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What's the most efficient way to get experience?

Now that experience does something besides render regions of a server uninhabitable due to orb lag, what's the most efficient and safe way to get those excellent enchants? A mob farmer may rank ...
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How can I make an Automatic egg harvester in Minecraft?

I have a breeding area filled with chickens. What I'd like to do is set up the area such that any eggs laid therein are automatically shuffled out of the pen to a place where it's easy to pick them ...
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Will wearing multiple fire protection armor pieces stack their effects?

I'm digging into the Minecraft enchantment system, and looking at the wiki, I see the same type of protection can't be on the same armor type – but what about different armors? More importantly to me, ...
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Which tree type yields the most wood?

To make the most of my wood farming I'd like to plant the tree type that will give me the most wood yield. (I know the types have different spacing requirements- does that play a part in the answer?) ...
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How do I wrangle animals? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any way to round up animals in Minecraft? Is nudging the only way to get an animal into my breeding pens, or can I use another, more reliable method?
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Can I get snow and light at the same time?

On our 1.0 minecraft server, the spawn is in the center of a snow biome. We started to create a nice little village near the spawn, building wooden houses and buildings to match with the snow theme. ...
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Teleporting player to a given location in Minecraft SMP Vanilla

Can a player be teleported to given location in Vanilla SMP? Yes, I know /tp can teleport a player to another one, that's not what I'm after.
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Placed stronghold in INVALID biome

In Minecraft SMP 1.0 Placed stronghold in INVALID biome at (4, -70) Placed stronghold in INVALID biome at (46, 30) I get this message when server starts. What does it mean? What can I do about it?
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Risks Of Downgrading Minecraft?

Are there a risk(s) to downgrading your Minecraft to lets say from 1.0.0 to 1.8.1? Will this mess up your saves or texture packs?
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Creeper blew me into space (?). Can't see anything. How do I get back?

Creeper got the drop on me. I'm in space (I guess). All I can see are the sun, the stars and the moon. Single player survival mode. I can move, i.e., avatar makes walking motions, but the scenery ...
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Cloned maps in Minecraft SMP without cheating

Can maps be cloned in SMP without cheating? (i.e. without editing saves or using /give or similar commands). Can this be done only at creation time (all the clones are created together), or can they ...
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Is it possible to create an iron door which responds to levers on both sides

In order to protect a portal in the nether I have an obsidian room with an iron door, which works off a switch in the room. The problem is that if I leave the room and someone else on the server ...
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Is it normal for Redstone Ore to light up?

Whenever I mine redstone ore, it always lights up. When I stop mining it, it stops lighting up. Is this supposed to happen or a bug with my game? If so, why does it do this?
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How hungry will I get from a boat trip?

I am planning to make a large expedition with my boat. Does travelling by boat reduce my food bar? If so, how much (compared to walking/swimming)? And does this actually depend on the difficulty? I am ...
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How do I spawn mobs in SMP?

I'm trying to setup a Minecraft server so I can play with fluffy dragons. As the server admin how can I spawn mobs in SMP? Can I do it in the vanilla server? Do I have to use bukkit or a plugin? PS: ...
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Effects of Killing an Enderdragon in Minecraft SMP

What is the effect of killing the enderdragon in smp? I've been told that endermen disappear if you kill the enderdragon in ssp, does that also apply to smp? If somebody does kill the enderdragon, ...
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Distance that a broken block can be collected by you

I've been working on one of those "motion control traps" searching for more ways to put them to use. I'm kind of confused now, however. Walking at the same level lets me collect it, but not above or ...
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Can baby animals fit though a one block high hole?

Baby animals are much smaller and cuter than their adult counterparts. Are the baby piglets, cows, and sheep small enough to fit through a one block hole in a wall?
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Is it possible to separate animals (sheep, cows, chickens, pigs) in Minecraft? Or do you have to lead each one out of their pen separately?

I'm trying to make each pen separate for the animals so I don't have too many animals in one pen. (Currently, I think I have too many animals in my pen.) I'm wondering if there is an easy way to lead ...
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Can I retrieve the position of an offline player in SMP?

In Minecraft Vanilla SMP, having access to the server, can I somehow retrieve the position of an offline player?
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How do I switch it to Hardcore Mode in SMP?

My friends and I want to see if we can set a Minecraft Server to Hardcore mode. What number do you need to set the difficulty option to for Hardcore? e.g. Peaceful = 1, Normal = 2, etc.
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How can I find my home again? [duplicate]

I started my Minecraft server a little while ago. So I flew a good distance away from the place I started and began to build. Later I died down at the bedrock, and so spawned at my starting point ...
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Is there any way to avoid this seed planting bug?

I am experiencing a very annoying bug where planting two seeds next to each other causes them to either turn back into items, or disappear entirely. This happens for wheat, pumpkin, and melon seeds in ...
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What do bookcases do for enchanting?

When you plant bookcases near an enchanting table, it increases its power because of magics. What does this actually mean when I go to enchant items? If I have more bookcases will my enchantments, ...
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How long does it take for an animal to grow up?

