1. Guest, Be sure to check out our announcement in regards to the website trailer and what you can gain from re-uploading it. https://mctrades.org/t/24352/
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Hello Everyone!
I'll start this off by saying that I hope you're all staying safe and keeping in-doors with this coronavirus situation and if any of you have been at all impacted by the virus I send you my prayers. It's been a little while since creating an announcement and for the most part, it was small alterations across the website but there is some information that needed to be told so I'll mention everything here.

Header Ad
As some of you may have noticed the header ad slot is no longer visible when attempting to create an ad and all advertisements that were in the queue have been cleared. This was done with good reason and there will be a new method of acquiring the header ad shortly, but first I need some feedback before I can continue.

When the current ad has used up its two-month period users may only be able to purchase the header ad slot by bidding for it (via the discord). Every month an auction will be held to purchase 30 days of the ad slot, the minimum bid being the current ad price for a month.

This is set in stone but what I would like to know is should we add a limitation that everyone that wins the auction must have at least a one-month period of not having the ad before being able to bid again?

User Research
A couple of weeks ago I made a post asking for users to fill out a google form as part of one of my modules and in return, they received a free user upgrade (for two months) and after 24 responses I decided to close the form as it was plenty for data analysis. I would just like to personally thank the following users for filling it in for me:

Jami Chris K Ember Coops DoomRanger Ragnar TuesdayATB Njord Brano systems saintsgg...
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Hello Everyone!
I hosted a giveaway that was due to end on January 1st. A tad late but here are the winners.
If you already have the item you won, you choose who it goes to.

Regular Name Color (single or double gradient / not monthly):
Diamond Rank:
Emerald Rank:
Animated Rainbow Name Color:
If you do not private message me (which you can do by clicking here) to claim your prize, I will re-roll and choose another winner.

Here is a video of the winners being chosen, no rigging involved!


Regards,
Callum
MCTrades Owner
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Hello Everyone!
I hope you are all excited for the holidays. I would like to start this off, as always, by thanking those who purchased last month's exclusive name color, especially Justin for being the first person to. kingpep

End of Monthly Announcements
For the past couple of years, there has been an announcement at the beginning of every month. I managed to keep the "tradition" going for a year now but have made the decision to put an end to it. There will still be updates made on a regular basis but I no longer think it is worth the time or effort to announce minimal changes. I will make announcements when there is something important I need the community to know, or if there are any drastic changes coming.

Credit System

As many of you may have seen throughout October there was a credit system implemented for a short amount of time. This will still be used on the website in the future, it just requires work. Due to a registration issue caused with the addon I have temporarily removed it but fully intend on incorporating it once changes are made. Users will be able to purchase upgrades, medals, and even temporary donor perks with credits.

The credits will be earnable through new posts/threads, receiving likes, visiting the website daily, earning trophy points & more. I received some positive feedback when it was visible for the short period of time it was active and as of now there is no estimated time of release but keep an eye out for the future announcements.

Active Giveaway
With the last announcement, I began a giveaway. That is still active and will be until the end of this month. If you wish to enter please visit this thread and drop a comment. The winners will be randomly chosen and the rewards, as previously stated, will be as followed:
  • 1x Animated Rainbow Name Color
  • 1x...
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Hey Everyone!
I know we just recently had a charity event but this is something a little different. This time around MCTrades will not be collecting donations and then forwarding it to the charity, instead, anyone who wishes to participate will be granted the "Tree Foundation" medal (visible on my profile) if you donate $5 to MrBeasts fundraiser.

For every $1 donated a tree will be planted, they are aiming to plant 20 million trees before the end of 2020 and although it won't be a massive game-changer for the environment, at least something is being done. For more information you should read this article.

Requirements: Your donation message to the website must mention your MCTrades username, (e.g. MCT: Callum) to verify the donation.
You may donate here: https://teamtrees.org/

To claim your medal, simply create a ticket with a screenshot of your $5 donation, I will be checking so if you are caught lying you will be punished accordingly. (Sidenote: I got this idea from another website but every little helps.).

Event expiration: January 1st, 2020,
Thank you.
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Hello Everyone!
I hope you all had a great Halloween. I would like to start this off, as always, by thanking those who purchased last month's exclusive name color, especially aeonian for being the first person to. kingpep

15,000 Members
I officially became the Owner of MCTrades on October 24th 2018. Around that time we had just under 10,000 members. I am very happy with the progress and am very grateful for everyone that has registered and has stuck around.

To celebrate this I will be doing a small giveaway. You can win the following:
  • 1x Animated Rainbow Name Color
  • 1x Diamond Rank
  • 1x Emerald Rank
  • 5x Regular Name Colors
TO ENTER BE SURE TO COMMENT ON THIS THREAD.

Shoutbox Liking
I have already seen this being discussed in chat, due to popular demand (and sqlty's push) I have decided to allow users to like chat messages. However this is not available to everyone, those who have the emerald rank are able to do so. This gives it a little bit of exclusivity while also preventing spam which is the reason it was previously removed. (Please do not abuse this).

