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Vegetarian spider eye[]

The poisonous potato seems like a vegetarian alternative to a spider eye. It doesn't seem to be able to be brewed, either, unlike a spider eye; so I guess this veggie version if not brewed, is at least alchemically more-poor? Ah, ok it is slightly less-restoring of hunger saturation, I wonder if it is a sort of "food booby trap" for the unwary (like in R L, as it says in Trivia). Yilante 9 /24 /2012 05:36, 25 September 2012 (UTC)

Phytophthora or Sun Blight[]

Is this a reference to the Irish Potato blight or is it sun scald. Seems they were leaning toward Sun scald in the trivia. ~Rusty Shackleford~ 22:38, 19 October 2012 (UTC)Mada1998

so minecraft has a poisous potato.[]

seems like this could be a good teaching tool for farming or shopping in general why doesnt it explain that some mushrooms are also very bad to consume? very cool tho minecraft... cant wait to see more beer and wine mods tho... awesome,do we smell a flovorology minecraft soon?? would be so awesome to have fruit to flovor my favorite minecraft consumeables alot of people dont know tomatoes on the vine have more flavor... but will rot faster than off vine tomatoes. so if you grow your own or get from a grocer. keep them on the vine till you are ready to use you get the benefit of a non dri tomato that can be canned or consumed with full flavor.. same with most herbs and of course dont forget strawberries.. fresh is always the way to go with food.–Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 16:37, 14 June 2013‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Merge with Potato?[]

The following is a closed discussion of a proposed merge. Please do not modify it. Any editors wishing to make further comments should start a new topic.

The result of the discussion was do not merge.

You can say no to this, but does anyone think we should merge this page with Potato? They are still two different items, but they are related, and the two pages are short enough that a merge could be done. Would this be a good or bad idea? -- 22:09, 29 June 2013 (UTC)

As you mentioned, they are technically two different items, and usually when two item pages are merged, they are technically the same item but with different data values. Even the four fish pages (which are all short and contain nearly identical information for the most part) are four separate pages, despite being technically the same item with different data values, which is more than we can say for poisonous potatoes. JMTyler (talk) 21:31, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

 Oppose Poisonous potatoes cannot be cooked, restore more than potatoes and are poisonous. The BlobsPaper.png 02:24, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
 Neutral — I’m not really sure, although poisonous potatoes are the same potatoes, just poisoned.
JMTyler, an average reader usually won’t look into technical data, since it doesn’t affect gameplay directly. If we were to merge or split based on data values, then we will have Dirt and Podzol merged — although podzol looks more similar to something like a grass block.
Blobs2, is it actually rational to base opinions only on properties themselves rather than taking their outcome into account? — Agent NickTheRed37 (talk) 13:01, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
They actually are not the same items, per my comment above. The BlobsPaper.png 14:48, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
So are variants of sandstone et al. — Agent NickTheRed37 (talk) 17:56, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
 Oppose per JMTyler and Blobs2. —Fenhl 19:36, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
Also  Oppose per JMTyler and Blobs2. -BDJP (t|c) 20:46, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
Also  Oppose per JMTyler and Blobs2. GRAND RADION (talk) 09:32, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
Also  Oppose per JMTyler and Blobs2. GoandgooTalk
12:27, 1 September 2015 (UTC)


5 users oppose, 1 is neutral (which is me). Arguments by JMTyler and Blobs2, regardless of their actual value (I tend to try to be as objective as I can), cast an overwhelming oppose wave by how easy are they to agree with. As the result, proposal is  rejected by Goandgoo. — Agent NickTheRed37 (talk) 15:28, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

Should they add this to brweing?[]

I think it would be a good idea to have this be an ingredient for some sort of debuff potion. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 19:14, 7 July 2013‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Multiplayer nuisance?[]

On a multiplayer server, if you get both an anvil and a potato farm, you could just endlessly farm your potatoes until enough poisonous potatoes are achieved. (Around 15), and then go to your anvil and rename the whole stack Potato. Then, you could find someone who is starving, and then give said stack to them and run away. Good way to get rid of these almost-useless things if you want to be a jerk. However, odds are they won't eat it, realizing its' green spots, but if they're so focused on not losing their stuff by dying, they might just eat it. - –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 23:59, 4 May 2014 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

I so need to do this. >:) MinecraftPhotos4U (talk) 19:52, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

"Poor growing conditions"[]

This page claims that the drop rate of poisonous potatoes will increase if under "poor growing conditions." There is no data to back that up and it doesn't describe what it actually means by that. Does anybody know if this is true, and do you know what "poor growing conditions" entail? JMTyler (talk) 21:34, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Removed. It was wrong; as long as the crop is fully-grown, the chance is 2%; nothing else is checked, including hydration state of the farmland. -- Orthotopetalk 21:39, 20 August 2015 (UTC)