I find the current security system quite complicated and maybe a little bit not safe for the Discord's size. Alright alright fine, yes Twitter and other social media platforms have the same issue but Discord is different because it operates a different way. Allow me to explain. Discord has more of a non-global thing where not every server is available. Now, if Discord was to remove this, well I'd probably be upset. However let's get back to the point, the issue with Discord's security and protection system. Now there are multiple different types of security on this website/app. There is server protection, which server owners can implement. However, most of this comes from bots, although a few such as the remove moderator things exist (if you enable things like community and that stuff.) There is age protection which is very flawed so let's be honest, anyone can lie about their age on the internet, pretty much we all probably have done it at least once in our lifetime, or maybe not, who knows. There is user protection and login protection which I'll be honest could be better, but it's at least decent for now. Finally, there is virus and spam protection which let's be honest. Both are kind of awful in some ways. Let's be honest, some virus protection is there but there are links like links that show free nitro and stupid stuff like that manage to bypass the protection. I mean I once nearly had fallen victim to this as I clicked on a link that was from a friend I trusted who was hacked. The viruses behind them are really awful I mean come on, they can get your discord token especially if you are on the desktop app. Why do the mobile app and the browser have better security for the token than the desktop app? I mean more people usually use the desktop app and that's kind of dumb not going to lie. The security for the tokens on the app is really flawed and that definitely needs to be fixed. I have a full scan media thing and I still get the link that is a virus. I mean, are you freaking kidding me Discord. I nearly got hacked but thanks to my friend notifying me I got to save my account. I mean comon Discord, you are seriously *bleep* kidding me right? For login protection, there is this YouTuber known as Koneko Kitten for making a suggestion regarding the titan keys. So you know how Google has those keys for login. Well, I was thinking the same thing could be implemented for Discord. While I don't know how they would necessarily implement them, I think it's a good concept. Since your SMS could easily be hacked, your Discord account would be also a victim as we only use 2FA at the moment. However, if you had the physical key, since you need that key, you can't get in unless you have it. I think it's a good concept and should 100% be implemented. Server Protection. Oh boy, I have a long thing with this. Alright, where do I begin? Oh yeah. Roles are kinda flawed let's be honest. Have you ever had that one role where you only wanted to be able to change it and no other role that's higher than it to be able to tamper with it? For example, you want the role lower than the staff ranks but you don't want the staff ranks to be able to tamper with it even if they had an administrator's permission. I'm sure we've all been there at one point. Especially if you wanted it organized. Well, I feel like there should be a locked perm that only the owner can have. Now they can make it sort of like in a server channel are only certain roles that can tamper it except it's with locked roles. This can be particularly useful if you have roles that you don't want to be tampered with and only want like your most trusted people to be able to tamper with it. I feel like this would especially be a good idea considering the fact that it would be a thing that many people would want. Now server protection in general. Let's be honest. That 2FA for Moderators has the same flaws I mentioned before with the physical key. Now I don't think it's a good idea to restrict it behind the key, but I think they can make it optional if they want that included. Age protection. Let's be honest, sometimes they are people who are predators. This is very illegal so you should never do it. As some people are dishonest, they might say they are let's see 13 but they are really 30 to a 13-year-old. That, let's be honest is cringy, inappropriate, and illegal. (At least in the U.S.) What is a better way than if someone says they are 30 and they are talking to a 13-year-old, to make a warning thing that if it continues they will be banned? Simple as that. Now, this is a little bit complicated as it can be hard to have the API determine if they are 30 or not as it can cause confusion regarding whether the person is ok with it or not. Now I don't know how that would necessarily be implemented but that can be up to Discord.
I hope Discord takes some of these suggestions if they ever see it but that's all I have for now and sorry for the rant to those who read the entire thing cause if you did you are amazing. :)
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