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    BoffinbraiN

    I would recommend having an actual grey dot for the offline mode, since people with greyscale avatars might have trouble identifying what their status is.

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    Hwialex

    the idle status means "being away from discord tab" or "being in the screen saver mode for my computer" ?
    same with "online" : does it mean that the person is in the discord tab or that the computer isn't in screen saver state ?
    how long is the delay between the change of color ?

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    Cedo

    But what do peoples' colors mean? I noticed the ppl who have been visiting the server the longest have red, and the newest folks have green. Is that how it works?

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    Lawlietta ˎ₍•ʚ•₎ˏ

    @Cedo, people's colors can be changed based on role. It is a new function as of lately, the server owner can change it in 'Server Settings'. Here's the Discord blog post about it: https://blog.discordapp.com/upcoming-discord-feature-colors-based-on-roles/

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    NoVT

    Is there a way to manually set your status? If there is, where is it?

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    Cilantrelle

    @NoVT: Nothing yet. =[ User statuses are in the works at the moment.

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    Supuhstar

    I wish I could manually set my status. What if I'm writing and want to be seen as idle, but also want to keep Discord open in the background in case I get an important message?

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    Cilantrelle

    @Supuhstar we hear you! You can upvote your suggestion in the Uservoice channel over at feedback.discordapp.com. Check it out!

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    shadowdancer16

    I would suggest people being able to change their status. Because of the way my computer functions and the fact the Discord is always open, I'm always set as online. I'd like to change my status to idle or offline so I stop getting notifications that wake me up at night.

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    Cilantrelle

    @shadowdance16 that's what feedback.discordapp.com is for. =] I know user statuses have been suggested a few times already!

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    OldDogy

    @BoffinbraiN That really matters, not.
    What i want to say in a nice way, is that if a person has no dot , that person is offline, plus there name is in the offline tab... So i don't see how someone can be confused... gray-scale /colored/ or no profile picture at all...

    What I can't wait to see, is Green-Online; Orange-Away; Red-Busy; Non-Offline and be able to set that as status. while Away(& maybe Busy) would Mute all notifications ?

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    Cilantrelle

    @OldDogy I know you're tired of me saying this already, but you can upvote it over at the feedback site. =] User statuses are getting some momentum over there.

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    OldDogy

    @Cilantrelle Waaay ahead of you ;) and it's ok it's what you should do :D

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    LordDecapo

    can we have a way to edit our own status?

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    Cilantrelle

    @LordDecapo We're working on it! You should check out feedback.discordapp.com and upvote it there as well. =]

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    Mezakai

    I can't get myself out of idle state. When I join my servers chat channel, it automatically puts me into the afk channel, even if I'm talking. I setup my input and output devices but can't hear my friends or talk and I can never have the green icon for my avatar.

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    Cilantrelle

    @Mezakai Idle and AFK channel work a little differently! Shoot us a ticket over at support@discordapp.com, and we'll be happy to help.

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    Mezakai

    I have submitted a ticket request

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    AussieGirlEmi
    Are you going to by chance, make it so people can change their status from Online to Away, kind of like how you can do it on Skype? Instead of the going into away mode when you have been AFK for a bit.
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    Cilantrelle
    @AussieGirl User statuses have been recommended a lot so far! Check it out over at feedback.discord.app.com :D
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    Mjölnir
    OK, I looked for this for quite a while as well until I realized you could not, yet. Please include this. I can't imagine using this going forward without the ability to set my status. A combination of the options that Steam + Skype has would be an awesome start!
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    Patrick

    Sometimes the dot looks like a line of 3 dots, instead of a single dot... and that means?

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    Old Man Jenkins

    I'd like to be able to set custom dot colors! The green dot looks really gray to my special eyes.

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    Planetguide_LAB

    I agree with Old Man Jenkins. Custom colors is a great idea, especially for people who have other things to do on their computer. You can set up a code with your teammates by saying that red means this and chartreuse means that. I use my computer a lot and sometimes don't want my friends bothering me while I do my work, so, for example, a "do not disturb" feature would be a great addition.

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    Cilantrelle

    @Planetguide Definitely! We're looking into putting in a user status function as part of the friends list update. Be sure to upvote over at feedback.discordapp.com!

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    clambake

    I agree with Old Man Jenkins and others, that the green and gray dots are indistinguishable to my eye, which kind of makes the entire system unusable. Simply removing the gray dot again (or changing it to red etc) might actually be the best idea, isn't it something like up to 1/3rd of all N. European descended men have some degree of red/green colorblindness? And a way to manually set my green dot to yellow is a very VERY basic privacy feature that every messaging program I've ever seen in the history of the internet has had. I use the little X in the upper-right corner as my away button for now, but it's less-than-ideal.

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    [EDT/QA] Murray

    what does a purple dot mean? One user in our room is purple, though everyone else is green...
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    PinkyDash

    what does the purple dot mean plz tell

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    Fractura

    Purple = streaming on twitch.tv

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    SirGeorgeWood

    noice update

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