Curse Author Rewards, earn rewards for developing cool plugins!

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    Since August of 2011 Curse has been integral with helping our project and community out with hosting and resources. We chose Curse to help us in providing a much needed service, BukkitDev, primarily because they have a proven track-record with their success in hosting WoW add-ons. It is thanks to them that we can offer a complete project management suite for all manner of plugins, mods, worlds, and texture packs, entirely for free.

    Along with providing free hosting for the WoW add-on community, Curse has developed a cool "rewards" program that provides developers of popular plugins with the opportunity of earning rewards for their hard work with some add-ons being popular enough for the developers to earn a living off of them. To date, Curse has given back more than 1 million dollars of ad revenue and Curse Premium income to WoW authors. Luckily for the Minecraft community, Curse's commitment to the BukkitDev service means that they've been working towards expanding their Curse Rewards program to support the Minecraft community too, along with all the other games they've been supporting.



    Signing up for the Curse Rewards program is quick and easy! Just follow these steps:
    • Sign in on BukkitDev.
    • Click on your username in the upper-right corner.
    • Click the link “Sign up now” under “Rewards points”
      • If you don’t see this link, you’re already signed up!
    • Check the option to “Enter the rewards program”.
    • Click “Update”.
    • Done!
    To make way for the Curse Rewards program, we'll be shifting downloads from BukkitDev over to curse.com. This change is necessary to make the Curse Rewards program and its tracking manageable and consistent to ensure we are able to reward everyone that deserves it, as well as make it easier to protect and detect against statistic padding. Curse.com is also the more user-orientated part of the BukkitDev service geared towards the needs of server admins, providing favourites and ratings for each project.

    Once you've signed up for the Curse Rewards program, your project begins accumulating reward points after it has had at least 1,000 downloads. As an extra bonus, you're rewarded with a free month of Curse Premium for every 1,000 downloads too. Once you’ve accumulated enough points, there are various rewards you can redeem them for from the BukkitDev Store. See this Curse.com article and the Curse Rewards Program FAQ for more information.

    With this change to how BukkitDev operates, we'll be in the awesome position to reward developers for all their hard work creating and supporting their popular projects. We're really excited for what the future has in store with the addition of Curse Rewards support for BukkitDev and think you'll be happy with what results from these changes.

    This post has been edited 2 times. It was last edited by EvilSeph Feb 2, 2013.
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    nxtguy

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    Sounds awesome!
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    OPJewelz

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    Looks cool.
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    LaxWasHere

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    How about multiple people projects like essentials?
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    owenftw

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    great! should dedicate plugin devs to keep plugins updated =D
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    mbaxter ʇıʞʞnq ɐ sɐɥ ı Administrator

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    Each project has a page where you can define the reward points split
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    Adamki11s

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    Great addition!
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    Mrchasez

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    This is pretty nice, good update. Maybe make some plugin developers more focused.
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    midnightfang22

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    Say hello to the surge of people uploading plugins in a day or two.
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    LiLChris

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    Fine by me. :D
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    lDucks BukkitDev Staff

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    Anybody else just completely forget everything in this thread and got lost in Sacheverell's voice..?
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    Mrchasez

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    I just wonder why i only have 13 Points : P
    How many points do we get per thousand downloads i wonder.
    @Anyone
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    chaseoes BukkitDev Staff

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    They're calculated magically.
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    ShootToMaim

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    I'd expect a better response from a BD staff member, but whatever.
    I've only got 8 points, with 17,000+ downloads... wtf.
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    Mrchasez

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    13 Points at around 95,000 haha
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    devilquak

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    5 points at 8795 for me... strange...
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    mbaxter ʇıʞʞnq ɐ sɐɥ ı Administrator

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    I'm aware of several projects which will be able to buy something at the 'store' quite soon.
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    ESSENTIALS
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    Mrchasez

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    You know who would make mad points. @NoFear13
    If he didn't disappear a while back.
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    2 at 140000 downloads :D
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    Great to see this finally get finished. Although it seems like it's a lot of hard work to be able to get anything, if only we knew what the magical formula was...
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    Quick question, when you say 1,000 downloads is that per file or is it cumulative across all of the files uploaded?
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    It's per plugin, so cumulative across all files of that plugin, I guess.
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    Free money is awesome - now if only it was a little more accessible! :p
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    I've got 57 points with 77,000 downloads ..

    Seems to me like the 1k number is just a cutoff for when the points start rolling in, and not directly correlated with the quantity.

    @EvilSeph I've been signed up for this "rewards program" for months now, and have had over 1k this whole time. Why have the points only started coming 2 days ago?
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    TnT Trinitrotoluene Maximus Administrator Bukkit Help

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    Because they were only turned on 2 days ago.
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