By far the best chat plugin. Using it the first time could seem a little overwhelming for some but if you take the time to understand how it works and how things get configured, the options are endless!
Words cannot describe how glad I am this person exists. Kangarko is one of the best developers in the Minecraft buisness i've met, he doesn't look at his plugins as a way to earn money. But as an extention of himself. Helping server admins and players alike.
ChatControl is without a doubt in my mind, a very very very extensive plugin. The custom Rules language he has built alone for his plugin is impressive. And even though the plugin has a small learning curve, most features are done through the game with a few commands. Even his terms are friendly enough for someone who takes a few seconds to read it to understand.
The entire plugin industry this guy has built, together with his programming study (MineAcademy) has blown me away. And I'd love to be a part of it.
Hands down the BEST chat management plugin on the market. It may be hard at first, but once you have mastered the basics of ChatControl Red, you can truly make it your own. I recommend this plugin, it's awesome!
Very Very Expensive plugin for me over $50AU, I personally think it is overpriced for a single plugin. Apart from that disappointment, I have been using Chatcontrol Pro since it first came out and found it somewhat useful, sort of forced to purchase Red to keep my servers updated.
I switched from ChatControlPro about a month ago and I must say, I am very disappointed with the Red version. Commands are much more complicated now. If I need to quickly mute my chat bc of spam or a bot raid, instead of doing /cc mute, I now have to do /ccmute channel global [time]. GriefPreventions softmute doesn't automatically work anymore. Nealy ALL the permissions changed and it took way too long to figure out which permissions were needed for people to be able to talk in the appropriate channels. (We only have staff and a global channel.)
I really hate that there's literally no where to ask a simple question without submitting a ticket on github. The discord is disabled bc apparently the creator of a CHAT plugin can't figure out how to monitor and moderate their discord chat, and it's apparently such a problem that he had to shut it down??? I never saw an issue in that discord server. The discussion area of McMarket is blocked from comments so you can't even ask there. So you are forced to go to the github and wait for a reply from the devs just to know what the new /togglepm command is, when it'd be much faster and easier to ask on a discord and get help from the community. Leaving the github ticket area to be used as it's supposed to be, for bug reports and suggestions. Not to mention there's a warning on the github that threatens to pull your license for the plugin if you don't follow the ticket format...
And please for the love of all that is holy, fix your product overview page. It's longer than the line at the DMV, and just mildly more effective. Ain't no one want to read all that mess.
Once I get some other things squared away, I'll be running from this plugin as far as I can.
BUT it does have some great and super useful features. It's just too frustrating for me to want to mess with it all anymore. (Been using ChatControlPro for several years, so it's not like I don't know what I'm doing.)
This is the best money I've ever spent for my server. The sheer amount of control I have over every aspect of it is astounding and absolutely amazing. I rarely find something that isn't working, both from my own stupidity and the code-side, because.. well, one, it's so simple to understand and even if you're not very good at configs, there's clear and thorough explanation almost everywhere. And two.. it's just a really good plugin with a really good developer. I have a very long list of developers I've had to talk to who are not the nicest of people... Kangarko is not on this list. They're as quick as they can be when responding, and are even faster at fixing something when they see it's broken or slightly janked. I haven't had a single bad interaction with them, as they seem to always be happy to help even if it's not something wrong and it's just my own brain being faulty. 10/10 recommend, and I will NEVER regret spending my money on this. Ever.
I found this while looking for an anti-spam solution. I tried several other free and paid plugins but spammers always found a way to adjust their settings and get around filtering: ChatControl-Red is the ONLY plugin that was able to compare messages over long periods of time and identify patterns that would otherwise look like normal chat. I should have just bought this instead of wasting money on cheaper plugins that didn't work. I needed to go through the setup videos and wiki docs before CHC was ready for my live server, so don't expect to get a perfect experience without some tweaking and permissions setup. Now that I have this, I can see that it offers way more features than I'm using and can replace 2-3 other plugins. If you are looking for a cool non-P2W reward for players, the ability to show an image in chat via "chc announce image" is very cool: add player head PNGs to the images folder and reward a player by showing their skin face in game chat once a day when they login, or to announce the winner of contest, or some other condition. I love this plugin!
I feel like all I ever do is gripe since we only ever communicate on github when there is some rare issue that pops up but I just wanted to say how much I really liked the improved [book read] feature that was added in Red, that's a massive effort saver for staff, right there. I've appreciated all the changes I've seen from the ChatControlPro to this upgrade, though it did take me more than a few minutes to adjust my config files since I just don't believe in using migration scripts, haha. Anyway, I've liked this plugin very much, please do keep up the good work!