Right now, when a server becomes inactive or is intended for information rather than conversation, you have to go through all the perms and ensure nobody has access to sending or changing anything, and this can take a lot of time depending on the complexity of your server. There should be an option in the server settings to archive the server, disabling all new messages, reactions, etc. There could even be a checkbox to disable all current active invites and create a permanent archive invite that doesn't send join messages. This specific method would save a lot of hassle with other methods of archiving - it's still in the Discord client, and available to view without downloads or strange formatting.
Why would this be important? Personally, I've lost a lot of my internet history to server owners deleting their servers, and I've even had servers of my own die that I simply want to be able to look back on without continuing to moderate. A huge server, the one where I met most of my friends and was most active on, was deleted suddenly by the owner when he had a falling out with the rest of the group. That collection of effort, friendship, growth, and fun experiences is lost forever, and I'm sure many can relate to this loss. Having a feature to allow us to look back on our history later on is comfortable, it's an archive of a major part of your life.
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