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(Unofficial) Discord server rules suggestions list

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(Unofficial) Discord server rules suggestions list

Introduction

You just had a great idea for a new Discord server and immediately created it but now you need not only to set up the channels and permissions but also to grind through the daunting task of coming up with a list of rules.

There are so many things to consider, so many possible ways that people could ruin your server, and you also wonder about how you can design your rules in such a way that the members will be able to enjoy their time on your server but also not go overboard.

Wouldn't it be so nice if there was a template or a list of rules that you could quickly copy, paste and tweak? Fear not, you just found it!

With this simple list—which I intend to keep updating as I find good ideas on more servers—you can get some inspiration for your own server rules. Feel free to copy and modify. No crediting is required.

If you would like to suggest more items or recommend a server that has a good set of well-structured, well-thought-out rules, don't hesitate to DM me on Discord: Cristiano#2233. I'll credit your suggestion. Also, feel free to fork this gist.

Note: Some of the rules may sound contradictory. That's because I just made a list of all the rules that I could come up with. Whether you keep or take out any of them is completely up to you.

Note 2: A lot of the text chat rules can be used for voice chats as well, so I didn't repeat them.

General server rules

  • No blank nicknames.
  • No inappropriate nicknames.
  • No sexually explicit nicknames.
  • No offensive nicknames.
  • No nicknames with unusual or unreadable Unicode.
  • No blank profile pictures.
  • No inappropriate profile pictures.
  • No sexually explicit profile pictures.
  • No offensive profile pictures.
  • No membership granted to minors (under 18 years).
  • Moderators reserve the right to change nicknames.
  • Moderators reserve the right to use their own discretion regardless of any rule.
  • No exploiting loopholes in the rules (please report them).
  • No DMing other members of the server.
  • Rules apply to DMing other members of the server.
  • No inviting unofficial bots.
  • No bugs, exploits, glitches, hacks, bugs, etc.

Text chat rules

  • 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 #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 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 language(s).
  • 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.

Voice chat rules

  • 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.

Bot specific rules

  • No command spam.
  • No macros.
  • No hacks.
  • No adding/changing/removing commands.
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LastedGuide commented Mar 24, 2018

gg

@josephworks

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josephworks commented May 3, 2018

gee gee

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cambobot-kh commented May 17, 2018

nice rule bro !

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Dryxket commented May 25, 2018

"No memes"

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DaUltimatePotato commented Jul 2, 2018

No memes? Huh...interesting. Your discord server probably sucks. This is a decent set of rules but i feel that you should condense this to make it more easier to read instead of just listing a bunch of bullets. No offensive messages or nicknames - Anything that a reasonable person might find offensive. I found this on a Reddit post that maybe you should use instead. You can add more obviously but I feel that this is an easier and nicer looking way to set your standards.

No spam - This includes but is not limited too, loud/obnoxious noises in voice, @mention spam, character spam, image spam, and message spam.

No Gorey, Sexual, or scary content - Screamer links, porn, nudity, death.

No harassment - Including sexual harassment or encouraging of harassment.

Use the appropriate channels.

No self or user bots - These are in some cases against the discord TOS and if you need a bot for something use one of the bots already in the server

Swearing is allowed so long as it isn't directed at another member.

There may be situations not covered by the rules or times where the rule may not fit the situation. If this happens the moderators are trusted to handle the situation appropriately. I you have a complaint about a staff member you may submit the complaint here: link to google forms or something where the user can explain there complaint. Make sure you have absolute trust in whoever has access to this

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floris345 commented Jul 26, 2018

Great job! But isn't it off-topic instead of offtopic. Still, 1 small mistake, it's like nothing. I am not English so I could still be wrong.

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Rover-Panto commented Aug 3, 2018

No witch hunting.
Its a great addition

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TheIneffablera commented Sep 18, 2018

"No memes"

Standard SJW statement XD

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DankMemePerson commented May 10, 2019

wwwwwOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOwwwww
:/

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funnbro commented Jun 10, 2019

These rules aren't the best they are way to strict..

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Ryonez commented Jun 10, 2019

Huh, people are commenting on this? Lets clear some shit up.

