Over the last two weeks, the Bukkit community has experienced some of the most substantial changes to the project since its inception. Multiple members of the staff, for various reasons, have chosen to resign. These staff are listed below, with links to their goodbye posts. Users on multiple teams are placed into just one by preference.
The Bukkit Administrators lukegb
EvilSeph - Honorable mention: Removed without chance to say goodbye mbaxter TnT
Disclaimer: It took me many hours to write this message, the least you can do is take a few moments to read this.
Any tl;dr's will be dealt with accordingly.
Hi there, you might not know me but I am feildmaster.
Who am I you ask? I was the lead developer for Bukkit for the past 2 years. I've been a part of Bukkit for a good 3 years, and loved the community and wanted to give more to it. I was approached by EvilSeph to develop on Bukkit when the previous developers were hired by Mojang. I was thrilled by the opportunity as it meant I could directly improve Bukkit and give back to the community. As I continued development, I realized that this job was very under appreciated. But I didn't mind, I loved the project and I loved the general community. I also loved the people that were involved with this amazing project. These people grew to be my friends, I even had the pleasure to meet one of them in person (though I would love to have met everyone,...
I guess many people reading this probably have no idea who I am. That’s OK. I haven’t really been a big part of the community. I’ve spent a few sleepless nights over it, but nothing like the monumental amount of effort the BukkitDev and forums staff who are posting around me have put in.
I first got involved with the Bukkit team right at its very inception, as the sysadmin (the role I inhabited to date). I configured and maintained the forums and various other backend services as they came and went, writing bespoke modifications and plugins where needed to provide the experience that the admins wanted. I watched as Dinnerbone, EvilSeph, Tahg, Grum and co set off on the four year voyage that has brought us here today. I saw Curse taking custodianship of the hosting of the forums. I observed the drama; the sleepless nights; the team of developers, moderators and BukkitDev staff as they came and went. Throughout it all, I stuck around and tried to keep to my job.