Discord Comes Under Fire for Alleged Moderator Abuse and Furry Corruption
UPDATE (2/13 3:12 P.M.): Discord announced significant changes to its Terms of Service and policy regarding "cub play" imagery after this story broke. See tweet for info:
Every day, Discord gathers 19 million people in chat rooms who discuss everything from video games to Steven Universe fan fiction. The platform, launched in May 2015, now faces scrutiny over allegations of illegal activity. Forbes reported that the FBI is investigating whether the chat application has been used as a marketplace for stolen items (including online passwords and accounts) hacking tips and even child grooming (befriending a minor online to persuade them into sexual abuse).
In the midst of all this public turmoil, Discord has seen an internal scandal rise: site moderators who fail to enforce the platform's rules because of personal bias, specifically among moderators and community members who identify as Furries. A #ChangeDiscord movement on social media grew once users learned that some moderators, in violation of their own code of conduct, selectively banned communities that shared sexually suggestive art depicting minors.
Discord said in a statement to Newsweek "we take our community's safety very seriously and are constantly assessing and improving our trust and safety measures. As with any digital communication platform there are risks, and we work closely with law enforcement agencies in their investigations when appropriate to ensure and strengthen the safety of our community members."
Discord has Community Guidelines like all other social media platforms. People who break the rules can get banned by mods, and entire communities can lose their partner status - which includes prompt technical support from Discord and crucial moderation tools.
In February 2018, Discord issued a complete ban on NSFW content for partnered servers, telling Polygon in a statement, "this policy was created so that our community can feel comfortable within a designated partner server, and we will continue to provide this safe environment for all community members."
The Discord community guidelines specifically target "altered pornography which depicts minors" including shotacon and lolicon, or "loli" for short, which are drawings of young girls or boys in sexually suggestive scenarios.
In late January 2019, a user on the Discord subreddit posted a conversation they had with a platform admin known as TinyFeex. In the emails, TinyFeex argues that "cub" content is not in violation of Discord's terms of service. "Cub" is a term used in the furry community for underage members, with "cub play" being used to describe sexually explicit acts. Discord users cried foul in the comments, and soon subreddit admins deleted the post and pinned a response from Discord Trust and Safety mod karrdian.
"There is some overlap between 'cub' and loli,' karrdian wrote. "There is also some segment of 'cub' art that is not, in fact, human or humanlike at all, but instead, for example, mythological creatures. This content is significantly greyer, which is why there isn't a blanket ban on all content that could conceivably fall under the umbrella."
Furries and Discord
Users began to share their interactions with the Terms of Service team at Discord. Twitter user MrTempestilence posted a Twitter thread February 3 detailing a wide range of accusations from instances of zoophilia on Discord to moderators allowing "cub play." Once these tweets started to gain traction and soon after Discord's "gay zoo and feral" community was shut down.
"I originally intended for them to just be poking fun at how terrible Discord's staff were, but then once I started to add new information to the thread, I realized that what I was doing was important," MrTempestSilence told Newsweek through Twitter DM (he asked we withhold his real name due to privacy concerns). "People needed to know about how toxic Discord's staff are, and I was able to inform them."
The Twitter thread pulled in more than 8,000 likes and gathered the attention of the larger Twitter dialogue. On February 4, freelance journalist Nick Monroe started to dig a little deeper into the connections between Discord Terms of Service moderators and the furry community. "The story unraveled itself as I pulled on the thread," Monroe told Newsweek . "It has become clear to me and everyone who reads the thread that something is wrong with Discord's trust and safety operation."
A "#ChangeDiscord" hashtag spread on social media as more users shared their experiences with the moderation team. Monroe and MrTempestSilence claimed that a Discord Terms of Service moderator, known as allthefoxes and an alleged furry himself, was the one who first created the "cub" policy to protect his favored community (a Discord representative did not respond to these claims).
One YouTuber cited by Monroe was QuackityHQ, whose content centers around encouraging his fans to "raid" video games like Animal Jam (think a flash mob inside a video game), commentary videos and TikTok reacts. Quackity's Discord account was banned on January 1 for violating a ToS regarding "raids" on Discord. Quackity claims he violated no such rule, as Animal Jam isn't a part of Discord. Instead, he believes that he was banned for a video he made that mocked people on a furry roleplay server.
"I googled the moderator's name...their bio clearly stated they were a part of the 'furry' community and after checking their following list, I found out that many of the Discord Trust and Safety team members had this same information in their bios," Quackity told Newsweek.
