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    posted a message on can i link my forum account with my minecraft account?

    Mojang do not run a forum, the closest you'll find is their feedback site, which you can find here: https://feedback.minecraft.net/

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    posted a message on Map/world download widget for your world with curse.com
    Quote from Astavie»

    I believe the widget is broken again.

    Probably because mods.curse.com has moved to curseforge.com


    I'm sorry for the inconvenience -- you're correct that the issue is the move from mods.curse.com to curseforge.com, I am working towards relaunching the widget with support for the new curseforge.com. Hopefully, this will be launched this week.
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    posted a message on Forge Mod Download Widget for your Forge Mod with Curse.com
    Quote from csb987»

    Has the removal of mods.curse.com killed these widgets permanently, or will they be fixed? Is there anything that people who've added widgets to their threads need to change to make them work again?


    I was unfortunately provided with no notice about the upcoming change to mods.curse.com, meaning I have just found out that it has broken the widget. I am now looking at the next steps forward for repairing the widget, however at best it will be a couple of days before the widget is up and running again, possibly longer, and depending on some things that I'm waiting to hear back about, it's possible some widget embeds will be permanently broken. This is an unfortunate situation that I am very sorry for and will keep this thread updated with information.

    I have released an emergency patch to update the widgets to provide a more informative error message, and a link to the new curseforge page for each mod, however, due to broken redirects these links aren't guaranteed to work. This is what viewers will now see:

    Widget currently unavailable
    Error Due to breaking changes at the curse.com website, this widget is currently available. Please visit the project page directly at: https://mods.curse.com/customization/minecraft/229041-lucky-block-spiral-1-8-lucky-block-addon Please email [email protected] with any questions..
    The widget requested cannot be rendered.
    Posted in: Minecraft Mods
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    posted a message on Random Curse membership
    Quote from Verinity»


    oh ok. I didn't think I had a project on the curse forge?


    edit: I do not have any projects published on curse mods. I just got the random membership.


    That's very strange. I have no idea then! I guess perhaps the system has become sentient and was being benevolent and randomly selected you to receive free Curse Premium.
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    posted a message on Random Curse membership

    The Curse Premium program does not exist anymore, however, some members who had the entitlement granted before the program was shut down continue to have the entitlement. The program provided free Curse Premium to members who achieved a certain number of downloads on their projects published on Curse Forge.

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    posted a message on Why has this forum been falling into inactivity?
    Quote from TheMasterCaver»

    One thing I find curious is that the online user stats (at the bottom of the main forum page) show over a hundred members online during most of the day yet there is so little activity, and quite a few members seem to be on regularly but don't seem to do much (I've seen members with 0 posts who have been around for years). A hundred concurrent members online over a day potentially represents thousands of members; assuming each one spends 10 minutes online (Alexa shows less than 2 minutes for all visitors) this means that there are around 14,400 members visiting the forums every day - but based on activity only around 1% of them, if even that, actually do anything.



    This is a well-established phenomenon in online communities, so much so there's a rule for it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1%25_rule_(Internet_culture)

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    posted a message on Twitch forced migration is not a good idea!
    Quote from tin2001»

    Here's my problem - who am I now? Will my forum name be replaced with my crap Twitch username?



    http://www.minecraftforum.net/news/60629-merge-your-minecraft-forum-account-with-twitch

    Merging your account into a Twitch account takes less than a minute, and your Minecraft Forum nickname will remain the same. Your posts, subscriptions, messages and servers will be unchanged. After merging accounts, you’ll simply log in to the forum using your Twitch credentials.

    Your nickname will remain as tin2001.

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    posted a message on Twitch forced migration is not a good idea!

    As mentioned, merging takes a minute at most. For background, this forum has required Curse network accounts since 2011, in 2011 members were required to merge their Minecraft Forum accounts with Curse accounts to continue using the forum. Then, in 2016, Curse was acquired by Twitch, and the Curse Client has become the Twitch App. As part of Curse essentially becoming Twitch, Curse accounts have ceased to exist, because Curse accounts became Twitch accounts. The Minecraft Forum is simply catching up with the rest of Curse: we are replacing the Curse account system with the Twitch account system. This is mandatory because the old system is going away, and it's simply changing your Curse account for a Twitch account behind the scenes.

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    posted a message on Project Not Found -Error

    The forum editor loads in dynamically using Javascript, by making a request to /comments/{id}/edit, then injecting that content into the page. If the Javascript fails to run for some reason or fails to capture your click on the edit link, you'll be sent directly to the /comments/{id}/edit page which contains only the input box -- without the editor. If you're seeing that page it's either because you clicked the edit link before the page finished loading the Javascript (unlikely) or your browser is having issues.


    Regarding the "Project Not Found" error, that's because the user has accidentally added a Curse Project Widget to their post and then provided an invalid value which causes the widget to return an error. That's not a forum error. I have removed the widget from their post.

