I believe that Mineplex needs to reevaluate what they're muting for, as well as how harsh the punishments are for first-time offenders as well as repeat offenders. I came back to the Mineplex Community just a few weeks ago, and being muted is almost a lifestyle for many players I've met. • A majority of the active Mineplex Java Edition players are older, and have played the game long enough to know that some people are just rude, Mineplex used to be the home of much younger players, I joined when I was 13, but that's just not the playerbase today, and it hasn't been for months. • Most of the Mineplex players that are extremely young are playing on Bedrock edition, the version of Minecraft built for younger players. I support strict chat restrictions and filtering on the Bedrock Edition of Mineplex, but not on Java Edition. • If you're under 13, you can't even create a Mojang account, your parents shouldn't be making you a Mojang account if they don't know the risks they're taking by giving you access to chat with strangers across the world. • I understand Mineplex's intentions for having such strict filters and punishments, the Staff Team also needs to realize that the playerbase has changed, it's not the little kids that are bringing in the money or populating the server, it's the older players that stay with Mineplex because they genuinely enjoy the environment. • Mineplex doesn't even use IP-Mutes, meaning if a player decides to be racist in Lobby 1 and they're muted, they can just hop on an alt from a free alt list and do it all over again. It's one thing to strictly enforce rules, but it's another thing to not fully enforce them for an entire IP, you're just asking for backlash once a person is muted. • "General Rudeness" is the rule that gets the most players muted, there's a huge difference between Banter and Targeting that the Staff Members need to begin looking for. (I'm not trying to Slander the Staff Team because I understand that they have no control over the rules that they're in charge of enforcing) • If you want to protect the younger children from how older players act, then maybe you shouldn't allow ecouples to openly flirt with each other and make suggestive comments in Lobby 1. You get muted for calling someone ugly but not for openly edating. If anything, not having to mute players for every little snarky comment would help out the Staff Team as well, this would make their jobs a whole lot easier. Mineplex needs to pick their battles with the evolution of their current playerbase, and muting players for saying things like "You annoy me" doesn't make anyone's lives any easier.