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People are always stealing my diamonds and other hard-to-find items. How can I hide them well enough to be sure no-one would steal them while I'm exploring? I've seen some ideas but none of them seemed to work. Are there any traps or other stuff that might help?

Edit: It's a vanilla server without any OPs (except the admin of course).

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go to another server where steeling isn't allowed –  ratchet freak Oct 26 '13 at 14:59
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Place your valuables in an Ender Chest. Each player has their own Ender Chest space, so if someone would look in the Ender Chest you've put your diamonds in, they only see their own stuff they have put in an Ender Chest.

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Another suggestion is to have an underground base, and store your items in droppers. This makes it hard to find your base for people with hacks like X-ray and chestfinder, which lights up chests. A dropper is moderately efficient as it has 9 slots and can be crafted with seven cobblestone plus one redstone dust.

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People with hacks such as those can configure to also show up dispensers besides chests. Rule of thumb: if it is in the open, it can be accessed, no matter what you try. Remember that you yourself have to access the chest. In this regard the Ender Chest seems to be the best option, as it's a per-user space. –  Doktoro Reichard Oct 27 '13 at 15:16
    
The Ender Chest is obviously the best solution, but for more than 27 slots of space, this seems to be the best method. Only some clients include selective X-ray. –  Timtech Oct 27 '13 at 17:06
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You can always store your valuables with you. That way, you will only lose them if you die or if someone manages to enter your account.

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