Discord Community Guidelines

We like playing games. We also happen to like playing games with friends. That is and will continue to be Discord's driving motivation. The relationships, memories, and laughs we experience from gaming are what drive us to create a remarkable product that millions of people use - from small groups of ten friends to extremely large servers where thousands of people can connect.

In order to further our philosophy of safety, we've developed the following community guidelines to explain how we plan on handling the bad guys that jeopardize our players' ability to play games, safely, with friends.

Want to level up your safety on Discord? Learn how here. You can also level up your server's safety too.

Now, on to the guidelines.

The following is awesome:

  • Playing games with your friends.
  • Hanging out in communities of peoples.
  • Making connections and having fun.

The following is not tolerated. We will remove content and issue a warning. Subsequent misconduct and cases of extreme severity will result in account deletion:

  • Organizing and participating in raids or other forms of harassment. Do not engage in or post content encouraging the harassment of individuals or communities. If someone is harassing you or your community, be proactive and block them immediately. Use the report button to notify our team of any harassment you encounter.
  • Circumventing tools that enable users to protect themselves and/or repeatedly targeting a user with unwanted friend requests or messages. Do not create spam accounts for the sake of annoying users with requests or other tactics. Do not disguise yourself in attempt to contact someone who has blocked you. Show respect to other people's desire for space.
  • Do not share images of gore and/or animal cruelty. Do not share or post graphic images for sadistic pleasure, glorification or celebration of violence. It's gross and not welcome on Discord.
  • Sharing illustrated pornography which depicts minors (such as lolicon or shotacon). We believe it's tasteless and doesn't belong on Discord.
  • Do not share content that violates another person's contractual, personal, intellectual property or other rights. Do not share or post links that violate the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). We respond to DMCA requests as described in our Terms of Service.
  • Not properly labeling NSFW channels. Some content just isn't appropriate for kids under 18, so let's do the right thing in our community. Discord requires that you label any channel containing adult content as NSFW. This will add an age gate to the channel, protecting those who wish not to see.
  • Sharing content or promoting, in general, self-harm or suicide. Don't post content that promotes or glorifies self-harm or suicide. This includes any content that encourages others to: cut or injure themselves; embrace anorexia, bulimia, or other eating disorders; or commit suicide rather than, for example, seeking counseling or treatment. Online communities have the power to lift people up from dark places - be the kind of person who lifts others.
  • Spamming of the support team, trust and safety team, and report button. Do not use these channels to make false reports or spam multiple reports to Discord. We are committed to addressing each item as they come in as quickly as we can.
  • Don't do anything illegal on Discord. This is directly from our Terms of Service. We will take immediate action if you: Violate any applicable laws or regulations, or promote or encourage any illegal activity including, but not limited to, hacking, cracking or distribution of counterfeit software, or cheats or hacks for our or another company or person's Service. Basically, don't post or post links to hacks/cracks/exploits in games/software.

The following is completely unacceptable and will result in immediate removed content and account deletion:

  • Do not share content that is found to be directly threatening someone's physical or financial state. Do not threaten to harm another person or someone related to another person in any capacity. Do not tell other people you will hurt or kill them. KYS is a stupid acronym, even sarcastically.
  • Do not share content related to minors that is sexually suggestive or violent. Do not share or post links to images that depict minors or underage individuals engaged in violent, sexually suggestive, shameful, or otherwise inappropriate situations.
  • Do not share or threaten to share personal information of another user - this includes but is not limited to home address, phone number, email, social security number, and photos. Respect other people's desire for privacy.
  • Do not share or link to content with intent to shame or degrade another individual. Do not share or promote sharing of revenge porn. Don't be a bully. Don't be an ass.
  • Do not distribute viruses or pirated software. Do not engage in or promote phishing activities. Do not threaten another user with digital harm including but not limited to viruses, hacking, and spying.
Need to submit a report?
Check out this guide on how to submit a report through the Discord app.