Inactive [SEC/FUN/INFO] Towny v0.59 - Resident/Town/Nation hierarchy + Grid Based Protection [531]

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    Towny is a plugin for Bukkit (originally from but discontinued from hMod) that allows players to create towns and nations, along with simple alliance controls. The world is broken up into a grid using 16x16 grid cells as default (for those familiar it's broken up into chunks). Each town is given a certain number of these cells and gains more as the town holds more players. These cells can be controlled by a town's mayor to set build/destroy permissions, define the town as PvP zone, and put plots up for sale using iConomy. Once a town joins a nation, it's residents can then start building in it's allied towns, but joining a nation makes you susceptible to losing your towns protection when the world is at war.

    Sec: Block permissions + Allies can't attack each other. Mob removal within towns. World PvP options.
    Chat: Town + Nation chat.
    Econ: Extension for iConomy that has a daily upkeep for towns and nations.
    Fun: War event.
    Info: Remembers when player last logged in as well as when they first registered.
    Tp: Town spawns and teleportation as well as onDeath that uses the town spawn.

    ~ News (Read this; it's usually of your interests)
    Add the node '' if you're using permissions. No one can expand their towns without it.

    March 24: I added a filtering system on names. Some people were getting some serious breakage when people used special characters for town names. If you installed one of the versions before 58, you will need to make sure this config value is correct name_check_regex=^[a-zA-Z0-9]+[a-zA-Z0-9._-]*$ or you'll get errors or worse for anything with underscores, dashes and periods. If you want to add to this, brush up on regular expressions or try this ^[^\s]+$ expression (1 character or more of any character but space). Be forwarned, I'm not sure that'll work as I'm rather new to them myself. You might want to make sure of this before updating, as your town names should be filtered accordingly. I also changed how world names were calculated, any worlds with / in it (to represent a subfolder) will probably have their world data reset (actually it's just starting a new file with a new name, so you could probably copy over you data in Towny/data/worlds).

    I also updated my website, so some links will probably break. Pretty much all them actually. In other news, the configuration page documentation is pretty!

    Old News:

    ~ Required Plugins
    This plugin isn't 100% required for Towny to run, but it eliminates gaping imbalance.
    • Questioner: link - Used to give confirmation to things like adding a player to a town, or asking the town's mayor/assistants to join a town. Towny will also use the polling feature to create elections, opt in wars, and other such things that require confirmation from both parties to not cause crazy imbalance. (Not all features in this description have been added as of yet).
    ~ Optional Plugin Extensibility

    These plugins are NOT required to be installed, and Towny should be 100% functional without them. If you notice a bug with them installed, post it.

    • Essentials: link - Used to check teleport cooldown and costs when using the /town spawn command. Requires EssentialsTele to be installed as well.

    • Permissions: link - Used to decipher if a player is a towny admin using the node 'towny.admin'. Otherwise, only operators will have the ability to use the admin commands.
    • Permissions 2.1 by Niji:link - No longer compiled against, but probably will continue to work.
    • GroupManager:link - Alternative to Permissions. Requires "fake" Permissions. Rename the fake plugin to "Permissions".
    Permission Nodes (open)

    • towny.admin : User is able to use /townyadmin, as well as the ability to build/destroy anywhere. User can also able to make towns or nations when set to admin only.
    • : User is able to create a town (only is use when TOWN_CREATION_ADMIN_ONLY is on)
    • : User is able to expand his town with /town claim
    • : User is able to create a nation (only is use when NATION_CREATION_ADMIN_ONLY is on)
    • towny.wild.* : User is able to build/destroy in wild regardless if the config says no.
    • towny.wild.destroy
    • towny.wild.switch
    • towny.wild.item_use
    • towny.wild.block.[block id] : User is able to edit [block id] in the wild.
    • towny.spawntp : Use /town spawn when allow_town_spawn=false
    • towny.publicspawntp : Use "/town spawn [town]" (teleport to other towns) when allow_town_spawn_travel=false.

    • iConomy: link - Used for a large amount of functionality like taxes, cost to start a town or nation, and selling plots. Towns and nations have their own bank account, used to deposit and withdraw during the daily upkeep. War brings in a another addition with stealing a bit of gold when you kill an opponent, and bankrupting towns in order to kick them from the event.
    Read this if your using iConomy (open)

    Balance. The default install of Towny cannot and will not balance it perfectly for every single server. This is where you, the admin, comes in. Also, just because you can put a price on it, doesn't mean you should.

    If you do not want to use iConomy with Towny, then turn this off.

