Hello Spigot community! I've recently been stalking more threads, guess It's time I should make one with my concerns and problems as an offline server owner. If you are going to just reply with, "online-mode: true". Please don't bother, that's not the purpose of this thread.. The purpose of this thread is for me to display the issues I have owning a cracked server, and get feedback from others that have had, or are having, the same problems. This thread will grow as time goes on! Namechanges This has been a struggle for most smaller servers since the day Mojang added the feature.. I'm not going to bash them for adding it, instead, I'm looking for ways to work with it. Do you use a plugin like AutoIn? Do you just convert a players data manually after they come on looking for their rank? Do you tell them to take a hike and use a cracked launcher with their old username? I'm struggling to make the right decision here.. Because I'll be honest, switching over a players ranks, items, and other server related stats, is becoming a daily chore. A daily chore which I'm quite tired of doing.. Bans This is another issue that uuid's have created for cracked servers. I'm pretty sure this happens on all cracked servers, but when I tempban (Essentials) someone that's premium, 9 times out of 10 it won't let them back on without me going in the ban files and manually removing their name from it. Currently, we work around this by using jails for bans. So if a player would have gotten banned for 5 days, they will get jailed for 5 days instead. This actually isn't a bad way of dealing with this issue, some of you may find it useful. We have 2 jail cells, one has a vote crate in it that gives the player an incentive to vote. The crate contains a very rare jail key, which as you can guess, gets them off the hook. The other cell is for players that do not have the option to be free, the real bad kids .. This is working perfectly, maybe someone will find it useful, just wanted to share. But, please do share your way of dealing with bans. I've heard that BanManager is what a lot of people use, although I'm not 100% sure if it does work for premium players on cracked servers. Thank you for reading, please feel free to discuss your methods of handling these problems, or other problems which I have not mentioned.