* A minecraft server
* A web browser
* A twitter account
that's all, so once you have that, you can get to work.
Step 1: Preparing Your Server
if you are using a server hosting provider such as multiplay, then just ask them to install bukkit for you, as this will be a lot easier than getting access to one of their servers.
Step 2: Configuring Bukkit.
once you have started your server, type stop into the window, and press enter. this stops the server so it doesn't interfere with us editing the configurations.
Step 3: Install ServerEvents
and should be saved into both the same folder as your minecraft_server.jar and a subfolder (which you may need to create) called lib.
once you have this file, you can download the main ServerEvents jar. this is avalable at
save this into the folder called 'plugins' and unzip it there.
Step 4: Configure ServerEvents
once you have done this, you should see a subfolder called ServerEvents inside the plugins folder. open this folder. inside here is a single file called server_events.xml that holds the configuration for ServerEvents. open this up so we can edit it.
inside this file there are several options for configuring ServerEvents, but it's luck because these are all commented, so you know what they do. I tend to leave them all alone, but the one we do want to change is the twitter accesstoken. to obtain an access token, go into the plugins folder and run the serverevents.jar on it's own. this will give you a web address to visit, and will then give you a PIN code to type in. once you type in this code, you will recieve your access token and secret.
Step 5: Have Fun.
To stop spamming your twitter account, ServerEvents will only post a message every half hour when players are online. if nobody is online, then you won't get any snide remarks. have fun, and remember that I am not responsible for anyone that has been offended by your server.