How Do I Ban a Word on a Discord Server?


Heather Bennett

Discord is a popular platform for creating online communities and engaging with like-minded individuals. As a server owner or administrator, you may encounter situations where you need to enforce certain rules and maintain a positive environment.

One way to achieve this is by banning specific words on your Discord server. In this tutorial, I will guide you through the process of banning words using different methods.

Banning Words Using Built-in Discord Filters

Discord offers a built-in word filter feature that allows you to automatically block or censor specific words in your server’s chat. This can be useful for preventing the use of offensive language or inappropriate content. To ban a word using the built-in filters, follow these steps:

  • Open your Discord server and navigate to the “Server Settings” by clicking on the server name in the top-left corner.
  • In the left sidebar, select “Moderation” and then click on “Enable Community” under the “Community” section.
  • Scroll down to find the “Banned Words” section and click on the “+ Add Word” button.
  • Enter the word or phrase that you want to ban in the text field.

    You can also specify whether you want to censor the word or completely block it.

  • Click on “Save Changes” to apply the word ban to your Discord server.

Using Bots for Advanced Word Filtering

If you need more advanced word filtering capabilities, consider using bots specifically designed for moderation purposes. There are several popular bots available, such as DynoBot, MEE6, and Carl-bot that offer extensive moderation features including word banning.

Using DynoBot

DynoBot is a multi-purpose bot that provides various moderation tools for Discord servers. To ban words using DynoBot, follow these steps:

  • Invite DynoBot to your server if you haven’t already. You can find the invite link on the official DynoBot website.

  • Once DynoBot is in your server, open the chat and type “!filters” to access the filter settings.
  • Follow the prompts to add or remove banned words from the filter list.

Using MEE6

MEE6 is another popular moderation bot that offers word banning features. Follow these steps to ban words using MEE6:

  • Invite MEE6 to your server by visiting the MEE6 website and following the instructions.
  • Once MEE6 is in your server, open the chat and type “!filter” to access the filter settings.

  • Use the provided commands to add, remove or manage banned words in your Discord server.

Banning Words with Custom Bot Development

If neither the built-in filters nor existing bots meet your requirements, you can consider developing a custom bot tailored specifically for your Discord server. This approach allows for greater control and customization over word filtering.

To develop a custom bot for word banning, you will need knowledge of programming languages such as JavaScript and familiarity with Discord’s API documentation. You can use libraries like discord.js (for Node.js) or (for Python) to interact with Discord’s API.

By creating a custom bot, you can implement advanced filtering algorithms, log filtered messages, and even apply specific actions when banned words are detected.


Banning words on a Discord server helps maintain a positive environment and ensures that your community guidelines are followed. Discord provides built-in word filters that can be easily configured, and existing bots like DynoBot and MEE6 offer additional features for more advanced filtering.

If you require custom filtering capabilities, developing a custom bot is an option worth exploring. Choose the method that best suits your needs and start creating a safe space for your community on Discord!

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