Server Owners United Meeting Notes (+Recording)

Server Owners United 10/26/2018 Meeting Notes

Join the Server Owners United Discord here: https://discord.gg/eqX6zZB

Meeting Notes (taken by WingedChamp312):

There is a lot of silence in this recording. This is to give other people in the call to type out responses. Just be patient while waiting for more things to be said.

Time stamps match the main section in the audio recording (above) where we discussed these ideas. Some topics are covered or referred back to in other sections throughout the meeting.

Topics Covered:

  • New Rules
  • Channel Organization
  • More Useful Roles
  • Plugin Test Servers
  • New Website

-Overview-

“We rise by lifting others”

—Server Rules—

Time Stamp: Started the recording after discussing this, but is reviewed early on in the audio clip above.

  • move rules toward a more professional and respectful route. Making it PG
  • reduce swearing and make things respectful/professional for everyone. (Making sure everyone is comfortable)
  • made a rule for no blatant self promotion

—Channel Organization—

Time Stamp: 0:00

  • self promotion. How should it work?
    • went over idea for a self promotion channel that isn’t necessary a #self-promotion
    • went over a server of the week option. (Possible but could be an issue)
    • decided on a collab channel and a feedback channel
    • give feedback, don’t just request it. Asking everyone to participate.
    • going to have a pre-planned format for these channels as to prevent spam
    • discussed increased staff due to these increased rules.
    • New channels: #feedback and #collaboration
  • Channels that could be removed.
    • #server-showcase
    • Most #services (getting revamped)
  • Remove all the different services request and consolidate to two channels.
    • Splitting the #service-requests into two channels. One as Art, video, and content related and another as Server/dev/build services
      • Want to make sure we keep our server integrity by not making it available for scams.
      • making the services safe by having increased requirements for the chats.
      • Replies to services generate a private chat in the actual server as to also help prevent scams and increase personal safety/comfort for the service provider. (Also makes staff available for mediation and a record of the transaction/chat)
      • gives an increased feeling of safety
      • introduced an idea of when the private chat closes people in the chat can rate each other after the convo – this rating affects the role the users get on the server
  • New #tips channel for sharing tips, not for conversations
  • New #podcast channel for interviews

— Roles and Permissions —

Time Stamp: 38:00

  • New Roles based on rating given through the services hiring/offering chats AND invisible roles based on activity/upvotes in the chats
  • Rank would be based on trust of the person, ease to work with, and quality of work they do – Rank would be based on an average of 1 to 5 stars
  • Everyone would start with Unranked and earn stars from hiring/being hired by others
  • Rank would be based on services you give or receive.
  • Activity level (advice given, upvoted, etc….) will also be apart of the new roles system to show they are trusted and active but may not offer or ask for services.
  • Activity level role is hidden (not shown in the sidebar of Discord) but when reaching a certain level will unlock the ability to edit the user’s nickname, allowing them to add an Emoji which denotes their activity / upvotes
  • Someone who is Unranked and does not hire or get hired can still be shown as trustworthy and active (with the emojis)
  • Would have an upvote option for if people had very good advice for others
  • Would need to be done by a bot.

— Plugin Test Server —

Time Stamp: 58:20

  • Offer a server network with different versions (the ‘Big Ones’ 1.8, 1.12.2, 1.13.2+) and allow server owners to test many various plugins
  • Tech could build a separate plugin for Uperms that works alongside other plugins as a demo but would also allow managing the permissions of users of the test server which they can’t manipulate.
  • Plugins would run along side some of the most popular plugins, which makes this test server a marketing channel for them
  • Servers cost money. And eventually it would cost quite a bit for resources.
    • Monetization Options (ranked from best to worst option):
      • Possibly having build teams sponsor the server and showcase their building.
      • Possible advertisement/sponsorship from hosting networks to help with cost.
      • Possibly charging premium devs for use of the testing server
      • Possibly asking for other outside donations/ free will donations. Whatever people can afford.