History Page
I recently stumbled upon an addon and found it could be quite useful for some. We now track the previous 50 threads you have visited and allow you to view that log, your "history". You can view the page by going here or simply clicking on the history button at the top of the page:

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Top Chatter
I decided to bring this section back to the announcements. For those who are not aware of the user with the most chat messages by the end of the month receives a special name color (the only 3 gradient name color on-site). The winner of this throughout October was Blood. Congratulations! :D

Name...
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Hello Everyone!
I hope you all settled back into school. I would like to start this off, as always, by thanking those who purchased last month's exclusive name color, especially Aladarr for being the first person to. kingpep

Small Changes
This month mostly consisted of minor changes/fixes, here they are:
  • URL's no longer include the thread titles & member usernames, simply the ID.
  • Added the "Requesting" thread prefix to the loans/investment section.
  • The backend issues causing downtime have been fixed.
Charity Event
I am proud to announce we raised $350 for the British Heart Foundation. Below there is a video submitting the donation and receiving the confirmation email. I'd like to personally thank Chearful, sqlty, andreeww, VladNex, Moofie, Nutella, Netts, Maurits & Blood for your donations. As I mentioned in the previous thread this charity means a lot to me and I'm very grateful for everyone that partook in the event.



Halloween Theme
You will have probably noticed the change around in theme, throughout October the spooky theme will be the websites default. You of-course can change back to your preferred theme at the bottom left of the website.

Name Color
The October name color has now been released to match the spooky season and we hope you enjoy it. It can be viewed/purchased here.

Sincerely,
Callum
MCTrades Owner
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Hey everyone, it's been quite some time since we've done a charity event and as I have received various requests to do another, here we are. I decided to go with the British Heart Foundation as it means a lot to me and all of our previous fundraisers were for American organizations.

"We’re the British Heart Foundation. We fund research to save and improve lives affected by heart and circulatory diseases, the world’s biggest killers." - For more information visit their website here.

Goal: $250
At the end of the month, I will video myself making the donation via their website and will personally make up for all the money lost in fees.

Starting today and lasting until the 30th, you will be able to purchase a limited-time pink and red gradient name color (this will be the only ever red name color as it is typically reserved for the staff team) for $5.00.
If you donate $25 or more you will receive the "Charitable" medal and if you donate $50 or more you will receive the "British Heart Foundation" medal!

If you'd like to donate a custom amount, please make a ticket or privately message me.

Sincerely,
Anti
MCTrades Owner
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Hello Everyone!
I hope you all enjoyed summer vacation and are ready for school. I would like to start this off, as always, by thanking those who purchased last months exclusive name color, especially Broly500 for being the first person to. kingpep

Username Requests
We receive regular username requests and I figured it was time to implement some requirements so those inactive names can be brought back into activity. If the account in question and you meet the following criteria you can request their username by creating a ticket here.
  • The account must not have Diamond or Emerald.
  • The account must not have been online in the past year.
  • The account must have less than 100 posts.
  • You must have the Emerald account upgrade.
  • You must have at least 75 posts.
  • You must have at least 30 positive post rating.
Group Information
I'd like to take this time to go ahead and go over group kicks. If you buy into a group you can still actually get kicked after the group is rebranded or sold. However, from now on a group owner can only kick per rebrand if they clearly state it on their recruitment thread. This will be an added rule, which is mentioned below.

Rule Changes
  • Group owners must clearly state how long buy-ins last for, whether that be lifetime of the group or until it is rebranded. (If users are kicked without this they are due to be refunded).
  • Any shop threads containing prices in the title must be up-to-date and accurate. Falsely advertising will result in a termination of the thread.
We will begin enforcing these rules immediately so be sure to adjust your threads accordingly.

Name Color
The September name color has now been released and we hope you enjoy it. It can be viewed/purchased here....
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Hello Everyone!
This post is a little different to the usual but as some may know we have in fact had a trailer/promotional video for the website created. This will be used to a much higher extent in the future to attract new users but for now, we are offering the chance for you to get yourself a free name color, for a month.

The name colors you can claim are as followed:
  • Blue
  • Orange
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Gradient Blue
  • Gradient Green
  • Gradient Purple
  • Gradient Rainbow (Looks slightly different to this).
As previously stated, this will last...
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Hello Everyone!
I hope you have all are enjoying the heat (for those who are getting any sun). I would like to start this off, as always, by thanking those who purchased last months exclusive name color, especially RaptorG for being the first person to. kingpep

Small Changes
This month mostly consisted of a node rearrangement, here are the changes:
  • All of the account focused sections have been placed near one another and split from the regular services.
  • The Minecraft specific services were all placed together with-in a sub-section.
  • The website/program-specific services were all placed together with-in a sub-section.
  • The rest of the services were bundled together (not in sub-sections) and were split from the rest of the products/sections.
  • The cape account requests section was removed.

Group Sale
I have been asked about this more than I can count. Following a user being banned from the website, his group was taken as per our rules and I will now be selling it. This time there will be no auction, just a flat price of $??.

THIS HAS BEEN SOLD.

Staff Changes
  • Avery is no longer apart of the staff team.
Before there are any assumptions Avery did nothing wrong, however unforunate this was a required change. He was an amazing staff member but I will now be taking back up the role of running the staff team.

Top Chatter
Congratulations to Raptor for winning the top chatter event throughout July. You have received the events exclusive golden name color, we hope you enjoy it. I appreciate the grind you put into coming first place, I could see how much you wanted it.

Reminder
I am quite regularly asked about anniversary rewards so will briefly...