Discord said in a statement to Newsweek the platform "has a Terms of Service and Community Guidelines that all communities and users are required to adhere to. These specifically prohibit harassment, threatening messages, calls to violence or any illegal activity, and they cover more expansive activities than other platforms' rules such as doxxing and sharing private information. Though we do not read people's private messages, we do investigate and take immediate action against any reported violation by a server or user, which can include shutting down offending servers or banning users."
Moderating a social media platform is difficult, but it's crucial to its longevity. If users feel that their bans are unjustified or the rules are being twisted for others benefits, they may flock somewhere else.
Software for Internet communication
Discord is a VoIP, instant messaging and digital distribution platform. Users communicate with voice calls, video calls, text messaging, media and files in private chats or as part of communities called "servers".[note 1] Servers are a collection of persistent chat rooms and voice chat channels. Discord runs on Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, iPadOS, Linux, and in web browsers. As of 2021[update], the service has over 350 million registered users and over 150 million monthly active users.
The concept of Discord came from Jason Citron, who had founded OpenFeint, a social gaming platform for mobile games, and Stanislav Vishnevsky, who had founded Guildwork, another social gaming platform. Citron sold OpenFeint to GREE in 2011 for US$104 million, which he used to found Hammer & Chisel, a game development studio, in 2012. Their first product was Fates Forever, released in 2014, which Citron anticipated to be the first MOBA game on mobile platforms, but it did not become commercially successful.
According to Citron, during the development process, he noticed how difficult it was for his team to work out tactics in games like Final Fantasy XIV and League of Legends using available voice over IP (VoIP) software. This led to the development of a chat service with a focus on user friendliness with minimal impact to performance.
To develop Discord, Hammer & Chisel gained additional funding from YouWeb's 9+ incubator, which had also funded the startup of Hammer & Chisel, and from Benchmark capital and Tencent.
Discord was publicly released in May 2015 under the domain name discordapp.com. According to Citron, they made no specific moves to target any specific audience, but some gaming-related subreddits quickly began to switch their IRC links with Discord links. Discord became widely used by esports and LAN tournament gamers. The company benefited from relationships with Twitch streamers and subreddit communities for Diablo and World of Warcraft.
In January 2016, Discord raised an additional $20 million in funding including an investment from WarnerMedia (then TimeWarner). In 2019, WarnerMedia Investment Group sold its share as it was shut down following AT&T's acquisition of WarnerMedia.
Microsoft announced in April 2018 that it will provide Discord support for Xbox Live users, allowing them to link their Discord and Xbox Live accounts so that they can connect with their Xbox Live friends list through Discord.
In December 2018, the company announced it raised $150 million in funding at a $2 billion valuation. The round was led by Greenoaks Capital with participation from Firstmark, Tencent, IVP, Index Ventures and Technology Opportunity Partners.
In March 2020, Discord changed its motto from "Chat for Gamers" to "Chat for Communities and Friends", and introduced server templates. This was part of their response to an increase in users as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In April 2020, Discord's Twitter username was changed from @discordapp to @discord. Later in May 2020, Discord changed its primary domain from discordapp.com to discord.com.
Starting in June 2020, Discord announced it was shifting focus away from video gaming specifically to a more all-purpose communication and chat client for all functions, revealing its new slogan "Your place to talk" and a revised website. Among other planned changes would be to reduce the number of gaming in-jokes it uses within the client, improving the user onboarding experience, and increasing server capacity and reliability. The company announced it had received an additional $100 million in investments to help with these changes.
In March 2021, Discord announced it had hired its first finance chief, former head of finance for Pinterest Tomasz Marcinkowski. An inside source called this one of the first steps for the company towards a potential initial public offering, though co-founder and CEO Jason Citron had stated earlier in the month he was not thinking about taking the company public. Discord doubled its monthly user base to about 140 million in 2020. The same month, Bloomberg News and The Wall Street Journal reported that several companies were looking to purchase Discord, with Microsoft named as the likely lead buyer at a value estimated at $10 billion. However, they ended talks with Microsoft, opting to stay independent. Instead, Discord launched another round of investment in April 2021. Among those investing into the company was Sony Interactive Entertainment; the company stated that it intended to integrate a portion of Discord's services into the PlayStation Network by 2022.
