The Minecraft authentication servers have been slow since yesterday, giving several people troubles to log in. You might see errors like "Took too long to log in", despite the server being up and running and some people already playing.
This issue lies on Mojang's side, not on the server, so it's out of my control. Just keep on trying, and you'll make it eventually!
A voice server is now available for all players! I know that many of you are using Skype to chat while playing, and I'm providing this as a more convenient alternative. The voice server is always available and doesn't need you to build a contact list and reach out to people separately, making it easier to get larger discussion groups going.
If you already know your way around Mumble, connect to 188.8.131.52:64963 and ask for the password in-game. For the details, view the voice chat page!
On another note, the Commands page has been replaced with Tips & Tricks. This new section includes more information about special server features and details the Home Protection Program, used to save your creations against unwanted modifications.
By popular request, I've added a quick tree felling plugin. You'll no longer need to spend a half-hour taking down those huge trees!
To enable this feature, type in /maon. Hit any bottom log of a tree, and the whole thing will come crashing down! To disable this, type in /maon again. Be careful to disable this command if working close to homes and such, accidental damage isn't covered by the warranty!
Here's a screenshot of what you can do in a few seconds, courtesy of ADeadlyFish.