How To Report a Discord Server (2023)

Discord is one of the most popular tools for gamers seeking a free text and VoIP service. The platform’s growth has seen the rise and fall of many server-based gaming communities. Discord allows all of its members to create their own servers and foster growth based on members’ needs. Unfortunately, some users take advantage of this freedom and create servers that violate Discord’s Terms of Service.

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Discord doesn’t monitor every server for violations. This means it’s up to the users to report a server. This article will teach you how to report a server on Discord and some other helpful tips along the way.

Report A Discord Server

The process for reporting servers is essentially the same as if you were to report an individual user or message. You will just need a little bit of extra information. Before you can have Discord’s Trust & Safety team begin an investigation on the issue, there are a few things you’ll have to do.

Things to Know

To avoid running the risk of reporting a server that is still well within the guidelines, you should first give them a once-over. Reporting a server that has continued to follow the guidelines could be seen as targeted harassment, and you may find yourself in the hot seat. So, do yourself a favor and do a bit of light reading first. You can find the full and updated list of Community Guidelines here.

For a quick rundown of things that Discord deems intolerable:

  • Harassment
  • Spam messages
  • Violating IP rights
  • Sharing child pornography
  • Glorifying or promoting suicide or self-harm
  • Distributing viruses
  • Threatening another user
  • Sharing images of gore or animal cruelty

You should also make sure that this is a server-wide problem rather than an individual user or two. Reporting an entire server for only a few of its members’ indiscretions is a tad extreme. Of course, if they are okay with it or happen to be participating, then reporting the server seems far more justified.

Before filing a report, the following information will be needed:

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  • The server IDs for every server you plan on reporting. Each server has its own ID, so be sure to document which ID belongs to which server to avoid confusion when presenting it on the report.
  • Message links encouraging the activity taking place which violate the community guidelines set forth by Discord. Acquire them from all servers that you’re reporting, similar to the server IDs. Three per server should do the trick, but the more, the merrier.
  • The User IDs of those engaging in the activity. This is not to be confused with the Username+Tag. The User ID is a permanent fixture and can’t be changed, unlike the Username.
  • To provide a brief explanation of what the server is doing to violate guidelines. This step is technically not mandatory, but it couldn’t hurt to point them in the right direction, especially if the issue has been happening for a long time.

Evidence is important, so regardless of what you’ve seen, read, or heard on the server, you’ll need to comb through it all. This is so you can collect each ID for the users and messages involved. The more evidence to back up your claims, the better. Be sure to hold onto all the messages, images, and IDs until after you’ve added them to your report.

Before you can grab the IDs, you’ll need to turn on Developer Mode.

Enabling Developer Mode

To report a server, Developer Mode must be turned on. This section will teach you how to enable Developer Mode so you can copy the Server ID and Message IDs of any chats you want to report.

To enable Developer Mode on PC (Desktop or Web app):

  1. Head to User Settings by clicking on the gear-shaped icon next to your screen name located at the bottom left-hand corner.
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  2. Then select the “Advanced” tab from the menu on the left.
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  3. Toggle the switch next to Developer Mode.
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To enable Developer Mode on iOS devices:

  1. Tap the Menu icon (three vertically stacked lines) in the screen’s top-left corner.
    • If you can already see the server icons to the left, you’re already on the correct window.
  2. Tap the gear-shaped icon (User Settings) located to the right of your screen name toward the bottom of the screen.
  3. Swipe up to the “App Settings” section and tap on Appearance.
  4. In the “Advanced” section, tap the toggle switch next to Developer Mode.
    • The toggle should show blue when the mode is enabled.
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To enable Developer Mode on Android devices:

  1. Tap the Menu icon (three vertically stacked lines) in the screen’s top-left corner.
    • If you can already see the server icons to the left, you’re already on the correct window.
  2. Tap your profile icon (User Settings) to the right of your screen name, toward the bottom of the screen.
  3. Swipe up to the “App Settings” section and tap on Behavior.
  4. Tap the toggle switch next to Developer Mode.
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Obtaining The Necessary IDs For Reporting

Now that Developer Mode is enabled on your device; it’s time to dig a little deeper and gather up all of the necessary IDs. The process for each ID will vary slightly depending on the ID you need and the app used.

