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Leaf-placement bug[edit]

"If a Jack-O-Lantern is placed on leaves then the block will be placed but it will not be removed from your inventory, effectively duplicating the block." Wait, what? Is it saying that the jackolantern... Ok, I can't make sense of this line. Can somebody clean it up to make sense? -Icalasari 22:00, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

It makes sense to me, dunno who wrote it but I can't find a flaw. He's saying if you place the jack o lantern on leaves it will appear in the world but not disappear from the inventory. (when you place for example, dirt, it goes from the inventory to the world, while the jack o lantern 'duplicates' itself because it appears in the world but also stays in the inventory. Think of it as a block with infinite amount of stacking, so long as you place it on leaves. --Antome 04:08, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
Ah, alright then. I thought it was saying if the block it is placed on leaves (as in is destroyed/melted) XD Thanks for the clarification! -Icalasari 05:32, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
No problem :D --Antome 10:00, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Useful underwater bug[edit]

I'm not sure where to put this but while experimenting with placing "floating" jack-o-lanterns in water (by removing blocks beneath it), I noticed that if you swim up below the jack-o-lantern there appears to be a small pocket of air where you stop drowning and can see normally. I confirmed this does not happen with all blocks but I haven't done an extensive test to figure out which blocks have the bug (dirt, cobblestone, and glowstone are all negative, the rest remain to be tested). Interestingly, however, blocks placed directly below the jack-o-lantern appear to extend the bug but not those placed horizontally next to it. I've been exploiting this to stay underwater without surfacing for long periods of time. Couldn't decide whether to note this under jack-o-lantern or drowning so I figured I'd just comment here at first in case anyone has an opinion. --Rvandam 03:43, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Why more luminescent[edit]

Why is the Jack-O-Lantern more luminescent than torches?

Maxum 20:28, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

I was thinking about that myself recently. All of the light sources which are blocks (Jack-O-Lantern, Glowstone, and Redstone Lamp) have level 15 whereas torches are level 14, so it's at least consistent. I thought of three possible explanations:

  • This ensures that the brightest air block is as bright as possible. (Since torches can be walked/seen through, you see 14 there, but you don't see the 15 of a light-emitting block.)
  • They are harder to obtain than torches, so they are better light sources.
  • It's a bug or sloppy implementation of light-emitting blocks.

(This is all speculation, so it doesn't belong in wiki articles.) —kpreid 21:30, 19 February 2012 (UTC)


Maxum 02:44, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

pumpkin lamp[edit]

if you place a lever next to it and turn it on ,it turns to a pumpkin, if you turn it off, it becomes a jack'o'lantern again, same with normal pumpkins

Sounds like a mod or something. Just tried this, no change. -- 22:15, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

Bright Snow Golem Idea[edit]

Stack to snow blocks and put a Jack-O-Lantern on top and a Bright Snow Golem would appear(Not in the game)! It gives off light. --Dinoboy411 16:06, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

Great idea! Tell it to Mojang, not Minecraftwiki! KingFlameTail 16:56, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

Name is wrong :-([edit]

The article, including its name, consistently uses "jack 'o' lantern", when it should at least be "jack o'lantern" -- that is, that's not a quoted "o", it's an abbreviation, from "Jack of the lantern". I would normally capitalize it as a name: "Jack O'Lantern"; I would also consider hyphens without the apostrophe or caps ("jack-o-lantern") to be a reasonable transformation. FWIW, I see that Wikipedia skips the capitals but uses two hyphens with the apostrophe ("jack-o'-lantern"), which also looks funny to me.

Between the PITA factor and possible blowback, I don't want to mess with this without consensus, but the status quo is definitely pushing my "someone is wrong on the Internet" button. --Mental Mouse 23:15, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

Someone is always wrong on the internet, but on this issue it isn't you. Jack 'o' lantern is mis-punctuated in the game, and its spacing is eccentric too. IMO the Wikipedia way is probably the most correct option, although treating the item as having a first name but not a surname, if you see what I mean, (hence Jack o'lantern) would also be a good alternative.
Report it as a bug, I'd say, then once the game text is fixed, the article and links can be corrected to match. But I am in favour of getting the game text corrected first.-- 23:53, 9 October 2012 (UTC)
OK, I did. The bug report is at . --Mental Mouse 18:51, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

Placing on transparent blocks?[edit]

According to the article on pumpkins, pumpkins can't be placed on transparent blocks. Is this different for Jack o'Lanterns? I need to place a strong light source on some glass blocks for an iron farm (well, I don't need to, because I'm playing Peaceful and don't have to worry about zombies spawning, but I'd like to in case I ever switch the game to some other difficulty), and haven't found any glowstone yet, and would much rather use Jack o'Lanterns anyway because I have a pumpkin farm that's actually far too efficient and have a lot of pumpkins to get rid of. :) –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Katerine459 (talkcontribs) at 13:19, 17 May 2015 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Playtesting it with glass and stained glass, it seems that jack o'lanterns and pumpkins have the same placing rules. – Sealbudsman (Aaron) SealbudsmanFace.png t/c 14:14, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. :) Actually, I discovered afterwards (newbie here!) that all I had to do was place it on something... anything... and then remove the supporting block afterwards. --Katerine459 (talk) 03:36, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
No problem! Ah I remember the days of wanting overhead light, and wanting it to be pumpkins... – Sealbudsman (Aaron) SealbudsmanFace.png t/c 03:52, 21 May 2015 (UTC)