Discord Server Rules - Wepicker

It’s a good idea to add rules to your Discord server if you own it. They establish the culture of the server. The problem is that rules are hard to come up with, especially good ones. You might lose players if you add rules that are too ridiculous. A rule that is too simple, however, could be broken by people. There are a couple of things you should consider before making Discord server rules.

A server’s niche is the first thing you need to know. A rule which prevents the purchase, sale, or trading of accounts can be added to a gaming server, for example. This will prevent any transactions from happening on your server. Secondly, you should know the demographics of your members (e.g., their age, interests, and language). Below you can find a list of ideas for good, basic, and aesthetic Discord server rules that you can copy and paste as needed.

The need for rules on Discord servers

Adding rules to your Discord server is essential for many reasons. The first reason is that rules inform your server members what they should or shouldn’t do. As a result, they will be less shocked if they are banned. As a result of the rules, your server will be more organized and less chaotic.

Is it possible to create a Rules channel in Discord?

It is necessary to create a new text channel called “Rules” in Discord to create a rules channel. Select “Advanced permissions” next to set the channel to read-only. Cross out the “Send Messages” permission under “Advanced permissions.” Once you have crossed out “Send Messages” permission, you can only send messages in this channel. A list of rules can therefore be copied and pasted into the chat.

What is the best way to force people to read the rules in Discord?

You need to enable the community feature for your Discord server to force people to read the rules. In the next step, you need to set up “Membership Screening” and add server rules. Messages on your server can only be sent by new members who agree to your rules. In any other case, they cannot interact with other members on your server or send messages.

Rules for a good Discord server

Copy and paste the following Discord server rules:

The general server rules

  • Be respectful, civil, and welcoming.
  • No inappropriate or unsafe content.
  • Do not misuse or spam in any of the channels.
  • Do not join the server to promote your content.
  • Any content that is NSFW is not allowed under any circumstances.
  • Do not buy/sell/trade/give away anything.
  • Do not use the server as a dating server.
  • The primary language of this server is English.
  • Discord names and avatars must be appropriate.
  • Spamming in any form is not allowed.
  • Controversial topics such as religion or politics are not allowed.
  • Do not attempt to bypass any blocked words.
  • Don’t ping without legitimate reasoning behind them.
  • Alternate accounts are not allowed under any circumstances.
  • Catfishing and any sort of fake identities are forbidden.
  • No Discord server invite links or codes.
  • Do not advertise without permission.
  • Do not role-play within the server.
  • Raiding is not allowed.
  • Anything to target specific groups/individuals is prohibited.
  • No major spoilers from any anime, movie, tv-show, or game on public channels.
  • Please do not mic spam.
  • Do not record voice channel conversations.
  • Avoid topics regarding banned members.
  • Remain on topic and use channels correctly.
  • Do not discuss hacking or cheating.
  • Do not link scam websites.
  • Spoilers must use spoiler tags and be labeled.
  • Listen to the server’s staff.
  • Use the appropriate channels.
  • Trading, selling, begging, boosting and account sharing are not allowed.
  • Do not converse about adult or non-PG topics.
  • Only communicate in English.
  • Discriminatory language and hate speech is forbidden.
  • Be respectful and welcoming as toxicity is disallowed.
  • Do not spam messages or emotes.
  • XP-Grinding is prohibited.
  • Be civil, and do not treat messaging channels like a stream chat.
  • Do not ping staff members for no reason.
  • Do not mass mention by pinging more than 4 people at once, or randomly ping members.
  • Encouraging rule-breaking is an offense.
  • Do not flood chat by having messages exceed 7 lines on a computer screen.
  • Engaging in message chains is prohibited.
  • Do not send copypastas.
  • Using Discord Stickers excessively is to be avoided.
  • Do not stack more than 5 emotes in a message.
  • Do not send more than 2 flashings or strobe-effect emote at any one time.
  • Do not send Discord server invites on the server or in DMs.
  • Do not send online meeting links.
  • Illegally distributing unlicensed material is prohibited.
  • You are not allowed to sell anything here.
  • Do not impersonate others, including public figures.
  • Inappropriate profile pictures, usernames, statuses, usernames with profanity, or blank names are not allowed.
  • Please do not make your nickname “everyone”.
  • Do not copy or claim other people’s art.
  • Obnoxious, excessive, or inappropriate sounds are disallowed.
  • Using voice changers and soundboards are disallowed.
  • Only stream PG content.
  • Do not loop or queue the same song with music bots.
  • If there is a large group of members silently listening to music, please kindly mute yourself or move to an alternative channel.
  • Do not play music or other audio through your microphone.
  • Streaming movies or other copyrighted content is illegal.
  • Do not send any malicious and harmful links or files, or anything that jeopardizes the security of others.
  • Leaking the personal information of others is prohibited.
  • Coordinating or participating in a server raid is forbidden.
  • Bullying and harassment are not tolerated.
  • Do not send medically-triggering, strobe-effect, or severely flashing media.
  • Please refrain from back-seat moderating.
  • Do not harass, or join in the harassment of, another user.
  • Do not engage in hate speech of any kind.
  • Do not threaten anyone.
  • Do not post unsafe items (e.g. malicious websites, pirated software, etc).
  • Do not post any link or file that crashes Discord.
  • Do not DDoS or threaten to DDoS other users.
  • You need to be at least 13 years old to use Discord.
  • Be cautious when introducing conversations regarding controversial or sensitive topics.
  • Community members should strive for a certain level of quality in their messages.
  • Spoilers should be labeled appropriately using Discord’s built-in formatting, sufficiently disclosing what topic is being covered.
  • Do not request, post, or disclose piracy information, links, or intent.
  • Please limit and be reasonable with the promotion of content.
  • All content and messages on this server are to be in English, except for common words or phrases at staff discretion.
  • Community members are free to express themselves openly and give constructive criticism and feedback.
  • Regardless of age, strive to treat each other as we would like to be treated ourselves.
  • Please do not contact server members unsolicited.
  • Please follow the Discord terms of service.
  • Remain civil and considerate towards other users.
  • Follow all staff instructions immediately and at all times.
  • No hate speech or trolling.
  • Do not discuss, request, conduct, or advertise real money trades.
  • Any form of harassment such as blackmailing, doxxing, inappropriate DMs, results in an immediate and permanent ban.
  • Any sort of discrimination will not be tolerated.
  • No advertising Discord servers, other programs, websites, or services.
  • Creating sub servers with the intent of moving our members with the goal of self-benefit is not allowed.
  • Forming of raids, targeting us or another server will lead to a permanent ban.
  • Do not bully or harass another member in any way, shape, or form.
  • Any harmful material will result in a permanent ban.
  • Do not share personal information.
  • We promote diversity and inclusivity and expect your interactions in this channel to be respectful and guided by these principles.
  • We encourage free expression for all, embrace our differences, opinions, and diverse backgrounds. Therefore, debates are welcome while they are based on these ideas.
  • These rules may vary at any time. Moderators reserve the right to warn and ban users discretionally.
  • Don’t be toxic or mean, including bashing people’s posts unprovoked.
  • If you’re sharing a link, please include a description (unless the nature of the link is obvious).
  • Do not impersonate developers, moderators, or other users.
  • Be kind and respectful to others.
  • The most important rule of all is to have fun!

