The Discord application has gained a lot of relevance since the Coronavirus pandemic, an application that was born 8 years ago to allow users to talk to each other when they were enjoying an online multiplayer game, since they did not offer voice support.
Discord’s Evolution from Gaming to Versatile Communities
As the years have gone by, games have implemented a voice communication system between players, forcing Discord to update to continue being a relevant platform, at least within gaming, which is where it is most used.
In this way and to adapt to the needs of users, Discord has managed to evolve in recent years and is currently a perfect application for creating communities of users, communities in which users can meet other people with the same tastes. In addition, it is also an excellent communication platform where informative messages can be published as if it were a bulletin board.
Diverse Channels for Discord Communities
Discord communities may contain different channels to display and/or offer information independently. Each Discord community can have one or more channels for both text and voice. In addition, we can convert one of the text channels into a bulletin board where we can publish important content for the community without anyone else being able to publish content. If users want to comment on the ad, they can use the corresponding text channel.
Creating a Community on Discord
Once we are clear about what we can use Discord communities for, the first thing we must do is create a server. A Discord server is the platform that we are going to use to create our community, we could say that it is the necessary infrastructure to create a community, and within it, we will create the channels that we need.
The first thing we must do to create a server in Discord is to go to the column shown on the left side of the application and click on the + sign.
Click on the “+” sign to Create Discord Communities
Next, a window will be displayed in which we can create a template to reuse on other servers or use one of the different existing templates. In this case, we are going to create our own template so that we can customize, down to the smallest detail, everything we want to offer our community.
Choose “For a club or a community” to Create Discord Communities
The next step, we must establish what name the community will have and where we can also add an identifying image of the community to, finally, click on Create.
Set the Community Name and Image
From this moment on, we have already created a community, and it has taken us more time reading how to do it than actually putting the steps we have shown you into practice.
Discord Community Created
The template we have created includes two channels, a text channel to send messages to all users who are part of the community and a voice channel, a channel where users can meet to talk. If we need to create more channels, we just have to click on the “+” sign located just to the right of the type of channel we want to create.
In this case, we are going to create the bulletin-board channel, where we are going to publish important content for all users and where no one will be able to respond. Once we have created the channel, click on the gear wheel located just to the right of the name to access the settings. Next, in the Permissions tab, click on Advanced Permissions and look for the Text Channel Permissions option and, in Send Messages, we mark the advertisements.
Setting Permissions for Users
Once we have created the community with its corresponding channels, it is time to establish limitations on the users who join. This is especially important if we want the community to not be chaos without order or concert and for any user to be able to roam freely causing discomfort among the rest of the users in the community.
If we want any of the users who are part of the community to help us manage the channel, we must grant them the necessary permissions to do so, something we can do by clicking on their name from the right column. In these cases, unless we have a lot of trust, we should avoid giving him permissions so that he can close the channel or even expel us as Administrator.