Discord removing partner status for servers with pornographic content

Lord Arcadio

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Oct 27, 2017
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In the past day, Discord updated their partnership requirements to ban pornographic content:
https://support.discordapp.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001494012-Discord-Partnership-Requirements
Do keep in mind that being a Discord partner means exhibiting the best behavior, as well as always upholding our community guidelines. Because of this, Partnered servers should never contain pornographic content, but you are welcome to use the NSFW age gate for something such as a channel discussing spoilers.
It looks like they are already taking action against partner servers that have porn channels.
https://www.reddit.com/r/discordapp/comments/91ga7k/discord_no_longer_allows_partner_servers_to_have/
https://www.reddit.com/r/discordapp/comments/91k548/our_subreddit_lost_partner_status_due_to_a_tos/

It looks like r/FFXIV's partnership will not be restored even if they remove the porn channel due to some of the language used on that server.
The admin for the r/FFXIV Discord server is complaining that other partner servers also have a lot of instances of the word "retard" and racial slurs, but that sounds like a good reason for those servers to lose partnership too. Just have a bot that deletes messages with those kinds of words. I'm sure a bot like that exists.
 

nsilvias

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This isn't going to go well for them is it? I can't think of a single gaming discord that doesn't have porn.
 

Jambi

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This isn't going to go well for them is it? I can't think of a single gaming discord that doesn't have porn.
This is only for partnered servers. Not your random server that is for a specific game. Basically if a server wants to stay partnered/become partnered then they can't have porn on the server. Really not that big of a deal but people are going to over react anyway
 

KoolAid

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The FGO Discord also removed their NSFW channel and people immediately went "muh censorship", "discord is worse than china", "discord is run by soy boys"

Gamer culture is toxic as fuck
 

Mupod

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Oct 25, 2017
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Saw something about this yesterday with regards to Fate/Grand Order. In that game's case it sucks because fanart is a big part of the community and a ton of it is at least some degree of NSFW. Depending on where they draw the line I'd imagine a lot of the official art wouldn't get a pass either. So something like a bot that brings up character profiles would need to be redone. Depends where Discord draws the line I guess.

The FGO Discord also removed their NSFW channel and people immediately went "muh censorship", "discord is worse than china", "discord is run by soy boys"

Gamer culture is toxic as fuck
Well, I don't actually go to the reddit one, so maybe fuck those guys anyways. Jesus christ.
 

Calfirma

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Oct 31, 2017
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Yeah I am a part of that XIV discord (just a member, not a mod) and that NSFW channel got moderated pretty good and people were banned/pictures deleted if they didn't comply with the rules and the slurs and stuff that were mentioned also got deleted when a mod came in. I just think it's super bizarre that they would use such excuses. You can't mod every channel every 24h on a global server and while the words here were disgusting it doesn't mean the mods were bad or anything.

If Discord wants to remove NSFW that's fine even though it's disappointing after they said it was okay so long as the server wasn't pornographic in nature. EDIT: guys, porn channels are very common

permanent ban is also pretty petty for two people using slurs that don't reflect the community. It isn't like there were terrorist propaganda or something.

If FFXIV goes down then I guess the rest are going too. Admin's complaint is wholly valid, I've seen waaay worse on other partnered servers.
 

LordGorchnik

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Oct 30, 2017
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The FGO Discord also removed their NSFW channel and people immediately went "muh censorship", "discord is worse than china", "discord is run by soy boys"

Gamer culture is toxic as fuck
I mean, to be fair half of the content posted there was borderline risque, although there was pornographic content posted at times. What I think would be a more viable solution is to have Discord define what 'pornographic' content is to them. Fully nude individuals/characters? Perhaps that's fine. Actual showing of penetration and sexual acts. Maybe have that banned.

Just my 2 cents.

What does being partnered on Discord get you?
If I recall it allows better server options, stability, access to specific Discord based commands/support amongst other things.
 

asmith906

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Oct 27, 2017
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Yeah I am a part of that XIV discord (just a member, not a mod) and that NSFW channel got moderated pretty good and people were banned/pictures deleted if they didn't comply with the rules and the slurs and stuff that were mentioned also got deleted when a mod came in. I just think it's super bizarre that they would use such excuses. You can't mod every channel every 24h on a global server and while the words here were disgusting it doesn't mean the mods were bad or anything.

If Discord wants to remove NSFW that's fine even though it's disappointing after they said it was okay so long as the server wasn't pornographic in nature.

permanent ban is also pretty petty for two people using slurs that don't reflect the community. It isn't like there were terrorist propaganda or something.

