Give the new Search feature permissions
Please add permissions to the search feature so servers (+channels, roles, members) can opt-out.
Many users have expressed that they are not comfortable having their entire message history easily searchable. This also poses a major privacy risk -- for example, malicious users will be able to "dox" (search for and collect personal information) with relative ease.
I'd like to see this added in 2 different ways:
1. A "Search Message History" permission so it can be disabled for certain roles/channels/members.
2. A User Setting that globally hides your messages from all search results.
I have to respectfully disagree, as this is extremely helpful for those of us who can't remember things as easily. It would be like anti-accessibility, which is bad.
Case and point, less than an hour ago, I had to search text in two servers to see who and where I talked about a topic with, so I could continue conversation regarding it. The search is amazing, but if its disabled, then how would one ever make use of it? Plus people could just use a custom Discord client to get around a limited search.
In my personal opinion, if you don't want people to see something, search yourself in the server and edit or remove any messages you'd like people to not be able to see. We can still scroll up through messages as well, after all.
I dislike this idea
1. Think before writing, in gerneral.
2. When writing something you'd not like to have viewable afterwards, delete it shortly after creation.
User setting, No. Server setting, Yeah.
I would also have liked to give a negative vote to this.
It's already "Read message history" basically, searching is just a faster way to find something instead of scrolling manually/using a script, but the latter can be done anyways. If you post your personal info on Discord, you just "doxed" yourself. Doesn't make sense to add this.
I wish I could give a -1 to this post because it is pure trolling.
1) implies that searching one's messages invades their privacy. well, why would you post something publicly if you don't want people to see it?
2) implies that searching one's messages allows to collect personal information. in this case you should not post personal information publicly in the first place.
i get your point in a sense, but why not just make a user setting that globally hides your posted messages from anyone?
because who knows when you would post a personal information and i bet there already people who will screenshot/copy it
or there channel logging scrapers bots that record everything without you even contesting it, so why not just dont post it in the first place?
I don't know why so many people are against this, I actually agree. I mean, sure, the idea needs to be modified, but maybe not as harshly as some would assume. I should think that file uploads should be made unavailable after... Let's say, a month? That way, if you posted a selfie and didn't delete it, someone could still search the message, just not get the file. If people are really so concerned, they could always search their own messages after some time and edit or delete them.
That's a very bad idea brah
Pointless. Lock it down all you want. People who are determined to dig up info on people in servers can use software on their on machine to search quickly.
Take the hint: If you feel uncomfortable about something you're about to post. DON'T BLOODY DO IT!
Christ; What's next. Take down search engines? They might find content unsuited for these snowflakes.
Internet 101: Don't post about it if you don't want people to see it.
This is pointless.
Then tell them to delete sensitive data, your server can already be crawled without the built-in search feature anyways.
A permission for limiting how far back message history (and search) goes would work well I think.
This is a waste of resources.
This permissions doesn't make sense since there are other ways to lookup messages per api
"Many users have expressed that they are not comfortable having their entire message history easily searchable. This also poses a major privacy risk -- for example, malicious users will be able to "dox"
Why the hell would you like to post your private info IN CHAT?
And no, no user setting such as "hide my messages from search plz boss". Then probably 75% of people will check that and search feature will became useless, isn't it?
I want my tweets to be public but people shouldn't be able to read them
why does this have upboats at all. please remove this request