Wikidata:Property proposal/Discord user numeric ID

Discord user numeric IDEdit

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Descriptionnumeric identifier for a Discord user; use as qualifier for P9101 "Discord username"
RepresentsDiscord username
Data typeExternal identifier
Allowed values[1-9][0-9]{16,19}
Example 1Pokimane (Q55956238) (pokimane#0001) → 95641937423372288
Example 2Andrew Huang (Q17125256) (Andrew Huang#1802) → 281910226452742145
Example 3SiIvaGunner (Q96419348) (SiIvaGunner#5105) → 220686448398041089
Example 4Ninja (Q50825725) (Ninja#8506) → 93452392116260864
Sourcehttps://discord.com
Planned useAs qualifier for Discord username (P9101)
Expected completenessalways incomplete (Q21873886)
Formatter URLhttps://discord.com/users/$1 (only works for users who could message a particular user at some point or share a server with that user)
See alsoDiscord server numeric ID (proposal)

MotivationEdit

Discord usernames (both the name part and the discriminant part) are unstable, but each user has a permanent ID that can't be changed. This property would be similar to Twitter user numeric ID (P6552).

The user ID can be taken from the URL of a user's icon. Turning on Developer Mode (Settings > Appearance > Advanced) allows IDs to be copied from the context menu. Third-party websites may use user IDs; https://discord.id/ (and probably other similar services) can be used to look up a username from a numeric ID. Overcast07 (talk) 12:35, 24 February 2021 (UTC)

DiscussionEdit

  •   Comment We shouldprobably get some more use of Discord username (P9101) before creating additional qualifiers @Overcast07:. Unfortunately i cannot find any --Trade (talk) 09:00, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
    @Trade: I think you could find some by joining the servers that already have a Discord invite ID (P9078) in Wikidata, but I don't know if it would be difficult to find more. The "citation needed constraint" seems hard to satisfy, since most of the user IDs would be taken directly from those servers and wouldn't be posted externally. It's not hard to imagine why someone with a Wikipedia article might not want to be directly contacted through Discord by strangers. (The disclaimer in Ninja's server: "Yes Ninja is in this server, he is the owner. Do not ask for or tag Ninja's Discord name. He appears offline and does not respond to pings or messages." His account currently appears online, though, so I was able to get the ID and username.) Overcast07 (talk) 09:23, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
    The subject's user name NEEDS to be published outside of Discord by the subject himself, otherwise we are violating Wikidata:Living_people#Statements_that_may_violate_privacy. Please see Q65115154#Q65115154 for an example on how sourcing can be done. --Trade (talk) 09:34, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
    If you have trouble finding sources you can try and ask the their user name on Twitter or Reddit --Trade (talk) 09:42, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
      • @Trade: If the information needs to be available externally (and if publicly accessible Discord servers don't count), it might not make sense to have P9101 or this property. Of the current six uses of P9101, only one has a reference, and I don't think you would be able to find a reference for the others. I imagine if you asked those people for their Discord username you might well be ignored (if they wanted to be contacted that way they would have already posted it). Overcast07 (talk) 09:47, 26 February 2021 (UTC)