1. Guest, Be sure to check out our most recent announcement! . https://mctrades.org/threads/20683
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Hello Everyone!
I hope you have all settled back into school/work after your Christmas break and enjoyed the week long sale we had at the start of the month. I'd also like to thank everyone who purchased the January name color, especially Binaric for being the first to do so.

Implementations/Fixes
Due to everyones suggestions and bug reports I've been able to make a few changes around the website which include the following:
  • Removed the "Fulfilled" prefix in the marketing sections as there was already a more frequently used "Closed" prefix.
  • Removed the ability to use/make chat rooms due to them going un-used for a long period of time.
  • Removed the PUBG gaming sub-section due to it never receiving a post/thread in its life-span.
  • Added a "Programming" section in the "Miscellaneous Services" category with the sub-sections of Java, Python, C#, JavaScript, and PHP. You may view the section here.
  • Deleted 4 of the previous user groups (OG, Princess, Ghoul, and Solitude) due to rule violations.
Groups
As can be seen in our previous section, four of the previous groups were deleted and because of this we are going to be auctioning four brand new groups for a firm period of a week. The starting bid for each is $50.

To bid for these groups you may send me a message and I will note your offers publically on this thread. On February 7th the group owners will be notified and if a payment is not made they will be re-auctioned for a few days.

Group 1 - SOLD
Group 2 - SOLD
Group 3 - SOLD
Group 4 - SOLD

These groups allow you to create your own user banners, which can be seen here (as demonstrated by Avery's PewDiePie group), however, the background must either be a...
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Hello Everyone!
I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Years, I'd like to once again thank you, over December we managed to reach 100,000 messages which is just mind-blowing. There weren't as many updates last month due to how busy I was with coursework and such, but there are a few things I'd like to talk about.

Craftathon
This is our second year partnering up with Craftathon and I'm very pleased to say that we helped raise $1,144 for Child's Play. It was incredible to be a part of and the experience was fantastic. If you have suggestions on what we should do for our next charity event don't hesitate to reply with suggestions.

Sales
Due to falling ill over Christmas and issues with coupons I wasn't able to get a sale up, to make up for that, over the first week of 2019 I will be having a 30% sale on user upgrades, and a 15% sale on sidebar ads, and sticky threads. This will begin sometime today and I will be sure to post in chat/tweet when it officially begins.

EDIT: Due to me manually having to edit prices for sales (should be a temporary issue) I won't be reducing all sticky thread packages by 15%, as of right now only the one reduced is the alts section as it is the most used, if you would like another section reduced please let me know and I can get that arranged for you.

Promotions
This has been long overdue, Avery has worked very hard as a staff member the whole time he has been here, it's finally time to give him what he deserves.
  • Avery has been promoted to Admin
Do not fear he will still be handling disputes until further notice.

Chat Reward
As many of you may remember the top chatter of every month previously received a rank upgrade, but due to the chat soon after slowing down it made it too easy and was removed. I will be bringing back a new chat reward, if you...
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Hello Everyone!
Craftathon is a weekend-long charity event taking place on December 22-23! There will be famous members of the Minecraft community attending, like JeromeASF! The purpose of the event is for famous YouTubers to play online in real-time with their fans.

A minimum fee of $5 is required to join the server for the weekend, and it unlocks fun minigames and an SMP.

All funds go directly to Child's Play Charity, improving the lives of children in domestic violence shelters and hospitals. Throughout the weekend, there will also be panels from YouTubers and other members of the Minecraft community. You can purchase a ticket now at https://craftathon.org or join the Craftathon Discord at https://discord.gg/craftathon

Sincerely,
Anti
MCTrades Owner
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Hello Everyone!
I will be carrying on the tradition of updating all of you at the start of every month. I will start this off with a reminder, that we have a 25% sale on until the 3rd of December. This only applies on user upgrades but I do intend on having a sale over Christmas which will include ads.

Staff Changes
  • Blaze has been promoted to Moderator.
I am still actively looking for a new chat moderator, I do receive messages from new members asking to become staff members so I will clear things up a little here. I will only be promoting those who have been a part of the community for a while, abide by our rules, have a low number of warning points, and are active.