— New Website | SnapshotMC.com —

Time Stamp: 1:33:30

  • Essentially a Minecraft news website plus resources for server owners
  • includes plugin reviews and release news, build teams, snapshots, official Minecraft news, podcasts, reviews, tips, FAQ, why use this vs that, editorials, etc….
  • An honest, up to date, Minecraft News, reviews, editorials, long and short form content place.
  • Plugin, mod, and schematics sales/directory
    • Plugins on the test server would also have to be in the plugin directory on the website.
    • More clear update notes
    • User Reviews of plugins would have better data gathered with a short survey of questions relating to the plugin they’re reviewing and environment they’re using it in
  • Would build a knowledge base of content which will server server owners and their staff with bite-sized content about using specific features on specific plugins
    • Develop an in-game plugin for server owners to get a GUI with all knowledge base articles related to the plugins they have installed within instant reach (no more searching the web for up to date info or asking staff to watch 45 minute long tutorial videos to find simple answers)
    • Plugin developers would be encouraged to use our website for their plugin wiki
  • Forums
  • Integration with Discord roles
  • Monetization:
    • Sponsored Ads
    • Developers could agree to a small percentage of the sale being given to the website
    • Sales of schematics would bring a small commission
    • Computer Hardware reviews and sales (start with Amazon Affiliate links, move up to dedicated hardware providers partnering with us)
    • Donations
  • The Name: SnapshotMC.com

 

Starting On THE LAB – Chapter 4 🐟 Oceanic SMP

With the cottage now finished, plenty of materials gathered, and a plan for how to try and get back home, it’s time to start taking some action. I’m finally getting to work with brawnzy on a community build near spawn, after a bit of trouble in the caves. Plus I put together the first important piece of the new Laboratory….

Haus of Stifflered Let’s Play Minecraft Series – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuO9C6BcK2c&list=PLU_lbGuiJDoi-Nl9rdUgZOU7Qe7x4XDfv

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9. Custom Spigot Plugin Development w/ TechsCode – FotS Minecraft Podcast

As Minecraft server owners, we are constantly looking for new plugins, add-ons, resource packs, and mods to make our servers unique. Today, I have the honor of interviewing a developer of some of the highest rated Minecraft plugins in the SpigotMC Resource Directory, someone who has also done custom plugin development work for me, TechsCode.

Follow TechsCode:
Discord: https://discord.gg/33UAaQU
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TechsCode
Instagram: https://instagram.com/TechsCodes
Spigot Plugins: https://www.spigotmc.org/resources/authors/techscode.29620/

Show Notes:

Here are a few of the questions I asked throughout the podcast:

4:25 – Who are you and what do you do?
11:05 – How has the Minecraft player base changed over the years?
13:16 – How difficult is it to make money selling Minecraft plugins?
15:22 – Tips and motivation for new plugin developers
19:00 – What is the most important thing you look for when building plugins?
21:00 – Making yourself available for supporting players and plugin customers with a Discord Bot.
26:15 – What tips can you give to server owners who want to hire plugin developers?
30:35 – What is the biggest mistake you’ve seen server owners make?
33:05 – Any final tips for developers or server owners?
37:40 – Is Minecraft Dying?

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Previous Guests:

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Would You Like To Be Interviewed?

If you think that you or someone you know would be a perfect fit as a guest on this Minecraft Server Owner Podcast, you should get in touch! I am always looking for more talented people to bring onto the show and share their creations, experiences, and advice with other listeners.

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Want to Support the Show?

This Podcast is possible because of the great support I receive from all of you! When you become a Patron, I'll give you a shout out during the Podcast, add your name to the list below, release content to you before anyone else, and give you plenty of other perks all listed on my Patreon page.

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The First Portal – Chapter 3 ? Haus of Stifflered

I made it through this strange Mansion, and arrived on the top floor where I found… an active portal? Let’s head through and see what’s on the other side. Maybe it’ll take us back home!!!

Haus of Stifflered Let’s Play Minecraft Series – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuO9C6BcK2c&list=PLU_lbGuiJDoi-Nl9rdUgZOU7Qe7x4XDfv

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ANSWERS: When Will Minecraft Village And Pillage Be Released?

