Welcome on the Hypixel forum! It's a place were you will be able to learn more about Hypixel, stay informed, make friends, and exchange ideas. It will also provide you with many services such as asking questions, reporting user, or appealing in case of punishment. If you're looking for the Hypixel store, where ranks and other merchandise are available, please follow this link. Spoiler: How to create a forum account To create a forum account, you can simply click on the login button on top of the page. After that, simply select "No, create an account now" and "Sign up" After filling out basic information, like your forum name, email, and password, as well as a small verification that you're human, you will be directed to this message: You now simply have to login in your email to confirm your account, and the inscription will be done. Spoiler: Linking your account If you play on Hypixel with a minecraft account, you have the possibility to link it to your forum account. This will allow other users to view your name, rank, and stats on the network. You can follow this link to view the link page, but to link your account you simply have to do /linkaccount in game and follow the link that will appear in chat. First of all, make sure your Web Links are activated. That Option is located in Multiplayer Settings, under Web Links: Make sure that Web Links are turned ON, like shown above. Next, log on mc.hypixel.net, and type /linkaccount. Once that is done, this will appear in the chat: Click on it, and you should see this appear: Press Yes, and you will be taken to the Hypixel website. This message confirm your account was linked: Spoiler: Customizing your account There are multiple ways to personalize your account, start by clicking on your name on top, and select one of these options. The first option called "Personal Details" will allow you to use multiple customization tools, such as setting your status, your avatar, your gender, the display of your date of birth, or your avatar background if you bought a rank, and a few more details about you, if you wish to share them of course. The second option called "Signature" will allow you to customize your signature. It's what will appear under all of your posts on the forum, hence the name signature. Don't forget that there is 250 pixel limit. The third option called "Contact Details" will allow you to modify the email linked to your account, your messaging preferences, and online identities. The fourth option called "Privacy" will allow you to personalize the privacy of your account, such as who can view your profile or post on it, as well as many more options. The fifth option called "Preferences" will allow you to set your timezone and modify other browsing preferences. The sixth option called "Alert Preferences" allows you to customize what will send you an alert or not. You can also change your name on the forum once every 30 days, by clicking this link. If you need your date of birth changed, please start a conversation with @JamieTheGeek. Spoiler: Exploring the forum You can start to view other content, just click on forum button to be sent to the main forum page, you can also use this link. Multiple sections are available to you, but if you just want to see what's new, you can always click on the "New Post" button to find what's recently active. Whatever you choose to do, you will be able to not only view the content of others, but also interact with it. Spoiler: Interacting with other's content Once you click on a thread, you will notice a bunch of options other than just reading it. One of the first things you can do is to simply reply to the thread, and to do that you can simply use the box under the page to write your reply. The blue part is multiple tools you can use to modify the appearance of your text, format it, add image or video to it, and many other functions. The Purple part on the top right is some advance function, used to edit the BB code. The Green part is used to upload file, or obtain more option by opening another page to reply. The red part is the button to post once you finished your reply. Remember you can always use the Edit button under your post if you want to change something later. Under other member post you will find a place where you can interact with the content they sent themselves. The Report button is used in case the post breaks the Hypixel rules, if you stumble upon toxic content make sure to report it. Advertisement, insult, or public shaming are examples of what you should report. For more information, consult the rules, or read the spoiler bellow that explain it fully. The Red box contains Quote and Reply button. Pressing the reply button will send a quote of the person reply, so you can be precise about who you're talking to when writing your reply. The quote button simply allows you to quote multiple replies from other users before you write your reply. The Green Box is the number of ratings that the user received on his post, the list button allow you to see a list of the person who rated this post. The Blue Box is where you can rate the content of the user. Their names are pretty self explanatory, the ratings are a quick way to voice your opinion about someone content. For more info, check the spoiler just bellow: Spoiler: Rating Details The Like, to express when you like content. The Dislike, to express when you dislike content. The Agree, to express agreement with the content. The Disagree, to express disagreement with the content. The Funny, to express when you find content funny. The Useful, to express when you find content useful. The