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    posted a message on New forums feedback
    Quote from KoiYT»

    So there will be no forum like those of the seeds and show your creation forums of the other editions for suggestions. They will just be posted in the discussion forums of the specific edition. Makes sense.

    Due to very low traffic and the crossover between each Edition, we think that a single Seeds and Show Your Creation forum shared between the Editions is the best path, so you can find Minecraft: Editions Seeds and Minecraft: Editions Show Your Creation at the bottom of the Minecraft: Editions category.
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    posted a message on New forums feedback

    As explained by sunperp, the Minecraft: Java Edition category gets top billing because it is by far the most popular discussion category here and we would indeed move things around based on future popularity :)


    You are welcome to create a "Small Suggestions" thread for the new Minecraft game in the Suggestions forum.


    Someone raised the question regarding Pocket Edition in the comments on the forum wide announcement about the changes. The long story short is that with the new Minecraft game we're unsure if the old Pocket Edition will continue to have a meaningful player base of users who have chosen not to upgrade. As time goes on and we see how interest in that forum evolves we will make a decision about the long-term future. I expect that the majority of players will upgrade and if that is true we will move Pocket Edition into the Minecraft: Editions category, this change will be made in the coming weeks.


    You are still allowed to make suggestions for the various Minecraft: Editions. The Discussion and Suggestion forums for each of these editions were not receiving very much in the way of new posts, therefore we consolidated them into a single Discussion forum which is where members are encouraged to discuss the game and make suggestions. I will update the descriptions of these forums to better communicate this change.


    Thank you for your feedback! If you have any more please let us know.

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    posted a message on How to repost a thread instead of remaking it?

    You are not allowed to do this, members who do this will receive warnings and their duplicate threads will be deleted. There is no functionality to repost a thread, they are just copy-and-pasting the contents of their thread.

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    posted a message on Unlinking my twitch account

    You can ask for your account to be unlinked by submitting a support ticket: http://www.minecraftforum.net/meta/support

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    posted a message on An update to the Minecraft Forum category structure
    Quote from Herb_»

    I still don't know the answer to this.

    The "Xbox One Support" forum.
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    posted a message on An update to the Minecraft Forum category structure
    Quote from Herb_»

    Modded minecraft is a completely different thing; more different (from "java") than bedrock is.


    Those are two of the most active areas on this entire forum, and there is an absolute, clear distinction between modded and unmodified. Merging them will make 1 single forum huge and a mixture of two totally different types of request.; a great many people use only unmodified, and have absolutely no interest in modded, and vice-versa; the challenges, the knowledge, the skillsets and the questions are completely different.

    The reason to have separate forums is to make it easier for people who browse the forum to find threads that are relevant to them, however, in the case of Minecraft: Java Edition support, having the separate forums causes confusion amongst people posting about their support issues, we are regularly moving threads to the right support forum. The forum has a prefix system which we will enable to allow people to specify if their thread relates to a modded copy of Minecraft: Java Edition, or an unmodified Minecraft: Java Edition, and this can be used by people browsing the forum to determine if the thread is relevant to their area of expertise which is the only reason to have separate forums. Furthermore, although the Minecraft: Java Edition support forums are active, they are receiving single-digit new threads per day, so while this will increase the number of threads in one forum it will still be less than one new page of threads per day.
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    posted a message on An update to the Minecraft Forum category structure
    Quote from skylord_wars»

    Since the Better Together Update, Xbox One is joined into the Bedrock Edition. So, all Xbox One forums are under the category "Minecraft Pocket Edition".

    I sincerely hope that they can change the word "Pocket Edition" to "Bedrock Edition" since it is now unified and an official name for Pocket, Win 10 and Xbox One.


    There is no such thing as "Bedrock Edition" so we will not be using that name. Bedrock is the name of the underlying platform used by the cross-platform Minecraft game. The game built on the Bedrock platform is called Minecraft and that is the name we are using, you can find the Minecraft forum here: http://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/minecraft

    The Pocket Edition forum, as mentioned here, will most likely be moved into the Editions category in the near future.

