For the past year the Bukkit project has been kept alive thanks to the support of several amazing companies who provide us with whatever resources we need to make things happen. Whether that was an emergency server to keep us up last minute when we ran into failing hardware because our server at the time couldn't handle everyone, or providing us with some seriously amazing and powerful hardware to host our extremely quickly growing site and community until our order for new hardware completed - our supporters have been there. One of those supporters is Curse who pour resources into passionate communities to help them continue operating and grow, much like they have and continue to do for us at Bukkit. Given how much money Curse has poured into the Bukkit project for hosting, as well as launching and supporting the BukkitDev service (just to mention a few ways they've seriously helped us survive) - I honestly, personally, would not mind placing some unobtrusive AdSense ads on our site as a way for them to recuperate some of their costs. So, when I came back from my hiatus and saw a shiny new Curse banner, I really didn't mind it much. The only thing that I was concerned about was that it was added across our sites without warning, and judging by the response from the community and my staff, many people felt the same way and wanted an explanation. After communicating with Curse about the situation and trying to figure out what happened, we've learned a few things that we'd like to share with the community to answer the questions and address the concerns that were brought up about the Curse bar. Simply put: it was recently brought to Curse's attention that they were not meeting some requirements they are required to follow due to regulation enforcement. As such, the decision was made to make whatever changes were necessary to ensure that they were abiding by all requirements first, and later to communicate those changes - and why they were necessary - to the Bukkit community management afterwards to avoid being penalised. We'll be working with Curse to address any issues caused by the addition of the Curse bar and to try to work towards something that the community is happy with. For instance, they've already mentioned that the "Become premium!" notice is temporary and only there to show their partners that Bukkit is also under their umbrella. At the end of the day, though, you are more than welcome to hide the bar, though leaving it there is a great way to show our thanks to Curse for everything they've done for our community and our project. As always, thank you guys so much for the continued support and your patience regarding this matter. We really appreciate it!