Lack of security needs to change.
Discord needs to stop focusing so hard on the UI and other user end features and start devoting resources towards the safety of users, their servers, and other content. That, and enforcing all sections of ToS.
1. There are bots running amok. There's about 50 good bots and 5000 adbots, raidbots, and server destruction bots. For example, me and thousands of other users have had to put up with the rapid growth of Opidium, a Discord server responsible for making bot clones just to spam advertisements to the DMs of users. There are hundreds of these clones. I've reported them repeatedly through the Discord website, yet them and their bots still exist as far as I know. Hard to tell when you get banned for saying the word 'bot' and are blackmailed by the server's staff with false reports.
2. It is too easy to leak user information and hijack accounts. A friend of mine and their friends have worked on a server for a year and a half, building a detailed server and story for it. Earlier this evening, he was heartbroken to see that everything in it got deleted, channels included, and replaced with hatespeech. How? A friend request. JUST a friend request. An admin accepted, and his account was taken over entirely.
I get that Discord is functioning under a "we can't tell you anything we do to prevent these attacks" guideline, but the longer we wait without seeing the results of any of their actions benefiting Discord's security as a whole, the more we believe that Discord is just using that to hide the fact that they aren't doing anything. Opidium's been around for a year and has been reported countless times. It still exists. You can find it. Just don't mention their ToS-breaking antics or you'll be blackmailed and false-reported.
P.S., here's what happened to my friend's server:
I actually aggre even tough I saw discord ban some people who I reported anyways user bots, etc are really bad but giving like a private feedback would be useful for situations like these.0
I left that server a long time ago after Discord started to show bots' mutual servers, and I discovered all the DM bots came from the Opidium server. It's annoying to me, to be spammed almost daily by different DM bots that I can't simply just mute or block, as they just generate new bots to spam, and disabling my DMs from server members would restrict my communications from real users. Some bots even sent unwanted NSFW in my DMs. That server breaks the current May 19th Community Guidelines' sections:
- You may not sell your account or your server.
Reasons being they essentially sell bot accounts to their consumers; making presumably, hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.
- You may not use self-bots or user-bots to access Discord.
They have a multitude of accounts that DM spam everyone, sometimes even trying to impersonate regular users or other bots. This would frame other users or bots of being the ones breaking Guidelines, but thankfully, this isn't possible since Discord's developer mode lets us obtain user or bot IDs to confirm the real culprit.0
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