Curse Author Rewards, earn rewards for developing cool plugins!

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    EvilSeph Retired Staff

    Since August of 2011 Curse has been integral with helping our project and community out with hosting and resources. We chose Curse to help us in providing a much needed service, BukkitDev, primarily because they have a proven track-record with their success in hosting WoW add-ons. It is thanks to them that we can offer a complete project management suite for all manner of plugins, mods, worlds, and texture packs, entirely for free.

    Along with providing free hosting for the WoW add-on community, Curse has developed a cool "rewards" program that provides developers of popular plugins with the opportunity of earning rewards for their hard work with some add-ons being popular enough for the developers to earn a living off of them. To date, Curse has given back more than 1 million dollars of ad revenue and Curse Premium income to WoW authors. Luckily for the Minecraft community, Curse's commitment to the BukkitDev service means that they've been working towards expanding their Curse Rewards program to support the Minecraft community too, along with all the other games they've been supporting.



    Signing up for the Curse Rewards program is quick and easy! Just follow these steps:
    • Sign in on BukkitDev.
    • Click on your username in the upper-right corner.
    • Click the link “Sign up now” under “Rewards points”
      • If you don’t see this link, you’re already signed up!
    • Check the option to “Enter the rewards program”.
    • Click “Update”.
    • Done!
    To make way for the Curse Rewards program, we'll be shifting downloads from BukkitDev over to curse.com. This change is necessary to make the Curse Rewards program and its tracking manageable and consistent to ensure we are able to reward everyone that deserves it, as well as make it easier to protect and detect against statistic padding. Curse.com is also the more user-orientated part of the BukkitDev service geared towards the needs of server admins, providing favourites and ratings for each project.

    Once you've signed up for the Curse Rewards program, your project begins accumulating reward points after it has had at least 1,000 downloads. As an extra bonus, you're rewarded with a free month of Curse Premium for every 1,000 downloads too. Once you’ve accumulated enough points, there are various rewards you can redeem them for from the BukkitDev Store. See this Curse.com article and the Curse Rewards Program FAQ for more information.

    With this change to how BukkitDev operates, we'll be in the awesome position to reward developers for all their hard work creating and supporting their popular projects. We're really excited for what the future has in store with the addition of Curse Rewards support for BukkitDev and think you'll be happy with what results from these changes.
     
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    hawkfalcon

    So if somebody downloads from DBO, it will not give you RP atm?
     
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    ZachBora

    I have 58 pts :p

    Edit: @ 88,000... I think your proportion is higher :confused:
     
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    Technius

    It seems like the points are coming from curse.com and not DBO.
     
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    jeffro1001

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    YoFuzzy3

    Points only started rolling out 2 days ago, meaning every download before then will not reward any points.
     
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    lmc

    I think an option should be added that allows us to donate the earned points back to the bukkit project, i'd be happy to do that.
     
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    ZachBora

    wooo 78 pts now

    Edit: One of the sad thing is that, starting next version some plugins auto-update will cease to work. If you know what I mean.
     
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    Fishrock123

    Finally. Took you guys way too long.
     
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    Jombi

    Did you read the rest of the posts?
     
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    jeffro1001

    Thanks for the helpful reply.

    Just never mind then.
     
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    Technius

    I hope there will be rewards with less value because these points are pretty hard to get!
    I hope the files.rss will stay there. Otherwise, all my version checkers won't work anymore :(
     
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    ZachBora

    I meant people removing auto-update from their plugin so people go on the website more. :p
     
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    TnT Retired Staff

    In my opinion, that would be fantastic. So many troubles come from auto updating that can be resolved by going to the plugin page and reading the change log.
     
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    YoFuzzy3

    That's why you only offer notifications about new updates. ;)
     
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    TnT Retired Staff

    Now you're talking update notifications, not auto updating. Two different things. :)
     
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    tomsik68

    Thank you Curse, now I can earn money from hardly-spent days at PC while developing & testing my plugins :)
     
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    YoFuzzy3

    I know they're different and that's why I mentioned it, since it's a better alternative to auto updating.
     
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    Me4502

    I am not getting any points for a plugin I am set to 70% on... And it's had over 10k downloads since the reward points started.
     
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    ZachBora

    Did you subscribe to the reward program thing?
     
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    TnT Retired Staff

    What plugin?
     
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    Me4502

    Yes

    Craftbook
     
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    TnT Retired Staff

    Has the original project creator divided up the reward points? It sounds like they did not, so you will need to contact them to clear up that problem.
     
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    Me4502

    They have. And I had a member of bukkit dev staff verify that it was done correctly.
     
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    TnT Retired Staff

    CraftBook has had 1,500 downloads since you were added to the split. Give it a couple more days, but you may want to open at ticket with Curse at that time if there are still concerns.
     
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    Me4502

    Oh, I must've confused the downloads as the counter seems to update weekly. Thanks, ill wait a bit
     
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    prencher Curse

    This is incorrect, we look at all downloads. However, older downloads count for less, in order to encourage people to keep their addons updated, and to allow newer projects a chance at actually earning money.

    I checked your project. The issue is that the manager of the project is not signed up for the program. We did this to keep the manager in control of how their project is run.

    You'll have to speak to him/her about signing up, if you wish to gain points from his project(s).
     
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    Me4502

    Thanks, I'm asking him to now. Will I still get prior points when he signs up? Or only new ones?

    Edit: He said he has it already enabled, and the site to enable it just shows a log of reward points. Does every dev have to have it enabled?
     
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    spiral6

    Oh yay, I can't wait to get .0000000001 pts for my plugin! *sarcasm*
    Oh yeah, shoutout to Craftbook, one of skq89's old projects given to more awesome individuals keeping it alive!
     
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