It’s been a week and a half since we have opened the Spigot project up to donations and we must say, the support we have seen from our community and supporters has been astonishing. During these past two weeks we have also added some new features to Spigot and BungeeCord. One of the major features in Spigot is support for the latest snapshots, however this has been temporarily disabled until the next snapshot due to Mojang accidentally introducing an authentication exploit. Work was also started on native cipher support for BungeeCord, and we should be seeing that code being introduced soon. As well the final designs for Spigot T-shirts are currently being reviewed, and we will be opening to orders soon. We anticipate each shirt will cost about $10, with about $5 extra for US postage, and $10 extra for anywhere else in the world. We will keep you posted once we have decided on the design and pricing.

Donations have been going great, and we thank everyone who has contributed money so far, however we are still only just over halfway towards our Minecon funding goal, meaning we still need nearly $1000 to reach our goal and almost all the donations we have received so far were in the first few days. As mentioned in the original post we were working towards forum ranks to recognise the contributions of individuals to the project. To this effect I am pleased to announce the following major donation ranks, and those who have received each of them.

Patron - $500
Benefactor - $250
Supporter - $100
Everyone who donates enough to total one of the above ranks, will receive a shiny forum badge similar to what us staff and developers already wear, to show...
Although this post is going to be as brief as I can make it, it is quite possibly the most important announcement which I have ever made on these forums, so please bear with me as I explain. Today I am proud to announce two things: Spigot, along with Intreppid, will be present with its very own booth at Minecon; and that as of right now, SpigotMC is open to donations. Both of these initiatives have been in planning for months now, thus it is great to finally follow through on them.

The decision to attend Minecon was primarily sparked due to the great interest present in this thread, as well as the support from the community. It hasn’t been easy, but after first contacting Mojang over two months ago, we now have been approved to purchase a booth at the convention. Unfortunately, due to various reasons, I myself will not be attending Minecon, however we will have two of our awesome staff in attendance (andrewkm & LiLChris), as well as Bryant and another staff member from Intreppid. We have yet to finalise what we will be doing and presenting at our respective booths, however two things are for certain: There will be a lot of limited edition Spigot swag from us, and plenty of opportunity to catch up with server owners around the world, united by Spigot.

The decision to accept donations has not been one which we have made lightly, however it has been done out of necessity for a couple main reasons. Since its inception, the Spigot project has been run out of my own as well as other’s spare time, and donations were not generally accepted as we had almost everything we needed sponsored for us, while other resources were run out of our own pockets - and after all your money was probably best spent elsewhere. Obviously this, although good, is not a sustainable approach, especially as we continue to grow at this rapid pace and need to invest in projects...
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Many of you have suggested that you would like to see more front page announcements of what is happening both in front and behind the scenes of the community, so lets make a start! I have three items on the agenda for today, resource categories, spam and scheduled maintenance.

Last news post, we announced the addition of several new categories to the forums, and its been great to see them getting used frequently, reducing clutter on other parts of the forums. At the suggestion of brajo (see here), we have implemented a variety of new resource categories to supplement the existing three, Bukkit, Bungee - Bukkit and Bungee - Proxy. These categories are as follows:

Bukkit
  • Chat
  • Tools and Utilities
  • Misc
  • Fun
  • World Management
Bungee - Bukkit
  • Transportation
  • Chat
  • Tools and Utilities
  • Misc
Bungee - Proxy
  • Transportation
  • Chat
  • Tools and Utilities
  • Misc
  • Libraries / APIs
These categories are by no means exhaustive, however we feel them to cover a good majority of the resources currently available for download, as such we now encourage all developers to update and re-categorise their resources accordingly to make it even easier for server owners to find and download cool new plugins. If you are a developer and feel that there is an important category missing from this list, please drop me a line below and I will endeavour to add it.

Some of you may of noticed, some of you may of not, but recently there has been a massive influx of “kitchen spam” polluting our forums. The reason for this spam is understandable, we are now #1 on google for the term “spigot”, which if you weren’t aware is synonymous with “tap”, hence why these spammers are so eager to get our business! We have been...
Long time no see, hope most of you are enjoying the last little bit of your summer holidays!
As you may have noticed a few changes have been going around on the forums recently and we’d like your help implementing some of them.

Firstly, mail is no longer sent from the web server itself, and instead comes from the more robust Amazon SES infrastructure. This should ensure higher delivery rates meaning no more lost mail, especially for Windows Live / Outlook / Hotmail users. Secondly, we have implemented two new forums. These forums are “Spigot Help”, and “Plugin Help”. In the past we didn’t really have a place for users to come and get specific help on a plugin they are currently configuring, or information on a specific aspect of Spigot, thus this lead to cluttering of the Plugin, Server and Community Management sections, which has now been renamed to just Server and Community Management.

In order to supplement these new subforums, and to encourage discussion of all kinds within our community website, I now ask you to reply below with any relevant subforums that you would like to see added.

And finally, some of you have asked when we will be updating to XenForo 1.2, and I can assure you that we would like to do this as soon as possible, however at this point in time we are still waiting for our Flexile forum theme to update.

Thanks as always, and enjoy the new school year!
~Spigot Team
EDIT: The repo's have been moved, please access them at their new locations

As part of our previously announced plans to consolidate all SpigotMC projects into one GitHub account, the following projects will be moved to https://github.com/SpigotMC/ later today.
Thankfully GitHub now provides full redirection from the old links to the new links, however these redirects may not be around forever, so I advise you all to please update any git remotes, and edit any posts / threads to include the new locations as you see fit - if you see links to the old locations, please file a report and our staff will edit accordingly.

Thanks for your cooperation
~Spigot Team