    Please let me know if you have any other questions.
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    posted a message on An update to the Minecraft Forum category structure
    Quote from Herb_»

    I'm confused; where should an Xbox 1 user (on the current version) be asking for support? I thought the "unmodified minecraft support" perhaps, because their "main section" is just called "Minecraft:", but that can't be right because there's no mods. That's presumably for java, because there is no section in support for "Minecraft:Java edition" (although that's where the other stuff for that version is).


    Surely they don't post under "Minecraft: Xbox 1"? Because that'd be different from the main sections where xbox 1 refers to the older versions?


    Who's on first?


    The support category will be undergoing some changes, including consolidating the 2 different support forums for Java edition (clients), meaning "Unmodified Minecraft Client Support" and "Modded Client Support" will become "Minecraft: Java Edition Support". Due to a large number of threads, this may take a few days to happen.

    Although the new Minecraft game is functionally the same across multiple platforms (mobile, xbox etc.) there is still the possibility that a player will have an issue specific to their platform, therefore if someone needs support they will navigate to the forum for their device. For example, if you are playing on Xbox One, you will navigate to the Support > Minecraft Xbox One Support forum. I will be removing "Edition" from the current support forum names to make this more clear.

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    posted a message on An update to the Minecraft Forum category structure


    Does MCPE still exist as a separate product, different from how, for example, Minecraft: Xbox One Edition does - as an obsolete, but still playable game?


    Put another way, won't all of the active MCPE players, assuming they keep their game updated, be on the "Minecraft"/Better Together version from now on? If I play Minecraft on a mobile device, which is the correct forum to use, MCPE only if I didn't accept the update, and "Minecraft" otherwise?


    It's very possible I misunderstand how all the versions shook out with the BT update...


    My understanding is that all mobile copies of Minecraft: Pocket Edition will update to the new Minecraft assuming players do not choose to block the update. However, I am not completely clear on whether or not this will prevent people from accessing the old Pocket Edition game, therefore at this time, I am leaving the Pocket Edition forum in place because it is a significant part of the forum. If it becomes clear that the old Pocket Edition is no longer used by many players because everybody chooses to update their game, meaning activity in that forum category shrinks substantially, then the Pocket Edition forum will be moved down into the Editions category with the other Editions. Sorry, I don't have a more concrete answer!
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    posted a message on An update to the Minecraft Forum category structure

    Following the launch of the new consolidated Minecraft game (also known as the Better Together Update), we have restructured the Minecraft Forum categories to better reflect the various versions of Minecraft. Mojang have officially designated non-Minecraft versions of the game as "Editions", for example, "Minecraft: Java Edition", and "Minecraft: Xbox One Edition". You can learn more about this change to Minecraft in this article. This forum structure update clarifies which category applies to which version of the game.


    1. Minecraft Discussion has been renamed to Minecraft: Java Edition.

    2. Servers has been renamed to Servers: Java Edition.

    3. Mapping and Modding has been renamed to Mapping and Modding: Java Edition.

    4. A new category, Minecraft: Editions, has been created. This category contains a forum for each Edition of Minecraft, except for Minecraft: Java Edition and Minecraft: Pocket Edition which continue to have their own categories due to their popularity.

    5. Each Minecraft: Edition forum has been consolidated, instead of separate "Suggestions", "Recent Updates" and "Discussion" forums there is now a single "Discussion" forum for each edition where members can discuss all aspects of the game; current, future and ideas. Additionally, each Edition category contains a Multiplayer forum.


    These changes should not have an impact on the way most members use the forum, however if you are not sure where you should post please take a look at the following information:


    If you would like to discuss Minecraft: Java Edition, visit the first forum category, Minecraft: Java Edition.

    If you would like to discuss the new Minecraft game, which is cross-platform and available on Xbox One, Windows 10, VR, Mobile and soon Nintendo Switch, visit the Minecraft category.

    If you would like to discuss the old editions of Minecraft, such as the Xbox 360 Edition, or the Playstation 4 Edition, visit the Minecraft: Editions forum.


    Please use this thread to share any questions you have about this change, or send me a Private Message. Thank you for your understanding :snowgolem: by Tulaash

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    posted a message on This forum is archived

    An archived forum is one which you can read but cannot post in.

