Before we begin...
I want to be clear, that I'm NOT an expert on making and maintaining a server.
But I've already visited a lot of servers and found a lot of mistakes that many do over and over and over again...
Keep in mind that, whatever I say here, doesn't mean that you have to change it on your server! If it works for you, then it doesn't need a change... Maybe a tweak at most.
The biggest mistakes
Like mentioned earlier, these are issues that most servers have.
I will list some of those here and explain how you can fix them!
WorldGuard's "Hey! Sorry, but you aren't allowed to ..."-message
On many servers that I join, I notice WorldGuard's "not allowed message".
It's annoying and spammy, when WorldGuard sends you the message, that you aren't allowed to break a block, place one, interact with one or something else.
The easiest fix is just to run the command /rg flag [region] deny-message -e
"-e" tells WorldGuard to have a empty message which just disables the messages completely.
We have great community/unique gamemodes/great staff/...
So many servers have descriptions that include sentences like "We have unique gamemodes and a nice cool community!"
Don't put such messages in your descriptions since pretty much every other server does that.
Almost no one will believe you, that what you say is actually the truth. If it is then people will find it out on their own.
Not blocking /[tab]
When I do server-reviews, I always check if /[tab] (typing / in chat followed by pressing tab to autocomplete it) shows commands.
If it does, then it mostly spams the entire chat and makes it annoying to read.
The best way to fix that is to either have a plugin, that prevents this autocompletion, or switch the plugins with others that prevent autocompletion, when not having the permission.
The second option is rare tho...
Text written in bold and caps
Something that makes scoreboards, chats, tablists, etc really annoying to look at is if the text is written in bold and complete uppercase (caps).
If you're thinking that it looks cool and professional that way, then you're wrong!
Overfilled scoreboards, tabs, etc (to much info)
Scoreboards and tablists are an easy and also good way to give info to a player.
But some servers take that to the extreme and fill those scoreboards and tablists with WAY too much information.
I don't really want to know, what time it is in the world or in real life and I don't want to get seizures by your aggressive animations, thank you so much.
If you don't have any useful info to show on your scoreboard: Don't use it! It takes up a small part of the screen and it can be annoying.
Thank you for reading this.
I know you maybe don't have those "issues" on your server or your playerbase even likes it that way, but like I said at the beginning is this NOT a must to do.
You aren't obliged to change anything. It is simply for showing, what common misstakes some servers in my opinion do.
Feel free to leave a comment and give some feedback, but be nice please. :D