Okay, I'll elaborate on things here -
I define a cheater as anyone who seeks to gain an unfair advantage over another individual when the rules say 'no', and to me, that's what the live-map does. It reveals ALL the ores. It goes beyond quality of life, like Timelock and Improved Improve, and into the territory of unfair advantage. On Eventide specifically, we had players digging out 20+ long tunnels directly to valuable ores, and I felt that had to be stopped.
This is fair - I don't mean to step on Wyvernmod's toes here, and I'm not publically releasing my mod because it isn't as good generally as Sindusk's (I would think) and I don't want to take away from the excellent work he's done. It just works better for me, specifically. Sindusk is an excellent modder, and his work, which I do use on Eventide, is very good. I just had performance issues trying to run the anti-cheat. No offence meant to Sindusk or to his work, if it worked okay for me I would have used it.
It is also fair that I don't know the attitudes of every server owner ever, and my experiences may have just been bad luck in the long run, but I know I have definitely been on server after server with an owner that couldn't care less about fairness. Perhaps that colored my perception. I apologize to everyone who I insulted in my post, that was definitely not my intention but reading back on it I can see how you might have been. My bad on this one entirely.
Honestly, Kamiraa, that you don't use it when it's not allowed is what makes you NOT a cheater. It's people who use it DESPITE it not being allowed that makes them cheaters, I guess? On Eventide I very clearly outlined that I don't like to see the livemap orefinder turned on, and yet people were still using it - they were cheaters.
The people who usually use livemap orefinder turned on on a server that ALLOWS it is fine, I think, because they're not breaking any rules around mods. I'm sorry to have insulted you. My use of the term may be a little harsh, but I meant it in the way that I think more people can agree on - that people who break the rules to gain an advantage over people who abide by them kinda suck.
Please allow me to say that I have Wyvernmods enabled and I do use it but that the Wyvernmods anticheat itself caused me some issues that sorta necessitated programming my own. I mentioned this in my post above introducing this, that 'some of the already existing programs didn't work for me so well'. I probably should have gone into greater detail, but I had some lag and performance issues. Again, not trying to ###### on Sindusk's work, it works fine for hundreds of people and I am the exception.
That said, I do not think it is fair to say that I 'refuse' to use the config settings that disable the parts that bother me. I don't refuse, and I made my own to do it because I wanted to use it but could not.
You're right that the Code of Conduct could be more specific - I left it vague to give myself options on how to handle the mods, and respond to how they were being used rather than the mod itself - Timelock has plenty of innocent application in screenshot gathering, and Better Compass shows tile height in a way that isn't really accessible in-game. I'd like to give people enough credit to think they are going to use the mods they deem fit to use and ignore the ones that damage their game experience, but I couldn't sit idly by with livemap orefinder because there is no way to really use it other than to get ores faster.
On a server with orefinder against the rules, and most players following the rules and not using it, it does suck when one person decides they can skip the grind and bypass everyone else's hard work. THAT person is a cheater.
Also, please be reassured by the fact that I don't suddenly decide things. When I saw a player using livemap orefinder egregiously for the first time, before it was against the rules, I asked them to stop. It is only after the rules were written that I started collapsing mines of very obvious livemap users and if I saw a new mod that I didn't think was fair, I would probably ask the players who were using it to stop before I took any other action. I am trying to be fair, here, to everyone - to the players who like mods, and to the players who don't. Please also be fair to me, and to others.
Anyway, at the end of the day, I apologize for insulting other server owners, and I apologize for the misunderstanding - I didn't mean that EVERYONE who uses Livemap Orefinder is a cheater, only if they are using Livemap Orefinder on a server that does not allow it.
I won't apologize for disabling Livemap Orefinder, though, not that anyone asked me to. At the end of the day I made Eventide to suit me as my perfect server, and to cater to anyone who comes along and decides, 'you know what? I like this'. Disabling Livemap Orefinder was a step towards what made it more perfect for me. With it disabled, I don't need to collapse mines, which means better game all around for me and my players.