SimpleAFK - A simple to use AFK system with advanced features

Version: v0.9.1
Tested against CraftBukkit Release Build: 1.1-R4

SimpleAFK is a very basic AFK system, though higly configurable and with some nice features. Initially I created this Plugin for my own Server but when it got more features and I saw no other Plugin offering a similar feature set I'd though I'd also release it here.

Optional additional Plugins:

  • Any plugin that utilizes the Display Name (to make the Display Name change take any effect). For example (and tested with):
    - iChat
    - motd v1.0
  • WorldGuard for having different Auto AFK times for protected and unprotected regions


  • Set yourself as AFK
  • Check if other Players are AFK
  • List all Players which are currently AFK
  • AFK-Booter (kick AFK players after a specified time)
  • Right-Click a player to check if he is currently AFK
  • Automatically set Players as beeing AFK when they Idle for a certain (configurable) amount of time (Different AFK times for protected and unprotected regions using WorldGuard)
  • Change players Display Name when beeing AFK (iChat or some similar Plugin needed)
  • Automatic AFK-Disable on player movement
  • Block pushing of Players which are currently AFK
  • Make a player automatically send a chat-message when going AFK
  • Make a player automatically send a chat-message when coming back from beeing AFK
  • Automatically broadcast a message when a Player goes AFK
  • Automatically broadcast a message when a Player is coming back from beeing AFK
  • Highly configurable through Config file:
    - Change any message displayed to or automatically sent by the users (Supporting Chat Colors and Multi-Line messages)
    - Enable or disable the automatic chat-messages
    - Enable or disable "Automatic AFK-Disable on player movement"
    - Enable or disable Display Name change and edit the pattern how to change the Name
    - Enable or disable "Automatic AFK on Idle" and set time used as treshhold as well as the default AFK Message to use for this feature

Plugin usage:

  • /afk [message]
    Set you as AFK ([message] parameter is optional, you can also be AFK without any message)
    Change your current AFK message
    Set you as back from beeing AFK (when [message] is empty and you are set AFK at the moment)

  • /isafk [name]
    Check if the player [name] is currently AFK
  • /afklist
    Lists all players which are currently AFK

Plugin setup:

Just copy the SimpleAFK.jar file into your Plugins folder. Upon first startup it will create a folder "SimpleAFK" containing the default config files (all messages in english) in which you can do all further configurations. The default config file is commented and should be pretty self-explanatory ;)

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  • Avatar of MGbeenieboy MGbeenieboy Sep 13, 2013 at 22:04 UTC - 0 likes

    I have a bug, players get kicked after an amout of time which i definetly have not configurated.

  • Avatar of Marium0505 Marium0505 Mar 21, 2013 at 19:29 UTC - 0 likes

    Hmm... does this support Essentials?

  • Avatar of MathieuTondreau MathieuTondreau Mar 16, 2013 at 15:45 UTC - 0 likes

    Is this one going to be able to work with 1.5?

    Montropolis Mc Server

  • Avatar of VoidRipper717 VoidRipper717 Aug 17, 2012 at 03:39 UTC - 0 likes

    You are really discouraging. i was gonna use this and thought it was SOOO epic. until i saw that you havent touched this since MARCH, and said you would add perms soon IN MARCH.
    You ruined SimpleAFK for me.

  • Avatar of Jobsti2 Jobsti2 Aug 16, 2012 at 23:07 UTC - 0 likes

    Works with #2335, but Updates for
    async Chat and Support for &o &l.... would be nice. (Also see my post #48)
    Survival Server X-rated, Hard. Since Alpha 1.1!
    How to run and configure a Minecraft Server with Bukkit (WIP) German,

  • Avatar of CreepinBoss CreepinBoss Aug 07, 2012 at 21:08 UTC - 0 likes

    @Alslinet: Go

    Yes it does work, I'm use bukkit 1.3.1-R1.0 and this plugin. (:

  • Avatar of Alslinet Alslinet Aug 07, 2012 at 15:39 UTC - 0 likes

    Does this work with Bukkit 1.3.1-R1.0?

  • Avatar of Jobsti2 Jobsti2 Jul 30, 2012 at 05:28 UTC - 0 likes

    Plugins works also great with r5.0

    But a update would be nice, I miss a option to auto-change the name in the TAB-list.

  • Avatar of NowOnBukkitDev NowOnBukkitDev Jun 08, 2012 at 18:01 UTC - 0 likes

    Are you going to update sometime? If not would you mind opening the source?

    All AFK Plugins are either outdated or don't include the following funktions:

    • auto afk (and auto kick)
    • list afk players
    • no moving and no damage while in afk mode
    Last edited Jun 08, 2012 by NowOnBukkitDev
  • Avatar of callmejordy265 callmejordy265 May 08, 2012 at 14:21 UTC - 0 likes

    I wonder what happened to bassfader =[


Date created
Aug 25, 2011
Last update
Mar 05, 2012
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