SERVER IDS

To acquire a Server ID using PC (Web or Desktop app):

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  1. You’ll need to right-click the server’s name which can be found above the channel list.
  2. At the bottom of the list, select Copy ID to add it to your clipboard.
    • The ID will be a long string of numbers.
  3. Paste it to Notepad or a Word document.
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To acquire a Server ID using the Android app:

  1. Tap the Menu icon (three vertically stacked lines) in the screen’s top-left corner.
    1. If you can already see the server icons to the left, you’re already on the correct window.
  2. Press and hold the server’s name located above the channel list.
  3. Click ‘More Options.’
  4. Copy ID will be the last entry on the list. Tap it to copy the ID to the clipboard.
  5. You’ll want to paste the ID into either a Document app or into an email you can send to yourself.
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To acquire a Server ID using the iOS app:

  1. Tap the Menu icon (three vertically stacked lines) in the screen’s top-left corner.
    1. If you can already see the server icons to the left, you’re already on the correct window.
  2. Tap the triple-dot icon next to the server’s name found above the channel list.
  3. Select Copy ID from the menu to copy the ID to the clipboard.
  4. You’ll want to paste the ID into either a Document app or into an email you can send to yourself.
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MESSAGE LINKS

To acquire a Message Link using PC (Web or Desktop app):

  1. Hover the mouse cursor over the message and click on the triple-dot icon that pops up to the far right of the message.
  2. Select Copy Message Link from the menu.
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When it comes to mobile devices, only Android can copy the Message Link. For iOS users, you’ll have to log in to a PC and perform the previous method.

To acquire a Message Link using the Android app:

  1. Tap and hold the message.
  2. From the pop-up menu, select Share. This will open an additional menu.
    • The Share button should be located at the bottom.
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  3. Tap Copy to Clipboard from the second menu.

Now you can paste the link into your report.

Remember that once a message has been deleted, the content is gone, stripped of any record of ever being created. If the messages or content you are trying to report have already been deleted, Discord’s Trust & Safety team will not be able to retrieve it.

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You can still submit the report without the message links but the Trust and Safety team will have difficulty investigating the issue. This results in the possibility of no action being taken for the proposed violation.

USER IDS

To acquire a User ID using a PC (Web or Desktop app):

  1. Find the message that exhibits the violation and right-click on the username who sent it.
  2. At the bottom of the list, select Copy ID.
  3. Paste this into a text file or note, and annotate it correctly with User ID’ and the username so as not to confuse you later.
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Even if the user changes their name, the User ID will still identify them.

To acquire a User ID using a mobile device (iOS or Android app):

  1. You’ll need to go to the “User’s Profile.” While on the server, swipe left to pull up a list of members.
  2. Locate the member and tap on their username. This will open their profile page.
  3. Scroll to the bottom; under Developer Mode, tap on Copy ID.
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REPORTING

Once all the IDs and information have been acquired, you are ready to send the information to Discord’s Trust and Safety team.

The following information you will need for each section:

  • What can we help you with? – By clicking on the link above, this field should already be populated with Trust & Safety. If it is not, select it from the available options in the drop-down menu.
  • Your Email Address – Enter the email address you used to sign up for Discord.
  • Report Type – Select which type of violation has occurred from the available options in the drop-down menu.
  • Description – Input a brief description of the violation and reason for reporting as well as the IDs you’ve acquired as evidence.
  • Attachments – If you have added all IDs to a note or word document, you can upload it as an attachment here. It’s also very useful if you decide to screenshot the violations as proof. You can upload them here.
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Once you’ve finished the report, click on the Report button located at the bottom. The report will reach the appropriate department, and an investigation will ensue.

Frequently Asked Questions

Discord doesn’t make it as easy as other platforms to report users, messages, or servers. If you still have questions, keep reading.

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Can I retract a report?

Perhaps you were a bit too eager to report something you thought was a violation but had yet to give Discord’s Community Guidelines a once over. It turns out that what occurred was not, in fact, a violation at all. Sending false reports is against Discord’s Terms of Service, so it would be in your best interest to reach out for support as soon as possible.

On mobile, you can just head over to Discord’s Twitter page, DM them, and explain the situation. They’ll need you to provide the email associated with your Discord account so they can go in and delete the report. No harm, no foul.

You can do the same on a desktop as well or just submit a quick request to Discord Support, and they should get back to you within a few minutes.

How do I report behavior on a server to a moderator?

Before you report a server to Discord’s Trust & Safety team you may want to reach out to an admin or moderator to correct the action. Users with administrative roles can ban or kick users who are violating the rules.

To report behavior on a server you’ll need to message an administrator or moderator directly. Here’s how to do that:

1. Open the server and navigate to the channel where the messages are. Then look at the top of the menu to the right for the Moderator/Admin heading.

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2. Right-click the admin’s name you’d like to message. Then, click Message.

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Type a message and include a screenshot if you can grab one. Of course, if behavior that violates Discord’s terms & conditions persists after the moderators are aware of the situation, you may want to report the server to Discord. Especially if the server is encouraging the behavior.

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FAQs

How do I report someone on Discord server? ›

All you need to do is use your finger to press down, hold the desired message, and hit Report. You won't have to give any reasoning or ID codes. Discord's support team declares that it does view these reports as with all the others.