Creative, to express when you find content creative. The Hype Train, to express Hype toward news. The Helper Lapis, a helper only rating given to exceptionally good content. The Mod Emerald, a moderator only rating given to exceptionally good content. The Admin Diamond, an administrator only rating given to exceptionally good content. The Rude, a disabled rating which purpose was to be given to rude content. Spoiler: Reporting content that break the rules If the content you came across breaks the Hypixel rules, it's always better to report them. Content that breaks rules can come in many forms: Content that breaks the RAU (Respect All Users) Such as being rude, aggressive, or offensive. This include words, image, and media. This also include flame wars, thread that turn into a debate of insults and hatred. Content that breaks the security rules Such as advertisement, scamming, sketchy links, unapproved giveaway (requires screenshot of admin approval), or spambot. Content that need moderator actions Such as if someone would want their thread deleted, or thread that are in the wrong section, and need to be moved to the right section. Ban appeals or reports are common thing to see in the wrong section due to users mistake. To report a thread, or a post, simply use the report button under the post and signature: To report a profile post, simply press the report button that's directly under it: Once you press the report button, a box will open. Include a short description, and press Report Post. Your report will be handled by a moderator shortly after. Spoiler: Creating your own content You can also create your own thread, that other users will be able to view. First of all, select the right forum section. Is your thread a general discussion about Hypixel, more related to one game, perhaps it's off topic, or a YouTube showcase? Scroll trough the multiple sections, and find the appropriate one. For more help concerning selecting sections, check the spoiler bellow. Spoiler: Selecting the right section Selecting a section can be tricky, here's an explanation for every section of the forum: The Games section. There's a section for every single game, and most of your threads concern the game, it's where it will most likely have to be posted. The sections are simply named after the game they are made for, it's simple. The Hypixel Server section. There's multiple sections where members discuss about the Hypixel network, here's the details about them. The Hypixel Server Discussion is where most of the common discussion about the network is made, it's a pretty general place, for topic that aren't very specific. The Official Hypixel Maps is where thread concerning Hypixel maps are located. Creating a thread here isn't possible. The Downloads is where you can find Hypixel classic adventure maps, and download them. The News and Announcements is where official thread concerning change are posted. It's the place to collect information about the server evolution, and creating threads here isn't possible. The Server Bug Reports is where bug and issues are reported, it's here that you can report any problem encountered on the network. The Ideas and Feedback is where members can express their opinions/suggestions on the games. It's here that you can express your ideas politely. The Guilds is where you can find information about it, it's where you can join one, or create a thread about your own guild if you own one. While guild thread are found above, the official guild page on our website can be searched here. The Community Help Forum is where you can ask, or answer questions, it's where you should go if you require help, it's a place where everyone can help each others. The Server Store will take you directly to our store, where ranks, Hypixel credits, and network boosters are sold. The Contact Moderators section is where you can contact moderators for important matter. For more information about making threads in these sections, please scroll down at the end of the guide. The Report Abuse/Hackers is where you can report rule breakers. The Ban Appeal is where you can appeal a ban. The Staff Application is where you can apply for a staff position. The Hypixel Community section. There's multiple sections where members can interact with each others as a community, here's the details about them. The Off Topic is where any off topic discussion is held, if you want to discuss something that isn't related to the Hypixel network, you can do it here as long as your content stays appropriate. The Introduce Yourself is where new members introduce themselves, it's a nice place to meet people, or to introduce yourself to the community if you haven't done it yet. The Hypixel Events is where official Hypixel events are announced and explained. It's also a place where you can suggest event ideas. The Creative Hub is where the community can display their creation, generally artistic. It's also a place where there is art giveaway often. The Builder's Lounge is made of 4 sub-sections. The Redstone Room is where you can discuss about redstone with the Hypixel community. The HPBT Creative Server is where the creative server is discussed with the Hypixel community. The Custom Maps Showcase is where members can display maps that they created. The Map Submission is where members can submit maps for the Hypixel network. The YouTube showcase is where members can show their videos on Hypixel, which give a chance to promote their channel if they make content on the server. The Code Creations is where members discuss and share coding related stuff. Once you clicked on the section, you