So many questions! When is Minecraft 1.14 going to be released? What is coming in the Minecraft Holiday Update? When are the 1.14 snapshots coming? What is this 1.8 Beta Bedrock Update? When will we see the Village and Pillage Features in action? What is coming in 1.15?

Dinnerbone sent out some tweets this morning that answer those questions, and I’d like to take a moment to lay some of the confusion to rest. The Village and Pillage Update is coming to Minecraft Java 1.14 next year in one update, while Bedrock is getting Village and Pillage features rolled out over multiple updates, starting this Holiday season.

Dinnerbone’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/Dinnerbone/status/1050376246029426688

Minecon Earth 2018 Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ngx9IxZK2Vc

How to Grow Your Minecraft Server, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P93ZI2DUfnw&list=PLmcL5iurkeuRC1O6rJ9bTXDUrG2INFfg6

Time to take your double shot of Minecraft Server tips, and get that kick start to your day. Great comments on my videos will be shouted out in future Double Shot videos!

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8. What Minecon Earth 2018 Means For Server Owners w/ ArZor – Minecraft Podcast

Minecon Earth 2018 has come and gone, but not without exciting all of us about the future of Minecraft. With Pillagers and Biome Villages, Pandas and Cats, Bamboo and Taiga revamps all on the way, Minecraft Server Owners may be wondering what they can do to prepare for the next year of updates. I’m joined by ArZor of DareToSurvive.net as we tackle the biggest updates and discuss the implications for server owners going forward.

ArZor and DareToSurvive:
Discord: https://discord.gg/fMCAX6K
Server IP: daretosurvive.net
Previous Podcast Interview: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/15270524

Show Notes:

Here are a few of the questions I asked throughout the podcast:

4:30 – What was the transition to 1.13.1 like for your server?
11:01 – New Biome Villages and Villagers
19:29 – Will Pillagers be a new mechanic that griefers will use?
28:10 – What’s the use for Pandas and Bamboo?
32:46 – More Cats brings more attention-grabbing content.
34:50 – Does Minecraft Dungeons present new opportunities for server owners?
37:00 – Add-ons, APIs, and the future of Bedrock Server Ownership
52:00 – A brief look at the new Taiga revamp
56:17 – Will Inspiration Island help the Minecraft community overall?
58:27 – Easter Eggs and Final Thoughts

Ask your questions in the Server Owners United Discord server and I may feature it in a future interview! https://discord.gg/K7UUm5f

If you would like to be interviewed or know a server owner who should be interviewed, head to http://friendsoftheserver.com and send me an email.

Welcome to Café Stifflered! I create content that will help you build better Minecraft Servers, grow a strong Minecraft Community, and take all of your Minecraft Creations to the next level.

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How To Listen To The Podcast:

Previous Guests:

Here are a few of our previous guests whom I've had the pleasure of interviewing. There's a new episode released each week, though, so click one of the links above to see what other creators have been invited to the Interview Island!

Would You Like To Be Interviewed?

If you think that you or someone you know would be a perfect fit as a guest on this Minecraft Server Owner Podcast, you should get in touch! I am always looking for more talented people to bring onto the show and share their creations, experiences, and advice with other listeners.

13 + 7 =

Want to Support the Show?

This Podcast is possible because of the great support I receive from all of you! When you become a Patron, I'll give you a shout out during the Podcast, add your name to the list below, release content to you before anyone else, and give you plenty of other perks all listed on my Patreon page.

Check it out by clicking the Patreon logo below, and thank you so much!

Current Patrons:

Thank you all so very much for your support!

muscat
awregner
MooseKrazy
Cheeanne
Anthony Rossbach
TechsCode
Leah J.
WingedChamp312

The bunnie is real! – Chapter 3 ? Oceanic SMP

Sadly, the mysterious brawnzy left before I had a chance to get to know them, but while I was shopping for wool someone else stopped by to see what I was up to. Who was this exciting new visitor but bunniecrafts herself! Or so she says….

Check out the other Oceanic SMP Members!

