Discord Roles, Permissions and Bots
To understand how to navigate and interact within Discord, it is important to understand the concept of roles and the permissions that come with them. We cover these concepts and more below.

Discord Roles

Discord roles are like ranks in a forum or on a subreddit. They give users different privileges within a server. Each role has the ability to make community members stand out from other users by adding a color to their name or placing them higher than other users on the sidebar.
Every person needs to have at least a general role in order to gain access to a Discord server. This first role is often rewarded through a server-entry authentication system - whether that be reacting to a message with an emoji, or completing a captcha.

Discord Permissions

Permissions are the previously mentioned privileges given to roles, and each role has different permissions that place it somewhere on a community hierarchy. Permissions span from the ability to send messages and add emoji reactions to banning members and changing channel and server settings.
Admins and mods will always have the highest level of permissions, while general community roles typically have very scarce permissions to keep the server safe.

Channel Types

Within each server, there’s a few different types of channels you can find: read-only, general text, and audio channels.
The read-only information section of a Discord server will contain channels like "announcements", "official links", "start here", and “faq”. They are most-often located at the top of the channel architecture. Here, you will find essential information that will help inform your experience within the server.
General chat channels are typically found below the read-only information section in a Discord server. Channels such as "general", " memes", "shill", and “introductions” can be found here. There can even be channels dedicated to things like mental health, movies and film, music lovers, traveling, and much more. Each channel will have a conversation topic as its title. It’s always smart to stick to the channel’s chosen topic while conversing with users in text channels.Within each server, there’s a few different types of channels you can find: read-only, general text, and audio channels.

Discord Events

Audio and video channels offer a way to listen to and speak directly with both community members as well as project creators. Audio channels also allow members to listen to music and play games together, as well as attend server-wide events, such as AMA sessions.
Discord events are a recent addition to servers and offer a way to help project creators not have to outsource to other applications and platforms for community events, such as Twitter spaces.
Most Discord servers host events, which occur in the audio or video channels. You can either sit back and listen in, or contribute to the conversation by requesting to speak.
Upcoming server events will always be listed at the top of the server channel architecture in the left-hand column of your screen.

Discord Bots

Discord bots are AI's that can perform a number of useful automated tasks and bot commands in servers, such as welcoming new members, moderating content, and banning rule breakers. You can use Discord bot commands to add music, memes, games, and other content to your server.
There are thousands of different bots that server owners and administrators can add to a server to accomplish certain tasks. These tasks are carried out through a series of commands.
Certain bots allow server members to use commands, but most bots are for admin-use only. Only server admins are able to add bots to a server as well.
There are bots for moderation, anti-spam, meme-making, music-playing, and, most importantly, wallet authentication bots. We will cover wallet authentication in our last module.

NFT Project Discord Servers

If you find an NFT project that you like, go to their website, OpenSea collection page, or Twitter account to find their Discord link. Upon entering their server, it might feel a bit overwhelming at first - but, getting comfortable with navigation is the best first step to a user-friendly experience.
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