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Minecraft Forum
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Owner

Redstone Wire Ltd. (2010)
Curse (2010-2019)
Magic Find (2019-present)

Created by

Citricsquid

Website

https://www.minecraftforum.net/

Registration

Optional

Launched

June 16, 2009; 10 years ago (June 16, 2009)

Written in

FluxBB (2009-2010)
phpBB (2010-2011)
Cobalt (2011-present)

Current status

Active

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[1] to manage the site, and on November 15, 2010, the site was acquired by Curse,[2][3] 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[4] 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.[5] However on June 12, 2019, the archival was cancelled and the site ownership was transferred to a different company.[6]

Statistics[edit]

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[edit]

Description Period Posts per day (average)[citation needed]
First month 2009-06-17 - 2009-07-17 231
Peak day 2011-09-11 44858

Registrations per day[edit]

Description Period Registrations per day (average)[citation needed]
First month 2009-06-17 - 2009-07-17 20
Peak day 2011-04-01 5020

Milestones[edit]

Milestone type Date Value Notes
Total posts 2010-10-25 1,000,000 Post no longer available
Total posts 2011-05-30 5,000,000[7] Post no longer available
Total posts 2011-11-06 10,000,000 Posted by 1337snake[8]
Total members 2010-12-03 100,000 Magni10001[9]
Total members 2011-12-28 1,000,000 Tuddiggidge[10] (no longer active)
Total members 2014-02-10 3,000,000 Samuel_Ford[11]
Total members 2018-06-16 5,000,000

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