Allow DMs to be recieved from all users
Currently, users can only choose to recieve DMs from people whom they either share a guild with or are friends with. This causes problems as in many cases, people often:
- Are unable to join a mutual server
- Do not know a mutual server to join
Whilst sending a friend request:
- Takes far too long; you have to send the request, wait for the reciever to come online to accept, then be back online to send the message, then they have to be online to recieve
- Is not always appropriate; many people are sensitive or clean about their friends lists
I do not think allowing DMs from all users should necessarily be default, as it could cause spam and scam messages to become easier to send, however it would be incredibly useful to many as an option. DM creation, reactions and message edits/deletes can already be made so I don't see how there would be a problem on Discord's side allowing this.
One of the key points of Discord is that it's private, meaning you can choose who messages you. Without the need to be in a mutual server or be friends with the user, Discord would become a lot less private.-37
I already addressed both those issues by disabling in be default. Sending friend requests to everyone is hardly öess privacy invading.19
Yes, thought this does make discord less private, but some people would like to be stay public to make people find them easier, such as thousands of developer leaving their discord id behide for supports, if those developer have to accept every costumer to be friend and their friend list will be very ugly and full very soon, also making a bigger community is also what discord trying to do, such as Public server and Server custom Link, so ill up vote this one15
Just some feedback - my Company has decided to use Discord to move 850 people in five offices online - and it works GREAT. The only thing we don't like is - if I want to make a DM with 10 people - I have to type their gamer tags into the ADD FRIEND workflow and wait (edit: or I can just right click their name in the directory and click ADD FRIEND which is faster, I don't need to know their gamer tag, but still I have to do it and wait)
In this situation, the "private" thing doesn't apply.
We are all, by default, friends - as we work in the same company.9
Making this an available option would be great and anyone down voting you clearly didn't read properly. There's a lot of people I'd like to stay in contact with without necessarily adding them as friend. So again opening your DM would be a great option.21
Discord servers are for that. If you want people to come ask you things just make your own discord server-22
^ No, discord servers are to talk with groups of people, not private conversations. Also, it's impossible to make a server with someone that you can't even get into contact with, use your brain please.14
The person concerned can put his discord server in the description of his social media account just like he may put his discord pseudo and create a void server where no one can talk in canals. The use of the server is simply to be able to dm the person. And anyway for pro utilities no one use Discord. Everyone use e-Mails-22
^ yes because that is far far easier than just ticking a box /s12
What I do now is to find the person who I want to join the DM, click their name, then DM them telling them they need to accept my friend request so I think we figured out how to get our Server setup to do this (I know we added a pinned message with a flag for each office to shut off all the other channels not relevant to our office so we have some people customizing it).
I would still love to be able to start a DM and add as many colleagues as I need, friends or not, to be able to chat more easily.4
You are just ignoring ppl who dont know how to use discord, that wouldn't help on increasing discord's users
And sometimes ppl are leaving a server which they dont have a top rank, then how would those ppl supposed to know who is who?2
mkcoldwolfthere are actually mails that stand for pure pro things. And i spoke about a void server where the only admin will be the discord owner and which will make people able to mp the concerned one-10
Why does we have to waste a empty server resources for such a little things, option to enable public DMs is much faster, cleaner and reasonable, many people still dont even know how to send message to one of the member in server, And why can't we use discord as pro? why can't we take that to a higher level? Many ppl even use discord for education and development. And things is that nowadays u can't even see a non-tech man use email, its almost outdated for public.8
Allowing this for users that want it but defaulting it to deny dm's from everyone seems to be the best bet here from what I can follow for this thread.
It would also cut down on a lot of conversation outside of servers for friends that you meet IRL or on other social groups, I hit up some co-workers to add on discord and we had to make a spreadsheet to double-check that the incoming friend requests were from the right person, that's a lot of extra run around just to add some folk to your friend's list.
An alternative would be to allow a single message alongside a friend-request so I can send a request stating "Hey it's X from X" for those people we meet at conferences like Gen-Con or in person and didn't remember or have their handle written down somewhere else.
I don't know exactly what form we would all agree on for this or similar, but there should be a far easier method than having a specific server for EVERY user that you would need to join, just for the purpose of being like "Hey it's me, from Xbox last week."
It's also something to note that often our discord handle doesn't always match other platforms like Xbox or PlayStation or Steam, so just being able to be like "This is TheGaelicGamer from Halo the other day" would be useful.7
A followup point in support of this (I believe it's been mentioned above but I wanted to make it clear).
Another common situation is that a user will get tired of one server or another and choose to leave it to keep their server list and notifications clean. To people that are genuine friends but haven't yet sent them a friend request due to one of them having a newly made account or to keep their friends list clean, this person just drops off the face of the planet and existing DM conversations are blocked by Discord.
There have been multiple times where I have been in the middle of a DM conversation with someone across several days, they either leave a server or get kicked out, and then suddenly I can longer respond to anything they say.5
i want to start off by making it clear i am in favour of this completely. i read the entire post and i stand by it whole heartedly
that being said, i also want to bring up some Discord history: years ago this was a feature of Discord so it very much could be implemented again. there's absolutely no reason they couldn't add it back in. i never understood why they even removed it other than they'd made the mistake of having it be the default DM method, likely resulting in quite a bit of harassment on the platform. but that's purely speculation on my part...
so, yeah. pleae, please, please bring this feature back, Discord. just as it has been described by the OP. i was sad the first time i noticed people couldn't freely DM me anymore and i've been sad about it every day since then...5
I agree with Cyberhart above me and OP in general.
The benefits of letting anyone DM you are far greater on a user level (if you want it enabled) than the downsides.
So please atleast let it be an option to enable, if not the default3
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