Redstone Wire Ltd. (2010)
June 16, 2009
The Minecraft Forum is a community forum for Minecraft. It was created on June 16, 2009 by community member citricsquid and has continued to be operated by the community, with Mojang having no involvement in day-to-day operations (although some Mojang employees have accounts on the site).
In September 2010, Redstone Wire Ltd. was formed to manage the site, and on November 15, 2010, the site was acquired by Curse, who used to own and operate the site until June 2019. The forum software used is called Cobalt and is developed in-house by Curse.
The forum serves as a hub for the Minecraft community with game modifications, custom maps, servers and resource packs all being shared. Registration to the site is free and anyone with or without a Minecraft account is allowed to use the site. Forum administration is managed by citricsquid and PuyoDead and the forum moderation team is made up of over 100 volunteers.
The site front page provides news, videos, interviews, contests and articles, relating to Minecraft, Mojang and the Minecraft community in general. The front page news is managed by Sacheverell with videos from the MCSpotlights YouTube Channel and the Curse YouTube channel.
On May 20, 2019, citricsquid announced that the forums will become read-only on June 16, 2019. However on June 12, 2019, the archival was cancelled and the site ownership was transferred to a different company.
The following is a collection of statistics relating to the growth of the forum. All dates are in the YYYY-MM-DD format.
Posts per day
|Description||Period||Posts per day (average)|
|First month||2009-06-17 - 2009-07-17||231|
Registrations per day
|Description||Period||Registrations per day (average)|
|First month||2009-06-17 - 2009-07-17||20|
|Total posts||2010-10-25||1,000,000||Post no longer available|
|Total posts||2011-05-30||5,000,000||Post no longer available|
|Total posts||2011-11-06||10,000,000||Posted by 1337snake|
|Total members||2011-12-28||1,000,000||Tuddiggidge (no longer active)|
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