Author: tunnelrat <rxfoster gmail>     Reply to Message
Date: 9/27/2011 1:42:43 PM
Subject: Disabling monster spawners in 1.8

From Wackypedia

Note: Placing torches around a monster spawner used to deactivate it so that it could not spawn monsters, but that has been changed and no longer works, but (in 1.8) placing a single torch on top of the spawner will shut it off. If there is no valid place dark enough for monsters to spawn, however, no monsters will be spawned.