So I requested this as a plugin on the bukkit forums a long time ago, and attracted zero interest, and maybe this isn't an issue among many servers. But I figured I would shoot the idea here with Spigot just for the heck of it. A long while ago when I first started playing SMP and messing around with servers, I learned that chunks with large amounts of signs in them would cause FPS to drop client side heavily. This only affected signs with text on them. So upon creating my server, I tried to space out my signs as much as possible around spawn, but FPS still would continue to drop. So that's when I recommended a plugin that would not show sign text until you were within a configurable distance of the sign itself. I swear there was a plugin that did this before, but could never find it. It would greatly reduce client side FPS drops until they reach an area with tons of signs. Summary: Would it be beneficial for Spigot to add a function that would make signs appear blank until you are within 'x' blocks away from them? Would this just be more suitable as a plugin than an addition to spigot? Very curious, as some of our player run shops on our server host hundreds of signs within a few chunks. Thanks for reading!