat" clients or servers to the
general public for use. We also expect that users will abide by basic
usage guidelines of reasonable and tolerable behavior that are not
detrimental to the game's heritage of a fun gaming environment for
We understand the desire to expand, modify, and improve the game and
its sources including the ability to test out new features publicly.
These modified clients and servers generally provide some advantage
over unmodified clients and are generally discouraged for widespread
use. As such, we ask that anyone wishing to host or otherwise
participate in a game that involves a modified client or server to
register under a different network protocol than the current public
release by modifying BZ_PROTO_VERSION in the src/date/buildDate.cxx
file. This will let modified games be played and prevent modified
clients from being used on public unmodified servers.
Any individuals that are found to be contributing to abuse of the
public services being provided may be subject to bans or other access
restrictions. Abuse generally consists of any disruption to one of
BZFlag's network services including denial of service attacks,
spamming of BZFlag web sites or servers, disruptive gameplay on
multiple public servers, intrusion attempts, password sniffing, or any
other behavior that is deemed inappropriate.
The BZFlag project administrators reserve the right to remove public
listings of any game servers for any reason whatsoever, including
removal of servers or banning of individuals that do not follow this
request. Similarly, the BZFlag project administrators also reserve
the right to limit access or otherwise block any players from public
service access at any time. These actions may include the suspension
or removal of global accounts and limiting access to the web site
services including web site services, list server access, forum access,
and any league resources.
In general, the entire network is provided by the community for the
community as an entirely volunteer and contributed effort. We ask
that all players recognize and respect the time, effort, and resources
involved and that we're all generally here to have a good time.
Best thing to do is to try to enjoy the game.