Today marks what could possibly be the largest protest across the internet to date. Many people have banded together to show their dislike and support against the SOPA and PIPA legislation and other bills like it.
I think I can speak for the team that we strongly disagree with such archaic limitations of our freedoms. So why aren't we protesting or blacking out bukkit.org?
Simple. We feel that we'd be preaching to the choir. Our community is filled with technically informed individuals who have probably already heard of the crisis a hundred times over. A small site like ours going black would achieve little other than causing an inconvenience for everyone. Larger sites like Google, Wikipedia and the like are already sending the message out there loud and clear and are the ones who can really make a difference.
For those of you who frequent our IRC channels and use the XChat-WDK (not sure if regular XChat or other variants are affected) or Pidgin client, the IRC network we're using was recently hit by individuals who have found a way to crash your clients. If you find that your client keeps crashing when starting up or connecting to our channels, update your client to the latest version.
If updating XChat-WDK doesn't work, try the following:
Delete %APPDATA%\X-Chat 2\scrollback
As mentioned in our previous announcement we had planned to take the forums down for an update to the XenForo forum software. We have now completed this update and are back in operation.
We've attempted to make this as smooth a transition as possible by removing any issues caused by the update, however if you do notice anything wrong with the site please submit a ticket for it on our bug tracker.
Thank you again for your patience and understanding.