On Discord, you’ll often run into situations where a user’s in-game avatar is used as a spoiler for other users. This isn’t to give away the ending of a video game or movie—it’s usually for fun and games, but it can get annoying when people use spoilers as an intentional marketing tool. You might see someone use their Discord avatar as a spoiler on a Steam group they’re a moderator of—but what if they did that accidentally? How would you let them know they shouldn’t? Marking users as spoilers is kind of like an online form of penance. It makes them less enjoyable to be around if they’re doing it on purpose, and it also lets other users know if someone else is following their lead. But how do you mark someone as a spoiler so that others won’t accidentally use it? Let’s find out!
How To Mark As Spoiler On Discord Mobile?
Use Discord Mobile
As the name suggests, Discord mobile is optimized for mobile devices, allowing you to join and leave servers with a single click. The app is available for both iOS and Android and costs $9.99 for the full version or $0.99 for the ad-free version. When you first open the app, you’ll notice that it looks a lot like Slack, with similar tabs and menus. On the left, you can see a list of servers that you’ve previously linked to your account. Click on one of them and you’ll be able to join that server. Discord supports both free and paid servers and channels, so there’s certainly a server for everyone. If you’re not sure where to start, check out our list of the best server hosting sites to find a server near you.
Set a server as a spoiler
Just like in Slack, you can mark a server as a spoiler by clicking the gear icon on the top right-hand corner of the server you’d like to mark as a spoiler. From there, you can see a list of all the servers in the server list. If you click on the server name, you’ll be taken to its profile page where you can see a breakdown of the server’s information, including its members and the games it’s playing.
Use voice chat on Discord Mobile
If you don’t want to type every time you want to join a server, you can use voice chat with Discord Mobile. When you’re in voice chat, you can type in a message to join a server and then send it to the rest of the group. You can also type random chat messages to scare the living daylights out of other players.
Set up private servers in Discord Mobile
In some cases, you may want to set up private servers in Discord Mobile with a few friends and play together without having to worry about being found out or kicked out. Private servers are usually set up as channel-only servers, where only the members of that channel can join and leave. To set up a private server, go to Settings and select the “Private Servers” option. From there, you can choose between public or private server types, as well as the ability to set a password. There’s a chance that other players on your server will be able to see your private server when you join a public server, but you can set that up so that only you can join and leave from that server. To hide your Discord ID from others, go to your server settings and select the “Private Servers” option. Then, un-check the box that says “Show my private server info to other users”.
The Cons Of Using Spoilers On Discord Mobile
- You’re limited to a certain number of characters per message.
- You can’t use Discord emoticons.
- There’s no way to change the color of your text or emoji in Discord Mobile.
- You can only have one server open at a time on Discord Mobile, and you can’t switch between them while they’re open.
- When you start typing in a message, the text disappears from the screen for a second before it reappears, which makes it look like you haven’t typed anything yet before your message is sent to the other person(s) in the conversation or channel you’re in (this is known as “ghosting”).
- Your messages won’t appear until you click on the “Send” button after typing them (this is known as “ghosting”). This means that if someone else types something first and sends it before you do, it’ll disappear from their screen and not appear until they click Send.
The Pros Of Using Spoiler On Discord Mobile
- You can use Discord emoticons, which are pretty fun to use.
- You can use Discord emojis (which are a little different from emoticons), but only if you have a Discord account that was created before 2017/12/31.
- You can change the color of your text and emoji in Discord Mobile, allowing you to choose between white text on an orange background or black text on a white background.
- There’s no limit to the number of servers you can have open at the same time in Discord Mobile, so you can switch between them whenever you want without having to close them all down and reopen them later.
- When you start typing in a message, the text appears on your screen for about half a second before it disappears and goes away again, which means that it looks like there’s nothing typed yet before your message is sent to the other person(s) in the conversation or channel you’re in (this is known as “ghosting”).
- Your messages will appear as soon as they are sent without any delay. This means that if someone else types something first and sends it before yours appears on their screen, it’ll appear a few seconds after they click Send.
Why would someone use a Discord avatar as a spoil?
- It’s a fun way to use Discord.
- It’s a fun way to use Discord without having to create an account or make an account invite in order to use Discord.
- It’s a fun way to represent yourself on Discord using the avatar (or emoji).
- There are many different types of avatars and emojis available in the game, and you can find the one that you like best for yourself, or even create your own avatar if you know how to do it (you’ll just have to be sure that it’s not already taken).
- You can use it as a form of self-expression, whether that means using it as your “online” self, or as your “real” self when talking with other people on Discord in public channels or private messages (for example, using it at school with friends, etc.).
How to Mark as a Spoiler on Discord?
- If you are in a channel or a public chat, use the spoiler button to mark yourself as one.
- If you are in a private chat, type @spoiler followed by the name of the person who is talking about something that you don’t want to hear.
- If someone asks if anyone wants to be spoiled, or if they want to know what is going on in a specific game, then type @spoiler followed by their name or nickname.
- If you have already marked yourself as a spoiler before, then they will not find out anything new from your messages (unless they go and look at it).
What Are Some Examples Of Spoilers?
- Game spoilers: things happening during a game that you are going to be playing, or when the game is over.
- Movie spoilers: things that happen in movies that you have not seen yet.
- Book spoilers: things that happen in books that you haven’t read yet (you can see some examples here).
- TV spoilers: things that happen on television shows before the show has aired (for example, in the news).
- Music spoilers: what is going to be played on your music playlist before it is even available for people to hear themselves?\
- Video game spoiler talk: spoiler talk about video games, particularly games with multiplayer features (such as World of Warcraft, League of Legends, etc.).
- Anime spoiler talk: spoiler talk about Japanese Anime, particularly shows that are still airing on TV.
Spoilers are annoying and unnecessary. They waste everyone’s time, and sometimes it can be hard for people to wrap their heads around the idea that you can’t talk about the ending of a game. If you accidentally ran into someone who used a spoiler, you could warn them by saying, “What the f*!^? You can’t silence people in GTA V!” That will let them know that you know, and they shouldn’t use spoilers as a crutch.