How to Report a Discord Server Without Joining?

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Written by: Alex Popa


How to Report a Discord Server Without Joining?

Do you want to report a Discord server without joining it? That’s impossible without receiving help from someone who’s already joined the server.

You’ll need the server’s unique ID to report it to Discord. And you can’t get your hands on the ID unless you join the server.

Or if someone gives you the ID. Unless you have someone on the inside who can give you the ID, you can’t report the Discord server without joining it.

Read below for a step-by-step guide on reporting a Discord server!


1. Obtain the Server ID

The first thing you’ll need is the server’s ID. Whether you’ve joined the server or if a friend is getting the server ID for you, you need to know where to find it.

To copy the server ID, you must first find the server and right-click on it.

Right-click on the server
Right-click on the server

All the servers you’ve joined (or that your friend has joined) will be on the left-hand side of the Discord window. Once you (or he) find the server, right-click on it.

Select "Copy ID"
Select “Copy ID

After you right-click on the server’s name, a drop-down menu will appear. Click the “Copy ID” option at the bottom of the menu window.

2. Submit a request to Discord support

Submit a request to Discord support
Submit a request to Discord support

Once you get your hands on the server ID, you can submit the report by going to this link. Complete the form with your information, provide the server ID, explain the situation, and submit the report.

I recommend doubly ensuring that the server in question is going against Discord’s Terms of Service before submitting the report.

Moreover, refrain from submitting constant reports because you might be flagged for spam and harassment against the server.

What if I Can’t Find the Server ID?

Did you follow the steps above but can’t find the server ID when you right-click on the server’s name in your Discord window?

This will happen if you don’t have “Developer Mode” enabled on your Discord account. Follow the steps below to enable it:

1. Click the Gear icon

Click the Gear icon
Click the Gear icon

To enable “Developer Mode“, you need to open the Discord settings, and to do that, you need to click on the Gear icon.

You’ll find the Gear icon in the bottom-left corner of the Discord window, next to the Headphones and Microphone icons.

2. Go to “Advanced

Go to "Advanced"
Go to “Advanced

Once you open the Discord settings, scroll down the menu on the left until you see the “Advanced” option. Select it, and then move on to the next step!

3. Enable “Developer Mode

Enable "Developer Mode"
Enable “Developer Mode

The “Developer Mode” option is under the “Advanced” tab. Click on the grey icon to the right to enable the option.

Once enabled, the marker will turn green, just like in the picture above. Now, you can copy the server ID using the guide above!


To summarize, you can’t report a Discord server without joining it because that’s the only way to obtain the server ID.

The only solution is to ask a friend to join the server and get you the server ID. It would also be better to get link links for chat messages against the Terms of Service.

Mention those links in the report, and you’ll have better chances of closing down the Discord server. Leave a comment below if you have any questions!

What can I report a Discord server for?

Do you want to report a Discord server but are unsure of the exact reason to invoke it in the official report?

Here’s a list of pertinent reasons you can use to report a Discord server:

– Encouraging, promoting or engaging in user harassment
– Distributing malware or other viruses
– Making threats to another user
– Spam messaging
– Sharing child pornography
– Promoting suicide
– Violating IP rights
– Sharing images of animal cruelty
– Sharing images of gore and extreme cruelty

These are some of the main reasons you may use to report a Discord server. You should be able to match your situation to one of the above.

What happens when a Discord server is reported?

Don’t think that Discord will outright ban a Discord server once you make the report. They’ll have to verify your claims first.

Here’s what happens when you report a Discord server:

– The Trust & Safety team verifies your evidence
– They gather more evidence to support your claims
– They may expand the investigation if they discover bigger violations
– They close or leave the server open, depending on what they find

The Trust & Safety team may also ban certain users from the server if they don’t have enough evidence that the entire server is crooked.

Usually, it’s difficult to determine that an entire server is going against the Terms of Service.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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