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Hello ModDB readers. This will be our last "official" news post. The profile will not be updated from here-on-out by admins

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Hello ModDB readers.

Let me get this out of the way. This will be our last "official" news post. The profile will not be updated from here-on-out.

I have become increasingly stressed by University, real life and other various stresses. it has come to the point that I have decided to step down from ModDB, and open article submission to the community.

I have run this page for nearly 3 years, and in that time, we have kept Minecraft in the top 10 (usually #1!), we have kept the page updated to the very second, and have even won the IndieDB awards, which got Cake into the game.
So, please know that I have not taken this decision lightly. I have been unsure if I should stop this page for many months.

I "hired" Warner to, in time, potentially take my place. Unfortunately, he too has university, which I of all people understand. So, there will be no more official news.

I have notified Mojang, and they have acknowledged this change, and hope the community can keep the page up to date, as do I.

I will be remaining in the Mojang group, so I am able to handle any extreme issues that you guys have. If you have any issues in future, be it massive spam attacks, a large comment war or phishing, I will happily sweep in and delete the appropriate comments or content. but I will no longer be updating the page.

I hope you all enjoy Minecraft as we have. Especially the cake, which you all made a reality.

--Kizzycocoa

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BluishGreenPro
BluishGreenPro

Oh the terrible affliction that is University... well I hope it brings you to bigger and better things!

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa

Thank you very much!!

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AdamantConsternation
AdamantConsternation

So long, and thanks for all the free cake!

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Urdnot.Grunt
Urdnot.Grunt

dont panic

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AFellowStalker
AFellowStalker

Could always find some one without university, Minecraft is mostly a younger playerbase.

Regardless, good luck in your journeys, and make sure not to stray at night!

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa

I have tried. Warner was my attempt, far back when I asked. He was nearly the only one to come forward.

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AFellowStalker
AFellowStalker

If you are really that desperate, I could try to. If you want.

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa

The page will be open to users, so you could continue there. other than that, this post takes a lot of effort. ModDB news posts have particular formats and layouts, sourcing, comment moderating, checking the Mojang twitter feeds for any new image snapshots etc. etc.

It is quite the task! not something to be taken lightly. unless someone has a lot of time and dediction to Minecraft, they'll easily get bogged down.

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AFellowStalker
AFellowStalker

I have both, but it's up to you. Good luck and all.

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa

tbh, I don't think I'd /want/ to pass on this burden. I tried, but the last guy, eager to take it on, got bogged gown fairly quickly. and that's someone who put themselves up to do it eagerly!

still, thank you very much! if you want, you can update the news when I lift the posting restrictions on the 6th. that'd help immensely

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AFellowStalker
AFellowStalker

I will do what I can.

So the page will go without monitoring for now?

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa

yes, and no.

you will have the karma system to hide horrible/spam comments, and you can report any unrelated articles/downloads.

you can also comment on them, saying they're spam/unrelated, and urging others to report it.

with that, I hope the community can self-moderate effectively. I should probably post some of these tops as a "news post" somewhere, and then leave a big link on the front page, probably below the community section.

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AFellowStalker
AFellowStalker

Righto, hopefully some time you can choose a new admin or something, if it gets bad.

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa

If someone on here consistently contributes the Mojang news updates in the coming weeks/months, I will be inclined to offer it to them probably.

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ArkaZeen
ArkaZeen

Thanks for the game, good luck with your studies!

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AFellowStalker
AFellowStalker

What game?

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa

yeah, like he said, I didn't make Minecraft. I only oversaw the cake campaign for it.

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa

oh, but thanks for the luck though! :P

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BlackDanaraki
BlackDanaraki

So long Kizzy! See the new articles in my new always brightened my day when i got on here :3 good luck with university

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa

thank you! glad I made your days better :)

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GhOsT11
GhOsT11

Good luck in University dude! Hope you come back to us

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa

unlikely. Minecraft itself has lost it's charm for me. no modding support. even from when this page was made to now, there were mods. yet, there is still no modding support.

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Stuart98
Stuart98

Good luck. I think that we'll keep the page updated well. You needn't worry about that.

Got the reference BTW.

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa

good to hear. thanks! :)

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Mexicouger
Mexicouger

Thank you very much for your contribution to moddb for the passing years! Your the reason I kept updated with moddb. Good luck with your life!

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa

glad I could help you enjoy ModDB. :) thanks!

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timstro59
timstro59

good luck at the University.

I wish you many lucky diamonds.

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa

thank you very much! ^^

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Piemanlives
Piemanlives

Hey Kizzy, you served the community well, you really have, you deserve this man, so good luck out there.

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa

thanks a lot! ^^

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Prettyboy326
Prettyboy326

best of luck mate, well done and thanks for the time you spent keeping us informed.

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa

thanks a lot! and no problem. I just wish I had the energy and interest to do it forever. but, it was bound to run out eventually.
still, thanks! ^^

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sanderth
sanderth

Thanks for keeping this page updated for so long Kizzy (If that's how I may call you)! Sad to hear you don't have much time anymore... Good luck with your university!

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa

everyone calls me kizzy. I think it's nice in a way. keeps his memory alive. still, no problem! thank you! =)

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Stuart98
Stuart98

BTW, you haven't unlocked the page so that we can post news yet.

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa

that's happening on the 6th, a week from this news post's launch.

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BlazeHedgehog
BlazeHedgehog

Shame to see you go. This was how I kept up with Minecraft.

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa

sorry! though I did source everything from Mojang's youtube, twitter and blog. you can always check there! :)

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PSP-H4CKERxX
PSP-H4CKERxX

:( good luck and thx

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa

thanks!

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Jeffman12
Jeffman12

Are you at least going to appoint some moderators to cut down on the quantity of spam that will likely arise?

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Jeffman12
Jeffman12

I mean the increase in it, not any massive spam attack.

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa

If someone comes forward/posts lots of official Mojang posts, I will allow them to take control, if they'd like.

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Jeffman12
Jeffman12

Cool, sounds good.

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ordernoise
ordernoise

So sad that it has come to this,
la la la la de de de da de da,
So long, so long, so long, so long, so long,
so long, so long, so long...
so long and thanks for all the cake...

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