If FFXIV goes down then I guess the rest are going too. Admin's complaint is wholly valid, I've seen waaay worse on other partnered servers.
Why are people posting porn in a FF14 Discord?
 

KoolAid

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Yeah I am a part of that XIV discord (just a member, not a mod) and that NSFW channel got moderated pretty good and people were banned/pictures deleted if they didn't comply with the rules and the slurs and stuff that were mentioned also got deleted when a mod came in. I just think it's super bizarre that they would use such excuses. You can't mod every channel every 24h on a global server and while the words here were disgusting it doesn't mean the mods were bad or anything.

If Discord wants to remove NSFW that's fine even though it's disappointing after they said it was okay so long as the server wasn't pornographic in nature.

permanent ban is also pretty petty for two people using slurs that don't reflect the community. It isn't like there were terrorist propaganda or something.

If FFXIV goes down then I guess the rest are going too. Admin's complaint is wholly valid, I've seen waaay worse on other partnered servers.
Mods and admins are supposed to reflect the community though? It's their job after all, to make sure the community is controlled.
 

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Good i quit discord cuz of this there were pedos roleplayin sex with very young teens in lots of the splatoon ones.

Lewd roleplay servers should be banned immediatly.
 

RagingAvatar

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Oct 25, 2017
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Sadly, I feel like this is an unpopular thing to say but I'm for this.
I want there to be places where I'm not going to get porn shoved in my face. I'd like the channels I frequent to be family friendly. They're often not.
 

Calfirma

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Oct 31, 2017
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Why are people posting porn in a FF14 Discord?
1) XIV is anime
2) XIV is an mmo
3) uhh because people wanted it.

Those aren't serious answers really. Not sure what to tell you other than it does and it didn't break ToS at the time

EDIT: as someone said, XIV has catgirls
 
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kami_sama

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Oct 26, 2017
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BTW, while I think that the rule is good, the whole way that Discord has managed this has been disastrous.
Outright deleting servers without knowing what was the issue, and not communicating the rule in a clear way completely soured my view of them
 

SlightlyLive

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Oct 27, 2017
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I didn't know Discord had a partner thing. What's it about, more promotion?
And porn? I'm a member of around 20 mainly gaming Discords, ranging from a few dozen members, to many thousands, and not a single one of them tolerate porn, never mind have a section dedicated to it. Wouldn't be a part of a server that did.
 

Zerokoolpsx

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Oct 25, 2017
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What’s a Partnered server? How is it different from a regular server?
https://discordapp.com/partners

10,000 users for Twitch.
100,000 subs for Youtube lol. Most are not gonna hit this. Also 10,000 average views per video. Another requirement is uploading 2-3 videos per week.
Reddit communities, 8,000+ users.

Its for really big communities. So you don't have to worry about losing nsfw channel on a smaller discord server.
 

Cyanity

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Oct 25, 2017
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Not a big deal for the vast majority of discord servers, which aren't partnered in the first place.
 
Dec 21, 2017
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I've never seen porn on discord at all . Had no idea that was even a thing . Nor did I even know discord has partnered channels .
 

Rei

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Kinda like most popular big game servers who are partnered has a lewd channel, while it's not really super active or anything.. It's just what some people view once in a while lol. Don't see much harm in it, as long as it's not child porn and etc.
 

Mupod

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Oct 25, 2017
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Same. lol

if you're looking for porn there are a million other sources.
In the case of the one channel I use with a NSFW tab it's more for sharing random nsfw(or borderline) fanart of the game people find on pixiv, twitter etc. Well other than the one dude who just posts whatever...hi Jeff.

Just by existing I assume it makes everyone think twice about what they are posting in the regular channels, which is nice because Discord has a mobile version and I don't particularly want to have to explain why there's anime tiddies on my screen to someone standing behind me.
 

shan780

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I don't see the point in this honestly, it's not like there's advertising or anything, and it's not like YouTube where some kid could just stumble across it
 

Biestmann

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Oct 25, 2017
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Good. Porn has no place on channels meant to attract a large amount of people. I only run the Black Desert community Discord server for Era, but we decided against a porn channel because it would have a high likelihood of making people, and more specifically women, uncomfortable.
 

Kuro

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Oct 25, 2017
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I quit my guild in FFXIV because their discord was constantly getting porn posted. Not partnered of course but still.
 

Kudo

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm on few servers with NSFW too, what's difference between partnered and regular servers?