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  • AelarTheElfRogue

    I really don't feel like this should be a hard feature to implement, and definitely not something that should be behind a $10/month paywall. It's frustrating that this has been open for 6 months and there isn't any official word from Discord to even say that it is something that they are considering or not.

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  • Cis White Matt

    This thread is so popular that there's been separate threads on this support forum just asking if anyone higher up has seen this thread. If you go into the forum page and look at new posts and start scrolling you'll eventually run into multiple closed threads that ask what the devs think about this thread.

    So far from what the support team has been saying to the other threads, it doesn't seem like Discord has anything planned for this feature at the moment. Or if they are they aren't sharing their progress publicly.

    I really hope that they do implement this feature, but make sure if you read this to share this page with your friends so that they can upvote this thread too and give their 2 cents. I've been subbed to this thread for over 3 months now, and for a forum that nobody really uses (lets face it you probably got here through a google search like I did) it seems we get a new comment here every day, which is impressive enough.

    Some comments here also mention identity theft because with the use of this feature people can copy names and pictures, but that's why we have DMs we can open up, and username # tags, and mod roles on big servers can help with those types of trolls. Plus if someone is going to mimic someone else, they're going to do that regardless of if this is a feature or not, i've seen it happen on public servers, they just change their profile pic even without this feature. Actually if we implement this feature it'll make it easier to spot impersonators, because the impersonator could change their server-side profile picture but still show their default picture and username when you click on them.

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  • RaspberryDrank

    DO THIS! This can also be used to prevent people from abusing the profile pic system to use inappropriate profile pictures. As a server owner i would like to be able to Change the profile pic of a user (in my guild) if I deem it as inappropriate, the same way as the "Change Nickname" system is used. This should also be opened up to developers so we can either change the avatar of a user in the guild or remove/hide it completely.

    The changes would only apply to the guild that changes it. So if i change someones avatar on my guild, if they are on another guild, their avatar wont change.

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  • FiretronP75

    Although this issue has the most comments, it is far from having the most votes. I guess that is why it is lower priority. I don't know how so many other issues got so many more votes than this one, without much commenting under them. Makes me wonder...

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  • Danimal0017

    100% needed!!!! I am running a couple servers for multiple RGP games. We would love our avatars to match the character in each game setting rather than our main profile pic. Please Please Please make this available!  

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  • Stephen

    Allow mods to change it just like nicknames

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  • Izzy

    I'd pay money for this feature. 

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  • gtflip

    "It won't be a technical issue, it will be a storage issue."

    I've seen this point raised before, and I think the extra storage required would be vastly overwhelmed by all the pictures and videos people post.  When I download your avatar, e.g., it's 2081 bytes.  I believe the limit is 8MB per photo or video upload for non-Nitro users, so you'd have to have thousands of different avatars to get close to the limit for a single upload.

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  • kari

    if we can have animated icons on nitro, i don’t see how bandwidth would be an issue for static icon changes per server. it would help out a lot in both gaming, role play, and professional servers. there are more pros a than cons here. come on, discord. give the people what we want!!!

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  • Toreago

    Just throwing in my support for the idea

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  • StepS

    According to their latest comments, they are "aware of the desire":

    https://twitter.com/discordapp/status/1127251372573974530

    That was back in May, however.

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  • Warrior

    Every time I read the pop-up in Discord about new features I am disappointed to not find this feature in the list. How many more times does Discord have to keep disappointing everyone like this?

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  • Esper

    So I moderate two community servers, have about a dozen personal social servers I'm part of, and two related to gaming groups. I have to use a super generic avatar that kinda works for some of them, but not others. Would really love to have a feature like this.

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  • irish.texan

    Why has this still not been implemented?

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  • Gary

    Yeah I want this sooooo bad...

    Business servers need a certain level of professionalism, some servers need a level of anonymity, some are for close friends where you want something silly or your IRL face etc.

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  • Kewlin

    I can certainly see why it wouldn't be a feature, but it would be great if it was.

    Alternatively, if that's too much, at least let people have a SFW and NSFW avatar like Gravatar lets you have. I've had an annoying history of people with NSFW avatars on my servers, so why not allow a SFW and NSFW avatar for everyone?

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  • +freez

    You mean pretty much like custom nicknames but with pfp.

    Seems fair tbh

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  • Dangelman

    Is this still a thing? Because we need it!

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  • Flashlight

    i need this, i had a furry profile picture but it caused a former friend tog et toxic again and ask for my brothers information because he saw the icon

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  • slp0001

    PLEASE. My current avatar at the time of this post is for one RP chat I'm in, and I just joined another, and everyone there has an avatar of their characters besides me- I'd love to be able to be my character in both group chats!

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  • Chris Ellis

    Yes, please!

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  • justmutantjed

    I would enjoy this feature a lot. Great idea!

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  • Izzy

    This needs to be a thing. 

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  • Werepotato (reviving)

    this should be a thing

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  • DqFT

    I would LOVE to see this added to discord - hopefully some devs see this and implement it.

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  • Troika

    I'm surprised this isn't already a thing on discord. :s

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  • Ted

    Yes, please.

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  • Miingno

    So little votes but highest amount of comments in this category D:
    Also need this pls :3

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  • SCWProductions

    Tbh this would work great for many servers

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  • HumbleBeast

    This needs to be done! Please devs discord is awesome and this would make it that much better!

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