Add functionality to nickname others


Komentarze: 122

  • nolargemonsters

    Notes aren't easily visible and can't be used for sorting. If they were all that was needed we presumably wouldn't need server nicks either. Agreeing with the OP that it should be implemented for friends, at the very least.


    Maybe also add an option to override server nicknames / names (only visible to you tho)

  • texasbubb

    This would be a very helpful feature.  So many like to change names frequently, it is hard to be sure who is who...  Being able to add a private nick is just the sort of thing to resolve any confusion.


  • dustfinity

    As an artist who gets in contact with most of his commissioners through discord (chat is quicker than notes), sometimes theyd change their username and forget to remind me, so when i look for them i cant find them and thus they end up losing their slot and i lose a client; sure i can ask them for a set userpage i can reach them out to, or set up a server, but both are too time consuming to manage; i could just add their username to their notes and then look for it in the search feature and it would be super helpful, it would also help me categorize them (IE if i add the Commissioner word on the notes, it would show all people with that word on their note)

  • Sinon

    Yes, But that's only for servers, Not for friend DMs.

  • Livalia

    Yes it's a good idea ! It would be nice and fun to integrate this feature!

  • Sinon

    Not what I'm working for, The issue with doing that is you can't find the person via the find feature (CTRL + F) and it also doesn't change their nickname.

  • Sinon

    Thanks for the reply! Thank you for up-voting this feature, I agree with you! :)

  • gtflip

    Is this marked completed because you can put it in the note field?

    If so, I don't think that's what the OP meant -- I think they meant something like Steam's where it will show up next to the user's nickname, not something you have to click on a user to see.  Notes are handy, but it's not the same.

    Also, I don't see a way to search notes, so you would have to go through each user, clicking on their name, to see if the one you're looking for is in the notes.

  • cameronbears

    Why is this marked as completed? This feature is not available.

  • fantom

    Similar to that, but it wouldn't be for just your friends. It'd be everyone on the server, but not a server setting. It'd be a client setting

  • Sosig
    Would be a lovely feature to see implemented, especially for those tricky friends who change names often.
  • Drummy

    I get how this may be weird from a server view point, but it would be very helpful to set nicknames for my friends. This way I can remember who they are when they change their own names or pictures. Basically, the same way that you can set nicknames for friends in Steam.

  • VULT

    This needs to be a thing.


  • merlin

    It's shocking that this is still not implemented 2 years later. It's also surprising that a few responses say "just use notes" when notes can't be seen in the chat. This has been basic chat functionality since AIM. As long as the names stay private to my side, I should be able to put my own names on whoever I want. If I want to relabel DragonXFgh789 as "Geiger" or as "Jerk who killed me last week", I should be able to.

    It is extremely poor UX for any user to have to memorize every username, or to ask that servers ask users to use different names.

    I don't know all my friend's usernames and I don't care to know them. Especially if they change it each week or every ten minutes

  • TehShrike

    I've been recording friends' names in the user notes.  The problem is, I can't type their name into the Ctrl+K quick search to bring them up.

  • Lulu

    Yes please!!!

  • SnowFlake
    It is really useful indeed I have already gone through the issue of having to find out who is it and having people removed thinking it was my brother adding em but it was just a name change... so it would help a ton having a feature like this 😄
  • frogman

    Say your friend is the type of friend that changes their name / pfp a lot, it can be really useful for that. Also it can just be useful for keeping track of who's who, I could see it being very useful for me at least, and I'm sure for other people.

  • Ekusu

    What I think he means is a nickname only for your client without changing his server nickname which can be different on every server, and maybe you don't even have the rights to change the nickname.

    What should be mentioned is that both the username as well as the nickname can change at any time, the nickname can even be different on every server. Something like that, the AKA is already a feature btw.

    You can more or less add your own nicknames with notes already but you have to open those every time to check them.
    I would actually like to see this feature too, since I have quite a lot of friends on different servers with different names that also sometimes change their nicknames or even username, and its kinda annoying to always have to figure out who is who.

    I would limit it to only friends thought. 

    About the format, "Username (Nickname)", of the name thought not sure , since you could also just give that name to yourself, maybe highlight the "client nickname" or so. (like the AKA)

  • Gooch

    Steam nicknames work. 

    You can see them in your friends list and don't have to dig around every time you want to know who it is. 

    Any nicknames you assign to people are only visible to you. 

    This seems like such an obvious feature to have in Discord and I was surprised to find out today that all the nicknames I've been setting are visible to all users on my Discord server.  I expected them to be only visible to me, like in steam.

    Notes are hidden away and not part of the users name, so it's not the same thing.

    Please add the ability to set nicknames for firends that only I can see right from the friends list without having to click somewhere else to find it.

  • Dave-

    As someone with serious memory problems, I cannot tell you just how useful this feature would be, I am pretty much incapable of keeping track of my friends with similar names and completely lose track of them when they change their names on servers we share.

  • Lulu

    Yes please!!

  • emilbees

    I came looking for this exact feature. My SO and I share several servers and being able to give them a special nick that I know is only attached to our DMs would be great. Obviously we both have personal info about each other that we don't necessarily want divulged. When the notification popup appears for a DM, the only difference from a server popup is the lack of a server name. Cue mini heart attacks as I double check the channel and server it's coming from to be absolutely certain. 

  • Furious Monkey

    (copied from my answer to another similar request)

    These aliases have to stay even if a friend is changing its name.

    Some people are chaning their names like their underwear ... After seeing this feature in steam i renamed anyone! even if I just change the name to their nick + where I meet them first.

    Something similar for discord would be awesome!

    I am okay with first showing the name the user gave himself, but maybe something like a shortcut arrow/indicator on the avatar showing you have set another name for this user, showing the name while hovering on the real nick name.

    But I really need to be able to change the names ... the notes are okay for now, but I don't like them.
    Especally ingame it is really troublesome if a new player joins the voice channel and you cant recognize who it is ...

  • Muse

    I'm still 100% for this great idea.

  • Oldbie

    Totally agree. Steam has this, and it's very helpful.

  • texasbubb

    Still a problem. But hey, we have games and tons of other useless crap that has nothing to do with the original intent of the app. I like Discord, but get so discouraged when any application tries to become all things to everyone. It never is a success. Instead, why not be the best at the thing it was intended to be. This would include being able to see who the heck you are are chatting with regardless of how many names they have or how frequently they change them. Add a nickname field so we can put our own ID for a given user. Please.

  • Stockmon

    I think of it like your contacts list on your phone. Its your view of the interface, you pick what you label them as. Its frustrating not to be able to set how it displays on your end. Notes are to keep track, but I want to be able to set the display name as I see it in private chats. I mainly use Skype, which has this, I cannot fathom why this feature isn't in. Notes are truly not the same function. I keep checking to see if this becomes a thing, it is a big bother not to have this ability.

  • mathacka

    Some people simply have offensive names and I'd personally like to see another name as opposed to reporting them or defriending them.


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