In May 2021, Discord rebranded its game controller-shaped logo "Clyde" in celebration of its sixth anniversary. The company also changed the color palette of its branding and user interfaces to a much more saturated one to be more "bold and playful", and changed its slogan from "your place to talk" to "imagine a place", believing that it would be easier to attach to additional taglines; these changes were met with backlash and criticism from Discord users.
Discord acquired Sentropy, a company that specialized in using artificial intelligence systems to monitor online networks for abusive messages to highlight problematic users, and provide recommendations to users for the means to block such messages or users, in July 2021. With the acquisition, Sentropy's tools will be used exclusively for monitoring Discord servers to help with Discord's goals to prevent harassment of users.
Ahead of a new funding round in August 2021, Discord had reported $130 million in 2020 revenues, triple from the prior year, and had an estimated valuation of $15 billion. According to Citron, the increased valuation was due to the shift away from "broadcast wide-open social media communication services to more small, intimate places", as well as increased usage from the COVID-19 pandemic, and capturing users that have left Facebook and other platforms due to privacy concerns. Citron states that they are still in talks with several potential buyers including all major gaming console manufacturers. From this, the company secured an addition $500 million in further investments in September 2021.
In September 2021, Google sent cease and desist notices to the developers of two of the most popular music bots used on Discord - Groovy and Rythm, which were installed on an estimated 36 million servers combined. These bots allowed users to request and play songs ad-free from YouTube. Two weeks later, Discord partnered with YouTube to test a "Watch Together" feature, which allows Discord users to watch YouTube videos together.
Discord is built to create and manage private and public communities. It gives users access to tools focused around communication services like voice and video calls, persistent chat rooms, and integrations with other gamer-focused services along with the general ability to send direct messages and create personal groups. Although Discord services may initially seem directed only towards gamers, in recent years several new updates have made it more useful for the general population.
Discord communities are organized into discrete collections of channels called servers. Servers are referred to as "guilds" in the developer documentation. Users can create servers for free, manage their public visibility and create both channels and channel categories up to 250.[note 2] Any given server can have up to 800,000 members, as discovered when the official Discord server for the video game Genshin Impact reached maximum capacity.
Starting October 2017, Discord allows game developers and publishers to verify their servers. Verified servers, like verified accounts on social media sites, have badges to mark them as official communities. A verified server is moderated by its developer's or publisher's own moderation team. Verification was later extended in February 2018 to include esports teams and musical artists.
By the end of 2017, about 450 servers were verified.
Members can help servers obtain perks in 3 levels via the "Server Boost" feature, which unlocks higher quality voice channels, more emoji slots, and other perks. Users can buy boosts for servers for $4.99 a month. "Discord Nitro" subscribers get two boosts included in the price of Nitro, and 30% off for all other boosts.
In 2020, Discord unveiled a new feature, known as "Community servers". It includes such features like a custom welcome screen, server insights, and the ability to advertise on Discord's Server Discovery page.
Channels may be either used for voice chat and streaming or for instant messaging and file sharing. The visibility and access to channels can be customized to limit access from certain users, for example, marking a channel "NSFW" (Not Safe For Work) requires that first-time viewers confirm they are over 18 years old and willing to see such content.
Text channels support some rich text via a subset of the Markdown syntax. Code blocks with language-specific highlighting can also be used.
Discord launched Stage Channels in May 2021, a feature similar to Clubhouse which allows for live, moderated channels, for audio talks, discussions, and other uses, which can further be potentially gated to only invited or ticketed users. Initially, users could search for open Stage Channels relevant to their interests through a Stage Discovery tool, which was discontinued in October 2021.
In August, the Discord launched Threads, which are temporary text channels that can be set to automatically disappear. This is meant to help foster more communication within Servers.
Direct messages in Discord allow people to text, share files, live stream and call others privately outside of servers. An added feature in Discord direct messages is the ability to create message groups of up to 10 users. This acts similar to a server's text channel, with the ability to initiate a call simultaneously for all the members in a direct message group (in servers, people can only join voice channels but cannot be called into)
Users register for Discord with an email address and must create a username. To allow multiple users to use the same username, they are assigned a four-digit number called a "discriminator", prefixed with "#", which is added to the end of their username.
Both at the server and the user level, Discord allows users to connect these to their Twitch or other gaming service account.
Users can assign themselves a profile picture. Subscribers for Discord Nitro, part of Discord's monetization plan, can use animated profile pictures.
In June 2021, Discord added a feature that allows all users to add an About Me section to their profile. Subscribers for Discord Nitro also get the ability to upload a profile banner image.
