In a couple of game related wikis I edit, the developers have official Discord servers in which they answer certain questions regarding their games. This information is not paramount to any article, more like tidbits of trivia here and there. Today, I had a user who added some information to articles on one of my wikis stating that it was on the "official Discord". I removed it because there was no further information given other than the claim itself and that it came from the official dev's Discord server.
It did get me thinking, however... I've personally felt very iffy about using Discord messages as citations for articles, even when accompanied by a screenshot. I guess it's because I've never seen messages as being publicly accessible or archivable other than by means of taking a screenshot and from my understanding, a screenshot cannot really serve as a citation for a claim. I understand that messages themselves can be linked, yet I'm still very on the fence about fully embracing it as a source, mostly because it's so incredibly easy to edit and delete a message.
For wikis that do rely on citations and references, do you ever consider Discord messages, even from an official game dev's server and from the game dev themselves, to be a reliable source of information? And if so, how do you cite the claim within the article?