Password Protected Servers
It would be a great if you could set a password for people to join the server. For example, if someone clicks the instant invite link, they are prompted for a password, which the owner can give them. I think this would stop random people joining the server if the invite link gets spread.
Just remove the ability of people creating instant invite links and disabling the link if one has been generated, none of the less, a fun and interesting idea.
I think this would be a very good idea. i have a server that is a friends only server where me and my friends hang out and this morning i had it raided by 4 people sending porn links and spamming @/everyone. smh..
The thing is, they could just spread the password in the same message.
Just disable the link and generate a new one. The server admin can do this. It would be exactly like changing the password.
If the invite link is getting spread, whats stopping them from sharing the password?
An invite link is like a password to join a server, if you think about it, it makes more sense to restrict invite making and having harsher server settings.
Maybe instead of complicating it and forcing people to create "interview" channels, Discord can allow the option of private servers and have it where admins can accept/reject users from joining at all
People can always just share the password too.
The invite link is the password. lol
this is great, however, you have to be able to switch it on and off as it would be annoying for public servers
Moon Bunny commented
You can always make role specific channels to have a way to "interview" people before allowing them to see ANY content... This kind of makes the idea of passwords rather useless. =x Also, like a few others have already pointed out, if they were posting the link in a general chat where random people would join then they likely are posting the password too.
Can I have the password o.o
CØNNƐR | Waambei commented
but the point of making a server is that it gets famous... and if you give someone the password they will save the password and spread the password so this idea is kind a useless
I disagree, mainly because it's just simple to limit invites to 1 use, 3 uses, etc.
👁seveneyes1 👁 commented
I think this would be a great idea! Especially when you dont want just ANYONE joining your server not knowing how they joined.
It would be very interesting if you could create password protected servers but not because of security, for *gaming*! I think this would offer a huge dynamic that some might not see because it doesn't necessarily have to be about security. GameDetectives and r/ARG are huge servers which revolve around Alternate Reality Games (ARGs). Having password protected permanent invite servers, perhaps even allowing individual channels to be accessed via password, would seriously change the way people interact with these types of games! I'd give this a thousand upvotes if I could.
I personally don't see a need for this.
If you want to control access to a private server (Which I have done and continue to do), simply create single-use invites for each user you wish to invite, and DM them individually. Make sure to also deny invite creation perms for all but yourself.
This idea is on the premise that the invite is public but access is not, but I don't see how that would ever be a problem when you can make invites and give them out yourself.
And if you *really* want this feature, there are already bots that exist which can restrict the user to one channel on join and enable mods/admins to grant them access. I don't how how this can't be enough.
This is dumb. Just generate 30 minute join links instead of permanent ones.
Invite codes are random...so they are basically the same thing as a password already. Don't see the point
make a use limit on invites tho, already a thing