[PSA] The Internet and You

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Tercept

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Players of MMC,

Rumors have gone around about players sharing personal information and skyping/texting other players. We aren't the ones to tell you if this is right or wrong but we would like to caution you about sharing your information.

  • People Lie. Not everyone is who they say they are. The server hosts a TeamSpeak server so players may safely communicate with each other without revealing personal information. Find the TS IP at the bottom of this post.
  • What would your parents say? Not trying to be your mommy or daddy over this but what would they say/do if they knew who you were talking to?
  • Skype isn't safe. Anyone can find your IP address (Which also means your Home address) over Skype. I know it's fun to talk to other players and see them. Be careful who you trust your Skype with. I suggest two accounts, one for gaming and one for your "in life" friends.
  • Giving out your phone number is a bad idea. If you get into a fight with someone make sure you can block their number for free. Usually Phone providers only let you block 5 numbers for free or will charge you to block them. Be careful of data usage and other factors as your parents pay the bills. Parents can see everything you text. I'm not saying they already do or want to. They only need to log into their account to view your messages. Don't say anything over a phone that you wouldn't say in front of your parents.
Sexting
I know most of you don't want to hear this but we would like to warn you the dangers of sexting. Sexting is defined as sending lucrative pictures of yourself, body parts, or text messages and sending them to another person. In the United States, any picture of anyone under the age of 18 is Child Pornography. Anyone (Yes anyone regardless of age) caught with CP will be charged with a felony and be registered under the Sex Offenders list. How this applies to you:
  • You don't own that phone. Your parents do. That means they could get charged/in trouble.
  • If you send it as an imgur link over the server: Fizz could get in trouble because it will now be on his server.
  • If you send it over Skype: anyone that can get the link can get in trouble.
  • Sexual harassment: Is the look, text, or things you say that can be offending to anyone. Please be respectful at all times.
We love to see players interacting with each other. We have provided a TeamSpeak server (myminecraft.com) for anyone wanting to communicate by voice. If you have any questions we would gladly answer them.
This is something that I propose.
 

steven_saus

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99%+ of all people pose no threat to you. One percent of the people you interact with offline each day is a real small number.

Online, you're interacting with a MUCH larger number of people.
 

Tercept

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Just giving this a bump so new players can see it.
 
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