Avatars by server

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  • Psi

    They finally provided the ability for custom statuses, I have hopes this one might happen soon. There's a few ways this could be done implementation-wise.

    Have the option to set a "default" display picture, then have the option to set 2-4 more alternative ones (could be limited and increased for nitro users). Then once you've set those in your profile, you can select between them per-server. Even as a limited option, it still gives more options than there are now.

    Other option would be to literally have a one-to-one mapping between server and profile picture, this could also be limited, and extended for people with nitro. E.g. normal users can only have a different picture on 5 servers, and the rest remain as your default picture, Nitro get 10 or more or something.

    These arbitrary numbers and limitations would really depend on how these ideas are implemented on a technical level.

    For PM's you could display the default, or use whatever is based on mutual servers, if there's more than one mutual server - the person is already exposed to seeing the avatar you use on both of those servers, perhaps it could have a "slider" display that shows both, or simply picks whichever one was set first or something.

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  • FiretronP75

    I think they artificially alter the number of upvotes. "Avatars by Server" has under 3,000 votes and over 500 comments. While "Gift Other Users Nitro"has over 9,000 votes and under 30 comments. Really?! Over 9,000 people were anxious to BUY something from Discord? But less than 30 people wanted to talk about it? And less than 9,000 people are interested in each of the other more practical and urgent feature requests under "Account & Server Management"? It just isn't believable.

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  • daeyura

    Wow 19 pages and still no response? I don't think I need to emphasize why we need this feature anymore. It is relevant and essential to your users, Discord. Please consider this once more!

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  • Random Elephant

    Is this planned but hard or something, or is this whole thread being completely ignored?
    Like is there any other official statement than "Yeah, we saw the thread a year ago"

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  • Death Gun

    So - 

    1.I agree with this.As a Staff member on some servers I'd rather my profile fit the theme of those servers.And all the other reasons - gaming,chit chat and roleplaying communities all piled up together.

    2.No,don't make this a paid feature. I've heard comments suggesting this.I get that - yes -someone has to store all those files but- essentially taking away a quite essential feature for almost every user is very cheap and scummy.I'd propose limit this to say a few avatars for users and - if you really wanna milk some money - make it so that you gotta pay up for the limit to be a bigger number. Not everyone has acces to a credit card - dang it - chill out.

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  • DocterBotnikM500

    Not to self-promote, but i made a bot that does this for you in the meantime of waiting eons for this feature.

    Invite the bot using this link: https://discordapp.com/api/oauth2/authorize?client_id=687427956364279873&permissions=536881152&scope=bot
    -- Inspired by Tupperbox

    Just make sure its in every server you want a new profile pic.
    problem solved.

    For simplicity, the simple commands are
    ":>set_vanity [url]" (instead of url, you can attach a file from your device.)
    ":>remove_vanity"

    ":>help" will show the entire help message.

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  • BattlebrotherShorty

    As a teacher who's using Discord during Covid-19, I really need this. Half of the boys are ironically using big-tiddy anime girls as profile pics - which they're welcome to do on their regular servers, but it's kind of difficult to include the girls from class in that setting.

    4 srs.

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  • Reuster aka Reu

    Still upvoting this

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  • Rhylus

    +1

     

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  • Wickett

    DOOOO THISSSSSSS!!!!!

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  • Dakion

    +10000

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  • JoshStrobl

    Honestly I'd just be happy if this was a Discord Nitro feature, it'd something I'd pay for.

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  • Xander

    Yeah! I really need this feature as well, because in a server I'm in, some people can choose to have a profile picture which in return gives them a special role. This would really be great so I don't have to go everywhere with it as my avatar.

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  • Etjama

    Yes please!!! I've been wanting this for a long time and have no idea why it isn't available yet. Share this with everyone you know!

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  • Ryan G

    I don't wanna be the "It's 2019 how is this not a thing yet" person... but...

    It's 2019, how is this not a thing yet?

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  • AcquaToffana

    Oh my god, yes, I would love for them to implement this feature for safety/comfort reasons, as well. I’m comfortable showing my face on smaller servers where I am friendly with/aware of everyone on the server, but on larger servers I tend to get uncomfortable messages from people I don’t know when I use my picture as my avatar. As an officer/mod for several groups who are looking for new members I can’t turn off messages from people I’m not friends with, because I won’t be able to let new people who are interested in joining contact me. Obviously the current solution is to use an avatar that isn’t me, but I would love to *NOT* have to do that just to avoid possible harassment on every single server I pop into.

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  • Mav

    i like the idea basically nicknames just for your PFP instead

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  • RoughSaturn

    I NEED THIS SO MUCH, PLEASE IMPLEMENT IT!

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  • Casey Ashworth

    This would have benefits. Many of my servers have suffered member loss due to the moderation of avatars. This feature would be a quick solve.

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  • drill

    100% Agree on this one! Those in RP servers would love being able to always have their character as their profile picture in that server, while still keeping their standard profile picture on other servers. (Also helps if you don't want certain people to know about certain hobbies of yours, ex. anime and such!)

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  • Cis White Matt

    YES PLZ, DISCORD, this is a feature that everyone's been dying for. Im surprised its not implemented yet, like you tellin me i can spam a million pictures in a group chat but im only stuck with one picture for my profile? Also no way im not spending money for this, charging ppl for this feature is disrespectful, thats like charging ppl to upload pictures. Im interested in knowing if server mods would be able to change your profile pic on their servers like they're able to with your nickname? I wouldnt see why not. =^)

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  • Nor

    I agree this is a such needed feature to be added ASAP hopefully not just for nitro users :S

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  • Kingmiami

    Welp. It's clear despite this being the most active thread in the Account & Server Management topic, Discord refuses to just give us a simple Yes/No/Maybe response. So it's clear this "Listening to feedback" thing was a lie to please the public and we fell for it. 

    That aside, I don't want this to be a nitro feature. As people have mentioned before, this would really be helpful for people who use discord for jobs and need this feature to change profile pics to change server rule breaking profile pictures.

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  • kari

    if we can have animated icons on nitro, i don’t see how bandwidth would be an issue for static icon changes per server. it would help out a lot in both gaming, role play, and professional servers. there are more pros a than cons here. come on, discord. give the people what we want!!!

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  • Izzy

    This is a free feature in Slack by the way. =(

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  • Gör

    upvote. i am a moderator across different games and while it is great that i can change my nickname to match the game for that server, its annoying and inconvenient, and from a user's standpoint silly, that i am forced to have a different game as my profile pic when not moderating on that game ... especially all while being a Nitro user

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  • See you Space Cowboy

    I love this idea. I have people on Discord that know me by real name, character names, character avatar, or actual face based on the server I'm in. Being able to add my character's face along with the name for specific servers would make it so much easier to communicate and keep track of information. 

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  • Esper

    So I moderate two community servers, have about a dozen personal social servers I'm part of, and two related to gaming groups. I have to use a super generic avatar that kinda works for some of them, but not others. Would really love to have a feature like this.

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  • Gary

    Yeah I want this sooooo bad...

    Business servers need a certain level of professionalism, some servers need a level of anonymity, some are for close friends where you want something silly or your IRL face etc.

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  • Ryan G

    This thread now officially has more comments on it than any other thread by a mile. The second-place thread is "Server folders/organization" which was completed at 371. This has nearly 200 more than that. At this point I feel like it might actually be a code/architecture issue... because I certainly wouldn't want to think that they just "didn't feel like it/think it was worth it" when it has more comments than any other thread in the entire feedback section. 

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