Last night per the request of Lemo and of Tseegno I made two configuration changes to the server. Both of these changes impact you, so we wanted to fill you in on the details.
Change #1: Protection Stones Expansion
I increased the size that a Protection Stone protects from 21x21x21 to 31x31x31. In order for you to use this new size you must break any Protection Stone that you already have and replace it. This will create a new region with the new parameters. If you have multiple Protection Stones, owned by different players next to each other, this may cause you problems unless you break them all and replace them all, as regions for different players cannot overlap. This change was made to give players more protection space, without having to increase the number of allowed protection stones.
Change #2: Portal Gates
I changed the key block for portals from Glowstone to Chiseled Quartz. This means that in order to create any new portals you will have to use Chiseled Quartz and hit it with a named Watch. From what I could tell from my testing any existing portals should continue to work as normal, but should be replaced. This change was made to remove lighting issues cause by the use of Glowstone, mostly impacting spawners.
If there are any issues please let me know. Preferrably by Private Message.