Some of the most successful Discord servers today have hundreds or thousands of members who regularly interact on the platform. And in some cases, there may be a few thousand messages on any given day. There may be a burning issue that you would like to discuss with the owner one-on-one
How to Check Who Owns a Discord Server
Each server has an owner and at least one moderator responsible for overseeing conversations, making announcements, and kicking members who violate server guidelines, among many other tasks.
Discord has built tools that can help you categorize members. For example, the names of people with administrative privileges can be designated with a specific color. On the other hand, these tools are not mandatory, so differentiating between members can be a bit tricky.
Luckily, there are several ways to find out who owns a Discord server.
1. Verification via server settings
Discord developers understand that sometimes you will need help from the server owner. For this reason, the owner has a crown next to his name. To see who they are:
- Launch Discord from a desktop app or browser and enter your credentials to connect.
- Navigate to the server you are interested in and click on the server name box. This will open the server management section.
- Click on “Server Settings”.
- Click on “Members”. This will reveal a list of all server members.
- Scroll down the list until you see the member that has a crown next to their name.
And that's all. Once you find the owner, you can start a chat by immediately sending them a message.
Although the crown is a highly coveted feature that comes with many privileges for the owner of Discord, not all owners display it proudly. Some may decide to forgo it if they don't want to draw unnecessary attention, and Discord provides a way to do that. Without the crown, it can be incredibly difficult to tell who owns it. The good thing is that you can still unravel their identity, thanks to a handy trick.
When the owner of a Discord server decides to relinquish the crown, they still retain administrative privileges. They will still appear in the list of server administrators, except that there will be no obvious sign (the crown) that can help distinguish them as a super administrator.
So to find out who the owner is, you can message an admin or two and ask them to provide you with this information. To send a DM to an admin, just click on their username. This will open a private chat between the two of you.
If you're lucky enough, you might land in the owner's DMs the first time around.
What is the difference between owner and admin in Discord?
The owner is a superuser with quick access to everything on a Discord server. They can change settings, add and remove roles, upload media files, manage permissions, and remove members from the server at their discretion. They can also change the server name or even create or delete channels at will.
An administrator is a user to whom the owner has granted certain privileges. They can do everything an owner can do, except they can't kick any of the other admins or the server owner. Furthermore, they cannot dethrone the owner and seize the crown unless the owner decides to relinquish it voluntarily. An administrator has more power than the members but does not have free rein as the owner does.
Secure your presence
Discord has come a long way, but it's still far from the perfect platform. Like other social media platforms, it is plagued with a myriad of issues, one of them being the inability to properly vet users when joining. This means that there will be members who are unwilling to respect personal boundaries or engage others with courtesy and respect.
Knowing the owner of a Discord server means you know who to talk to when you need help. It also provides you with arguably the best channel to share your ideas and come up with improvements that could take the server to the next level.
Are you a Discord enthusiast? Do you know who owns all the servers you have joined?
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