Just like any other platforms, Discord has its own rules. There are also some rules for every Discord server. Everything needs to be followed by everyone. If you know someone that breaks a rule or simply shares something that you find inappropriate, you might think it needs to be reported. Reporting something or someone on Discord can help your server be a safe place for everyone, including yourself.
Method to report someone to a Discord server moderator
For those who want to report something or someone on Discord, the first thing that should be done is to talk to the moderator of your server. There is a moderator in every server, who may be the creator of the server or a team of people.
Server moderators have the privilege to remove messages as well as banning users. Basically, they can help you deal with the troublesome users. Everyone will know that someone is a moderator by clicking their name and checking their role.
If you see a Moderator or Admin under their name, it means they are the right person to go to. Each server will have its own titles that fulfill the same purpose. If you see someone has a crown next to their name, it means they are the owner of the server. Apart from the server moderator, this person would be a good one as well.
In case you cannot find a moderator, you are suggested to ask around on the server. it is possible for someone to know who is in charge, even if you cannot manage to find them by yourself. Once the moderator has been found, it is time for you to send them a message privately and talk about the one that you want to report.
Do not forget to add the reason why you want to do so. If you have evidence that the person that you want to report broke the rule, it is better for you to send them whether by sharing the screenshot of the inappropriate content or just simply telling the moderator where it is.
Apparently, the moderator does not take some of the reports. Some of the reports are often ignored. If you are in this kind of situation and you still feel that some actions need to be taken, then you are recommended to report the post straight to the Trust & Safety team of Discord.
Method to report someone to Trust & Safety team of Discord
Before getting the information that you need, you will be required to turn on the Developer Mode.
- First of all, open Discord on your PC or Mac and sign in to your account, if needed.
- Then, choose the gear icon that is able to be found at the bottom of the window near your username.
- In the next step, click Appearance in the left sidebar.
- After that, scroll down and toggle on Developer Mode.
Once you have toggled on the Developer Mode, the next thing that you will have to do is to get the user ID of the one that you want to report. In order to do so, all that should be done is to simply right click their username and choose the Copy ID. Doing so will copy a string of numbers to the clipboard of your computer. Please paste it into a place where you will be able to access easily later on.
If you have a certain message that you want to report, you will have to hand out the message link. Firstly, go to the message that you want to report and click the three dots that show up when you hover the message. After that, choose Copy Link and paste it somewhere that is easy to access later.
If you have important information, you are able to send it to the Trust & Safety team of Discord. Remember to give your email address and paste two IDs that you obtained before into the Description box. Make sure to also give more context to your report by describing that you think was broken by the one that you are reporting.
The report will be sent to Discord after pressing the Submit button. When everything is done, the only thing that you can do is to wait until they send you an email if they want to reply to your report.
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On mobile device:
Just like on PC, you will also have to turn on the Developer Mode at first.
- The first thing that should be done is to open Discord app on your phone and go into your user settings. You can do it by tapping the gear or profile picture icon that can be found beside your username in the side menu.
- On iPhone, tap Appearance and then Advanced. If you are an Android user, scroll down to App Settings and tap Behavior.
- Then, turn on Developer Mode by toggling that option to the On one.
The method to get the user ID
The method to get the user ID will vary depending on the type of phone that you are using. However, here are the steps that you can do in general:
- Firstly, open the profile of the user by tapping on their icon.
- When it opens, tap the three dots located in the upper right corner of the screen and choose Copy ID.
- Once it is done, paste the ID somewhere when you can copy it again later.
In order to get the message link, you should go to the message and then tap and hold on it. If you are using an iPhone, choose Copy Message Link. If you have an Android phone, then please choose Share and then “Copy to clipboard”.
In the end, you will be able to send that information to the Trust & Safety team at Discord for evaluation. When you do this, please paste the two ID into the Description box and give some more for your report.
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