Add functionality to nickname others

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  • Elly

    Click on the person you want to add the nickname to and you can add it under the "Note" section. This idea has already been implemented.

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  • EXPLODINGDRAGON

    Maybe also add an option to override server nicknames / names (only visible to you tho)

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  • texasbubb

    This would be a very helpful feature.  So many like to change names frequently, it is hard to be sure who is who...  Being able to add a private nick is just the sort of thing to resolve any confusion.

     

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  • Laeura

    Yes it's a good idea ! It would be nice and fun to integrate this feature!

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  • Lance McClain

    Thanks for the reply! Thank you for up-voting this feature, I agree with you! :)

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  • JakeNBake

    There's already a feature that Discord calls Server Nicknames, and they're more based around giving yourself a name... Maybe it could be more like a tag system to organize your friends?

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  • Lance McClain

    Yes, But that's only for servers, Not for friend DMs.

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  • nolargemonsters

    Notes aren't easily visible and can't be used for sorting. If they were all that was needed we presumably wouldn't need server nicks either. Agreeing with the OP that it should be implemented for friends, at the very least.

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  • Nanyo

    Hey this might not be exactly what you’re looking for but below a users profile you can add a note to them, this can be whatever you want (in your case their nickname)

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  • Lance McClain

    Not what I'm working for, The issue with doing that is you can't find the person via the find feature (CTRL + F) and it also doesn't change their nickname.

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  • Chikun89

    Like on steam that you can nickname people?

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  • fantom

    Similar to that, but it wouldn't be for just your friends. It'd be everyone on the server, but not a server setting. It'd be a client setting

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  • Tex

    I think it would be better if that is a server option, not a personal option.
    So a server decides if you can or can not see that from ALL member (or certain ranks).
    It would help me out with the gaming community I run to easier Identify people with their nicknames in the server or their discord tag in DMs...!

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  • agenderemrys

    (for now, at least) Just add their name to the user notes/have them add your name to the user notes, and click them to check when you're like 'wait who tf is that'? 

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  • Dust

    As an artist who gets in contact with most of his commissioners through discord (chat is quicker than notes), sometimes theyd change their username and forget to remind me, so when i look for them i cant find them and thus they end up losing their slot and i lose a client; sure i can ask them for a set userpage i can reach them out to, or set up a server, but both are too time consuming to manage; i could just add their username to their notes and then look for it in the search feature and it would be super helpful, it would also help me categorize them (IE if i add the Commissioner word on the notes, it would show all people with that word on their note)

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  • TehShrike

    I've been recording friends' names in the user notes.  The problem is, I can't type their name into the Ctrl+K quick search to bring them up.

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  • Lulu

    Yes please!!!

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  • blankiok

    This needs to be a thing.

     

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  • Lulu

    Yes please!!

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  • Sosig
    Would be a lovely feature to see implemented, especially for those tricky friends who change names often.
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  • Sly
    It is really useful indeed I have already gone through the issue of having to find out who is it and having people removed thinking it was my brother adding em but it was just a name change... so it would help a ton having a feature like this 😄
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  • Destroyer1727

    At first this sounds like a great idea, but after you think about it more, I am not sure how this could help many people.

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  • Destroyer1727

    Also this is a duplicate post of another that was only made about an hour before

    https://support.discordapp.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360038103271-Nicks

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  • geddy135

    Because I'm not talking about servers. I'm talking about my personal friends. The other guy was talking about personal nick names on servers.

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  • emilbees

    I came looking for this exact feature. My SO and I share several servers and being able to give them a special nick that I know is only attached to our DMs would be great. Obviously we both have personal info about each other that we don't necessarily want divulged. When the notification popup appears for a DM, the only difference from a server popup is the lack of a server name. Cue mini heart attacks as I double check the channel and server it's coming from to be absolutely certain. 

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  • zSnails

    you can already do that in your servers, also what use could this have?

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  • Mason16

    Say your friend is the type of friend that changes their name / pfp a lot, it can be really useful for that. Also it can just be useful for keeping track of who's who, I could see it being very useful for me at least, and I'm sure for other people.

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  • Xx_SuPeRsLaYeR_xX

    then just set their nickname? lmao

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  • Ekusu

    What I think he means is a nickname only for your client without changing his server nickname which can be different on every server, and maybe you don't even have the rights to change the nickname.

    What should be mentioned is that both the username as well as the nickname can change at any time, the nickname can even be different on every server. Something like that, the AKA is already a feature btw.

    You can more or less add your own nicknames with notes already but you have to open those every time to check them.
    I would actually like to see this feature too, since I have quite a lot of friends on different servers with different names that also sometimes change their nicknames or even username, and its kinda annoying to always have to figure out who is who.

    I would limit it to only friends thought. 

    About the format, "Username (Nickname)", of the name thought not sure , since you could also just give that name to yourself, maybe highlight the "client nickname" or so. (like the AKA)

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  • Catman

    I get how this may be weird from a server view point, but it would be very helpful to set nicknames for my friends. This way I can remember who they are when they change their own names or pictures. Basically, the same way that you can set nicknames for friends in Steam.

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