Video calls and streaming
Video calling and screen sharing were added in October 2017, allowing users to create private video calls with up to 10 users, later increased to 50 due to the increased popularity of video calling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In August 2019, this was expanded with live streaming channels in servers. A user can share their screen if Discord has detected they are playing a game and others in that channel can join the channel to watch the stream. While these features mimic livestreaming capabilities of platforms like Twitch, the company does not plan to compete with these services, believing that these features are best used by small groups.
In August 2018, Discord launched a games storefront beta, allowing users to purchase a curated set of games through the service. This will include a "First on Discord" featured set of games that their developers attest to Discord's help in getting launched, giving these games 90 days of exclusivity on the Discord marketplace. Discord Nitro subscribers will also gain access to a rotating set of games as part of their subscription, with the price of Nitro being bumped from $4.99 to $9.99 a month. A cheaper service called 'Nitro Classic' was also released that has the same perks as Nitro but does not include free games.
Following the launch of the Epic Games Store, which challenged Valve's Steam storefront by only taking a 12% cut of game revenue, Discord announced in December 2018 that it would reduce its own revenue cut to 10%.
To further support developers, starting in March 2019 Discord gave the ability for developers and publishers that ran their own servers to offer their games through a dedicated store channel on their server, with Discord managing the payment processing and distribution. This can be used, for example, to give select users access to alpha- and beta-builds of a game in progress as an early access alternative.
Also in March 2019, Discord removed the digital storefront, instead choosing to focus on the Nitro subscription and having direct sales be done through developer's own servers. In September 2019, Discord announced that it was ending its free game service in October 2019 as they found too few people were playing the games offered.
In December 2016, the company introduced its GameBridge API, which allows game developers to directly integrate with Discord within games.
In December 2017, Discord added a software development kit that allows developers to integrate their games with the service, called "rich presence". This integration is commonly used to allow players to join each other's games through Discord or to display information about a player's game progression in their Discord profile.
Discord also provides tools for users to create their own bots. There are tools such as discord.js that allow bot developers to interact with the Discord API to control their bot.
Documentation for the Discord API is hosted on GitHub and formatted to be displayed on their website.
Discord is a persistent group chat software, based on an eventually consistent database architecture.
Discord uses the metaphors of servers and channels similar to Internet Relay Chat even though these servers do not map to traditional hardware or virtual servers.[note 1] They are instead database entities in Discord's servers.
The desktop, web, and mobile apps all use React, using React Native on iOS/iPadOS and Android. The desktop client is built on the Electron framework using web technologies, which allows it to be multi-platform and operate as an installed application on personal computers.
All versions of the client support the same core feature set; screen sharing with desktop audio is Windows exclusive. Discord is specifically designed for use while gaming, as it includes features such as low latency, free voice chat servers for users and dedicated server infrastructure. Support for calls between two or more users was added in an update on July 28, 2016.
The software is supported by eleven data centers around the world to keep latency with clients low.
Discord uses the Opus audio format, which is low latency and designed to compress speech. In July 2020, Discord added noise suppression into its mobile app using the Krisp audio-filtering technology.
Discord's backend is written mostly in Elixir,Python, as well as Rust,Go, and C++.
While the software itself comes at no cost, the developers investigated ways to monetize it, with potential options including paid customization options such as emoji or stickers. The developers have stated that while they will look for ways to monetize the software, it will never lose its core features.
In January 2017, the first paid subscription and features were released with "Discord Nitro Classic" (originally released as "Discord Nitro"). For a monthly subscription fee of $4.99, users can get an animated avatar, use custom and/or animated emojis across all servers (non-Nitro users can only use custom emoji on the server they were added to), an increased maximum file size on file uploads (from 8 MB to 50 MB), the ability to screen share in higher resolutions, the ability to choose their own discriminator (from #0001 to #9999) and a unique profile badge. In October 2018, "Discord Nitro" was renamed "Discord Nitro Classic" with the introduction of the new "Discord Nitro", which cost $9.99 and included access to free games through the Discord game store. Monthly subscribers of Discord Nitro Classic at the time of the introduction of the Discord games store were gifted with Discord Nitro, lasting until January 1, 2020, and yearly subscribers of Discord Nitro Classic were gifted with Discord Nitro until January 1, 2021. In October 2019, Discord ended the free game service with Nitro.
