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    posted a message on Can you make money from a minecraft server?
    What's a "donator"? Is it like "organ donator"?
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    posted a message on An odd situation I find myself in (In relation to donating)
    I've always suspected the best way I could reward my donors for their donation is to write them a personalized email explaining to them how much I appreciate their gesture and how it has continued to validate the time and effort I've put into <whatever I'm doing>; it seems to be working out very well thus far, when they don't have future expectations that could ultimately transform into donor-remorse (if they dont get something in return).
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    posted a message on Minecraft "Failed to bind to port!"
    Through Minecraft's existence, there must only be like 600 of these threads made for the same error.


    A new 'how-to' thread to address this and only this issue definitely needs to be created and stickied....one people will actually notice, rather than the FAQ-Solutions Collection post people are clearly not utilizing enough.
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    posted a message on java.net.BindException: Cannot assign requested adress: JVM_BIND
    Quote from Lord_Ralex

    Also, please make a new thread instead of jacking someone else's.


    I think it'd save time for everybody for a new sticky to exist for this reason. I'm certain this isnt the first time you had to convince somebody that leaving the server-ip field blank was the correct course of action.
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    posted a message on how to prevent getting a virus?
    Antivirus is
    Quote from Lord_Ralex

    Barely work..... they work better than you think. Very much better.

    Always have an antivirus program and a firewall. AVG i have not used, I use Avast personally along with Microsoft Security Essentials and I don't have any issues at all.

    Just make sure you have the usual protection and only open ports you need to and you will be fine.


    I tend to side with this security expert that posits Antivirus and anti-spyware software is quite terrible. (idea 2)

    Not only am I afforded protections by virtue of using a more solid platform (Linux), even if I were to use Windows, I greatly question the protection I'd have by having anti-virus software if there were discovered a means to arbitrarily plant executables on my server. And I certainly wouldn't want to waste endless cycles "protecting myself from 80000000000000 viruses", when there appears to be a dozen other better ways to do it less computationally expensively, more securely, and less band-aidy, such as using a VM.
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    posted a message on How many threads?
    Quote from battlekid

    Once Spout comes out, every server owner with a shred of common sense will quickly move over.


    Lol. This ^ every server owner with a shred of common sense.
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    posted a message on Minecraft_Server.jar is a zip?
    Use a better browser than IE

    or

    In IE, don't let the browser rename your .jar--that's what it is doing....so rename the .zip to .jar.
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    posted a message on 4G server with lag
    Quote from awsome skins

    Hello everyone i have a server and i allocated 4G of memory to it with this code
    @Echo off
    "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\java.exe" -Xms6G -Xmx6G -jar craftbukkit.jar
    pause
    and when i run the server i still have lag. I set the java.exe priority to realtime and my system specs are:
    Processor: Intel® Core™ i3 CPU 530- @ 2.93Ghz 2.93Ghz
    RAM: 6,00 GB
    64-bits
    Is it because i use java.exe in stead of javaw.exe?

    if anyone can help me please(and if this is in the wrong place. Please tell me to)


    Did I misread? I feel like you're actually giving it 6GB, rather than 4GB.....

    That said, never set a process to realtime. When your system stops getting starved for resources for critical processes (read as "non-Minecraft") in terms of both RAM and cpu cycles and stops using swapspace, your server will probably run better.
    Quote from ShadowX90

    The Lag can also come from your internet connection.
    Also your Cpu is not the best for hosting servers.
    You should buy a server.


    He should rent a server. Also, I've seen tremendously worse cpus work very well; 'replace your processor' is more often not a viable option.
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    posted a message on Donations On A Server?
    No. I highly recommend you do not report donation income to the IRS, because in doing so, you're opening yourself up to being called a responsible, law-abiding citizen.
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    posted a message on Server RAM allocation trouble
    Well, I certainly concede both of you are correct--IE does, indeed, handle .jar files quite wrongly. This is a behavior I have never experienced before, having avoided IE at almost all costs.

    I do not see, however, a problem with downloading a jar once seeing the problem at hand--that is, by saving it as a .jar file, it seems to work as expected: http://imgur.com/a/cr1X1

    In other words, IE clearly recognizes it as a .jar (as highlighted), but you can manually save with the extension .jar and it opens with no issue. I have also found that downloading it and appending the .jar extension also works (not simply renaming, but showing hidden file extensions first).

    This is most certainly not the expected steps required (having to deliberately enter in the extension), but it shouldn't be that much of a hurdle once the problem is recognized (so thus, IE--as bad as it is and as much as it should be abandoned) still can be used for the download.
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    posted a message on How Dangerous is using Hamachi with random people
    Quote from AmberK

    I disagree with previous posts. While it's true that the average player probably doesn't know much about exploiting you through hamachi, it doesn't take a whole lot of skill (or google searching) to find out how to do it and wreck your machine. I.e., if you **** off a kid and they google it, you could possibly be in for a load of butthurt as opposed to port forwarding.


    ^^This. Hamachi is apparently so poorly made that kiddies can google its exploits and the people behind engineering this VPN software can't figure out how to secure it.
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    posted a message on Server RAM allocation trouble
    Quote from AmberK

    It's not a .zip folder, try downloading it with something other than internet explorer.

    ...
    I get this much, but he's not going to run it as a .zip file anytime soon :mellow:


    I don't understand your reasoning then. why would downloading it with something other than Internet Explorer make it work?
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    posted a message on Server RAM allocation trouble
    Quote from AmberK

    It's not a .zip folder, try downloading it with something other than internet explorer.


    .jars are a zip file, btw; They're just not used as one.
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    posted a message on Problem with Pigmap
    Quote from Cornan

    $ /home/mike/pigmap/pigmap -B 6 -T 1 -Z 10 -i ./input -o ../../var/www/output -g ./ -h 3
    no regions detected; assuming chunk-format world
    scanning world data...
    nothing to do!  (no required tiles)


    and then it spits me back to the command line. What the heck is going on here?


    Just a guess, but Minecraft doesn't use regions anymore, so that might explain why pigmap doesn't do any work. If this is an old pre-1.2 world, though, it probably should have rendered the world based on its pre-converted content (IIRC existing mcr files are left intact and in place). Wait for pigmap to update.
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