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  • JamesDBartlett3

    Yes, please! I use Discord for both professional and gaming purposes. My avatar makes perfect sense in a business context, but sticks out like a sore thumb in my gamer channel. 

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  • Andrew

    I'd really love to see this! Profile pictures for different servers would be much appreciated

     

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  • MichaelOAK

    Discord is becoming more than just chat for gamers.  My public policy group is using it now to organize across the country.  It's so inappropriate to use the avatar I use on my 7DaysToDie server!  Please, really devs, what is it going to take to allow this feature??

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  • Crash

    Surprised this isn't a feature yet. Make sure to share this if you want it to happen!

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  • Berries

    We need this feature really soon.
    It's a must-have.

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  • BasicGlitch

    100% Want This

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  • rookie

    I'm glad to see this is such a popular suggestion, I'm on some servers where I'd like to use my actual face, but that's not something I'd want displayed universally. hopefully it does get implemented

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  • StepS

    Just as a reminder, the original UserVoice suggestion (link now dead) created in 2016 had about 10000 votes and 1000 comments by the time the feedback systems changed in November 2018. It got lost in the transition along with some others. This one is not the same and only had about 500 votes after the transition.

    Unfortunately, it seems the old suggestion is lost forever and does not appear to be saved in any web archive.

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  • Kithsom

    This has been requested consistently for months now, how is it not added yet? also +1

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  • PalehornTea

    12 pages and almost a year of requests. Come on Discord! 

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  • Inept_Eris-ette

    Discord seriously there is NO REASON for this to not already be a feature by now! We all want it and we all NEED it. This post is super old and still active because we all want this!

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  • AnimusReach

    Come on, Discord, Really? It's been nearly a year now! Just DON'T make it a boosted server thing, please. C'mon, everyone wants this, how is it not implemented yet?

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  • Toreago

    Just throwing in my support for the idea

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  • Electra

    This is definitely a good idea. Loads of people would love this. If you happen to see this message, tweet at Discord to tell them how much this is in demand.

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  • Dirigible Tomato

    This would be a fantastic addition, not only for customisation like nicknames, but also for allowing moderators and admins of servers to deal with user avatars containing NSFW or other content, which we currently have no protection against besides removing the user from the server. If an avatar is banned on a server, it should just show as no avatar, or allow certain roles to set it themselves like nicknames.

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  • [10F] Prime Lorca

    It's quite tragic that it appears to be ignored. I follow this thread because I want the feature that badly. I up-vote every post that is positive about getting server-based pictures. I've got $100 set aside in case they implement the idea.

    Keeping my fingers crossed... 🤞

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  • TheTíoSweet

    I wholeheartedly agree with this suggestion, please make this happen! I also like Evil Turtle's idea.

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  • Irreparable

    Heck yes please, I also really want this because I'm part of a diverse varity of servers (IT, Gaming, Social)

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  • irish.texan

    Why has this still not been implemented?

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  • Clementine

    looked this up to see if I can do that and it looks like its been getting requested for years and the devs have unfortunately ignored it so far, but nevertheless im commenting to keep this post alive, devs please!!! 

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  • OhkokuKishi

    Some avatars aren't the most appropriate for particular servers. And having a neutral avatar to suit all of them kinda' kills some of the fun and enjoyment of it all.

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  • Keybladesage

    @-Ryan-
    If that's the case, then they need to address this topic and explain. Silence is not an acceptable answer when so many people are requesting something. If having multiple avatars is something that is difficult, then they should admit it and let us know what steps they are taking to address it. Ignoring the problem doesn't make it go away.

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  • Danimal0017

    I recommend that everyone received this comment today, Request it again. Why not let them know that this is something we all wish to have on their app. Maybe they will catch on with another explosion of requests! Also up post any one requesting this!

