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" " I hate unmatched quotes, but I was being attacked by a slime, so here's the closing one. " nosefish

Usual goings-on in chat, a rage comic by cheesefaceman1
Screenshot of chat, demonstrating moderator and admin colours, donor stars, PVP and death announcements and a ban announcement
Screenshot of chat, demonstrating the results of several admin/moderator commands, and a grief alert.
A IRC and BOT message viewed ingame.

In-game chat is the primary method of communication at MinecraftOnline, and the method for inputting server commands. The chat system at MinecraftOnline has multiple enhancements over the vanilla version of Minecraft.

Free speech

Game chat at MinecraftOnline affords each player the right to express whatever opinion they wish about any topic they choose - we call this absolute free speech. To find out what this means in detail, see the free speech page.


  • Admins' names appear in red
  • Moderators' names appear in blue
  • Donors are represented with a number of stars next to their name, depending on their rank.
  • Messages in IRC appear in-game, and vice-versa.
    • Messages from bots in IRC are in italic and prefixed with [BOT].
    • Messages from Telegram are prefixed with [TG].
    • Messages from Discord are prefixed with [DSC].
    • Messages from IRC are prefixed with [IRC].
  • Notifications of special events appear in chat:
    • PVP deaths appear in red.
    • New donations appear in gold.
    • Ban messages appear in purple.
    • rm101 messages appear in dark purple.
  • Messages in other languages may also be translated into English so people can understand what someone is saying.
    • A chanop on IRC can use the command !toggle_translation language to toggle if the language will be translated or not.

How to use

Press t in game to open the chat window. Type. Press enter to send.

It's amazing how many people don't seem to understand this.

See also

In-game chat is one of several methods of communication on MinecraftOnline, although it is the most obvious. Some players also use: