EDIT: All work has now been completed. Actual downtime was < 3 minutes.

Tomorrow at 5am UTC time we will be performing some scheduled maintenance on the forums (just boring stuff like adding more storage and ensuring everything still knows how to reboot).

Estimated impact is less than 15 minutes.

Thanks for flying Air SpigotMC,

~Spigot Team
EDIT: Upgrade has been completed 5 September 2015.

Soon™ we will be updating the forums to XenForo 1.5.

As part of this process, we will be moving from a 3rd party two factor authentication addon, to the one built into XenForo itself. As no suitable converter exists between these two formats, we will be forced to disable two factor authentication for all accounts that currently use it. In order to ensure that accounts with two factor authentication currently enabled remain secure to a high standard, we will also be mandating a password reset for these accounts.

This post serves as advanced warning, that if you currently use two factor auth, you will be unable to log in once we update, and must perform a password reset.

The date of this update is not yet fixed, however it will in all likelihood occur at 5am UTC Saturday 12th September. We are also considering the same time on Saturday 5th September. Downtime will be between 1-2 hours during which no parts of the forums will be available.

We will keep you updated as more details are finalised.
~Spigot Team
Hi everyone,

A short while ago Mojang pre-released Minecraft 1.8.8 which contains a small handful of server changes. As there are no changes which impact plugin support or server administration in any way, we have updated to this build and released it in place of 1.8.4, 1.8.5, 1.8.6 and 1.8.7. If you are currently using any of these builds, you should update at your earliest convenience.

In order to get this updated server, simply run the latest BuildTools, eg:
Code (Text):
java -jar BuildTools.jar
If you haven't used BuildTools to create a server jar yet, it is suggested you first read the 1.8 announcement and the additional BuildTools info thread.

If you have any issues, please don't hesitate to ask for support on either the IRC channel (chat tab above), or the forums. The bug tracker (on hub.spigotmc.org) is also available, however please keep entries there limited to actual, verified bugs.

Hope you enjoy,
~Spigot Team

PS: BuildTools has recently been updated to #41, if you haven't already, you should update too! https://hub.spigotmc.org/jenkins/job/BuildTools/
In the absence of any long winded discussion / recap, the following will serve as a brief discussion about our time at MINECON 2015.

As you are all no doubt aware, at the start of this month many members of the Spigot team converged from around the globe to attend MINECON 2015 in London. All in all we had @md_5 from Australia, @cindy_k & @jflory7 from America and @brajo & @Thinkofdeath from the UK itself. We were also supplemented by some community guests including @Awexdio, @Xor Boole, @aet2505 and the entire @CCGN team.

Armed with a booth, T-shirts by @SeanMe, flyers by @Nogtail, wristbands by @Saphiria, additional artwork by @Lvl_1_Gamer and a video by @Nick we took to the expo center, right near the entrance and spent the next two days selling t-shirts and handing out flyers / wristbands to thousands of exhibition goers.

We also hosted a lunch for around 60 community members, which was great to see and @md_5 was on the "Extending Minecraft Through Custom Content" panel organised by @Jadedcat, so hopefully there will be an official video of that soon. In the meanwhile, you can watch a partial snippet filmed by @jflory7.

You can find a whole heap more photos in the...
EDIT: Voting closed, we will be using @Nogtail's design.

One of the last things which we need to decide on as a community is which flyer design we will edit and get printed to give out at MINECON.

The following designs have been created by community members and selected as finalists. Once we pick a design the Spigot team will fill it with content, so please treat any text already present as filler.

Voting will close in approximately 24-48 hours from now, depending on numbers.

2013 - GargantuanCrux