The rules are simple. Don't be a dick.
This is a whitelisted server, and anyone being a dick will be banned. There's no appeal, no second chances, and I - CatPasswd - am the sole arbiter of what it means to be a dick. So if there is any question at all about whether a potential action might be considered dickish, don't do it.
On to the good stuff.
I try to make a vanilla-like experience, but pure vanilla 1.13.x has been a complete disaster code-wise, and no hardware in the world will allow it to run efficiently with more than 5-10 players without nerfing server settings so hard that it takes the fun out of the game. Therefore, I run a paper server. For more information, see Paper Documentation
There are few plugins, and a a few datapacks. I'll explain each.
GriefPrevention - Allows players to claim an area and prevent others from stealing or destroying the things you build. There are tutorials available on youtube, such as This one
SmoothSleep - Enhanced sleep mechanics. The night passes faster if players sleep in a bed. The more players sleeping, the faster the night passes. Very simple idea, really.
DiscordSRV - A bridge between Discord and Minecraft chat. See the #ingame-chat channel.
Dynmap - a web-based map of explored areas of the world. I've added a plugin to also show GriefPrevention claims on the map. You can view the world maps HERE Protip: Mouse to the far right of the web page for a list of available maps.
12 trapdoors - increases the amount of wooden trapdoors created when crafting from 2 to 12. Getting 2 trapdoors from 6 planks makes no sense, so...
Black dye with charcoal - Self explanatory. You can use charcoal as black dye, in addition to ink sacs from squid.
More mob heads - Killing mobs gives a small chance of dropping their heads. A fun datapack with no practical use.
Double shulker shells - Since shulker boxes are just so darn handy, I installed this datapack to guarantee that each shulker killed drops 2 shells.
Shulker Respawn - Yes, shulkers will respawn in the appropriate end biomes. It works by hijacking a small percentage of the enderman spawns, so this is subject to the hostile mob cap. Imaginative players may be able to create a shulker farm...