How to Check Who Owns a Discord Server
Some of the most successful Discord servers today have hundreds or thousands of members who interact on the platform on a regular basis. And in some cases, there can be a few thousand posts on a given day. It could be that there’s a burning issue you’d 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 overseeing conversations, making announcements, and ejecting 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 may be designated by a specific color. On the other hand, such tools are not mandatory, so differentiating between members can be a bit tricky.
Luckily, there are a couple of different ways to find who owns a Discord server.
1. Checking via Server Settings
Discord developers understand that sometimes you’ll need help from the server owner. For this reason, the owner has a crown next to their name. To see who they are:
- Launch Discord from a desktop app or browser and enter your credentials to sign in.
- Navigate to the server of interest 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 the members of the server.
- Scroll through the list until you see the member who has a crown next to their name.
And that’s it. Once you’ve found the owner, you can initiate a chat by immediately sending them a message.
2. Making an Enquiry
Although the crown is a highly coveted feature that comes with a host of privileges for the Discord owner, not all owners proudly display it. Some can decide to give it up if they don’t want to attract unnecessary attention, and Discord provides a way to do just that. In the absence of the crown, it can be incredibly difficult to tell who the owner is. The good thing is you can still unravel their identity, thanks to a handy trick.
When the owner of a Discord server decides to give up the crown, they still retain administrative privileges. They’ll still appear in the list of the server’s Admins, only there won’t be an obvious sign (the crown) that can help single them out as the super admin.
So, to find out who the owner is, you could message an Admin or two and ask them to provide you with this information. To DM an Admin, simply click on their username. This will open up a private chat between the two of you.
If you’re lucky enough, you could land in the owner’s DMs the first time.
What’s the difference between the owner and an administrator in Discord?
The owner is a superuser with sweeping access to everything in a Discord server. They can change the settings, add and remove roles, upload files media, manage permissions, and remove members from the server at their discretion. They can also change the server’s name or even create or delete channels at will.
An Administrator is a user who’s been given certain privileges by the owner. They can do everything an owner can do, except they can’t kick any of the other Admins or the owner from the server. In addition, they can’t dethrone the owner and take over the crown unless the owner decides to give it up willingly. An Admin has more power than members but doesn’t have free reign as the owner does.
Secure Your Presence
Discord has come a long way, but it’s still far from being the perfect platform. Like other social media platforms, it’s plagued by a myriad of issues, key among them being an inability to properly vet users as they join. This means there will be members 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 arguably provides you with the best channel to share your ideas and propose improvements that could propel the server to the next level.
Are you a Discord enthusiast? Do you know who owns all the servers you’ve joined?
Let’s engage in the comments section below.