Today, some of the most successful Discord servers have hundreds or thousands of members who interact on the platform regularly. And in some cases, there can be several thousand posts on a given day. There could 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 tasked with monitoring conversations, making announcements, and kicking members who don’t adhere to server guidelines, among many other tasks.
Discord has designed 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.
Fortunately, there are several ways to find out who owns a Discord server.
Check through server settings.
Discord developers understand that sometimes you will need help from the server’s 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 log in.
- Browse to the server of interest and click the server name box. This will open the server administration section.
- Click on “Server Settings.”
- Click on “Members.” This will reveal a list of all server members.
- Please scroll through the list until you see the member with a crown next to their name.
And that is. Once you have found the owner, you can start a chat by sending them a message immediately.
Make a query
Although the crown is a highly coveted feature with several privileges for the Discord owner, not all owners proudly display it. Some may decide to quit if they don’t want to attract unnecessary attention, and Discord provides a way to do that. Without the crown, it can be challenging to tell who owns it. The good news is that you can still unravel his identity, thanks to a helpful 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 admins. There won’t be an obvious sign (the height) that can help them stand out as super admins.
So, to find out who owns it, you can send a message to one or two administrators and ask them to provide you with this information. To send an email to an administrator, click on their username. This will open a private chat between the two of you.
You might land on the owner’s DMs the first time if you’re lucky enough.
What is the difference between owner and admin on Discord?
The owner is a super user with broad 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.
An administrator is a user to who the owner has granted certain privileges. They can do everything an owner can do, except they can’t kick any other admins or the owner of the server. Also, they cannot dethrone the owner and take over the crown unless the owner decides to give it up voluntarily. An administrator has more power than the members but does not have free rein as the owner.
Ensure your presence
Discord has come a long way but is still far from the perfect platform. Like other social media platforms, it is plagued with myriad issues, not the least of which is the inability to correctly screen users as they join. This means there will be members who are unwilling to respect personal boundaries or engage others courteously and respectfully.
Knowing the owner of a Discord server means you know who to talk to when you need help. It also arguably provides the best channel to share your ideas and propose improvements that could push the server to the next level.