1: This is a fork
2: I did this for my use as it has some things I might forget.
3: I did forget about this anyway. I can make my own rules, I don't need this list.
4: This isn't a public gist by choice. I think it was made public because of the fork, but in any case I don't see an option to hide it now.

How did you guys even find this? I treat gist as a little notebook of gists I find here.

TL;DR, Go bug the original owner. This is a fork and doesn't represent my views. It's just a list I decided to save for a few ideas. The list overall is way to much...

I'll give this a day and save the list elsewhere before deleting it here. Don't know why people are showing up here and even staring this crap.

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PCTipsGR commented Jun 18, 2019

How did you guys even find this? I treat gist as a little notebook of gists I find here.

@Ryonez most people do not notice that this is a fork, and your fork is very popular on Google when searching for Discord Rules (this shows up instead of the original one) so this is why everyone comments on this.

TL;DR, Go bug the original owner. This is a fork and doesn't represent my views. It's just a list I decided to save for a few ideas. The list overall is way to much...

Don't take the comments personally, they are not directed at you but at the author of the rules.

It's just a list I decided to save for a few ideas.

It is way easier to star it and click on Starred gists to find it than forking it and risking what already happened (people finding it).

It would be nice if you could find time and improve somewhat these rules, but I understand you are probably busy and don't have time to deal with this as well. Just saying in case you find some time and want to do it 😄

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Ryonez commented Jun 21, 2019

Hmm, you have some good points.

I'm not against maintaining the list, just more surprised that all this was happening.

I think I might tweak the list, make it into recommendations I'd make, and add some pointers and links for new server owners/staff. So many don't understand how permissions are done with discord or make simple mistakes.

Alright, I'll take care of this next week.

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TeddyBloxkin commented Jul 28, 2019

Im disgusted at the "No memes" part. If your server has that rule... just drown in acid please.

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TeddyBloxkin commented Jul 28, 2019

Im disgusted at the "No memes" part. If your server has that rule... just drown in acid please.

not towards the creator of the rules here, but anyone who has the rule

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Ryonez commented Jul 28, 2019

@TeddyBloxkin

For some servers meme just aren't suitable. Though I'll agree this list was created with a lot of restrictions in mind it seems.

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JonasVilmun commented Jul 30, 2019

Hello

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iiRobotic commented Aug 7, 2019

I use this list quite often when making servers, Though I do tweak it to fit my needs a lot of these are actually really good to use. I Pretty much just re-worded and took out most of the redundancies. I have a section for "Memes" In my server so that the general chat is not flooded with them seeing as they are used ALL THE TIME lol. As for any of the rules I have separate tabs so that if someone does not want to see NSFW they do not have to see it but the others can. These rules are not meant to be used word for word for all servers so if you do not like some of them, Just take them out. :) Plain and simple.

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Ryonez commented Nov 18, 2019

@poop-man

Fair enough, I've been lazy and haven't gotten to it yet. I'll keep it open until I clean it up.
Deleting your comment though as the y's crossed into the point of spam.

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poop-man commented Nov 19, 2019

@Ryonez
your discord server is too strict

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Ryonez commented Nov 19, 2019

@poop-man
These aren't rules for my sever, this started as a fork of someone else's rules.

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PastoralScarf12 commented May 21, 2020

what is there even to do in this server then??? i will use the rules but I'm making MAJOR changes. You're a control freak.

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Ryonez commented May 21, 2020

what is there even to do in this server then??? i will use the rules but I'm making MAJOR changes. You're a control freak.

You aren't meant to use every rule, it's to give you ideas for rules. Think of it as a pick and mix.
Also, I didn't make this, it's a fork, that I've been really lax in updating.

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PastoralScarf12 commented May 21, 2020

what is there even to do in this server then??? i will use the rules but I'm making MAJOR changes. You're a control freak.

You aren't meant to use every rule, it's to give you ideas for rules. Think of it as a pick and mix.
Also, I didn't make this, it's a fork, that I've been really lax in updating.

oh ok, i thought you had a discord server and these were all your rules. sorry.

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Ryonez commented May 21, 2020

All good, I hope it helps!

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