Version 1.0 of Minecraft added baby animals and breeding. So now I've begun animal husbandry, and I'm off to a good start, I'm just growing impatient with a few of them. Specifically, they won't ...
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I'm stuck in Hell, how do I get out?

I got to the nether for the first time, promptly saw a ghast, and started running away from it. The game suddenly crashed and closed completely. On reloading the game, I was back in the nether, but I ...
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Is there a way to fix my Minecraft SMP map?

Due to the change in the world generation method, I went and found a map seed that was suitable for using MCEdit to paste our old structures into it. The only problem is, there is a region around ...
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How do you spend experience in Minecraft? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the point of leveling up in Minecraft? I assumed with 1.0 you got a way to spend your experience, but I noticed no way to do that. Is that still work in ...
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How do I enable/disable buildings and structures on SMP?

As Minecraft has gotten its full release I'm working on a server for the local scouting group. I'm a system administrator and developer and used to host HL2 servers. While the Minecraft single-player ...
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Do double-enchantments not work in 1.0?

In 1.9pre, you could enchant items multiple times, but in MC 1.0.0, nothing even comes up when I put an enchanted item on an enchantment table. Has this been removed? Is it a bug? I am in SMP, if ...
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How to replace the Enchanting alphabet in Minecraft?

In Minecraft enchanting, the spells are in Standard Galactic Alphabet, which is clever - but gets old real fast. :) I seem to recall seeing a post about replacing the letters, which I can't find ...
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Advantages of hard mode in minecraft

In Minecraft, what advantage do you have, playing on any difficulty, other than easy? Are there better rewards?
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What does the server difficulty property do?

While making edits to the server.properties file, I noticed there was a difficulty setting, which is currently set to 1. I assume this is related to the client-side setting of the same name, but what ...
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How to make pistons push back minecart tracks?

I'm trying to make a door to my undergound house. The minecart passes over a pressure plate and it starts some pistons, which then open a hidden door in the wall. But my problem is, while the sticky ...
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What does Forester's “foliage density” setting do?

I'm using Forester in MCEdit and don't know what this setting is supposed to do. How does it work?
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Do all map features appear with difficulty=0?

Do all map features, e.g. villages and ruins, appear if difficulty=0 is set on my SMP Minecraft server?
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What's the safest way to light up a dangerous area?

I'm playing through an adventure map and I found a large dark cavern I must traverse, but there are just too many mobs (I'm not kidding, there's an insane amount of mobs). I ended up having to wall ...
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How long do monsters take to despawn? [duplicate]

So, I'm in a bit of a pinch. I'm on an SMP server, with 1.5 hearts and no food, but all the ingredients. I'm about to prepare some mushroom stew, but alas, I got chased and cornered by a creeper in a ...
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Is there a way to lock the difficulty setting in minecraft?

In minecraft, difficulty settings can be changed anytime, and this is in fact (normally) a great feature. Yet, for some reasons given below, I am looking for an option to disable this feature, may it ...
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How can I bar outsiders from a town with the Towny mod?

Using the Towny plugin for Minecraft, how does one prevent people who are not the town's residents from being able to enter the town?
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Why is there a large stone area in my desert?

So after loading a new map for 1.8 I found a desert. In the desert is a few spots where there is no sand but a blank stone face with assorted dirt, coal, etc. There is sand nearby and it gradually ...
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How do I build down?

I'm playing Skyblock, and after getting my cobblestone generator working, I'm planning on a total revamp of my entire little sky-island. However, I want to make certain that I don't lose important ...
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How do I kill the enderdragon?

I've been battling away at this thing for a while, I always end up dead. I'm assuming you need to use some kind of trick or tactic to beat it, any idea what I should be doing?
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Random Stone Brick Replacement with Worldedit in Minecraft

How does one randomly pattern mossy and cracked stone brick among regular smooth stone brick using worldedit? Is there a script for it or does the "vanilla" worldedit have the capabilities of doing ...
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Can you build a solid wall of red mushroom in Minecraft?

When growing large red mushrooms in Minecraft using bonemeal, they seem to have a minimum distance, and will grow no closer than one square gap. Without cheating or using creative mode or mods, is ...
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How do I reset my viewpoint back to normal?

Minecraft 1.9.5pre let's you change the viewport with 'jkl' keys, and I've managed to distort the viewpoint on my game so much I have no idea how to get it back to normal. How do I return my ...
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How can I make the effects of button pushes last longer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you lengthen a redstone button signal in Minecraft? I am trying to create a piston-powered 3 x 4 doorway (with no visible pistons!). I have tested my machine ...
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What are some designs for “safe” melon farms?

I really like the wheat farms described in this answer, because it's impossible to trample farmland and harvested crops always bounce back at you. Are there any similar designs optimized for melon ...
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How do I fix my vintage world?

My favorite single-player map is relatively old - created no later than beta 1.1. Since then, the terrain generation algorithms have changed. When I explore any farther, I'm faced with glitches like ...
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What's The Significance of the House in “Crack in Stoney Port”?

I just finished "Crack in Stoney Port", but I don't get why the house is there. The notes said that I "felt that was the right place" and that "whatever was happening had something to do with this ...