In June of 2019, Discord introduced Server Boosts, a way to benefit specific servers by purchasing a "boost" for it, with enough boosts granting various benefits for the users in that particular server. Each boost is a subscription costing $4.99 a month. For example, if a server maintains 2 boosts, it unlocks perks such as a higher maximum audio quality in voice channels and the ability to use an animated server icon. Users with Discord Nitro or Discord Nitro Classic have a 30% discount on server boost costs, with Nitro subscribers specifically also getting 2 free server boosts.
Discord began testing digital stickers on its platform in October 2020 for users in Canada. Most stickers cost between $1.50 and $2.25 and are part of Discord's monetization strategy. Discord Nitro subscribers received a free "What's Up Wumpus" sticker pack focused on Discord's mascot, Wumpus.
By January 2016, Hammer & Chisel reported that Discord had been used by 3 million people, with growth of 1 million per month, reaching 11 million users in July that year. By December 2016, the company reported it had 25 million users worldwide. By the end of 2017, the service had drawn nearly 90 million users, with roughly 1.5 million new users each week. With the service's third anniversary, Discord stated that it had 130 million unique registered users. The company observed that while the bulk of its servers are used for gaming-related purposes, a small number have been created by users for non-gaming activities, like stock trading, fantasy football, and other shared interest groups.
In May 2016, one year after the software's release, Tom Marks, writing for PC Gamer, described Discord as the best VoIP service available. Lifehacker has praised Discord's interface, ease of use, and platform compatibility.
In 2021, Discord had at least 350 million registered users across its web and mobile platforms. It was used by 56 million people every month, sending a total of 25 billion messages per month. By June 2020, the company reported it had 100 million active users each month. As of 2021, the service has over 140 million monthly active users.
Discord has had problems with hostile behavior and abuse within chats, with some communities of chat servers being "raided" (the taking over of a server by a large number of users) by other communities. This includes flooding with controversial topics related to race, religion, politics, and pornography. Discord has stated that it has plans to implement changes that would "rid the platform of the issue".
To better protect its users and its services since these events, Discord has implemented a trust and safety team that is on call around the clock to monitor the servers and respond to reports. This includes dealing with user harassment, servers that violate Discord's terms of service, and protecting servers from "raiding" and spamming by malicious users or bots. While they do not directly monitor messages, the trust and safety team can determine malicious activity from service use patterns and/or user-generated reports and take appropriate steps, including more detailed investigation, to deal with the matter. The service plans to expand this team as they continue to gain new users.
Discord gained popularity with the alt-right due to the pseudonymity and privacy offered by Discord's service. Analyst Keegan Hankes from the Southern Poverty Law Center said "It's pretty unavoidable to be a leader in this [alt-right] movement without participating in Discord". In early 2017, CEO Jason Citron stated Discord was aware of these groups and their servers. Citron stated that servers found to be engaged in illegal activities or violations of the terms of service would be shut down, but would not disclose any examples.
Following the violent events that occurred during the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12, 2017, it was found that Discord had been used to plan and organize the white nationalist rally. This included participation by Richard Spencer and Andrew Anglin, high-level figures in the movement. Discord responded by closing servers that supported the alt-right and far-right, and banning users who had participated. Discord's executives condemned "white supremacy" and "neo-Nazism", and said that these groups "are not welcome on Discord". Discord has worked with the Southern Poverty Law Center to identify hateful groups using Discord and ban those groups from the service. Since then, several neo-Nazi and alt-right servers have been shut down by Discord, including those operated by neo-Nazi terrorist group Atomwaffen Division, Nordic Resistance Movement, Iron March, and European Domas.
In January 2018, The Daily Beast reported that it found several Discord servers that were specifically engaged in distributing revenge porn and facilitating real-world harassment of the victims of these images and videos. Such actions are against Discord's terms of service and Discord shut down servers and banned users identified from these servers.
In July 2018, Discord updated its terms of service to ban drawn pornography with underage subjects. Some Discord users subsequently criticized the moderation staff for selectively allowing "cub" content, or underage pornographic furry artwork, under the same guidelines. The staff held that "cub porn" was separate from lolicon and shotacon, being "allowable as long as it is tagged properly." After numerous complaints from the community, Discord amended its community guidelines in February 2019 to include "non-humanoid animals and mythological creatures as long as they appear to be underage" in its list of disallowed categories, in addition to announcing periodic transparency reports to better communicate with users.
