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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

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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.

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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.
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    posted a message on Minecraft Apple TV section

    A new Minecraft: Apple TV Edition forum has been added, you can find it at the bottom of the Minecraft: Editions category, or click here to be taken to the forum. Please let me know if you have any other feedback, thank you.

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    posted a message on Minecraft Apple TV section

    A forum for Minecraft: Apple TV Edition can certainly be added. I will update this thread once the forum has been added :) Thank you for your patience and feedback!

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    posted a message on An update to the Minecraft Forum category structure
    Quote from LordDrikon»

    By the way, since the restructuring of minecraftforum.net website where I've made topic reply posts, I have had a hard time finding my forum-topic replies through search or Google. This is a recent issue. It seems now I have to read many old topics, reply after reply until I find my replies.


    I'm sorry for the inconvenience! Can you clarify what you mean by having a hard time -- are the links to the forum returning errors, or are the results just not there? Any information you can provide would be a great help towards tracking down any issues :) Thank you!
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    posted a message on An update to the Minecraft Forum category structure

    There are currently 3 official servers, however, Microsoft plan to onboard more in future. Addons are not mods in the strictest sense but colloquially they are, and given that in the Minecraft ecosystem it has been established that game modifications are "mods" it's probable players will refer to addons as mods so any clarity we can provide will be beneficial.

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    posted a message on An update to the Minecraft Forum category structure
    Quote from Herb_»
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    Why do these sections need the suffix;
    "Mapping and Modding: Java Edition"
    "Servers: Java Edition"
    There cannot be discussion of maps, modding, or servers for the bedrock editions, so why do they need to be qualified?
    [/indent]
    There are servers on Minecraft (Bedrock). There are maps ("worlds") and mods ("addons") on Minecraft (Bedrock). For the sake of clarity and consistency across the forum, the edition for each category has been (or will be) qualified.
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    posted a message on Can't edit a reply

    I am unable to reproduce this. After you submit a reply the post is loaded in dynamically, meaning if you have permission to edit then the link should be there. I am unsure why you would not see the edit link. Please submit a reply and provide a screenshot of how it appears before you reload the page, as this will allow me to investigate further. Thank you.

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    posted a message on Unable to "report"

    Please open the browser console and check if there are any errors there when you submit the form, it's possible there is an issue blocking submission of the form.

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    posted a message on Searching my posts

    The forum search isn't great, unfortunately. The best way to search the forum is via google, use "site:minecraftforum.net" followed by your search terms, e.g: "site:minecraftforum.net Herb_".

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