Discord is a popular chat platform for gamers and other online communities. As a server owner, you may find yourself in a situation where a user needs to be kicked for inappropriate behavior. There are times when members of your server may need to be removed due to their inappropriate or disruptive behavior. Kicking a user from a Discord server is a simple process, and it is important to understand the consequences of doing so.
When kicking a user from a Discord server, it is important to first consider the reason for their removal. If a user is engaging in inappropriate behavior such as trolling, spamming, or harassing other users, then they should be removed from the server. Depending on the severity of the offense, a ban may also be necessary. It’s important to remember that, while a kick is an effective way to keep order on a Discord server, it should be used sparingly. Again, before kicking a user, be sure to consider all of the possible consequences and weigh them against the benefits.
It is important to note that when a user is kicked from a server, they can still join again if they have the invite link. Therefore, it is important to consider whether it is best to kick or ban the user.
Kick vs Ban
Kicking a user on Discord is a common tactic used to keep communities in check and ensure a pleasant and safe environment for all members. There are many reasons why a user might be kicked, including spamming, inappropriate behavior, or breaking a server’s rules. Whatever the reason, it’s important to know when and how to kick a user in the right way.
It’s important to set up the server’s rules and policies. These rules and policies should outline what kind of behavior and topics are acceptable in the server, as well as the consequences for breaking those rules. When deciding to kick a user, it’s important to first consider the severity of their offenses. If they are a repeat offender or have broken a major rule, then a kick is likely justified. However, if the user is simply being disruptive or annoying, then it’s best to warn them first and give them a chance to change their behavior before resorting to a kick. When you do decide to kick a user, it’s important to keep your message clear and concise. Explain why they are being kicked and what they need to do in order to be allowed back. You can also provide a link to your server’s rules so they can better understand what they did wrong.
Ban, on the other hand is a permanent solution for disruptive and spamming members of the community. By banning, you are removing all rights of the user to join back into your server. It can be lifted though if the user is removed in the banned list.
How to Kick a User on Discord Server?
Once the decision has been made to kick a user, the next step is to find the user in the server's member list. Once located, the user can then be kicked by clicking the "Kick" button next to their name. Once kicked, the user will be removed from the server and will no longer be able to access it.
Here's the step by step guide on how to kick a user on Discord server.
Step 1. Open your Discord account
You have to open your Discord account and have administrative permission to kick someone on the Discord server. For this example, we will be using our test server, GoLinuxCloud Test Server.
Step 2. Choose the User
Whenever you're in the server and someone is acting up, spamming or sending suspicious links, you can right click on their name or look for their name on the right side bar of the app.
To select from the channel chat
To select from the right side bar
Step 3. Kick User
After selecting the user and right clicking on their username, you can now see the list of the options you can do on that user. You can see below that a red colored option is highlighted. You can see Timeout, Kick or Ban plus the name of the user. You can do this actions if you have the permissions to do so. For this article, we will be kicking the user. Click on "Kick +name of the user"
Step 4. Confirm Kick
You will be asked for a reason for the kick. You don't necessarily need to do this. You will also see that the prompt shows that they can still join back in the server with a new invite. Confirm the kick by clicking on "Kick"
The user will now be kicked and will not be listed on the member's list on the right side bar of the screen.
Kicking a user on Discord can be an effective way to keep a server in check, but it should only be used when necessary. Be sure to weigh all of the consequences before making a decision and provide a clear explanation of why they are being kicked. Kicking members from your Discord server is a last resort, but it is sometimes necessary in order to protect the integrity of your server. It’s important to set up the server’s rules and policies. These rules and policies should outline what kind of behavior and topics are acceptable in the server, as well as the consequences for breaking those rules. It’s important to understand what actions are considered to be crossing the line before taking any drastic action. With a little thought and care, you can ensure that your server remains a safe and enjoyable place for all members.