In March 2019, the media collective Unicorn Riot published the contents of a Discord server used by several members of the white nationalist group Identity Evropa who were also members of the United States Armed Forces.
In January 2021, two days after the 2021 storming of the United States Capitol, Discord deleted the pro-Donald Trump server "The Donald", "due to its overt connection to an online forum used to incite violence, plan an armed insurrection in the United States, and spread harmful misinformation related to 2020 U.S. election fraud", while denying that the server had any direct connection to the attack on the Capitol building. The server had been used by former members of the r/The_Donaldsubreddit, which Reddit had deleted several months previously.
On January 27, 2021, Discord banned the r/WallStreetBets server during the GameStop short squeeze, because of "hateful and discriminatory content", which users found contentious. One day later, Discord allowed another server to be created and began assisting with moderation on it.
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Edit: Oof I joined just to check if they have nsfw content and they do not. It's not allowed.
Well I tried. Lol
Edit 2: Okay I read more thoroughly and they do allow it. They just don't have 18+ roles.
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Discord adjusted its Trust and Safety policies today in an effort to increase transparency, the chat platform announced on its blog. One major adjustment pertains to “cub” content on Discord, which caused controversy last month after users called out the platform’s lax policies on sexually explicit, underaged animal-themed art.
“Over the past couple of weeks, posts have appeared inquiring about Discord’s stance on a niche area of NSFW policy, which is cub porn,” reads the blog post. A clarification in guidelines revealed that Discord saw some cub content as a “grey area,” especially in situations where the characters weren’t “human like at all.”
Discord’s Trust and Safety team that its original policy followed the United States federal guidelines, which meant that, while all cartoon art of underaged characters is banned from the platform, not all cub content fell under the same ban.
“You can see this distinction in action on Google Images which does not show results for lolicon but does show results for cub porn,” reads the post. “Discord’s current policy is that anything human or humanoid is forbidden (including anthropomorphized characters). This includes most cub pornography.”
Discord previously cracked down on other types of explicit material featuring underaged characters, such as lolicon and shotacon, so many users felt that the guidelines for cub content were inconsistent. But in response to users who took to Reddit and Twitter to voice their complaints late last month, Discord has updated its policies on “cub” content.
“As of today, we’re changing our policy to ban all cub porn. This means the sexualization of minor ban now extends to non-humanoid animals and mythological creatures as long as they appear to be underage,” the post continues. “We’re adding ‘cub’ to the list of categories, after lolicon and shotacon, to our Community Guidelines to clarify that this content is not allowed on Discord.”
In addition to the updated policy, Discord announced that it would be releasing periodic transparency reports in order to maintain ongoing dialogue and communication with its users. The first transparency report will be released in April.
In a Reddit post detailing the new policies from the main Discord subreddit, many users are thanking the Discord staff for taking action on the issue and for their transparency moving forward — signaling a positive first step toward making changes to Trust and Safety on the platform.
What are furries and furry servers?
Well “fur science’ defines furries as,
“A diverse community of fans, artists, writers, gamers, and role players. Most furries create for themselves an anthropomorphized animal character (fursona) with whom they identify and can function as an avatar within the community.”
Furry Servers on Discord are all about creating a safe space for this community where they can meet and interact with like-minded furries, escape the routine worries of life and achieve a sense of belongingness.
Sounds fun right? It is! You can chat, play games, share cool stuff and meet new furries on these servers.
We have below the 10 best furry discord servers in our list that you can consider joining and let your furry journey begin!
1. The Furry Assembly
Invite Link: https://discord.gg/furry
The people at The Furry Assembly invite you to join their server and experience a truly inclusive and friendly furry environment.
- This community server is at a population of about 4.6k members, with their goal for the current year being 10k members.
- The server follows a strict SFW (Safe For Work) policy. Meaning that no NSFW (Not Safe For Work) content is allowed on the server, and if such content is found, it could lead to a permanent ban.
- Frequent giveaways, art raffles, and galas!
- The server has many self-assignable roles, for example Noble Knights, Royal Guard etc, and some buyable color roles as well.
But before you set ‘paw’ in the server, you’ll have to verify yourself in the “verify-here” channel, where the “Furry Guard” will ask you some questions.
All the channels will be unlocked once you’re accepted into the community based on your answers and you’ll then be able to participate in the many events and happenings on the server.
Some other rules on the server include No-toxicity, no spamming, no pinging staff members (wait for an admin to reply, they’ll get back to you ASAP).
