Hi Everyone, my name is Kaelten. Not many of you know me. I've been an admin on the Forum for several years, but until recently I've been inactive. I am also a Curse staff member, and the project lead over CurseForge. Everyone knows there's been a lot of changes and shakeups in the community over the last several weeks. These together have left a feeling of unease with many users. Let me start by saying that Bukkit.org and Bukkit Dev will stay online for the foreseeable future. The future of CraftBukkit distribution lies squarely (or with Minecraft is it blockly?) with Wolvereness and Mojang. As things stand right now CraftBukkit will not be available from dl.bukkit.org. Staffing Changes With all the changes most of the staff for Bukkit.org have stepped down. Many of the former staff posted farewells. To archive these in perpetuity we've created a forum dedicated to staff member farewells and those posts will be relocated there. I want to thank all of the former staff for the years of hard work and dedication to the site and Bukkit as a whole. To help fill the gap as the future of the community becomes apparent I've brought in admins to keep things stable and civil. Please say hello to Jadedcat, eyamaz, and ZeldoKavira. At least one of us should be around all the time, and will make sure all reports are handled promptly. For now we are not accepting any applications or suggestions for additional staff. We will let people know if that changes in the future. Rules Changes and Clarifications Over the last few weeks we've reviewed the rules in place and have decided revise a few. We're by no means trying to impose a new culture on the forums, but given the current landscape we feel it's important that open discussion can happen. Below is a list of changes and clarifications: Allowed: Discussion of Bukkit alternatives and derivatives, in appropriate forums. Not Allowed: Posting download links to unofficial builds of CraftBukkit Selling or advertising for-pay plugins To facilitate better discussion of Bukkit alternatives and derivatives we've created two new forums. Please keep the threads regarding these topics in those forums. DBO Plugins and Queue Times Last week we started processing the queue on Bukkit Dev. As of right now the queue is completely caught up and has been for most of a week. We normally process all files within an hour, except during the late night shift at which point it can reach up to 10 hours. We are committed to maintaining the same level of security the end users are used to. We have not, nor shall we, compromise the safety standards placed on uploads. We're actively working on ways to further improve our process to active even high security, and shorten queue times. However, except in situations where code issues could create accidental malicious activity, we will not be moderating for quality as that is too highly subjective. We fully expect the natural order of popularity to account for that. Categorization is another subjective moderation point. Only cases of gross incorrect categorization will be addressed by our admin staff. Finally, please know we will continue to accept projects and plugin uploads for the foreseeable future. Wrap up In closing: Constructive feedback is always welcomed, and appreciated. Reports are the ideal way to let us know about moderation issues. Have fun!