The Meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything.
I've made several threads in the mods sections asking for help with the "1.8" tag, and not one of them have gotten a response. While 1.9 (even 1.7.10 I think) threads asking for help get replies in the first few minutes. Do people despise 1.8 or something?
From what I can tell and remember, 1.8 is not fondly remembered by most, especially in the modding community. If I remember the forums correctly at the time, a lot weren't going to make a 1.8 version of their mods because of a large change in how Minecraft was coded, and by the time they'd get it figured out, the next update would come around, so why not just code their mod for later versions?
I'd say keep trying to find help. SOMEONE out there has to be able to help you.
"...and so, he left the building. But before, he pinned a sheet of paper on the wall, written in a nearly undecipherable way of writing, down there: using 26 glyphs of a long lost language. Hopefully, it was translated below in the Seven Languages of the Union, allowing anyone here to understand the desires of that strange person, which came looking for people to go on a strange expedition. It was nearly a joke. But, he was looking serious and determined to accomplish his mission, which is, finding humanity... "