So if you’re looking to get far away from toxicity, this is a server you won’t regret joining. The invite link is provided above.
2. BLETIK the icewings Server
Invite Link: https://discord.com/invite/WjfmuHVrXG
This is an Indonesia-based community server, hosted by bletik bt..
Upon joining the server, you would have to first accept its rules in order to proceed further.
- The server, too, has a leveling system that rewards you based on your level.
- Self-assignable roles like Scalies, Weebies, Furry.
- There are age roles for 18+, under 18 and also gender roles.
- The server uses many feature-rich bots such as Dyno Bot, Rythm, Rythm 2, Tatsu, Plasma, MEE6, FredBoat etc making it a very well-organized server.
- This is mostly a local server, having local, friendly users that talk in the general chat channel, but in case you don’t speak Indonesian, you can always use the international chat to communicate with furries in English.
P.S: There are chatting rules as well and you need to react click on the “blue-tick” button in the rules channel before you can actually begin chatting.
After you’ve received the ‘verified’ role, you’ll be able to chat, participate in the server’s events and happenings and get the self-assignable roles.
The invite link to join the server is provided above.
3. The Floof Squad
Invite Link: https://discord.com/invite/kp5ddec
The Floof Squad is your friendly, neighbourhood furry discord server that accepts all types of people from all over the world!
- No matter what your gender, sexual orientation or personal beliefs are, this is a welcoming community for furs and non-furs alike.
- The server layout consists of loads of channels, including “Don’t break the chain”, “Counting”, “Roleplay” and many more such fun channels that intrigue you by their name and keep you hooked!
- The server has a lot of self-assignable roles with different categories, allowing you to express your true self, fully and freely!
- There is also a commission channel if you’re looking to commission and/or be commissioned (this is a new section on the server) and is worth checking out.
So if you’re interested in joining the Floof Squad server, use the invite link above!
4. Fellowship Furries
Invite Link: https://discord.com/invite/JKRhmrU3ME
Fellowship Furries is a furry discord server that takes pride in being the most inclusive LGBTQ+ community!
- Furry or not, you’re welcomed with open arms on this server.
- Talking about the administration and moderation, this server has extremely professional staff members. With 24/7 online support, they make sure the community members follow the pre-set rules and that everyone enjoys the time they spend on “Fellowship Furries” on a day-to-day basis. You can even message the owners of the server directly, which is a feature that not many servers offer.
- An active voice/ text chat
- Weekly giveaways
- Selectable roles
- Diverse Gaming channels
- Custom/private VCs.
- The server follows a 100% SFW rule, no NSFW content is allowed to be shared or promoted here.
- The server has a secure verification system that prevents raiders and trollers from entering the community. Each new member has to answer a few questions, and only after admin approval are they allowed to join the server.
Apart from these, they utilize a ton of bots like the MEE6 etc. and offer a lot of level rewards.
All of these features really set the server apart and attract new members every day.
The invite link for the server is provided above.
5. Floof City
Invite Link: https://discord.com/invite/YjteRPG
Floof city is a welcome discord community, with a population of over 2,000 members from around the world.
And it doesn’t matter if you’re a furry or not, this is like a second home that doesn’t discriminate.
Floof City is basically a safe space where you can chat with other people on the server, share stuff and make new friends. Some of its features are listed below:
- The staff is friendly and cooperative.
- Talking about the server’s design, there are many channels to chat and participate in, with each channel made for different purposes.
- The server consists of over 320 custom emojis, as well as multiple self-assignable roles, for example, gender roles (male/female/other), age roles, sexual-orientation roles (Straight, Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, A-sexual, Pan-sexual or others) etc.
- You can also choose roles that will ping (notify) you for events, giveaways, or announcements or ping you related to any other role you choose to assign to yourself.
- Their main bot is “Floof City”, which enables all the roles, and performs basic server functions.
The roles are also upgraded on each level upgrade so the server never becomes dull for you. You can keep unlocking new stuff and stay hooked to this Discord community!
So if you’re looking to join the server, the invite link is provided above!
6. Fluffy Abyss
Invite Link: https://discord.com/invite/fox
What seems like a quiet server upon joining, becomes a hip and happening one once you react on the verify emoji (a green-tick) in there that activates a series of compulsory questions in your DM by the Fluffy Abyss Guard Bot.
Once you answer the questions and your application is approved, all its channels will be unlocked and you’ll be able to access the server and participate in the many events and happenings on the server.