Official SMP Discord – https://discord.gg/5zQKk5R

Kamil R. ► https://www.youtube.com/user/AgraAvoid
Bubbo2000 ► https://www.youtube.com/user/bubbo2000
Bunniecrafts ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9zVO5Mr3wXhL3mYvABcHow
TwinCodePlays ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr-_r6x7VIcKFATAivC30rw
ZachPlaysAN ► https://www.youtube.com/user/ZachPlays1000
Brawnzy ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHcLMc78uvwDdOP3CPsybqA
Grumpy Owl Gaming ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMjrMi6-0V0vF2nea_tLr2Q
KimmieTins ► https://www.youtube.com/user/KimmieTins

Haus of Stifflered Let’s Play Minecraft Series – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuO9C6BcK2c&list=PLU_lbGuiJDoi-Nl9rdUgZOU7Qe7x4XDfv

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I GIVE UP! Chapter 2 ? Oceanic SMP

I tried a few things to get back home and recreate the portal that disappeared, and nothing worked. I give up! It’s time to settle in and make a base. Especially after what Grumpy Owl had to say to me….

Check out the other Oceanic SMP Members!

Official SMP Discord – https://discord.gg/5zQKk5R

Kamil R. ► https://www.youtube.com/user/AgraAvoid
Bubbo2000 ► https://www.youtube.com/user/bubbo2000
Bunniecrafts ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9zVO5Mr3wXhL3mYvABcHow
TwinCodePlays ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr-_r6x7VIcKFATAivC30rw
ZachPlaysAN ► https://www.youtube.com/user/ZachPlays1000
Brawnzy ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHcLMc78uvwDdOP3CPsybqA
Grumpy Owl Gaming ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMjrMi6-0V0vF2nea_tLr2Q
KimmieTins ► https://www.youtube.com/user/KimmieTins

Haus of Stifflered Let’s Play Minecraft Series – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuO9C6BcK2c&list=PLU_lbGuiJDoi-Nl9rdUgZOU7Qe7x4XDfv

 

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Welcome…. Chapter 1 ? Oceanic SMP

I’m TRAPPED! I went through another portal in that new room I found in the Haus, just like I always do, and came out in what seems to be the Oceanic SMP server… but there’s something really different about what I’m seeing here. This is unlike any other portal jump I’ve made.

Check out the other Oceanic SMP Members!

Official SMP Discord – https://discord.gg/5zQKk5R

Kamil R. ► https://www.youtube.com/user/AgraAvoid
Bubbo2000 ► https://www.youtube.com/user/bubbo2000
Bunniecrafts ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9zVO5Mr3wXhL3mYvABcHow
TwinCodePlays ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr-_r6x7VIcKFATAivC30rw
ZachPlaysAN ► https://www.youtube.com/user/ZachPlays1000
Brawnzy ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHcLMc78uvwDdOP3CPsybqA
Grumpy Owl Gaming ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMjrMi6-0V0vF2nea_tLr2Q
KimmieTins ► https://www.youtube.com/user/KimmieTins

Haus of Stifflered Let’s Play Minecraft Series – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuO9C6BcK2c&list=PLU_lbGuiJDoi-Nl9rdUgZOU7Qe7x4XDfv

? Support the Channel ? https://patreon.com/stifflered

? Video Tips for Minecraft Server Owners ? https://bit.ly/CafeStifflered

—– FOLLOW ME —–

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?Twitter ? https://twitter.com/anotherguy
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The Mansion’s Rooms Are WRONG?!? – Chapter 2 ? Haus of Stifflered

Something is definitely wrong with this Minecraft Mansion I’ve found myself in. At first I thought I was just forgetting what the rooms looked like, but it’s clear that this is unlike any Woodland Mansion someone will find in a normal Minecraft world.

Haus of Stifflered Let’s Play Minecraft Series – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuO9C6BcK2c&list=PLU_lbGuiJDoi-Nl9rdUgZOU7Qe7x4XDfv

? Support the Channel ? https://patreon.com/stifflered

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Thanks to TheKeita for her help!