(By "ruin" here I mean like the ability to play the server normally without any issues with the actual gameplay)
So last year Mojang announced account migration, which, among other things, added parental controls to the game. One of the controls is to disable the in-game chat. Now, in Minecraft: java edition, that has rendered as the "--disableChat" option which disables like 99% of all chat functions.
The problem is, is that this actually hurts servers a lot more than you would think. Let me list out the main impacts on servers:
- For users with this option:
- All messages permanently expire after 10 seconds (They can't open their chat box)
- Messages longer than a handful of lines get chopped and they can't read the first part of it (See above)
- They can't run ANY user commands. This includes common important commands like /hub, /kit, and /home.
- They can't click any chat links (While this is probably good for URLs, it's less good for clickable chat commands)
- For server admins:
- It means that in-game warnings aren't guaranteed to make it to the player, and even if a warning does, there's no guarantee that they can actually read it.
- They pretty much have to ignore the chat box if they still want to be accessible to a large audience.
So my suggestion is that users with the disable chat option (and/or the related parental control) can still open their chat box, but they can't type in a message or click on URLs.
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