- Fluffy Abyss is a very well-maintained and well-moderated server.
- Even though the server has around 10,000 members, it is an SFW environment. The admins and moderators dedicated to keeping this community-friendly, and toxicity-free, which is a tremendous effort on their part. No NSFW content or websites are allowed to be shared in the Fluff Abyss!
- Frequent nitro giveaways
- Theme nights
- Wide range of Self-assignable roles.
Overall, this server is a fun place, the huge number of members in it makes it easier to find like-minded people and make new friends.
Head on over to this server if you’re interested in joining a fun, furry community consisting of friendly people and cooperative admin staff!
The invite link to join the server is provided above.
Invite Link: https://discord.com/invite/8mD8q7shFD
The people at furgether specialize in multiplayer gaming. But they are also a friendly bunch, and a cordial community to be a part of.
- SFW community. They are pretty strict when it comes to enforcing basic community rules, so you’ll have to read the rules very carefully and answer a few related verification questions before you can be let in.
- The Server is PG-13+, so if you’re a user below 13 years of age, don’t try to fool your way on to the server or else it might lead to you getting kicked.
- Weekly events and giveaways for different games such as Among us, Scribbl, MHW, FFXIV and more.
- Movie nights and role-playing games!
- Hundreds of fun emojis
- Experienced and trained staff, ensuring you get the best and friendliest experience possible.
- Different channels to cater to people with a variety of interests,
And the best part?
- A dedicated minecraft server!
So if you’re a gamer and a fur [or a non-fur], head over to the link above to join the server!
8. The Furry Agenda
Invite Link: https://discord.com/invite/V6ZnXdQ
On the Furry Agenda discord server, you can chat, share, and meet other furs.
The ‘main points on the Furry Agenda’ are:
- The server has a 16+ rule. So if you’re below 16 years of age, you won’t be welcomed on the server and fooling the admins to get in will result in you getting kicked.
- This server has a friendly user base and has separate channels and sections for SFW, NSFW, art and games.
- The Furry Agenda is a community where you’ll be respected and heard, however, the administration does not tolerate any hate speech or discriminatory words/phrases against anyone.
To participate in the server’s events and chats, you will have to go through a 2-step verification process.
You will first have to read and understand the rules and regulations of the server and then send out an introduction message in the intro channel so the admins understand your motives for joining the server.
This is a precautionary measure, put in place to keep away trolls or raiders from joining and disrupting the community and its peace.
So if you want to join the server, you can join it from the invite link provided above.
Invite Link: https://discord.com/invite/7JD2DrnTsX
Vistas is one of the relatively smaller communities on this list, having 1.5k members, however, is equally organized and well-managed. Their goal is to maintain a hospitable environment so that the people who join this server feel welcomed and enjoy their time there.
The server has a similar verification system as most of the servers we have listed above.
Now, let’s have a look at the various server features that really make this server stand out:
- Active chat channels, with the community being extremely respectful and fun-loving.
- Regularly scheduled events
- Advanced discord bots (customized and set up to serve specific server tasks).
- Amazing awards for the users who boost the server or donate to the server. These rewards include custom channels, custom roles, etc.
And the highlight of this server:
- If you’re an artist, Vistas also offers Art Commission Advertising.
So, furs and artists, this is a good community for you to be in! Join them using the invite link provided above.
10. Furry Hollow
Invite Link: https://discord.com/invite/pejQ6DmWgB
Furry Hollow is a loving, respectful and wholesome community, open to all furries around the world.
Server features include:
- Self-given roles, level-up roles, booster roles, and perks, etc.
- Strict rule enforcement. The server has a clear policy that requires members refrain from any racist comments and actions.
- Regular giveaways
- Active Voice Channels
If you’re looking forward to role-playing, meeting other furries, playing video games (Minecraft is pretty popular here), listening to music or making new friends in general, this is the server to be in.
Furry Hollow has a similar verification pattern as the other servers, requiring you to read the server rules thoroughly and answer questions. Failure to do so will result in application rejection.
The server is quite fun. You’ll always find someone to talk to in their general chat and start making friends in no time.
So what are you waiting for? Join Furry Hollow with the invite link provided above today!
So here were our picks of the best Furry Discord Servers on the Internet. There are many more Furry servers that you can check out, or if furry servers are not your thing, maybe Roblox is?
Yes, we have an entire list of the best Roblox Servers too. Check them out here: The 10 best Roblox Discord Servers- Revealed!
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