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Minecraft Mods Allow you to Disable Mojang's Controversial Chat Reporting


Minecraft: Java Edition's most recent update introduced a new player reporting tool that allows players to submit "inappropriate chat messages or dangerous behaviour" for moderators to review. While it appears to be a good idea from afar but a lot of Minecraft users aren't pleased that it now extends to private servers.



Because it's Minecraft the players can alter the things they don't like. Mods are in place to remove messages from your profile.



It is possible to do this with a few mods. No Chat Reports from Aizistral appears to "strip cryptographic signatures" that link messages you send to your Minecraft Account. It also allows the Forge, Fabric and Modding APIs. NoEnryption by Doclic does exactly the same thing for Minecraft Spigot server software, and No Chat Reports from TechnicallyCoded also works for Spigot claims to be "currently the only plugin which is able to fully replicate the vanilla behaviour" and supports multiple languages.



The mods are used at your own risk. They are able to be used on the server and client side. If you install them on the server side, other servers may block your access to join when they decide to apply secure profiles. This is not a problem. It is not a good idea to use mods to trolling people who want to have moderation.



Mojang moderating their game's community seems reasonable however it's also understandable why players are worried about private spaces being subject to moderating. Minecraft Moderation teams aren't infallible and players are worried about being exiled from their servers due to comments taken out of context. Even if the moderation team was infallible, I believe it's not unreasonable for some players to decide to opt-out of moderation, having a full understanding of what that entails.



Mojang responded to feedback from players after the update was tested. "We acknowledge that private servers function independently from Mojang Studios, and many utilize this independence to create incredible Minecraft innovations that enrich the community," they wrote on the Minecraft site. "But it has always been the case that Minecraft servers of any scale must adhere to the guidelines set out in the EULA and the Commercial Usage Guidelines, and our Community Standards. Every player should have an enjoyable and safe Minecraft experience wherever they choose to play."



Mojang also released this hilarious video about Minecraft being modified in a funny way by a leader.



Mojang may claim that players must abide by "Community Standards" however it's important to note that 2b2t is an illegal server that's been infamous for trolling, obscenity and other inappropriate behavior. It's a terrible place. I wouldn't like to play there. I'm sure Mojang would prefer it didn't exist. But it's also important to the culture as it was featured in the Design/Play/Disrupt exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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