Hello all, welcome to my ted talk, I have created this thread to discuss the ongoing situation regarding developers, PayPal and spigots "rules". This is my first time creating a post on the forums and may aswell be my last but I feel as if this is a good time to create a post. I would, first of all, like to mention I'm not a developer and these changes do not affect me directly, I am making this post because I see developers such as GC and Ome_r being dismissed and mistreated by the staff on spigot despite the traffic these developers bring to this site, here are some stats: - @GC (Known for AdvancedEnchantments), Has had over 3,800 downloads on his premium plugins - @Ome_R (Known for SuperiorSkyblock2 & WildStacker), Has had over 5,100 downloads on his premium plugins - @vk2gpz (Known for TokenEnchant), Has had over 10,000+ downloads on his premium plugins/addons I would also like to include a list of some developers that have had their PayPal banned: (ill get into this) - A developer from Songoda (Has made a very large repository of plugins including EpicBosses, EpicSpawners + more) - @deret123 (Stratos World Generator developer) - @PM2. (AdvancedMonthlyCrates developer) - @OpenSource (PlayerServers developer) - @Maxlego08 (xKoth, zShop & more developer) - Please let me know any others! Regarding the PayPal bans, I have had 2 sources tell me the same story about @md_5 saying the PayPal bans were a "hoax" which is a complete lie. Paypal has stated over the phone they no longer allow selling of game modifications and Minecraft plugins fall directly into this category. I would also like to mention the fact that md_5 has said they will not be adding another payment method to the site disregarding the fact that it would solve all of these issues. These lists include some of the largest developers on the platform, some of who have already decided to leave as they were being pushed away and it's about time something is done about this. At the end of the day, the developers are what make spigotmc popular and they should be treated with some sort of respect. 3 major plugins on the site in the last 2 days have been moved to the InactiveResourcee section because the users were forced to spend their time and resources making websites that link directly to spigotmc to give users access after their PayPal were banned. After speaking to both developers directly, there is a total of 0 rules that specifically state that these developers are not allowed to do this. After all, the spigot administration team is reluctant to give them an alternative so there's not much else they could have done. In conclusion, I feel as if any developers that have had their resources removed should have them returned and another payment method (could be stripe, molly, Xsolla or any others) should be added as an option due to the PayPal updates. I know its cringe but here's a change.org and their discord links to show some support for the developers: https://www.change.org/SpigotMCDevs http://bg-software.com/discord - SuperiorPlugins https://discord.gg/GzdQdMw - AdvancedPlugins https://discord.com/invite/js6fTCt - Stratos https://discord.gg/eQPZpuC - xSeries https://invite.gg/arcadiaxyz - PlayerServers Another thread from around 2 years ago by @BrettPlayMC where more payment methods were suggested: https://www.spigotmc.org/threads/its-time-to-add-more-payment-options.361908/ **SIDENOTE** This thread includes information related to the paypal bans but the goal is to resolve the issue with developers plugins being moved to inactive resource and hopefully getting a new payment method implemented so we can avoid issues like this in the future. My discord is Ewan#9655 because like 2 of you asked for it.