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New server list for Tekkit users

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I have been busy the past few days creating a new website to list and manage Tekkit servers, with voting, pinging, banners, tracking and lots more. It's still in early BETA stages and there are many, many more features I want to add (such as version tracking, mod tracking and tags) but for now we have a start. Once we have some servers in the list I can adjust the server balancing and see what exactly you guys want implemented on there. Server stats are updated every 5 minutes at the moment but this may increase or decrease when I figure out the load capacity.

You can register by just entering your server's IP at: http://tekkitserverlist.com/server/new (DNS may still be propagating so use http://176.58.106.112/server/new temporarily if you have any issues)

Thanks and I really hope you all like it! I really enjoyed making it. The actual server list is at: http://tekkitserverlist.com

(This got recycled from the server list, I hope it's allowed here)

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i'll be the first to comment, and say, this website has a very nice slender feel to it. i have no problem seeing this website develop to great things in the future. Great job!

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Thanks Aidan, really appreciate the feedback.

I've been chatting with a couple of Tekkit sever admins today and the thing they want most is Votifier integration so I'll have that done before tomorrow hopefully!

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This is really good - i like what you have done with the site and how easy it is to get a server onto it in seconds.

I will be using this once my server goes public :)

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Added my server to the list! Thank you sir! =D

Most MC server listing websites let you add a longer description, like a whole page for listing plugins, rules, etc. It would be cool if you added that. =)

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Thanks for the feedback.

Plugins, description formatting and rules; great I'll add those to my to-do.

I'm currently working on integrating Votifier so players can be rewarded for voting. After that I'll finish the sitemap generation stuff and the version selector and then I'll start with a facelift and integrating the above suggestions. Shouldn't be long and keep the ideas coming. :)

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Had some spammers (idiots) earlier so I have had to put Votifier on hold until tomorrow or Sunday as I had to spend the time writing an inactivity system to hide and delete inactive servers.

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You should know Technic is never going to officially support any sort of server list like this. They have ALWAYS* turned into shitty popularity contests or even pay-me-cash-I'll-list-your-server-higher-up. These sort of places never turn out well, and I've seen a lot of them. It's my personal experience, anyway.

*Not saying that MrHedgehog is doing or would do that, but its dangerous to place server rankings in control of a single entity, and without recourse or open dialog about it.

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You should know Technic is never going to officially support any sort of server list like this. They have ALWAYS* turned into shitty popularity contests or even pay-me-cash-I'll-list-your-server-higher-up. These sort of places never turn out well, and I've seen a lot of them. It's my personal experience, anyway.

*Not saying that MrHedgehog is doing or would do that, but its dangerous to place server rankings in control of a single entity, and without recourse or open dialog about it.

I have to agree here. No offense to the OP, we don't know him personally and can't speak to his character. A general warning to server owners though that you are giving a certain amount of control to a single person you don't know. People "bidding" for the top spots on server rankings is a fairly common thing. Just be aware.

Edit: That being said, we we aren't going to do anything about it. MrHedgehog, you may very likely be just a stand up person who wants to provide tools the help the community and that's just dandy. I would however, like to request that you place "Unofficial" on your sites banner please, since you are including the word "Tekkit" in your sites title.

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Yeah Votifier is my top priority at the moment and I'm mostly done with it.

Thanks for the comments KakerMix and Cheap Shot and I understand your concerns.

I'll be honest and say I do plan on adding some generic adverts to this eventually (like this forum) but I'm not doing this for the money so it's not a priority. I'll try and get the "unofficial" text into the banner for the next release but otherwise I promise to add it very soon.

What I don't think is fair about your comment was warning people that they are giving me control? I'm not preventing any servers from being added to competing list sites or claiming any ownership over the data. In fact, I've built it so that there is no requirement for any personal data, whatsoever. All that is required is a server name so I can ping for the current status of the server and a password (which has industry standard hashing) to allow their server details to be modified by only the server owner. Personally I have never met any of you and yet your forum requires a confirmed email and password and your Tekkit launcher requires my actual Minecraft username and password, which is much more than I ask for, yet you don't hear me warning people against your service. I'm also not interested in making a "bidding war" list as standard adverts should be easily sufficient to let the site pay for itself assuming I reach a good number of users.

If you're worried about the direction this site will take then I am open to discussion with you as to what we can do to better work in unison. In fact, I encourage it! Together maybe we can make a server list that beats the competition out of the water and that's fairer to players.

The reason I made the site was to help players find a fun server that matches the player's play style, as it was something I struggled with when I first started. Currently the site is basic and groups all servers in one master list but I intend to have tag searches soon which will make the system essentially have sub-lists showing only servers that are relevant to the player.

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What I don't think is fair about your comment was warning people that they are giving me control? I'm not preventing any servers from being added to competing list sites or claiming any ownership over the data. In fact, I've built it so that there is no requirement for any personal data, whatsoever. All that is required is a server name so I can ping for the current status of the server and a password (which has industry standard hashing) to allow their server details to be modified by only the server owner. Personally I have never met any of you and yet your forum requires a confirmed email and password and your Tekkit launcher requires my actual Minecraft username and password, which is much more than I ask for, yet you don't hear me warning people against your service.

Like I said, it wasn't a dig at you, but trying to compare a server list that is owned by a single person vs. a free-to-join forum that requires a 'confirmed' email is a little odd. Every forum I've ever joined requires a 'confirmed' email account, this isn't new or something we chose to do, it's just how it happens to be when you run a forum. As far as the Technic Launcher, that also doesn't count since its open source. Anyone that looks at it will tell you that it does nothing besides hand off that information to Minecraft's authentication servers. Go check it yourself, it's wide open.

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Guest Ysharma

I can't enter my servers name, its mcTEKkit.no-ip.org Is it expecting an actual ip?

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@Jasonsj10: Yeah I intend on expanding the description format shortly.

@KakerMix: My point was just to say that I collect less personal information than even you guys. I'm not out to harm the community, I am out to enjoy working on a project I have been wanting to do for a long time. Fair enough on the Launcher, I was unaware it was open source! If you think something I do on the site is going to potentially cause harm to the userbase, please let me know and I'll be happy to discuss a solution.

@Ysharma: Ah, yes, this seems like a bug. You can enter the address all lowercase (mctekkit.no-ip.org) for now and I'll automatically lower the hostname for the next release.

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@Ysharma: Your bug is now fixed.

Description formatting went on hold again today due to more idiots spamming the site so I had to add some new features to lock down the "creation" form a bit instead.

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