Public Server Guidelines Æ December 02, 2019 19:24 Updated Follow As an owner of a Public server, you and your server are responsible for helping users find a place to hang out and be part of a new community. With great power comes great responsibility; here's what you'll need to be Public. Guidelines Have a title and description that accurately describes the server: Help newbies understand why they want to join. Be accurate here— no one likes being misled. Have clearly posted rules/guidelines: Clearly label what is and is not allowed in your community. Effective rules define what kind of content and behavior is or isn't encouraged and tolerated. For example: "Please keep all music outside of regular voice channels and use appropriate music channels" "Be respectful of our community members. If they ask you for space, respect it and do not continue to contact them" Have a moderator team: Moderators can help ensure rule-breaking actions are not happening in your community and can help build your servers culture. Abide by the Community Guidelines and Terms of Service. Tips for success Do: Use roles: Be creative and think of how you can best engage your community! Roles not only give your server structure, but also gives your members a sense of belonging. Equip your mods: Set your server up for success and ensure your mods are role models in the community. Moderators are there to help your server run smoothly. Don't hesitate, moderate: Keep your server healthy and safe by using moderation tools to put disruptive users in check. Engage with your community: Servers are a great place for you to make friends and gather around the things you enjoy (like cats or a new RPG) and inspire others to do the same. Don't: Feed the trolls: Toxicity is contagious. Don't make opportunities for behavior that encourages violations of our ToS/CG. Mislead others: If your server description says "hey, come here to learn violin" or is named "Violin Lessons" and you are using it as an opportunity to lure and bully users, your community may be subject to being pulled from being Public. Be manipulative, deceiving, or just plain evil: Being a Public server is a privilege, not a right. If your server is found violating these guidelines, your server may be pulled from being Public (which disqualifies access to current and future Public server features like Announcement channels), and you may lose the ability to opt-in to be discoverable in Discord search. If your server is found to be violating our Terms of Service and/or Community Guidelines, it may be removed all together. Discoverable Server Guidelines In order for your server to be discoverable (appear in Discord search), your server must abide by the above Public Server Guidelines, as well as cannot: Be predominantly sexually explicit or focused on Not Safe for Work content. Be sold or transferred; if you do, the server must re-qualify to be discoverable. Related articles How to Properly Report Issues to Trust & Safety NSFW channels and content Your Content Clause Explained Requesting a Copy of your Data Announcement Channels!