Wolf i am confused on what you are confused about, i don't know what i said that doesn't reiterate what Ray said. I suppose all i can do is take my comment, break it down and explain my thoughts and meaning.
As long as your not taking what isn't yours - If something is not yours and is a non renewable resource don't take it.
taking crops and replanting is one thing, treating the main map like it is the wilderness is another. - To take crops from a village is fine as long as you replant, i would say the same about another players fields, if they complain about that they are being silly.
I know of one dungeon that was looted by someone passing by - This should not happen on the main map, lighting it up and marking it is one thing, looting the chests is unacceptable if it is not in your claim, further more ray would prefer you don't loot it if it is in your claim but have no intention of using it.
there are numerous temples and villages that are easily accessible - again much like the dungeons if it is not yours, not in your claim, and you have no intention of using it do not ransack it for your own gain, i think the exception to this rule would be to protect the populous from being murdered by zombies, A) either by locking them in their houses B) fencing them off and lighting the area.
anything on the main map should be treated as if it is someones else s unless you are directly using those structures as your own. - this means the main map is not the wilderness, treat the entire map as if it is your neighbors, if it's not yours don't take it. Obviously there is some leeway to this, if your cutting threw a forest and need to break a leaf block no one is going to care, or if your trying to get over a hill and need to place a similar block (ie dirt on dirt) then i think that is fine, but doing this to get somewhere cause your lazy and not removing it as you go is unacceptable.
In the future someone may decide to take over a village or a temple, and having them fully intact for those players is the right thing to do. - Exactly as it states, either an existing member or even a player who hasn't even applied yet may see a location on the dynmap that is a village with a temple right next door, this is the spot they decided they want without ever even going there, wouldn't it be a much more enjoyable experience if they staked their claim started revamping the village and the village had a set of horse armor in the blacksmith, rather than a 1/2 destroyed blacksmith that has an empty chest and holes in the wall.
Common sense and courtesy is all we as members of this server should consider. - Ya that!
Taking a potato and replanting is hardly griefing or stealing, looting someones else s property is unacceptable. - What more can i say?
I am not trying to be sarcastic or be an ass, i just do not understand what i said that is misleading or nonconforming to what Ray said.