Rule Alternation
  • 1.3.3 You may not share discord servers which have a pay per invite scheme.
I received questions regarding discord servers that supposedly give rewards such as PayPal for invites, for the most part they are fraudulent and will never pay out. So from this point onwards, they may not be shared or advertised on MCTrades.

Ad Slots

Due to issues with Google Adsense, I will no longer be using them. To make up for this loss I have added one more sidebar slot. If it looks too much like spam, or people are simply against it, please let me know and I will look for another way around this.

Warning System

Thanks to Avery we have now re-worded all of the pre-set warnings. They have all been made simpler to understand and have consistent points, as well as expiration dates. Previously it was down to the staff members to decide on the number of points to give in some cases, as not every offence was defined, which will no longer be a problem.

As always, be sure to leave your suggestions here. They are what makes this website better.

Sincerely,
Anti
MCTrades Owner
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Hello Everyone!

I thank each and everyone one of you for entering our 10,000 member giveaway. Without further ado, here are our winners:

Account Upgrades:
Lifetime Name Colors:
Please message me with the name color you would like, you can see the list here.

Custom Name Color:
Please message me to discuss a color of your choosing :D

Small Changes

There has been a small number of adjustments to keep up with your suggestions so if you have anything you would like to suggest, be sure to do so here.
  • 2.1.4 You may not post the same or similar advertisements if you work for the same service in order to flood the chat or bypass the 15-minute window.
  • The dispute form has now been changed.
  • The OG form has now been changed.
  • Blaze was promoted to chat moderator.
Sincerely,
Anti
MCTrades Owner
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Hello Everyone!

I am proud to announce that on October 27th, we hit a crazy milestone of 10,000 members. This is incredible and I am so thankful to all of you. In order to give back, I will be hosting a giveaway which will last for one week, after that the winners will be drawn. We will be giving away:
  • 3 Account Upgrades
  • 3 Name Colors
  • 1 Custom Name Color
To enter, simply drop a like and reply to the thread. In a weeks time I will add everyone's username to a list and use a website to randomly choose one for each of the prizes. Best of luck to everyone.

Partnership & Group

The partnership between MCTrades and SuperAlts was recently terminated, hence the Vanity group being taken down, as well as the main header ad. This opens the opportunity for the community to use them. The ad will shortly be listed for sale and may be rented by anyone, it will simply be first come first serve. If you are interested in bidding on the group, here you go.

The Group has SOLD

In order to bid your account must be older than 60 days and have 50 or more posts. Please message me your bids, I will be accepting them for just a few days.

Fixes
  • There were some minor issues with the light theme, some buttons and text being of the wrong color making it extremely hard to see or read, this has now been resolved.
  • The staff team will now be heavily enforcing all of the rules. If you have broken any or are actively doing so, you will be subject to punishment.

Rule Changes

I made some small rule alterations based on community suggestions. If you would like to suggest something be sure to do so here.
  • 1.4.1 The posting of money making methods, public or private, is strictly prohibited and will be subject to deletion and punishment.
  • 1.5.8 You may not attempt to trade...
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Hello MCTrades!

Some of you might remember me from my previous positions here, both as a moderator and dispute resolver. I am proud to announce that I will be taking over as the owner of MCTrades and will be working very hard to bring it back to its prime. Soon after buildblox’s announcement regarding the site’s current condition, I decided to step in and provide whatever I could offer. Hopefully, in due time we can boost the site’s activity and grow as a community.

I have been a part of MCTrades since the beginning and intend on being a part of it until the end. buildblox will be around over the following months to ensure a smooth transition, though do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Staff Team

I am very satisfied with Avery’s work and what he has done for this community over the past few months, for that reason he will be kept on as a moderator. Although he can no longer be the only moderator, and I will be actively looking for staff to grow the current team.

Payment Methods

Based on numerous suggestions and complaints regarding the demand for bitcoin as an accepted payment method for ad slots, user upgrades, name colors, etc, I will begin manually accepting it. This may already be integrated with ad slots but until I can verify its functionality and deploy automation throughout the website they will need to be hand-processed; until then I will accept this type of payments through private messages. For the time being, we will also continue accepting PayPal until a new solution is found.

