Alternative thread title: Don't Be a Blast-hole. Hi, I'm fairly new on the Empire, and haven't posted a lot of stuff to the forum here. I've been too busy building my shrines at SMP7/halley. The first thing I noticed is how neat and orderly most of the reserved residence lots are, so I hope to show off my own building ideas in my residence.The second thing I noticed, unfortunately, is a huge ball of ugly mess, at the very edge of every spawn area. Perfect landscape all the way to the spawn border, then ugh! gross! Just a bunch of shredded cobblestone wastelands. It's really pretty sad, since I love the look of pristine wilderness in Minecraft.I know there's very little in the way of server rules on "don't make ugly stuff," but I did spot this quote on the commandments page:Other Guidelines (not rules, but you will gain respect quickly if you do these things)- When harvesting wood, if you take the bottom blocks of wood from a tree, take all of them. - After chopping down a tree, replant a few of the saplings you gathered. - If you build a column of blocks to access a high place, remove it when you are done if possible (don’t worry about it too much in the nether if it’s too dangerous).In addition, I've seen other threads here reminding people not to build 1xN dirt planks across the rivers. Boat travel is essential, and it sucks to have to stop in the middle of the dangerous nights just to break through a dirt barrier.So here I am, kicking off a new idea: The Beautiful Wilds Project. It's totally voluntary and I'm not expecting a lot of effort, but why not patch in some of the eye-sores around each wild spawn point? Lighting up an area is a great way to reduce the creeper crater risk. If a creeper does explode, it usually just takes a moment to patch up the hole. If you need a lot of stone, go underground a bit farther away from the spawn area, so it doesn't look like an asteroid hit the planet. Keep the Wilderness Beautiful.To get this started, I'm going to post some pictures of the ugly and the pretty on SMP7, that I've already started to do. If my landscaping work has ruined your secret lair entrance directly next to the wild spawn zones, my sincere apologies, and I can help you build a cool stronghold doorway.