Here are some common misconceptions about Sponge to help people.
Sponge is just an idea. There is no download link
Sponge is NOT an idea and its being created while youre reading this. The current release date isn’t confirmed yet though.
They didn’t update the mod today. Sponge is already losing momentum
Most of the developers have jobs ontop of that most of the updates come in batches.
Sponge is affiliated with Microsoft/Mojang
No, Sponge is in any way not affiliated with Microsoft/Mojang.
Don’t apply for Sponge you won’t get a reply
They are not doing anything with the submissions. They wait for when they need more developers.
Pore is going to be flagged they use Bukkit’s code
Pore is how far I am considered using code within Bukkit’s license.
They aren’t using XenForo because its too expensive
The plan was to try out Discourse and if it was being disliked switch to XenForo.
They should add all the game mechanic features to sponge
No, Sponge is an API for plugins to be built off of, no server or in game effecting features will be added, without any plugins you will not even know your running it as apposed to vanilla. This has been explained in more depth here.
The IRC chat doesn’t work, its broken
Most people don’t know how to join to a IRC channel for more information please click here.
Husk is being supported by Mojang and Microsoft. Sponge is dead
Everything about Husk has been cleared up by the creator of Husk you can find his thread here.
Dinnerbone is updating Bukkit to 1.8
This has been confirmed though I doubt he will because of the DMCA takedown.
Sponge will have DDoS protection
It won’t, mainly because the software/API just isn’t good enough.
All plugins have to be ported manually
Although it is not sure if this will work, Pore is an Sponge plugin which will do most of the plugin automatically.
They are using Java 6 because this 7/8 doesn’t work with Minecraft
No, they are using it because its the lowest version Forge can support. Most people have this.
The Discourse trustlevel system broke
Discourse only checks for people who need badges/rank-ups every X days. For more information please consider taking a look at this thread.
Got any other misconceptions i didn’t mention here. Please leave them in the reply’s
Marijn van Wezel