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    Potato

    My name is now Dick Eater and I can't change it. The struggles of not being server host.

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    Paarthurnax

    Lmao feels bad man

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    Slap Dash

    I believe would be beneficial if it showed name & nickname.. So actual name greyed out etc just a thought

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    Nicktacular

    I wanna know how i can add a metroid to the side of my head like in the Gif

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    Cloudmonkey98

    Slap Dash, that could already be seen, just click on the person themself

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    Lophostrix

    Is there any way to stop admins abusing their new power? because our's a an ass.

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    Slap Dash

    Cloudmonkey98, i already know it can be seen that way, but would be handy for quick lookup to appear automatically next to or underneath the Users Name in the right hand side User Tab...

    Eg: In steam i have nicknames added to all my friends Gametags with their Real names bracketed in grey.... Would just be handy if it were handled in the same/similar way.

    Quick whip up i created of the UI Change id prefer: http://imgur.com/vQkiBr0

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    Brithos (KGH)

    Does this works also on android app? I see the nickname feature work on desktop (web-access), but the same server on my android phone still has my original name.

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    2015Falcon | Alexis

    Brithos i have the same problem with my iphone 6. so i am guessing that the phones will be getting the update . i can see the others nicknames on my computer but not on my phone but the notificatons come through with the nicknames in that server

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    Reign

    Not being able to change your nickname if the server host hasn't given you permission is absurd. They can give you nicknames you hate that you can't remove. Please let anyone change it any time.

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    Dark Dragon D29

    So I'm in a channel and the server host has gave me a nickname (just because he got upset that i beat him at a game), which is what i would call horrid "MetaCunt" and i have no way to change. Please make it so i we can change it at any point or so we can change it once every so often.

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    PoloniumFist

    I have a "group of friends" server. One and only one of my members can't change his nick using /nick it just shows up in chat. I've made sure @everyone and his role have permission to change nickname (but can't manage).

    I'm PoloniumFist#7242 he is funkpanda#3957

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    【♔】Blaze

    i cant join server

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    CST_BlenderWizard

    There should be an option to disable nicknames for yourself even if your not a host, just in case the host is being dumb.

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    Shigbeard_

    Literally this feature is disgusting. Immature server administrators are using their powers to set the nicknames of some people to very inappropriate names. Included amongst these names are shining examples such as "Dick Eater", "Gaylord", "Master of Rape", and much much more. Putting the power of nickname management DIRECTLY into the hands of server staff and at the same time giving them the KEYS to lock away that power for themselves is not only illogical, its also irresponsible and disgusting.

    There are 3 solutions to this. Here they are in order of best solution to worst solution.

    1: Prevent the server staff from managing nicknames for other people. Nicknames should be picked by the person who is forced to wear them, and nobody else. Allow server staff to revert nicknames back to usernames, and prevent users from having nicknames (to prevent client side abuse) but not to set them.

    2: Add a client-side opt-out feature, where if this client has opted-out from nicknames, they cannot have nicknames applied to them at all. Not the prettiest solution but it would get the job done.

    3: Remove nicknames all-together. Some people like nicknames though, and there are some servers that dont abuse it, so you'd be stabbing them by taking this solution.

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    Elspeth

    isengard2

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    SirGeorgeWood

    noice update

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    RedShadow

    If a server has immature admins, leave the server.....
    If there are people on it that you need to talk to, bring them to another server (possibly your own).

    :D

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    Countess Cordelia Rovewater

    Doesn't work on Android app....fix please?

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    Cilantrelle

    @MeltedWater We're working on getting nicknames fixed up for the Android app, hang tight!

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    🐲DragonFire The Pizza God🔥

    agreeing with Shigbeard it should be nicknames should only be seen to the person who changed the name not forced with it, its terrible and makes discord worse, if i wanted to be that name i would have picked it, not make someone else pick it for me
    listing what Shigbeard put:
    1: Prevent the server staff from managing nicknames for other people. Nicknames should be picked by the person who is forced to wear them, and nobody else. Allow server staff to revert nicknames back to usernames, and prevent users from having nicknames (to prevent client side abuse) but not to set them.

    2: Add a client-side opt-out feature, where if this client has opted-out from nicknames, they cannot have nicknames applied to them at all. Not the prettiest solution but it would get the job done.

    3: Remove nicknames all-together. Some people like nicknames though, and there are some servers that dont abuse it, so you'd be stabbing them by taking this solution.

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    Cilantrelle

    @Real~DragonFire Thanks for the feedback. I'll pass it along to the team to see how we can improve.

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    darkline1

    Suggestion: allow us to set nicknames and a message appears an admin may change it.

    If disable, no ome can change others nickname and no message appears.

    If the setting changes everyone is notified.

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    Balmung Taichou-Tsukiumi

    Time for a new chat app adding trolling features for some people your online name is you true name and giving other people the right to change your name is a violation of our rights. I am truly horrified by this feature and feel as though I have violated.

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    CJejuni

    This feature is a pile of trash as it is. Who thought it was a good idea that admins should be able to have full control over individual nicknames? Not someone who gave it proper thought, so much is certain.

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    ApolloEuphoria

    Is it possible to change the nickname of your friend(s) so that only you see the names you gave them? It tends to help a lot with organisation and, in particular, my OCD, lol.

    Similar services such as Skype already allow you to do this, and it'd be especially useful to add to Discord in light of the mentioned feature. As users continue to change their primary nicknames (not solely server-based) and profile pictures, it can easily get confusing to tell who's who in a relevant, efficient manour. That's the sole reason why I switched over to Discord and stopped using Skype, for simplicity, convenience, and access. This feature, however, could be a breaking point...

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    Cilantrelle

    @ApolloEuphoria You can use the notes feature to keep tabs on your friends that constantly switch usernames and avatars, and only you can see them.

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    ApolloEuphoria

    @Cilantrelle Yeah, but it's definitely not as aesthetically pleasing and simple and efficient in reference... ;c

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    novasoal

    It's not possible to apply the formatting to names right? Like to have an italicized name?

     

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    Cilantrelle

    @novasoal I'm afraid not. =[

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