May 8th, 2020

I don’t use Discord, and don’t have a Discord server. This page only exists so that if someone searches “Tom Scott Discord”, they find this explanation!

That’s a deliberate choice: moderating something like that is a full-time job. A live voice-chat server, endorsed by me and with my name on it, that I'm not moderating — that sounds like a recipe for disaster.

I do know several video creators who have successful Discord server! However, I also know several who have described their Discords in extremely poor terms. The risk isn’t worth it.

For those reasons, it’s not for me. I do ask, please, that no-one sets up an unofficial Discord server in my name. I know that can only ever be a request, not a requirement, but I’m hoping no-one goes against it. Thanks!

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