Today me and a few otheres were a little annoyed from people asking the same questions over and over again.
I decided to write a little bot that recognizes questions answered in our FAQ, hides the message from chat and displays a notice to the sender.
Not 1 hour later it was done, it looks like this:

clear plot

I hope this helps everyone to not get annoyed by noobs and to find answers quick.

Thanks @Pigglypops for playing dumb and testing.

Please leave some feedback or false positives in the comments.


  • The bot will only affect any ranks below builder
  • More newbie-questions are now filtered

New rank: Helper!

We decided to add a new rank to help the staff members with assisting players in need of help (e.g. WorldEdit).

Our first 2 helpers are @yop_tropix and @KPkiller1671 (Nickname KPkrisps). In chat, their name will be shown in gold, like this:
Picture of Helper in chat


Helpers can:

  • kick
  • tempban
  • read and resolve /reports
  • use staff chat
  • teleport themselves or other players
  • find lag using a few tools

they do not yet have access to all ingame commands, we find that a bit of a big step from trusted to moderator.

You can regard helpers as mods on trial, and of course feel free to ask them for help, thats in fact what they have their rank for! (Note that they can't help you on every topic, like promoting.)

As with all other ranks besides mod and admin, they will (currently) be shown as normal users on the website.

More info on ranks here.

Username mentioning

You can now mention users on the website.
Simply type @ followed by their IGN and they'll receive a mail (unless disabled in their notification settings)!

The editor also supports automatic suggestions for usernames as you type them:
mentioning gif

Credit where credit is due:
The javascript code that places the suggestions in the editor is a plugin from Amir Harel, which has been modified a little bit by myself.


Cycle plugin

We have a new plugin, and it's increibly useful!

When you scroll your item hotbar from left to right or vice versa, it will cycle the hotbar items with your inventory!
You don't need to use a command or anything.

Here's how it looks like:
cycle screenshot

You can fill it with all 4 lines of items, empty lines in your inventory are skipped.

This plugin is enabled by default.
If you don't like this, for whatever reason, you can disable it:
/cycle <on|off>
But please leave a comment why you do not like it!


Try this plugin with /kit rs to fill your inventory redstone blocks and /kit bus for color coding (and a sign)!

Update 2

It's no longer switching when you sneak. Good idea Traks!

Update 3

It's no longer switching in survival due to possibly losing vital items on your hotbar.

Piggly & Sheep

Welcome to the new website!

After months of hard work from sheep, and countless hours of testing by the staff, is finally done!
As you can see in the menu bar, we have a News blog, Info pages Forums, and more.
The website should also work perfectly fine on Smartphones.
Definitely go check out the Info pages!

Other Changes

We have a new spawn:

new spawn
Simply jump off the edges to "fall" into a World.
Inside the Piston you'll find the FAQ and a list of donators further down.

Survival world

We have decided to make the Survival world griefing allowed.

This change was made to make it really "survival", create a bit more fun, and challenge for everyone.


We have recently worked (and are still working) on some custom plugins. Some of these are a bit older, but we think not many are aware of them, so we tell you anyway. We also have an info page about plugins with more details.

  • ChatGroups > Lets you create a group chat with multiple users.
  • Reports > Report problems to the staff!
  • SayLol > Broadcast funny messages
  • Mention > Highlights your username in chat and makes a sound
  • ShearSheep > Try it :)

Website registration

The registration is fairly simple, but requires one extra step to make sure all players are really from the server and aren't bots or are impersonating other people.

See this info page about Signing up.

If you still have questions, read the Website FAQ or leave a comment after you signed up!

The Redstoner staff team