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    posted a message on Anywhere to find news?

    You can also keep an eye on the Minecraft Forum homepage. Any time there is major news about the game, such as the launch of Minecraft: 3DS Edition, we will post an article, and every Saturday there is a post that covers everything that happened during the week, including minor news.


    Alternatively, if you wish to have the news as fast as possible, as Herb_ said, following Minecraft.net and the developers on Twitter is the best strategy. The Minecraft Forum twitter account has a list of all the Minecraft developers/employees who tweet relevant information which you can follow: https://twitter.com/minecraftforum/lists/minecraft-developers

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    posted a message on This forum has been archived

    Due to the launch of the new cross-platform Minecraft, we have archived a number of forums for previous Editions of the game and consolidated their threads into discussion forums specific to that edition.


    Please click on the relevant link below to be taken the new forum for the edition of Minecraft you are interested in.


    Minecraft: Xbox One Edition

    Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition

    Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition

    Minecraft: Nintendo 3DS Edition

    Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

    Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition

    Minecraft: Java Edition

    Minecraft: Pocket Edition

    Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition

    Minecraft: Wii U Edition

    Minecraft: Pi Edition

    Minecraft: Education Edition


    If you are looking for seeds for any of these versions, please visit Minecraft Editions: Seeds.

    If you are looking to discuss Minigames available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 please visit Mini Games.


    Still not sure where to post? Send me a Private Message and I will help guide you to the correct forum :)

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    posted a message on Terrible forums
    Quote from Herb_»

    Mojang have used the term "Legacy console".

    Speaking of which, shouldn't it be "Bedrock" rather than "Better together"? Because BTU is just this update; presumably, there will be more.

    The name we have chosen is based on official Mojang language. I completely agree that this is confusing, it is, unfortunately, a consequence of operating a forum around a game with so many different versions -- although I'd argue this forum structure has always been confusing and this is not going to be any more confusing for new visitors. Regarding naming, from the Mojang FAQ:

    "Q: What will this version be called? A: Going forward, the Bedrock Engine-based version of Minecraft will be called simply Minecraft on all platforms. Our general rule of thumb is that if a version can play together with the others, it’s called Minecraft. The original Java PC version and all other isolated versions will have “Edition” names, like Minecraft: Wii U Edition and Minecraft: Java Edition."

    There are some hold-ups with our plan due to limitations of the forum software, specifically, I cannot yet rename "Minecraft Discussion" to "Minecraft: Java Edition" without breaking a number of links. I am currently coordinating with our IT team to get these changes made as soon as possible, hopefully in the next day or so, which will mean that "Minecraft Discussion" will become "Minecraft: Java Edition", "Mapping and Modding" will become "Mapping and Modding: Java Edition" and "Minecraft: Better Together" will become the simple and accurate "Minecraft". The "Better Together" name is temporary, just until announcements and redirects are in place so that there's a little less confusing for regular members browsing the forum wondering what happened.

    There are ways we can greatly improve the user experience that goes beyond the names we decide for each category/forum, for example instead of expecting a member to find the right category then the right forum and then create their thread, we could present them with some sort of landing page that asks "What do you want to post about?" and then tell them where to post based on that, e.g: if they need help with Minecraft on the Xbox 360, they are sent to the support forum for that edition. I can't guarantee that will happen, but it is my goal and hope that we do make the forum much more friendly for new members, in ways that go beyond just forum names.

    Your feedback is appreciated, any other thoughts you have are welcome :) The forum structure definitely isn't set in stone and while changing it again isn't on the cards, it's something that can be considered if there is justification.
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    posted a message on Where can you watch Minecon Earth?

    Minecraft regularly stream on Twitch and Mixer, and although as far as I know there has not been any official confirmation around where the stream will be available, it's almost certain that it will be available on the twitch.tv/minecraft and mixer.com/minecraft channels, as previous Minecon streams have taken place on Twitch. They may also stream on YouTube.


    https://feedback.minecraft.net/knowledgebase/articles/888012-official-minecraft-livestreams-faq

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