In the 'Flatfile' thread it went to offtopic discussing wheter flatfile is okay or not. In my case flatfile is not okay. But am not god, and my opinion isnt law. So i did a short brainstorming about this issue. Fact is: Many people were using flatfile. Fact is: Many people prefer flatfile instead of MySQL or anything else. Fact is: They want to have it back in bukkit. After a very intense discussion about flatfile and MySQL/other db systems i came to a point to say: Bukkit should leave the decision by the ones who are mostly affected from it, the users who run a minecraft server. I recently posted a picture of how bukkit 'could' handle all data given from and requested from plugins without killing performance or causing extrem console/log spamming with java exceptions relating to plugindata itself. Now i decided to show it in a more professional way (i am using 'XMind' to generate this kind of brainstorming sheets) EDIT: the only exception here is, if data is used frequently, is MUST be stored into a fast db-system, not flatfile. In that fact, bukkit must implement a way to show that data in plain-text form (e.g. write it down to a simple text-file) but that shoulnd be a problem.