Thanks. That clarified what I was doing wrong. I wasn’t updating the forge file properly. Everything was out of date, but is working great now.
I am getting this funny warning message in console on startup though. I’m being told that my forge and sponge versions do not match although the same version number is displayed for both in the same message. It doesnt appear to be causing me any problems.
Im also being told that theres no english translation avaiable. Im running v1.12.2 and my understanding was that this has been corrected. Again not really an issue.
Thanks again for your help and getting back to me so quickly! Now its time to get this server up and running again. Sponge has come a long way since beta, time to go plugin shopping!