Upon running

/title hacatu title {text:"test"}

I am given the error message "Invalid json: malformed JSON at line 1 column 3". I have never used the tellraw command before when creating command block contraptions, so I don't really know what I am doing wrong. I have already run the command /title hacatu times 40 100 40, which ran perfectly fine.

  • This probably isn't a snapshot issue
    – MBraedley
    Commented Aug 31, 2015 at 2:11
  • Probably not. I didn't notice my title was so indisctriptive :P
    – hacatu
    Commented Aug 31, 2015 at 2:56
  • I changed the title now.
    – hacatu
    Commented Aug 31, 2015 at 2:57
  • 1
    You might find this title generator useful: dragnoz.com/minecraft-title-generator Commented Aug 31, 2015 at 6:33
  • Thanks, but even copying and pasting those commands doesn't work.
    – hacatu
    Commented Aug 31, 2015 at 13:15

2 Answers 2


In the snapshots JSON no longer uses lenient parsing, thus you need to put quotation marks around every string:

/title hacatu title {"text":"test"}

These might all be super outdated by now, even if they were posted when minecraft 1.9 came out, because 1.10 may have changed up the command severely, but now 1.10.1 may have glitched it so it doesn't work at all.

  • this answer is better. i posted twice.
    – user151947
    Commented Jun 22, 2016 at 15:20

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