Recently, we've been having issues with World Guard, which is what we used to use to protect people's property. Massive amount of lag everytime we use it, the fact that we couldn't limit the size of plots, and the fact that administrators were necessary to do anything at all with it.
Because of that, we decided to get rid of WorldGuard entirely and replace it with another plugin: Grief Prevention. This plugin is mostly automatic, and doesn't require any staff to manage its daily operation. Best of all, people can claim land on their own, without having to wait for an admin to show up! Here's how it works:
There is an excellent page about how to use Grief Prevention on their site:
If you have any questions that aren't ansered here, please ask an administrator for assistance.
For existing players, I've ported all the World Guard regions over into claims, and attempted to assign them to the appropriate players. However, it is possible that a mistake was made. If you find that you can't access your home any more, please let an administrator know asap so we can fix it!
Also, the existing plots are, in general, a lot larger than you would normally be allowed. If you wish to claim more land, please buy more blocks using the /buyclaimblocks command.