Currently, plugins are allowed to use updater services which lock the startup process due to waiting for server responses from BukkitDev. I feel that this is a problem for servers, and the guidelines/restrictions for allowing plugins to use the updater service should include the stipulation that the updater service should be run Asynchronously. This prevents server owners from freaking out when/if there is a service interruption to DBO, or for some reason their server has blocked the HTTP request. Without this it can be a pain to update all of the plugin configurations that do have autoupdating just to get the server to stop from locking up at startup. Once the service interruption has been corrected it creates a lot of work to just have to go back through and re-enabled the autoupdate feature in the future if it was desired.