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Don't get rid of projects

When authors don't get on CurseForge in a while, it marks all of their projects as abandoned and we can't search for their mods. That is unfair. There are some mod authors who have made amazing mods but don't get on CurseForge that often. I believe that we should be able to search for these abandoned mods like how it was before with Twitch. There were some mods that hadn't been updated in years but we could still download and use them. Now, they are marked as abandoned and we can't access them. This is unfair to both the users and the authors of those mods. This needs to be changed on both the Website and the CurseForge App.

  • Kiara Minecraft
  • Dec 12 2020
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  • StormCloud Chakat commented
    24 Apr 11:06am

    Is this seriously a thing? This is really stupid, especially since the community regularly plays old versions. What if I want to make a pack for 1.7.10, but oh no, half of the mainstay mods have been hidden because the person quit modding around 1.12

    And honestly the "get someone to maintain it" answer is stupid, no-one is going to maintain a mod, when it's already perfectly functional on versions where nothing is really changing.

  • Admin
    Team Overwolf commented
    6 Apr, 2021 09:25am

    We took time to review this item before answering it -

    A project isn't abandoned if there were no project updates, but rather if the author did not log into the system for a lengthy period.
    The project can be restored upon request from the author, provided he logs back in and submits a request via a ticket.

    If an author appears as ForgeUser<numbers> then that means they did not transfert to CurseForge. In such case, their projects become abandoned. CurseForge does not interfere with the authors choices, but if inactive, we encourage authors to perhaps assign maintainers to their project who can continue logging in on occasion to keep the project up.

    Tl;DR - if a project is abandoned - reach out to the author and request them to consider requesting it to be restored / migrating their account / adding a project member to keep the project active, even if it doesn't require updates.

  • Guest commented
    1 Mar, 2021 05:32pm

    Agreed. I have addons I still use that haven't been updated in years, yet they still work, or are MADE to work by fans who contribute info on how to patch it to keep it going.

  • Guest commented
    4 Jan, 2021 07:47pm

    Just because a mod hasn't been updated doesn't mean it's bad or shouldn't be used. I think any kind of automatic abandonment is a bad move. Users can see that a mod hasn't been updated in a while, and the way abandoning works on CF is more appropriate as "giving up on it" than "not actively supporting it"