A lot of work has gone into building this community we've all grown to know and love but it hasn't been without its problems and issues. From time to time we're met with the unavoidable need to make a difficult decision in order to preserve the friendly, welcoming and mature environment we've carefully crafted together over the many months the Bukkit project has been around. I am one of those people who places great value on constructive criticism and freedom of speech, so it is very disheartening for me to have to make a decision that goes against those principles but sometimes these types of decisions are necessary. Lately we've been seeing an increase in the amount of unacceptable content from several of our community members, both valued & respected and general members. While I'd like for us to be open and flexible as much as we can, there will always be a line that needs to be drawn at some point and, for some people, we've reached it. It does not matter who you are or what you've contributed to the community. If you've decided to go the path of someone who provides a negative influence to the community and just wants to cause trouble, you're out. I would rather lose you and whatever contributions you may have made than let you drive our community to the ground. As I have to make these tough decisions, I know it is inevitable that some people will step up and decry our actions, call us nazis or say we're against the freedom of speech but I assure you, we are none of these things. If you'd like for the project to improve we need something tangible to work with. If you have any feedback for the project, how we do things or anything for that matter, we'd love to hear about it and will take it to heart if you communicate it in a tactful, mature and constructive manner. It took a lot of work to get to this point and we're not going to throw it all away. In response to the increase in problems we've been facing as a community, we are planning to increase our staff (perhaps have sectional moderators) and how quickly we deal with issues that come up. Until we've done this, please feel free to report any violations of our Terms of Service and we'll deal with them swiftly and fairly. Thank you for your continued support and help in building our community.