Custom Status (Server Feature)



  • VAL

    It's honestly shocking that it's not already added. Not impressed.

  • VAL

    Anyone not on board with this being added needs to see this and see why this feature either needs to be removed or some kind of moderation against it. Even something as simple as banning certain words.
    It's a joke!

  • SufiDarwish

    As someone who runs a moderately large server with 30k members that tries to stay moderately Family Friendly this has been an absolute nightmare. Its unbelievable discord could roll out an update like this without some way to even slightly mass moderate the feature.

    Some suggestions for fixing this:

    1) Have a Server Setting to toggle all whether every user displays a status or not.

    2) Tie permissions to show display Status in a server to a role permission.

  • Tibarn

    People can use it to advertise and even put prohibited things like insults or +18... We need to be able to moderate this on the servers.

  • Norska

    I agree, I also made a suggestion about this without seeing yours first. The more the better I guess.

  • TheSlightlySpookedPotato

    Yeah, I am a part of a homeschooling discord (PG only)
    And someone changed their status to uhh something inappropriate.
    So we just had to kick them.

  • VAL

    Totally agree! It's getting ridiculous now. I've seen some real messed up statuses within the last 12 hours. Moderating a family friendly server with a lil over 6.5k members is getting impossible.

  • Yosi

    This really needs to be fixed, makes it too easy for people to have inappropriate content on servers.

  • TheValster

    Couldn't agree more. the stuff I've seen the last couple days is insane.

  • Bluejeanx

    It would be handy to allow "admins" with the correction permission to clear and/or edit the user's custom status similar to the nickname system. 

  • Aceba1

    Hello, same problem with a verified PG game server. I agree with the above solutions, and would like to add the idea of permitting custom statuses by role. Identical to global emotes.

  • streak1

    I think on top of this it would be a good idea to have server specific statuses, similar to how we can already have server specific nick names. That way you can moderate the new feature without having to change your status for all servers.

  • Suli

    Please add a function so servers can choose not to show status!
    Too many people are using inappropriate words/phrases in their status and links we don't want the kids going to, which is their right, but for younger viewers it is not appropriate. Can we get a way to shut it off bu server please? This way we do not imfringe on their rights but still keep our server family friendly/
    Thank you

  • Skyler

    > Do you mean turn off ALL statuses? If so, that is not okay.

    My vote is that most certainly at the server level, it should be okay, allowing to stand what I also said about my personal ability to block these for everyone everywhere at my own account level.

    What Discord has essentially done by releasing this feature without the ability to block per server is said 'Surprise! We just gave your moderators something new to have to moderate, oh, and by the way, you can't actually moderate them short of booting a user. We also aren't allowing you the decision of whether you want these on your server in the first place. gl;hf!'

    ...kinda not cool, IMO.

  • BJPickles

    Was just about to post this. Glad to know others are in the same boat!

    Sadly I think Discord had a tad too much faith in the users of their communities to not abuse this. We've had the same issues and I'd rather not ban users because they've set their status to an "NSFW in-joke" from another server.

  • coolbeansdude

    I agree.; people having NSFW statuses in servers where it is disallowed gets very annoying. I recently had to ask about 15 or 20 people to change their status or suffer being kicked from a server I moderate in due to our rules. I would really love being able to not have to go through thousands of members every so often to ask them to change their status.

  • DaStormer

    Definitely agree. This will allow server members to keep their statuses in other servers while also being able to stay in servers where inappropriate statuses are against the rules. It'll also improve and make moderating more efficient by allowing staff members to remove/hide statuses that don't comply with server rules. Instead of asking each person to change the status or be kicked, the status can just be hidden in that specific server.

  • ThoseRedLights

    Even if it’s just personally hiding someone’s status on your end, it should definitely be a feature. I don’t want to be forced to kick a member just so I don’t feel upset whenever I read their gorey status. :’)

  • muhdnurhidayaћ (

    yes please

    some discord server with tighter rules has started giving out warning to kick/ban people who write custom status containing thing that is against their rule even if it's completely fine on other servers, if the option is added then we could ask those servers to disable the display of custom status just for their server and we could continue writing what we want without worrying to be kicked/banned

  • HeX

    Discord, PLEASE DO THIS.

  • ActionScripter

    A big +1 to this request.

    I run a server with a rule against derogatory language. Getting people to avoid breaking that rule in discussions has been relatively simple. As soon as the custom statuses arrived, all hell broke loose. I've already had to hand out a ban over it, and it could have been avoided if not for the unhideable global statuses. 

    There should be a flag for server owners to disable custom statuses on the server's user list - preferably overridden by roles. 

  • 𝒟𝓲𝓵𝓵𝓪𝓻𝓬𝓾

    It seems to me that such tickets have gathered enough for the developers to see it)

  • ImRoyal_Raddar
    Good idea for server mods
  • tomGER

    As a moderator of a lot of discord guilds, this is currently my biggest fear and problem. Due to the fact that you have to actively look through the member list (which is impossible on enormous servers) or click on each user and check their status, it's completely impossible to moderate them.

    I get that custom status messages are quite a useful feature for the normal user of discord but a Halloween spook for all moderators.

  • AJman14

    Either add the ability to have per-server custom statuses, or add permissions for servers to disallow custom statuses from showing.

  • AJman14

    I think it's safe for me to speak on behalf of the community here. We completely disagree with you. Custom statuses are absolutely in your face! They show in the player-list on the right. They show if you click someone to check their roles, or their profile to see their connections, your mutual servers or friends, message them, or even get their user ID to report to a moderator.

    It is another channel users can utilize to troll servers and ignore rules. It's an issue even for those who don't mean to break rules of certain servers, but want a status that is questionable.

  • AJman14


    "The ironic thing is that custom statuses are part of Nitro perks (read: included, not exclusively)."

    Only being able to use custom emotes in custom statuses is part of Nitro; not the ability to use a custom status. It's no different than servers being able to allow/disallow custom emotes, which is also part of Nitro.


    "I'm a proponent of individual controls, rather than having to wait for someone else to protect me."

    Yes, individual control would be very nice, but it should be added alongside server control.


    If a server chooses to be child-friendly, they should be able to turn off custom statuses, whether server-wide or role-based, to remove the risk of inappropriate text being publicly displayed.

    I can't stand banning people who added a custom role that fits in with their server, but breaks the rules of mine. I would try warning them, but if they don't respond soon enough, server owners/moderators have no choice but to ban a user for simply trying to fit in with their friends on a completely unrelated server. It's horrible, and something needs to be added for moderators.

  • chasedig

    Any update on this? Trying to run a family-friendly game development fan Discord and just started to become an issue today.




  • AJaffe

    Still no update on this? I'm trying to use discord for school-based clubs and event organization, and this one "feature" or limitation is stopping me from going forward with it fully and publicly.

    The fact that the server owner has no control over what users set means it isn't usable for SFW or child-inclusivity due to the ability of a user to post NSFW or racially insensitive content. The fact that I'd need to be viewing every user on the server incase anyone posts a status with this isn't a solution sadly :/

    Hopes to their adding role-control or some kind of control on the server side to make this program usable to people who aren't just (often-gaming) adults to make it more social media applicable for public school and school system uses. The kids already use discord and love to join in... it's just sad that this is the reason why it cannot go forward safely.

  • Saluki
    Definitely a good idea. I think maybe creating a word blacklist (maybe even an emoji one) would be a good idea. And for servers with stricter moderation, a whitelist of words/emojis could be created. If a status didn't meet the server's guidelines then it would just be hidden.