It's been more than 30 years since the author and the forum topic. And now, as then, a beast approaches. Patient and confident, savoring the meal to come. But this beast is made of letters and numbers... ...words and titles. An army of hyperlinks, vast beyond imagining, ready to devour the tiny community. Ready to snuff out the world's one hope for reason and justice. A beast approaches... ...and it was the Minecraft forum itself which provoked it.
My question is when you do a Forum post. to make my own forum topic. Do i use HTML code to make the heading and topic and tabbed links like your post has?
I think it's BBCode, but if you want to see specifically what I did, you just hit quote on my reply and flick the light switch button on the upper left of the posting text box to turn on editing mode or something like that, which will let you see the actual code behind the format.
Unfortunately, No. The format of the code for the link is the exact same as all the previous ones. I'm fairly certain that the thread reached some link critical mass and can't handle any more. Some day the next time my interest is revived in minecraft I think I'll try to prune the list of stuff to get it more under control. I wish the forum would just not bug out like that...
If you want to get at those URL's, the only way is to try to reply to the thread by quoting the main post, which will allow you to see the naked URL inside the BBCode.
I think this is a great list. But I think either a new one be made, or have this one seriously filtered. A lot of things on here are pretty outdated or have been reinvented with way better designs.
I completely agree, however I don't really have to time to edit it personally like I once did. I don't follow minecraft very much anymore, don't read the forums really, and just don't know what is really outdated and what is just old. Some things will always be cool, like the architecture stuff.
I don't want this thread to become a relic of the forums, as it's over a year old now and I'm rather proud that I have committed to give it some degree of maintenance the whole period. I have decided to let the community edit it, and I'll just be the caretaker. Since no one ever posts suggestions or anything, then it slowly becomes more and more useless. It makes me sad, but I don't feel like dumping hours of whatever time I can give into a community that can't even be bothered to make a "I found this really cool thread >here<" post="" once="" a="" month="" let="" alone="" ever,="" but="" can="" do="" a="" "wow="" these="" links="" are="" old"="" or="" "someone="" should="" edit="" this"="" post="" and="" then="" look="" around="" expectantly="" for="" someone="" to="" do="" the="" work.="" i="" didn't="" mind="" doing="" it="" when="" i="" actively="" played,="" as="" it's="" really="" little="" more="" than="" a="" bookmark="" list="" with="" some="" formatting,="" but="" i'm="" not="" willing="" to="" donate="" time="" to="" a="" group="" of="" people="" too="" lazy="" to="" help="">">
Either people don't care to have a thread like this, or they're lazy, but since there's 19 pages of mostly "wow this is cool" going on, I'm leaning toward simply lazy. The decayed state of this thread is a result of...
Bottom half of the post seems a bit mucked up (May just be may to be honest).
Massive credit to you for spending time on this, cheers!
Yeah, I'm aware. It got messed up after a forum update, and I suspect it's probably a forum limit to the number of links in a post or the amount of allowed BBCode because everything is formatted exactly the same as previous links in the post that work properly. I posted to get help from moderators and got no response at all, so yeah...
Yeah, that is pretty awesome. Couple problems, it's unverified, and it's a game-breaking bug. Now, free diamond duplicators are undoubtedly cool, but it would probably be patched quickly as it hurts multiplayer. Thanks for the suggestion, please keep suggesting more!
Simple minecart terminus
Very simple minecart station terminus, store one minecart on a loop, bring it out with a button, and launch or store it with another button. You have to shove the cart about a little to get it to go in the right direction if you bring it out and want to store it back, or arrive at the station and want to go back.
This is actually a pretty good intro video to minecarts. Couple problems here too, firstly being that the minecart is on a perpetual loop, in motion, until called. Back in the olden days when that was how activated boosters worked, minecart momentum values would cap out and just freeze the cart in place, breaking the system. It's far easier to have it go to a power rail against a wall, which when activated pushes it back to the player, plus being cheaper to build. Secondly, it's too basic to go on here, unfortunately. I'm not above linking tutorial type links, even basic ones, but you would have to make up for lack of awesome content with awesome presentation or being extremely informative. Thanks though, and keep posting suggestions!
I'm also aware that a lot of links on the first post are not accepting the BBCode since this forum maintenance, and since it's exactly the same format as the working links and there's not a mistake at the beginning of the broken links to screw up the nesting, then I'm going to assume it's their fault for now. Or, there's just a limit on the links in a post on this new format, whatever. I'll work on it later.
Yeah, a lot of the older links suffered during a forum migration a long time ago and left posts linking some youtube videos with just the youtube tag (in this case: TbkxvXEYsLA) that you can still find if you plug it into http:// . I should probably screen some of the older stuff because that's simply not that cool anymore since it's brain dead easy with pistons, but that is how we had to do it in the old days.
It's been awhile, and just over a full year since I had started this thread. I remember cradling this thing and bumping it constantly and slowly growing the repertoire from odds and ends until some people thought anything worth reading on the forums popped up here, which made me very very happy. I've been reading the trash that has accumulated here from advertisers and the comments of some few people saying that there's a lot of dead links and outdated info, which there is. Well, good news. I've decided to put some time into this again.
This time, however, I'd like it to be more of a community project.
When I originally did this thread, I would literally read pages and pages of threads and scoured hundreds, probably thousands, of thread titles trying to separate the wheat from the chaff. I did a pretty good job, considering a lot of it was a one-man show. This time, I want people to come and actually post good thread links. Please. Help me help the community.
Some other things I've been playing with is the idea of giving out awards to threads based on excellence, popularity, and awesomeness. We could maybe even get volunteers to create banners to thread authors of note as a little reward for and encouragement for being excellent role models of the community. I was thinking of monthly or weekly awards where people nominate threads that have "made it" to the list during the week/month and then a poll is taken to determine winners. I think it would be fun, or at least my mental image of it is.
Thread O' Links is not necessarily about being a forum wiki or a repository of good information so much as it is about highlighting what makes players and forum-goers of Minecraft excited to create their own masterpiece. It is easy to look at forums like these with all their crap threads and get discouraged, but I think that this thread, in a small way, helps people cut through the crap to see the diamonds in the rough.
If you would like to help me:
Post about any links from the list which have become outdated, useless, or outclassed.
Point out any broken links.
Post threads you enjoyed reading and consider at least worthy of consideration.
Become active in the thread's growth.
I have not followed the game, so I do not know what has been broken or patched, so the only way it gets fixed is if it's told to me.
If this thread has ever helped you find something or has inspired you, then pay it back by paying it forward. Find a link, whether to thread, video, picture, or blog post, that has helped you and share it with others
I know this creeper-statue building thread is really old and all, but like most building threads, it doesn't matter! I learned how to build awesome giant creepers with this, and I think others would find it useful as well.