Suggestions

The future of MCTrades is very much reliant on you, the community. I take heavy consideration of suggestions and am eager to hear what each of you would like to see added, changed, or removed from this website. I will neither be able to spot every mistake nor fix everything immediately, but it will be a...
User Management

  • Removed the ability to invite into groups due to abuse of the system.
  • Added a new Minecraft account flagging system for our moderators.
    • Accounts flagged as insecure will have '(!)' preceding them in profiles.
  • Minecraft accounts can now be searched by their username or UUID in one simple form located on our Minecraft Association page.
    • If results are found, you will be automatically redirected to the associated user's profile.
  • We've upgraded to a new system to prevent members from setting "View Your Profile Page" to "People You Follow Only."
    • This repairs an exploit which allowed the bypassing through editing the form.
  • Upgraded our animated avatar restricting system to make processing faster and more efficient.
Aesthetics

  • Added a new "Thread Starter" banner in most forum nodes.
  • Upgraded to Font Awesome 5.3.1
Systems

  • We've begun further ensuring our systems are running smoothly through additional file health checks.
  • Improved our caching systems.
Reminders

  • All account upgrade coupons will be disabled on October 5, 2018. Please redeem them prior to then. If you fail to do so, you must provide the associated PayPal transaction ID for manual application unless they were provided as a perk of being an active member of MCTrades.
  • We are not actively looking for staff members. Please refrain from contacting us in regards to potential position fulfillment unless we explicitly state to do so.
  • Asking for free copies of products...
We've made some changes to our system and platform in order to enhance your experience and have partnered with Craftathon to support Child's Play Charity.

Craftathon Charity Partnership
We've once again partnered with Craftathon this year to help raise funds for Child's Play Charity, a charitable organization which donates toys and games to children's hospitals worldwide. Craftathon is a yearly, weekend-long event where popular members of the Minecraft community can play in real time with their fans in Minecraft.

Learn more about Craftathon by visiting their website at craftathon.org.

We also plan on hosting a charity event to further support Craftathon's efforts. More information will be released closer to event.

System Improvements and Adjustments

  • We will be discontinuing the sale of coupon codes on September 5, 2018 at 00:00 EST and disabling all coupon codes on October 5, 2018 at 00:00 EST.
    • Please utilize coupon codes prior to September 5, 2018 or you may be unable to claim your upgrade(s) associated with them.
    • While we understand that there is a use to coupon codes for account upgrades, we find that the system behind it is ineffective at properly completing its duties and provides some interference with other systems.
  • Updated some embed codes such as Amazon and MSNBC.
  • Removed the drafts link node from public (guest) view.
  • Fixed an issue causing the inability to purchase resources.
    • This issue resulted in an error prior to being directed to the payment gateway.
  • Modified Thread Prefixes
    • Deleted Prefix `Free` (8)
      • Replaced With Prefix `Offering` (6)
      • We find that the `Free`...
This month, we've continued working to improve your experience here at MCTrades by introducing increased automation, simplifying a variety of systems, and more.

In addition to this, we have modified our policies. Please review them prior to the usage of our platform using the following links: Terms of Service and Rules, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Usage.

User Experience and Interface

  • Applicable upgrades will now have their username styling automatically applied to your account.
  • We get it, not many people feel like creating a ticket for those minor things. During charity events, the Charitable medal will be purchasable through Account Upgrades and will be automatically applied. Upon gifting an upgrade valued at or above $5.00 USD to another member, enjoy automatically receiving the Generous medal. Feel like supporting MCTrades? Our $5, $25, and $100 donation medals are now also available for purchase on the Account Upgrades page.
  • Just love clicking buttons and realized the floating dispute creation button didn't work? Well, don't worry. Both the stationary and floating buttons now direct you to the dispute creation form, so keep on clicking.
  • We've removed the "Alpha" resource prefix and renamed "BETA" to "Beta."
  • Let's say you like creating drafts. But then, you lose track of your drafts and can't find the one you created a minute ago. Stop losing drafts. We've switched it from being alphabetically sorted to sorted by date.
  • Four additional smilies have been put into the smilie selector.
  • The Drafts forum node has...