    These, a the building blocks towny. They are what separate a user from being a hobo in the street to a fine war vet puffing on a cigar in his manor's den. Set the town to be a reasonable price. Either set this price low, so anyone can start a town, or set it high forcing a band of players to group together the funds. Same with nation. If you desire each and every town to have it's own nation, then set it low. If you desire only two or three nations over the land, then set it high. Remember that nations are used to let people build in other cities, so it shouldn't be unreasonable. If you want only a set amount of nations, make the creation of nations admin only.

    Do not make this price unreasonable. It will prevent a town from expanding unreasonably, but in doing so, also makes towns a very hard thing to establish. Big areas, or projects because very hard for users to protect, and you shouldn't deterr people from big projects as they will make your server more interesting.
    This price should probably scale on the lower side if you plan for towns to claim very large areas (or lots of town plots). In fact, since there are other ways to limit the size of towns (max town blocks) you should even consider expanding to be free.

    This is the server's own tax on the towns. It should kill off the inactive towns on your server.

    Makes dieing more fun, and more of a hassle even when your inventory is empty. The focus of the second, for during war, is to bankrupt a town. Since when a player runs out of funds, it's taken from his town, and when the town runs out of funds, the town is eliminated. Make the price zero if you do not wish for that.

    Same with the death price, but more direct towards the town.

    Don't charge a fee for this unless you have to.

    ~ Useful Links
    New Website
    Old Website
    Other Links
    ~ FAQ (Read This If You Have Questions)

    I've answered some common questions in the second post of this thread. Be sure to check it out.

    ~ Bugs
    If you notice a bug. First make sure you are up to date with the latest version of Towny. You can find out the version with the command /version Towny.

    Before posting the bug, please check the last page or two to check for if others have posted it. If you have anything to add to it, then quote that particular post. Checking my posts is usually a good idea as I tend to answer 5+ posts at once.

    Also be sure to check my Known Bugs & To Do List.

    Things that are useful to add to you posts:
    • Describe what you did right before the bug appeared. Describe the situation.
    • Error in the console (ca.xshade.bukkit.towny...). Paste the entire thing, use code tags.
    • Most logic has debugging messages. If your skilled at problem solving, try turning on debug mode (/ta set debugmode on) and read the console output during the time of the bug. This might not always apply to every bug possible.
    • If you notice any bugs in block protection going awry. Post the cache messages shown in debug mode. They help tell what towny is thinking during.
    ~ Spread The Love

    Donate! Donating keeps me interested in the project and more susceptible to implementing your outrageous demands! I'll more 'n likely add them anyways though, but the love is appreciated!
    For those wonderful people donating 1 cent. Save your money. Paypal takes 5% of transactions, rounded up to the nearest cent. One cent of one cent is, well let Jayne give you the idea. Your thoughts are appreciated though.

    Awesome Peeps: Hawkheart, Nameless 1¢ donator, Dharrk! Cool guy from Germany. Legionarius. Another 1¢ donator... The Quezo Collective. Rockstar04! ShatteredBeam. KHobbits, ! Janb !

    ~ Latest Version - Download Here
    [Usually Tested with:]
    • Install Notes:
      Place Towny.jar in the plugins folder that should be created when you launch the CraftBukkit server. Then run the server. If you're using permissions, be sure to add or users will not be able to expand their towns. Check the other permission nodes as well. After getting Towny running, configure it. Towny has lots of options allowing it to run in many different ways. The default setup is doubtful to be perfect for your server.
    Remember, remember, to back up your members. (Make a backup when updating)

    Note: v0.17 onwards will automatically backup the data folder in "plugin/Towny/backup/" as the server boots, and each daily interval.

    ~ Old Versions
    Show Spoiler

    ~ Change Log
    Change Log for past versions
    	Fixed reloading the towny config.
    	Added regex check for all names. Names must be alphanumeric with the exception of underscores in place of spaces. Old names with invalid characters will be filtered appropriately.
    	World names are now filtered like the other objects in the universe, worlds with / are no longer just using the last token.
    	Reworded errors when making new towns. "You" was hardcoded, and didn't take into account admins making towns for others. To clarify, money is taken from the new mayor's bank account.
    	Added new config option save_on_load. It's defaulted to off (which is opposite to what it was before). It will no longer to a giant save on startup which assured that what's in memory = saved in file. This should speed up startup of particular large db.
    	Files are deleted when the object is deleted. It will not delete existing files, so files deleted outside of towny's regular actions will remain.
    	Added allow_resident_plots to enable/disable plot commands, essentially freezing the plot system.
    	Fixed admin add command (you couldnt add if you werent a mayor/assistant of any town).
    	The admin set mayor command will now add the person to town if he/she isn't already. The npc part of this command now works as well.
    	Fixed default setting for regex.
    	Removed debug statements.
    	Fixed default regex settings.
    ~ FAQ (Read this)

    What is a town?
    A town is a collection of residents (or just one resident) with one resident as the mayor. A town also has a bank which the mayor can withdraw from. A mayor can also have assistants who have the same powers as him/herself. Towns can have taxes that will be taken at the end of each day interval.

