"Banner" a selected pinned message to the top of a channel.

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  • Yaco

    Please make this a thing. I am a part of a few Discords with 10k+ users on them, and the flow of information could be a lot better if those users coming to our support channels could potentially see an instant answer to a wide spread issue we're working on.

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  • Da Bald Eagul

    That is called topics, you can set one for every single channel.

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  • Kailoren

    Funny how I said that they won't work because they don't show up on mobile without going into the channel settings (which is in the same menu as the pinned messages anyway so defeats the purpose of using the topic), and on desktop will only work provided that the message you want to display is pure text and is short enough to actually display along the header of the window.

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  • Da Bald Eagul

    On mobile it is on top of the user list
    On desktop you can click on it to show full message

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  • Bored

    Channel topics like the current pin icon are very inconspicuous and this makes them a poor way to inform people as they are not something people's eyes are drawn to. Just because you can put some information there and it's technically visible doesn't make it an effective way of communicating information. Pins right now do a poor job of ensuring people see information and the alternatives are also ineffectual. Having more clearly visible pins would be a godsend and make the life of many a server admin much easier.

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  • TimThe
    for this kind of stuff i would suggest using a separate channel (like a announcements channel) that you can direct people to
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  • Xblade

    And could have 2 options for these sticky pins:

    1 - Only show once until the user clicks the "x", until that pin is updated.

    2 - Always show that pin no matter what (for super special channels like reporting something specific).

    EDIT: Hehe, I was able to upvote myself. Is that intended?

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  • Jarvis

    I agree that this would be useful.  Or even a motd type message that posts when a user joins a channel for the first time each day.  any way to provide standing information to members that is a little more robust then the channel description field.

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  • LuckyXIII

    I would prefer to have a interactive topic that is similar to a MOTD so people wont have to open pins or look at the topic which should be used as something else.

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  • tamarok

    Could this be addressed by a bot?

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  • Random Dude

    ''Could this be addressed by a bot?''

     

    If it was addressed by a bot, it would be limited to servers that bot is in. It would also be more secure if it was moderated by discord.    

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  • Forgi_Forgeth
    I guess it could count as server pins
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  • Nico123o

    Yeah I could really use this as a community engagement tactic. I think they should structure it where you can make the channel a "MOTD" channel only, so that certain roles can use it, and you can use channel-specific features.


    Thanks!

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  • M.

    I like that train of thought but it seems like you could do that by having a channel called motd and updating it every day to only have the new message?
    What I was getting at in the first post was that in a large discord a LARGE number of that group wont look at chat history, pins, or other channels(like announcements channel). They just hop in general and ask  what they want the answer for(like say for example they are asking if a server for a game wiped), just as the last 30 people within the span of 2 hours also did. I dont know that some of these people have ever even seen the announcements channel or pinned stuff lol So if we could display a one sentence pin as a banner at the top of the chat itd help a lot.

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  • Lucidarior

    there could be a possible new channel with only announcement-posts in it, e.g. where members couldn't reply, just read posts of this channel there.

    my personal suggestion would be: posts can be pinned also in direct-messages with single users (also in groups on servers too), but the others and especially in a two-user-conversation, it would be way cooler to kinda hide this "user pinned a new post"-hint there.

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  • Sonicwave

    I often see servers where the pinned messages are random joke posts (possibly creating the impression that pins aren't for important things), and some servers have both jokes and rules in the pinned messages and expect you to look through it all. A separate sticky message (maybe with the option to dismiss it) that appears in the bottom of a channel would definitely be nice.

    Pinned messages also aren't very intuitive for people who are unfamiliar with Discord, especially on the mobile layout where it's hidden behind a menu and there isn't an indicator when new messages get pinned.

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  • gEE

    Please make this happen, so we dont need to have bots do it.

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  • Forgi_Forgeth
    This is good for pinning the top pins, I guess you could call it pinning the pins.
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  • Paradox
    I think it'd just make more sense to allow server admins to reorganize pinned messages in the order they want
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  • Anatomis (Perfect)
    Yes, I agreed and liked this suggestion.
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  • Valcrye
    Well one thing you could always do, is you can set the channel topic to whatever you need, and it will always stay at the top unless you edit/remove it
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