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    Aylani

    I cannot see the trash icon :(

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    nukeforum

    How can I switch which channel I want to be considered "general"?

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    nammmmers

    Why can't we delete the #general channel? If not, why can't we check the "Read Messages" for the #general change?? I've re-purposed it to Announcements...

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    Merkuri

    Please, make general channel deletable or at least give me option to set default general channel.

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    Zei

    What if you ARE the server owner? The whole cog is gone for me.

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    Zeivy

    i cant delete a channel i dont want to delete the general one but there are other ones that i cant delete it doesnt have the gear button next to it?

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    Cilantrelle

    @Aylani make sure you're not in the #general channel! It won't appear in that one. =]

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    nukeforum

    @Cilantrelle Yes, but how do I switch which channel is designated as the default do-not-delete channel? I can rename #general to whatever I want, but it's still designated as the default. How do I change that setting?

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    Zei

    I have stated numerous times that I AM the server owner and I am locked out. Please help me! :/

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    Cilantrelle

    @biyabo sorry about that! The General channel needs to stay put so that users have a default channel to open to. There are 3rd party bots that can delete messages if you choose to find them.

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    Samirah

    add me? 

     

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    Cilantrelle

    @cutterchaz This can happen if you're not the server owner. If you've created the server, then you'll still be able to access the channel regardless.

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    ExoticSam

    i AM the owner of my server and i cant delete a channel that i have, its been bugging me for a while and i cant seem to get rid of it. I have tried making 5 other audio and channels and tried deleting it and it wont work. Can you help me. I AM THE OWNER!

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    G4mb7t [Altar]

    I have a question. As it seems I closed out myself from channel settings on a server. I just added all the people who can join and disbanded every possible action for "everyone". Since than I cant changel settings anymore on this channel. Did I close myself out as well?

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    Palozon (Edited )

    (insert lenny)

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    Playluxe

    How can I clear the #general chat with one click?

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    Exuno

    Um. Apparently you can delete the General Voice channel now? And if you do and don't have any other voice channels, you lose the voice channel heading and can't make a new one ever, it seems. Any workarounds, or should I just start a new server before it's too entrenched?

    --deleted and reposted: you can rightclick the server icon on the menu bar for a context menu with the option. Still probably deserves a clarity update of some sort.

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    Cilantrelle

    @nukeforum there's not really any "default" channel, but the #general just takes on the additional detail of not being able to be deleted. If you want to make a welcome portal, you can check out the "advanced community server setup" article. That one's a bit more detailed, though.

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    FlaSHbaNG_® (Edited )

    I want to change the #general channel to another channel / clear the chat on the general channel.How do I do that???

     

    Me and my other 2 friends took Discord to have fun and talk.We spammed the general channel insanely and now I want to make a public channel but I also want others to not see our past messages...Please help.

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    Cilantrelle

    @Time it's not possible to lock yourself out of a channel if you're the server owner. Can you shoot me an invite to the server here?

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    icefire (Edited )
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    DIAMOND POWER EU
    I wish to delete the holy server but cannot find were to do it
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    Cilantrelle

    @merkuri it'll help us a bunch if you could suggest it over at feedback.discordapp.com!

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    Cilantrelle

    ᕙ(ⴲ⏠ⴲ)ᕗ

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    Mongbat25

    I made a channel which now has no setting icon beside it and no trash can to delete it what other way do I use to delete this?

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    Cilantrelle

    @Mongbat25 if you don't see the channel settings icon (the cog highlighted earlier in the article), then the server owner has denied you the edit channels permission.

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    nammmmers

    How do I remove myself from this thread so that I no longer receive email notifications?

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    Cilantrelle
    @Caliginous we've got a chat clear coming! Be sure to upvote it over at feedback.discordapp.com.
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    Zei

    I am the owner of the server and one of my channels is missing the cog entirely. On mobile and desktop. The moment I clicked to the X in @everyone "Manage Permissions" or "Manage Channel" (can't remember), it no longer allowed me to edit anything, including to click off the X. All I could do was close the dialog box, and then the cog was gone. It's been a few days (and therefore a few restarts of the applications) and the problem persists. I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere else online. Any ideas?

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    Cilantrelle

    @Exuno You're right, I updated another article on this but didn't get around to this article. Right clicking & grabbing the Server Name context menu will solve that problem.

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