A Discord community can be a great way to engage in conversations with like-minded people, stay current on the newest updates, and build relationships with people with similar interests.
However, with so many users in one place, admins of large communities face the challenge of keeping the servers friendly and safe. Occasionally, users will disagree and start an argument using offensive language because of differences of opinion.
Therefore, admins usually ban specific words on Discord using the AutoMod option.
In this article, we will go through the process of banning words and phrases on Discord using the AutomMod option and the best practices for keeping your server as polite and enjoyable as possible.
Discord introduced AutoMod in 2022 to help moderators and admins filter offensive words and keep their communities safe and happy places.
To filter words with AutoMod, follow these steps:
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An alternative way for word filtering in Discord servers is the usage of bots, like a censor bot or anti-swear bot.
To add the anti-swear bot to your Discord text channels, follow these steps:
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Discord has introduced a feature called AutoMod, which helps moderators in filtering out inappropriate content and language. This feature automatically detects and hides messages that contain specific words or phrases that may be deemed offensive or harmful.
By using AutoMod, server owners can assign the task of filtering out bad language and content to Discord, thus making it easier for moderators to keep an eye on the content being shared within their community.