I still check on the forums every once in a while. I've had plenty of stuff to rant about but have kept my word to EvilSeph that I would no longer post about it but instead send it directly to him. Not that I've ever received a response to any of it but at least he knew what I might have posted about here. As for what is currently happening, I'm a bit saddened by it all. I've had anywhere up to 4 servers running at once over the past few years. Most of them modded servers but from time to time just the basic Bukkit server was still fun to have around. I continue to help people thru skype and private messages and will still post a message or 2 on the forums. It will be hard to stop doing that if it all dies.
Now I can't just stop by here without leaving something I find funny and since Evil is now gone, I won't be breaking any agreement I had with him so here goes. I reported multiple messages earlier for advertising other server products and this is the response I received from the new Curse admins:
Also let me comment on this thread to avoid any more confusion. The "Advertising other server product" rule is not in the list nor is it agreed upon with the new staff. This is no longer an unspoken rule, nor a rule at all. HOWEVER that does not mean everyone and their brother can come in spamming threads about other servers. Keep it reasonable, and please no more reports about this thread.
My response was:
Rule #9 on the Terms and Rules page linked below says no advertising unless it is for your Bukkit server and is in the right forum. If those rules are no longer the rules appropriate for this forum, they probably should be updated.
And their response back:
That was not our interpretation of that rule, we will be sure to update it to clarify. Thank you.
Now here is rule #9. Please tell me if there is any ambiguity at all in this rule:
9. No advertising.
Advertising of any form is completely prohibited unless you are advertising your Bukkit powered server in the appropriate forum - the Show off your Bukkit server forum - or your plugins. Or in your signature, as specified above.
Edit - I started to think that if they were going to allow any and all advertising that I might just have to start posting links to porn but then I saw the modified rule:
9. No advertising.
Advertising of any form is completely prohibited unless you are advertising your Bukkit powered server in the appropriate forum - the Show off your Bukkit server forum - or your plugins. Or in your signature, as specified above. The exception to this rule would be offering other options that replace bukkit (Note: This does not include unofficial bukkit builds, but replacements). This does not allow you to go around spamming them however, other rules still apply.
Damn, just to options that replace Bukkit. But wait, porn can replace Bukkit any day. Time to go dig up some really nasty stuff.