will find, near the top right corner, this button. By clicking on it you will start creating your own thread. As you can see, creating a thread is similar to making a reply. The only real difference is that you need to create a title, as show above. The tools are the same, and you can customize your work in the same way as a reply. If you want to learn more about advanced functions, read the BB Codes help. You can write your thread in here, It's recommended to try to keep decent grammar, and respect rules by being polite and calm. Following the rules and making your content look nicer will always allow you to be noticed more, and respected. You can also add a Poll with various answers, and customize it in many ways. It's another great way to get people opinions quickly. Once you're done with all of it, press Create Thread to send your thread on the public. Don't forget that you can edit your thread using the Edit button even after you created it. Spoiler: Profiles Viewing your profile, as well as other's profiles, is also a part of the forum. You can view your own profile by clicking on your name and clicking on "Your Profile Page". You can also click on another member's names to access their profile, and clicking on Profile Page. On the profile left side, you can view many information, such as the join date, the recent activity, information about the person, or for example. the rating received/given: You'll also find this bar to navigate trough the person profile: On the Profile Posts section, you can do many things. You can leave a message (Or a status if on your own profile): Also Report or Comment to a profile post: You can also Edit the message if it's yours, or delete it if it's yours, or on your profile. On the Recent Activity section, you can view someone most recent actions on the forum. On the Postings section, you can view someone posts. It's also where you can find a list of all thread you, or someone else, made. On the Information section, you can view someone informations, like their "About You" bio, or their signature. Spoiler: Following and being followed The forum includes a "following feature", this feature allows you to follow other users content and easily see it. To follow someone, simply click on their name and press Follow. Once you follow another user, you can view their content by pressing your name, and going on "Your News Feed" This will show you everything that the member you follow did, from a profile post, to a rating. On profiles there is a section that show the people who follow you, and those that you follow: Spoiler: Alerts and Conversations On top of the page, next to your name, there are two symbols. The one highlighted in Red is the Alert, you get an alert for mostly all actions done by others that involve you, unless you modified it in your customization. By clicking on it, you will be able to view your alerts. You can also follow that link to go to the alert page. The one highlighted in Blue is the Conversation, it allows you to view your conversation and create one. You can also click on it to start a new conversation with someone, or follow this link. Another way to start a conversation is to click on someone's name, and press "Start a Conversation": Spoiler: Forum Rank and Trophies The forum has it own rank system based on your activity, as you earn Trophies, your rank will change. New Member: It's the basic rank. Obtained when joining. Member: It requires 5 trophy points. Obtained at 30 messages. Active Member: It requires 20 trophy points. Obtained at 100 messages and 25 likes. Well-Known Member: It requires 45 trophy points. Obtained at 1000 messages or 250 likes. Additionally, each rank as a frame around their avatar, clearly indicating their donation rank or their staff position. Spoiler: Reporting and Appealing To report any players breaking the rules, please do it in this section using this format. To make an appeal for punishment, please do it in this section using this format. Spoiler: General Navigation This Navigation Bar will allow you to go too different parts of the Website. Home: The home section will show you the most recent updates, and what big announcement has been made by Administrators and Developers. Games: The game section will allow you to view information and leader board about the various Hypixel games. Leaderboards: The leaderboards section gives access to all kinds of info regarding players and friends. Forums: The forum section is explained throughout this entire thread, quite honestly. Media: The media section allow you to see creative content uploaded by the community. Server Store: The server store is where you can purchase ranks and various other merchandise. The search bar: The search bar allows you to research for anything on the forum. Specific Help: Spoiler: Reporting Abuse and Hackers Reporting someone who broke a rule on the server is done in this section, following this format. Please do not forgot to include proof, this thread will give you more information on how to obtain proof. Spoiler: Making a Ban appeal Ban appeals are made in this form. If you were banned for Compromised Account, please read this thread. Remember that honesty will always be the best choice. Spoiler: Applying for Staff Position Applying for a Staff position is done in this section, following this format. The requirements to apply are VIP rank or above, and being 16 years old or older. Being able to talk over Teamspeak is also required. For more info, or to ask a question, please check this FAQ. Please do not forget to read our official server rules, and enjoy your stay on our forum!