    How long is a day interval?
    Default is 24 hours. You can change this in the configuration.

    How do I start a town?
    Read the Brief Tutorial.

    Can someone belong to or own more than one town?
    No. You can claim outposts if you want to protect somewhere not connected to your borders.

    What is an outpost?
    An outpost is a type of claiming aspect that a town can do. Claiming an outpost will not limit you to your towns borders, allowing you to start a protected area some else, even another world.

    What is a nation?
    A nation is a collection of towns (or just one town) with one town as the capital. The mayor of that capital is the king. A nation can join the war event, as well as ally other nations. A nation also has it's own bank. It can also tax the towns that belong to it.

    Is MySql or another database format supported?
    No. Only flatfile, and loading flatfile-hmod is supported.

    How do I set up the maximum town blocks?

    Can I select a small cuboid, not attached to the grid for (my town/plot)?
    No. Towny is not cuboid, and depends on the grid system.

    Can I limit Town/Nation creation?
    Yes with town_creation_admin_only and similarly, nation_creation_admin_only.

    People can't build in the wild!
    The default for towny is to force a player to make a town before building, after gathering resources from the ignore item ids. You can turn this feature off with unclaimed_zone_ options in the config. You can also set specific permissions per world for the wild with the /townyworld command.

    What are the permissions?
    Each town and resident has his own permissions. For residents, the permissions are used for his/her residential plots. For towns, it affects all townblocks within the town that are unowned.
    • Switch permissions are for items like levers and buttons.
    • Item Use permissions are for letting people use items like buckets and lighters.
    • Resident plot permissions use the "resident" permission level a little different, as he/she doesn't control any residents. Instead, this permission is used for his/her friends list.
    Permissions are shown in your status with B=rao D=rao S=rao I=rao, where r = resident, a = ally, and o = outsider. The capital B= denotes the build permission. The minus symbol "-" is used to show that your are denying permission to the specific permission.

    To edit your permissions ingame, use the "/[res/town] set perm" command. Further examples of the commands can be found on the Master Command List.

    What are taxes?
    Taxes are an automatic method of keeping a town's economy, as well as slowly killing off town's that are inactive.

    Any player can view the taxing personal to them with /towny prices.

    Town Collection
    The following are taxes that a town's mayor can set. The taxes are deposited into the town bank. The mayor himself, as well as his staff (assistants) are exempt from these taxes.
    • Resident tax: Each resident in the town has to pay this. Failure to do so will kick you from the town. Mayors can set with /town set taxes [$].
    • Residential plot tax: Each resident who owns a plot in town will be charged this amount for each plot they own in that town. Failure to do so will have the resident losing ownership over the plot. This is charged before residential taxes. Mayors can set with /town set plottax [$].
    Nation Collection

    The following are taxes that a nation's king can set. The taxes are deposited into the nation's bank.
    • Town tax: Each town in the nation has to pay this except for the capital town. Kings can set with /nation set taxes [$].
    Server Imposed Taxes

    The following are taxes that the administrator must set in the configuration. These are global taxes intended to slowly kill off inactive towns/nations.
    • Town tax: Each town in the world pays this. Failure to pay will destroy the town.
    • Nation tax: Each nation in the world pays this. Failure to pay will destroy the nation.
    How do I configure the wilderness?

    Towny has a few options for this. The default being that you cannot edit in the wild at all. Forcing players to make towns to begin construction. You can turn this option off globally in the configuration (unclaimed_zone_[permission]). You can also change it for a particular world with the /townyworld (/tw) command. Anything to do with the wild globally can be set per world.

    Towny also has the ability to ignore certain blocks in the wild. Such as logs and leaves (in the default). These block ids can be set with in the UNCLAIMED_ZONE_IGNORE variable in the config. The default has it so that you can edit ores, glowstone, ladders, torches and minetracks in the wild.

    You can also change the name of the wild that pops up when you leave a town. Setting this per world would make the "wilderness" be more personal to that specific world. Eg: Setting the name to "Hell" for a nether type world would create a nice note when transitioning world to world.