The rules of text chat

  • No questioning the mods.
  • No @mentioning the mods.
  • No asking to be granted roles/moderator roles.
  • @mention the moderators for support.
  • Contact the moderators under the #channel for support.
  • No @everyone/@here mentioning without permission.
  • No @mentioning spam.
  • No sexually explicit content.
  • No pornographic content.
  • No NSFW content.
  • No illegal content.
  • No piracy.
  • No modding.
  • No homebrew.
  • No hacking.
  • No publishing of personal information (including real names, addresses, emails, passwords, bank account, and credit card information, etc.).
  • No personal attacks.
  • No witch-hunting.
  • No harassment.
  • No sexism.
  • No racism.
  • No hate speech.
  • No offensive language/cursing.
  • No religious discussions.
  • No political discussions.
  • No sexual discussions.
  • No flirting.
  • No dating.
  • No flaming.
  • No flame wars.
  • Agree to disagree.
  • No trolling.
  • No spamming.
  • No excessive messaging (breaking up an idea in many posts instead of writing it all out in just one post).
  • No walls of text (either in separate posts or as a single post).
  • No CAPS LOCK.
  • No overusing emojis.
  • No overusing reactions.
  • No external emojis.
  • Keep conversations in English.
  • Use #channel for conversations in another/other languages.
  • Moderators reserve the right to delete any post.
  • Moderators reserve the right to edit any post.
  • No advertisement.
  • No advertisement without permission.
  • No links.
  • No linking to other servers.
  • No memes.
  • No pictures.
  • No gifs.
  • No bot commands.
  • Bot commands only under #channel.
  • List of allowed bot commands:
  • No channel hopping.
  • No offtopic/use the right text channel for the topic you wish to discuss.

The rules for voice chat

  • No voice chat channel hopping.
  • No annoying, loud, or high pitch noises.
  • Reduce the amount of background noise, if possible.
  • Push to talk only.
  • Moderators reserve the right to disconnect you from a voice channel if your sound quality is poor.
  • Moderators reserve the right to disconnect, mute, deafen, or move members to and from voice channels.

The rules specific to bots

  • No command spam.
  • No macros.
  • No hacks.
  • No adding/changing/removing commands.

Conclusion

There are two reasons why rules are important on your Discord server. First of all, rules will let your members know what they are and aren’t allowed to do on your server. Your server members will not be surprised if they are banned if they do that. Additionally, you can expect order and less chaos. The result is that more people will want to join your server.

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