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Add ability to hide "featured" servers from list and expired realms

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    ShadowDrakken commented
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    Agreed, I'd much prefer to have my custom servers first and foremost when I go to play.

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    CMSucro commented
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    I also dont want them because my kids go to them and theres no command to disable chat

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    Dannr88 commented
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    I would also like to see an option to hide these/remove the tab in Minecraft PE (maybe they should be hidden by default due to age being rated 6 and up?!).
    Whilst the server moderators are doing a good job and Xbox live privacy settings block the featured servers, my friends children were able to get around these restrictions by not being signed into Xbox and manually adding a server!

    All featured/manual servers should be restricted and hidden at the start, we need the ability to delete them completely and maybe have further age/mobile text verification for safeguarding young children. (Yes I know this might annoy some of the older players, but we need to protect the youngest players first.)

    For instance, I want to be able to set up a restricted Xbox Live account for my kids and their cousins to be able to play together over Live (because they aren't always together in one house, with their devices to play over LAN).

    However, it seems they can't play over Live without being given full open access to online; which includes the servers. The option to play xbox multiplayer is either allow or block and no option for just friends (Microsoft probably need to handle this one too).
    Although when it is set to block they can see each other online on Minecraft, press invite, but they can't actually join each other's worlds as it specifies they can't play online in a message.

    On the other hand if the servers were hidden they would be able to play online by inviting their approved friends (thanks to Xbox having an option for parents to authorise friend requests) to play in their created worlds, whilst also blocking Realms and in app purchasing.

    Keeping Minecraft friends and family connected, wherever they are, just as if they were playing on LAN together.

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    I just need help fixing my privacy issues

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    Really feels like it's necessary, just kind of pointless to have them in the way, if you aren't going to play on them.

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    ballon6oy21 commented
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    You can cancel expired realms and it doesn't appear

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    Really important feature. We have a server set up for a small group of 8 years olds to play on. They need to be able to access that server. But not be able to access any other server that pops up in the dialogue. Please prioritise this.

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    I would love to be able to limit the kids to my own server or a know server of my choice!

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    heypenno commented
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    Yes, this. Completely irrelevant for me. Or at least put them down the bottom (under any custom servers that have been added).

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    Ai Madobe commented
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    My ping to these are anywhere between 1200 and 8000. They are quite useless for these to be displayed to me, having my bookmarks is more important, and it sucks that these get in the way of that

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    Son unos capos

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    FineFam commented
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    It is INSANE that we can not get rid of featured servers.  My seven year old saw an Easter egg one and got excited and clicked without my knowledge.  And then he had strangers trying to chat with him.  Its an egregious feature to have on a game widely played by children.  It totally goes against all common thinking on safety features for kids.  And it seems like its annoying for many other reasons to other people.  And please do not tell me to sit next to my kids every second that they are on a tablet.  I do my best to supervise but no parent can be there every second.  Anyone who would recommend this is not a parent who needs to work or do any other thing while their kids are on a tablet.  Its the entire reason my kids even HAVE tablets!  SO PLEASE - get rid of this!!!

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    I would be purchasing a realms plus account if it wasn't for this. To prevent my kids from getting into these servers (which I don't want them in). They aren't logged in. Yet, I would be more than willing to spend money and get a plus account if these could be hidden or blocked.

    I only want servers I have approved to show up.

    Honestly I'm pretty sure I'm not the only parent with this position and Minecraft is losing money over it.

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    I am a parent in the same boat as everyone else here. I DO NOT want my kids being able to log on to any Minecraft server except the one I run on my home LAN. It's completely ridiculous that the only way I can let them play together on our home Minecraft server is to open the door to let them play on ANY server. Especially when the app insists on bombarding them with what are essentially advertisements for half a dozen public servers. Ideally, they wouldn't even be able to see the "featured" servers in the app, much less connect to such servers. My kids are both under 10 years old. They have absolutely no business interacting with random strangers on the Internet.

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    impiri commented
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    There doesn't seem to be any way to allow my kids to play on our home LAN server without them seeing these flashing Featured Servers every time. If there's no way to restrict access to friends- and LAN-only, please at least allow us to hide these things.

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    Wolfsbane2k commented
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    Completely agree with this, especially as Minecraft 1.6 has now been pushed to the Switch with this enabled.

    I've blocked the featured servers at my firewall, but doesn't stop the arguments/issues around wanting to play them.

     

    The Switch was bought as a very child friendly platform. This has undone that trust.

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    eFiggles commented
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    I'd like to chime in and say that I too would like to have some control over these "featured" servers. I don't care if they're featured -- my kids and I have zero interest in playing them and I think it's crazy that we have to scroll all the way down to get to our private server listing. Sure, it's only six servers at the time of this writing, but what happens when Mojang features many more partners? Please give us some control here!

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    Stan B. commented
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    I have an 8-years old son who is not ready and not allowed to play servers. However, servers show up in the 'featured servers' section un Servers tab and we have a hard time enforcing that. Featured servers can't be removed. Unfortunately, we will need to ban him from playing Minecraft if such a feature is not introduced.