    What are the "modes" a player can have?
    Each player has the ability to change how Towny interacts with him/her. The most common are for popup displays that show up as the player moves around in the world. They can be set with the /resident set mode [mode] ... [mode]. The modes are as follows:
    • map: Equivalent to typing "/towny map" as you walk between townblocks.
    • townclaim: Equivalent to typing "/town claim" as you walk between townblocks.
    • townunclaim: Equivalent to typing "/town unclaim" as you walk between townblocks.
    • tc: Your main chat output is to the town channel.
    • nc: Your main chat output is to the nation channel.
    Why are the cells off by 1 in the negative planes? and why is the plots 15x16 or 15x15 near origin?
    Read this post here. It's a simple fix, however, it would shift 3/4 of existing plots on every server currently using Towny, so I'm not changing this.

    How can I make it so resident can only build in their own plots?
    If you want this as default for every town on your server, be sure to change the default permissions in the config with default_town_perm_ to false. Now only the mayor + assistants have permission for newly created towns. If you want this for existing towns, or you only want your town to act in this way, you need to use /town set perm off.

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
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    We must wait for Mr. Shade corrects the plugin to use objects, interacting with buttons and pressure plates. And Questioner.

    I use a modified code for the events of block built / destroyed, but the rest require more change.
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    Oh where oh where could my Shadeness be? The world took him away from me...
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    I need this plugin for 1.4 pretty bad..
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    When will be new version released ? I really need 621+ bukkit support
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    I've got a problem. when i set permission for advanced builder without admin_only thingy true everyone can make towns, but when i set admin_only true then only admin can make them and not the advanced builders
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    Are you going to update this cool plugin to 617?
    This looks like a really cool idea instead of cuboid :)
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    Not sure why peeps are having issues with v4, maybe not running bukkit 612?
    Nobody on my servers has really mentioned any issues to me, other than the switches which i thought were fixed and sorta work but still not quite 100%.

    I just compiled it for 612 because it was the first 1.4 recommended build.

    I dont really plan on doing any more updates on it, it was never intended to be a final solution, just a gap fill so people could at least get their servers up while we patiently wait for Shadeness.
  10. I have this problem with only /towny working one one machine. same build, same librarys configs etc on two other machines works.

    My main problem is alot of spam in the console that I belive have something to do with multiworlds.
  11. @FuzzeWuzze Yeah, that'd most likely be the problem. I'm running #617.
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    Ya so Am I, everytime someone moves it spams the chat and the command prompt
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    Cant stay up to date with Bukkit and all the dumb crap they keep changing.
    Want to know half of the reason why Shade's version didnt work on 1.4?
    Because they changed the API calls from WorldLoaded to WorldLoad, and BlockPlaced to BlockPlace.

    So ridiculous the stupid changes they make sometimes lol...its alpha API and all but some API code standards need to be followed.

    Shade is gonna have to do some serious re-organizing to get this back into shape with the changes they made, my fixes were but bandaids to reroute things where i thought they should be going.
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    Ok, so I update the server, my town is all fucked up. I go into the backup folder and back it up from the 31st, and it still doesn't work. When i try to do any towny commands it says I need to belong to a town. I'm the mayor of the town! It worked fine before the update.

    Also, When a monster entered another resident's block, his wolf disappeared. Well, he isn't a resident because it made it so none of us belong to towns, but you know what I mean...
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    I had this problem before, too. Update to the unofficial build by FuzzeWuzze. In case you didn't get the link, here it is:

    Also, does anyone know if there is a way to "unshift" the plots that were shifted in the update? It screwed most of the plots in my town where users build right to the edges.

    EDIT: Link updated to newest build

    This is related to the character checker contained within Towny. Any residents with invalid characters in their names will be removed from any towns they are in. The towns that contain these residents will error out, as their files also hold the list of residents, and most of the town settings will be reset. This includes the town block data.

    The best way to fix it is to shut down your server and restore the backup towny data files from when it did work. Then, check every town that previously crashed and remove any invalid names from the "residents" list (see changelog for rules of valid names). Then, look in the residents folder and remove the files containing invalid names.

    Once this is done, make a separate backup of the data directory. Then, start up your server and make sure everything works fine. If it doesn't work, shut down your server and restore to the backup you just made and try to find the error. Keep repeating this process until it doesn't error out anymore.

    Hope this helps!

    EDIT: I have no clue how to fix the second part (disappearing wolf). It may be caused by another plugin or by the server itself.

