I would really like to be able to allow DMs from people who are not my friends nor do I share a server with.
I am a freelance artist and I like to take commissions through discord DMs, but I have to accept friend requests from all my commissioners in order to talk to them which I don't want to do. Now I understand that this option may pose some security/privacy concerns to some, so I'd like to propose the idea to allow DMs to strangers via provided link. This way, one could put this link in a social media bio and allow anyone to open a DM with them without having to friend them just by clicking the link.
You could make it so that the link lasts for a certain amount of time as well, like a server invite link, so that it isn't always open.