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  • Farrier

    To be fair, they have addressed it, just, on twitter, not here:

    https://twitter.com/discordapp/status/963096912172912641?lang=en - Feb 12 2018: suggesting to create this issue here (it already existed)

    https://twitter.com/discordapp/status/1038053550364995584 - Sep 7 2018 (I think this was about per-server avatars, but the tweet it responded to is not visible, so I may be wrong) - acknowledging it is oft-requested issue.

    https://twitter.com/discordapp/status/1046439527533989889 - Sep 30 2018: suggesting to upvote this issue.

    https://twitter.com/discordapp/status/1127251372573974530 - May 11 2019: (latest comment I can find). "We are aware that users would like to be able to change their avatar on a per server basis. I do not have any update on if/when this will be implemented. I apologize for any frustrations."

    If they haven't managed to get any further with squeezing this feature into their near-term roadmap, I can see why they might not have another update for us yet.

    Unlike other companies, Discord does not have a public roadmap (per https://twitter.com/discordapp/status/846821186168336386?lang=en "There's no roadmap available unfortunately. However, we are still working on any announced features!"), so we can't tell if this is on it.

    With suggestions, their approach is to redirect people from twitter to here, so they can track the popularity of the request, but likely also to move the discussion into a more controlled private space with no public voice.

    At the moment, since it's an obvious shoo-in as a nitro feature, and many have explicitly said they'd buy some level of nitro for this feature, I suspect they have some underlying architectural problem with avatars, which would also explain the throttling on avatar changes, and the inability to flag avatars as NSFW so they'd be visible only in suitably flagged channels, etc.

    Ideally in a case where a product lacks a feature we want, we'd just volunteer to write some code that does the thing we want. Some of us have a lot of experience handling problems of improbable scale, and Discord does have some open source parts (see https://discordapp.com/open-source). Unfortunately the relevant parts don't seem to be on that list, and I can't find any documentation online of their avatar-handling architecture, so it'd be next to impossible to submit a suggestion at an architecture or code level that would be worth their time to review.

    We could try some DIY approach? Discord has no modding/extension support, but a browser extension could at least change the client behavior to change avatar portraits, but only people who ran Discord in a browser, and ran the extension, would see the changes, so likely not worth doing?

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  • Danimal0017

    We need more up votes for the main question. If you have not done so, please take the time to up vote the initial post. This will move us higher on the list rather than by comments as there are many comments on this feed that are useless to the cause. Anyone interested in blow them up on twitter?

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  • HexManiac

    Currently this is 9th on the list of most upvoted threads in this section of the forums that hasn't already been completed. I'm sure discord is working on a lot of things right now. I don't think there is any genuine malice in it not being done yet. I do hope that they get to it soon however, especially with things as they are. The prime use for this function is now, with so many activities being funneled through discord. Of course even when things 'return to normal' there were always be desire for this option, but if they struck the iron now, while it's hot, I think they would receive a lot of praise for it.

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  • Yechezkelb

    Yes please! This is long overdue

     

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  • bluescrn

    Kind of amazed that this isn't supported, surely the devs must have noticed this ommision a long time ago?

    People are using the same account for gaming, work, and non-gaming social groups - and a single shared avatar is rarely appropriate across all uses.

    Even when just used for gaming, it'd be nice to use a pic of, for example, my WoW character on the guild server, but something else on other servers.

    Just having a 'hide avatar on this server' option might be a simpler-to-implement improvement - so you can choose to use either a serious/work avatar, or a fun/gaming avatar, and hide it where it may be inappropriate.

    But ideally, let an account have N avatar images and select per-server. After 2 years of this thread I suspect many would pay a small fee to unlock additional avatar slots...

     

     

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  • [10F] Prime Lorca

    This isn't even about "expressing myself." It's about participating in multiple communities. My local friends don't care about my Star Trek game. And my family doesn't need to see my RPG character. But... Here I am. The admiral of my Star Trek fleet. So... I have this avatar from my game. I won't encourage my family to get on Discord. And my friends are stuck looking at Jason Isaac. And I don't even know wtf I'm looking at for them. One looks like an anime that I've never seen, another a video game that I've never played, and then there's one that I do not recognize at all. And forget a work group. I would have to set up a whole new account. I'll just use the products that they found and not promote Discord. It's quite a shame. Otherwise, I would be using and promoting the product more.

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  • +freez

    You mean pretty much like custom nicknames but with pfp.

    Seems fair tbh

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