How do I mass report a Discord server? ›

  1. Run main.py.
  2. Paste the Discord Token.
  3. Discord server's ID the message was posted in.
  4. Paste the channel ID.
  5. Paste the message ID.
  6. Select a reasonable reason to the report.
  7. All set!
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How long does it take for Discord to respond to a report? ›

On average, it usually takes 24 to 48 hours for them to get back to you. However, in some rare instances, the reply could take up to a few days. Discord is a large company with a decent-sized customer service team. With each passing year, their userbase increases greatly.

How do I nuke a Discord server without admin? ›

What does nuking a Discord server mean?
  1. First, go to the Discord application on your PC.
  2. Then right-click on the server that you want to delete from the server list.
  3. Select “Server Settings” and then click on “Delete Server”.
  4. Finally, enter the server name and click on “Delete Server” once again.

Can I report a Discord server for harassment? ›

REPORTING PROBLEMS TO DISCORD

If it happened in a Direct Message or contacting the moderators doesn't help, fill out the Report Form. Please make sure to fill in all fields on the form. Providing a concise summary of the issue and including relevant message links will help us respond to your request quickly.

How do you get someone's Discord banned? ›

In the Discord server settings menu, press the Members option. Hover over a user in the Server Members list, then select the three-dots menu icon. From the menu, press Ban to ban the user. In the Ban box, you can provide a reason for the ban.

Do police investigate Discord? ›

If there is a valid legal reason the police can go to a judge and get a subpoena for Discord's records. That way they can get the information that you used to register on the server. The police can then share that information with the school district if they deem it appropriate.

What happens if you report a Discord server? ›

What Happens When You Report a Discord Server? After you report a Discord server, Discord's Trust and Safety team will look at the case. They will look at the server more thoroughly to see if something illegal has happened, or if the server has broken ToS. If there is a violation, they will act.

Can Discord shut down servers? ›

When hatred like this violates our community standards we act swiftly to take servers down and ban individual users.

How many warnings until you get banned on Discord? ›

Green ban reasons will receive three warnings within a week to qualify for a mute, and two mutes within a week before a Chat-Moderator takes further action with a day ban.

Can I get banned for false reporting on Discord? ›

Yes, it happens. Discord has ban waves and you can get false banned if Discord's anti-spam bot makes a mistake.

Does Discord care about reports? ›

Community Guidelines Enforcement

We encourage users, moderators, and trusted reporters to submit reports if they believe an account or server is violating our Community Guidelines. We review and analyze these reports to determine if the content or behavior violates our Community Guidelines.

How do I destroy a Discord server? ›

You can't. It means that it's impossible to destroy another's user server. If you do, it means Discord has a fragile, broken system inside; so if it happens, all Discord team's attention will be with you. You can get channels out of order, roles excluded and members banned, but you can't ever destroy a server (delete).

Can I kick a admin Discord? ›

No, the owner of the Discord has every permission, and even if they have no roles or a role below than you, they still have all permissions.

What is nuking a server? ›

It means when you destroy and delete everything in a server, all the admins and owners hard work.

Does Discord contact police? ›

Discord provides user information to law enforcement when we are in receipt of enforceable legal process. Discord works with law enforcement agencies in cases of immediate danger and/or self-harm, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 2702.

How do you punish someone on Discord? ›

We recommend only giving the timeout permission to server moderators and admins.
  1. Right click on a member's username.
  2. Select the timeout option.
  3. Set the duration.
  4. Give a reason if you like.
  5. Click “Confirm”.
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Does Discord know who banned? ›

Fortunately, Discord does not notify other users when they've been banned or booted. What's better is that they won't know WHO kicked them. This last bit is especially beneficial for servers with multiple admins.

How long Discord bans last? ›

The ban will be permanent until a moderator unbans the user, bots can however be used to temporarily ban a user. There are 2 different types of bans: Kick The user's account is removed from the server but they can join again if they want to.

Does Discord delete banned accounts? ›

If your account is on a permanent ban, then yes, it will be deleted.

Can you go to jail for Discord? ›

No. Not in the US. Simply being in the presence of a chat where someone else engages in criminal activity does not make you guilty of a crime.

Does the FBI have Discord? ›

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Can Discord chat be traced? ›

Discord staff have the ability to read the messages you put in chat or in a Direct Message, however there are very few people that have that capability (Ex the Trust and Safety team), and they won't go looking unless there is a reason to, such as someone reporting a violation of their terms and conditions and provides.

Will someone know if I reported them on Discord? ›

You will not get an email detailing any report against you. If Discord decides to take action against you, then you will get an email regarding the actions taken against you. If you are reported, you will only get an email if Discord takes action, for example, they ban or warn you, you will receive an email.

