Hi everyone,I'm Perry_Stahlsis, the founder of the newly formed Netheric Studies frontier outpost. I would like to sponsor/kick off a group frontier cleanup effort. You do not need to be a member of Netheric Studies to participate. You don't even need to frequent SMP6. The only requirement is that you have the will to respectfully reconstruct the landscape and provide your own materials. Mods in creative mode would be an amazing help here!Why? Most of the landscape next to the spawn/outpost locations in the frontier looks like a warzone. This is likely left over from the pre-wastes days, and yet it still looks ugly. In fact I nearly left EMC when I first saw it, but decided to check further out from spawn. I'm glad I did.To prepare for this announcement/effort I've read some of the forums where others have done this, and spoke with Krysyyjane9191 about the rules/guidelines.What will we cleanup?1. Those tall skinny 1x1 cobble and dirt towers near spawn/protected regions. So long as they are unused.2. Abandoned/unused, griefed buildings in the war-torn looking areas.3. Reconstruct the landscape in the wartorn looking areas.4. Leveling out sand holes in the deserts, and gravel fields in extreme mountains.5. Remove barriers to water travel, by rebuilding the many in water stone and dirt bridges above the water.How will we clean it up?For the landscape: We will try to mimic how the target biome looks in an ungriefed landscape. I can provide advice on how to do this, if needed. So don't place spruce in the middle of a waterless desert, for example. We also will do our best to make sure that existing structures can still be used. (e.g. we won't cover them in dirt, stone, sand...etc.!)For the water travel we will first rebuild the new bridge above the water. It will nearly have the same start and end locations. Then the old one will be removed. We will only remove water-based buildings if they are griefed and abandoned.How do I know if a building/structure is used?1. It will have locked chest near it. Look for these before altering a structure.2. It will not appear severely damaged/griefed, even if it doesn't have an (obvious) locked chest.NOTE: If you are not 100% sure it's abandoned, do not remove it! You will get banned if you do. Getting unbanned is a pain. So leave it alone. Contact a mod if you think it really needs to be cleaned up. Work with them on how to approach it.But what about "broken landscape" where I can't navigate it to find out if there is a chest?Talk to a mod or staff member about how to approach fixing it. Don't do anything they don't give you permission to do, even if you think it's reasonable. The inhabitant of that land might disagree. Changing something in a way that upsets other players makes things unnecessarily difficult. We want things to be easier for everyone, without upsetting anyone.What if I find a locked chest hidden in a wall/floor/ceiling of a griefed-looking building?FIX THINGS ASAP! Then start a conversation with the owner and work with them to repair the damage you did. Let them have the final say on when its done. This is an effort to cleanup the landscape, not an effort to mess with players who prefer a griefed looking building.May I contact the structure owner(s) to try to convince them to move/remove/change the structure?Yes. Be polite. Include the coordinates of the chest. Ask only once, and if the structure owner doesn't reply, or says no, move on to other areas.Is contributing building materials for others to use a good way to help?Yes! Please do. If you want to contribute materials instead of work do that too. The volume of sand, sandstone, smooth stone, dirt, and saplings needed to reconstruct the landscape is tremendous! Any and all help in this regard is appreciated, even if it's just a single block of dirt. I'm serious! Should I tell people when I'm cleaning up an area?That would be really nice! Just put a response in this thread indicating which outpost and roughly what area near it you're working on.