If you haven't been living under a rock for the past few weeks, I'm sure you've noticed that there's been a lot of talk surrounding auto farms, server lag, and broken redstone in general. A majority of these problems arise from players use of automatic farms, which contribute greatly to server lag and as a result end up hurting the servers stability, as well as any players wishing to use redstone for other means as it becomes blocked or locked up to reduce lag. So now, my question to you, people of Drugrun, is whether or not automatic farms should be banned. Before you vote however, lets take a look at the benefits and negatives of banning automatic farms. Pros: A more stable server with less lag, meaning a better play experience for everyone It would allow us to stay on our current server, and while I do not know everything about this, I'm assuming it would save some money which could in turn be used to further advertise the server Most redstone contraptions beyond automatic farms would work wonderfully, meaning you could now have fancy piston doors to your bases or some nice automated storage systems to keep things nice and organized, amongst other things It encourages the playerbase to remain active and involved, as players will no longer be sitting AFK for hours at their farms Cons Players will now have to expend a little bit more effort to actually make money (Oh the horror, you poor poor things) Players with auto farms already built may be hurt a little, but I'm sure some compensation could be reached if the farms were to be purged. I'm sorry I really couldnt think of any more negatives to banning automatic farms. Lets face it, this is a farming server. You are meant to farm and harvest your crops, and work hard to make your money. I'm well aware of the time and effort that can be put into building an automatic farm, but when you weigh this against the sacrifices that the rest of the server has to make, it really doesnt seem reasonable to allow such a thing to continue when all it would require is people to just play the game instead of sit AFK at their computer while they binge watch some random show on Netflix or Crunchyroll.