Discord

Welcome to D50 Discord.

Discord is an instant messaging and digital distribution platform. Users communicate with text messaging, group channels, media and files. This can happen in private chats or as a part of communities such as chat rooms and voice or chat channels. It’s an application that can be used from your mobile device with an app as well as your laptop or PC.

To get started, we have created the Discord Set-up guide that you can use if you have never used Discord before. If you already are a Discord user and need to know how to connect, please follow the “How to Connect if a Current Discord User” We also have created some helpful FAQ’s that can help guide you and answer questions that you may have. As always, if there are questions, please reach out to your D50 technical team by emailing webmaster@d50tm.org and our team will be happy to assist.

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Discord Setup Guide

Welcome to the Discord setup guide. This page is intended to be your guide in setting up your Discord account.

Before you can use Discord you will need to sign up for an account. This account will let you join the D50 Discord Server. If you have a Google account you know that you use that same login for a lot of products. In that same manner your Discord login will allow you to access many different servers.

Ways to connect to the D50 Discord Channels:

  • Mobile & Tablet devices (Apple & Android)
  • Windows app

It is recommended to join a Discord server by using the Discord app for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, or Linux, although it’s not required.

Get connected if not a current Discord user (newbie):

  1. Never used Discord? Download the Discord app:
    1. Android via Google Play store click here  
    2. Apple via Apple App store click here
    3. Windows via the Microsoft store click here
  2. Go to the URL Join Discordor scan the QR code.  
  3. Click the register link to
    1. Create a Discord account using your email address
    2. Create password
  4. Choose your User Name. (Remember, this username can and will follow you everywhere you go on Discord. Choose wisely!. You CAN change your nickname once you join the D50 Discord. See end of instructions.)
  5. Click the I AM HUMAN box (If shown)
  6. Enter your date of birth
  7. Log in with email and password chosen when you registered
  8. Check your email to verify
  9. Click Continue to Discord, when popup box appears, click Cancel
  10. Once you continue, you will join the D50 Discord Server. You will be placed in #the-rules channel, where you will be greeted with the rules for the Server. Your continued use of this Discord Server indicates your agreement with these rules.
  11. Once in Discord, you will need to rename yourself. You will see the small arrow (shown here.) Click it and select Edit Server Profile.
    Then please change your nickname to First Name Last Name  and Role, member# or Home Club Name

**32 max characters

  1. Once you’ve joined the District 50 server, Discord will automatically open in your app.

 

As a Member of this server you are expected to follow the Toastmasters Code of Conduct.

https://www.toastmasters.org/leadership-central/governing-documents.aspx#Policy30EthicsandConduct558

How to Connect if a Current Discord User

If you already use Discord, you might know that you do not need to sign up for a Discord account. Please follow the steps below.

  1. Open your web browser and visit Join Discord Server. You will be redirected to Discord to join the server. If you are not logged into Discord you will be prompted to do so.
    • Yes, we know there are other ways to join a server. However, we may change the Invite code one day, so we went this route.
  2. You will be placed into #the-rules channel.
  3. Please read the rules, as your use of this Discord Server indicates that you agree with them.
  4. Once in Discord, please change your Nickname. See image in the Getting Started section if you don’t know how.
      First Name Last Name  and Role, member# or Home Club Name
      **32 max characters

 

As a Member of this server you are expected to follow the Toastmasters Code of Conduct.

https://www.toastmasters.org/leadership-central/governing-documents.aspx#Policy30EthicsandConduct558

 

Discord FAQs

FAQs

 

Q: Why did District 50 decide to change from WhatsApp to Discord?

A: Due to the group limit within the WhatsApp too it isn’t large enough to accommodate all of our members. Discord can accommodate the entire district and have room for growth.

Q: Is Discord just a phone App?

A: No. Members can connect via their mobile, web or desktop app.

Q: Do I have to pay for Nitro?

A: NO. You do NOT have to pay for Nitro. There are extra features available with Nitro, but you do NOT have to use them.

Q: What other benefits does Discord offer?

A: There are several features that can be enabled in the future, but initially, you will be able to direct chat with D50 friends/members once added as your friend, receive notifications for contests, learning events, receive district notifications and so much more.

Q: Is the Discord app safe?

A: Yes, the Discord app is known for its security.

Q: Are my messages secure?

A: Yes and no. Messages are sent over a https connection, but our research indicates your messages are not “end to end” encrypted. Please view Discord’s Privacy Policy to learn more. District 50 will not ask you to send financial data over the service.

Q: Do I need Nitro in order to join the D50 community?

A: No, it is not required.  If you choose to pay for a Nitro membership there are enhanced app features that you will have access to.