Discord Banned NSFW Servers Now Softens

Last week, Discord banned NSFW servers from being accessed on iOS devices. Obviously, this set some people off. Now, you could still access it, but you had to use your browser. That is a giant pain in the ass. Letting that news fester over the weekend, Discord is backing away from that complete ban. Not entirely, but it isn’t a blanket ban.

Discord banned NSFW servers as a result of their updated policy. It was designed to ban servers that deal in “explicit pornographic content.” You will be able to access other types of NSFW servers, but you will need to opt-in from a computer first.

 “Our goal is always to keep Discord safe, especially for our younger users,” Discord said in a statement to Engadget. “Last week, we introduced additional controls to ensure minors will not be exposed to content that is inappropriate for them per App Store guidelines. We realize the community had many questions, and we wanted to clarify our position and which servers will or will not be affected. These updates are outlined in detail on our support articles for users and server owners. We will continue to work with server owners and our partners, and will notify all server owners letting them know which of their servers are impacted. “

Discord banned NSFW servers because of Apple.

This isn’t a surprise. Many people realized that this was the case. It would have been better is Discord said that to begin with. Trying to be sly isn’t always the best approach. Apple has been more aggressive in their moderation since the removal of Parler. Which has now been restored promising to follow through on Apple’s guidelines.

However, it is important for these companies to go with incremental responses. That is opposed to blanket moves that will impact a lot of people they didn’t even think of. Particularly moderators.