Moderating a Discord server is an important responsibility, but it can take a little while to get used to. Whether you’re a new server owner or a veteran administrator, our tips below will help you make your server super safe.
Roles are one of the building blocks of managing a Discord server. They give your members a fancy color, but more importantly, each role comes with a set of permissions that control what your members can and cannot do on the server. With roles, you can give members and bots administrative permissions like kicking or banning members, adding or removing channels, and pinging @everyone.
You can find these options by going into your Server Settings and selecting Roles.
Assign permissions with care! Certain permissions allow members to make changes to your server and channels. These permissions are a great moderation tool, but be wary of who you grant this power. Changes made to your server can’t be undone.
Server verification levels allow you to control who can send messages in your server. Setting a high verification level is a great way to protect your server from spammers or raids. You can find this option by going into your Server Settings and selecting Moderation.
When enabled, server-wide two-factor authentication (2FA) requires all of your moderators and administrators to have 2FA enabled on their accounts in order to take administrative actions, like deleting messages. You can read more about 2FA here.
By requiring all admin accounts to have 2FA turned on, you protect your server from malicious users who might try to compromise one of your moderators or administrators accounts and then make unwanted changes to your server. You can find the Server 2FA button by going to one of your moderators' or administrators' accounts.
You must have 2FA enabled on your own account before you can enable this option!
Turning on the Explicit Content Filtering will automatically detect and delete images and uploads deemed inappropriate. This allows your members to share content like images and embeds, while reducing the risk of explicit material shown in Safe For Work (SFW) channels.
You can find this option by going to your Server Settings and selecting Moderation.