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
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    I had an apostrophe in the town name. But fix the wolf thing!
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    No, go back and find the v4 version.
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    NAG :)

    17:17:27 [SEVERE] Nag author: 'Shade' of 'Towny' about the following: onWorldLoad has been replaced with a new signature, (WorldLoadEvent)

    Depreciate but keep the old calls and throw nags or warnings in the logs instead of killing you API userbase over a simple cosmetic update. Yeah, not even close to best practice.

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    im using 617 does the work better in previous versions if so can someone gimme a link to download a previous version
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    Previous version wont work at all. Please read the last 2-3 pages of this thread.
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    How come when I type "/town set pvp off" people can still pvp in my town?
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    I am using 556, due to Dwarfcraft not being updated quite yet. The plugin works great except sometimes people are not showing up on the town list though they are a resident and they cannot leave the town, nor create their own town... is there a way I can manually fix this or something? There seems to be only one player right now with this issue that I know of.
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    The wolf thing is probably a glitch with the Towny software treating wolves as monsters instead of friendly mobs (although I don't know for sure... can anyone confirm this?). Do you have mob removal turned on in your towns?

    EDIT: Nevermind! I realized that if wolves were set to be eliminated, they would appear in the towny config file, under mob_removal_entities.
    I have no clue what is actually causing this problem now. Possibly a glitch in bukkit/craftbukkit?

    Is friendly_fire set to true in the towny settings? How about force_pvp_on?

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
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    They are both set to false.
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    Ok, so I'm running towny 0.6 and craftbukkit 617. I am having an issue with town permissions where everything says that outsider perms are off but they can still do everything. Is anybody else having this issue?

    Yes I am having this same issue.

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    Was Author on vactinon?
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    As ive said before, my versions are all meant for Craftbukkit 612, anything after that i dont know.
    You can grab all the versions from here

    Its down right now or i'd direct link, goto craftbukkit, find build 612(should have a star for recommended next to it), and use that. I havent had any real issues with permissions or anything other than switches.
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    All down :p
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    I am using towny for a few days. I must say that i like the idee but I got some strange things going on.

    first of all if i start the server:
    2011-04-05 14:15:47 [INFO] Starting Minecraft server on *:25565
    2011-04-05 14:15:47 [INFO] This server is running Craftbukkit version git-Bukkit-0.0.0-612-g4c7a9e7-b617jnks (MC: 1.4)
    2011-04-05 14:15:47 [INFO] Preparing level "world"
    2011-04-05 14:15:47 [INFO] Preparing start region
    2011-04-05 14:15:47 [INFO] 144 recipes
    2011-04-05 14:15:47 [INFO] Invalid config file found and converted to proper name/format.
    2011-04-05 14:15:47 [INFO] [Permissions] (Phoenix) was Initialized.
    2011-04-05 14:15:47 [INFO] [iConomy] Logging is currently disabled.
    2011-04-05 14:15:48 [INFO] [iConomy] v4.65 (Kenzi) loaded.
    2011-04-05 14:15:48 [INFO] [iConomy] Developed by: [Nijikokun, Coelho]
    2011-04-05 14:15:48 [INFO] Nether v1.1 enabled
    2011-04-05 14:15:48 [INFO] [Permissions] version [2.5.5] (Phoenix)  loaded
    2011-04-05 14:15:48 [INFO] [iConomy] hooked into Permissions.
    2011-04-05 14:15:48 [INFO] [Towny] Database: [Load] flatfile [Save] flatfile
    2011-04-05 14:15:48 [INFO] [Towny] Using: Permissions, iConomy
    2011-04-05 14:15:48 [SEVERE] PLAYER_ITEM loading Towny v0.6 (Is it up to date?)
    java.lang.NoSuchFieldError: PLAYER_ITEM
        at ca.xshade.bukkit.towny.Towny.registerEvents(
        at ca.xshade.bukkit.towny.Towny.onEnable(
        at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.enablePlugin(
        at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.loadPlugin(
        at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.loadPlugins(
        at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.e(
        at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.a(
        at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.d(
    2011-04-05 14:15:49 [INFO] Done (0.205s)! For help, type "help" or "?"
    second is that some times the towns & nation not saved to the files and if I than start the server i get errors reading files etc. than i have to manualy edit the txt files to make it work again.

    and the third is that people cant build any where. only me.
    I have permissions set up right towny also. but if somebody joins my server I make hime Admin in permissions, mayor/king in towny, an OP in minecraft they still cant build/destroy. but I can.
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    Is there any way to use the economy that comes with permissions, as right now people are building spam towns everywhere?
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    Where is the download link?
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