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.

Manually kicking or banning every member that uses profanity or other inappropriate words in your Discord server will quickly become frustrating and repetitive.

Unfortunately, there is no built-in Discord feature to filter out bad words for you. Thankfully, like many other issues on Discord, they can be addressed with the help of a bot.

Modern bots can provide dozens of features and include automated word filters. To help you start utilizing this kind of feature, we have highlighted ProBot as an example of a solid Discord censor bot and created a guide for it. Let’s dive right in!

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Banning Words On Discord With ProBot

First, head over to ProBot’s website and log in with your Discord account.

ProBot Discord bot website login

Once you have logged in, you will also be required to authorize the bot on your server. After you have done that, you should find yourself on the website’s dashboard. From here, 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, there should be another panel with an overview of the bot’s settings. Under Module Settings, go to Automod.
  3. In this new tab, you will see various 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 the response you want from the bot. You can choose from Delete Message, Warn Member, or Mute Member. We recommend Delete Message to remove unwanted words as quickly as possible.
  5. You now need to add a list of bad words that you don’t want in your server. To do that, click the small cogwheel icon above the drop-down menu.
  6. You will find various settings here. Specify which channels and roles should be ignored, if any, how many violations before a user is muted, and for how long they will be silenced.
    Automod Bad Words options under ProBot Module Settings
  7. Last but not least, fill in the list of bad words. You can either write each word individually or search online for bad word lists and filters that other moderators have created. This can save you a great deal of time.
  8. With all these 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, as well as muting any users with repeated violations.

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