How To Ban Words In Discord

You can't ban words natively in Discord, so you need to use a bot. Here's a guide on how to ban words on Discord by using a simple, yet effective bot.

Kicking or banning every user that uses profanity or the wrong/bad words in your Discord server will get frustrating and boring very soon.

Unfortunately, there is no built-in Discord feature that would filter out bad words for you. But, like many other problems with Discord, they can be resolved with the help of a bot.

Bots these days provide dozens of features and including word filtration. To help you set up this kind of feature, we’ve taken ProBot as an example for a solid Discord censor bot and created a guide for it. Let’s get to it!

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Banning Words On Discord With ProBot

The first thing we will need to do is head over to ProBot’s website and log in with the appropriate Discord account.

ProBot Discord bot website login

After you click login, you will also be required to authorize the bot to your server. Make sure to do that. Now, you should be on the website’s dashboard. From here, try to carefully follow the steps below.

  1. Select your server on the left-side panel.
    selecting server on left panel ProBot dashboard
  2. Next to the server panel, should be a panel to overview all of the bot’s settings. Under Module Settings, go to Automod.
  3. In this new tab, you will see a bunch of different options including Spam, Repeated Messages, Spammed Caps, Discord Invites, Emoji Spam, and most importantly, Bad Words.
    Automod under ProBot Module Settings
  4. Expand the Bad Words drop-down menu and select what kind of action you want from the bot. You can choose between Delete Message, Warn Member, or Mute Member. We recommend Delete Message to get rid of the unwanted words as soon as possible.
  5. Now we need to add a list of bad words we do not want in our servers. To do that, click on the small cogwheel icon above the dropdown menu.
  6. You will find a variety of settings here. Choose which channels and roles need to be ignored, how many violations for a user to be muted, and for how long.
    Automod Bad Words options under ProBot Module Settings
  7. Last but not least, the list of bad words. You can either write all words one by one or look online for bad word lists and filters other moderators have already created. This can save you a lot of time.
  8. With all options adjusted, click Save Settings. And again, Save Changes.

That’s all there is to it. ProBot is now set up as a profanity filter and will delete any words that have been blacklisted and will mute any users that keep making violations.

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