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    posted a message on What's the big deal?
    Quote from TheMasterCaver»

    I'm not talking about people asking for help; what about those who just like talking about what they have done.

    When I refer to players needing the forum I'm referring to it being an essential part of playing the game. From 2010 - 2013, the Minecraft Forum and Minecraft Wiki were regularly mentioned in news articles, tv segments and youtube videos as places that were essential viewing for Minecraft players: where you'd learn to play the game, where you'd find new content for the game, where you'd find out news, where you'd discuss the game... nowadays, Minecraft has evolved. The majority of players are playing on non-pc devices, and even the PC version of the game has a recipe book and advancements and all the things a player needs, within the game. As a player of Minecraft, you can enjoy the game without ever visiting this forum or the Minecraft Wiki.

    Most people don't wake up one day and decide they're going to join a forum about a subject they're interested in, instead their interest in that subject drives them to forums related to that subject, and then the more time they spend on these forums the more likely they are to take part in discussion, and then as they take part in more discussions they return to the forum more until it becomes part of their regular internet usage.

    During the early years of Minecraft a player would come to the forum and wiki every single day out of necessity, which led to significant participation in the forum. During the early years of Minecraft, the game was constantly evolving, it was a unique game, the likes of which had never seen before at this scale: in both the way the game was played and the way the game was developed. This was a huge component in the success of this forum: this forum wasn't successful because it was a forum about a popular game, it was successful because it was about Minecraft. There are many other games that were at one point or another as popular as Minecraft, games like Grand Theft Auto, and their forums have never been nearly as popular as this forum was at peak.

    This incredible popularity of this forum was an outlier in the world of online single game communities, this forum's popularity was something that had never been seen before and will probably never be seen again. You can't compare the popularity of the forum now (relative to the popularity of Minecraft) with the popularity of the forum at peak.
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    posted a message on What's the big deal?
    Quote from TheMasterCaver»

    Regardless of whether Twitch is a contributor, there is something very wrong with these forums.


    The shrinking popularity of this forum is not caused by this forum, it's a consequence of the evolving Minecraft ecosystem. At this forum's popularity peak the way people played Minecraft differed greatly from the way that it is played now, the role websites played in the Minecraft ecosystem differed greatly too. As the game has evolved, so has the ecosystem. You can see this reflected in the traffic of this website, the Minecraft Wiki, and many other major Minecraft websites. The fall in traffic here is not unique to this forum. Furthermore, it's important to understand that discussion about Minecraft has always been a minority here, this forum was primarily driven by players looking for content and some of those people stuck around to discuss Minecraft. Fewer people here for content means fewer people here to discuss the game, and those that do stick around have less and less to talk about.

    At the peak of Minecraft's popularity amongst PC players, the game was very different: a player needed this forum and a player needed the wiki to be able to play the game. Since then the ecosystem has evolved substantially, players are not dependent on this forum or the wiki anymore.


    The way that console players exist within the wider gaming community differs from the way PC players exist within the gaming community too, check out any website focused towards console games, and even the most successful have very little in the way of forum discussion: that's just not what console players want. For example, futhead (another Curse website) is a website about the console game FIFA. The website's traffic is approaching an order of magnitude more than the traffic to this website, yet their forum is less popular than ours.

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    posted a message on Minecraft Wiki down?

    Possible. I'm not familiar with the way that Gamepedia works so I can't comment on any specifics, you'd need to reach out to the Gamepedia team.

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    posted a message on Minecraft Wiki down?

    Gamepedia have their own support team, you can find details on how to contact them here: https://help.gamepedia.com/How_to_contact_Gamepedia


    If you're unable to access that page try accessing their support portal directly: https://gamepedia.zendesk.com/hc/en-us

    Posted in: Forum Discussion & Info
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    posted a message on Unable to report spam

    Sorry for the confusion, I agree that this isn't desirable behaviour. I'll make a note regarding it, although I can't promise that it'll be changed.

    Posted in: Forum Discussion & Info
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    posted a message on What's the big deal?
    Quote from DrWeegee»

    People understandably don't want to make a second account to use a forum about something entirely unrelated to Twitch. No other forums does that.


    It can be many reasons, really.


    For some, including me, the forums have been declining in quality, and the whole Twitch thing was kind of the final breaking point, I'd imagine Twitch would want to make some changes to the forums if they're going all out with it, I really don't have any faith in those changes being good, either not really mattering or being overall terrible.


    Members of this forum previously required a Curse account, think of this as a swap from Curse accounts (which no longer exist) to Twitch accounts.

    This forum has been owned by Twitch for over a year now and they have had no say in the forum management, the only change has been this switch from Curse accounts to Twitch accounts which was a necessity as Curse accounts do not exist anymore.
    Posted in: Forum Discussion & Info
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