Here at the Kinetic Network, we want our servers to be warm and welcoming to everyone. No matter what walk of life you come from, no matter your skin tone, no matter your sexual orientation, no matter your gender, and no matter your beliefs or understandings.
In the year 2020 its shocks and saddens us that more isn’t being done to stop racist, transphobic, and homophobic behaviour. Even with the Balck Lives Matter movement and the LGBT+ movement, it seems that very little is changing in some parts. We can’t just change our logo for a few weeks, put out a statement, and then move on. This needs to be a conversation that keeps on moving.
In 2019 we started to think about what we could do to be better. So we put new rules and guidelines into place that clamp down hard on racist, transphobic, and homophobic insults, and insults to other peoples religion and backgrounds. This isn’t a case of impacting free speech but allowing our servers to be welcoming to everyone.
After all, if everyone was the same, wouldn’t the world be a dull place to live?
We are a small Minecraft network, yes, but this is our little corner of the internet, and we want to make it as welcoming as possible to everyone. No one should be insulted for something they have no control over.
The real truth is this page shouldn’t be here. It should just be given that everywhere is welcoming to everyone, but that sadly isn’t the case. We’re not trying to be political here, but just have a welcoming, friendly, community that everyone can feel at home in.
We’re also not the only server that clamps down on this. Hundreds of other servers also have rules in place to stop this kind of behaviour, but this sadly isn’t all of them. We ask that if you’re a server owner reading this, you carry on this conversation and help make the internet as a whole more welcoming.
We’re also not perfect. Our staff team is made up of a cross-section of people, but we do have blind spots. If you have any way you think we can improve, please let us know. We think the conversation about diversity should include everyone.
Thanks for reading, and I hope you have an amazing rest of your day!