How to Report a Discord Account for Violations or Harassment

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How to Report a Discord Account: A Step-by-Step Guide

As an expert in tech-related issues and troubleshooting, I understand the importance of maintaining a safe and respectful environment on platforms like Discord. If you come across a Discord account that you believe is violating community guidelines or engaging in harmful behavior, it’s your right and responsibility to report it. Here’s a concise and informative guide on how to report a Discord account.

Understanding When to Report an Account

Before you proceed with reporting an account, make sure that the behavior indeed violates Discord’s Community Guidelines or Terms of Service. Common violations include harassment, hate speech, distributing illegal content, or sharing personal information without consent.

Reporting an Account Directly on Discord

Discord provides a straightforward way to report accounts directly within the platform. Follow these steps:

Step 1: Enable Developer Mode

To report someone, you’ll need their User ID, which is only accessible in Developer Mode.

  1. Open Discord settings.
  2. Click on ‘Appearance’.
  3. Scroll down to ‘Advanced’ and toggle on ‘Developer Mode’.

Step 2: Obtain User ID

  1. Right-click on the user’s name.
  2. Select ‘Copy ID’ from the dropdown menu.

Step 3: Use Discord’s Reporting Form

Discord has an official reporting form accessible through their website. Here’s how to use it:

  1. Go to the Discord Support page (
  2. Select ‘Submit a request’ and choose ‘Trust & Safety’ from the dropdown menu.
  3. Fill in the form with accurate information, including the User ID you copied earlier.
  4. Provide a detailed description of the violation.
  5. Submit the report.

Reporting Through a Server Moderator

If the violation occurs within a specific server, you can also report the user to the server’s moderators.

  1. Identify who the server moderators are (often denoted by specific roles or tags).
  2. Contact a moderator directly via a private message (ensure to provide evidence of the violation).

Moderators have the ability to take immediate action within their servers.

How to Gather Evidence for a Report

Effective reporting requires providing evidence. Here’s what you should include:

  • Screenshots of the conversation or content in question.
  • Any additional information, such as timestamps and channel names.

Ensure that your screenshots are clear and unedited to maintain the credibility of your report.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I report someone anonymously?

Yes, Discord allows you to report accounts anonymously, and your personal information will not be disclosed to the user being reported.

What happens after reporting an account?

Discord’s Trust and Safety team will investigate the case. The time frame may vary, but if they require further information, they’ll reach out to you.

Can I report multiple accounts at once?

Yes, but you should submit separate reports for each account, providing the User ID and evidence for each individual violation.

If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Discord’s Support Team or consult their extensive database of help articles.

In reporting inappropriate behavior on Discord, you’re contributing to a safer, more enjoyable community for everyone. Remember, never engage with violators and leave the matter to the proper channels. Your vigilance helps keep Discord a place where positive and respectful interactions can thrive.

As there are no specific references to provide, I’m omitting that section. However, if you’re seeking additional information on Discord’s Community Guidelines or Trust and Safety practices, visiting Discord’s official website and navigating to their help center will provide all necessary details.

Remember, handling tech-related issues such as these is critical for the sound functioning of online communities. Stay safe, and be proactive in ensuring the digital arenas we frequent remain welcoming for all.

– Tracy