Is Discord closing in April 22? ›

Conclusion. All in all, Discord isn't shutting down any time in the near future! That message is made up by someone for some purpose.

Is Discord being deleted 2022? ›

So, there's no reason to shut Discord down in the near future. This rumour likely started due to messages that many people were receiving in their Discord accounts from random users. The message generated was fake, and there's no basis that the rumour itself is true.

Can Discord permanently ban you? ›

Understanding Discord's Bans

Like most other platforms, Discord will permanently ban users who violate the company's Terms of Service (ToS). But, that isn't the only threat on the platform. Administrators and moderators can ban you from a Discord server or channel too.

Is a Discord server ban forever? ›

How long does a Discord ban last? If you have been given a server ban, it is at the discretion of the server's admin team, so it could be lifted at any time. If you have been given a platform ban, it is a permanent ban.

Does Discord have banned words? ›

Discord's Built-In “Explicit Content Filter”

The only actual way to filter out any profanity from Discord is to acquire (or create) a bot with anti-spam and offensive word-filtering capabilities.

Are there any banned words on Discord? ›

There are no "banned words" on Discord - Instead, you need to follow the guidelines listed here: discordapp.com/guidelines Note that we don't allow things like hatred or targeted harassment.

Is Discord fine for 10 year olds? ›

How old should you be to use Discord? Discord requires that users be at least 13 years old, although they do not verify users' age upon sign-up. Common Sense Media also recommends Discord users be at least 13 due to its open chat.

Does Discord delete reported messages? ›

It is important to note that being able to see a message once it's been deleted is a breach of privacy of the user. Discord has made it public that deleted messages are permanently deleted from their servers and are no longer available.

Does deleting a Discord server kick everyone? ›

You'll need to confirm that you want to delete your server. If you're sure, tap Delete to confirm your choice. Once confirmed, Discord will delete your server. All server members will be removed and any saved or shared content will be erased.

Can you nuke a Discord chat? ›

NukeBot is a free to use Discord bot that is able to nuke channels. That means, it clears all the messages in a channel in a way that makes it impossible for users with modded Discord clients to recover these messages.

What is admin abuse? ›

Admin abuse is defined as the misuse or overuse of the admin commands and privileges either inside the group or the games. Admin abuse is one of the oldest concepts in Risk and is one of the most common reasons that staff members are demoted.

What is admin abuse in Discord? ›

They play God on the server and ruin the reputation of players by making other users believe users are the problem when they don't bow down to Administrators and Moderators.

Can admins kick the server owner? ›

An Administrator is a user who's been given certain privileges by the owner. They can do everything an owner can do, except they can't kick any of the other Admins or the owner from the server.

Is it easy to nuke a Discord server? ›

To summarize, it's difficult to nuke a Discord server if you don't have admin privileges. You'll need to somehow get admin privileges by: Using a bot. Convincing an admin to give you admin privileges.

What is a Discord raid? ›

Raiding is when a group of people coordinates to join a Discord server with the intention of causing trouble by spamming the server's voice and text channels.

Why do we call microwaving nuking? ›

People often say they are going to “nuke” their food, which is based on the common belief that microwaves reheat food by releasing radioactive energy.

Does reporting someone on Discord do anything? ›

When we receive a report from a Discord user, the Trust & Safety team looks through the available evidence and gathers as much information as possible. This investigation is centered around the reported messages, but can expand if the evidence shows that there's a bigger violation.

Can you report someone's account on Discord? ›

The easiest way to report someone on Discord is to simply tell a moderator of the server that the inappropriate behavior occurred in. If you want to report something to Discord's own Trust & Safety team, you'll need to turn on the app's Developer Mode.

Can someone see if you report them on Discord? ›

You will not get an email detailing any report against you. If Discord decides to take action against you, then you will get an email regarding the actions taken against you.

Can a Discord server get reported? ›

Discord doesn't monitor every server for violations. This means it's up to the users to report a server.

Can police track your Discord? ›

If there is a valid legal reason the police can go to a judge and get a subpoena for Discord's records. That way they can get the information that you used to register on the server. The police can then share that information with the school district if they deem it appropriate.

Does Discord report you to the FBI? ›

Discord works with law enforcement agencies in cases of immediate danger and/or self-harm, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 2702. We swiftly report child abuse material and the users responsible to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Can you get banned from Discord for reporting? ›

Discord will ban you for being in servers that violate the ToS even if you are the one that is reporting. So I guess remember to use alts when reporting content like this.

How do I report a Discord server under 13? ›

what should I do if I become aware of an underage user? If they are younger than 13, please send an email to abuse@discordapp.com!

Can someone stalk your Discord? ›

Can someone track you on Discord? No, not directly through Discord. Discord connects you and the attacker through a server. Therefore the attacker must hack Discord's servers to be able to get your IP address.

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