Effective today official Bukkit IRC channels will be managed by our moderation team as extensions of the site communities.
The rules for the IRC channels will soon be unified with the forum rules. Any IRC specific things will be worked into the forum rules page. This is being done to further simplify the rules and prevent unneeded duplication.
I know we've previously announced that we were not moderating the IRC channels. That was due to lack of permissions to do so. That situation has changed.
Edit: The maintenance is over. Please report any bugs here.
Tomorrow on 12/9/2014 at 10:30 A.M. CST (4:30 P.M. GMT) the Bukkit forums will enter a maintenance period. This period is expected to last about one hour while we update the forums software to its latest version. CurseForge/BukkitDev will stay online during this maintenance period. Once the forums come back the BukkitDev linker will be partially missing, this will be fixed as soon as possible after the forum update goes live and we are able to find any issues that may arise from the update. After the forums update is finished we will create a thread to allow users to report any issues they may find with the update so that we can correct them.
We have also explained how the warning system works, and why certain things are and are not allowed.
This thread is locked because these rules are not up for debate. The only "major" change is we have clarified that mediafire and adfly are not allowed and why they are not. There is 1 new rule regarding drama/politics. The rest is just new clarifications/explanations and condensing.
Updated answers from private messages:
1. Yes Zeldo missed the word "major" in his post. No re-wording/compacting and clarifying is not "major" changes.
2. The Skype/off thread communication rule was there previously, it was just buried. We clarified it.
3. None of the rules have been removed,. Just rearranged to be more...
The CurseForge Team gets a lot of satisfaction from improving our service to mod developers and players. Over the course of the last few months the team has been revamped and schedules shifted to ensure someone on the team is available 24/7. While the team plans to continue to keep this schedule in place, we are fast approaching the holiday season. Here in the states it starts Thurs, Nov 27th with the roasting of a turkey, overeating and spending time with family (whether we want to or not). On the 27th, approval times for files will be partially determined by how annoying our family members are. The faster they are approved, the more likely we are hiding from crazy Aunt Edith or our mother's "When do I get grandchildren" line of questioning. Should our family time be nice, files may take longer than the average to process and approve. On the following day Nov 28th file process times may also be delayed depending how long the food comas last. Dec 2-6...