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      Hey All, A topic has come up of late in the IRC channel in regards to the general feel of the forums and the community that supports them. Things have progressed further than I would have liked with out this being addressed more publicly because I would much rather have snubbed this out sooner rather than later.. but I have been busy. Here is the general rule I would like people to follow: Wheaton's Law "Don't be a dick." Those of you from the IRC channel know that this is the only rule I ask people in there to follow and we generally have a good and lively time chatting about all manner of things. This is basic rule that just about everyone understands and I am going to expand it to the forums from here moving forward. If you can not help people in a helpful and polite manner then I simply ask you to stop. Now I generally take a back seat to moderating the forums as I like to participate in the suggestions forum fairly heavily at times and would rather do so as a forums user than a moderator. But I am also fairly well known for being the person who constantly puts their foot down and so I am stepping up and doing so on here. If you find yourself unable to respond to a message politely then I ask that you do not respond. This mostly focuses on the increasing level of hostility found within the Suggestion forum as well as the Server forum. I do not care if this is the 30th some odd time you have seen someone make the same suggestion. Or even if the new post on an older topic is one entry above the old one. I expect the members of this forum to respond politely to the user, new or old, and point to the older topic if it applies and even go the extra step to suggest they either add in new information or to summarize the outcome of the previous discussion based upon the new post's entry into it. That is what we are here for, that is why I close most topics instead of deleting them, so that they can be found and referenced down the road. The next topic is the slew of derailment attempts I have seen as of late. If you want to have fun and joke around that is what the off topic forum is for and pretty much anything goes there. I do not expect to read a suggestion thread and have to go through 3 pages of image memes people have shot back and forth. Quite simply this is a waste of my time to read and then have to clean up. Now for the summary. I am going to start taking a more active role, especially in policing the suggestion forum, and handing out warn levels to people whom I see doing this. These will be indiscriminate and applied not to just the first person who derails or is impolite on a topic or response, but to everyone whom follows the lead of that person. As I do not like doing things with out giving you all warning this post shall serve as that warning. If you have a desire to bring this topic up with me then I invite you to do so on the IRC channel. Lets raise the level of quality and grow the community. Let us not descend into the quality often found on the minecraft or league of legend forums. There is simply no need for that here. Be passionate about things, just do not be abusive.
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      Offline Servers

      Recently I've seen a few server listings showing up on the first page of the Servers forum that have been closed for an extended period of time, but have recently gotten a reply from a new member who didn't realize the server is offline. To help prevent this from happening in the future, it would be greatly appreciated if you could use the report function on the original post of any servers that have been confirmed as offline, so that the topic may be locked. If you are the admin of a server and plan on taking the server offline, please use the report function on the original post of your topic to let the TFC Staff know that the topic should be locked. If you are the admin of a server that has a locked topic, and would wish to bring the server back online, please use the report function on the original post of the topic to let the TFC Staff know that the topic should be unlocked. As always, please remember to follow rule #3 of the servers forum and update your topic title to contain the version of TFC that the server is currently running. You can do so by editing the OP, and then clicking on "Use Full Editor."
Raxmo

[help wanted] AeroFirmaCraft

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So, I'm not much of a programmer, nor have I ever made a mod, etc,etc, but I'd like to work on a mod for TFC that will be similar to , and would love to have a bit of help with it. I already have a few ideas for it:

 

  • Barrels will allow for composting into dirt
  • something along the lines of actual composting methods
  • idea 1) sealing plant material with water [easy to execute]
  • idea 2) having high nitrogen (green stuff) and high carbon (brown stuff) in an open barrel [not sure how to execute]
[*]addition of Skylonite
  • Skylonite dirt does not fall (?)
  • Skylonite dirt is made from composting
  • Skylonite gravel holds all ores + gems
[*]Reworking of hammers
  • hammers can brake stone into gravel, etc, etc.
[*]using barrels of water and dust [*]adding config option for void world

 

there are a few things I'd like to iron out (concept wise that is)

 

  • How to "sieve" out rocks/etc?
  • how would one start off?
  • what should the starting equipment be?

 

So, yeah, any input/etc would be awesome. Again, new to modding, inexperienced in programming, and mostly full of ideas. Anyway, let me know what you guys think, etc, thanks!

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Hammers already break some stones into flux. Although I did like the idea, maybe cobblestone can be broken with a hammer to gravel, gravel to sand? maybe you'd need a machine though?

 

What would be the result of the composting? Fertilizer? You don't say.

 

You need more details on Skylonite, what is IT, why would it's dirt behave differently. Is it ONLY made from composting? I would expect to not make "dirt" and to make compost/fertilizer.

 

You need to flesh out the rest of your idea, water and dust (dust from?) to make what?

 

As for starting off, there are lots of videos around, there's even a tutorial set on this site somewhere. It's not hard, but it's not straight forward either.

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I'm guessing this suggestion is based on all of the recent skyblock maps like Agrarian skies. Where you break stuff down with a hammer, sieve it, etc. In those cases, dust in a barrel + water gives you clay.

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I'm guessing this suggestion is based on all of the recent skyblock maps like Agrarian skies. Where you break stuff down with a hammer, sieve it, etc. In those cases, dust in a barrel + water gives you clay.TFC

Right on the money there. However, I'm looking to make a TFC feeling addon to allow for a "from nothing" approach, but still with the same feel of TFC, where it is more logical than how exnihilo currently works, and only adding a few things, tweeking a few things (hence the skyorite and what not). also, I have a nasty habit of only being on here when tired, so I'll come back to this when more allert.

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